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  • Antalis poised to float as parent hit by $138m court...
    Antalis poised to float as parent hit by $138m court claim

    The case, which was heard at the High Court in London, centres around contested dividends paid by Windward Prospects, formerly Arjowiggins Appleton, to Sequana in 2008 and 2009 when the latter owned the...


  • Fatality at Precision North
    Fatality at Precision North

    The incident occurred on Friday morning (17 February) at Precision North?s Sunderland factory. Young was taken to Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary following the accident, but died of his injuries. ...


  • CreaseStream signs up to PrintWeekLive!
    CreaseStream signs up to PrintWeekLive!

    CreaseStream uses cutting, creasing and micro-perforating technology from sister company Tech-ni-Fold in standalone production machines to finish digital printing jobs. The CreaseStream Card Creaser...


  • Textile specialist invests £250,000 in grand-format...
    Textile specialist invests £250,000 in grand-format FabriVu 340

    175-year-old Flagmakers and its sister company Banner Box carry out most of their production from a factory in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Between them, the two companies produce a huge variety of soft signage...


  • Vivid to bring four Matrix laminators to PrintWeekLive!
    Vivid to bring four Matrix laminators to PrintWeekLive!

    Taking centre-stage will be the newest model in the Matrix range, the MX 370 DP duplex system with Auto-Feeder. Able to laminate, foil and create spot UV-style effects on SRA3 portrait sheets, the new...


  • CMYUK bolsters digital sales team
    CMYUK bolsters digital sales team

    Hayward stepped into her new role on 13 February after spending 22 years with wide-format specialist Granthams, where she focused on technical sales for Mimaki, Graphtec and HP. Hayward joins a team of...


  • Canon to focus on opportunity and growth at PWL!
    Canon to focus on opportunity and growth at PWL!

    Central to Canon?s stand will be its colour imagePress 850 and Océ VarioPrint 135 monochrome devices, both from the manufacturer's cut-sheet family of presses, and its flagship roll-to-roll Océ ColorWave...


  • MBA poised for Ricoh first as VC60000 hat-trick nears
    MBA poised for Ricoh first as VC60000 hat-trick nears

    After investigating the continuous inkjet market for around two years, the marcomms and transactional specialist had the first of its machines installed in February 2016 at its Warrington site. The next...


  • Stora to shut down paper machine at Swedish Mill
    Stora to shut down paper machine at Swedish Mill

    The closure of paper machine 8 (PM8) at the Kvarnsveden Mill, part of the paper giant?s broader ongoing restructure that includes the reorganisation of its Swedish site, will put around 140 jobs at risk....


  • Redundancies at Headleys
    Redundancies at Headleys

    The Ashford-based magazine printer filed a further notice of intention to appoint administrators earlier this week, which extends the moratorium on action by creditors against the company. The firm...


  • Garnett Dickinson shortfall approaches £30m
    Garnett Dickinson shortfall approaches £30m

    The circa £17m turnover Rotherham web and sheetfed printer went into administration on 24 January, along with sister mailing operation GD Direct Solutions and parent company Garnett Dickinson Holdings....


  • Huntsman fire hits European white ink supplies
    Huntsman fire hits European white ink supplies

    The fire, which broke out on 30 January, has stopped production at the site until repairs can be completed. The manufacturer said emergency services had responded quickly and that and no one had been injured. ...


  • Fabric focus for Marqetspace at PWL
    Fabric focus for Marqetspace at PWL

    Marqetspace is the trade printing operation of print PLC Grafenia. The company made a substantial investment in D.gen Teleios Grande wide-format textile printing kit and associated finishing equipment...


  • Whistl to consolidate northern operations into...
    Whistl to consolidate northern operations into Bolton 'super depot'

    The UK?s second largest postal services provider will be relocating its 370-staff Leeds and Warrington operations, both of which were housed in premises that were coming to the end of their leases. Around...


  • Bank of England to keep animal fat in new polymer...
    Bank of England to keep animal fat in new polymer notes

    In November 2016 the new fiver, which entered circulation in September, was found to contain minute amounts of animal by-product, tallow. The fatty substance is used in the production of polymer pellets...


