Jennifer Wilberschied is the senior editor for the Printing, Packaging and Publishing Group.

Denise Gustavson is the Editorial Director and Special Projects Editor for the Printing & Packaging Group, which includes Printing Impressions, packagePRINTING, In-plant Graphics and Wide-Format Impressions magazines, among other brands. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Wide-Format Impressions.

When COVID brought everything to a screeching halt, those who print concert, festival, and live entertainment apparel found themselves wondering what would happen to their business. The good news is, many were able to pivot quickly, and now with the live entertainment industry making a comeback, things are looking up.

Space was limited, so a small footprint was essential. That’s one thing Richard Beto knew for sure when he started making plans to add a wide-format flatbed inkjet printer to his in-plant’s portfolio at The University of Texas at Austin.

While the novelty of 3D printing is slowly fading, and the idea that something – anything – is 3D printed is its most important attribute, the process remains largely untapped by those serving retail, events, and corporate graphics segments.

For years, gamblers traveled to Las Vegas, Reno, or Atlantic City to legally place bets in a casino. Some print service providers grew by serving the casinos concentrated in these cities. But casino-print opportunities have expanded as the Supreme Court, state, and local governments loosened gambling prohibitions.

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