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Design company T’Go Creative has moved into large-format print, and has launched a customised wallpaper service. Could you learn a thing or two from its approach to new markets?

To attract and retain good digital talent you’re going to have to deal with more obviously strong competition. James Crawford, managing director of PR Agency One, gets you battle fit.

So what exactly does Simpson Group hope to achieve by becoming Silver Investors in People accredited?

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

Getting little joy from those that provided you with kit that’s not performing to expectation? Then try this route to dispute resolution, recommended by Brian Sims, principal consultant at Metis Print Consultancy.

Does this sound familiar? “Hello, I’d like a quote for 20 posters needed by Friday.” “No problem, I’ll email your quote over. You would have to have your artwork with us by Wednesday…” Wednesday arrives, but no artwork.

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. 

Given the huge scope of Drupa, we asked manufacturers and PSPs within the large-format inkjet arena: What did the show tell you about technological developments/trends that could impact large-format print? Here’s what they said…

Frans Johansson, author of the ‘The Medici Effect’ and founder of The Medici Group, took the Drupa Cube by storm with his keynote on strategic innovation. Here’s what he had to say…

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…

It’s easy to be blase about the data you own, manage and process. Easy but possibly expensive. The regulators can name and shame you, fine you or freeze your systems and bring your business to a standstill. Here Walter Hale tries to help you not get caught in the traps.

Why pay to have someone do what you can do yourself? As the internet makes it increasingly easy to handle printer maintenance and spare part replacement in-house, that’s exactly what seems to be happening.

Earlier this year Icon won an award for its meshh technology that can turn static advertising into interactive experiences. So could it revolutionise the retail print space?