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.

Discover the thriving wide-format printing market for sign and display graphics through a detailed analysis of current trends. This comprehensive resource explores factors influencing investments, purchases, and demands in the industry, revealing robust growth and strategic opportunities for producers. Highlights include applications and equipment insights, business challenges and opportunities, and an in-depth exploration of purchasing trends. Gain a comprehensive understanding by downloading the complete asset for strategic alignment with buyer objectives and minimizing competition.

The wide-format printing industry is filled with talented, hardworking professionals who help bring visual communications to life. But many in this industry also find time to give back to others through charitable acts, volunteer work, and community service. We want to hear your stories of philanthropy and goodwill.

To better understand the current state of the supply chain and the economic outlook, the second quarter 2022 State of the Industry Update focused solely on measuring evolving supply chain dynamics, how printing companies are responding to them, and what can be done to prepare for an economic downturn.

The Top 25 Hot Markets will account for 97% of total printing in the U.S. in 2022. New and evolving categories and impending declines in traditional mainstays are realities we must address in a post-COVID-19 world

Wide-format printers surveyed by PRINTING United Alliance and NAPCO Research view 2022 with a mix of optimism and realism. They expect to grow and see opportunity in a broad range of products. But they also expect supply shortages and labor shortages — and all the problems they create — to continue deep into the new year. Central to their plans: capital investment that promotes productivity, expansion into new markets, and automation.

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