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InfoTrends Announces Study on Wide Format Printing’s Role in the Communications Mix

(Weymouth, MA) November 06, 2012...Signage and wide format graphics are an integral part of the marketing mix, and they represent an opportunity for print service providers to make an impression. However, entering the market, or growing an existing business, starts with understanding key trends that drive buyer markets. InfoTrends’ new multi-client study entitled Wide Format Printing: A Critical Element in the Communications Mix will uncover who buys wide format graphics, what they buy, and why.

Print buyers span a broad range of vertical markets, each with different needs. Wide format graphics play a unique role in each market’s evolving media mix. InfoTrends will examine wide format buyers across five vertical markets including retail, advertising, amusement/entertainment, events, and food services. “This study will identify market forces driving wide format graphics demand, purchasing behaviors of wide format buyers, and top purchasing criteria,” says Lisa Cross, Associate Director of InfoTrends’ Business Development Strategies Service. “It will also measure the impact of mobile technology on wide format applications and how this affects wide format graphics’ role in a cross-media world.” In this study, InfoTrends will describe best practices and rationale for moving from transactional to value-added selling as well as the tools and information print service providers require from equipment and supplies manufacturers to grow their wide format business.

Objectives of this study will:

  • Define the market and communications trends driving purchasing of wide format digital graphics
  • Benchmark key trends in applications, order volume, frequency, and more, compared to previous versions of this study completed in 2009 and 2011
  • Generate a definition of application eco-systems for key applications and markets

Wide format printer manufacturers, supplies manufacturers, system and supplies distributors, and major print service providers will all benefit from this research. For more information on Wide Format Printing: A Critical Element in the Communications Mix, please visit our online site or contact Scott Phinney at +1 781 616 2123 or

Early subscriber rates are available through December 31 2012: Early subscribers play a significant role in the design of this study.

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