2012 Graphics of the Americas: Latin Influence Sparks GOA
Wide-format digital printing continues to draw a lot of attention, both from a printing and finishing standpoint. This year's attraction will demonstrate the same job being sent to three different printers—aqueous, UV and solvent-based—giving attendees insight into the differences. Attendees are being asked to pre-register, to limit sessions to 25-30 people.
The mixture of highly competitive, new technologies, combined with affordability, should certainly pique the curiosity of show-goers, according to Ryan.
"The Memjet (thermal inkjet print head) technology coming into wide-format is an interesting application," he says of the 42˝ Xanté Excelagraphic 4200 system. "For printers looking to go into wide-format, it's a nice entry cost point. Prices are coming down on some of the digital technology, which makes it very interesting."
Overall, Ryan is hoping that the strong fall business enjoyed by printers maintains momentum and that their willingness to invest in new equipment is a reflection of their confidence in the market. "When you add in the aggressiveness of the Latin American printers coming up for the show, I think it's going to have a nice buzz to it," he says.
For more info or to register, visit www.goa2012.com. PI