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For many a year Ipex was a ‘must-attend’ show for printers. But things change, and the last event at Excel in London in 2014 left many wondering if it had had its day. Organisers put their thinking caps on and came up with a plan to deliver a reinvigorated show back at the NEC in Birmingham this autumn. But is it enough? I asked event director Rob Fisher for his take…

Think 3D in the print sector and you think of 3D manufacturing with specialist machines. But StackaWraps provides an alternative 3D printed product one that can be flatpacked as easy assemble kits, a concept that caught the imagination and got the financial backing of two large-format industry stalwarts…

CorelDraw product expert Roger Wambolt with a special thank you to David Milisock of Custom Graphic Technologies for his technical expertise and support provides useful tips on creating print ready files for wide-format output.

When newly married Ed Currer and his wife wanted to decorate their home without causing any damage to walls, he had something of a Eureka moment, out of which was born West Sussex-based surface graphics company Vinyl Impression.

Data Image has embarked on a Value Stream Mapping journey with Esko to make its business more efficient. Should you be applying this type of lean process?

Fancy working three days a week, from home much of the time, and still turning over £250,000? That’s what Justin Murray is doing, having swapped the grind of running Pyramid Visuals to become a specialist large-format creative print co-ordinator.

Do you feel your bank works for you, or against you? Here Rod Whitehead and Helen Sallis of Independent Banking Professionals suggest how you can get more from what can be a vexed relationship.

Given this is a milestone year for the Image Reports Widthwise project, we thought we’d use Fespa 2017 for a live debate on some of the key findings of the poll - which though UK based, no doubt touches upon topics and trends impacting PSPs in the sector across Europe and beyond. Here’s what our PSP panel had to say…

Rising insurance costs might tempt you to reduce your premiums by cutting cover, but then you risk being under-insured. Phil Cowell of IFM Select explains the options open to you.

Sabine K McNeill is a German computer scientist who used to diagnose software at CERN - the European Centre for Nuclear Research - in Geneva. In 1981 she came to London and is now forging strategic partnerships to develop her innovative software methods for re-visualising images. Here’s what she has to say about the concept she’s exploring. Could it dovetail with your offering?

Roland DG is transforming its business as sales of wide-format printers to mature markets - like signage - start to dip, and it recently announced a deal with Custom Gateway to provide an integrated ecommerce solution that will help it exploit the consumerisation of personalised digital print. Simon Wilcox has been briefed to look into the possibilities. So how does he see this playing out?

Online SEO success is only achievable when you understand what search engines need to find on your website in order to rank. Here Ian Bevis, director of Chameleon Web Services, explains all.

According to Ian Bevis of Chameleon Web Services, many business owners do not fully grasp that search engine optimisation is vital to ensuring their website is simple for both users - and search engine robots - to understand if they really want to make a mark. So should you consider improving your SEO?

Pixartprinting has become a content creation pioneer in the printing sector with its new project Berlin Lines. Will it move you to do something similar?

Blink’s website says its “aim from day one was to grow with the ever-changing landscape of print.” In line with that thinking the Lutterworth-based PSP - which offers digital large-format alongside litho and screen print and finishing services - has brought on board Neil Richardson as business development director. His background is not in print – so what is he expected to bring to the party?