FEATURE: All this digital technology can be baffling, depending on our interest and the amount of knowledge generated as processes have progressed through the years.
FEATURE: We've been staggering around the halls of drupa for what seems a lifetime. We keep hearing about improvements in new engines that are very difficult to put into a meaningful context.
FEATURE: Were there fewer familiar faces from the UK's display producers at drupa? I've been here for more than a week and I've certainly bumped into lower numbers than I usually do.
FEATURE: When you ask customers what they want next, do they really know? This is a key question when manufacturers are asked about how they plan future solutions.
FEATURE: Sitting here at yet another drupa press conference we have had yet another question about the stuff that analogue can do that cannot be done with digital machines.
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.
FEATURE: I can't fail to notice, the minute I visit many American states, how in the UK our use of billboards is really pretty minimal.
FEATURE: There is a massive business in most industries in producing long, fat and expensive reports. But are they really any use in business planning, particularly for sign and display producers?
FEATURE: At Birmingham Airport, waiting to greet you as you stagger off your flight, is a rather unpleasant example of an interactive screen.
FEATURE: With the environment steadily moving to the top of print's agenda, sign- and display-makers are starting to pay attention as well.
FEATURE: Competitions are a bit like Marmite – you either love them or you hate them. But they are unique in that they give companies a great opportunity to show off their talents.
FEATURE: Ideally education and training should be a lifelong process, but in one's work it can sometimes be hard to prioritise.
FEATURE: Printers have traditionally measured their business according to the volume of work going through the factory.
FEATURE: Sign and Digital UK sees the Designjet 1.54m L26500 and 2.64m L28500 lining themselves up as top attractions at the show.
FEATURE: Why do people really visit drupa? How many are trotting out to Düsseldorf having established that their pockets are deep and their financial advisers friendly?
FEATURE: Digital printers are getting certified for compliance to the ISO 12647 standard.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul gets under the bonnet at HP Scitex in Israel, from where she reveals the value of a visit to a manufacturing facility for a PSP.
FEATURE: We are caught up in a frenzy of pre-drupa news, and it can start to feel more than a little overwhelming.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul has the scoop on HP's latest addition for drupa – a new B2 press, the Indigo 10000.
FEATURE: It has been clear for a very long time that the reality of digital media impacts print. Printers have for most of that time been getting increasingly paranoid about the threat.
FEATURE: Planning an event like Print Shop Live, which is taking place during FESPA Digital in Barcelona, is an interesting exercise.
FEATURE: Helping one's neighbour is something we are all taught is a good thing, particularly when we are little.
FEATURE: In the digital world the ink represents a key part of the technology within the total system.
FEATURE: The ink that is used in a digital press is a fundamentally different beast from that used on conventional engines.
FEATURE: I like the idea of industry awards that demonstrate the skills of the users of digital printing equipment.