As we rounded the corner into the second half of 2022, we saw our first glimpse into the printing, signage, and marketing industry heading back to somewhat normal operations. That’s not to say there are not still challenges that lie ahead, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel we can look forward to. From increased tradeshows to coming up with creative project solutions, PIP Metro Indy has worked hard this quarter to exceed our customers expectations of our services. We plan to keep that momentum up into Q4 as we explore what’s in store for both our team and our customers.

Here are the top 4 industry trends on the horizon for Q4:

1. Conference and Tradeshow Season in Full Swing

The end of the year tradeshow season is in full swing, with the PIP Metro Indy team working closely with countless event organizers to ensure their events are a success. There’s no sign of stopping, as new events are popping up daily, as they are trying to reach new audiences and customers. As we’ve mentioned in our Q2 2022 Wrap-Up, audiences are seeking a personalized experience from event planners through conference swag, carefully curated sessions/activities and marketing materials branded to high heaven to help navigate the conference experience. This trend is set to continue into Q4, with the conference circuit ready for event planners who will shake up the conventional giveaways and signage. We’d love to help you craft your next event experience from idea to your end customer; give our expert team a call to schedule a discovery meeting to see how we can assist.

2. Branded Promotional Products Experiencing Delays

The ever-present trend of continued delays of promotional products and large signage raw materials is still holding steady and is not looking to speed up into Q4. Both the PIP Metro Indy team and our vendors are doing everything possible to ensure customers have their branded swag and promotional products by their deadline. Depending on your event or turnaround time, the PIP Metro Indy team might have to get creative and help you find alternative products, vendors, or ideas to ensure we can meet your deadlines and expectations. While we recommend you plan ahead as early as possible, we understand that isn’t always an option. We will advise you and your team of any potential product delays as soon as we are made aware, but some latency could be expected. If you have any questions about deadlines or turnaround times, please give our expert team a call to discuss your project’s specific needs.

3. Reduced Material Stock Continues

Many of our paper and signage material providers are continuing to experience delays in raw materials due to shipping, plant shutdowns and a variety of factors outside their control. However, the PIP Metro Indy team is making great headway into finding alternative vendors, suppliers, and products at competitive rates for our customers. If you had a product or stock in mind that we are not able to find, we will work to find you a solution with a comparable product within your budget and timeline. If you want to discuss what materials would be the best for an upcoming project, give our expert team a call!

4. Unique Signage Draws Crowds

As mentioned above on the continuing growth of tradeshows and events, our customers are always on the lookout for creative ways to display signage and branding that helps them stand out from the crowd. These could range from show-stopping acrylic logo signs, 3D lettering on a wall or building, unique hanging systems to display signage and much more — you’re only limited by your creativity. The PIP Metro Indy team customizes every project that comes through our doors, and we want your ideas to help leverage your branding and differentiate you from your competition however you see fit. If you need some inspiration or have ideas for your next custom signage project, give our expert team a call to see how we can help.

Our team is here to support you and find the best solution for any of your upcoming projects. We’re keeping an eye on the latest trends in printing and signage to keep our customers on the cutting edge to stand out from their competition. If you need some additional inspiration, check out our Pinterest for past projects we’ve completed. 

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