New Study of In-house Users of Wide-Format Printing
Posters, signs, and informational graphics make up top in-house applications, says I.T. Strategies.
Other major company types that have brought wide-format in-house include: manufacturers (17% of in-house wide-format users); government agencies (15%); education (10%), retailers and wholesalers (7% each), utility companies (4%) and arts/entertainment (4%).
The survey also tracked top applications for in-house users, which included:
"? General posters and signs (21% of all applications);
"? Informational graphics "? directional signage, maps (16%);
"? Other (including banners, sample packaging, visual aids for teachers, more, 15%);
"? Presentations (12%);
"? Proofing (10%);
"? Tradeshow graphics (9%);
"? POP signage (6%);
"? Fine art (3%); and
"? Photos (3%).
"Not surprisingly, much of what they do in-house is similar to what print-for-pay shops do: signage and tradeshow graphics," says Patti Williams, consulting partner at I.T. Strategies. "And, in fact, 20% of the respondents indicated they bought their wide-format inkjet printers because doing so was less expensive than outsourcing." "
The results were based on a survey of more than 550 in-house users of wide-format printers.