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So says Steve Malkin, founder and CEO of Planet Positive on the topic of sustainability, where he believes the print sector can still take a lead.

Should you be talking to your suppliers about flexible and complEmentary training? Ronen Zioni, HP EMEA GSB marketing director, thinks there’s never been a better time to do so. 

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.

SHOULD YOU BE LOOKING AT MIS IN 2012? HERE, KGK PRINT PROVIDES SOME FACTS AND FIGURES THAT MIGHT JUST CONVINCE YOU TO DO SO.

The Government has fast-tracked an EU directive that, from 2012, sees payment of invoices standardised at 30 days in the public sector and 60 days in the private sector. But will it help? The Forum of Private Business is sceptical.

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.