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The Widthwise 2019 poll shows that when it comes to software investment, PSPs are channelling their spend towards design packages. So what’s waiting to grab your attention? Simon Creasey investigates.

Today’s UV inkjet technologies offer all sorts of niche applications and it seems there’s a growing demand for Braille - and other tactile print. So is it something you should be investigating?

It’s now more than a decade since HP introduced Latex printing as a water-based alternative to solvent ink technologies, and it continues to grow in popularity. So what’s the big attraction, and is there room for improvement? We asked five PSPs.

We’ve all heard the arguments as to why large-format PSPs should get into textile printing. But is dye-sub the best way to go - and where do you feel there is room for technical improvement? Here’s what five print companies have to say on the topic.

You’ve seen the figures - textile print is having a heyday. Printer manufacturers are pouring R+D funds into the sector as Simon Creasy discovers. But are the new machines ones for your purchasing list?

Roll-to-roll, flatbed and hybrid large-format inkjet printers – we bring you up to speed with the latest offerings and ask manufacturers what’s in the development pipeline.

As we look towards 2019, Simon Creasy asks: what are the benefits of i4.0, what are the chances of it gaining greater traction in 2019, and what are the other key technology trends to look out for over the next 12 months?

Autonomous vehicles - will their development and adoption impact how you do business? Walter Hale considers the issues.

As PSPs seek to wow clients, Simon Creasy asks kit manufacturers about special effects possibilities.

Remember all the publicity LifeArt received by making coffins out of a patented composite material that can be buried but is designed to burn effectively too, so you can really personalise your last journey? Well, there are plenty of other attention grabbing materials out there. Here’s a round-up of the newest.

Clarity has become a well known software brand within sign and display print markets, so what plans does its parent company have for this division and its other business sectors - and how will that impact the market?

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) has written what it believes to be the final draft of the large-format specification. Ahead of its expected publication, David Van Drieesche of four pees - who was instrumental in founding the Ghent PDF Workgroup - brings you up to date on developments for this sector in what is PDF's 25th anniversary year.

If you’re not automating your finishing you’re one of a swiftly decreasing number - at least according to the manufacturers/suppliers of the kit and ‘solutions’ they want to sell you. Here’s an update on their latest offerings to the large-format psp.

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