Features

Developments in robotics

The printbots are coming

Some people were predicting this was going to be an AI Drupa, or an automation Drupa. But most visibly, it was certainly a robot Drupa.

Post-press kit for digital B2

Finishing equipment that goes above and beyond

From the start, manufacturers of B2 digital presses made their compatibility with existing B2 offset finishing installations a big part of their pitch, and this works fine when replacing offset jobs...

Embellishment

Star product: Taktiful Reaktor and Kreator

Taktiful Reaktor and Kreator are two new products intended to help printers design and visualise embellishments.

Cutting tables

Star product: Kongsberg Ultimate

Kongsberg describes this next-generation digital cutting table as a game-changer and promises it will deliver the highest performance on just about any metric you can think of.

Workflow

Me & my: PrintIQ

When the large-format print and installation specialist Wallace Print found that its existing MIS was being stretched to its limits, it looked around for an alternative.

Celeb print collab

Overmatter: Poster boys

Do you want to be in Simon Cowell’s new boyband? Could you be part of the next Westlife or One Direction??

Wise investing

Business inspection: Spend right, first time

When Ben Gregory, director of Bath and Chippenham-based Nettl Digiprint, was working through the due diligence process ahead of another new kit investment last year, little did he know quite how much...

Payment terms

The ongoing issue with late payers

The matter of late payment of debt, especially to those in print, is akin to the nightmare of another Trump presidency that just refuses to go away.

Dealing with insolvency

Navigating choppy waters

Folio Print Finishing, Gemini Print and Severn Print. Just three of a number of print firms that have regrettably failed for one reason or another.

Tax relief

 Credits where credit is due

Innovation is a risky business. Investors effectively gamble with investments they make but sensibly carry out due diligence to reduce the chances of loss.

Radical retail

Wright on: Wallace Print proves it’s fit for purpose 

In a world of 24-hour turnarounds and same-day deliveries, delivering a job at speed is a familiar challenge to many printers.

Profile

60 seconds with HFC

HFC started its journey in 1981 in a small garage in Waterlooville, Hampshire.

Profile

Rising star: Gabby Solarek, account manager, Eight Group

Gabby is 26 and was Highly Commended in the Trainee category at this year’s Printweek Awards. She joined Eight Days over five years ago, starting in production.

Profile

Q&A: Nick Barbeary, director, client development, Paragon

Nick has worked in print for nearly 35 years.

The B2 digital press market

Is B2 digital killing B2 offset press sales? When the first B2 format digital presses were announced at Drupa 2008 and 2012, their makers predicted that they would be bought to complement B2 offset...