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A Winning Team, exclusive edit for this week's queue, spotlights a LA-based shop whose business boomed after Hurricane Katrina. Learning how this shop bounced back is a great example of a successful business.

   
 

[ Volume X Issue 11 ]   [ March 14, 2008 ]

 exclusive editorial  > Capture  > Creation  > Output  > Finishing


A Winning Team
Perhaps the owners of Crystal Clear Imaging in Harahan, LA should have known they’d be up against a challenge when they opened their sign shop on April Fools Day. Arthur Boisfontaine, Johnny Davidson, and Guy Keller started the business back in 1999. Just into their sixth year of business, at the end of August 2005, they found themselves in the center of one of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history...more >>


 

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Revving Up Profits with Wraps
Adding a new service to your sign shop is overwhelming. Questions such as—"What is the demand?" "Will we be good at it?" and more importantly, "Is it profitable?" all need to be addressed. Expanding your current business or starting your own is not something to be taken lightly. More often than not, those interested in vehicle wraps have experience with cars. What they may not have is experience wrapping them. Rod Voegele, CEO, GatorWraps, started his Las Vegas, NV-based business with no previous wrap experience. With a background in customer service and marketing, Voegele’s car-related experience involved custom paint jobs. Realizing the potential of vehicle wraps...more >>

The One Stop Shop
Ask any commercial or large format print specialist who ventures into variable data printing (VDP), and they’re likely confide that VDP not only requires an investment in hardware and software technologies but also a whole new way of thinking about and selling print. "VDP is different than signage," suggests Shawn O’Neal, general manager, Conestoga DPI, a central PA-based print supplier that offers both digital commercial print and large format display graphics. "When you print a sign," he explains, "it’s one and done. Or, take trade show displays, for example. You may produce...more >>

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 industry news  > Capture  > Creation  > Output  > Finishing  


HP Targets Graphic Arts Market with New Technologies - Digital Printing

Cyrious Software Releases New Credit Card Module - Workflow

Océ Systems Recognized by On Demand Best of Show Program - Digital Printing

Roland DGA Recognized for Outstanding Achievements - Digital Printing

Vehicle Wrap Demo by 3M in Mutoh’s Booth at ISA - Wide Format Printing

FujiFilm Dimatix Collaborates with Agilent - Inks

Gandinnovations Appoints New COO - Digital Printing

HP Indigo Completes PANTONE Goe Ink Mixing Licensing - Digital Printing

Océ Calls for Applications for Green Reprographer Award - Digital Printing

Xerox 8265 Receives Best of Show Honors -Digital Printing

NUR Macroprinters Finalizes Sale of Business to HP - Wide Format Printing

Budget Wraps Launches a Spin-off Subsidiary, Budget-Inks - Inks

Canon Showcases Large Format Printing at On Demand - Wide Format Printing

signsearch, Inc. Teams with HP for Sweepstakes - Wide Format Printing

Mondi Presents First Tape Innovation Days Conference - Media & Substrates

Glen Raven Announces New Name for Company - Media & Substrates

Digital Cutting Solutions from Zund - Finishing

Caldera Graphics Launches Full Support for Fujifilm Acuity - Workflow

EFI and 3M Team to Deliver Exceptional Display Graphics Quality - Inks

 

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