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Is Web-to-MIS is the way forward? Emerson Welch, marketing manager at Clarity Software, argues the point for such development.

Get integrated, sell more. It’s a simple phrase, but one that’s resonating with forward-thinking printers as they strive for new ways to reduce costs, increase output and win more deals at top margin. The Web provides the perfect platform to make it happen, which is why 94% of surveyed Clarity customers want to use it to expand their businesses.

Why Phil Phillips of Colouration is so enthusiastic about the spot gloss UV capability of the company’s new Oce 480XT. Should you be enthused too?

“Spot varnish application is creating a huge level of interest with prospective clients and allowing us to talk to new customers and offer a point of difference, so it's a real winner for us.” So says Phil Phillips of Colouration, which began putting work through its new Oce 480XT flatbed printer with varnish and roll-feed at the beginning of March. 

 

… and where else 3D printing is likely to impact. We muse over the possibilities for wide-format print providers as the technology gains ground.

Business Rates proving too heavy to bear? Scott Conway of Venture Banners puts out a rallying call for SMEs to join him in a revolt against expected rate rises in 2013.

Are you a member of one of the UK’s local business networks?If not, perhaps you should think of joining. Other printers are and to tremendous effect.

 

Is David Cameron playing games with us when it comes to environmental policy? Is the man who promised “the greenest government ever” leading from the front or tagging along at the back?

 

Image Reports asked a number of key finishing manufacturers and suppliers the following question: What key technical issues/problems are large-format print producers asking you to help them with when sourcing finishing equipment – and what are you doing in terms of R&D to help resolve those? Here’s what they said…

Target consumers direct with bespoke products they will pay dearly for. That’s what Matic Media did when it realised it needed to fill printers with higher margin work. Richard McCombe explains how.

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