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  • ProofTek launches Operam Cloud
    ProofTek launches Operam Cloud

    The software was initially launched last week by the one-person company that was formed in January 2016. It is its first new product, having spent the majority of this year upgrading its clients to the...


  • Catford expands capabilities with Horizon and...
    Catford expands capabilities with Horizon and Watkiss investment

    The 200cph Horizon device, which was supplied by Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS), was installed at the south-east London-based firm?s 465sqm site around two weeks ago. Catford Print Centre owner...


  • BPIF and Prismm introduce certification for label...
    BPIF and Prismm introduce certification for label landfill scheme

    Last year, the scheme, which was launched in 2013, saw about 10,000 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill and dropped off at waste management consultant Prismm?s Lincolnshire waste-converting facility....


  • Adare re-arms Nottingham site with £3m Canon spend
    Adare re-arms Nottingham site with £3m Canon spend

    Installation of a new Canon Océ ColorStream 3900Z and an upgrade of an exisiting Océ ColorStream 3700 to 3900 specifications, plus software enhancements, will begin just before Christmas. The installation...


  • Apple spends big on digital
    Apple spends big on digital

    The spend of just more than £200,000 was instituted as Apple looks to take on jobs that its previous digital printer, a Linoprint C901, couldn?t handle. The Versafire was installed in late October,...


  • Broad Oak updates factory with Ryobi and Duplo spend
    Broad Oak updates factory with Ryobi and Duplo spend

    The 14,000sph Ryobi press was supplied by Apex Digital Graphics. Both machines have been installed over the past few months at the Canterbury-based printer?s 372sqm premises. The firm has a turnover...


  • Politician's family print business goes bust
    Politician's family print business goes bust

    Metloc Printers, which was formed almost 50 years ago by Metcalfe?s mother, appointed insolvency practitioner ThorntonRones as liquidator on 4 November after a meeting of its creditors took place at ThorntonRones?...


  • Canon set to inspire at PrintWeekLive!
    Canon set to inspire at PrintWeekLive!

    At 54sqm, the manufacturer is taking the biggest stand size available. ?We recognise the importance of trade shows to talk to our customers and discuss the key trends that are impacting and shaping...


  • Sun Chemical appoints former soldier as UK MD
    Sun Chemical appoints former soldier as UK MD

    Anderson, who was in the British Army for 11 years after graduating from university, arrived at Sun from DS Smith, where for the past four years he has headed up a collection of five of its businesses...


  • Unite warns over readiness for new levy
    Unite warns over readiness for new levy

    Speaking yesterday at a ?Skills for Tomorrow? roundtable organised by Unite, industrial officer Louisa Bull said: ?Many employers don?t know that it?s coming, and there are so many that are just not engaged...


  • Last chance to vote for PrintWeek Power 100
    Last chance to vote for PrintWeek Power 100

    To have your say in deciding who the print industry's most powerful players are, simply click here and either vote for the luminaries listed or add the details of the people that you think should be ranked...


  • YPS boosts finishing offering with fresh investments
    YPS boosts finishing offering with fresh investments

    Co-owners of the business Steve Brown and David Jackson have recently signed on the dotted line after seeing a number of pieces of kit at Drupa earlier this year.  The first is a Renz AP300 automatic...


  • Acquisitions a Sign of the Times for Astley
    Acquisitions a Sign of the Times for Astley

    The deal for the signmaker completed in October for an undisclosed fee and comes as Astley looks to expand its service offering. Sign of the Times offers services such as vehicle wrapping that Astley,...


  • Twenty Four Seven sings praises of new DYSS
    Twenty Four Seven sings praises of new DYSS

    The Warrington-based business, which was established in 1997, started out as a screen printer before moving into litho and then digital. It more recently branched out into wide-format, with particular...


  • Xerox confirms new structure with UK MD appointment
    Xerox confirms new structure with UK MD appointment

    The decision confirms the decision, first discussed by Xerox Corporation chief executive Jeff Jacobson in an exclusive interview with PrintWeek in October, that Xerox will now treat each country it deals...


