As so many GRAPH EXPO attendees know, the continuing transformation in the print industry is bringing dramatic new possibilities. It is still a $400 billion industry, with several segments showing impressive growth. According to a Infotrends’ Wide-Format Printing Consulting Service, wide-format printing, for example, is projected to exceed $20 billion in retail value as soon as 2015.
Printers are eager to take advantage of new wide-format opportunities. xpedx (Booth 1646) is working with them to help meet current and future demand, streamline workflow, improve productivity, and enhance the impact of wide-format projects. Fittingly, its exhibit at GRAPH EXPO will have the theme of a full service gas station, demonstrating the multi-level capabilities xpedx offers. Featured will be the latest digital printing technologies outputting personalized vintage signs and memorabilia, complemented by supporting products, and backed by xpedx services creating a uniquely integrated solution to delight its customers.
Wide-format in outdoor
An increasing number of printers today are making large investments in wide-format capabilities because outdoor signage is more prevalent in customers’ marketing plans. xpedx distributes a large portfolio of wide-format print production and finishing equipment from manufacturers such as EFI, Epson, HP, and Esko to create products such as:
Window graphics and more.
And with such a wide variety of equipment offerings, xpedx helps printers to consolidate their suppliers. This in turn can reduce transaction costs, streamline production and improve production quality.
Substrates and workflow
Few other businesses in print have the broad knowledge of the industry that xpedx does. Because it distributes both equipment and substrates, xpedx can help printers manage a fully integrated wide format print program to maximize profits. xpedx delivers consumables, media, and substrates for offset, electrophotographic, inkjet, and flexo print technologies.
Workflow management also offers an opportunity to boost profits through improved efficiency. Printers who optimize workflow can reduce transaction costs and inventory while streamlining production. At GRAPH EXPO, xpedx will engage with printers about optimizing commercial, display graphics, and packaging print production workflows.
xpedx’s range of expertise includes IDEAlliance-certified G7 experts to help ensure an accurate color match from proof to print and across varied print production technology. xpedx helps print facilities achieve G7 Master Qualification status, a reflection of the ability to print to precise specifications. xpedx G7 experts offer customized training to print facilities on how to provide quantifiable color results, and even reducing tension between prepress and press room by helping staff in those areas to work together.