Digital signage network operators know the implementation process can be long and tedious. To make things worse, it is often akin to a moving target, with success seeming ever elusive. It is important to understand why this is the case and what can be done about it.
There is a broad industry trend today where commercial print service providers (PSPs) are entering the wide-format graphics market. This trend is growing for a number of reasons, including a decline in many traditional print revenue streams, a high level of commoditization for digital small-format printing, etc.
The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) recognized the winners of its 2017 Vehicle Graphics Design Awards last month, during its annual general meeting (AGM) and conference in Niagara Falls, Ont.
Outdoor digital signage has become less expensive and more accessible over time for retailers, institutions and other sign shop clients, but still requires a significant commitment in terms of money and time to source, install and manage.
Astral Out of Home, a division of Bell Media, has announced the winners of its annual Carte Blanche for Creatives out-of-home (OOH) competition, for which participants across Canada were asked to create an original digital billboard ad for one of their clients.
Three-dimensional (3-D) printing is a relatively new phenomenon for wide-format print service providers (PSPs), though the technology has in fact been around for more than 30 years and, over that period, has revolutionized many production processes in the world of manufacturing.
The growing popularity of inkjet printing for textiles and ceramic tiles has been well-documented, but other interior decor applications are also now being handled digitally, including wood laminate flooring, ‘luxury’ vinyl tiles (LVTs) and wallcoverings.
Digital signage can be found almost everywhere today. According to research by ElectroniCast Consultants, the value of the worldwide digital signage display market—including all associated hardware, software and application-specific services—reached US$17.6 billion in 2016.