Wide-format Printing

Wide-Format Printer Maintenance: Prepare, Prevent, Prevail
December 6, 2016 at 4:45 pm

As an old friend in the business once told me, “Your printers will break, and your inks will fade.” Yes, that was almost 20 years ago, and modern inks don’t fade nearly as much as they used to, but the maxim still stands — your printers will break. There is, however, quite a bit you…

Growing with Wide-Format
November 18, 2016 at 4:28 pm

Wide-format inkjet printing has been around for a while. Twenty years ago, IPG was urging in-plants to pursue this new line of business, and we’re still at it. The message has not fallen on deaf ears. According to IPG data, 71.4% of in-plants have at least one wide-format printer; 30% of those have two. The…

From the Editor: Penn State Road Trip
November 16, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Autumn is such a beautiful time for a road trip across the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania. But leaf peeping is not what brought me out to Penn State, my alma mater, recently. The university’s Multimedia & Print Center, one of the country’s largest in-plants, held a two-day open house, and I decided to check…

The Next Big Thing
November 8, 2016 at 3:10 pm

No one predicted that wide-format inkjet would open a new market for printers for signage, vehicle wraps, building wraps and more.

Signs of Success
October 17, 2016 at 3:23 pm

A few years back, a committee at Misericordia University decided to create new ADA signage across the entire campus.

The App Room: A Look at How Cutouts are Produced
October 13, 2016 at 9:50 am

Because the Océ Arizona 1280 GT is a true stationary flatbed printer, it allows the user to print onto pre-cut pieces. This example shown by Canon Solutions America's Randy Paar was printed on black foam board on the Océ Arizona printer, and was then finished on an Océ ProCut digital finishing system.

The App Room: How to Produce a Display Rack
October 13, 2016 at 9:49 am

The App Room showcases a range of high-margin applications that can be produced with Canon Solutions Americas’ flatbed printers, cutters and software. This week, you'll see how to construct a display rack manufactured from inexpensive light-weight corrugate using an Océ Arizona UV printer on a honeycomb board.