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  • OKI launches two new wide-format machines
    OKI launches two new wide-format machines

    The latest in the Teriostar multifunction range, the two roll-to-roll machines can print A1 sheets up to 7ppm and 9ppm respectively, making them the fastest in their class according to OKI. The twin-roll...


  • Signbox splashes out on Zünd
    Signbox splashes out on Zünd

    The Egham, Surrey-based firm installed its first digital flatbed cutter, which cost just shy of £100,000, at the beginning of February, as an addition to its current fleet of finishing equipment. It...


  • KernPack diversifies portfolio with Skilled Group
    KernPack diversifies portfolio with Skilled Group

    A division of mailing machinery manufacturer Kern, KernPack has until now only supplied machinery used for packaging manufacturing, but will now be able to provide end-of-line warehouse automation equipment...


  • Evans is new DMS CEO
    Evans is new DMS CEO

    Evans took up his new role at the Cheltenham-based direct marketing and digital agency this week. Prior to that he spent six years at St Ives, most recently as managing director of its data marketing operations...


  • Swallowtail invests with Heidelberg
    Swallowtail invests with Heidelberg

    The new circa-£240,000 buckle folder will be installed in mid-May and company director James Baxter said it would unblock the current bottleneck in production. ?The MBO is 16- or 17-years old and so...


  • New product delays hold back progress at Xaar
    New product delays hold back progress at Xaar

    The Cambridge-headquartered group has set itself an ambitious growth target of achieving sales of £220m by 2020. In the year to 31 December 2016 the company grew overall sales by 3% to £96.2m. Although...


  • KBA breaks profits record
    KBA breaks profits record

    In its annual results for the year ending 31 December 2016, the Wurzburg-headquartered press manufacturer achieved its highest net profit margin, 7.5%, since it was founded in 1817. In 2015 it achieved...


  • Bishops in major £3m kit upgrade
    Bishops in major £3m kit upgrade

    The Portsmouth-based outfit brought in a new 10-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75, a used five-colour Speedmaster SX 74, a new Kolbus perfect binding line and a Stahlfolder, in a spend that reaffirms...


  • Penstripe claims global finishing first
    Penstripe claims global finishing first

    The two machines came in during January in a combined investment of around £100,000, driven mainly in order to save on makeready times. Both Palamides? agent Friedheim and Renz confirmed that this was...


  • Protac the latest launch for Drytac
    Protac the latest launch for Drytac

    The film was launched this week and is available exclusively in the UK from Antalis. The film is made of embossed polyester, around 6mm thick with a 1mm solvent acrylic adhesive layer. It is made of...


  • CMYUK continues recruitment drive
    CMYUK continues recruitment drive

    Neate, who started in her role on 1 March, is based in the firm?s Shrewsbury office and will play a pivotal role in growing online presence through social media channels. She specialises in Search...


  • Tamar plumps for second Edale carton press
    Tamar plumps for second Edale carton press

    Devon-based Tamar manufactures various types of cartons and polythene packaging for the food industry, and wanted to add capacity in its direct food contact packaging facility. The FL5 can be set up...


  • £2m Smith & Ouzman fine funds African development
    £2m Smith & Ouzman fine funds African development

    Money that was recovered from the Eastbourne-based firm after a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation that saw one of its directors jailed, has funded seven ambulances, which have been handed over by...


  • MMU hosts Technology Day
    MMU hosts Technology Day

    The event, on 31 March, is geared around learning and providing insights into the latest storefront, 2D and 3D printing technologies, and the potential applications for higher education institutions. ...


  • Howard Hunt eyes third Fusion Cross after £1.2m...
    Howard Hunt eyes third Fusion Cross after £1.2m investment

    The circa-£70m-turnover company took delivery of the first device in August last year after a series of tests at the Böwe Systec factory in Germany and visits to other sites using the Fusion Cross system....


