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Registration Opens For Print UV 2018

Registration is now open for the 11th annual PRINT UV conference, set for February 26 to 28, 2018 at the Encore by Wynn Las Vegas Resort.

The event brings manufacturers and suppliers of products related to UV printing together with industry-leading operators for three days of focused networking, education, and collaboration on all topics related to UV printing, from equipment and processes to consumables and capabilities.

Dscoop Announces Expanded Community Connecting Creatives and Printers

This has been a year of innovation for Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop). In addition to exciting new features at its global conferences and interactive showcases, Dscoop is putting the final touches on its online community, designed to connect creatives and marketers to the world’s most innovative printers and projects.

SAi Announces Worldwide Agreement with Graphtec

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, has announced a worldwide agreement with cutting technology giant, Graphtec, to supply three newly-created cutting software packages with the company’s entire range of large format vinyl cutters.

Insider Insight: Social Media for PSPs

Adrienne Palmer
Adrienne Palmer
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Which social media platforms are must-haves for shops in 2017?

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 PictureHow important is social media use at your shop? What outlets do you use?

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Pantone Unveils Color of the Year 2018: Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet

Pantone, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions, today announced PANTONE 18-3838, Ultra Violet, as the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018. A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.

From the Editor: A Growing Industry

Adrienne Palmer
Adrienne Palmer
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Digital print is everywhere, including on your walls, throw pillows, and home décor.

Back in 2012, business travel was one of the major perks that led me to accept a job at Big Picture. Within the first year, I flew to Las Vegas, Chicago, and Orlando for major tradeshows (you can probably guess which ones). My first solo business trip was in 2014, to Clearwater Beach, Florida. I arrived at the gorgeous Sandpearl Resort, where I was greeted with a mimosa, a room with an ocean view, and hours to spare before that night’s networking event. I was poolside, living the dream.

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What’s Next for the Rigid Plastic Packaging Market?

New study tracks market opportunity for rigid plastic packaging as it is challenged by flexible formats and growing concern over sustainability.

SGP Hosts Community Day to Help Drive Future of Sustainable Printing

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership held its SGP Community Day on November 14, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. The event brought together leading print professionals, brands and sustainability champions for conversations on growing strategic programs and partnerships. The conference included presentations and lively discussions on procurement, circular economy and sustainability practices from leading companies.

Corporate Communications Group Moves into New Headquarters and Consolidates Key Printing Technology with Kodak

Corporate Communications Group, the largest independently-owned graphic communications facility in the mid-Atlantic region, has announced their move into a newly renovated 131,000-square foot facility in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The new facility allows the company to consolidate key prepress and digital print technology with KODAK Products, securing a more efficient workflow and digital production environment for their approximately 190 employees.

Vertical Printing Meets Hotel Décor

Kelsey Johnson
Kelsey Johnson
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Direct-to-wall printing transforms the Peppers Docklands luxury hotel.

When one hears the phrase “interior décor,” images of printed wallpaper, throw pillows, and artfully arranged accents likely come to mind. One probably doesn’t envision ink applied directly onto a wall.

Direct-to-wall printing may sound like a joint TV project between the sci-fi and home décor channels, but this idea may not be as far-fetched as it seems.

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