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We're off to FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam - who will be there?

Started Feb 18, 2016 0 Replies

Who will be attending FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam next month? We will be there and it is always a great way to meet up and make new friends. Leave a comment below if you want to catch up with us…Continue

Quick response (QR) codes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob steele Aug 21, 2013. 7 Replies

Who knows what they are, what they're used for and is anybody using them in either their own business or to advise their customers on how best to use them. After all, it's no longer 'just about…Continue

Real men don’t Tweet

Started Nov 11, 2010 0 Replies

Is the title of my latest Editors World blog post over on www.graphicdisplayworld.com Why not take a look and tell us what you think about using…Continue

Who is selling both wide and small format print

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ms. Alice Leung Nov 20, 2010. 1 Reply

I am seeing an incredible trend developing in the UK market for printers to offer both wide and small format digital output. This is mostly coming from didplay graphics companies who have cottoned…Continue


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What are you interested in?
Everything to do with wide format printing.
My current company
I own The Gillman Associates, a specialist freelance printing industry PR consultantcy that helps companies develop their public profile in the printing sector.

I am also co founder, partner and editorial director of Graphic Display World and Wide Format World.
My current role
Print sector PR and editorial director of Graphic Display World.
My previous job and position
You name it; I've done it. And got the t-shirt!
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Membership continues to thrive

Posted on April 7, 2011 at 22:11 0 Comments

It's so great to see the numbers gradually rising here on this community site. It's a really pleasing thing to see. When we set it up last year it was always our intention to allow the community to organically grow, and seeing over 500 or so members is great. Especially when one considers that other community websites are often full of spam members. If these were removed the numbers would look quite different - that's for sure!

For the information of any new members, Mat and I monitor…


Have your say!

Posted on August 19, 2010 at 13:44 0 Comments

Don't forget to send all your wide format editorial news to me at newsdesk@graphicdisplayworld.com and contact me to become a regular contributor. You will have of course by now all have looked at our editorially driven sister site at www.graphicdisplayworld.com (GDW) I'm sure. Therefore I am currently seeking those with opinions on inks, environmental issues,… Continue

Market opinion wanted for Your Shout over on Graphic Display World

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 9:50 0 Comments

Seeing as it's the holiday season I am forward planning for September and am looking for contributors who can write me a short 500 word opinion on... well pretty much anything you like but so long as it's to do with wide format printing. That's why I call the section 'Your Shout' because that's exactly what it is. A chance for you to have your shout out to the world. Please email your opinions, commentary, thoughts etc. to me at newsdesk@graphicdisplayworld.com


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At 18:58 on November 26, 2010, Peter Harper said…
Hi Collin

Business in Australia is generally good. It is the same old story out there many of the Sign Industry people are so busy they are struggling to keep up with the work and others are really doing it tough. There does not seem to be any even ground.
I am the GM of Visual Industries Suppliers Association here in a Australia and we represent all the Suppliers in the Sign, Engraving, Sign and Graphic Ins=dustries. Our members and committee are made up of the larger players like Roland, HO, Epson, Mutoh and down to the smaller suppliers representing manufacturers from all pver the world. Learn more about us on www.visa.org.au

At 14:46 on November 19, 2010, Clive Hill said…
Hi Colin
Great to meet up with you at the digital printer awards.What a great event.
I think that Repro Arts need a few of the trophies to go with the Nelson's Column
in the show room.
At 8:39 on August 3, 2010, John Proudfoot said…
Hi Colin Yes Apple Print was a commercial litho company which I started in 1985. We did a little large format as well.
At 14:35 on August 2, 2010, Kris Fininen said…
Thank you Colin. I look forward to participating in a global community.
At 11:43 on August 2, 2010, Shane Drew said…
Thanks Colin. I am passionate about the WF industry, even somewhat opinionated :) I was introduced to this resource by a good friend and the publisher of a magazine I contribute to, I'm happy to be here though.
At 10:39 on August 2, 2010, Matthew Seldon said…
Thanks for the welcome, I will be keeping an eye on the forum and will try to post some comments in the future
At 14:11 on July 27, 2010, Lisa Metcalfe said…
Thanks Colin, I will try and dig out a nice picture this week and update the remaining fields! Hope you're well, speak soon!
At 14:09 on July 27, 2010, Gary Hollinshead said…
Hi Colin
I've been perusing - must say I like it- high polished gleam from this one!
Must get a photo - You will think I'm BS but I REALLY don't have any photos of myself !
Can send a STOCKPHOTO of something- LOL
At 9:07 on July 27, 2010, David Dilling said…
Thank you Colin. Looks like a great resource for wide format printers starting here!

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