FEATURE: In the last installation of his FESPA Digital 2012 round-up, James Matthews-Paul discusses attendance, user experience at corporate stands, problems with wayfinding and more.
FEATURE: Adfloors, Innova Art Systems and Digimura weren't the only British companies to make a splash in Barcelona: Xaar's AR app educated hundreds in the construction of print-heads and development successes such as its Drop Optimisation Technology used visualisations to explain complex subject matter.
FEATURE: FESPA's visitors last week were invited to explore the wider opportunities of printed matter, and while a couple of key names were absent there were some valuable new additions to the exhibitor roster.
NEWS: The number of visitors to last week's FESPA Digital trade show in Barcelona, Spain 'surpassed all expectations', its organiser has said, with more than 12,000 people attending over the four days.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul comments on the key features at this year's FESPA Digital.
FEATURE: Planning the run-up to any exhibition can often be sheer hard work with little fun but those chaps from FESPA believe in doing things a little differently.
NEWS: Following its seven-day, 2,400km journey through eleven European cities and four countries, the FESPA Wrap Rally team has arrived at FESPA Digital 2012.
NEWS: FESPA Digital opened its doors in Barcelona, Spain today with more than 350 exhibitors showcasing their products and services across 16,500sq m.
NEWS: FESPA Digital 2012 is to give conference attendees free, expert advice on sustainable printing techniques at a dedicated FESPA Planet Friendly Printing Zone.
FEATURE: Recognition is a skittish creature and it's the sort of thing that printers and display makers can get through various means.
NEWS: Following a successful launch at FESPA Americas last year, FESPA says it is 'excited' to take Print Shop Live to this month's FESPA Digital.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at some of the printer and software introductions due at FESPA Digital.
NEWS: Following an online vote, the design for the FESPA Wrap Rally's motorhome has been revealed.
NEWS: FESPA is urging the print industry to choose their favourites from more than 300 nominees for its inaugural Hall of Fame.
NEWS: A pop-up cafe with examples of wide-format digital printing techniques on a range of media will feature at FESPA Digital 2012.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul outlines what to expect this year at FESPA Digital in the first of two previews.
NEWS: Rob Older, Richard Kensett and Chris Rimer will head off on a 2,400km drive on February 12th for this year's FESPA Wrap Rally.
NEWS: FESPA Digital 2012 will offer an educational programme designed 'to encourage printers to look at the wider opportunities for their business'.
NEWS: More than three-quarters of the show floor space at next February's FESPA Digital trade fair in Barcelona has now been sold, with 200 exhibitors confirmed.
NEWS: Spain's first ever FESPA Digital trade fair is to be held at the Gran Via venue at the Fira De Barcelona site, FESPA has announced.
NEWS: FESPA has confirmed that the 'now iconic' Digital Man is to form part of its marketing activities in the run-up to FESPA Digital 2012, taking place in Barcelona, Spain from February 21st to 24th.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul reflects on the year just passed and looks ahead to 2013, debating what platforms could be of interest to wide-format print houses looking to invest this year.
NEWS: Hybrid Services reports that the JV400 series printers have amassed more than 200 sales world-wide since their launch earlier this year.
NEWS: FESPA has released the names of the winners from each country in its Hall of Fame contest.
NEWS: Mimaki has described its presence at FESPA Digital as 'a massive success', with the launch of its printers with white latex ink causing 'a stir'.
NEWS: Brett Martin's direct-to-print Foamalux White foam PVC sheet was demonstrated successfully on a Mimaki JFX-1631 plus printer at FESPA Digital.
NEWS: Sigmajet says it experienced 'huge amounts of visitors' to its stand at FESPA Digital 2012.
NEWS: More than 150 Mimaki JV400-series wide-format printers with latex ink were pre-ordered at FESPA Digital, with British visitors 'positive' about the newly launched product, according to distributor Hybrid Services.
NEWS: The return of the FESPA Fabric show-within-a-show at this week's FESPA Digital trade show demonstrates 'the continued significance of garment printing as a sector'.
NEWS: HP is currently exhibiting its new HP Designjet L28500 and HP Designjet L26500 printers with latex inks at FESPA Digital.
