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.
Located in Booth 1945, the Roland SGIA exhibit will feature the company's most extensive product line-up ever, as well as live theater-style presentations and vehicle wrap demonstrations led by industry experts.