December '22

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Digital printing is here to stay and in a big way. Multi-product, high-mix, low- volume production, the digital print- on-demand market is exploding with an expected CAGR of 26.1% from 2022 to 2030 and market forecasted growth of 65% over the next 10 years to reach $230 billion by 2029. COVID-19 fueled a surge in e-commerce sales, which saw a staggering 10 years' worth of growth during a 90-day period in 2020 and greatly increased demand for digital print with no end in sight — and printers are answering the call. Businesses with digital printing capabilities today can, for example, have 100 websites selling 1,000 designs and infinite custom options but not print a single item until payment. • Direct-to-garment is one of the fastest growing segments in print today • Direct-to-film is taking the market by storm with lower-cost options • Wide-format is expected to swell to $11.4 billion by 2026, CAGR 5.4% Risk can be low and ROI high in the bil- lion-dollar digital print market. Yet, one company recently invested $250,000 into digital printing equipment and went out of business in less than two years — while an- other invested the same amount, and then an additional $4 million in less than four years because business is booming. e dif- ference? e latter enlisted the experience and expertise of Millcraft. MORE THAN JUST PAPER As the leading Midwest-based wholesale distributor of paper, from luxury and brand packaging to boxes, banners, and sign material, Millcraft has more than 100 years of experience in the print market. We proudly represent hundreds of manu- facturers and have specialists in nearly ev- ery aspect of the supply chain. Millcraft offers solutions to help busi- nesses succeed with customized direct-to- garment, direct-to-film, and wide-format printer packages. Featuring industry-lead- ing printing equipment, plotters, and operational software as an authorized Mimaki ® dealer, Millcraft's certified tech- nicians on staff are available to install, an- swer questions, troubleshoot, and support the growth of your business. Millcraft Wide-Format Specialist Mike Barrett, whose expertise includes more than 25 years in wide-format printing, says, "We have real-world production ex- perience and the knowledge to teach you how to be successful. Along with our ca- pabilities and industry expertise, we can supply the equipment and materials, and assist with installation, training, and sup- port. Our experts help customers with layout, workflow, and determining ROI." WIRE-TO-WIRE WITH MILLCRAFT Millcraft Garment and Textile Print Specialist Eric Deem says, "Investing in digital printing equipment requires expertise, and training is necessary. We don't simply ship customers a box and leave them on their own. Millcraft guides the entire process, from wire-to-wire. We can help you get up and running more quickly, and with precision." Digital printing equipment options are vast, details per company size and needs are complex, but getting started with Millcraft is as simple as a phone conversation. For a site survey and shop floor layout, opti- mal workflow, and expertly calculated ROI budgeted down to your ink, materials, and square foot costs alongside your equipment – speak with a Millcraft expert directly. "When you're looking to open up a new mar- ket and take your business to another level," Barrett says, "digital print isn't going anywhere and the segment will only continue to grow." When you're ready for your slice of the $230 billion digital print pie, enlist exper- tise first — and get started yesterday at just-paper What's the Secret to Getting Your Slice of the $230 Billion Digital Print Pie? It's no secret – here's how. PAID ADVERTISING

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