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Epson has updated its solvent signage printers but how much of an improvement are they? Nessan Cleary went to find out.

At first glance there appeared to be a distinct lack of new large-format inkjet hardware at this year’s Fespa Digital show… but there were a few surprises tucked away. Nessan Cleary reports.

Targets can be very helpful, of course, but directors too often encourage their people to commit to a number - say, annual revenue growth of 7% - even though the path to achieving it isn’t clear. This can lead companies to chase growth in too many directions.

SMP is working with a number of manufacturers to find water-based UV-curable inks for the billboard sector. It’s just one of a number of innovative moves being made by the company as Mark Turner, director of digital print, and sales director Nick Stagg explain.

In January we received news that the purchase of two Mimaki flatbeds from CMYUK had set SCG on a new path - that the new technical digital print capability had prompted the company to team up with photographic artist Richard Osbourne to provide bespoke glass installations for interiors. Can you remind us of the key points in that diversification?

The full Widthwise Report 2016 will be posted out with the next issue of Image Reports. But here’s a head’s up on the scope and main findings of this year’s poll of domestic large-format PSPs.

…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.

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

Towards the end of 2014 Callprint said it intended to double turnover to £25m in two years, and in particular was looking to acquire companies with large-format print and project management capability


Walter Hale takes a look at ad figures and works out what it adds up to for the print community.

Advertising is one of the great bellwethers of business confidence. So it’s reassuring to see that, despite the collective hysteria that has sparked a rollercoaster ride on the world’s stock markets at the start of this year, the world’s leading ad agency Dentsu Aegis is confident that, in 2016, advertising spend will grow globally by 4.7% - and 5.5% in the UK.