People in Print
Club FESPA Online offers practical, engaging and thought leadership advice to help drive businesses forward.
A revolution in colour measurement?
Ultra-portable colour measurement devices could open up accuracy and reproducibility to a new generation of creatives, says Fogra.
Seeing clearly: striving towards supply chain transparency
The recent shocking images of people mining for cobalt that will end up in rechargeable batteries have placed a renewed focus on supply chain transparency. We look at what this means for printers.
Signage for the 21st century
Sam Armstrong of Make It Happen signage consultancy discusses how her workshops can help signage staff understand cutting-edge industry techniques.
Quality-assuring colour management for big brands
Hagen Herlitze, Team Leader Applications Print and Packaging EMEA at X-Rite, talks about how ColorCert and cloud-based applications can assist colour management quality assurance from wherever you are in the world.
Biodegradable, compostable or recyclable: the problem with plastics
Clare Taylor of Clare Taylor Consulting discusses navigating the terminology of breaking down plastics substrates sustainably.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
X-Rite eXact 2 spectrophotometer: new benefits for wide format printers
We spoke to X-Rite about how its new spectrophotometer can help streamlining workflows, reduce waste and free up worker capacity.
Restart your engines: Adobe’s new Print Engine version 6
We speak to Mark Lewiecki, Product Manager for Adobe’s PDF Print Engine, about how the newly released version 6 will help to make wide format printing more reliable.
The challenges of environmental auditing and self-certification
Different countries and regions have different audit processes – but the lack of a universal definition makes it difficult for printers to comply.
The hazards of rare metals in printing
Metals such as lithium and cobalt have been mined for batteries using child labour in dangerous working environments. How can printers keep supply chains clean?
A printer’s guide to cutting energy bills
With help from the Carbon Trust, we’ve put together a specific guide for printers who want to make their businesses more energy efficient.
ISO certification: investing in the future
Why robust advice from an accredited organisation will equip your business for more profitable and sustainable operations.
Future-Fit: taking sustainability beyond benchmarking
We speak to Geoff Kendall, co-founder and CEO of charity Future-Fit Foundation, about how printers can ensure their company’s sustainability is more than superficial.
Have we got our sustainability priorities right? Q&A with Graeme Richardson-Locke
FESPA’s Head of Associations and Technical Lead, Graeme Richardson-Locke, talks to Chris Seekings about speciality printing communities and their journey to sustainability.