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Should Offset Printers Diversify Into Digital Wide Format?

The concept of an all-encompassing Print Service Provider (PSP) has been around for several years but few have embraced the one-stop-shop concept successfully. Segmentation of printing processes is culturally ingrained from the days of Duplicators, Small Offset, Big Offset, Web, Flexography, Gravure, Screen Process, Photo-chemical and if you want to go back far enough; Letterpress.

With the advent of digital print, came the democratisation of process outputs. Digital unifies and breaks down barriers to entry into markets previously considered taboo – a large sheetfed offset printer would once never have considered becoming a Screen process printer as well, unless by acquisition of a going concern business. With most workflows all-digital today, it has never been easier for an offset printer to re-format design files to an output device, other than the computer-to-plate setter. But should they want to?

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Topics: wide format printing, offset printing

Show Off Your Wide Format Printing Services Online: 2 Must-Use Platforms

Your business is visual by nature. As a wide format printer, you create beautiful works of art on a regular basis, but only a small part of the world ever gets to see them. As we discussed in our previous blog, marketing your business is a must if you hope to survive. And if you have not already, it is imperative you begin utilising the Internet as a place to showcase your work.

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Topics: wide format printing, wide format printing business, wide format printer

Marketing Your Wide Format Printing Business: 3 Tips

Whether you have been in business six months or six years, you need to market your services in order to survive. Never stop thinking about how you can enhance your sales; marketing your wide format printing services should be Step 1. Here we take a look at three top tips—from big and bold to social and engaging—for marketing your wide format printing business.

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Topics: wide format printing, wide format printing business, wide format printing services

6 Things You Need to Know about Fujifilm’s UVISTAR Series Right Now

Over the past few weeks, you may have learned quite a bit about the Fujifilm UVISTAR printer series; from Civic Media implementing a Fujifilm UVISTAR 5m Model into its business and reaping rewards of saved time and money to understanding what makes UVISTAR a superior superwide graphics platform, there’s a lot to take in.

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Topics: wide format printing, Fujifilm UVISTAR, UVISTAR wide format printer, UVISTAR Series

Civic Media Saving Time and Money with Fujifilm’s UVISTAR

In today’s market, printers are finding they need to offer a wide range of services in order to stay competitive. In addition to this, printers also need to keep their prices competitive, so it’s important to save time and money wherever possible.

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Topics: wide format printing, uvistar, wide format printers, Fujifilm UVISTAR, fujifilm australia

Real World Successes with the Fujifilm Jet Press 720

Any new printer is an investment for printing companies, so ensuring you make the right equipment decision for you and your company. Read on to find out how to printing shops found themselves with the equipment of their dreams. Read on for a couple of recent success stories from our European partners.

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Topics: Fujifilm Graphic Systems, wide format printing, jet press 720

The Jet Press 720: Revolutionising Digital B2 Printing

Do you want the speed and flexibility of a digital printer, but need the crisp quality of an offset or screen unit? With the Fujifilm Jet Press 720, you can now have best of both worlds. Neither an offset nor a traditional POD press, the 720 is a 4-color B2 inkjet that's faster, sharper and easier to use than any other sheet-fed press. It can help digital print companies to maximise their output, profit and customer satisfaction, but it can also allow pre-press and finishing organisations to expand their offerings.

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Topics: Fujifilm Graphic Systems, wide format printing, jet press 720, fujifilm

Fujifilm's UVISTAR: A Superior Platform for Superwide Graphics

Still waiting to make the switch to ultraviolet (UV) printing? If you're dealing with wide format jobs, you can hardly afford not to! UV ink cures instantly, the printing process is clean and efficient and you can achieve far faster speeds compared to traditional inkjet printers. Plus, newer UV ink technologies will allow you expand your offerings into media such as polyethylene, PVC and backlit film. And, even if you're not going after superwide jobs now, a state-of-the-art UV printer will help you to gain new customers and offer more complete marketing packages in the future. Even while posters and signs are being replaced with screens, print remains critical for billboards, fence signs and other superwide venues.

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Topics: Fujifilm Graphic Systems, wide format printing, uvistar, fujifilm

Building Relationships to Ensure Wide Format Printing Success: 3 Tips

By now, you have researched the benefits of wide format printing, as well as the potentially large return on investment. You know the quality is better than good and run times are quick and convenient. You’ve got your wide format printer all set up and ready to go. Now it is time to get some wide format customers through the doors.

In just about any business, an ongoing relationship with buyers will provide more profit over time than several one off orders. But how do you build these relationships?

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Topics: Fujifilm Graphic Systems, wide format printing, fujifilm australia

Print Shops Expand Signage Services with Wide Format Printing

You may be used to printing posters and other advertising collateral, but when you invest in a wide format printer, the services you are able to offer can increase exponentially. In fact, several printing companies across the country are experiencing an increase in business after purchasing new wide format printers. Read on to find out how business has expanded for these suppliers and how yours can, too.

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Topics: Fujifilm Graphic Systems, wide format printing, Acuity Advance Select

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