Large format printer market projected to reach $11.4 billion by 2026

Large format printer market projected to reach $11.4 billion by 2026

According to recent industry research, the large format printer market is projected to reach $11.4 billion in US dollars by 2026 from $8.8 billion in 2021.  Small businesses, large businesses, all types of businesses are looking at new and different ways to market themselves and support their customers with different and innovative sales and promotion tools that come from wide format equipment and applications.

With this industry, growth comes many questions, concerns, worries, and curiosities from companies who are either looking to take the leap for the first time or expand their current operations.  To help demystify the many facets of large format printing, Mac Papers and Packaging is unveiling a weekly series called Mac Knows, featuring Sales Director Sean Profera.  In this weekly series, Sean will provide tips, insights, trends, address FAQs, offer product knowledge, and, generally, transfer his knowledge from over 20 years in the industry to help companies make smart, empowered, confident buying decisions.

The first segment offers a look into the background and experience of Sean Profera and sets the stage for future episodes that rely upon Sean’s know-how to help others who are thinking about exploring or going bigger with their wide format business initiatives.

For more information contact us or call us at 844.MAC.WIDE.

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Know the code!

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Know the code!

President Reagan was famous for turning a phrase. In 1986 he said that “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” His line got applause and laughs and still gets quoted often today. Well, putting aside President Reagan’s dig at government inefficiency, there’s a government program that’s a well-kept secret…an IRS program…that can really help your business. It’s called Section 179 of IRS Tax Code. And you need to know the code because it can be a great tool for you in building your business. We’ll explain this a bit more shortly.

Everywhere you turn, the story is the same. Ships stuck at ports, supply chain chaos reigns, inflation is spiking. There are major headwinds affecting all countries, all businesses, all industries. If you’re a business owner, the constant stream of unsettling news is enough to make you just throw up your hands and accept fate. But you can’t do that.

Despite rising costs and equipment and materials shortages, you still have customers to serve. And the pace of change of technology demands that you stay in step or ahead of your competition to deliver value to your customers. You can’t duck for cover and hope it gets better. You need to invest in your business with equipment, machinery, materials, software. You need to generate sales and revenue now. And you need to do this smartly. So, what do you do?

For starters, there’s no denying the shortage of equipment, the competition for limited supplies and the steep up-turn in prices. But that’s where Section 179 of the Tax Code comes in. Section 179 may provide you with a significant financial benefit if you act now, purchase needed business supplies and take delivery before the end of calendar year 2021.

Section 179 is an expensing method offered as an incentive to business owners to invest in their business with the purchase of new equipment.  Typically, most companies will depreciate the cost of equipment or machinery or software over the course of a few years. But Section 179 allows you to fully-deduct the entire purchase price for property you place into service in 2021. You immediately lower your tax liability with equipment that helps you generate revenue now.

If you’re a small printing shop specializing in banners, signs and printing on a variety of materials in a variety of sizes, you may be interested in buying a new Digital Cutter at an approximate cost of $180,000. You could depreciate that equipment $36,000 per year over the course of 5 years, or you could take advantage of Section 179 and fully deduct the $180,000 cost on your 2021 tax return.

Tax codes can be tricky stuff but there’s some great information found on the Geneva Capital website that explains how businesses can benefit from Section 179. Of course, it’s always best to consult your tax advisor or accountant on all of these issues. But time is short on this calendar year, and equipment supply is even shorter.

Act fast, learn more and see if you can make Section 179 work to your advantage this year.

Calculate your savings with the interactive PDF that allows you to enter the MSRP for equipment to reveal the potential tax benefits. When you’re ready to act, call us at 844.MAC.WIDE or complete and submit the credit application and we’ll be in touch immediately to help you.




Introducing Argent® All-In-One Media for Multiple Applications!

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Introducing Argent® All-In-One Pressure-Sensitive Vinyl

The versatile wide format media was developed for use in multiple applications and is ideal for floors, walls and windows

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (August 4, 2021)

Mac Papers and Packaging, one of the largest paper and packaging distributors in the Southeast U.S., announced today the addition of Argent® All-In-One removable pressure-sensitive vinyl to its exclusive line of wide format media.

“We’re incredibly excited to offer Argent All-In-One media to our customers,” stated Chris Jones, Vice President of Wide Format & Graphics at Mac Papers and Packaging. “The pressure-sensitive vinyl was developed for use in multiple applications, including one-step floor graphics, wall graphics and window signage, making it extremely versatile and cost-effective.”