  • Tobacco firms consider options following UK plain...
    Tobacco firms consider options following UK plain packaging ruling

    In May this year, under a new EU directive, it became illegal in the UK to produce the familiar heavily branded packaging for tobacco products. All newly printed packs must be plain except for images accompanied...


  • Solway upgrades its Xerox
    Solway upgrades its Xerox

    The press was installed on 1 December at Solway?s Dumfries premises and is expected to be in production by the end of this week. It replaces an 18-month-old Xerox J75 and remains Solway?s only digital...


  • Cutter for Caps Cases
    Cutter for Caps Cases

    The machine was installed in early September and joins its new HP Scitex 11000, which arrived in July, as Caps looks to expand into new areas such as POS and bespoke packaging.  Managing director of...


  • Barnwell in £1m new technology drive
    Barnwell in £1m new technology drive

    The 176-year-old, family-run print firm has invested in a new four-colour with coater, SRA1 Komori H-UV device that will be installed over Christmas and commissioned in January. To support its output the...


  • Global seeks meteoric rise with latest acquisition
    Global seeks meteoric rise with latest acquisition

    The deal completed yesterday (5 December) between Global and TTP Meteor?s parent company TTP Group. Royston, Hertfordshire-based TTP Meteor is now in the process of officially changing its name on Companies...


  • Paperlinx employees finally receiving payouts
    Paperlinx employees finally receiving payouts

    Paperlinx went into administration in April 2015, when almost 700 employees were immediately laid off. One of the complicating factors has been the fact that the administration involved multiple companies...


  • Rumoured delay to DMGT Didcot closure
    Rumoured delay to DMGT Didcot closure

    Last week, the DMGT announced that it had entered a consultation period with a view to closing the facility just before Christmas, putting 50 jobs at risk. However, a source told PrintWeek that workers...


  • Data Image in global first
    Data Image in global first

    The system, launched by Esko at Drupa, includes a Kongsberg Robotic Cell fitted to a Kongsberg C60 cutting table and also comes with an Esko Device Manager workflow solution. It will arrive at Data...


  • Social enterprise celebrates one-year anniversary...
    Social enterprise celebrates one-year anniversary with Makerbot installation

    Funding for the £20,000-machine was provided by The Printing Charity with the device supplied by Antalis, who helped install it around two months ago at We Do Print?s Gloucester premises. It replaced a...


  • Stanley Press Equipment founder dies
    Stanley Press Equipment founder dies

    Stanley died after a short illness at Dorset County Hospital on 16 November. He is survived by his four children ? Robert, James, Christian and Andrea ? and six grandchildren ? Jonathan, Lottie, Alex,...


  • De La Rue: 'minute traces' of animal products in...
    De La Rue: 'minute traces' of animal products in polymer

    The world?s largest security printer lays claim to being the only vertically integrated producer of polymer substrates and banknotes, encompassing manufacturing, design and printing. It launched its Safeguard...


  • API acquisitive in Amsterdam
    API acquisitive in Amsterdam

    The deal completed yesterday (1 December), after talks started in the summer between API chief executive Dino Kiriakopoulos and AMP managing director Pim Honig. Financial details were undisclosed. ...


  • Devon firm to absorb work from failed Christmas card...
    Devon firm to absorb work from failed Christmas card printer

    Edinburgh-based Dynamic Colour ran online service SchoolCardShop, which converted school children?s artwork into printed Christmas cards, but ceased trading this week with customers learning of its closure...


  • Agfa ends talks with potential buyer
    Agfa ends talks with potential buyer

    German medical software company CompuGroup approached Agfa in October to indicate its interest in a potential acquisition. The following month Agfa?s board of directors decided to engage in ?non-exclusive...


  • Regulator confirms charity fundraising plans
    Regulator confirms charity fundraising plans

    The service, which will allow members of the public to more easily control the fundraising communications they receive from charities, is set to be launched in spring or early summer 2017. The confirmation...


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