Bringing photography to the public

Each May, an increasingly wide variety of digitally printed wide-format graphics are installed in public spaces throughout Toronto to help expand the reach and visibility of the city’s annual Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival from indoor galleries to outdoor environments.

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Best practices for wall graphics

With the growing trend in bespoke interior decor, I get a lot of customers looking for options for pressure-sensitive wall graphic materials. Their product selection process, however, often does not include the exact details of the surface to which they will be sticking the graphics.

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Improving logistics with IoT devices

Concurrent with the rise of digital signage as a communications medium, the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) has gone mainstream as a technological approach. Annual worldwide revenues for vendors of complete IoT hardware and software systems are expected to exceed US$470 billion by 2020.

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The importance of audience measurement

When speaking to someone they have never met before, people tend to adjust their choice of words, their tone and even their choice of topics based on the perceived mood, level of interest, patience and age of that person. Often, such traits are immediately perceptible and they function as cues to inform how best to proceed with spoken communications.

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Key concerns in digital fabric printing

The printing of fabrics has seen a revolution in recent years with the advent of digital technology, which has saved significant time, money and labour compared to the days of screenprinting. Today’s large-format dye sublimation presses can meet growing customer demand for the on-demand production of customized soft signage applications, ranging from flags and banners to lightboxes.

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Revitalizing the Burt

After True North Sports and Entertainment acquired Winnipeg’s Burton Cummings Theatre, it commissioned a new marquee sign, both to modernize the venue and to pay homage to the history of what is affectionately referred to as ‘the Burt.’ The changeover meant a chance to benefit from modern materials, including lightweight acrylic and aluminum, and LED illumination.

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The evolution of solvent-based inkjet printing

Solvent-based inkjet printing has long been the sign industry’s ‘go-to’ technology for the production of display graphics, vehicle wraps and many other wide-format applications. While it is no longer new to the industry, it has maintained its relevancy even as other options have gained mainstream acceptance, such as ultraviolet-curing (UV-curing) and durable aqueous ‘latex’ inkjet printers.

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Exploring the potential of dimensional printing

As more commercial PSPs and signmakers are making the leap into wide-format graphics, it is important to understand where the best opportunities are for growth and new revenue streams. Among such opportunities, dimensional printing stands out—in more ways than one.

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Wayfinding: Designing for tomorrow’s airports

The ways in which passengers use and interact with airports is changing. These large-scale facilities are no longer simply a place to catch a flight; they are increasingly becoming a destination unto themselves.

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