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  • Macfarlane sees packaging distribution boost in 2017...
    Macfarlane sees packaging distribution boost in 2017 results

    The Glasgow-headquartered group reported a turnover of £196m in its year-end results for 2017, with a 17% rise in pre-tax profit to £9.3m. The results make 2017 Macfarlane?s eighth consecutive year of...


  • Top-level departures continue at Adare SEC
    Top-level departures continue at Adare SEC

    An Adare SEC spokesperson said Viquerat left his position this month as sales and business development director. He joined the business in 2012 and was responsible for leading and driving the sales...


  • Jaymar Packaging co-founder passes
    Jaymar Packaging co-founder passes

    She worked at the company from its establishment alongside her husband Bill and his business partner Stan Baker in 1977. The company was initially named Kaymar after Kay Street and Baker?s wife Marie,...


  • Aaron Printing & Mailing Solutions goes into...
    Aaron Printing & Mailing Solutions goes into liquidation

    The firm, which traded out of Aaron House, Island Farm Avenue, West Molesey ceased operations on 2 January. Its team of 12 staff was made redundant and the sale of its assets was overseen by sole director...


  • New salvo from Icahn and Deason over Xerox deal
    New salvo from Icahn and Deason over Xerox deal

    In their latest open letter to Xerox shareholders, activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason cited "viable alternatives" to the proposed $6.1bn (£4.3bn) Fujifilm takeover deal that is currently on...


  • Printed Easy first with "game-changing" Indigo 12000 HD
    Printed Easy first with "game-changing" Indigo 12000 HD

    The 12000 HD was announced last autumn and has just become commercially available. It has double the resolution of the existing Indigo models thanks to new high-definition writing heads, and has a top...


  • Tributes paid to Joanne Hurst
    Tributes paid to Joanne Hurst

    Hurst had been unwell for some time and died in hospital last Friday (16 February). She had worked in print production for more than 25 years and was highly-regarded by colleagues, peers and industry suppliers...


  • FastLabels futureproofs with £500k Xeikon spend
    FastLabels futureproofs with £500k Xeikon spend

    The CX3 will be installed at the Doncaster-based firm?s 560sqm premises in the first week of March while the upgrade of an existing 3030 to the 3300 model has just been completed. The CX3 five-colour...


  • Focus on diversification for Neopost's...
    Focus on diversification for Neopost's PrintWeekLive! debut

    The Romford-based UK branch of the international communications company said it hopes to spark conversations with visitors. Members of Neopost?s 10-strong print-focused team will be on hand to suggest...


  • Time Inc UK slims production team, sale still TBC
    Time Inc UK slims production team, sale still TBC

    Parent company Time Inc US was acquired by American media conglomerate Meredith in December, but Time Inc UK had already been put up for sale prior to that and was not part of the deal. The expectation was...


  • BAPC awards top accolade to Simon Tabelin
    BAPC awards top accolade to Simon Tabelin

    Receiving the award at a special lunch held at the Conrad London St James hotel earlier this month, Tabelin, who has been on the BAPC Council for around 10 years, called the nod ?an unexpected honour?....


  • Xeikon to show off digital print possibilities at...
    Xeikon to show off digital print possibilities at PrintWeekLive! debut

    The manufacturer, a division of Flint Group, is to make its PrintWeekLive! debut after its UK team detected a buzz around the show. ?We rely on our UK staff to find good local events for us,? said...


  • Go Inspire to restructure Eclipse 4DM
    Go Inspire to restructure Eclipse 4DM

    Go Inspire said the restructure was initiated to boost 4DM?s profitability and better align the operation?s work mix within the group. The 30-day consultation at 4DM was launched yesterday (20 February)...


  • Xerox to show Versants and unveil inline...
    Xerox to show Versants and unveil inline bookletmaker at PWL!

    The firm, one of the event?s headline sponsors, will be showing the 80ppm Versant 180, which was shown as a technology demonstration at last year?s event and also its big brother, the 100ppm Versant 3100....


