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Did Zund do the right thing in leaving the UV flatbed printer market to concentrate on cutting systems? And how focussed is it on continuing to deliver high-end cutter/plotters to the graphics market?

School graphics are taking off. PPS MD Noel Palmer explains how the Preston-based company is making the most from what is becoming a marketing trend within educational establishments.

How do you manage the challenges facing manufacturing in the UK right now - and profit from them? That is exactly what The Fespa UK Association hoped to tell delegates at its recent forum at London’s Ritz hotel.

It’s no joke - handling small-format jobs on your large-format kit can really make sense, but some printers are better suited to it than others as Richard Stuart-Turner finds out.

In 2016 Oasis Graphic took the decision to dedicate a member of staff and a budget to applications development on unusual substrates. A year and a bit down the line and the company is getting real jobs through the door and demonstrating its abilities to a wider creative audience than ever before.

Planning on getting out of the rat race by handing over your business to the younger generation? Even if that seems some way off, it’s time to start succession planning. George Thompson, joint MD of Harrison Scott Associates - one of the UK’s largest recruitment company in the print, packaging and paper sector - talks you through the process.

As cyber crime increases should you be using simulated phishing techniques within your own staff pool to identify weak security links? Matt Rhodes, commercial services manager at Quiss Technology, explains how the company employs this test scenario within companies.

For many a year Ipex was a ‘must-attend’ show for printers. But things change, and the last event at Excel in London in 2014 left many wondering if it had had its day. Organisers put their thinking caps on and came up with a plan to deliver a reinvigorated show back at the NEC in Birmingham this autumn. But is it enough? I asked event director Rob Fisher for his take…

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