In her first guest article with WhichPLM, Debbie McKeegan, writes about the evolution of digital printing. Debbie is well averse in this world, and sits onWhichPLM’s Expert Board as a pioneer in digital print. As someone who entered the industry decades ago, Debbie has a lot to share.
I began my career at the advent of CAD technology entering the market, in the mid to late 1980s. And I was immediately hooked. A design world pre-Adobe Photoshop, where designers used drawing boards and (now redundant, if not forgotten) colour photocopiers were seen as an innovative, valued design tool. Every pattern was hand painted using ink, gouache or watercolour techniques. Vast design studios operated throughout Europe and the US employing thousands of people; design budgets were huge, and travel linked to trend and inspiration was excessive.
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