FEATURE: It is simultaneously amazing that we are willing to pay anything for software at all, and yet that so few people actually bother to use open source software.
FEATURE: Online services and web apps are becoming more essential to the printing industry. Nick Smith looks at the growing trend.
FEATURE: Websites are growing up. They are no longer mere means of providing a graphic set of pages on an internet server.
FEATURE: We're spoilt these days when it comes to file delivery.
FEATURE: Wandering round the internet following a query about web-to-print clarification led to some interesting, and sometimes alarming, instructions about how to upload files for remote production.
FEATURE: The wide-format sector of the printing industry has rocketed in importance during the past decade and, ever since the earliest production machines, there has been the need to find the most suitable vehicles for people to find out more.
NEWS: Brazil-based internet photo print company Digipix is to launch a photo print service using a web-fed HP Indigo WS6000p digital press, replacing the silver halide process.
OPINION: James Matthews-Paul offers tips on how to use Twitter for business effectively.
NEWS: printMax says increasing its online presence with social media interaction 'is proving to be hugely beneficial'.
NEWS: At drupa, Ricoh has demonstrated a future cross-media service called Clickable Paper.
NEWS: The new Marvel superhero film Avengers Assemble has been promoted using a range of innovative signage campaigns, including a hand-painted billboard.
OPINION: Dufaylite's chief executive Tony Moscrop looks at online channels in the third part of his series on international business growth.
FEATURE: It's not just the interface but what lies behind a web-to-print front end that's important. Sophie Matthews-Paul explains.
FEATURE: James Matthews-Paul catches up with some UK sign-makers to see how they're using social media.
FEATURE: From the point of view of manufacturers and suppliers wanting to get their news out, there is nothing better than a properly structured platform on which to read about it.
FEATURE: Internet forums have sprung up to cover a multitude of industries. Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at the effectiveness of these areas in the display industry.
FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks at how printers operate from a new foundation, built on seven core components: the Seven Pillars of Digital Pre-press.
FEATURE: Nick Smith looks at some of the UK institutions supporting wide-format print and sign-making educational schemes.
FEATURE: Dear Diary: The weather's shifting to autumn and my business should be shifting with it.
FEATURE: Watching the recent video from HP where Keyboard Group's Grant Mahoney waxes lyrical about his latex machines just goes to prove that adopting this technology has made a difference.
FEATURE: Now is a time when many company owners take the time to consider what next steps they should be taking with their businesses.
NEWS: Roland DG is celebrating accruing 1,000 followers on the micro-blogging platform Twitter.
FEATURE: Nielsen's recently published Social Media Report confirms a huge increase in the influence of networks and blogs on consumer behaviour.
NEWS: Fastsigns Guildford has introduced a Quick Response (QR) code package to local businesses.
FEATURE: One of the things about this game is that there is never any lack of software introductions, claiming to improve print productivity.
NEWS: Wide-format inks and media supplier Selectech has revealed it is now using the micro-blogging site Twitter to let its customers know about special offers.
NEWS: US company Identive has founded an online marketplace aimed at supplying near field communication (NFC) technology.
NEWS: Delcam will be hosting a series of free online demonstrations of its recently released ArtCam Pro 2011 software.
NEWS: Business consulting firm Protiviti has urged companies to ensure they have a clear understanding of the risks surrounding cloud computing implementation.
NEWS: Members of The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) will be kept up to date with news of the organisation via a new video bulletin called Invision, it has been announced.
FEATURE: Working with virtual copies of old fashioned content, layout information, fonts, graphics and what have you has truly revolutionised the industry.
NEWS: Eye Study has forged a partnership with youth marketing and communications company Lifelounge to provide advertisers with an opportunity to target young people via OOH and online marketing.
NEWS: Digital signage provider Popstar Networks has announced that, through a partnership with Sprint, it has introduced to market its Popstar Wireless Broadband offering, designed for use in the digital signage sector.
NEWS: Screen has announced it will be broadcasting the demonstrations of its Truepress Jet2500UV and Truepress Jet1600UV-F wide-format ink-jet printers at its stand at Sign and Digital UK live on the internet.
FEATURE: With winter taking its grip across Europe and leaving us with the inevitable power failures which go hand in hand with bad weather, how much attention are you paying to backing up your work in progress and your existing jobs?
NEWS: Harbinger, a US sign engineering and manufacturing company, has launched a new online customer portal which it hopes will allow it to better serve its multi-location clients.
NEWS: Swiss outdoor advertising company APG has introduced PosterPlus, an iPhone application which provides additional information to the user based on a photograph of a poster.
NEWS: GMG has officially launched its new remote proofing network, Proofr.com, this week.
NEWS: Clarity Software has announced that the latest version of its management information system (MIS) package for sign-making environments is ready to ship.
FEATURE: Increasingly, billboards, banners and posters are sporting a black and white box sitting, usually, on their bottom corner.