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Love them or loathe them, trade exhibitions have been serving the wide-format digital print sector since its inception. But are they the best way forward for visitors - and for exhibitors? Berni Raeside-Bell, a pr and marketing professional and also a digital print textile designer, raises the question.

With the EFI VUTEk printer, Ateliers Cassandre can now claim to be a leading sublimation printing company in France, and even in Europe.

Is the UK large-format print sector lagging behind when it comes to environmental responsibility? Market data suggests that’s the case as Walter Hale explains.

If you’re looking to make your project management a more efficient process, former Cestrian boss Phill Reynolds thinks he has what you need. And he wants to sell you it.

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

To most business owners, selling a business is uncharted territory, and there are many pitfalls along the way. But, with his vast experience in selling - and buying - print businesses for clients, Paul Holohan leads you through this quagmire.

It Has To Be Brilliant calls itself a ‘pioneering cross-media production agency’ that does everything from web design, digital campaigns, bespoke photography, illustration and graphic design through to print and installation of ‘creative environments and exhibitions’ as well as packaging, direct mail, promotional goods.., oh, and now it sells cakes…and houses and… other stuff. Sounds like diversification gone mad? I put that exact question directly to founder and MD Simon Tabelin.

By Lesley Simpson

Couldn’t make Sign and Digital or Fespa 2018? Simon Creasy rounds-up the key hardware previews and launches for an armchair update.

Ok, so products shown at the major trade shows of 2018 so far highlight where manufacturers have been concentrating their development spend, but where next? We asked a cross section of kit and consumables developers and suppliers for their considerations.

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