InPrint 2016 saw the introduction of the first InPrint Founders Award. The award is designed to profile entrepreneurialism, collaboration and innovation for the development of industrial inkjet integration. The award was also established in memory of Paolo Capano, an early supporter of InPrint, founder of Anteprima and European MD for INX Digital. Sadly he passed away suddenly in 2015.
I recently visited Edale, a UK based international company located in Fareham, near Portsmouth on England’s south coast and met with Managing Director, James Boughton. The trip was a discovery of a company that has over the past 15 years changed considerably in terms of its business model, and doubled in size as a result. Traditionally Edale has been a manufacturer of print machinery for label printing. Their primary technology was always flexographic printing. And as a business they have been active in this way for 40 years. I talked to James about the evolution of the company and their plans for the future.