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Digital Textile Printing: What Are You Waiting for?

Posted by Johnny Shell on 9/9/19 7:08 AM

Digital textile printing remains one of the fastest-growing segments within the digital print industry, with an estimated revenue of $3.1 billion in 2018.1 Despite accounting for a small percentage of the overall total yardage of printed fabrics, the volume of fabrics printed digitally has risen to 2.5 billion square yards.1 This rate of growth is expected to continue as new business models and products in the fashion, signage and home interior markets continue to be developed. There's no better time to be in, or expand your services into, this market. The only question is, what are you waiting for?

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Topics: Digital Textile, Education, Networking, Digital Textile Printing Conference

Delivering Value for Functional/Industrial Printers

Posted by Dan Marx on 9/4/19 7:00 AM

The printing industry today is all about variety. Whether printing companies are producing marketing collateral or display graphics, decorating apparel or marking/embellishing manufactured products, the goal is the same: To do so profitably, in a way that promotes company growth and ensures a productive future.

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Topics: Industrial Printing, Functional Printing, Business Solutions, Printing United

Hungry for Sustainability

Posted by Heather Nortz on 8/26/19 7:00 AM

In preparation for the eagerly awaited conversations to come during PRINTING United’s Sustainability Strategies Luncheon: Inside and Out on October 23, I reached out to two of our speakers to hear their insights on the world of sustainable print today and what they project for the future. Dale Crownover, the CEO of Texas Nameplate Company, and Brett Thompson, the Sign and Graphic Market Manager of Piedmont Plastics joined me in discussing how they define sustainable print, the generational gap with “green” vocabulary and more.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Sustainability, Printing United

A Heated Competition Gets a New Twist

Posted by Ray Weiss on 8/21/19 7:07 AM

After a successful Wrap Team Challenge in 2018, the PDAA Installers Committee decided to kick things up a notch with this year’s PDAA Pro Team Relay. Last year, two-person teams competed to see how much of the side of a Ford Mustang they could wrap in 20 minutes. It was fun, exciting and suspenseful as teams worked to outdo each other for the grand prize of $2,000. And this year’s Pro Team Relay will definitely build on that concept of teamwork.

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Topics: PDAA, Installers, Printing United, Wrap Competition

Digital or Conventional for Label Printing?

Posted by Wim Zoomer on 8/19/19 11:58 AM

The packaging segment — folding carton, flexible, corrugated and labels — has primarily used conventional printing technologies, such as screen, flexo, offset and gravure. Screen printing’s versatility, for example, has often supported the leading conventional technologies with regard to pre-printed white, brilliant or vivid colors, varnish and high or low tactile. But what about the rise of inkjet, and its application in label printing?

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Topics: Printing Industry, Packaging, Digital Printing, flexographic