Steven Shaw is a freelance writer/editor and the former editor of The Commercial Image and Studio Photography. His work has appeared in magazines such as Industrial Photography, PTN, Printing News and Kitchen & Bath Design News.
Creating a fine-art print is truly an art in and of itself. There is much more to it than scanning in a document and hitting “print.” There are many steps involved, and if you have problems with one of the steps, the whole process can be thrown off.
Many times with technology, something new and exciting quickly becomes outdated as newer technologies emerge. So, why is it that aqueous printers, which were wide-format’s first inkjet technology, still around and, seemingly, doing better than ever?
A professional RIP optimizes the performance of virtually every wide-format device available today, in terms of color reproduction, throughput speeds, and workflow efficiency, in ways that lesser RIPs simply cannot.
The world of architecture and engineering is among the most precise professions in the world. Many hands can become involved in a project, and one small mistake in even the smallest of details can lead to disastrous consequences. Therefore, it is...
One of the secrets to remaining a successful company is by differentiating yourself from your competition. For print service providers (PSPs), the ability to offer unique finishes or services certainly sets them apart.
Bigger is better—at least when grand-format prints are involved. From building wraps to billboards, grand-format print providers produce thousands of feet of graphics and signage every year. Wide-Format Imaging takes its annual look at this market...
Floor graphics are the new playground of large-format marketing. They are a great Point of Purchase (POP) display and are relatively inexpensive, still new enough that they draw attention and are a proven sales stimulant.