Argent All-In-One is ideal for use as a floor graphic. The slightly textured non-slip (UL-410 rated) facestock enables an easy one-step process with no need to apply an overlaminate. Argent All-In-One is suitable for a wide variety of surfaces including tile, sealed concrete, polished stone, countertops, painted walls, glass and stainless steel.

“Since Argent All-In-One can be used on a wide range of surfaces, it’s cost-effective for printers and super easy to color match,” stated Jones. “We recently used the product for a creative door-to-floor application at our IDEA Center™ in Orlando. Instead of needing to run two types of media, we were able to use Argent All-In-One for both.”

Argent All-In-One media is compatible with eco-solvent, solvent, latex and UV printers. ​Easy to install with easy removal for up to six months, Argent All-In-One can also handle heavy foot traffic.

Argent All-In-One is in stock and available at Mac Papers + Packaging distribution centers across the Southeast. To learn more about Argent All-In-One, view our product information sheet below.

For more information about the full line of Argent media, including digital banners, pressure-sensitive digital vinyls, UV laminates, digital imaging papers and rigid media, visit macpapers.com/argent.

About Mac Papers and Packaging

One of the largest wholesale distributors in the southeastern United States, Mac Papers and Packaging is a trusted distribution partner for paper and print, packaging materials and equipment, wide format products and equipment, facility supplies and office products. The company also converts and prints an extensive range of standard and custom envelopes at its state-of-the-art converting facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The First Coast city is also home to the company’s headquarters office. Founded in 1965, Mac Papers and Packaging operates distribution centers and Mini Mac® retail stores throughout the Southeast.

Mac Papers and Packaging is owned by Monomoy Capital Partners, a private equity firm with $1.6 billion in committed capital that invests in middle-market businesses in the manufacturing, industrial, distribution and consumer products sectors.

To learn more, please visit www.macpapers.com and follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram.




Roland Printers in Stock and Ready to Deliver!

Roland Printers in Stock and Ready to Deliver!

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We just received a new shipment of the most in-demand Roland eco-solvent printers/cutters and we’re pleased to make them available to our customers! Our wide format experts manage the entire equipment process for you, from delivery and installation to calibration. We also stock all of the Roland inks and recommended media. Count on Mac Papers + Packaging for all of your wide format needs!

300 Roland VG2 540

TrueVIS VG2-540

54″ Eco-solvent Printer/Cutter

300 Roland VG2 640

TrueVIS VG2-640

64″ Eco-solvent Printer/Cutter

300 SG2 300

TrueVIS SG2-300

30″ Eco-solvent Printer/Cutter

300 BN 20

VersaStudio BN-20

Desktop Inkjet Printer/Cutter

For More Information Call 844.MAC.WIDE (622.9433) or Fill Out the Form Below.




End-of-year sale on Mimaki, CWT & Fluid Color demo units!

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Don't miss this great EOY sale on Wide Format demo units!

We’re pleased to bring our customers great end-of-year sale prices on demo units from leading equipment manufacturers Mimaki, CWT Toolworks and Fluid Color! Pricing includes installation and training by our wide format experts.

Mimaki CJV300-130 Plus

  • 54″ printer/cutter 8-color demo unit
  • Sale price of $15,995
  • Comes with full set of SS21 ink
  • Price includes inbound freight*
  • 3-year warranty included**
  • Includes installation and training by our Wide Format experts
  • Click here to download info sheet
*Additional freight charges may apply for out-of-Florida delivery or for special delivery requests. ** 12 months of Total Care and 24 months of Parts Plus.
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CWT Apex Plus 2516

  • 5’x8′ multi-tool digital flatbed cutter w/ conveyor
  • Sale price of $89,995
  • PC, Monitor, Software
  • CCD Camera
  • Creasing Wheel, Drag Knife, Kiss Cut, Bevel V-Cut
  • Electric Oscillating Tool
  • Auto Knife Initialization
  • 1.8kw Router w/ Auto Tool Changer
  • Debris Vacuum
  • 1-year parts and 1-year labor warranty included
  • Includes installation and training by our Wide Format experts
  • Price of inbound freight TBD

Fluid Color R84F Turbo

  • 4’x8′ UV flatbed printer
  • Sale price of $94,995
  • Dual Row Ricoh Gen 6 Heads CMYK+WW
  • PC, Monitor, Topjet Software
  • Onyx Thrive v19 RIP Software
  • 2-year parts and 1-year labor warranty included
  • Includes installation and training by our Wide Format experts
  • Price of inbound freight TBD
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For More Information:

Contact your Mac Papers + Packaging account manager or call the Wide Format team directly at 844.MAC.WIDE (622.9433).




