What kind of ROI do you expect on a UV flatbed printer? And how much of that return do you expect to come from new customers/applications/markets thanks to the capability of the technology – especially if it’s your first UV flatbed? Obviously ROI is dependent on many factors, but what kind of figures do manufacturers need to be throwing about to convince you to invest?
The editor's blog
Lesley has been writing on the changing face of the UK commercial printing industry for over 20 years. Having graduated from London University to 'pasting-up' advertisements for Yellow Advertiser Group magazines and spending long hours at typesetters and printers proofing galleys and passing pages, Lesley migrated to writing about the print sector, starting out in the 1980s as a novice reporter on the long gone New in Printing magazine before becoming a news hack then news/features editor of PrintWeek (then LithoWeek!) where she also had the dubious pleasure of editing one of the first trade show 'dailies'. For the last ten years she worked as an editor of print titles for ST John Patrick Publishers and has been editor of Image Reports since late 2008.
- 17 May 2013
According to the findings of the 2013 Widthwise Survey - due to be published in the Widthwise Reports alongside the June issue of Image Reports - wide-format print producers expect to curtail their investment in software packages. What are your thoughts on that?
- 15 May 2013
Web-to-print must be one of the hottest topics of debate within wide-format, its pros and cons constantly tossed about. But if sourcing the right software is one of the issues holding you back then a US consultancy might just have introduced the very thing to get you excited again. Take a look at the new W2P Finder from Web2Print Experts and let me know what you think.
- 10 May 2013
It’s well known that handling corrugated board can be a right pain in the proverbial. So how do you do it to best effect? Those going to Fespa 2013 will get a chance to see a video link to a demo of Fuji’s new solution – but it's a weighty beast by necessity. So is the demand there for corrugated production? I’d be interested to know if it’s an area you expect to see grow.
- 08 May 2013
The launch of the BPIF Graduate Management Programme has set me down the well travelled road that is management training. We’re all aware that strategic leadership is key to continued success, but where do you develop those skills? There are more self-help management guides than you could plough your way through in a lifetime, but there must be more efficient and innovative ways to become a better manager. Let me know what’s worked (or not!) for you.