Wide Format Symposium
Thursday, May 11
10:00 – 16:30
Renowned industry veterans discuss the latest in wide format printing
Advance registration required – limited seating available!
Schedule at a Glance – Scroll Down for Descriptions & Speaker Bio
|10:00-10:40||How the Unique Applications or Purposes Impact Your Needs & |
Printing Equipment Buying Habits
Jay Roberts, Roland DGA Corp
|10:45-11:25||Integrating a Sustainable Mindset into the Workflow|
Carla Johanns, Simpson Print
|11:30-12:10||Widen Your Profit Margins with Wide Format Printing: Getting Started & |
Mike Meshkati, SinaLite
|12:15-12:55||Challenges for Today & Tomorrow|
Tony Tuka, The Essential Image
|13:00-13:55||PANEL: Workflow Automation in Wide-Format |
Significans Automation & WebCONNECT Partners
|14:00-14:40||High Margin Market Opportunities in Wide-Format|
Alexis Aubre & Jordane Beaulieu, FujiFilm
|14:45-15:25||PANEL: What’s New & What’s Coming in the Latest Technologies|
Innovative Displays, Canon, EFI, HP, Durst
|15:30-16:30||PANEL: Entering Wide Format for Commercial Printers|
How the Unique Applications or Purposes Impact Your Needs &
Printing Equipment Buying Habits
10:00 – 10:40
Summary: In this ever-changing world of printing, determining what type of print equipment to purchase can be a perplexing task. Making things even more confusing are the many different types of inks available, ranging from the traditional offset, flexo and screen inks, to the newer eco-solvent, resin or latex, and ultra-violet formulations. The fact is, these are all valid methods, and there are many high-quality printers and inks within each category you can choose from. This presentation will help you make an informed buying decision. There’s no single printer that does everything, so let’s define how to select the best device for your intended purpose.
Roland DGA Corp
Integrating a Sustainable Mindset into the Workflow
10:45 – 11:25
Summary: What does sustainability truly mean? Examining the interconnectedness of systems and how people and the natural environment relate daily, the focus of this seminar will explore building a workflow and culture that drives benefits in services and solutions as a company and ultimately for our customers.
Simpson Print, B2Signs & Events
Widen Your Profit Margins with Wide Format Printing: Getting Started and Getting Ahead
11:30 – 12:10
Summary: In this informative session, you’ll discover how to get started and get ahead selling high-demand wide format products. Learn what you need to produce them for your clients. Explore top selling products that you’ll want to add to your selection. And for those who are already selling wide format printing, get familiar with tried and true strategies to maximize your profits and grow your business.
Challenges for Today & Tomorrow
Summary: Today’s economy has posed many challenges for business’s in the printing and signage sector. In this session you’ll learn key techniques to help you navigate your business towards future success.
Pioneering UV inkjet printing
“We were there at the very beginning of UV-based printing,” said Tony Tuka, president of The Essential Image. “We saw endless opportunities with inkjet and liked the idea of offering a large range of SKUs from one machine.”
The Essential Image
High Margin Market Opportunities in Wide-Format
14:00 – 14:40
Summary: Participants will walk away with 5 high profit margin large format printing market ideas including examples, samples, sales channel, type of margin, manufacturing process and the rationale behind profitability.
National Inkjet Sale Specialist
Strategic Account Manager