This IDC Perspective discusses the 2018 SGIA show, the premier show in the large format digital printing market. The 2018 iteration of the event was the final SGIA show as the event is transforming into Printing United in 2019 with the idea of serving a wider set of attendees. The 2018 show was solid, with excellent attendance, manufacturers reporting strong buying activity, and new products and services entering the market.
"The final SGIA show illustrates the dynamic nature of the large format market. Manufacturers at the show are providing the next-generation tools and technologies that print service providers need to become more profitable," says Tim Greene, research director, Hardcopy Solutions at IDC.
Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd., Ricoh Company, Ltd., Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., Electronics for Imaging, Inc., Mutoh Holdings Co., Ltd., HP Inc., Canon Inc., Beijing JHF Technology Co. Ltd., Strategic Printing Solution, Inc., FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., J. Zimmer Maschinenbau GmbH, Durst