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Earlier this year Web-to-print specialist Vpress partnered website developer Making Websites Better (MWB) to bring out e-commerce solution CloudToPrint, promising printers a ROI within days. Sounds miraculous - so I asked Vpress sales director Kelvin Bell to elaborate on this, and on the urgency for printers to adopt ecommerce in general. 

Fespa UK and the BPIF are together undertaking a survey to find out what the large-format sector wants in terms of training - and what we can do to stimulate careers within print. You can help, as Fespa UK director Suzi Wilkinson explains.

As online product ordering continues apace, should the large-format print sector be doing more to embrace W2P? What are the stumbling blocks to successful implementation and a good ROI? What do suppliers of W2P solutions need to do to help PSPs transition? Here’s what print chiefs have to say in in answer to these big questions.

Cost, supply, product development - what’s happening where, and when? We talked to key manufacturers and suppliers for their take on the key issues impacting inkjet inks and large-format media.

By the end of this year a company called Zaikio hopes connect the whole printing industry through a new holistic platform. Here’s the vision…

Claire White, member of the POPAI sustainability council and specification consultant for Antalis, looks at the issues the print sector is facing in terms of sustainability.

Earlier this year Coker Expo installed a HP Latex R2000 Plus at its site in Hook, Hampshire, as a prequel to launching Huebox, a new, animated lightbox system,  designed to help bring static images to life. Bet that’s piqued your interest - it did mine - so I talked with company owner and CEO Ashley Coker about the diversification, and what part the new HP latex printer is likely to play in Coker’s development.

virtual.drupa 2021 will run 20-23 April. But, is this online version going to prove as attractive as the physical event in Dusseldorf and meeting industry mates over a beer in the Altstadt afterwards?

There’s nothing like a new tax year to concentrate the mind on all things financial. Here Compass Business Finance walks you through the most noteworthy considerations.

Tayprint, in Dundee, has been transformed over the last three years, thanks largely to a £1m investment in large-format HP print kit, and a recent shift to online ordering. James Miller, who was brought in to help the family company revamp what started life as a T-shirt printing business 40 years ago, explains the strategy.

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