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PRESSING ISSUES

TAKEAWAYS FROM
THE ISA SIGN EXPO
More than 20,000 attendees made ISA Sign Expo in
Las Vegas their destination on April 24-26. Exhibitors -
600-plus - showcased their signage and print product
offerings across more than 235,000 square feet of event
space at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Here are some highlights from the expo.

Automation - and associated quick turn times
and potential lower costs - is a focal point.
Manufacturers like EFI, Massivit, and Mimaki
discussed this refrain from their customers:
How can shops automate to be more profitable and
efficient, and get jobs out the door faster? This goal
continuously drives companies to create products
to meet these demands with greater speed, as well
as the potential for unattended printing.

Textile printing and soft signage are still
burgeoning market segments, as more sign
and print shops branch out into that area.
Digitally printed textiles have expanded from interior
d├ęcor and fashion into signage and graphics. More
textile printers are entering the marketplace (HP
launched a dye sub line at the show; Roland plans to
unveil a fabric printer this summer). Attributes such
as reduced shipping costs, a high-end look, reusability,
and easy installation add to print shops' interest in the
use of textiles for the signage and display market.

Color matching across machines is a critical
challenge shops are seeking to overcome.
Such companies as Agfa, HP, Onyx, SAi, and PrintFactory said they're hearing from their users that
color matching across a varied fleet of wideformat printers is paramount, as many buyers are
demanding consistent color for their brands.
Software and hardware product makers are
fine-tuning their offerings to aid in this quest.

Texture is in.
Printer and substrate manufacturers alike displayed
output featuring printed items that mimic something
else, like wood, showing Sign Expo attendees how
they might utilize a product at their own shops.

There's renewed interest in flatbed printing.
Agfa's Deborah Hutcheson noted a resurgence in
flatbed printing due to interest in object, dimensional,
and two-sided printing. Vycom's Kevin Duffy points
to flatbed printers' ability to produce out-of-theordinary products.
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