It’s a decade since Image Reports embarked on what was to become an annual ‘state-of-the-sector’ investigation and analysis of the UK and Ireland’s large-format digital print sector. The Widthwise Report 2017 is just out - here are the key findings.
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.
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?