It’s my first day back at my desk following the Fespa Global Summit in Munich at the end of last week and my inbox is full of product news etc., but we know that growth isn’t just about making the right equipment investment; it’s about strategic vision, clever development plans and good implementation. That was certainly one of the clear messages from the summit, but so few UK printers were there to hear it, and those that were no doubt already know it. What’s your take on that?
- 06 March 2014
Are things turning a corner in Ireland’s print community? News of the installation of the first HP FB700 in Northern Ireland – at Belfast-based design and production company Minprint – has me wondering if investment is starting to percolate again and how much that has to do with the various election campaigns coming up in Northern Ireland this year; something that Minprint says will impact on its print orders.
- 03 March 2014
It seems that every time I read a news report at the moment that there is a link to Twitter, Instagram or some other social media app. Celebrities, politicians, even the New York Stock Exchange are using it to either vent their anger, make an announcement or to publicise a product.
- 03 March 2014
Do you have business continuity plans you can put in front of insurers getting increasingly demanding in the wake of recent flooding? It’s an issue that has come up in a few conversations I’ve had with printers in recent weeks. If you’ve been asked to show more detailed plans than ever before I’d be interested to know – and whether those doing the asking are just insurers, or customers too?
- 27 February 2014
News of the PM opening Korean company InkTec's product demo suite in Oxfordshire actually got me thinking about export! We keep getting told that the UK needs to increase its export figures for significant long-term business growth. What are your thoughts on that in relation to the print sector?