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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.

Sabine K McNeill is a German computer scientist who used to diagnose software at CERN - the European Centre for Nuclear Research - in Geneva. In 1981 she came to London and is now forging strategic partnerships to develop her innovative software methods for re-visualising images. Here’s what she has to say about the concept she’s exploring. Could it dovetail with your offering?

Roland DG is transforming its business as sales of wide-format printers to mature markets - like signage - start to dip, and it recently announced a deal with Custom Gateway to provide an integrated ecommerce solution that will help it exploit the consumerisation of personalised digital print. Simon Wilcox has been briefed to look into the possibilities. So how does he see this playing out?

Your starter question… do you want to get closer to those running inplants within higher educational establishments?

Walter Hale looks at the developments in quantum computers and whether the technology could take business into another dimension.