FEATURE: Poster production has been a bastion of litho and digital print production. The situation is changing, though, with some brand owners identifying DOOH advertising as 'mainstream'. Will the poster market, therefore, be the first big display discipline to crumble in the face of digital signage?
FEATURE: Geny Caloisi looks at why traditional OOH is still holding its ground and how digital is challenging it.
NEWS: Chester-based Farndon House has said its recently-purchased Mimaki CJV30 print-and-cut machine has found its place 'at the heart' of the company.
NEWS: Océ and Zünd are to collaborate on another two joint open days on October 16th and 17th in St Albans, Hertfordshire, following similar events in Scotland in June and July.
NEWS: Monmouth-based Wye Media has commented on its recent purchase of a Mutoh ValueJet 1304 from Colourgen reseller Design Supply.
NEWS: An OOH campaign will see six lucky winners of Kit Kat chocolate bars able to activate a GPS tracker within them to alert a prize-awarding team.
NEWS: UK Point of Sale (UK POS) will release its 2013 brochure next week, featuring a new LED lighting range.
NEWS: Two new Gala Bingo clubs have been refurbished following their purchase with display materials from arken graphic display.
NEWS: Belgian print house PAG has 'broadened its production capabilities' by adding the long sheet option to its Kodak Nexpress 2500 digital press.
NEWS: Kinetic and JCDecaux have released the results of a study of near field communication (NFC), following a trial of NFC-enabled poster sites.
NEWS: Sihl Direct UK is to distribute TriSolv, a paper described as 'an established eco-friendly alternative to self-adhesive vinyl film'.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks beyond digital ink-jet for wide-format printing with a look at the alternatives on the market.
NEWS: Prismaflex's Storm-Flex dry posting system is to be installed at 230 national railway sites by CBS Outdoor UK.
NEWS: JCDecaux has teamed up with media planner Kinetic in a new project called Test the Near Future.
FEATURE: Having lived in Paris for four years, I can confirm readily that parking in the city is nothing short of a nightmare.
NEWS: HP digital printing technology has been used for an advertising campaign to promote the smart car range by relating the message directly to residents of 26 French cities.
NEWS: A new QR code-integrated billboard campaign for the University of Bristol is currently targeting UK rail passengers.
NEWS: USA-based Quirk Books has produced a new full-colour book of concert poster designs, which allows readers to remove full-page posters and frame them.
NEWS: UK Point of Sale (UK POS) is now offering a collation service to its customers, allowing retailers to order sets of POS products and have them distributed to any of their branches nation-wide, thus ensuring all equipment is uniform across all shops.
FEATURE: Morwenna Kearns looks at the growing NFC market.
NEWS: Nutan Printers, a Leicester-based commercial litho printing business, has commented on how a large-format printer has allowed it to expand its services.
NEWS: A Cornwall-based bakery business has opted for an Epson Stylus Pro 7700 ink-jet printer for the in-house production of A1 and A2 POS posters.
NEWS: Océ teamed up with digital display creators Lumacoustics at Sign and Digital UK to promote its ColorWave 600 poster printer with a graffiti theme.
NEWS: Arctic Paper has launched a new 1970s-themed campaign to promote its G-Print brand to celebrate its longevity.
NEWS: Outdoor advertising agency JCDecaux has announced it has been awarded a contract by East Coast Main Line, which will see it provide advertising sites at twelve stations in northern England and Scotland.
NEWS: AllSee Technologies has announced that two of its freestanding digital posters were used at the Hospitality Show 2011, which was held last week in Birmingham.
NEWS: Arctic Paper has reported that a market study carried by Opticom on its G-Print paper has confirmed that the brand's tagline of 'impossible to copy'.
NEWS: Océ has announced the launch of its new ColorWave 600 poster printer, which it says allows users to produce 'instant-dry' posters in order to complete POS campaigns in 'a single business day'.
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: An advertising campaign for UK ale brand London Pride has been launched by integrated agency DCH.
FEATURE: Increasingly, billboards, banners and posters are sporting a black and white box sitting, usually, on their bottom corner.
NEWS: Samonsite has this week launched a two-month advertising campaign for its new business luggage brand which combines print and online presence with its first foray into the digital out-of-home (DOOH) market.
NEWS: Wide-format digital media company dtec says it has simplified its product range to make it easier for buyers to find the correct type of material.
FEATURE: Last weekend, the sky above my house was dotted with hot-air balloons, drifting across Bristol from the 32nd annual Balloon Fiesta, one of the city's most popular events.