NEWS: PrintMax will now offer products from the Mimaki wide-format printer range alongside machinery from direct competitor Roland DG, in an unexpected move which makes it one of only two resellers in the country to sell the brands in tandem. The focus will be on Mimaki's 'industrial' lines, such as the JFX, UJF and UJV.
Kirsty Inman: Excellent summary of the top 10 #InPrint2014 accolades. Thank you for our mention. Glad you liked the costumes. We will be putting some photos on our website for those of you who didn't see the IMI Europe team at the show. www.imieurope.com
William Bell: I wouldn't believe a single utterance by this high achieving Scotsman. While I admire the man I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him. He is the ultimate Machiavellian businessman. Who are Gilde by the way? A shadowy private equity firm with almost no detailed background information to be found on the Internet. I am wondering if money laundering is behind this whole transaction.
Ryan Legge: I think there's a growing perception that printed materials and the value of them and exhibition displays or trade-shows is reducing as digital media takes off, and that's a difficult thing to overcome, certainly for newer businesses that don't necessarily have experience to back up their perceptions. Encouraging people to engage with new business experiences that will have an initial outlay cost but not necessarily a guaranteed ROI is always going to be difficult. I agree with your sentiment "need to work harder to attract newcomers from outside" but wonder how you would suggest achieving this?