People in Print
Club FESPA Online offers practical, engaging and thought leadership advice to help drive businesses forward.
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.
FESPA UK – leading the way on waste management
We speak to FESPA UK Managing Director Suzi Wilkinson about the first important steps the organisation has taken to help printers with the disposal of material waste.
FESPA Print Census 2023: shaping the future
Graeme Richardson-Locke, FESPA Head of Associations and Technical Lead, on why the reach of the third FESPA Print Census will be bigger and more inclusive than its predecessors – and how you can help.
Innovations in textile printing: transparency and traceability
Speaking at the FESPA Global Print Expo 2022 in Berlin, Debbie McKeegan, FESPA’s Textile Ambassador, explains how new innovations and ways of thinking are helping Europe’s textile industry become more sustainable.
Sustainability spotlight on FESPA’s 60th anniversary
How industry innovation has continued to blossom during lockdown and after.
Tharstern integrates automated carbon footprinting into MIS
Carbon emissions and offsetting costs are automatically generated with every order or quote.
A roadmap to profiting from the three Ps approach
In his final article, Matthew Parker, Founding Director of Profitable Printing Relationships, describes simple steps for implementing a people-planet-profit (3Ps) principle in your business.
Italian inspiration is alive and well
Michela Pìbiri, Editor-in-Chief of PrintLovers, on why Italian graphic design and high-end customised products are still on top of the world.
Build bigger profits following the three Ps
In the second of three articles, Matthew Parker, Founding Director of Profitable Printing Relationships, describes how following the people-planet-profit principle is the route to sustainable success.
People, planet, profit: an alternative approach to creating a leading print company in the 2020s
In the first of three articles, Matthew Parker, Founding Director of Profitable Printing Relationships, discusses how the ‘three Ps’ can make your company more innovative, sustainable and profitable.