News & Media

Features

Features

Climate and biodiversity COPs 2022

The end of 2022 saw two Conferences of the Parties (COPs): 27 for climate and 15 for biodiversity. Both different topics, very closely entwined, with one common problem – our planet is being damaged by our activities. The solutions are very simple: do less of what’s causing the problem and more to put it right.

20-01-2023
Features

Fast Decor vs Printed Interior Decoration: Making homes more sustainable

Just like fast fashion, home textiles and furniture have become disposable products. Interior printing can have an ongoing negative impact on our environment. Digital printers can help to create more sustainable interiors with custom printed interior decoration.

20-01-2023
Features

Taking a sustainable path with inks

With the environment a key consideration in all print jobs Rob Fletcher takes a look at how the choice of inks can help print service providers to improve the sustainability of their operations.

19-01-2023
Features

Reaching new heights with building wraps

One of the most eye-catching types of application in the market, Rob Fletcher delves into the world of building wraps and analyses the opportunities for growth.

18-01-2023
Features

How can large format printers improve productivity by improving their processes?

Nessan Cleary emphasizes the need for large format printers to improve and adapt their processes and doing so will result in improved productivity.

17-01-2023
Features

A new update on Adobe and Pantone colours

Paul Sherefield discusses the update on Adobe and Pantone colours. In November 2021 Adobe announced that it will be withdrawing the Pantone colour libraries from the next versions of the Adobe CC suite, due in March 2022.

17-01-2023
Features

Insights on the Textile Printing industry and market trends with Epson Italia

Debbie McKeegan speaks to Paolo Crespi of Epson Italia who shares his insights on the Textile Printing industry, the impact of Epson Technology and the latest market trends.

10-01-2023
Features

What are the possible future trends for 2023?

Reflecting on the past year and the key trends experienced by the print industry, Rob Fletcher looks ahead to 2023 and considers some of the main factors that will impact businesses in 2023.

16-12-2022
Features

Opportunities Abound for Interior Decoration Using Flatbed Digital Printing Technologies

Debbie McKeegan shares the opportunities available on multiple materials using flatbed technolgoies for interior decoration. These substrates include natural and synthetic substrates.

16-12-2022
Features

Top 20 Christmas Print Applications of 2022

Rob Fletcher celebrates some of the most innovative and eye-catching printed applications this festive season.

16-12-2022
Features

New Developments for Digital Textile Printing: Technology and Market Trends Explored

Debbie McKeegan discusses the increasing cost of energy which impacts all aspects of the supply chain. The cost of raw materials remains to challenge the printing industry.

12-12-2022
Features

From Fast Fashion to personalisation: new sustainable fashion opportunities for printers

Consumers around the world are demanding more durable, sustainable clothing from the fashion industry. The recent decline in fast fashion has created new business models for printers in Europe.

05-12-2022
Features

The Rise of Biodiversity and Bio Engineered Materials for Textile Manufacture

Debbie McKeegan discusses the current trends across biodiversity in the industry and the new developments for recycling and the circular economy. Bio-based alternatives to fossil fuel provide a hopeful future for the textile industry.

05-12-2022
Features

COP 27: what can the printing industry do to fight against climate change?

COP 27 took place on 20th November, taking place in the Egyptian coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh. The conference offered many takeaways for companies and industries and encouraged them to take global action to make positive changes regarding climate change.

25-11-2022
Features

What are the Challenges when Starting a Designer Fashion Brand?

Debbie McKeegan shares insights on the evolving marketplace for designer fashion brands. In addition, she details the challenges faced when creating a designer Fashion brand.

23-11-2022
Features

Personalised products - the future of Digital Printing

Customers are becoming more conscious of their consumption. There is an increasing demand for authentic, personalised products which is taking over plain industrial goods. For printers, this offers a new sustainable growth opportunity.

21-11-2022
Features

How to prevent machine breakdowns to improve productivity 

Nessan Cleary discusses the importance of understanding how components are wearing and how this can prevent machine breakdowns to improve and increase productivity.

17-11-2022
Features

Analysing the opportunities in 3D print

One of the most talked about sectors in print, Rob Fletcher takes a closer look at the 3D print market to uncover the opportunities available to print service providers and how they can access this type of work.

16-11-2022
Features

Exploring the great outdoors with print

From posters and billboards to banners and flags, Rob Fletcher explores the opportunities in outdoor print and the type of machinery print companies need to succeed in this market.

14-11-2022