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!

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