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in this issue MAY 2013 Volume 18 Number 4 COLUMNS 4 InSight Daring to be dynamic. 11 Graphics on the Go The incredibly important install bay. DEPARTMENTS 6 Electric vibe in blue. 8 8 FEATURES 12 Textile Printing’s Transformation By InfoTrends New changes, trends, and growth in digital textile-printing systems are driving demand for new textile solutions. Here are nine things you must know about the textile market and the opportunities that await the savvy print provider. 16 Advances in Rollfeds Rollfed printers continue to add to their feature sets in order to remain output-relevant to even the most challenging projects. We highlight a sampling of rollfed printer models from nearly 20 printer OEMs across the industry. 22 Taking the Fine-Art Plunge By Adrienne Palmer If you’re looking for a way to expand your shop’s offerings, fine-art printing may be the perfect output niche to consider. As these four featured companies reveal, working with fine artists can prove to be a rewarding and profitable specialty. 28 Ink Quest 2013 Plenty of factors come into play when choosing the right ink and the right supplier. To help you on your “ink quest,” we’ve gathered more than 70 sources of inks for wide-format. ON THE COVER: Oliver Balf’s Straight Flush and Fruit, printed by Cape Ann Giclée (Epson Stylus Pro 9900 on Breathing Color Pura Velvet cotton paper). Cover design by Laura Mohr. 2 THE BIG PICTURE MAY 2013 22 Wide Angle UpFront News and noteworthy. 32 R+D The latest tech, products, and supplies. 40 Explorer The world of wide format.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Big Picture - May 2013

The Big Picture - May 2013
Wide Angle
Graphics on the Go
Textile Printing’s Transformation
Advances in Rollfeds
Taking the Fine-Art Plunge
Ink Quest 2013

The Big Picture - May 2013