  • Duplo departure for Lock
    Duplo departure for Lock

    ?My wife thinks I?m mad, but I wanted to try something new. Duplo will go from strength to strength, it?s a great business, with great people and great products ? it was just the right timing,? said Lock....


  • Newprint expands Morgana fleet with triple installation
    Newprint expands Morgana fleet with triple installation

    The Newmarket-based company took delivery of a DigiFold 385 in October, a 450 laminator just before Christmas, and an EBA guillotine last week. The new kit has joined existing Morgana machinery including...


  • Print continues decline in latest magazine ABCs
    Print continues decline in latest magazine ABCs

    The figures, released last week and covering the six-month period to the end of 2017, showed that overall print circulation across the entire market fell by 5%, while digital purchases grew by 3%, and...


  • Assets of publishing firms that hit printers bought...
    Assets of publishing firms that hit printers bought out of liquidation

    Founded in 1993 by director Duncan McCorquodale, Islington-based Black Dog and Artifice, which supplied bookshops, galleries and organisations with high-end non-fiction books on art and culture, ceased trading on...


  • WPAPS takes on UK's first new dye-sub machine from...
    WPAPS takes on UK's first new dye-sub machine from Epson

    Investing circa-£23,000, the Andover-based print-on-demand firm took delivery of the machine at the end of last year to help with the significant increased demand for fabric printing it fulfils around...


  • PrintWeekLive! conference programme unveiled
    PrintWeekLive! conference programme unveiled

    David Kassler, global chief executive of Williams Lea Tag, will make his industry debut at the March event, where he will offer a fresh perspective on the some of the challenges and opportunities facing...


  • Canon firms up plans for PrintWeekLive!
    Canon firms up plans for PrintWeekLive!

    The company will show live printing on three machines at its 54sqm booth, including the roll-to-roll Océ Colorado 1640 wide-format printer, the first to utilise its UVgel curable ink system. The imagePress...


  • SML Corby triples capacity with Horizon install
    SML Corby triples capacity with Horizon install

    The machine, which was supplied by Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS) and installed around three months ago, was chosen to unify RFID tag and label production and increase productivity at the Corby site....


  • Walker promoted at PCP
    Walker promoted at PCP

    Walker joined the Telford-based business as head of operations just over three years ago from Communisis. He has now been promoted to operations director. Managing director Alex Evans said the promotion...


  • Flexpress goes big with HP Indigo 12000 install
    Flexpress goes big with HP Indigo 12000 install

    Leicester-based Flexpress paid ?in excess of £1m? for purchase and installation of the press, according to managing director Steve Wenlock. The press was installed last month and replaced a four-year-old...


  • Tighter immigration controls could hit print
    Tighter immigration controls could hit print

    A survey of 1,400 UK businesses by the BCC in September found that 40% of respondents had employees from other EU countries, and 38% believed future restrictions would have a negative impact. Writing...


  • Roland launches online academy
    Roland launches online academy

    Launching its VersaUV S-Series presses in September last year, the Clevedon-based UK arm of the manufacturer noted that many printers were unfamiliar with how to operate the new flatbed and belt LED-UV...


  • Tech-ni-Fold targets digital market with Advance
    Tech-ni-Fold targets digital market with Advance

    Harris said the Leicester-based manufacturer of innovative print finishing devices will display "a little bit of history" on its booth, as well as its most recent development which it is targeting at users...


  • New finance director steps in as MD departs at...
    New finance director steps in as MD departs at Bakergoodchild

    Burnell had served as managing director of the Birmingham direct mail and print firm since 2013. She worked at the company from 2008, officially leaving in December last year. A statement from Bakergoodchild...


  • Simpson Group acquired in MBO
    Simpson Group acquired in MBO

    The deal was completed on Tuesday (13 February) and will see chairman Mark Simpson exit the Washington, Tyne and Wear-based business. His brother and sister were also shareholders but did not work...


  • Fespa reveals plans for 2018 show
    Fespa reveals plans for 2018 show

    Taking place from 15-18 May with the campaign strapline ?Where Print Takes Off?, the wide-format, screen printing and textile printing event will occupy 10 halls and 61,160sqm of exhibition space at Messe...


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