Wide format printers already are using their equipment to create banners, vehicle graphics, signs, window graphics and backlit displays. So, what's next to continue growing their businesses?

London-based Park Communications is widely known as the city’s preeminent printer. Built on foundations of quality service, technology and consultative thinking, the company prides itself on a flexible approach and commitment to prompt project delivery. This was put to the test recently when they were contacted by Askew, a creative consultancy and design studio based in New York, at 10:30pm and asked to produce three high-quality fashion posters mounted on 1/4" white foamcore (24x36in), needed the following day.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI), have reported that Sandton, South Africa-based Beith Digital has installed an EFI™ VUTEk® 5r roll-to-roll LED inkjet superwide-format printer. The newly installed device delivers the high speed and quality the company needs to improve its graphics capabilities. For some time, the company has seen an increasing number of European clients entering the South African market and, with the new printer, Beith Digital can deliver the higher-quality backlit prints these new clients demand.

Firstan Limited, Cambridge, UK, has successfully piloted a newly developed interface between Esko’s Automation Engine Connect and EFI’s Radius software applications.

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) announces the first European installation of the EFITM VUTEk® HS125 F4 hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll inkjet press at FLYERALARM GmbH in Würzburg, Germany. The press will give the print service provider more flexibility in responding to customer requests.

A recently purchased EFI™ VUTEk® 5r LED roll-to-roll printer from EFI is driving new business opportunities at Italian digital printing company New Decor System. The printer - the Rome-based company's fourth 5-metre inkjet device - will be used to expand New Decor System's range of high-quality large format prints as the company works to grow local and national demand.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI), announced that Aahs Signs in greater Los Angeles has purchased an EFI™ VUTEk® LX3 Pro superwide-format printer with an EFI Fiery® proServer Premium digital front end (DFE). The company plans to leverage the versatility, throughput and speed of the hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll printing device to expand its already thriving online novelty gift-production business and to meet growing demand for specialty large-format printing in the décor market.

New materials, printing techniques and technologies allow the signage industry to constantly evolve as the demand for greater impact and differentiation increases. AllSigns Visual Communications Limited works with brand owners, agencies, architects and designers to translate their visions into impactful brand profiles.

Signage and wayfinding solutions experts, Reade Signs, has recently installed a new EFI Vutek LX3 – one of only eleven in the UK, supplied by CMYUK. The company has seen steady growth over the last three years, with the business growing by 20% year-on-year since 2015. This has been achieved by selling into more diverse markets, including architectural and wayfinding signage, whilst maintaining excellent client retention in existing markets.

When ColorDynamics decided to add wide-format printing to its repertoire last year, the Allen, Texas-based commercial printing company acquired Superior Graphics, an established signage and graphics provider in Dallas. ColorDynamics also hired John Ehrenberger – a veteran wide-format graphics executive and the son of Superior’s founder – as an executive vice president. Looking to further accelerate ColorDynamics’ move into signage and graphics, Ehrenberger hit the industry trade shows to evaluate new equipment and purchased an EFI™ VUTEk® 3r LED roll-to-roll printer from EFI.

AlphaGraphics (AG) is Seattle’s go-to print services provider. The team recently completed a series of interior wall graphics for architecture firm KPG. AG representatives explain, “KPG is an interdisciplinary design firm. They have an expert team of architects, engineers, urban designers, and construction professionals. So it’s fair to say that they understand the importance of visual aesthetics in the workplace.”

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