Why Duplo Is Eager to ‘Converge’ on PRINTING United
Si Nguyen, Vice President of Sales at Duplo USA, says that the scope of the show and the unique venue it provides were behind Duplo’s decision to join PRINTING United’s growing list of exhibitors.
“We’re proud to be exhibiting at PRINTING UNITED in 2019, where all the print communities from the different segments will come together for one giant show,” Nguyen says. “We look forward to showcasing Duplo’s finishing solutions to print providers looking to cross over into new market opportunities.”
Crossing over into new market opportunities is a good way to describe convergence: the trend of print service providers expanding beyond their core businesses into adjacent applications that promise fresh streams of revenue and profit. Just-released research from PRINTING United co-sponsors SGIA (Specialty Graphic Imaging Association) and NAPCO Media reveals that convergence is an industrywide phenomenon – and that the time is ripe for a trade show with convergence as its drawing-card.
Duplo has recognized the trend and adapted its product strategy accordingly, Nguyen points out.
“Duplo’s own technologies have been in convergence,” he says. “We led the way for some of the traditional print finishing solutions and as the industry changed, we made the change ourselves to provide new print finishing technologies for the digital print market as it can be seen today.”
That’s the value Duplo perceives in PRINTING United, Nguyen continues. “We feel it’s important for Duplo to lead the convergence into specialty print finishing now as we provide direction for the print communities to follow. PRINTING United will be a great event where both vendors and users will share their knowledge and experiences.”
PRINTING United is the successor to SGIA Expo, the industry’s premier showcase for graphic and visual communications. It will follow SGIA Expo’s final edition in Las Vegas (October 18-20, 2018) and will be accompanied by BRAND United, a co-located learning experience aimed at brand owners, marketers, and other consumers of the B2B products and services that PRINTING United will showcase.
About Duplo USA
For over 65 years, Duplo has set the standard with some of the most innovative and reliable finishing products in the graphic arts industry and continues to lead the way with solutions that are automated, productive, and cost-efficient. Today, Duplo manufactures a complete line of print finishing equipment from all-in-one slitter/cutter/creasers, spot UV coaters and tabletop folders to sheet feeding, bookletmaking, and saddle stitching systems for offset and digital printers in both high production and small office environments.
About PRINTING United
PRINTING United is a new event, 100% owned by SGIA, that launches next year in Dallas, October 23-25. NAPCO Media is a proud partner of the event. Focusing on the opportunities presented by the convergence of printing technologies and markets, PRINTING United will cover print and finishing technologies in industry segments from garment to graphic, packaging to commercial, and industrial to in-plant. Its objective is to convey all components of integrated solutions to satisfy virtually any client need.
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