Special Reports

Ashley Roberts is the Managing Editor of the Printing & Packaging 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.

Print today is more than ink on paper: it’s ink on metal, glass, ceramic, and other substrates, creating products people encounter in their daily lives, from the signage they see, to the doormats they walk on, and the backsplashes adorning their kitchens. But like adding any new service, there are different considerations with these applications, including the technologies involved, and what markets and trends are driving these opportunities.

Over the past several years, a renewed intensity in sustainability has emerged with new focuses on microplastics; ocean plastics; circular economy; environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scoring; and extended producer responsibility.

Now, more than ever, the interior décor of a space can mean the difference between calm, happy patients who are easier to treat, and panicked, depressed patients who present additional challenges on top of whatever problems have brought them through the door. And interior décor is something wide-format printers can help with.

The best way to stay informed regarding vaccinations in your state is through the website links provided. The majority of the state vaccination sites are requiring the use of appointments. It is recommended that you carefully answer all unknown numbers as this may be your appointment confirmation.

The Top 25 Hot Markets for Printing in 2020 marks the 40th year of this exclusive overview by Vincent Mallardi. Originally published by our sister publication, Printing Impressions, this proprietary forecast is an analysis of the historical and projected patterns among principal purchasers of printing in the U.S. and Canada and covers the 25 industries and sectors that are forecasted to spend the most on printing in 2020.

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