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Special Reports

Racing to the summit?

Peter Kiddell, director of Fespa UK Association, says it makes sense for large-format PSPs to attend the inaugural Digital Print for Corrugated Packaging Summit. In his words, Here’s why.

Travelling to tomorrowland?

Go to Drupa 2016 and you’ll ‘touch the future’ according to the official show tagline. For ‘touch the future’ read ‘Print 4.0’ – meaning end-to-end digital workflows made possible by the intelligent networking of machines and systems, allowing for more individualisation and personalisation. And digital inkjet is key part of all that.

As one door closes...

…another opens. Fast on the heels of Fespa Digital comes Sign and Digital UK 2016. Here’s what you’ll find beyond the exhibition stands.

Back to its roots

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Fespa Digital is returning to Amsterdam, the city where it all began. Will you be joining the party?
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Shining a light

If it’s the end of the year it’s time to announce the Angel Awards. Each year Image Reports picks products introduced to the UK during the last year, and considered by the editorial team as innovative and likely to impact the wide-format sector. The accolades this year go to…

State of the Sector: a discussion

This winter, Image Reports brought together five PSPs with very different backgrounds and strategies to J-full tablediscuss the state of the wide-format industry, as revealed in our Widthwise Report, and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in 2016

Round Table - Thinking Bigger

This summer Image Reports brought together four PSPs and four creatives to discuss how best toA1 - All exploit the opportunities offered by large-format digital print. The upshot is the following message to market…

A splash of Cologne

Fespa 2015 promises not only to refresh your own large-format digital print knowledge, but to wake-up D - Rheinpanorama03KoelnTourismus GmbH Udo Haakethe creative community to its potential.

Billed as the “largest and most extensive international wide-format print exhibition for screen, digital and textile print technology,” Fespa 2015 is also marketing itself as the place to “discover new market opportunities: 3D printing, interior decoration, non-printed signage, digital signage”, and the industry sectors represented and listed on the show’s website include narrow format machinery, embroidery, pad printing etc. All in all this is an event that has moved on - this year it will take up 62,500m2 of floorspace, have over 700 exhibitors, and is anticipated to attract 25,000 print representatives, buyers and creatives. So miss it at your peril.

Let the show begin

As Sign and Digital UK 2015 prepares to open its doors, we take a peak at launches and introductions impacting the wide-format sector.

At a glance
Where: Halls 17 and 18, NEC, Birmingham.
When: 24 - 26 March, 2015
Times: 10am – 5pm, 24/25 March
10am – 4.30pm, 26 March
Cost: Free, but pre-register at http://www.signuk