Fourth annual FESPA report published

The Federation of Screen and Digital Printers Associations (FESPA) has released its fourth annual industry report, by giving an idea of the current state of the UK large-format printing sector.

Cited by Fespa.com, the report was collated after 200 UK companies "involved in large-format print" were surveyed. Of these, 44 per cent intend to make an investment in innovative design software in 2012/13 and 56 per cent will procure a new large-format printer during the same period.

59 per cent recognised the importance of 'green' printing, citing it as "important"; whilst 48 per cent said margins produced from wide-format printing are larger than other margins.

Filled with interesting statistics and comment, the report - also published on Imagereportsmag.co.uk - revealed: "During the last four-year period, the large-format industry has been revolutionised by technology and economic turmoil.

"Since that shake-out, the pace of change hasn't slowed but that change is typically more incremental than transformational... On the evidence of this survey, the large-format industry is still in transition."

The report went on to refer to the industry's "sheer, bloody minded resilience"; as well as its ability to help advertisers be "more flexible, vibrant and creative". The latter was a comment made by Paul Evans, a buying manager and suggests that the industry may continue to prosper well into 2012.


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