The wide-format printing of signs and graphics is becoming an increasingly important profit centre for small commercial printing companies, according to a new study by the National Print Owners Association (NPOA).
All indications suggest the worldwide sign, display and wide-format printing market continues to grow. While there is plenty of optimism, however, sign and display professionals should pay attention to major changes in the industry, as new strategies will be needed for further success.
The global wide-format and specialty printing industry faces rapidly changing client demands and product diversification, but businesses are optimistic about continued growth, according to a new, far-reaching study.
MagX America, which manufactures flexible, magnetically receptive sheeting for the wide-format printing of changeable point-of-purchase (POP) displays, exhibits, wall graphics and signs, has promoted John C. Kanis to president and CEO.
The Equipment Guy, which sells used laminators, vinyl cutters, computer numerical control (CNC) routers and other signmaking equipment in Oakville, Ont., has brought Mark Noden on board as service manager.
Steve Urmano has joined InfoTrends as director of its wide-format printing consulting service, succeeding Tim Greene. He will develop both annual global market forecasts and quarterly tracking reports.