Print Tribe Features

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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Fourth drupa Global Trend Report by Printfuture published early in 2017

Between 2014 and 2017, drupa are carrying out a series of global surveys for the international print industry to research how print may best adapt to the huge and fundamental changes that are taking place in the communications market. These reports will provide a means to detect and assess trends and market potential, themes and […]

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A Plea for a Common Language in Colour Management Software

Colour management is a maturing technology, based on the International Color Consortium (ICC) specifications. Most graphic arts software uses ICC colour management to control the display, conversion and output of colour. These include desktop publishing packages such as Adobes CS suite, now to be called Adobe CC, Quark Express and Coral. Proofing rips from GMG, […]

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