Grand Format Sessions

    Grand Format classes are especially relevant for anyone in the grand format industry. Sessions are open to all attendees.

    Digital Wall Décor Opportunity and Solutions 
    Pat Walker, 4 Walls; Mark Lander, Photo Create; Rudy Herrera, HP; Roman Barba, HP
    Level: Foundational

    Digital Wall Décor is one of the fastest growing large-format printing segments. Interior design trends and consumer preferences are driving the rapid adoption of digital wallcovering and framed canvas prints.  In this session, the following topics will be dissected:

    • Digital wall décor trends and growth segments 

    • HP Latex and UV technology for décor printing

    • Examples of wallcovering and framed art applications

    • Customer panel with tips on how to grow your wall décor business

    Does Your Financial Performance Measure Up?
    Barb Pellow, Group Director, InfoTrends and Mike Duggal, Duggal Visual Solutions
    Level: All Levels           

    Get the latest strategic insight and data from InfoTrends regarding commercial and wide format printing. Understand how your company’s financial performance ranks against other Dscoop members and the rest of the industry.

    • Learn your fiscal strengths and weaknesses

    • How does revenue per Indigo press compare to your peers

    • Understand the trajectory for the wide format printing industry

    • How do your margins compare with similar companies

    UV Application Lab- Enter into New Markets Printing onto Wide-Format Rigid and Flexible Materials
    Roman Barba, HP, Scott Stoddart, HP   
    Level: Foundational

    UV-curable inks open the door to a broad amount of applications. The possibilities range from rigid to flexible and outdoor to indoor.  Learn how to reach markets as diverse as retail, events, interior decor and packaging.  Discover creative ways in this hands-on lab to expand your business!

    Short Run Corrugated Packaging and Display Opportunities with Large Format Digital Solutions
    Level: All Levels

    The growth of retail ready packaging and displays, alongside declining margins of the analog corrugated work, presents an opportunity to allow traditional printers to provide their customers with quicker response, broader application ranges, targeted marketing solutions and expanded margins on small volume runs through the use of large format digital solutions. Attend this open panel discussion to discover how your peers are utilizing digital solutions to capture additional business in direct to corrugated printing while improving their own margins.

    Grand Format Networking and Round-Table
    HP Executives
    Level: All Levels

    Attendees will spend the first half of this unique session in one-on-one meetings with HP Sign & Display executives.  Then, spend the second part of the session exchanging information and networking with fellow attendees.

    Latex Application Lab 
    Timothy Mitchell and Roman Barba, HP
    Level: Foundational

    If you are thinking about jumping into latex technology, or already have a HP latex printer and want to further explore the many things that latex can print on, this session will explore the ways you can use a latex printers to make money in a diverse market, and across multiple media categories. Latex technology is remarkably versatile, and this presentation will demonstrate the innovative and interesting applications latex can handle including backlit, POS, soft fabrics, natural fiber textiles, wall coverings, and art canvas. Come see what latex is printing on now!       

    Short Run Corrugated Packaging and Display Opportunities with Large Format Digital Solutions      
    Drew Gilchrist, Gilchrist Packaging; Tom Wittenberg, HP
    Foundational

    The growth of retail ready packaging and displays, alongside declining margins of the analog corrugated work, presents an opportunity to allow traditional printers to provide their customers with quicker response, broader application ranges, targeted marketing solutions, and expanded margins on small volume runs through the use of large format digital solutions. Attend this open panel discussion to discover how your peers are utilizing digital solutions to capture additional business in direct to corrugated printing while improving their own margins.

    Latex Academy for Operators: Tips and Tricks
    Timothy Mitchell and Brian Daniel, HP    
    Intermediate

    If you want to get on the fast-track to running your printer like the pros or you’re already a pro but need to find a specific solution for a vexing problem, then let our panel show you how to get the best results. We will cover all facets of color workflow and calibration, ideal printer speeds for different media types, and how to get the most out of the HP Media Locator. Tune in and tune up your latex printer to its highest potential.    


                  

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