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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.

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.

Talking about printing inks? Then you’re probably complaining about their rising price. But, as Simon Creasy explains, it’s not all bad - there are plenty of developments that should actually help you make money.

Couldn’t make Sign and Digital or Fespa 2018? Simon Creasy rounds-up the key hardware previews and launches for an armchair update.

Ok, so products shown at the major trade shows of 2018 so far highlight where manufacturers have been concentrating their development spend, but where next? We asked a cross section of kit and consumables developers and suppliers for their considerations.

Software development is where it’s at in large-format. So who’s doing what? Simon Creasy investigates.

Richard Stuart-Turner reports on the latest hardware developments in the thriving digital textile printing market.

Solvent printers are the mainstay of many a large-format print business but are the companies that make them invested in their future development?

Inkjet these days can print on to anything but air. Well, almost. So what are substrate suppliers doing to help you push your print boundaries?

Richard Stuart-Turner takes a look at some of the technical developments that are likely to create the biggest impact in large-format in 2018.

... 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.

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.

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