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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…

Think 3D in the print sector and you think of 3D manufacturing with specialist machines. But StackaWraps provides an alternative 3D printed product one that can be flatpacked as easy assemble kits, a concept that caught the imagination and got the financial backing of two large-format industry stalwarts…

CorelDraw product expert Roger Wambolt with a special thank you to David Milisock of Custom Graphic Technologies for his technical expertise and support provides useful tips on creating print ready files for wide-format output.

Despite environmental issues falling way down some companies’ lists of priorities, there are suppliers to the large-format sector that are taking it increasingly seriously. Canon Europe is one such – it even has a director of sustainability, Stuart Poore. We asked him to outline the company’s vision and how that might impact PSPs within this sector.

We’re seeing a high level of development and growth within the large-format inks space. So just what trends should you be watching out for? Richard Stuart-Turner investigates.

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