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Wide-Format Summit, July 2022

This July, Kristen will be speaking at Wide-format Summit. This exclusive, invitation-only, relationship-building event takes place July 25 – 27, 2022, at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The event is presented by Wide-format Impressions and Printing United Alliance, both part of NAPCO Media. The summit’s main goal is to give senior managers and business executives insight into current and future wide-format printing technology. In addition, it aims to give decision-makers strategic-level insights into how they can improve and optimize their business. Kristen has been contributing to the Wide-format Impressions blog since the fall of 2021. She is so excited to be participating in this event.

Kristen presents at the Wide-format Summit Tuesday at 11:10 AM.

To B2B or to B2C? That Is the Question for Your Textile Printing Strategy.

For shop owners, textiles represent a lucrative, potentially enormous opportunity — but one that’s unlike most vertical markets for wide-format printing, with numerous possible approaches. This session will look at the considerations of targeting higher-volume commercial markets for decor and other textile applications versus personalized products for individual consumers.

If you are attending the Wide-format Summit, we hope you will be sure to attend Kristen’s presentation. Additionally, there are plenty of opportunities to talk with Kristen to learn more about printing for the interior design market. If you’re attending the summit, set up a time to talk with Kristen during the 1:1 Meeting Zone. Alternately, just stop Kristen in the hall or at one of the networking events to have a casual conversation.

Design Pool is constantly adding new printing partners.

If you’re a wide-format printer who wants to be able to tap into the Design Pool library to license patterns for our products, we encourage you to become one our printing partners. There are many benefits to being a Design Pool partner, including instant access to over 700 designs, all of which are already in seamless repeat and easy to scale. The best part? Since you license our patterns as opposed to buying them, you only pay us when you make a sale.

We believe strongly that digital, on-demand manufacturing is going to change the way interior designers source and specify products. Designers are eager to customize projects more and embrace low-waste manufacturing. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for wide-format printers.

If you’re unable to attend the summit but are interested in learning more about becoming a Design Pool partner, we encourage you to fill out our contact form to set up a phone call with Kristen. You can also plan on attending BDNY in New York City this November.

See you in Florida!

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Kristin Crane

Kristin Crane has designed jacquard designs for the home furnishing and residential jobber market for many years, with mills in the US and in China. Today, she writes about pattern and design trends for Design Pool from her home in Providence, Rhode Island. When not writing about fabric, she can be found weaving in her home studio or hiking along the Rhode Island coast.


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