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, and Publishing Group, which includes Printing Impressions, packagePRINTING, In-plant Graphics andWide-Format Impressions magazines, among other brands. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Wide-Format Impressions.

The show floor at PRINTING United is filled with new products, including global product launches and North American product debuts. Over the course of the three-day show (Oct. 23-25), visitors will have the opportunity to research what they need in order to take the next step in their company’s evolution.

Direct-to-garment (DTG) is now a whole range, from up to 35 garments per hour to as many as 220. Recent advances in DTG-specific technology make it clear that a prudent dryer purchase starts with an understanding of how it will impact capacity, quality and budget requirements.

Voice search just became even more ubiquitous — voice interfaces now come as car cigarette lighter plugs. This means billboards and other terrestrial ads need to be ready for increased voice searches from drivers.

With Web-to-print technologies, a shop never has to close, opening up opportunities for new business growth.

Perhaps your shop has been too busy for you to keep your eye on printhead technology in the past year or so. Or you’ve been remiss in attending major industry events like SGIA Expo (now PRINTING United) or ISA Expo, so you’ve fallen behind in your industry updates.

The 2018 SGIA Expo is filled with new product introductions, first in North America unveilings and some of the latest and greatest equipment, software and consumables in the visual communications industry.

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