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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?

Time to go with the soft option?

Is textile printing finally going to take off within the large-format inkjet print sector in the UK? Derric Landor explains why he thinks the long anticipated trend will finally become a reality.

Do we have an identity crisis?

Is print a manufacturing or a service industry? And does it matter which it is?
If we find it difficult to ‘brand’ ourselves how can we expect the outside world to understand what we’re about?

HAVING deep impact


Forward thinking graphics companies continue to seek out new markets and products to grow. Duncan Jefferies, marketing manager for Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Ireland distributor Hybrid Services, gives his take on developments and highlights companies that have done just this.

Two heads are better than one

We all understand the importance of networking and interactivity in terms of knowledge sharing in business. As the world gets smaller, should we be looking towards forming more global partnerships? Tecna Display MD Jonathan Evitt thinks so.

Lip service or business service?

Are suppliers really helping you develop your business or is all the talk of business partnering just a disguised sales tool? Canon LFP product professional Gill Mussell says why the former makes the most sense.

The seed has been sown

According to industry surveys this print sector is well aware that it needs to be more proactive and innovative in finding new business. In 2010 will businesses start to reap the benefits of the hard work ploughed in during 2009?