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The Future of Large Format Printing

NOVEMBER 19, 2019| SpeedPro Saint Petersburg



Insights into the world of large format printing in 2020.

Whether you are ready or not, 2020 is just a few moments away. New technological advances will be discovered, economies will be changed, and the world of large format printing will be altered. In recent years, we have seen incredible amounts of progress in our industry and this coming year is going to be another one filled with positive changes. Our SpeedPro of St. Petersburg team is constantly researching and here are some of the trends that we believe will be gaining steam in the new year. 


In our world, having the ability to change on a dime and innovate is crucial. Each job is different and requires a different set of skills, tools, and thinking in order to accomplish it in the most efficient way possible. 2020 is going to be a year where customization and personalization are huge. More and more businesses are craving unique attributes to set them apart and many of those come from the projects that large format printers, like ourselves, accomplish. From hospitals to sporting venues to restaurants, large format printing customization is going to be on the rise and we’re ready. 

New Applications

As the clock moves forward, more and more businesses are craving signage and eye-catching wall graphics. There are many advantages to these and soft signage. Business owners adore soft signage because of its lightweight and flexible qualities. There are also certain fabric materials that are environmentally friendly, a quality that many organizations desire. Printed media can be used for the following:

  • Backlit signage
  • Tradeshow graphics
  • Flags
  • Banners
  • Table drapes
  • Theatrical displays
  • Custom upholstery
  • home/office decor

These are just a few of the plethora of potential options for new applications. Both designers and business owners are enjoying these innovations so far and will into the next year. 


When combined, LED technology and advancements in large format printing are powerful. This union is a major reason why illuminated displays are rising in popularity. They are cost-effective, bright, and can serve as that jaw-dropping ad that you need to set your business apart. 

How We See the Future

It is clear that the large format printing industry is on its way to becoming much faster, accurate, and creative. We believe that applications for large format printing will continue to expand and we believe that more and more surfaces will be able to be printed on. New discoveries in ink and printing technology will surely change the landscape of what is possible! For people like us who print imagination, all of these adaptations are exciting!

These trends are going to make a massive impact in our industry and we are excited to utilize them to our advantage to print gorgeous designs for our amazing Tampa Bay Area business owners! To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today!

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