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.
I enjoy exchanging life lessons and experiences with my female peers — who all come from various stages in their careers — at different events in the graphic and packaging arena.
However, it’s not solely personal exchanges that keep me coming back for more. As a member of the Women in Print Alliance, one of my favorite takeaways from these events is the book recommendations that come my way.Read More
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
For graphics producers, there will be much to see (and process) at the upcoming PRINTING United event in Dallas (October 23 - 25): New technologies, game-changing new products and applications, and the inherent possibilities of industry convergence. With more than 625 exhibiting companies, there will be much to do and consider. And for any graphics producer looking for a “sure thing” during PRINTING United, SGIA’s Graphics Producers Luncheon is a not-to-be-missed event.
Let’s face it: The functional/industrial printing sector is diverse. Printing everything from circuit boards to skateboards and everything in between, the sector is joined, mostly, by a handful of common imaging technologies. What makes them different is the extensive variety of materials and processes these companies use to mark or manufacture products. For this year’s Functional and Industrial Printing Luncheon at PRINTING United, we’ve chosen to address what all of these companies have in common: The quest for profitability.