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Good job!

The images from Agfa of the restored doors to a key part of the Byodo-in Buddhist temple near Kyoto in Japan provide that ‘wow’ factor that we so want to get across to would be wide-format digital inkjet customers – particularly those who may never before have thought of the process as an option for what they want to achieve. If you have any awe inspiring images of digitally printed wide-format work please let me have them, together with a few lines on the job. I’ll aim to get them into the Image Reports gallery of work, but also onto our Think Bigger website for creatives, and onto the associated Think Bigger Pinterest boards. Thank you.

Happy to help?

I have been contacted by someone who has worked for a small family-owned print business for almost 10 years and is thinking about branching out on his own, disillusioned with the way his bosses shrug their shoulders at decreasing profit, bemoan the cost of upgrading and complain that the trade "isn't like the old days". My twentysomething contact is working on his own business plan and needs data and input on the fine art digital printing sector. If you are willing to help drop me a line.

Want to do business in Germany?

NRW Invest, the economic development agency of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, will be talking to UK companies about opportunities to either enter the German market, or expand their presence there if already established, at a free Digitization and Innovation in Industry and Business event in London on 3 December. Details can be found at

Good to see

Well done to TheMagicTouch for stepping up to the plate and putting print in front of youngsters as a possible career choice at the upcoming Skills Show at the NEC later this week. Working with Proskills and the National Apprenticeship Service the company is helping showcase what the industry can offer – certainly a step the in the right direction and one to be applauded – but it’s a shame we aren’t making more noise given the industry’s size and scope. Maybe next time…

Are you in Milan?

Has Itma 2015 enticed you? If so, let me know what you think of the multitude of new large-format textile printers making their first appearance at the specialist textile show. What developments have turned you on? And where is there still necessary R&D work to be done before you are convinced you should enter the market?