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Given this is a milestone year for the Image Reports Widthwise project, we thought we’d use Fespa 2017 for a live debate on some of the key findings of the poll - which though UK based, no doubt touches upon topics and trends impacting PSPs in the sector across Europe and beyond. Here’s what our PSP panel had to say…

It’s a decade since Image Reports embarked on what was to become an annual ‘state-of-the-sector’ investigation and analysis of the UK and Ireland’s large-format digital print sector. The Widthwise Report 2017 is just out - here are the key findings.

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

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. 

…is that its lifecycle isn’t as green as it could be. But are things changing? Netherlands-based ColGraphix, a global distributor of products for the digital dye-sublimation sector, believes it could be. Here’s how.

Rising insurance costs might tempt you to reduce your premiums by cutting cover, but then you risk being under-insured. Phil Cowell of IFM Select explains the options open to you.