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 →

InfoTrends releases new research study on specialty printing

InfoTrends (Weymouth, MA), a Division of Keypoint Intelligence, has released a new research study titled Looking for BIG Opportunity in Graphic Communications & Specialty Printing that identifies key trends, investments, opportunities, and best practices of firms that offer sign, display and specialty graphics. Over 300 respondents across five types of organizations (including commercial printers, digital … Read more →

Roland DGA doubles the number of Born to Wrap Workshops in 2018

Roland DGA has announced its 2018 schedule of Born to Wrap Workshops – highly interactive two-day and one-day classes designed to help vehicle-wrap designers, installers and shop owners take their abilities and operations to the next level. The hands-on workshops, sponsored by Avery Dennison, will be led by the vehicle wrap professionals from Louisville, Kentucky-based Digital … Read more →

Groupe Lettra expands wide-format business with Agfa Aanpurna M3200i RTR

Founded in 2000 as Lettra D.Sign Incorporated, Groupe Lettra (Boisbriand, Québec) recently installed an Agfa Aanpurna M3200i RTR (Roll-To-Roll) UV Inkjet Printer from Agfa Graphics Canada (Mississauga, Ontario). As a leader in large-size printing in Québec, the company specializes in all types of vehicle lettering, wide-format printing, posters, signs, banners, commercial stickers and much more. … Read more →

New Executive Boot Camp added to 2018 ISA International Sign Expo

A day-long Executive Boot Camp, produced by Florida State University College of Business, will help sign, graphics and visual communications company leaders master the crucial skills required for success in today’s challenging signage and wide-format marketplace. The Boot Camp will be held Wednesday, March 21 as part of pre-conference workshops leading up to the ISA … Read more →

Registration opens for Wide-Format Exchange Conference

Registration for the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and ST Media Group’s WFX (Wide-Format Exchange) Conference is now open. The event will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota May 21-23, 2018. WFX is designed to give top executives from high-volume, wide-format print providers an opportunity to network and connect with their peers to discuss challenges and … Read more →