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  • Top Print in double Canon installation
    Top Print in double Canon installation

    The two were signed for a week after Drupa and replace a fleet of Xerox products, which Top Print managing director Giles Lock said had reached the end of their lives. They were installed on 17 August...


  • Designer notebooks with a difference from Antalis
    Designer notebooks with a difference from Antalis

    The merchant?s ?Book of 12? campaign has resulted in the creation of a set of 12 special notebooks, each showcasing the work of a design professional and with an interview about their approach to paper...


  • BCQ reveals LE-UV investment and brings perfect...
    BCQ reveals LE-UV investment and brings perfect binding in-house

    The Buckingham-based firm will take delivery of the Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75-5 LE-UV with Inpress Control 2 and Autoplate Pro in April. BCQ Group commercial director Alan Pond told PrintWeek the...


  • Menzies staff suspend strike action
    Menzies staff suspend strike action

    The result of the ballot on the improved offer is expected next Friday (30 September). 300 Menzies' staff, packers, pickers and drivers, belonging to Unite were due to stage 24-hour strikes today (23...


  • Canon reaches inkjet installation milestone
    Canon reaches inkjet installation milestone

    Making the announcement at Canon?s annual Commercial Printing Business Day at its Customer Experience Centre (CEC) in Poing, Munich, Canon executive vice president of commercial printing Christian Unterberger...


  • Leach secures largest ever contract in 125th year
    Leach secures largest ever contract in 125th year

    The Bradley, West Yorkshire-based firm has already started work on the job, which will see a 20-strong team from Leach spend 18 months producing a new visitor experience for the National Museum of Kuwait....


  • Positive Images UK achieves ISO 27001 and overhauls...
    Positive Images UK achieves ISO 27001 and overhauls data processing

    The Mitcham, Surrey-based firm said the accreditation, which took around three months to achieve, was becoming a necessity for certain contracts. ISO 27001:2013 puts more emphasis on measuring and...


  • Amazon US launches photobook service
    Amazon US launches photobook service

    Amazon Prints, its new photo printing service, offers printed photos starting at 9c (7p) each, with photobooks starting at £15. The company?s website says that stationery and calendars will also be...


  • Heidelberg takes on new apprentices
    Heidelberg takes on new apprentices

    Harry Thomas from Bristol, Ryan Watts from York and Elliott Brettle from Sunderland have joined existing apprentices Connor Murphy and Johnny Haywood on the three-year scheme. Eight other apprentices...


  • Duo launch online marketplace to level playing field
    Duo launch online marketplace to level playing field

    The www.quotable.tech platform launched six weeks ago and in that time, almost 600 businesses have signed up, with, according to company, the vast majority being printers. Circa 150 jobs have so far been...


  • Medica Packaging completes extensive prepress overhaul
    Medica Packaging completes extensive prepress overhaul

    Medica Packaging was formerly part of Benson Group, which was bought by global firm Graphic Packaging in February 2014, but split from the company six months later when it was bought by private investors....


  • The Print Co doubles capacity with Speedmaster XL...
    The Print Co doubles capacity with Speedmaster XL 75-4 buy

    The 15,000sph machine, which is being commissioned this week, is additional kit and will join an XL 75-5 at the Bristol-based firm?s 2,230sqm premises. The Print Co chief operations officer Danny Lock...


  • Informa buy means new role for Martell
    Informa buy means new role for Martell

    Business intelligence, academic publishing and events group Informa has agreed to acquire US-headquartered Penton Information Services from private equity owners MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein in a...


  • Duplo unveils London Calling launches
    Duplo unveils London Calling launches

    The one-day event will take place at Duplo?s headquarters in Addlestone, Surrey with the post-press supplier renaming it Automated Precision Palace in keeping with this year?s royal theme. Kit on display...


  • CPI puts customer platform on the cloud
    CPI puts customer platform on the cloud

    The France-headquartered book printing specialist, which has both book and commercial printing services in the UK, has adopted Interoute?s cloud services and virtual private network (VPN). Interoute...


  • Folio upgrades cutting after boosting product range
    Folio upgrades cutting after boosting product range

    The guillotine was purchased after Folio managing director Stewart Randall undertook an extensive review of the market, considering machines from two larger suppliers before settling on the CCM Premier....


  • Healeys begins spending spree
    Healeys begins spending spree

    The Ipswich-based printer has increased sales 10% year-on-year over the past three years and has bought the kit to accommodate more growth as it moves to a six-day shift pattern at its 1,300sqm premises....


  • Infigo Software moves into digital marketing with...
    Infigo Software moves into digital marketing with local acquisition

    The £2m-turnover Crawley firm, which is behind the Catfish and MegaEdit web-to-print platforms, announced the acquisition this week as Netkandi, also based in Crawley, moved its team of 11 staff into Infigo?s...


  • Enviro Wipes acquired by Finnish textile giant
    Enviro Wipes acquired by Finnish textile giant

    Under the terms of the deal, which was announced yesterday (19 Spetember), all 40 of Enviro Wipes? staff will be retained but directors and founders George Parker and Alan Green will leave the business....


  • Canon unveils first details of ?game-changing?...
    Canon unveils first details of ?game-changing? wide-format technology

    The manufacturer has released details of a new UV curable ink that gels immediately on contact with media, which will be at the core of a new range of wide-format roll-to-roll printers to be released from...


  • Stora Enso consolidates corrugated operations
    Stora Enso consolidates corrugated operations

    It proposes to move the site's corrugated packaging production to its Lahti plant, 40km away. The company will begin a six-week consultation with Heinola's 130 staff tomorrow (20 September). Stora...


  • Stormpress invests in new Epson SureColor
    Stormpress invests in new Epson SureColor

    The printer replaced an older wide-format machine in July and was installed by local distributor Focal Point Imaging, a company which Stormpress digital director Tristan Tripp said he already had a relationship...


  • PGA Tour puts print contracts out to tender
    PGA Tour puts print contracts out to tender

    The association is looking for printers for a vast range of products, including official media guides, programmes, brochures, tickets, photo ID cards, car park hangers, wristbands and vouchers. Tenders...


  • Menzies staff set for first ever strike
    Menzies staff set for first ever strike

    300 packers, pickers and drivers are due to go on strike for 24 hours on 23 September and 26 September, after 86% of Menzies? Unite members voted in favour of a strike in June. There are around 400 Unite...


  • HH Global reaps rewards from regions
    HH Global reaps rewards from regions

    The print management and creative production company added £55m in new revenues in the year ending 31 March 2016 bringing total sales to £202m and adjusted EBITDA to £7.6m. Full results will be released...


  • Onlineprinters eyes next growth stage
    Onlineprinters eyes next growth stage

    Last month private equity firm TA Associates Management completed the sale of its majority stake in the business to Bregal Unternehmerkapital, the Munich-based private equity arm of family owned Cofra...


  • Elanders UK installs Indigo
    Elanders UK installs Indigo

    The Indigo was installed last week in the premises that Elanders relocated to in July 2015 from a smaller site in Cumbernauld, Glasgow.  The digital press joins a Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 74, which...


  • Antalis to use i-Tone in Creative Papers for first time
    Antalis to use i-Tone in Creative Papers for first time

    The Creative Papers range includes Antalis' Curious Matter, Pop Set and Mohawk papers. They have been available for about two years for digital printers. Speaking to PrintWeek at London?s Packaging...


  • Marketing agencies embracing print
    Marketing agencies embracing print

    The report, seen exclusively by PrintWeek, was commissioned in June and results were collected over a two-week period in July by marketing consulting firm TKM Consultants. 70% of those surveyed said...


  • Paperhat acquires London-based creative business
    Paperhat acquires London-based creative business

    The London-based print marketing communications company has taken a 51% stake in the 30-staff business, based in Old Street, London, in a deal that could see the two eventually merge under one roof at...


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