There are people making good margins printing inflatables. Dan Vandevoorde of Dutch-based specialist printer X-Treme Creations is proof of that. So should you be getting in the swing and joining him?
Encouraging youngsters to take up careers in the print industry is vital for its long-term health, so are you doing your bit? Terry Watts, chief executive of Proskills, the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector (which covers the print industry), explains why we must pull together.
Years ago everyone knew of the Young Master Printers, even if they weren’t one themselves. But then it became a forgotten group. Now the YMP has been rebranded as the PPM - Professionals in Print and Media. Will you join?
If you’re not, you should be. As more print customers seek out suppliers that fit with their increasingly stringent environmental requirements, just offering recyclable products isn’t going to cut it. Here’s what HP environmental programme manager Stephen Goddard has to say on the issue.
David Nicholas, managing director of Birmingham-based large-format print specialist Fosco Hayes and Hurdley asks the question after going through the accreditation process. It has significantly improved his business. So what about yours?
Long, long distance learning . . .
Mark Fuller, managing director of Tay-Cad in the Shetland Islands, is lobbying for signmaking apprenticeships in Scotland. Do you also think there needs to be more strategic and financial help for companies ‘up north’ looking for new blood?