Reimagined Wide Format IDEA Center™ in Orlando!

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Mac Papers Announces its Wide Format IDEA Center™ in Orlando!

Mac Papers is pleased to announce its reimagined Wide Format IDEA Center™ in Orlando, Florida. The new name and space design reflect the purpose of the center as a hub for wide format inspiration, demonstrations, education and applications.

Visitors to the IDEA Center will get hands-on experience with the latest wide format equipment from leading manufacturers including Roland, Epson, CWT and Fluid Color. The IDEA Center will also provide wide format education opportunities, from hardware and software training to workshops on a variety of topics including equipment, printing techniques and interesting applications.

“Our revamped IDEA Center is yet another example of Mac Papers’ strong commitment to thoroughly serve the growing wide format market,” stated Mac Papers Director of Wide Format Ash Weekley. “We’re extremely excited to share this enhanced experience with our customers.”

Mac Papers’ wide format experts will utilize the IDEA Center to advise and collaborate with its diverse customer base of printers, sign shops and end users in all areas of wide and grand format.

“Wide format can create substantial value for businesses and elevate their brands in a multitude of ways,” stated Weekley. “From dye sublimation and apparel to vehicle graphics, signage, and promotional products, we have the capability to cover it all at our IDEA Center.”

View the video below to take a virtual spin through the IDEA Center, and click here to visit our IDEA Center web page.




COVID-19 safety signs available to download.

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Need reminders for employees, customers and visitors of ways they can minimize the risk of getting and transmitting COVID-19? We are pleased to offer two downloadable 3’h x 5’w banners created by our wide format team and featuring CDC recommended practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Please find links to both banners below. Stay safe and be well!




Mac Papers is Now an Authorized Epson Dealer

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Mac Papers is Now an Authorized Epson Dealer


Company sells and supports all lines of Epson wide format portfolio

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (December 11, 2019) – Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the southeastern United States, has announced that it is an authorized dealer of Epson wide format equipment as well as Epson inks and media.

“We are thrilled to be an Epson dealer with the opportunity to provide Epson’s entire portfolio of outstanding wide format printing solutions,” said Ash Weekley, wide format business development manager at Mac Papers. “Adding such a respected brand to our offering of wide format equipment from industry leaders further enhances our ability to meet our customers’ growing demands for optimized quality and production.”

Mac Papers sells and supports all lines of Epson wide format equipment, as well as inks and media, including Epson’s S-Series (eco-solvent), P-Series (aqueous), T-Series (technical), F-Series (dye sublimation), and DTG (direct to garment). The company also provides its customers hands-on experience with Epson printers housed at the Mac Papers Wide Format Demo Center in Orlando, Florida.

“Epson’s world-class print technology combined with Mac Papers’ experienced technical support team and multiple stocking locations gives us the ability to meet our customers’ needs more effectively than anyone else in the Southeast,” stated Weekley.

For additional information or to schedule a visit to the Mac Papers Demo Center, contact us at 844.MAC.WIDE or wideformat@macpapers.com.

About Mac Papers
One of the largest wholesale distributors in the southeastern United States, Mac Papers is a trusted distribution partner for paper and print, packaging, facility supplies and office products. The company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and operates branch locations and retail stores throughout the S.E. Mac Papers is a third generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1965. Please visit macpapers.com or follow us on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

Wide Format
Commercial printers, sign companies and wholesale printers rely on Mac Papers for their wide format needs, from media and equipment to training and expert technical service. Mac Papers partners with the top names in wide format media to ensure the materials its customers need are available across the company’s branch locations. They also offer their exclusive Argent™ line of wide format media. Mac Papers represents the leading printing and finishing equipment providers in the industry including Roland, Mimaki and Epson. Their equipment offering includes eco-solvent, UV, aqueous and dye sublimation printers, plus cutters and routers. Mac Papers supports the equipment with training and expert technical service, and provides customers with hands-on equipment and media experience at its Wide Format Demo Center in Orlando and through special events at branch locations.

