People in Print
Club FESPA Online offers practical, engaging and thought leadership advice to help drive businesses forward.
Diversity and Industry 5.0
Why diversity and inclusion fit in with a more human approach that will bring stability and success to forward-thinking companies.
Closing the loop: recycling in plastics and signage
Plastics distributor Vink brings circular economy principles to its takeback scheme for plastic signage to significantly reduce its carbon emissions.
How to conduct a PESTLE analysis to get the global picture
This wide-ranging analytical tool looks at deep global trends to develop a long-term business strategy.
How to use a SWOT analysis to stay competitive
The simple but powerful way to gain in-depth knowledge of your business, the market and your competitors.
Mark Coudray: How customers can help you discover your business’s uniqueness
In our third article with print industry pioneer Mark Coudray, we look at marketing to high-value propositions and the practical role that customers can have in your unique business framework.
What does the metaverse mean for printers?
We look at the newly named ‘metaverse’ and see how the burgeoning digital landscape could offer opportunities rather than concerns for printers.
Retail signage: 'Everything can be automated'
Sign Text and Sign Production, twin signage companies, share a case study of how automation can increase efficiency and continuously improve processes.
Why sustainability = profitability
How to create value and innovate while sticking to environmental values. This is part two of our conversation with Andrew Winston, one of the world’s most respected thought leaders on the issue of sustainability.
Stay competitive with artificial intelligence: the new reality for print businesses
In the second of three articles with US print-trade expert Mark Coudray, we look at how artificial intelligence (AI) and innovative business philosophies can future-proof your company.
What impact does being a net positive business have on the industry?
We spoke to Andrew Winston, one of the world’s most respected thought leaders on the issue of sustainability – and co-author with former Unilever chief Paul Polman of the recent book Net Positive – about the changes that need to happen to businesses in general, and printers in particular.
DTG (direct-to-garment), DTF (direct-to-film) or hybrid… which is best?
For decades, the accepted approach for printing on apparel has been screen printing to plain blanks or transfer prints. But the newer alternatives of hybrid transfer and direct-to-film transfers are rapidly gaining market share – and for good reasons.
How to optimise imposition with automated technology
We spoke to Tilia Labs about how artificial intelligence can lead to the most cost-effective imposition by reducing human input.
Going global: ROI in web-to-print and dropshipping
When does it make sense to use dropshipping services? Web-to-print and fulfillment experts Printful give us their top tips for expanding into global markets.
Mark Coudray: real results with artificial intelligence
In the first of three articles with US print-trade innovator Mark Coudray, we look at how artificial intelligence can affect printing businesses on a day-to-day level.
Six ways to future-proof your business against regulatory risk
How can printers anticipate regulatory change and retain profitability?
Regulatory changes for printers
Stay on top of the forthcoming regulatory changes that may affect your business.
Digital textile microfactories create resource efficiency
Dr Thomas Fischer, from DITF, Europe’s largest textile research centre, on analysing inputs and outputs for agile, sustainable, just-in-time fashion products.
Digital twinning: 3D power for interior décor printing
Ivor Morgan of innovative 3D scanning company Matterport describes the opportunities that spatial data technology might present for printers designing interiors or marketing their work.
Kornit waterless technology: innovation in DTG and DTF
We speak to Kornit Digital’s Scott Walton about the company’s unique waterless printing technology and how it’s answering today’s manufacturing and sustainability challenges.
Digital fashion and textiles: the next challenges
Alexandra De Raeve, at HOGENT University of Applied Sciences & Arts, on maintaining the garment printing industry’s innovation while tackling sustainability problems of the sector, through further digitising design and production processes.