People in Print
Club FESPA Online offers practical, engaging and thought leadership advice to help drive businesses forward.
Bringing sustainability to self-adhesives
We speak to Steve Lister, Chair of the new Self-Adhesive Industry Sustainability Action Group, about how the plastics sector is coming together for a vital cause.
Unblocking the personalisation pipeline
Personalisation expert James Lawrence-Jones shares his thoughts on the future of mass customisation.
Printing the future: promoting the print industry to young people
Paulo Dourado of FESPA’s Portuguese Association Apigraf speaks about tackling recruitment and retention issues in the print sector.
Future leaders of printing: the view from Australia
Nigel Davies, President of FESPA Australia, discusses recruiting and retaining young people in the print industry.
Tackling the challenges of recruitment in print in Croatia
Club FESPA Online spoke to Dag Knepr, President of FESPA Hrvatska (Croatia), about the challenges of convincing educators and young people that print is a good career choice – and some reasons for optimism.
Generation Next: how FESPA UK is attracting new talent
Club FESPA Online spoke to Jay Burfield, Creative Co-ordinator at FESPA UK and Head of the Next Generation Committee, about the struggle to recruit and retain young printers, and why this is essential for the industry to prosper.
First impressions: engaging young people in print careers
Why is youth engagement so critical to a healthy and agile print industry?
Goodbye to plastics? The limitations of fibre-based packaging
Fibre-based packaging could be the solution to the world’s plastic pollution crisis but has its own constraints.
Augmented reality: bringing print to life
US-based design lab Amplifier uses art to ‘amplify’ the message of its social change partners. Now, with augmented reality, it is marrying the worlds of traditional print and smart technology.
Artificial intelligence meets graphics
The launch of DALL-E 2 offers printers the opportunity to generate unique images using natural language. But is it too good to be true?
How ChatGPT adds value for your business and shows us the future of AI
Print industry innovator Mark Coudray looks at how open-access online AI system ChatGPT can help printers improve their business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.