The Jetsons’ world of 3D print

When I was a kid I always wondered about how cool it would be if we could live in the world of the popular American animated sitcom The Jetsons. The show aired from 1962 to 1963, but the cartoon was set 100 years in the future. As it sometimes turns out with sci-fi stories, the … Read more →

2016 investment trends for large format inkjet printers

Technological innovation and sheer diversity of applications has been driving growth in the wide format printer market. Although the secret of growth opportunities in the wide format print sector may have gotten out some time ago, it has not stopped companies from entering the sector. Whether it’s commercial printers diversifying into the market or traditional … Read more →

3D Printing Trends 2016

Forbes magazine recently commented that even as the over-hyped consumer 3D printing market continues to fall back down to earth, 2016 looks to be a breakout year for the industry as a whole. According to the “Worldwide 3D Printing Trends Report”, Toronto is in the top 9. Here are three 3D printing trends to watch … Read more →

Graphics of the Americas 2016

Now in its 41st year, the Graphics of the Americas tradeshow took place February 18 – 20 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, USA. GOA attracts over 7,300 printers, designers, and creative professionals from North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and all corners of the world. This year, the big wide format buzz … Read more →

Increasing wide format sales with web-to-print services

“The internet isn’t part of the strategy – the internet IS the strategy.” (Charlie Pesko, InfoTrends) WHAT IS WEB TO PRINT (W2P)? W2P bridges the gap between digital online content and commercial print production. This process allows a print house, a client, and possibly a graphic designer to create, edit, and approve computer-based online template … Read more →

Wide format multifunction inkjet printers for print shops

Many print manufacturers are now featuring a line of scan-print solutions for both the technical CAD industry as well as the graphics industry. But which one is right for you? The new MFP (Multifunction Printer) solutions are powered by inkjet or electro-photographic printing and offer features such as scan-to-print, scan-to-email and file-to-print in a single, … Read more →

Canon Expo 2015 World showcase

The Canon EXPO is held every five years in major cities around the world to showcase powerful products, cutting-edge technology and inspirational ideas to the world. It is an imaging showcase allowing attendees a rare chance to see and experience the incredible breadth of Canon's imaging technology, as well as get a glimpse into future … Read more →

SGIA large format 2014 Winners

The SGIA (Specialty Graphic Imaging Association) Expo set two new records this year in Vegas:  it was the largest attended SGIA Expo ever, and it attracted the most exhibitors ever, filling 223,000 square feet. It proved an excellent source for information and networking with current and potential suppliers of equipment and material. The annual SGIA … Read more →

Large Format fine art reproduction

The world of wide format printing continues to experience rapid change, which has enabled enormous growth in the digital fine art printing sector. In the past, artists wanting to reproduce their artwork needed to have it reproduced via the traditional printing press. The biggest disadvantage was that the artist needed to purchase a run of … Read more →

On-demand fabric printing

The traditional textile market produced over $43 billion in worldwide billings last year, apparel textiles made up the largest portion of that amount at almost 90 percent of the total. Also included in this number are automotive trimmings and carpets, according to a recent I.T. Strategies report. The digital garment printing industry is starting to make its stamp upon this industry, with significant growth in recent years. And it looks like its set to grow even further in the future.

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