17 Jan 2022
Whilst self-adhesive PVC-free alternatives such as PP, PET and non-woven materials are not the gold standard of sustainability, they are certainly a step in the right direction.

What's your excuse for not going PVC-Free

As an industry, we have been discussing the hazards of PVC for more than 15 years and whilst steps have been made in the right direction, products made with PVC continue to be far and away the most commonly used.

Drytac blog: How to apply media to bricks for wall and floor graphics.

How to apply media to bricks for wall and floor graphics

Graphics can be incredibly impactful, changing a room - or even a whole building - with colour and design. But it's not necessary to fight what's already there, or to ignore the natural finish of the surface. Applying a mural or decal to bare bricks or concrete can really complement an industrial space or heritage property.

Demand for print personalisation also continues to increase at a rapid rate and textile printers offer you a cost-effective way of getting a piece of the action.

Targeting textile & garment printing in a post-pandemic world

Prior to the pandemic, textile printing was one of those things we´d probably all considered. Perhaps for printing flags, fabric banners or soft signage? Or for supplemental production such as interior décor and soft furnishings? Maybe even for direct-to-garment T-shirts, sportswear printing and short-run fashion designs?

Starting out as The Printing Company in Orange County in 1975, Westamerica Communications is a family-owned business that has built up more than 45 years of print and communications experience.

Doing business in unpredictable times

It’s been a tough year for nearly everyone in the printing industry, so it’s reassuring that Dan Plomin of Westamerica Communications’ wide format division answers our first question on an optimistic note: “We’re actually not doing too badly – we’ve been fortunate.” We suspect it’s not so much to do with luck as with the fact that, over the years, Westamerica has proved itself to be a smart and forward thinking business.

Integrating an MIS as part of your production setup not only allows you to take greater control of your printing, but also helps you save significantly on time and costs, positioning your business for further growth.

Why MIS can streamline large-format production and cut costs

While there may be a plethora of print hardware available on the market, investment in a management information system (MIS) can be essential to ensure it is operating to its full potential and producing the highest quality work.

Mike Horsten Blog: There’s light at the end of the tunnel.

There’s light at the end of the tunnel says Mike Horsten

Well, I think it’s safe to say that we are finally getting there, and we see some light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel! Though we are all optimistic and happy that the vaccinations seem to be working, the glass, unfortunately, remains only half full.