Predicting growth opportunities in 2021 for applications printed on wide-format printing devices is tricky. Much of what will happen this year will depend on when limitations on in-person events are lifted, businesses can operate at full capacity, and schools can reopen fully.
According to a recent report, automation improves results and broader adoption is essential for the industry to take full advantage of all the benefits workflow automation offers. The survey results identify five key reasons to invest in tools to automate workflow.
A NAPCO Research report, Delivering New Levels of Value with Continuous-Feed Inkjet Printing, highlights the current state of technology capabilities, application opportunities, print customer demands, and investment considerations for print service providers and in-plants.
Looking to define new key print buyer expectations, NAPCO Research surveyed over 200 print buyers or influencers, which revealed essential insights on what print buyers and influencers expect from providers, ways to enhance the buyer experience, and strategies for outreach and engagement.
Peter Drucker’s timeless advice can still help steer any operation through challenging market conditions. His insights and recommendations are still relevant and can be applied in making business decisions in today’s unprecedented COVID-19 business environment.
To help commercial printing companies navigate the COVID-19 crisis, NAPCO Research and the PRINTING United Alliance have launched the COVID-19 Print Business Indicators Research and will report the results of this ongoing survey on a continuing basis.
Digital printing offers many important and transformational benefits to label and packaging printers and customers. Given its enormous potential, it is an ongoing focus area for NAPCO Research.
A growing opportunity for print service providers is digital printing enhancement: print work that is embellished or enhanced with special effects produced on digital presses or finishing equipment.
Finding and hiring staff is an ongoing challenge for in-plants and other print service providers. New research indicates that creative methods of retention, such as in-house training programs, are critical to attracting and retaining skilled workers.
NAPCO Research surveyed marketers that purchase or influence decisions regarding sign and display graphics to uncover buyer needs, purchasing criteria and areas of opportunity.
We to surveyed our readers to identify the common practices of print service providers that are experiencing stellar sales growth.
The rules for success in selling print, including the skill sets for printing salespeople, have changed. Printers are redefining what it takes to deliver strong sales results in today’s competitive environment.
In-plant operations that are surviving and thriving in today's market are expanding their offerings beyond print and adding services that enhance value to the overall communications process.
THE GRAPHIC communications industry is in the middle of an evolution to expand services beyond print to include cross-media and marketing. Unfortunately, the in-plant market is largely absent from the move, according to an Info-Trends research study The Evolution of the Cross-Media Marketing Services Provider. The key barrier keeping in-plants from making the transformation is that they don’t understand why or how to offer cross-media marketing services.