Wed, Sep

Over to you... Quentin King, MD, Harwood King Printmakers

What’s having the greatest impact on your business at the moment?

Using the information and connections that our Fespa membership has provided us.

Where do you see the greatest wide-format opportunities?

In the art and design sector of the print industry - opportunities lie in mixing media and processes to create work that no single process can produce. Imagery is a really important part of our lives - it decorates our homes and sways our buying impulses. Care in production can greatly enhance an image - poor production can kill it.

What would make your day-to-day operations easier?

Some of the products we use in production are getting harder and harder to source. We currently buy inks from the USA and France as the ranges here in the UK have dwindled. A supplier that would truly listen to our needs and stock these products for our sector of the industry would certainly make things easier.

Your favourite bit of kit is..?

I don’t have a favourite, but I love using our new Canon flatbed in conjunction with our new Kippax silkscreen parallel press.

What’s the best bit of business advice you’ve been given?

The bill out - 1/3 with order, 1/3 on delivery, and 1/3 in 30 days.

What are you most proud of achieving?

Having the whole family involved in the business and getting a young and imaginative team together, that have worked to help us win a Fespa Gold Award and Best of Show Award this year.

What lesson does the wide-format sector need to learn?

Good question….

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