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Five women changing the face of large-format printing.

For years, sociologists as well as talkshow hosts and comedians have debated endlessly about the differences between the female and the male mindsets. Whether the topic at hand is obtaining directions, giving instruction, commandeering the TV remote, or enduring pain, there are certain typical images everyone has in their head when it comes to the feminine versus the masculine.

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Mimaki and Advanced Innovative Technologies to Open Dye-Sublimation Demo Center

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Located in Ball Ground, Georgia.

Advanced Innovative Technologies (AIT) and Mimaki USA have created a dye-sublimation demo center in Ball Ground, Georgia. The demo center features a 10.5 foot oil-heated transfer press along with Mimaki’s JV5-320DS dye-sub inkjet printer and ATI’s GFO 126 rotary heat transfer press.

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Day 14: Charting Wide-Format Printing’s Course – Advice for 2012

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14 days of critical information to prepare your business for 2012.

BPIC: Any parting observations on the market and/or industry as our readers are set to wrap up 2011 and make plans for 2012?

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Day 14: Charting Wide-Format Printing’s Course – Advice for 2012

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14 days of critical information to prepare your business for 2012.

BPIC: Any parting observations on the market and/or industry as our readers are set to wrap up 2011 and make plans for 2012?

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Day 14: Charting Wide-Format Printing’s Course – Advice for 2012

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14 days of critical information to prepare your business for 2012.

BPIC: Any parting observations on the market and/or industry as our readers are set to wrap up 2011 and make plans for 2012?

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Day 13: Charting Wide-Format Printing’s Course – Profit Centers Beyond Print

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14 days of critical information to prepare your business for 2012.

BPIC: What about profit centers beyond pure print work? Electronic digital displays? Fulfillment? Design? Other?

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Day 11: Charting Wide-Format Printing’s Course – Social Media and QR Codes

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14 days of critical information to prepare your business for 2012.

BPIC: Social media and QR codes have certainly grabbed a lot of headlines the past 12 months, from the standpoint of print shops marketing their own businesses, and in helping clients market their products. Are shops – and their clients – seeing an ROI here? Will shops continue to pursue these opportunities?

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Day 12: Charting Wide-Format Printing’s Course – the 'Hottest' Applications for 2012

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14 days of critical information to prepare your business for 2012.

BPIC: Here’s our readers’ favorite question every year in our Roundtable discussion: What are you seeing as the “hottest” applications for wide-format print in the past 12 months? And for 2012?

Art Wynne, BERTL: Our research shows that P-O-S and P-O-P continue to be very popular for print service providers. We’re also seeing an increased demand for vehicle wraps and soft signage.

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Day 10: Charting Wide-Format Printing’s Course – Bringing More Production In-House

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14 days of critical information to prepare your business for 2012.

BPIC: One print provider our publication recently profiled [Graphic Systems Group, see here] indicated that his company was aggressively pursuing a “de-coupling” trend – pulling the production away from advertising agencies and bringing it in-house to his shop, so the client becomes his client and he’s not simply an outsource for the ad agency. Have you seen this in action? And do you agree it’s becoming a trend?

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Day 9: Charting Wide-Format Printing’s Course – Sustainability

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14 days of critical information to prepare your business for 2012.

BPIC: Although it did not only take wide-format print providers into account, a recent Printing Industry Center at RIT survey indicated that 37 percent of print shops had a formal sustainability policy in place, while another 17 percent had an “informal” policy in place. Do you think that’s representative of our market as well? Do shops still endeavor to be green?

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