FEATURE: Laurel Brunner discovers the print industry offers more options for training and education than you may think.
FEATURE: Legend has it that we of the fairer sex are better at multi-tasking, so it's quite surprising how few women there are in the present day printing industry.
FEATURE: Of course there are women in the printing industry. But the question isn't about women versus men, it is about the prospects of this industry.
FEATURE: The obvious answer to that question is young people. But with a few rare exceptions little darlings with qualifications are rarely passionate about industry, whether it's pharmaceuticals or printing.
FEATURE: It's a worrying thought, and one dear to my heart as I reach for my pension. Where are tomorrow's wide-format print specialists coming from?
NEWS: Franchise owners in the Fastsigns network are being encouraged to take on apprentices 'to boost the future of the industry'.
NEWS: The winners of 2013's PrintIt! competition are set to be announced at next month's North Print and Pack show after being chosen by a panel of judges earlier this month.
NEWS: Specialist soft signage producer Your Print Partner is looking to add a further four full-time staff members to its Lincoln team.
NEWS: The winners of the 2012 Print Futures Awards were unveiled at the All-Party Parlimentary Print Group event at the House of Lords on July 11th.
NEWS: The FINAT Young Managers Club is holding an international conference in Germany in November.
NEWS: Around 100 students discovered new facts about the potential of print from Fujifilm, during the Shine 2012 School Media Awards.
NEWS: The Printing Charity has donated £15,000 to a pilot project in Yorkshire run by the Prince's Trust, which is helping young unemployed people find jobs.
NEWS: Face Britain has been officially confirmed by Guinness World Records as holding the title for 'Most artists working on the same art installation'.
NEWS: What is thought to be the UK's largest collaborative art project has gone ahead with the support of print and display company St Ives.
NEWS: The self-portraits of more than 200,000 children will be projected onto the front of Buckingham Palace to form a giant montage image of the Queen over the next three evenings.
NEWS: The shortlisted entries for the Sign and Digital UK Awards have been announced. The winners will be revealed on March 28th.
NEWS: Entries are now being accepted for the Print Futures Awards 2012. The scheme is open to people aged between 16 and 30 who work in the graphic arts, printing and publishing industries.
NEWS: Fujifilm will continue supporting the PrintIT! initiative aimed at educating young people in print.
NEWS: BPIF chief executive Kathy Woodward showed the organisation's support for National Apprenticeship Week by visiting the apprentices working at Precision Printing.
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: Labelling industry FINAT has finalised its meetings, seminars and events schedule for 2012.
NEWS: The Sign and Digital UK Awards and Networking Event will return in 2012, and entries to the awards scheme are now being accepted.
NEWS: The Gloucester branch of sign-making company Fastsigns is celebrating its fourth anniversary as well as a successful past year.
NEWS: Proskills Scotland has begun its first ever Apprenticeship Week today (September 5th).
NEWS: One of the schools involved in the PrintIT! campaign has commented on its role with pupils, stating that it is useful for students considering their career options post education.
NEWS: The winners of the annual Print Futures awards were announced at a ceremony last week.
NEWS: Proskills is backing today's Vocational Qualifications Day, underlining the importance of support for apprenticeships and other programmes.
NEWS: HP says its sponsorship of the week-long 2011 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Young Lions Competition will allow advertising professionals aged 28 and under to 'harness the power of print' with its digital printing technology.
NEWS: The Print Futures Awards are now open for entries, it has been announced.
FEATURE: It was all rather nerve-wracking: on the back on a stream of more important journalists, I found myself herded by Océ onto its stage at Ipex to be interviewed.