Without a doubt, the sign and graphics industry—much like every industry—has been in turmoil since the beginning of the recession. Industry experts and innovators point to 2011 as a transition year, and hold a positive outlook for 2012.
The 2011 SGIA Expo will be held in New Orleans October 19-21. Plan to arrive in the Big Easy a day early, however, to attend a pre-expo business conference: “Break Out of Business as Usual, Position Your Business to Sell Beyond the Print”.
Sean Davey, a professional photographer specializing in surfing and water photography, relies on an Epson Stylus Pro 9900 44-inch printer and Signature Worthy Exhibition Canvas Gloss for his high-quality output and print sales.
Each year at this time, I get to sit down and talk with experts and innovators from across all segments of the sign and graphics industry to get a feel for where we are and where we're going in the coming year.
Seiko Instruments USA, Inc. has added the new ColorPainter W series, wide-format mild-solvent inkjet printers specially designed for the signage and digital printing market to its ColorPainter product line.