GRAPHICS/WIDE-FORMAT - Finishing and Workflow


How a Focus on Finishing Can Help You Finish First


Oct. 30 • 12:30 PM EST


DENISE GUSTAVSON, Editorial Director - Printing, Napco Media

JOEL SHAPIRO, President & Co-Founder, Shapco Printing, Inc

CRAIG TINKELMAN, CEO, Quaker Chroma Imaging

RICHARD BETO, Director of Document Solutions, The University of Texas at Austin


Rapid advancements to printer technology pressure print providers to remain competitive by investing in faster, more efficient digital presses. Printer investments are often made without a thorough analysis of how added printing capacity affects the entire production workflow and the need for cutting and finishing. Join Denise M. Gustavson, Editor-in-Chief of Wide-format Impressions magazine, as she talks with leading graphics business owners about why and how finishing equipment is essential to their business — and how it's impacted their growth.


Graphics/Wide-Format Finishing and Workflow

Canon Solutions America in lieu of a live trade show would like to show attendees during the Wide Format Graphics Insight Days a tour of their US Customer Experience Center, located in Itasca Illinois, just outside Chicago. The tour will give you a sense of the breadth and depth of Canon’s Large Format Graphics Solutions offerings. This includes the multi award winning Arizona Digital Flatbed printer series with a focus on the brand new Arizona 2300 with Flow table technology that eliminates the need for masking on most materials. In addition, the award winning Colorado 64” roll-roll graphics printer with industrial design for higher print volumes. Also the SGIA award winning DGI series of Dye Sublimation printers for soft signage and apparel applications. And finally various finishing solutions from Digital flatbed cutters to X/Y cutters as well as Canon’s new in-line Colorado Wall Covering print and finish factory. All of these solutions are supported by a nationwide team of Canon service professionals, workflow analysts and in house Canon Financing for a seamless customer experience.


RANDY PAAR, Marketing Manager, Canon Solutions America

Graphics/Wide-Format Finishing and Workflow

Scott Burgess, Application Engineer with Roland DGA will tell you more about what to consider when looking for a flatbed printer to add to your business. You’ll be provided with 3 top considerations why they’re important to think about and introduce you to the Roland DGA’s IU-1000F UV Flatbed Printer You’ll walk away with some useful information, a little advice, an opportunity to learn about the potential return on investment from Roland DGA’s solution, as well as hear a first-hand account from a Roland IU owner and end user. You won’t want to miss the opportunity for Roland DGA to offer you a free sample from this amazing device.


SCOTT BURGESS, Application Engineer and Manager Roland DGA, Roland DGA Corporation

JAY ROBERTS, UV Product Manager, Roland DGA Corporation