For more than a decade, wide-format technology, and the ever-expanding range of applications that can be produced with it, has been the shining star of the printing industry. Nearly 20 years ago, when the early adopters saw the technology’s promise, they — seemingly on our behalf — worked the kinks out of the emerging technology. Today, wide-format inkjet is mature, many companies use it for many purposes, and competition is high.
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?Read More
They say “everything’s bigger in Texas,” and this year’s inaugural PRINTING United (October 23 – 25; Dallas, Texas) will certainly hold true to that mantra. But the even bigger news is our industry's future has a chance to be part of the event — on our dime!
Before summer gets into full swing, I strongly encourage and invite all secondary and post-secondary graphic communications students to submit their favorite print from this year in the 2019 ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition!
It’s an opportunity to not only take pride in what you achieved, but to also show off your hard work to the printing industry at large (all entries will be displayed in the PRINTING United Golden Image Gallery).
Two years ago, SGIA President and CEO Ford Bowers asked if I was willing to travel to Australia. “Sure, why not?” I replied, having no idea of the adventure that awaited me.
It had all started with Ford and SGIAA President, Nigel Davies discussing ways to revitalize SGIAA’s membership. Ford’s first suggestion was color management training and certification, which is where I entered the picture.