As the market for ultraviolet-curing (UV-curing) flatbed printers has expanded, many new opportunities have arisen with the introduction of energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to these machines.
Zünd recently brought to market the high-powered RM-L router option for its digital cutting systems. The powerful new spindle delivers 3.6 kW of processing power for acrylics, polycarbonates, aluminum composite materials (ACMs), solid aluminum and medium-density fibreboard (MDF).
Most often, when people think of banner stands, they picture them being used at trade shows and other sponsored events to help convey a message, showcase products or services and/or increase awareness of a brand.
With all of the constant discussion of how new, digital technologies continue to redefine the sign and graphics industry, it may be easy to lose sight of a much larger trend that is now upending the way design is taught and practised in the industry and, for that matter, how sign shops present themselves to clients.
The digital printing of wide-format graphics is rapidly growing across North America. Market research firm InfoTrends expects volumes to rise from about 460 million m2 (4.9 billion sf) in 2015 to 849 million m2 (9.1 billion sf) in 2020.
Fibre optics may be best-known to the public for their broad use in residential Internet and other telecommunications services, as they can transmit more data across longer distances than copper- or wire-based cabling.
The food-service sector is a high-growth area for digital signage. Quick-service restaurants (QSRs), food courts, cafeterias, fast casual restaurants and dining halls have all been enhanced with digital menu boards, as well as screens in waiting and dining areas, lounges, self-ordering zones and play areas.