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A selection of great wide format related articles from around the globe


Durst P5: putting it out there - Image Reports

Durst ran a teasing social media marketing campaign ahead of its P5 launch in February. But is the technology as clever as the marketing campaign surrounding it? Unveiled at its Lienz site in Austria to a select group of Durst customers and prospects - and to journalists - the 250HS is the first in a series that will include the P5 200HS, 320 and 200. The flagship 250HS is due to start shipping this month (April), followed later this year by the 200HS and 320 (roll/rigid hybrid). The 200 will be introduced soon

Vehicle Wrapping Material
By Harriet Gordon for Signlink in the UK

Personalisation is still the top trend in many sectors and transport is no exception. Harriet Gordon investigates the most exciting developments in vehicle wrapping

What’s New in Wide-format?
By Rob Fletcher  for
Wide-format is still regarded as one of the fastest developing markets in print. Rob Fletcher looks at some of the latest technology and highlights the benefits of this kit to users

Vehicle Wraps: Beyond the Installation
By Rick Hartwig, EHS Specialist - Government & Business Information, SGIA for (USA)
The first time I observed a car getting wrapped was impressive. The car was transformed to a completely different color in one session, then in another session the crew installed graphics, logos and images.

Balancing act
Digital Printer (UK)
Going green isn't just worthy; it can also increase your worth as a business. Digital Printer visited Impress Print and spoke to a number of other environmentally-minded companies to find out more.

The Evolving Soft Signage Market

Part 1 of a 3 part series in SGIA Journal written by Aurora staff on the Evolving Soft Signage Market.
The global printing industry has changed dramatically over the past decade. Where vinyl, plastic and paper were once the primary substrates of choice for signage, textiles have begun to take center stage.

Climate change
Michael Walker for Digital Printer (UK)
The working environment doesn't just need to be comfortable for people, it needs to be right for paper and presses too, learns Michael Walker.

Wide-format Printing: Optimizing colour management
By Bart Fret for Sign Media (Canada)
For a long time, colour management was only seldom used in large-format printing. Sign shop personnel would linearize and then send their cyan, magenta, yellow and key/black (CMYK) jobs to their digital printers. As such, they relied on these devices’ printable gamut, but this led to issues with colour consistency and repeatability.

China: The Second-Largest Advertising Market
Big Picture magazine (USA)
InfoTrends recently dove into the Chinese wide-format printing market in anticipation of the 2017 Shanghai International Ad & Sign Expo. Estimates from eMarketer say the total advertising market spending in 2016 in the world’s most populous nation amounted to $78 billion. Roughly 7 percent of that – $5.5 billion – was spent on print. OOH advertising, the third-largest media type in China, is predicted to grow around 4 percent in the next two years.

Eco-Solvents: A Vibrant Alternative
by Mike Antoniak  for (USA)
“Many people are unaware of the incredible versatility of eco-solvent printers and inks and all the different types of output they can produce,” says Roland DGA’s Lily Hunter. Case in point: this retail store window banner printed on a Roland SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640 using Eco-Sol MAX 2 inks.

Ask the Experts
By Adrienne Palmer for Big Picture magazine USA
6 digital print specialists respond to the current state of the industry and reveal what we should expect in 2017

Material world
Andy Knaggs - Digital Printer magazine
Flatbed printers can handle an incredible range of materials, including the elements of life, food and water, finds Andy Knaggs.