NEWS: Fujifilm has announced the commercial availability of its new UV-curable printer, the Acuity LED 1600, which is making its international debut at FESPA Digital this week.
NEWS: BioMedia, a recyclable and biodegradable substrate from Ilford, is to be the official material of Print Shop Live at FESPA Digital.
NEWS: Océ has announced the release of its new introductory UV flat-bed printer, the Océ Arizona 318 GL.
FEATURE: Planning an event like Print Shop Live, which is taking place during FESPA Digital in Barcelona, is an interesting exercise.
NEWS: Zünd will present its new S3 line of cutters at FESPA Digital 2012 this month in Barcelona, the company has announced.
NEWS: The winner of FESPA Fabric's T-shirt design competition has been announced as Veronique Verdyck from PAS Belgium, for her 'flashy pink' entry.
NEWS: Graphic Printing Technologies (GPT) will host Europe's first public viewing of the Epson SureColor S30600 printer at its demo centre in Reading.
NEWS: Epson is to launch a new 64" (1.6m) printer, the SureColor SC-S30600, which it says 'sets a new price/performance ratio in this highly competitive sector'.
NEWS: Agfa Graphics will perform a series of live demonstrations of its :Anapurna, :Jeti and :M-Press lines.
NEWS: Mutoh's ValueJet wide-format printers will be on display at FESPA Digital, demonstrating their applications in signage, print-to-cut, commercial printing and textile printing.
NEWS: Kala will demonstrate its new laminator products – the Starter cold laminator, and the brand new Atlantic 1650 hot and cold laminator – at FESPA Digital.
NEWS: Mimaki has announced a new desktop LED UV printer, the UJF-3042HG, will make its debut at FESPA Digital.
NEWS: EskoArtwork's Kongsberg i-XP24 and Kongsberg i-XE10 Auto will be demonstrated with i-cut Suite software at FESPA Digital next month.
FEATURE: The Olympics and drupa have more in common than their frequency. They are tests of endurance, organisational skills, mental acuity, physical prowess, budgets and emotional stamina.
NEWS: Mimaki plans to showcase new products and emphasise sustainability at FESPA Digital. The Mimaki TS34-1800A will be demonstrated alongside the JFX-1631plus and UJF-3042FX printers.
NEWS: SAi International is to present its new print production software at FESPA Digital 2012.
NEWS: A T-shirt design contest has been announced to support FESPA Fabric, taking place in Barcelona, Spain from February 21st to 24th.
NEWS: FESPA Digital will include a display of the new functions offered by Seal laminators, the manufacturer has announced.
NEWS: HP will continue its campaign to demonstrate digital printing at the upcoming FESPA Digital trade show, by showcasing the new Designjet L28500 and Designjet L26500 printers with HP latex inks.
NEWS: Print solutions provider Océ is to present a variety of interconnected products and services to help printers 'grow their signage and display graphics printing' businesses at FESPA Digital.
NEWS: A session on the work of branding and signage company Icon will be presented at the upcoming FESPA Digital trade show.
FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks at the production print side of the industry's show calendar.
FEATURE: Morwenna Kearns gives her round-up of this year's key European trade shows for the sign and display industry.
NEWS: Attendees at the forthcoming FESPA Digital trade fair will be able to see demonstrations of Hexis's new products for vehicle wraps.
NEWS: Bordeaux Digital PrintInk says it will be exhibiting its entire range at FESPA Digital 2012, including its new Chip Encoder solution.
NEWS: Summa has announced it will exhibit at FESPA Digital in Barcelona, Spain in February.
NEWS: GMG will exhibit at FESPA Digital 2012, marking its move into the wide-format market with a digital print production solution.
FEATURE: So the news on the street is that another new print exhibition has been launched in the UK.
NEWS: FESPA has appointed Geraldine Chiverton to the role of business development manager.
OPINION: Neil Felton of FESPA comments on Laurel Brunner's response to the Question of the Week, Is it worth travelling abroad for trade fairs?
FEATURE: From a technology point of view, or just as a social and networking event, drupa's appearance on the calendar starts to gleam with significance well in advance.