Insider Insight: What's Next for Wide Format?

We asked the experts what 2018 has in store for the industry.

We asked seven of Big Picture's Editorial Advisory Board members to respond to the current state of the wide-format industry and reveal what we should expect in 2018.

Big PictureWhat do you think we’ll see next year that we haven’t seen yet?

Robert Kissel

Robert Kissel, President, KDM P.O.P Solutions: More inline finishing capabilities. Anything, really, that helps us expedite the time to market for our retail customers.

Carmen Rad, Founderpreneur, CR&A Custom: In the case of equipment, I would expect a latex flatbed printer with white ink.

Jared Smith

Jared Smith, CEO, bluemedia: We will see even higher customer demands on creative and conception, and even faster turn times. With competition at an all-time high, shops need to offer more than a print job, more than an install. Clients will need a true partner to bring them ideas and then to be able to execute at a very high level.

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