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Welcome to the 2022 Widthwise round table discussion on the state of the large format print sector here in the UK. Lesley Simpson talks to some of the industry’s chief players about some of the key trends and issues the poll flagged up - to see if much has changed, what it’s like doing business in today’s landscape, and how we think the sector will fare as we move forward.
00:00 Welcome to the 2022 Widthwise round table discussion
03:26 Firstly, have things changed for better or worse in your own business since the start of 2022?
09:23 What needs to happen/change to increase your profitability? What are your biggest worries going forward - and can anything be done on an individual or industry-wide level to improve things?
17:20 Do you think the UK wide-format print market as a whole is expanding or contracting?
22:23 Do you see potential for growth within your own business? If so, where do you see that coming from?
30:59 What about investment - are you making any? If so, where are you making it and why?
49:43 Overall, are you optimistic about the future?
58:51 How would you describe your customers’ mood? How do they feel about the outlook for 2024?
01:12:23 Do you think suppliers could do more to help print service providers?
01:32:29 How do you think the sector will look in 5 years’ time?
Welcome to the 2022 Widthwise Sponsors round table discussion on the state of the large-format print sector here in the UK. Lesley Simpson speaks with the Widthwise sponsors, for a suppliers’ perspective. Discussion topics:
00:00 Welcome to the 2022 Widthwise Sponsors round table
01:18 Firstly, how would you describe the state of the wide-format printing market in the UK over the past year? And how do you see the year ahead shaping up?
04:42 The 2022 Widthwise survey shows that the cost of supplies is a prime concern for print service providers. What have the cost pressures been like for you? Have you raised prices? And do you expect the pressures on supply chains, costs and prices to ease in the year ahead?
07:51 With more organisations making net zero pledges, sustainability remains a critical issue. How are you ‘greening-up’ your own business? Where do you think the sector as a whole needs to be making bigger, quicker ecological advances?
12:48 The consensus among PSPs is that the major technological shifts in wide-format are behind us. Do you envisage any transformational technologies emerging in the next five to ten years - and if so, where?
16:45 With a more hybrid world of work, do you see Industry 4.0 playing a greater role in the wide-format sector?
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