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Printers Need to get Out More

This blog has been driven by my observations over last Autumns when attending a number of small but very focused and interesting events held for the printing and graphic arts community. These included the Print Efficiency days held at Apex Graphics in Hemel Hempstead, the Two Sides seminar at Stationers’ Hall and the excellent Forward […]

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ISO 14001 Update

  The overall structure of ISO management system standards has been substantially changed, allowing seamless integration between systems. New standards will adopt the new structure, as will revised versions of standards currently under review; ISO 14001 is one of these, and has recently been voted to go forward to DIS – a Draft International Standard. […]

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The Search for Better Business Models

  With the possible exception of packaging printers, most printers face major threats to their traditional business models thanks to digital marketing and advertising. Yet in many ways they are well prepared for this challenge if they would only recognise their strengths and have to confidence to capitalise on them. Earls Court recently held two […]

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What happens to those empty wine bottles, beer cans and unwanted Brussels sprouts?

Have you ever wondered what happens to things you recycle? Especially when everything is mixed together – if segregating is best, why is this, and how do they sort it out again? If you do, here are answers about some of the contents of recycling bins at home over the holiday season – with some […]

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Round-up and Look Ahead

  Two documents with far-reaching impacts were published in 2013: the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (WGI AR5), published at the end of September, and the 7th EU Environmental Action Programme, published in November. The IPPC report offers heavily researched confirmation: climate change is […]

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Chris Martin Video – Repeat, repeat , repeat

Chris Martin Video Repeat, Repeat Repeat

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Look in the Mirror – do it for Ron

Way back in the mists of time when dinosaurs stalked the earth I was a print and systems salesman in a company that had a sales-force of over 200 people across the UK – it was highly profitable and highly competitive – not only to get into the company, get through the 3 month (yes3 […]

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Do we Push or do we Pull?

  The traditional print buyers job title seems to have been  cast aside for new and more elaborate titles and this got me to think “Just who is our target audience, and do we know who to contact when making outbound sales calls anymore? After a recent event I was able to assess the complete […]

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