Media Contact:
Caryn King
Caryn.King@macpapers.com
904.263.5628




Mac Papers Adds Rigid Media to Argent™ Wide Format Lineup

New Argent offering includes PVC board, corrugated plastic and styrene

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (August 1, 2019) – Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the southeastern United States, has added rigid materials to its exclusive Argent™ portfolio of wide format media. The Argent product line now includes PVC board, corrugated plastic and styrene rigid materials for a variety of media applications.

“The addition of rigid materials to our Argent product line reflects our commitment to expand our offering with high-quality wide format media that commercial printers, sign and display companies and end users want,” stated Ash Weekley, wide format business development manager at Mac Papers. “We’re confident that our Argent rigid products deliver consistent performance and industry-leading attributes.”

Argent rigid materials are carton packed to facilitate efficient delivery and storage. Printed sample sheets are available by request through Mac Papers’ online Sample Center at macpapers.com/samplecenter.

For more information about Argent rigid materials as well as the full line of Argent wide format media, which also includes digital banners, pressure-sensitive digital vinyls, UV laminates and digital imaging paper, visit macpapers.com/argent.

Argent wide format media products are inventoried at Mac Papers’ locations across the Southeast. In addition to offering wide format media, Mac Papers represents the leading printing and finishing equipment providers in the industry, and supports the equipment with training and expert technical service. Mac Papers’ wide format experts also provide customers with hands-on equipment and media experience at the company’s wide format demo center in Orlando, Florida, and through special events at branch locations.

About Mac Papers

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Mac Papers is one of the largest wholesale distributors in the southeastern United States. The company is a distribution partner for paper and print, packaging, facility supplies and office products. Mac Papers works with best-in-class suppliers to help businesses and consumers deliver quality results, boost efficiency and improve their bottom line. The company operates branch locations and retail stores across the southeastern U.S. Mac Papers is a third generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1965. Our sister company Mac Papers Envelope Converters converts and prints an extensive range of standard and custom envelopes – 16 million per day – utilizing the latest in equipment and technology. For more information, please visit macpapers.com or follow us on Twitter @macpapers and LinkedIn.

Media Contacts:

John Herbkersman
John.Herbkersman@macpapers.com
904.348.3237

Caryn King
Caryn.King@macpapers.com
904.263.5628




Mac Papers Announces New Argent™ Wide Format Media Guide

New guide includes Argent media samples and product specifications

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 25, 2019) – Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the southeastern United States, has introduced a media guide for its exclusive Argent™ brand of wide format media. The guide includes samples of Argent digital banners, pressure-sensitive digital vinyls, UV laminates and digital imaging papers. It also offers detailed product features, technical data, ink compatibility and applications.

“We’re extremely pleased to get our new Argent media guide into customers’ hands,” stated Ash Weekley, wide format business development manager at Mac Papers. “We are committed to offering high-quality wide format media products to commercial printers, sign and display companies and end users, and the Argent product line is an important part of that commitment. We’ll continue to expand our Argent portfolio to ensure the utmost in quality and consistency.”

The guide is available by request through Mac Papers’ online Sample Center at macpapers.com/samplecenter. Individual 10” x 8” sample/spec sheets are also available to order on the site via a dropdown menu under the Argent Wide Format Media tab. For more information about the Argent lineup of wide format media, visit macpapers.com/argent or send an email to: wideformat@macpapers.com.

Argent wide format media products are inventoried at Mac Papers’ locations across the Southeast. In addition to offering wide format media, Mac Papers represents the leading printing and finishing equipment providers in the industry, and supports the equipment with training and expert technical service. The Mac Papers wide format experts also provide customers with hands-on equipment and media experience at the company’s wide format demo center in Orlando, Florida, and through special events at branch locations.

About Mac Papers

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Mac Papers is one of the largest wholesale distributors in the southeastern United States. The company is a distribution partner for paper and print, packaging, wide format, facility supplies and office products. Mac Papers works with best-in-class suppliers to help businesses and consumers deliver quality results, boost efficiency and improve their bottom line. The company operates branch locations and retail stores across the southeastern U.S. Mac Papers is a third generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1965. Its sister company Mac Papers Envelope Converters converts and prints an extensive range of standard and custom envelopes – 16 million per day – utilizing the latest in equipment and technology. For more information, please visit macpapers.com or follow us on Twitter @macpapers and LinkedIn.

Media Contacts:
John Herbkersman
John.Herbkersman@macpapers.com
904.348.3237

Caryn King
Caryn.King@macpapers.com
904.263.5628

 




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