New ISA whitepaper explores opportunities in growing wide-format market

Over the next four years, according to the International Sign Association (ISA), wide-format production graphics are expected to nearly double in North America, creating significant opportunities. But understanding those opportunities and related challenges can be complex. The ISA’s new whitepaper, Wide Format Print Trends, Opportunities & Challenges: Identifying Areas of Untapped Potential in the Wide … Read more →

Ricoh unveils MP CW2201SP printer for AEC firms

Ricoh USA has unveiled its latest wide-format colour printer for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) markets to help companies capture, transform and manage information quickly and simply. The compact Ricoh MP CW2201SP “makes sharing wide-format technical drawings, schematics, presentations and other information easier than ever,” said the OEM. “In today’s new world of work, … Read more →

Pixartprinting launches new display products

Pixartprinting (Boston, MA), a leading web-to-print business that serves over 250,000 creative professionals globally, has expanded its display line with four new products to help its North American customers increase brand awareness and business visibility. “Pixartprinting is committed to the continued innovation of practical, versatile and cost-efficient communication tools for our customers’ evolving needs,” said … Read more →

ISA Q2 report shows all four sign industry sectors holding steady

The ISA’s recently released Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report shows that all four sectors are growing above the historical trend, an outlook that’s on par with the previous quarter. The International Sign Association’s report covers the second quarter (Q2) of 2016 and forecasts into 2017. It assesses four segments – printing, electric signage, digital signage … Read more →

Roland DGA introduces Fluorescent Inks for its Texart Dye-Sub Printers

Roland DGA (Irvine, California), a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, has introduced fluorescent ink specifically formulated for its Texart XT-640 and RT-640 wide-format dye-sublimation printers. Developed specifically for dye-sublimation transfer printing, Texart printers deliver “outstanding print quality and productivity” for sportswear, fashion, soft signage, decor, promotional merchandise and more. The new … Read more →

Agfa Graphics’ Jeti Mira wins EDP Award

The European Digital Press Association grants the EDP Awards to the best products of the year introduced into the European market. It reviews quality as well as other key benefits such as value to the user, tech support and service. Agfa Graphics’ Jeti Mira earned the award in the category of Best Wide-Format Flatbed/Hybrid Printer … Read more →

SGIA calls for entries for its Golden Image Awards by September 9

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) 2016 Golden Image Competition is now accepting entries. “Winners achieve worldwide acclaim and serious bragging rights at the 2016 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14 to 16,” said the organization. This popular competition celebrates the imaging elite in nearly every category, no matter how complex. All submissions … Read more →

The Signage Foundation releases Retail Wayfinding Best Practices Study

Being able to easily navigate today’s retail stores is key to improving customer experiences. Retailers and designers looking for effective strategies can find insights from some of the top retailers in new research from the Signage Foundation. The Signage Foundation (SFI) and its new Retail Wayfinding Best Practices report includes case studies from industry-leading retailers … Read more →

KKP Edmonton installs a Mutoh ValueJet 1324 Wide-Format Printer from Print Digital Solutions

KKP Edmonton (10607 170 Street NW) has installed a Mutoh ValueJet 1324 Wide-Format Eco-Solvent Sign & Display Printer from PDS (Print Digital Solutions). The shop will be using the new printer for decals, banners, tradeshow graphics, indoor and outdoor signs, POP displays and much more. The 54” ValueJet 1324 utilizes a four-colour printhead and Mutoh’s … Read more →