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If print for interiors is an area of interest for your company you’ll want to hear what Alberto Masserdotti said at the Fespa Global Summit ahead of the upcoming Printeriors showcase and conference.

Should we make confidence our guide as we consider the economic landscape in which we’ll be working this year. Walter Hale provides an overview. 

Brace yourselves: 2016 will not be as smooth as predictions of a 2.4% growth in UK GDP might suggest. An EasyJet/YouGov survey of small businesses in December 2015 found that only 56% of respondents thought their company would grow this year. And very few expected to expand their business by 10% or more.

Matic Media Services knows how to make money from Web-to-print. Having established PhotoArtWarehouse.co.uk in 2010 and WooWooNails.com in 2012, the Lanarkshire-based large-format PSP has now formed NextDayPosters.co.uk. I asked MD Richard McCombe about the company’s online development capability and strategy.

This month we kick off a series of ‘Innovators’ features with a look at how Mal McGowan is putting his company’s motto into practice.

Hazel Jacques, director at asset finance specialist Academy Leasing, considers the different funding options available to PSPs kicking off 2016 in expansion mode.

Should you bother switching energy provider? Yes, you should. And the FSB has a new service to help you. 

Conventional wisdom says that we can choose between speed or image quality, but Inca Digital’s new Onset X3 promises both. Nessan Cleary put it to the test.

Many printers offer options such as white ink or varnish, but is it worthwhile paying for these extra? Nessan cleary investigates.

What’s having the greatest impact on your business at the moment?
Growth. It is great to be trading in a positive economy again and being able to provide the best solutions for clients and not necessarily being restricted by budgets. We often demonstrate that the best value for money solution is not always the cheapest in monetary terms.

Can it pay for PSPs to offer customer loyalty programmes, especially ones that provide gifts and offers as well as a dedicated support service? Pixartprinting sales and marketing director Andrea Pizzola thinks so.