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Go for green

Our annual Widthwise Surveys over the years have highlighted the fact that environmental issues have been on and off PSPs agendas like ….. Those those of you with retail clients at least, will know the environment is very much back in focus, and the SDEA used Stylo’s stand at the 100% Design show to hammer home the point – introducing a new ‘green tool’ that it believes will “bring more business to its members by being a cost effective method for suppliers to evaluate the key contributors to sustainability”. Time to put the environment back top of your agenda?

Designs on new customers?

Are you reading this on a mobile device at 100% Design? Or perhaps you’re just catching your breath from a trip to Decorex International earlier in the week. If either of those apply please let me know – I’d very much like to talk to you in relation to our Think Bigger campaign – an initiative to get large-format print possibilities in front of a wider creative audience.

Focus for the future

So, HP is hoping to reinvent the office copier sector via its $1bn acquisition of Samsung. And with its newly announced ‘UVgel’ printing technology Canon is pledging revolutionary products for the large-format roll-to-roll market. In the latest issue of Image Reports, Duncan Ferguson - in his new role as executive director, professional printing and robotics - talked about the company’s development into areas like video projection and sensing technologies (http://www.imagereportsmag.co.uk/features/business/7380-duncan-ferguson-executive-director-professional-printing-and-robotics-epson). The upcoming October issue of the mag carries an interview with Durst CEO Christoph Gamper who outlines that company’s strategy to continue its own reinvention by providing new “visual experiences.” What impact, if any, do you think all this refocusing will have on the LF print sector?

Is there sexual discrimination in this sector?

New research from the Cass Business School, the University of Warwick and the University of Wisconsin shows that women ask for wage rises just as often as men, but men are 25% more likely to get a raise when they ask. What’s your take on that? 

To 3D or not to 3D?

That is certainly a question many PSPs are asking themselves these days, as the technology’s potential for extending promotional graphics services hits home. Here we see what amazing things US company Carisma has been achieving with its 3D printer, and in the new issue of Image Reports Simon Olley, MD of Stylographics outlines the company’s strategy for investing in the Massivit 1800 system. Is a 3D printer on your wish list – let me know.