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Still on the sidelines

With the appointment of Robert Flather, MD of Kolbus UK, as new chairman of Picon, comes the resurgence of my long gnawing feeling that large-format is not very well represented by print trade bodies. Despite digital inkjet now being well-established, and one of the most vibrant print sectors, it still seems to be sidelined. How do we change that, and ensure this sector’s issues are given proper attention?

Shout out

Do you know of kit/consumables vendors that are supporting creatives - and thus helping grow the interest in, and demand for, large-format digital inkjet print - by giving products and specialist know-how to schools, colleges etc.? Or perhaps you are? Let me know and I’ll do my bit to help raise awareness too.

Technicolour dream job

Just look at what SignAway has done with London Bridge! We need more of these ‘statement’ jobs to get the message out there that large-format inkjet print has fabulous creative potential. Let me know if you’ve completed anything with such a public ‘wow’ factor.

Drupa bound?

Figures released by Fespa on the number of international visitors to its show in Cologne this past May, has me wondering whether we Brits are up for two mainland Europe shows next year. Some of the wide-format PSPs I’ve been speaking to seem to be questioning whether it’s worth going to Drupa when they think they will have seen most of what they want to see at the preceding Fespa Digital.

What are your intentions?

Stretch and flex

How flexible are you in your approach to diversification? And are sensor embedded textiles on your radar? Perhaps those of you thinking of getting in on the action when it comes to supplying the growing customised printed sportswear market should note the name BeBop sensors – see the news item below and all will become clear!