February 7, 2017
MELVILLE, N.Y., February 7, 2017 – Advancements in printing technology and media options now provide the capability to produce a wide range of products. While some commercial printers are already embracing applications like point-of-purchase signage, window graphics and decals, many are not aware of the multitude of possibilities available to them – and with technology they may already have in place.
“The more effectively and creatively print providers can match their wide format color printer’s capabilities with potential applications, the greater the opportunity to increase business from existing customers and among new prospects,” said Bob Honn, senior director, Marketing Support, Canon Solutions America. “And by being able to keep specialty print jobs in house – instead of outsourcing – the more control they maintain over the quality of the product, the production schedule, the pricing and the profits.”
In Part 1 of this two-part series, Canon Solutions America, Inc., a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. examines some of the fastest growing and creative applications being produced with large format flatbed printers and cutters, and how to showcase these to your customers.
First, let’s examine some creative applications being produced using today’s large format color printers and a wide range of substrates.
To get the most out of these new capabilities, your customers have to know what’s possible. To drive demand, you have to educate your customers about the enormous untapped possibilities available using today’s wide format printing systems. So how do you reach them?
Because printing is a visual business, seeing is believing. Create eye-catching samples of cutting-edge applications and showcase them by inviting customers and prospects to an open house at your showroom, or by sending them as direct mail or an e-blast, as well as promoting them on your website and via social media.
Making the most of your media options and color printer capabilities to create a wide range of applications in-house creates the potential for commercial printers to capitalize on cost-effective opportunities to grow their business and profits. And by showcasing the multitude of possibilities for producing specialty applications, you’ll better position yourself to use your color printer to expand your business with new and existing customers – and get a valuable competitive edge.
To learn more, please download Canon Solutions America’s “Getting More Out of Your Large Format Printer” white paper.
In Part 2 of this series, we will address how to decide which wide-format printer is best for your print shop based on ROI.
Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise, production, and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. With the technology offerings of the Canon and Océ brands, Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes improve sustainability, increase efficiency, and control costs through high volume, continuous feed, digital and traditional printing, and document management solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., Canon Solutions America is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. and has sales and service locations across the U.S. For more information on Canon Solutions America, please visit csa.canon.com.
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