For a long time, colour management was only seldom used in large-format printing. Sign shop personnel would linearize and then send their cyan, magenta, yellow and key/black (CMYK) jobs to their digital printers.
Today’s hotel guests are familiar with digital signage. Indeed, it can be found nearly everywhere in hospitality facilities, as it has proven an effective method for providing property and regional information to customers.
As digital displays become more common in retail, food-service, educational and corporate environments, the marketplace has been flooded with new and revamped software applications for sharing visuals and information.
Many of today’s computer numerical control (CNC) routers have achieved the epitome of high-tech sophistication for sign shops focused on providing precise cutting and shaping to meet their customers’ demands.
Canvas printing has established itself as a growing and profitable segment of the wide-format graphics market. According to InfoTrends, the amount of canvas printed each year will have grown from approximately 46 million m2 (500 million sf) in 2013 to nearly 80 million m2 (860 million sf) by 2018.
In the sign industry, estimating can be one of the most important and, at the same time, frustrating parts of running a business. When it is not clear where to begin, ‘winging it’ might seem like an enticing option, but that can easily lead to losing money on a job that wasn’t priced right and/or losing jobs to the competition.
The flat-panel liquid crystal display (LCD) is a highly visible element of digital signage applications. During the specification and selection process, it becomes clear that many options are available in the market today.