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Too many big businesses don’t play fair. Adopting the right tactics, however, can ensure you aren’t left waiting for the cash you’re rightfully owed.

Earlier this year Huddersfield-based Leach was acquired by French-owned Chargeurs, a materials manufacturing and services group based in 34 countries across five continents and operating in four segments - temporary surface protection, garment interlinings, technical substrates and combed wool. So how’s that going to impact Leach as the Brexit deadline looms? I asked Richard Leach who, as head of what was a family firm, was responsible for finding the new owner.

By Lesley Simpson

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) has written what it believes to be the final draft of the large-format specification. Ahead of its expected publication, David Van Drieesche of four pees - who was instrumental in founding the Ghent PDF Workgroup - brings you up to date on developments for this sector in what is PDF's 25th anniversary year.

If you’re not automating your finishing you’re one of a swiftly decreasing number - at least according to the manufacturers/suppliers of the kit and ‘solutions’ they want to sell you. Here’s an update on their latest offerings to the large-format psp.

Talking about printing inks? Then you’re probably complaining about their rising price. But, as Simon Creasy explains, it’s not all bad - there are plenty of developments that should actually help you make money.

Earlier this month, East Midlands-based wide format media giant, Innotech Digital, announced their appointment as authorised UK distributor for General Formulations wide format digital print media, self-adhesive vinyls, overlaminates and mounting films. General Formulations is one of the best-selling vinyl brands in the US and their medias are renowned for their durability, quality and niche applications.

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

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.

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

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