Blogs

Winter is Coming: How Should You Prepare for Cold Weather Installations

With the chill of winter now very much in the air, the minds of print service providers, sign-makers, and specialist installers begin to turn to how they are going to cope with installing graphics in cold conditions.

Are You Turning Off Prospective Buyers Before You Get a Chance to Quote?

Your website is where that buyer meets you for the first time. Here are some tips on deciding if it’s time your website had a refresh.

Where Wide-format Fits Into the Hotel Design Trends Spotted at BDNY

This November, interior designers, hoteliers, and manufacturers gathered at BDNY, a two-day show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in NYC.

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Consumables - General

With the chill of winter now very much in the air, the minds of print service providers, sign-makers, and specialist installers begin to turn to how they are going to cope with installing graphics in cold conditions.

This year digital printing showed up in a wide range of applications with companies using it to create textiles and wallcoverings.

Phil Webster, head of Industrial Sales, EMEA at Drytac discusses the core benefits of pattern coating technology.

Business Management

Your website is where that buyer meets you for the first time. Here are some tips on deciding if it’s time your website had a refresh.

This November, interior designers, hoteliers, and manufacturers gathered at BDNY, a two-day show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in NYC.

As a leader, your role is to make sure you have the right folks in the right seats and that they are prepared to be successful.

Consumables - Media

As most industry experts agree, the workhorse of the retail sign industry is the large-format vinyl banner.

You don’t need to know everything about a fabric to print on it, it helps to have a basic understanding of the language of textiles.

You can do more with your wide-format printer, including offering heat transfer vinyl applications.

Color/Quality Control

With 2D curves, we can only change tints/tones for each color through the tonal range; we cannot change the 100% solid.

Color management is a term that has been used for years, but most print shop managers and owners leave the color to their experts.

Trying to achieve a shared visual appearance between products printed on different media with different printers can be challenging.

Training & Education

If you’re thinking of getting into the interiors market, NeoCon is the place to meet industry leaders.

Printing patterns for use in interiors is different than printing other types of products because patterns need to be in repeat.

Trade shows may have looked different in 2021. So, after a year off, what did we see?

Finishing

In the modern market, varnishing is now regarded as a tool that can help add a whole new dimension to applications.

Silvering is a common issue that occurs when laminating a printed job.

The products offered by Rollem International, including systems spanning the printing spectrum, work to expand the product offerings of print providers, promote differentiation in the marketplace, and ease print production and finishing. PRINTING United Booth 10351.

Interactive Print

The value Augmented Reality brings to all forms of print is significant.

With the latest innovations in printed electronics, we move one step closer to the ability to directly print microchips onto paper.

From a design perspective, you could say it was the year of the QR Code Comeback.

Software

File errors are one of the biggest workflow cripplers in the printing industry.

When you run wide and grand format inkjet equipment, it’s imperative that you perform a nozzle check each morning.

A prosperous 2020 was planned, with an array of events foiled by COVID-19. But one market was booming: digital print-on-demand.

Digital Printing - Inkjet

Considerations of print speed, print quality, and flexibility factor strongly in wide-format equipment purchases.

Technology advancements allow operations of all sizes to adopt industrial décor printing.

Sustainable printing, faster adaptability, and the influx of creative design are some of the drivers for the predicted growth of DTG.

Consumables - Ink

Breaking down the types of inks and what they’re used for helps match the application to the best print technology.

Understanding how materials work with specific print and ink technologies is a key foundation of product development.

Watching for — and responding to — disruptive technology and changing consumer interest factors into business decisions every day.

Mailing/Fulfillment

We’ve heard a lot on the news about essential businesses during COVID-19, but 1 we all count on that isn’t mentioned much is the USPS.