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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.

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?

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.

We’re seeing a high level of development and growth within the large-format inks space. So just what trends should you be watching out for? Richard Stuart-Turner investigates.

Walter Hale considers the speed at which artificial intelligence is developing and at the argument for PSPs to get in on the act sooner rather than later.

Want to spend no more than £50 a month on a customised ecommerce website? Venture Banners may have the answer.

Automation is impacting finishing as it is the rest of the production process. But that’s not the only development focus when it comes to the end game as Richard Stuart-Turner explains.

When mixed reality becomes, well, reality, how will you know what’s true and what isn’t? And how will that impact on visual experiences, including print? Walter Hale investigates.

Walter Hale takes a look at Rapid Liquid Printing and its development potential.

The Kongsberg finishing table is the product everyone recognises from the Esko stable, but can you expect more than go-faster machines in a race to provide PSPs with better integrated workflow solutions? 

What significant technical developments and trends were seen in large-format printers at Fespa and Sign and Digital UK? Richard Stuart-Turner reports.

The first new version of the PDF specification since 2008 has just been published by the International Standards Organisation. So what will be the impact on print production of PDF 2.0 - the first post-Adobe standard? Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics and the primary UK expert to the ISO committees working on PDF, PDF/X and PDF/VT provides pointers. 

Walter Hale looks at the developments in quantum computers and whether the technology could take business into another dimension. 

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