Power of Print

Pinpointing print’s opportunities

The 13th annual Power of Print event boasts a busy schedule with something for everyone. This year’s event will seek to explore the opportunities – and challenges – for print and paper sectors in a...

Growth aspirations

Thinking outside the box can move your business growth up a gear

Growth aspirations are now back on the agenda for many printers, but lateral thinking may be required to succeed.

Sustainable packaging

Packs open up pots of opportunity

Fans of BBC Two show Inside the Factory will know that the production stats for some of the products featured are pretty mind-blowing, be it 360,000 tins of rice pudding made per day, or 130m malt...

Pattern generated by Prinfab AI using a prompt
Artificial intelligence

AI is still in its infancy but has huge potential for print

As with any new or emerging technology that is being talked up as the second coming, it can be wise to proceed with caution in its early days, at least until its potential is somewhat proven.

Much has changed in the  digital colour space over the past eight years
Show to return after eight years

Drupa visitors can expect a digital print wonderland

The options for digital colour have come a long way, and the market is now fiercely competitive.


Print remains stubbornly a pale and male sector

Despite some increase in the number of women employed in the industry, print continues to stand out as a particularly non-diverse sector. But why? And what should be done?

With wide-format confidence continuing to increase, visitors to Fespa’s flagship expo were on the hunt for inspiration

Growth high on the agenda at Fespa 2023

After years spent in recovery post-pandemic, many wide-format printers have now finally broken free from the shackles of Covid and – despite, or perhaps because of, the other many current external...

Hunkeler Innovation Days

Automation leads the way in development

Technological advances were everywhere in idyllic Lucerne as Hunkeler Innovationdays returned after a four-year hiatus.

Exit interview: Alan Wright

From repro apprentice to technology innovator

After almost a half-century in the industry, former Branded chairman Alan Wright looks back on a career that encompassed the golden days of repro, and has evolved into cutting edge packaging pre-media...

'We definitely drove good momentum'

Good vibes at Connect’s ePS revamp

Just prior to the 2022 Connect event, the last with EFI branding, the business spun off its Productivity Software manufacturer into a standalone venture, with the division acquired by private equity...

Alarming 73% decline

Is the decline in skilled print workers a cause for concern?

On the face of it, statistics released recently that revealed the number of skilled tradespeople working in the print sector fell by 73% between 2006 and 2021 seem alarming.


Offset Solutions focuses on value

The Offset Solutions Value Conference in November discussed innovations in plate development and related software and set out how the company will operate when it separates from Agfa.

Mill race: Stora Enso’s Anjala production facility in southern Finland
Super-significant changes afoot

Paper landscape taking new shape

Do you know of Aurelius? This is not a quotation from the film Gladiator, it’s a reference to Aurelius Group, the huge investment business that owns a diverse range of businesses from comfy shoes...

Investing in mental health makes good business sense

‘Once in a lifetime’ events have almost become day-to-day occurrences of late, with the pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and resulting effects including rising inflation, interest rate hikes,...

The three tenders all close later this month

Perfect storm of factors create ideal conditions for M&A deals

Barely a day has gone by in recent months without reports emerging of yet another industry acquisition or merger.