  • KBA to invest ?16m in new demo centre
    KBA to invest ?16m in new demo centre

    The ?16m (£14m) project will include building and infrastructure costs of around ?6m, with the remainder spent on the three demo presses. The building is due for completion in autumn this year, when...


  • Intec launches updated ColorFlare
    Intec launches updated ColorFlare

    The new machine can foil, laminate (matt, gloss and soft-touch) and produce holographic special effects. It is intended for short runs of products such as greetings cards, wedding stationery, business...


  • Northside expands finishing; plans Indigo spend
    Northside expands finishing; plans Indigo spend

    With capacity increasing, Northside managing director Gary White said it is also looking to invest around £600,000 in new HP Indigo kit in Q2 or Q3 2017. The finishing kit spend of £185,000 mainly...


  • Print Projects turns to Ricoh to streamline its...
    Print Projects turns to Ricoh to streamline its production

    The £750,000-turnover business has installed a Ricoh Pro C9100 digital cutsheet printer and a Pro L4160 latex wide-format printer from Ricoh, along with a Morgana AeroCut Quatro multifinisher, also supplied...


  • Deanprint concludes six-year upgrade programme with...
    Deanprint concludes six-year upgrade programme with new cutters

    Deanprint?s operations director Kevin Lee said the company was very pleased with the performance of the new guillotines over the older Polars they replaced in 2015, so it was a natural step to turn again...


  • KBA-NotaSys settles bribery case
    KBA-NotaSys settles bribery case

    The Swiss manufacturer of specialist presses for security printers is a subsidiary of Germany-headquartered press manufacturer KBA. KBA-NotaSys reported itself to the Swiss public prosecutor in 2015...


  • Real Print and Finish hailed a success
    Real Print and Finish hailed a success

    Taking place between 14 and 16 March, the event, hosted by Apex ? the UK agent for RMGT, Cron and a number of other manufacturers ? and IFS, showcased a range of equipment. Real Print, into its third...


  • Evonprint enters administration
    Evonprint enters administration

    Evonprint, based in Small Dole near Shoreham, appointed Ian Vickers and Chris Stevens of Brighton-based business advisory firm FRP Advisory as joint administrators on 14 March. The outfit, headed up...


  • Onlineprinters snaps up Solopress
    Onlineprinters snaps up Solopress

    The value of the deal, which was completed on Friday (10 March), has not been disclosed. Award-winning, 225-staff Solopress, which specialises in next-day delivery work, will retain its name and co-founders...


  • P&P goes digital with Ricoh spend
    P&P goes digital with Ricoh spend

    The Stockport-based outfit invested in a five-colour Ricoh Pro C7100x, along with a new Ricoh Pro 8100 mono and a raft of new finishing kit. It also constructed a dedicated print suite to house the new...


  • Offset in major KBA spend
    Offset in major KBA spend

    The 70-staff carton and greetings card printer signed for the new device, which has a list price of ?3m (£2.6m), on 28 February and will take delivery of it in June.  It is the fourth KBA device bought...


  • RMC kicks off £1m investment programme with Durst buy
    RMC kicks off £1m investment programme with Durst buy

    The machine, which cost around £500,000, was installed at RMC?s Hull premises in January, and was fully operational by February. The other half of the investment will be spent on a new Zünd cutter,...


  • Flint Group raises ink prices amid rising raw...
    Flint Group raises ink prices amid rising raw material costs

    The Luxembourg-based company blamed the price rises on a ?prolonged period of significant raw material cost inflation, force majeure announcements and changes in the supply outlook for raw materials for...


  • Quasquicentennial for Winter & Co
    Quasquicentennial for Winter & Co

    The family-owned firm is headquartered in Basel, with a UK office in London. It began life in 1892 as a supplier to the leather goods trade. The firm?s strapline is ?culture in covering? and its range...


  • Wartime escape map-printer book to launch
    Wartime escape map-printer book to launch

    The Brunswick Prison Camp Map Printers project was launched around three years ago by stonemason and sculptor Mark Evans, whose father Philip Radcliffe-Evans constructed a lithographic press during a period...


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