The COVID crisis has opened up new opportunities
The COVID-19 pandemic quickly spawned new forms of signage and display: what EFI calls—and has trademarked—“Divisional Graphics.” These are structural graphics intended to enable or enforce social distancing in public spaces like restaurants, bars, stores, and other locations to help in preventing the spread of contagions—and not just COVID. Divisional Graphics also include as subset other forms of safety signage, such as “distancing dots” and other kinds of graphics.
The coronavirus will remain a persistent threat for the foreseeable future, but even when the immediate threat of the virus has passed, demand for these kinds of graphics applications—and whatever they evolve into—will likely remain. What will today’s COVID-related materials likely evolve into? What opportunities will remain for these materials, and what new ones will arise? This session, to be held Wednesday, November 11 at 1 pm ET, sponsored by EFI, will look at the present and future of divisional graphics and COVID signage.
WhatTheyThink’s Richard Romano will be joined by Brian Adam, President of Olympus Group, and Dina Vees, Assistant Professor at Cal Poly and advisor to University Graphic Systems (UGS), Cal Poly’s student-run printing and design operation.
What you’ll learn:
- What Divisional Graphics are and how they are produced
- How the COVID crisis quickly created new opportunities for print service providers offering these materials
- How print service providers and university inplants “pivoted” to new applications during the crisis
- How the demand for these graphics will persist—even after COVID is no longer a threat
- What the business opportunities are for companies offering these materials
Divisional Graphics: Opportunities Post-COVID is the latest installment in WhatTheyThink’s monthly half-hour LunchNLearn webinar series.
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