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We’ve all heard the arguments as to why large-format PSPs should get into textile printing. But is dye-sub the best way to go - and where do you feel there is room for technical improvement? Here’s what five print companies have to say on the topic.

You’ve seen the figures - textile print is having a heyday. Printer manufacturers are pouring R+D funds into the sector as Simon Creasy discovers. But are the new machines ones for your purchasing list?

Roll-to-roll, flatbed and hybrid large-format inkjet printers – we bring you up to speed with the latest offerings and ask manufacturers what’s in the development pipeline.

Sticking with the status quo is stalling progress for the world’s print shops according to Erik Strik, CEO at PrintFactory. Here’s why.

It’s Heimtextil in January, an event that gets those involved in textiles all excited. But you don’t have to go Frankfurt to do that crucial job of networking - you can go online to TexIntel, Never heard of it? Well perhaps you should because it was founded by Debbie McKeegan, a designer with more than 25 years experience in textile design, buying, sales and manufacturing - including an in-depth knowledge of digital print. Her aim is to bring creatives and PSPs together. Sound useful? I met her to talk about the project, and how she thinks the relationship between creatives and printers can be improved. 

By Lesley Simpson

Opponents are playing tough, daring businesses to issue court proceedings and risk substantial court fees, meaning many disputes that have a good chance of winning are going unheard. But, with the right support, you can do better than just chalk it down to experience as lawyer Gemma Carson outlines.

Gary Toomey’s fledgling vegan PSP is on track to turnover £1m in its second year of business. The numbers seem to stack up, but is that what it’s all about?

What’s eating wide-format print chiefs, and where is business and the sector heading? We brought together five clued-up MDs to the annual Image Reports Round Table discussion to get their insight. Here’s what they had to say….

It’s time to sing the praises of those companies that have released products over the last 12 months that, in the eyes of the editorial team, should make a real difference in the wide-format print sector. Those deemed particularly worthy of attention this year are…

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