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Having been founded as a large-format trade print operation in 1992, Macro Art had been enjoying a significant growth spurt when it underwent an MBO in 2014. At that time, the new management team were confident of continued expansion. Now the Saint Neots-based company is making its first acquisition and opening a London branch. I asked commercial director Michael Green about the expansion. By Lesley Simpson

The Massivit 1800 large-scale 3D printer created a real buzz when it was shown at Drupa. And Watford-based Stylographics has done likewise by being the first UK printer to buy one. I met with MD Simon Olley to talk about the investment. 

Inurface Media does just what it says on the tin – delivers digital signage solutions that make a real impact. But it’s not all about screens; the central London-based company works closely with a number of print companies to deliver integrated visual solutions for various markets, including retail, events, hospitality…

Given its early adopter status when it comes to digital fabric printing, it might come as little surprise to learn that Kent-based theatrical drapery company Prompt Side has become the first to buy an EFI Vutek FabriVu 340 textile printer.

In January we received news that the purchase of two Mimaki flatbeds from CMYUK had set SCG on a new path - that the new technical digital print capability had prompted the company to team up with photographic artist Richard Osbourne to provide bespoke glass installations for interiors. Can you remind us of the key points in that diversification?

Towards the end of 2014 Callprint said it intended to double turnover to £25m in two years, and in particular was looking to acquire companies with large-format print and project management capability

Matic Media Services knows how to make money from Web-to-print. Having established PhotoArtWarehouse.co.uk in 2010 and WooWooNails.com in 2012, the Lanarkshire-based large-format PSP has now formed NextDayPosters.co.uk. I asked MD Richard McCombe about the company’s online development capability and strategy.

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