Virtual Event Explores Opportunities in Specialty, Custom, and Industrial Printing

The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) will host Unbound, a one-day virtual event and online trade fair for opportunities in specialty, custom and industrial printing. The Unbound event will be held November 16, 2021 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm EDT. There is no fee to attend. “Print is more than ink on paper and it’s more … Read more

Ricoh’s Wide-Format Elite Access Helps Operators Solve Production Challenges on Any Brand of Wide-Format Printer

Print shops can produce almost anything with wide-format printing and finishing devices. But the versatility of the equipment combined with rising customer expectations can also create new challenges–especially for wide-format newcomers who don’t yet understand the intricacies of using a greater variety of specialty materials and workflows. Wide-Format Elite Access is a new service from … Read more

Print Shop Saves Hours of Labor Daily with EFI UV-LED Hybrid Wide-Format Printer

The owners of the AlphaGraphics® franchise in Portsmouth, New Hampshire have achieved some impressive results after investing in an EFI™ Pro 16h UV LED hybrid wide format printer. AlphaGraphics Portsmouth provides marketing and printing services to clients in vertical markets such as food, medical manufacturing, real estate, government and education. They purchased EFI’s hybrid roll-to-roll/flatbed … Read more

Art E-Commerce Website to Promote Independent Artists in Billboard Campaign

Here is a great example of how an e-commerce platform is using out-of-home advertising graphics to create a big impression in the physical world. Fine Art America, the world’s largest art marketplace, is planning an billboard advertising campaign that will feature art from 20 independent artists. Fine Art America is currently conducting an online contest … Read more

New Print Finishing, Packaging, and Design Event Planned for June 2022

The print finishing value chain will be the focus of a three-day exhibition and educational program being organized by The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) and the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA). Titled” Amplify,” the event will take place June 14-16, 2022 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota. At “Amplify,” print and packaging … Read more

Registration is Open for Label Congress 2021 in Chicago Sept. 29-Oct. 1

Registration is now open for Label Congress 2021, the first in-person networking and educational event for the US label industry since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Organized by Labelexpo Global Series, Label Congress 2021 will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Chicago, IL. Early bird discounts … Read more

EFI Enhances Reggiani BOLT Single-Pass Industrial Digital Textile Printer

Here’s a surprising statistic: As of June 2021, the current installed base of EFI™ Reggiani BOLT industrial digital textile printers have printed more than 50 million linear meters of fabric worldwide. The printer made its worldwide debut in November, 2018. With recent enhancements to the BOLT’s hardware and software, EFI Reggiani executives believe the Reggiani … 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

Augmented Reality Graphics Installation Honors Community College Grads

In the spring of 2020, schools and colleges printed yard signs, pole banners, and other wide-format graphics to publicly honor home-bound graduating seniors. This spring, the tradition of finding creative ways to recognize graduating student continues, even as some socially distanced graduation ceremonies were streamed online or held live in front of limited numbers of … Read more

Durst P5 TEX iSUB Sublimation Printer Uses Inline Fixation for Direct-to-Fabric Printing

The Durst P5 TEX iSUB grand-format sublimation printer is an industrial-grade 3.3 meter (129 in.) printing system for soft signage and textiles for custom decor. The printer features inline fixation (inline sublimation) for an efficient 1-step direct-to-fabric printing process. When the inks are fused directly into the fabric, producers of decorated textiles maintain the soft … Read more