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Sign & Digital is 30 years old this year and what a 30 years it has been for printing! The IT revolution during this period has enabled digital printing to grow and has delivered a wealth of opportunities to new print service providers. New applications and new services have been…
Anybody who has run a printing business for any time will at some stage ask themselves the question “How do I get more customers?” The trouble with this is it’s a perennial question that has no right or wrong answer. You could always start by learning to think differently and…
I first met Simon Tabelin, managing director of strategic marketing and creative agency It Has To Be Brilliant (IHTBB), a long time ago when he was running Brilliant Media, an award winning print media services company in London. He is a top bloke, very clued-up and a lot of fun…

Hello mojo

09 Jan 2017 Written by
What a year we have just said goodbye to, and I think 2016 is certainly a year that is going to reshape some of the ways that UK business is conducted in the coming years.
Applications, Ideas and Advice is the show theme for Sign & Digital UK 2017, and with good reason as the focus is very much now on output, applications and especially creativity.
It's no secret that many firms in the industry have been struggling, and demographic data shows a great deal of turmoil that continues relatively unabated. Yet, there remain very successful businesses in the industry. Cultural changes in the way people access media are having profound effects on the demand for…
A recently published report - The Annual Fraud Indicator 2016 - says the cost of fraud in the UK is now estimated to be as high as £193bn per year, with the private sector coming under the biggest attack from fraudsters, with both SMEs and large enterprises losing an estimated…

And the wiener is…

15 Nov 2016 Written by
Industry awards can sometimes be a bit of a cynical experience. The majority of these events are run by trade press publishers looking to extract a few extra pennies from the market, with winners tending to be representative of the individual category award sponsors own customer base. From experience the…
When it comes to the performance of the items we buy, I wonder if we are really getting the best possible value for money, or are we, unless we pay over the odds, just getting dumbed down versions of these products? If so, could this be due to manufacturers’ driving…
This year has been a little different for me, instead of exhibiting at shows, my knees and back have had a well earned year off and I’ve spent some time visiting a selection of digital and design shows in search of some new ideas and marketing ideas.

Why settle for latex?

18 Oct 2016 Written by
The topic of latex inkjet printing can be a funny old thing at times. There are many who love their latex printers but there are also those who don’t. Let’s face it, most people who have invested in a latex printer probably made the decision to do so based on…
Motorsports vehicle wrapping expert Jason Price is the lead creative designer at Jellyfish Design. With over 15 years experience in motorsports Price has printed and wrapped everything from a Honda Civic to a Le Mans prototype.

What’s in a name?

15 Sep 2016 Written by
I am still quite amazed how many people are not aware what the “eco” bit of Eco Solvent ink stands for. Many users believe that it stands for Eco as in “green” and when they are told the real meaning - economy, not ecological - they are surprised and almost…

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