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  • Trotec Laser, the market leading supplier of laser machines and engraving materials, has redefined laser processing with the launch of the brand new laser software, Ruby.
  • Everywhere you look in the printing industry you will find somebody telling you it’s never been so easy to get into digital textile printing and in doing so you will reap huge profits and great reward ...
  • Whichever way we look at the world of business today, the impact we are all having on the environment has to be a major consideration. 
  • 2019 saw Premier Paper’s Premier Graphics Division make its debut at Sign & Digital UK (SDUK) and it did so with the full red-carpet treatment. It’s not often visitors to the NEC can come face to face ...
  • Fashion is big business. Last year it employed some 890,000 people and contributed more than £32 billion to the UK’s GDP, and fresh young designers are now beginning to embrace digital inkjet printing ...
  • A better reality

    06 Aug 2019
    Colin Gillman looks into how augmented reality is opening up a world of possibilities for print service providers.
  • Chris and Brian from Kapow Network give you their top five tips to offering your customers digital signage.
  • In the second of our two-part ‘back to basics’ guide for creatives, we offer some top tips for designing a sign that gets its message across, swiftly, clearly and with personality for that ‘wow’ facto ...
  • From carnival letter lights to nostalgic neon-style designs, illuminated signage gives your brand the wow factor. With modern technology and LED advances, the possibilities are infinite. Here’s how to ...
  • Not so long ago a lot of people were saying that the physical store was dead. Now the conversation has turned to the spate of store openings by previously online-only brands. Clearly the store is stil ...
  • James Jarvis, from Antalis, tells us how he sees the print industry evolving in the months ahead. 
  • From innovative wall graphics to quirky images, we show you how clever signage can give your brand millennial appeal
  • Chris Green from Antalis Visual Communications gives us the lowdown on three of the most innovative products on the market
  • British textiles: a resurgence?

    06 Aug 2019 Ben Hargreaves
    It seems the British textiles industry is experiencing an unexpected, but welcome, resurgence. Ben Hargreaves finds out more...
  • If you are thinking about investing in your first wide format printer you should have a clear idea about the type of work you want it to produce, and this will be determined by the type of inkjet ink ...
  • Plastic fantastic PVC vinyl is actually a fantastic material that does exactly what we want it to do. We can print on it; cut it; sew it; glue it; punch holes in it; shape it; heat it; and wrap cars w ...
  • Designing signage and way-finding is an art form in its own right. Which is why it’s never too late to go back to basics. We have canvassed some of our sign-making friends for their top advice for cre ...
  • From customised gifts to bespoke Marmite jars, printing advances have brought about an explosion of personalised merchandise.
  • We’ve been chatting to a few designers we know about what keeps them up at night when designing or pitching new signage for a client.
  • Designer Gurvinder Khurana explains how you can turn a bland office into an inspiring space