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... but all for one? Hardly. Opinion continues to be divided when it comes to the value of buying hybrid flatbed/roll printers. But what can you actually get for your money? We asked a cross-section of manufacturers to scope out their own current offerings.

As a company specialising in all kinds of portable displays, including banner stands, exhibition stands and fabric displays, PrintDesigns knows a thing or two about how important offline marketing remains to companies and to consumers - despite the digital revolution. But co-founder Mark Thompson also expects more integration between the two as he outlines here.

Next year the BSI will publish the world’s first Circular Economy Standards and the government has already indicated that it will announce new recycling targets to 2020 for paper, aluminium, steel and wood packaging. So has the time come for you to act rather than just talk?

Did Zund do the right thing in leaving the UV flatbed printer market to concentrate on cutting systems? And how focussed is it on continuing to deliver high-end cutter/plotters to the graphics market?

School graphics are taking off. PPS MD Noel Palmer explains how the Preston-based company is making the most from what is becoming a marketing trend within educational establishments.

How do you manage the challenges facing manufacturing in the UK right now - and profit from them? That is exactly what The Fespa UK Association hoped to tell delegates at its recent forum at London’s Ritz hotel.

It’s no joke - handling small-format jobs on your large-format kit can really make sense, but some printers are better suited to it than others as Richard Stuart-Turner finds out.

In 2016 Oasis Graphic took the decision to dedicate a member of staff and a budget to applications development on unusual substrates. A year and a bit down the line and the company is getting real jobs through the door and demonstrating its abilities to a wider creative audience than ever before.

Planning on getting out of the rat race by handing over your business to the younger generation? Even if that seems some way off, it’s time to start succession planning. George Thompson, joint MD of Harrison Scott Associates - one of the UK’s largest recruitment company in the print, packaging and paper sector - talks you through the process.

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