FEATURE: Times are tough so, naturally, anyone buying a machine or some new software wants a good deal.
FEATURE: It has always been the same, whatever business you happen to be in: size matters.
FEATURE: When manufacturers and suppliers are trying to promote their wares there is a kind of inevitability which surrounds the numbers used when endorsing products.
FEATURE: As we rapidly approach the final quarter of 2011 there must be plenty of companies wondering whether the time has come to think about 2012.
FEATURE: For most of us, investment suggests spending money on new equipment – in which case it's always time to be thinking about future investments.
FEATURE: In offices and factories the world over, key work tools have a life cycle, then wear out and need to be replaced.
FEATURE: A technology upgrade strategy is intrinsic to the development and growth of your business.
FEATURE: Production houses usually have two choices when they want to increase their print capabilities.
FEATURE: I spend quite a lot of time pondering the background and history of wide-format printing machines.
FEATURE: It is not easy to count your chickens in the wide-format industry where the loss of one major customer can result in disaster.
FEATURE: The funny thing about ideals is that we all have them at some point in our lives, right up to that always awkward point when reality kicks it.
NEWS: Rutland-based POS specialist MJD has unveiled details of a planned £500k growth programme that will see it move to new premises and create new jobs.
NEWS: Northampton-based laser cutter manufacturer CTR Lasers is 'consolidating its manufacturing base in the UK' following investment in new equipment.
NEWS: Hollanders Printing Systems has received new financial backing from two Dutch venture capitalists, Wout van der Wijk and Guy Zwart.
NEWS: Capital investment firm Smedvig Capital has confirmed that it has sold DOOH operator Ocean Outdoor to private equity house LDC for £35m.
FEATURE: So Adobe is launching CS6 in a fanfare of publicity and I can't wait to upgrade my CS5.5 Design Premium to the latest version.
FEATURE: Buying an expensive printing engine has never been simple. The surge of electronic enhancements has accelerated new kit turnover, so much so that machines get replaced with quite alarming frequency.
NEWS: Hull-based RMC Digital Print says its recent investment in equipment, worth £750,000, was a 'no-brainer' in order to bring more work in house.
NEWS: The Birmingham SW branch of Signs Express has purchased an HP L25500 Latex printer and an Easymount Laminator for use in its new studio in Bromsgrove.
NEWS: UK printing company Print-Leeds made £250,000 worth of new machinery investments in the last 18 months.
NEWS: Reflect and CBS Outernet are to present a session called 'ROI Analysis as a Critical Project Element' at this week's CETW exhibition in New York.
FEATURE: Those looking at the latest bunch of machines being introduced might wonder what's different about them, for most are based on existing technologies.
NEWS: Details on visitors to the recent FESPA Americas trade fair in Orlando have been released, revealing those attending had 'a clear focus' on strategic investment.