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How to use certified lifecycle analyses in PVC-free signage

Nova Abbott, Head of Marketing at Taya, manufacturer of Kavalan, on using lifecycle analyses (LCAs), avoiding greenwashing and continuing to improve sustainability.

25-04-2022
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How to leverage wide format energy use for business efficiency

HP’s Worldwide Large Format Environmental Lead, Noëlle Peutat, on assessing energy use in Latex technology.

23-03-2022
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How to recruit and retain talent in the print industry: the view from the FESPA Board

Attracting and retaining talent in the large format print industry, and being progressive by stimulating diversity, is a challenge we must all meet, say three of FESPA’s Board members.

18-02-2022
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How to find your niche and compete with web-to-print

All printers recognise the power of web-to-print businesses and must reflect on them in order to identify and own their niche, says Graeme Richardson-Locke, Technical Lead at FESPA.

24-01-2022
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How to deliver with drop shipping

Davis Siksnans, CEO at Printful, gives his advice to printers on adding drop shipping to their list of services.

20-12-2021
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How to energy-audit your business, save money and reduce carbon emissions

Environmental consultant Clare Taylor shares how print businesses can implement better energy management and reduce carbon emissions.

18-11-2021
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How to calibrate greys with confidence

CHROMiX owner Steve Upton explains how grey balance in colour management leads to customer satisfaction.

23-09-2021
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How to use PowerScripts for speed and accuracy

Glenn Wilton at O2 Creative on how his automation software PowerScripts eliminates repetitive tasks and reduces error.

21-06-2021
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How to keep supply chains strong

Chris Green at Antalis discusses how the firm managed overstretched supply chains during the pandemic, why honest communication is key – and what the future holds.

24-05-2021
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Press-ready files – who is responsible?

FESPA Colour Ambassador Paul Sherfield asks if the client or the printer should ensure that files are press ready.

26-04-2021
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How to support circularity with eco-friendly solutions

Einar Ek of Re-board assesses the value of fibre paper board over synthetic materials and how to ensure durability.

30-03-2021
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How to maximise staff wellbeing during a pandemic

Abdool Majid Mahomed, chief executive of Printing SA, used outreach, eLearning modules and webinars to keep member companies and employees happy, healthy and motivated during the pandemic in South Africa.

26-03-2021
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How to hydro dip

Hydro dipping has surged in popularity in recent years. We take a look at what it is, how you can do it and what’s behind its growth.

19-02-2021
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How to cut waste with better colour management

Colour management might sometimes feel like a mysterious dark art, but the benefits of using software such as ColorLogic’s suite of products are very real.

21-01-2021
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How to save time, waste and money with wide format automation

Combining a prepress solution with a workflow management system, nesting technology and a cut line manager, OneVision’s Wide Format Automation Suite has already proved popular. Stephan Reiter, Head of Strategic Alliances for OneVision Software AG, discusses its benefits.

21-01-2021
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How to use WallArt to unleash customer creativity

Carlos Guerrero, Web Product Manager at HP Large Format Printing, on integrating HP Application Center design tools into printers’ websites for bespoke interior design.

15-12-2020
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How to achieve unlimited special effects with water-based inks

Beppe Quaglia, CEO of Virus Inks, talks about how water-based inks are a match for plastisol or silicone.  

24-11-2020
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How to make the switch from plastisol to water-based inks

It’s now easier than ever for printers to introduce environmentally friendly inks into their usual processes, and gain an edge over competitors.

24-10-2020
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How to measure your green transition with Circulytics

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circulytics tool is helping hundreds of businesses – printers included – move away from a linear approach to embrace the circular economy.

23-10-2020