As we drew closer to PRINTING United, I began to list out products on my wish list. We have multiple businesses under our roof — commercial, photographic, apparel, and promotional products — so our needs span a wide range for information. PRINTING United has been the one spot where all these categories come together.
Over the past few years, digital textiles have been growing. Better print technologies, more diverse substrates, and greater awareness are all contributing to the growth of the category. But that said, it has still only scratched the surface. The true explosion of growth and opportunity is just starting to arrive.
Mandeville, La.-based Supreme Color Graphics, one of the Southeast’s fastest-growing trade printers, has upgraded its UV wide-format inkjet printer to a Jeti Tauro H2500 LED from Agfa. The printer is bringing faster turnarounds at a higher quality, which is catching the attention of printers as far away as California.
Matt Richart and Dallas Fowler, owners of Digital EFX Wraps in Louisville Ky., are not shy about using color. “We like to make a visual impact with our wraps,” says Richart. “With today’s digital printing technology and inks, you can hit almost any color.”
Agfa (Booth 8242) is bringing several inkjet engines and software solutions to PRINTING United. Its systems let users print a variety of eye-popping displays, point-of-purchase materials, billboards, vehicle graphics, and backlit signage up to 125" wide.
TELUS hosted an art competition among local artists, and the winning entry was featured as a huge wall mural on the side of the TELUS Grand Prairie office building. Once the winning artwork was chosen, TELUS partnered with Epic Imaging based in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia to take care of the rest.
Madovar Packaging worked with All Graphic Supplies, a qualified Mimaki dealer, to purchase its first Mimaki printer, a UJF-6042 MkII. The flatbed allowed the company to produce customized gift boxes with both white and clear ink in less time.
Collazo Group, a Puerto Rico-based print service provider, rebuilt its business with Fujifilm’s Inca Onset X1-LT months after Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm, devastated several islands in the Caribbean.
Go beyond t-shirt printing and transfer your designs onto a wide variety of light, dark, colored, and clear surfaces with Digital Transfer Printers from OKI Data Americas (Booths 11545, 8011), featuring its CMYK + white toner technology.
There is non-stop excitement in the Roland DGA booth (4616) at PRINTING United 2019. The company is showcasing a host of new devices, including printer/cutters, flatbed UV, dye-sublimation, and direct-to-garment printers, plus advanced laser and rotary engravers.
While PCI Printing certainly enjoys the benefits of having the local market locked up, it was also coping with labor issues, and an outdated and inefficient production system that struggled to keep up with growing demand.
OmniPrint International Inc. is showcasing its direct-to-garment (DTG) printers in its booth at PRINTING United 2019. The FreeJet 330TX Plus DTG printer is OmniPrint’s flagship product, which has won SGIA’s “Product of the Year - DTG Printers” title for four years in a row.
The team at Rochester, N.Y.-based Edge Color Graphics provides high quality, wide-format graphics that take brands to a new level.
Roland DGA launched the IU-1000F, a UV-LED flatbed printer designed for fast, efficient printing on a wide range of substrates.
Agfa’s technology and services will be demonstrated at the PRINTING United, October 23-25, 2019.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. announced its diamond sponsorship and participation at PRINTING United in.