  • 100th partner and debut for new Nettl offerings at...
    100th partner and debut for new Nettl offerings at PrintWeekLive!

    Nettl provides printing and design businesses with a ?bolt-on? solution for adding website and cross-media services. The operation is part of Grafenia PLC and has just reached a significant milestone...


  • A royal investment for Regal
    A royal investment for Regal

    The Milton Keynes-based outfit brought in the five-colour Speedmaster at the beginning of the year at a cost of £400,000. It will eventually replace two 10-year-old Speedmaster SM 72s, one of which has...


  • IST (UK) to promote UV retrofit service at...
    IST (UK) to promote UV retrofit service at PrintWeekLive!

    The company can retrofit LE-UV, LED-UV or conventional UV drying technology onto installed or secondhand sheetfed litho equipment. It can also fit systems which can switch between the different UV options....


  • Seasonal upturn takes effect but concerns remain
    Seasonal upturn takes effect but concerns remain

    According to the BPIF?s quarterly Printing Outlook survey more than two fifths (43%) of printers increased output levels in Q4 of 2016. The same proportion held their output steady and just 14% experienced...


  • Langley posts record results on fifth anniversary of...
    Langley posts record results on fifth anniversary of Manroland purchase

    The results come on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Langley?s purchase of Manroland sheetfed. It said last year that it had transformed the business from a ?lumbering leviathan? into an ?efficient...


  • Employee injured at GD Web Offset
    Employee injured at GD Web Offset

    Precise details are currently unavailable, but it?s understood that an experienced yard man at the Rotherham printer became trapped by the arm in the waste extraction/compaction system late on Monday afternoon,...


  • HD Signology in £200,000 export deal
    HD Signology in £200,000 export deal

    The contract to print the displays, which was secured in early December through E Marker, is for 12,000 units spread over a 12- to 18-month period, being shipped mainly to Belgium, France, Denmark and...


  • Quinns expands with Isle of Man acquisition
    Quinns expands with Isle of Man acquisition

    The deal for an undisclosed sum was completed at the end of January. Mannin managing director Steve Brown, who is staying on, and Quinnstheprinters managing director Peter Bradley first discussed a...


  • Kingfisher third in UK for Jet Press 720S
    Kingfisher third in UK for Jet Press 720S

    The device will be installed on 24 February at the firm's Suffolk premises. It is an addition to the 21-staff outfit?s existing fleet and will mainly be employed for short-run work.  The Jet Press...


  • IFS to turn PWL! stand into production workspace
    IFS to turn PWL! stand into production workspace

    The Hertfordshire-headquartered post-press specialist's stand will act as a production workspace running live demos on a Tecnau Stack 2320 high-speed rotary cut/stack line, a Horizon BQ-470 perfect binder,...


  • Digital Factory rounds off £1.7m spend with double...
    Digital Factory rounds off £1.7m spend with double Durst buy

    The wide-format specialist brought in a Durst P10 200 and a Durst Rho 312 to its 2016-acquired premises in November and December of last year. The two machines replace a 2012-installed Durst P10 160...


  • Grants programme opens for aspiring young printers
    Grants programme opens for aspiring young printers

    The Awards, which are administered and co-sponsored by The Printing Charity, are open to those aged 18 to 30 to help them cover the cost of training and courses in printing, publishing, journalism, packaging...


  • Nettl launches new same day service
    Nettl launches new same day service

    The group has created a separate brand and website for the new Nettl Now offering, which was previewed at its Expoganza event in London last week. The four-hour service, billed as ?the new-fangled...


  • Technotrans signs up for PrintWeekLive!
    Technotrans signs up for PrintWeekLive!

    It will mainly be showing its Omega and smart.chiller products, along with demonstrating its ink pumping systems for a range of offset technologies. Technotrans managing director Peter Benton said:...


  • Scientists hope to commercialise rewritable paper
    Scientists hope to commercialise rewritable paper

    The Yin Group at the University of California, Riverside, Department of Chemistry is led by Professor Yadong Yin, and specialises in the ?synthesis and functionalisation of nanostructured materials?. ...


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