Latest ISA report projects a strong 2018/2019 for sign, graphics and visual communications industry

The sign, graphics and visual communications industry is enjoying a strong 2018, thanks to an easing of uncertainty surrounding commodity prices and a stronger U.S. economy, according to the International Sign Association (ISA, Alexandria, Virginia). Plus, the stronger economy will continue to push the industry forward in 2019, according to the ISA’s Sign Industry Quarterly … Read more →

New ISA survey identifies opportunities in graphic communications and specialty printing

An executive summary of recent Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends research identifies opportunities for printers to expand into adjacent markets. Looking for BIG Opportunity in Graphic Communications & Specialty Printing, was produced by the International Sign Association and sponsored by EFI. Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends recently surveyed more than 300 companies, including commercial printers, sign shops, … Read more →

HP debuts its Latex R2000 Printer

HP’s latest wide-format device is the HP Latex R2000 Printer that the OEM has characterized as “the first hybrid solution for rigid and flexible sign and display printing in one device.” HP announced its new Rigid Technology at the ISA Sign Expo in March, highlighting how customers “will now be able to expand their services … Read more →

LexJet introduces new media for canvas, banners, posters and other wide-format applications

LexJet (Sarasota, Florida) has launched two new products for printers in the wide-format market. Its PVC-free LexJet FlexTek is a versatile, easy-to-handle option available in solvent and aqueous versions. FlexTek is a new, multi-functional material that performs for a variety of uses, from canvas to banners and beyond. The PVC-free, non-woven “technical fabric” is ideal … Read more →

Canon releases new whitepaper: How to align your wide-format printing investment with new applications and client demands

The ability to produce specialty applications presents tremendous growth opportunities for commercial printers. But in order to capitalize on these, it’s essential said Canon, to have the right large-format printing solutions and technologies in place to meet customers’ requirements quickly and economically. A new whitepaper from Canon Solutions America examines the common large-format printing technologies … Read more →

Raymond and Bilodeau of Fastsigns Windsor recognized once again for giving back to their community

Fastsigns International, a leading sign and graphics franchisor with more than 675 locations worldwide, recently recognized five Fastsigns franchisees for their local charitable works and community involvement as part of the company’s Fastsigns Cares initiative. Franchisees across Canada and the U.S. participated in local philanthropic efforts throughout 2017 – including providing free or discounted signs … Read more →

HP unveils R Series rigid latex printing technology

HP is characterizing its new Latex R Series of wide-format printers as “the first true hybrid latex technology that merges HP’s renowned flexible printing capabilities into rigid printing. The HP Latex R Series brings the most vibrant colours into the rigid printing world, and pioneers white-ink capabilities with the introduction of HP Latex White Ink,” … Read more →

Mutoh unveils VJ-1638UR wide-format inkjet printer

Mutoh, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers, has announced plans to launch its new VJ-1638UR 64-inch-wide UV-LED inkjet printer for the commercial print, and sign and display markets. Prior to the official launch from Japan, the VJ-1638UR was exhibited at the ISA (International Sign Association) Sign Expo 2018 that’s being held in Orlando, Florida … Read more →

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