The technical evolution in Wide Format Printing expanded the gamut far beyond the original applications of “blueprints” and “posters/billboards”. Today, in Wide Format Print environment, we see applications as custom textiles, vehicle wrapping, wallpaper, interior decorations, circuit boards, flooring, prototype and custom packaging, backlit displays, banners and even dimensional print. These technological advances create opportunities to expand your print business beyond the existing client base
The DIA has created a two Webinars to examine the opportunities and challenges in the Wide Format markets. The first (April 21st) will address the Industrial Market Applications and the next webinar (May 19th) will address Commercial Market Applications.
Industrial Wide Format is a high volume application based on inkjet technology. The market is widespread and involves situations where printing steps are integrated in the manufacturing process and thereby contribute to the manufacture of the end product.”
i.e. fibreboard decorating that mimics wood textures to produce furniture that looks like real wood but is really inkjet media laminated onto the fibreboard. Gravure, flexography and screen printing have been the technologies used to produce these commercial products but digital inkjet is starting to replace them.
Our Panel, consisting of Wide Format vendors
Agfa, represented by Jason Hamilton, Director Digital Print Strategies & Sales Operations, North America Offset & Inkjet Solutions
HP, represented by Thomas Giglio, North American Latex Business Lead for HP’s Large Format Production business
Wide Format user
Peter Spring, President of TI Group – a printer with extensive experience in wide format will address the opportunities and challenges in the Industrial Wide Format market.
Panel Moderator: Stephen Longmire National Sales Manager, Sydney Stone; President, Digital Imaging Association