Today’s digital printing industry is stronger and broader than ever before. Several key trends are emerging as businesses incorporate more print types on different substrates—the largest of these being a growing inclination toward customization for clients.
Image-X of Saint-Laurent, Que., has become the first print service provider (PSP) in Canada to install the Jeti Mira 2716 HS ultraviolet-curing (UV-curing) light-emitting diode (LED) wide-format printer, manufactured by Agfa Graphics in Mississauga, Ont.
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 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.
Print service provider (PSP) Reprodux has purchased and installed Agfa Graphics’ Jeti Titan HS ultraviolet-curing (UV-curing) flatbed printer at its Constellation Court facility in the west end of Toronto.
The Digital Solutions Co-operative (Dscoop), a global community of print service providers (PSPs) that use HP graphics technologies, has selected Keith Wilmot as CEO. He succeeds John Rogers, who retired at the end of 2016.
HP and the Digital Solutions Co-operative (Dscoop), a community of its customers, are partnering for the second annual Inkspiration Awards, a contest that celebrates the best graphics produced with Scitex, Latex and other printers.
Digital textile printing is one of the most significant market opportunities for related supply sectors as it is seeing double-digit growth, according to the latest data from Smithers Pira, a market research, consulting and testing firm.
The wide-format printing industry is poised to see significant growth in 2016 and beyond. Late last year, the International Sign Association’s (ISA’s) quarterly economic forecast report predicted most sectors of the industry will enjoy positive trending this year.