PRINT18 is Over: A Retrospective

PRINT18 took place in Chicago from September 30 to October 2, 2018. It was only the second time CloudLab participated, but already, we increased our booth size and presence compared to the previous year!

PRINT is one of the world’s most innovative trade fairs

The friendly people from whattheythink.com also paid our booth a little visit and took advantage of the opportunity to ask our CEO Marc Horriar to tell them a little bit about the history of CloudLab. The result can be seen here.

New features of printQ version 4.0

Visitors to the trade show were presented with the latest version of our modular Web to Print Cloud solution printQ. printQ is based on the Magento eCommerce system and represents a unique all-in-one solution for the online sale of print products.

Here is a selection of the new features in version 4:

  • provision of an InDesign plug-in for improved testing of the templates created there for usability
  • PDF layouts can now be uploaded in the editor
  • the responsive display has been significantly improved overall
  • our 3D packaging design extension has been integrated into the standard (in connection with the Ultimate license)

3D Packaging Design

Packaging is on everyone's lips in the U.S. as well. That's why our powerful 3D packaging design extension, which recently won the 2018 InterTech™ Technology Award and was named the trade fair's Red Hot Technology, generated extremely lively interest. More information about the technology is available here.

USA site to be expanded

Our U.S. division, which was established in January 2017, has now successfully positioned itself in the market and supports customers both in the USA and Canada as well as in Central and South America.The need for a flexible software solution such as printQ and also the associated market potential are enormous, particularly in the USA, especially as there is currently no comparable product on the market. This is just one of the many reasons why we are currently expanding our sales team in the USA and have two positions open.

Our summary of PRINT18:

We were able to make many exciting contacts and win more than 200 new prospects for us, including international companies from Russia, South America, India, China, Canada and of course the USA. Thanks to all visitors, partners and customers for the successful event.