Two Things That Really Caught My Attention at the SGIA Expo

October 28, 2014

Brick WrapLast week I made a quick trip to Las Vegas to check out some of the latest and greatest in the world of graphics at the SGIA Show. Many of the vendors were showing new and improved machinery for outputting graphics in every way imaginable. Those things didn’t get me particularly excited as they were evolutionary.

There were two things I saw that truly caught my attention. The first was in the 3M booth where they were showing how the same material used in vehicle wraps could be applied to a rough surface such as a brick wall (see photo at right). I was at the show with a friend who does vehicle wraps and he immediately wanted to apply a wrap to a rock wall on the outside of his shop. It isn’t hard to let the imagination run wild with all kinds of ways this could be used.

After the show day, I was invited to a private function with Epson and it was there I saw something else that caught my attention. Part of their event included a beachwear fashion show. Both swimsuits and wraps worn by the models were printed using Epson’s garment printers. Of course the models caught my attention, but I thought it was really neat how the same design was on both their suits and wraps. Many people think of garment printers only for t-shirts and they can do much more!

If you have graphics software knowledge, it is fairly easy to adapt that software knowledge to output on a wide variety of devices. The possibilities truly are endless!

Post Discussion

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like…

Business Improvement 2020

Boosting Your Business in the New Year and New Decade

How did you promote your business when 2010 rolled over on the calendar? Did you even have a business ten years ago? Maybe you were part of a different business. The same questions could be asked about where things stood even a year ago. Let's...

Read More

Seamless Textures Unleashed

Seamless Textures Unleashed Now on Facebook

Over the years, we've had a number of Web sites in different areas that were all managed on the Graphics Unleashed Facebook page. Two months ago we rolled out a separate Facebook page for Vehicle Templates Unleashed. Now we have created a...

Read More

Tech Disasters

Week of Tech Disasters and Solutions

The local weather was spectacular a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to take a day off to have some fun. So I planned a day of scuba diving that Friday to end the week on a high note. The diving went well, but the day before was the beginning of...

Read More

Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III is author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences. His first Web site was built in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013.

Recent Posts

Pro WordPress Help

WordPress Web design

Graphics Unleashed Donations

$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $5