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  • T Shirt & Sons installs Europe's first Kornit Vulcan
    T Shirt & Sons installs Europe's first Kornit Vulcan

    The machine cost around $900,000 (£683,000) and was installed at the 160-staff base in Westbury, Wiltshire, a month ago. The company, which also employs 40 staff in Holland, is now looking to open a...


  • Hickling & Squires in Xerox Iridesse UK first
    Hickling & Squires in Xerox Iridesse UK first

    The Newthorpe, Nottingham-based business has purchased the machine ? direct from Xerox ? alongside a new Xerox Versant 3100 to boost its capacity and enable it to offer a wider variety of colour printing...


  • BPIF urges printers to sign up to Climate Change...
    BPIF urges printers to sign up to Climate Change Levy reduction scheme

    The trade association insists printers could save well over £10,000 and has been working hard to get as many eligible companies onto its scheme before the deadline on 31 July 2018. ?Energy prices are...


  • Fujifilm invests in workflow resource
    Fujifilm invests in workflow resource

    Tony Williams and Mike Edkins have joined the set of specialists headed by solutions support manager Stuart Blackham, taking the number on the team to nine. ?We?ve expanded the workflow team and taken...


  • Future Print Leeds adds two specialist services to...
    Future Print Leeds adds two specialist services to portfolio

    The company set up funeralprintingdirect.co.uk in March to provide orders of service, announcements and thank you cards for customers. Mugs2go.co.uk followed soon after in April, providing printed mugs...


  • Campaigners say plain packaging is failing
    Campaigners say plain packaging is failing

    Independent evidence from The Smoking Toolkit Study, a national programme run by University College London and endorsed by the Department of Health, has found that smoking rates have increased since plain...


  • Pureprint launches carbon-balancing service
    Pureprint launches carbon-balancing service

    Since 2007 Pureprint has purchased nearly 30,000 tonnes of carbon offsets, equivalent to the carbon from 105 million economy flight miles or almost 86 million car miles. The new initiative coincides...


  • Northern Flags in £500k Agfa spend
    Northern Flags in £500k Agfa spend

    The lion's share of the spend was for a second Avinci DX3200 dye-sub and an Anapurna M3200i roll-to-roll printer. Having been the first UK firm to take on a DX3200 in April last year, Leeds-based Northern...


  • Fujifilm files $1bn suit against Xerox
    Fujifilm files $1bn suit against Xerox

    The suit was filed with the federal court for the southern district of New York in Manhattan, US, yesterday (18 June). In the court papers, Fujifilm accused Xerox of breaking its agreement by making a...


  • Half-million enhancement for Frip's foilers
    Half-million enhancement for Frip's foilers

    At its 2,323sqm main base in Hinckley, the finishing specialist took on the Brausse as an update for the 17-year-old Bobst machine, due to its ability to take an increased sheet length of 1,060mm over...


  • Revenue and profit up again at DS Smith
    Revenue and profit up again at DS Smith

    In the results for the 12 months to 30 April 2018, announced today, the London-headquartered business said its adjusted pre-tax profit was up by 21% from £391m in 2017 to £473m, representing a 17% increase...


  • Feldmuehle Uetersen sale confirmed
    Feldmuehle Uetersen sale confirmed

    Following reports last month that the business, which filed for insolvency in January, had been acquired by a holding company, the buyer?s identity has now been unveiled as a subsidiary of Berlin-based...


  • Fujifilm seeks legal backing to enforce Xerox deal
    Fujifilm seeks legal backing to enforce Xerox deal

    According to a report in the New York Post on Friday (15 June), the move flies in the face of a supposedly successful attempt to halt the $6.1bn (£4.5bn) merger by activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin...


  • Oppboga Bruk eyes UK growth as new hires free up MD
    Oppboga Bruk eyes UK growth as new hires free up MD

    Both starting at the business on 1 June, Fredrik Johansson will be based in Sweden and will focus on the Nordic markets while Mark Khoukh will be based in Switzerland and will focus on the DACH region (Germany,...


  • H&H Reeds celebrates anniversary with fundraiser
    H&H Reeds celebrates anniversary with fundraiser

    The team from the Penrith-based company will complete a course winding across Cumbria over seven days from Monday 2 and Tuesday 10 July. In total, 22 members of staff, half of the workforce, will take...


  • Baker Labels' £40k investment brings in Roland DG...
    Baker Labels' £40k investment brings in Roland DG and Matrix

    The two new machines were delivered in April and will enable Baker's team, recently increased to 78 with the addition of a raft of ?young, fresh talent?, to broaden its skills base.  Brentwood, Essex-based...


  • Continental printer targets UK retail work
    Continental printer targets UK retail work

    Netherlands headquartered print group Em. de Jong has acquired a majority stake in German web printer Jungfer Druckerei und Verlag. Jungfer runs nine web presses and prints around 130,000 tonnes of...


  • Bradley Group buys Speedmaster from collapsed Stones
    Bradley Group buys Speedmaster from collapsed Stones

    Peter Bradley, managing director of the Northern Ireland-headquartered group, told PrintWeek the nearly-new press, which Stones had only installed last summer, had registered fewer than five million impressions...


  • UK printers on the ball as World Cup 2018 kicks off
    UK printers on the ball as World Cup 2018 kicks off

    With Russia set to face Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the tournament in Moscow at 4pm today, plenty of print companies have been preparing for the big event with jobs to help push their own brands,...


  • Kongsberg X24 is a 'perfect match' for Fantasy...
    Kongsberg X24 is a 'perfect match' for Fantasy Prints' Vutek

    Delivered in March, the 1.6x3.2m cutter replaced an ageing Summa F1612 flatbed cutter that could not keep up with the higher productivity of Northumberland-based Fantasy?s Vutek, which was delivered in...


  • Buyer sought for Sunline Direct Mail
    Buyer sought for Sunline Direct Mail

    Industrial holding company CEPS PLC owns an 80% stake in the Loughborough company, with the other 20% held by management. CEPS said that Sunline had been coping with ?the continued gentle downturn?...


  • Agfa hosts first public showing of new top-end hybrid
    Agfa hosts first public showing of new top-end hybrid

    Taking place across Tuesday (12 June) and Wednesday, the manufacturer invited more than 300 guests to the event in Mortsel, predominantly existing and prospective customers. The event centred around...


  • The Lettershop Group bolsters sales team with new hire
    The Lettershop Group bolsters sales team with new hire

    Skinner took up his new role at the Leeds business, which is part of YM Group, last Monday (4 June). Filling a position at TLG that has been vacant for six weeks, Skinner has spent the last 11 years at...


  • Luxe paper bags take off for IG Design Group
    Luxe paper bags take off for IG Design Group

    The group reorganised its three UK operations under a single leadership team in order to better leverage the know-how in the business. It also invested in additional specialist equipment in order to move...


  • Durst double leads to plant extension at Macroart
    Durst double leads to plant extension at Macroart

    The firm's P10 UV hybrid roll-to-roll/flatbed printer was installed at the start of June,just a week after it completed a 185sqm extension at its now 4,088sqm base in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. It will...


  • Top-down rebrand unveiled at Go Inspire Group
    Top-down rebrand unveiled at Go Inspire Group

    As of this week, it will operate four sub-divisions of the Go Inspire brand. Go Inspire Insight, formerly GI Insight, will focus on data; GI Red has been renamed Go Inspire Creative to specialise in design;...


  • GB Mail boosts capacity with Konica Minolta investment
    GB Mail boosts capacity with Konica Minolta investment

    Delivered at the end of March to GB Mail?s 1,486sqm facility in Aylesbury, the machine has been brought in to complement the work of two Xerox Nuvera mono production systems. Costing £30,000, it will...


  • Heidelberg bullish on inkjet prospects
    Heidelberg bullish on inkjet prospects

    Alongside its year-end results, the manufacturer said that with serial production underway, it planned to install at least one Primefire B1 sheetfed inkjet press or Labelfire hybrid label press a month...


  • UK's first Brausse Forza 900 goes to Glossop
    UK's first Brausse Forza 900 goes to Glossop

    The machine was installed at the Stockport packaging manufacturer?s premises in April and replaced the second of two ageing Jagenberg machines. The other Jagenberg was replaced with a Forza 1100 C3 model...


  • IPIA says 'essential' 2018 event will drive print...
    IPIA says 'essential' 2018 event will drive print forward

    According to IPIA chief executive Marian Stefani, this year?s event has been developed to appeal to marketers, print buyers and also, for the first time, print business leaders. ?Events like this are...


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