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.