IDTechEx Expects Market for Fully Printed Sensors to Reach $4.9 Billion by 2031

Printed and flexible sensors constitute the largest printed electronics market outside of electronic displays. Printed sensors span a diverse range of technologies and applications, ranging from image sensors to wearable electrodes. IDTechEx forecasts that the market for fully printed sensors will reach $4.9 billion by 2032. This growth is expected to occur even though the … Read more

Demand for Sustainable Print Technologies Will Create New Business Opportunities

More environmentally friendly printing is emerging as a key industry trend for the 2020s. This trend is examined in detail in the Smithers report “The Future of Green Printing to 2026,” Published in August 2021, the report profiles the evolution of circular economy principles, key legislative initiatives, the impact on analog and digital print processes, … Read more

Sales of Printing and Finishing Equipment to Rebound in 2021

Data from the new Smithers report – The Future of Print Equipment to 2026 – show that the value of global sales of printing and finishing equipment fell from $17.3 billion in 2019 to $13.2 billion in 2020. It is expected to rebound to $15.9 billion in 2021. Smithers’ expert forecasting finds that sales value … Read more

Agency EA Reports Findings from 2021 State of Experiential Marketing Research

Until 2020, experiential marketing projects nationwide provided a steady stream of opportunities for wide-format graphics providers to vehicle wraps, pop-up event structures, temporary signage, backdrops, and custom props and environmental graphics. But this work dried up instantly as in-person gatherings were halted due to COVID-19. So what does 2021 look like for experiential marketing? Agency … Read more

5 Takeaways from Wide-Format Printing Insight Days at PRINTING United

As part of the 14-day PRINTING United Digital Experience, industry analysts and business owners discussed growth opportunities for wide-format graphics producers in the post COVID-19 era. Five themes dominated the outlook sessions, keynote presentations, and panel discussions during the Wide-Format Hardware and Consumables Insight Day (October 26) and the Wide-Format Workflow and Finishing Day (October … Read more

What Actions Are Groups Taking to Promote An Event Industry Rebound from COVID-19?

Graphics companies have been hit hard by the cancellation of events, trade shows, and conferences in 2020. Here are just three steps that event-industry thought leaders and organizations are taking to encourage an event-industry rebound. Promoting the Economic Impact of Events to Legislators The Go Live Together coalition is working to ensure that when the … Read more

Future 100 Report Discusses Trends Affecting Brand Marketers and Retailers

The Innovation Group of J. Walter Thompson intelligence has published their annual Future 100 report. Described as a “snapshot of the year ahead,” the report discusses 100 trends that brand marketers and retailers should know about. Print-service providers that serve brand marketers and retailers should be aware of these trends too. According to Lucie Greene, … Read more

Trend Report Shows Changing Role of Print in a Digital World

A trend report “Hello, Print in a Digital World 2018” illustrates more than 70 creative ways brands are combining the tactile, sensory nature of print with the real-time technological powers of digital. Thanks to augmented reality technologies or specialty inks, printed billboards, posters, magazine ads, and packages are serving as platforms to more engaging and immersive … Read more

Innovation Group Report Highlights Trends in Retailing

If your graphic communications company serves retailers, you may be interested in the retailing trends outlined in the “Frontier(less) Retail” report from The Innovation Group of J. Walter Thompson Intelligence. The report was produced in partnership with WWD (Women’s Wear Daily). Frontier(less) Retail – Executive Summary from J. Walter Thompson Intelligence According to Lucie Greene, worldwide director of The … Read more

Why The Competition for Tech-Savvy Designers is Heating Up

If you are having trouble finding tech-savvy design professionals to help your business serve clients who want more than print communications, there’s a good reason. A new wave of opportunities for designers is coming from technology companies, start-ups funded by venture capitalists, and professional services companies. Since 2013, companies such as Google, Facebook, AirBnb, IBM, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Accenture, … Read more