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  • Inca enters B1 inkjet market
    Inca enters B1 inkjet market

    The as-yet-unnamed device will be sold by both Inca and its partner Fujifilm. It will be shown on the Fujifilm stand (B4L, E35) at Fespa. The printer runs at up to 200sph and Inca said the initial...


  • Iliffe Media acquires Kent publisher
    Iliffe Media acquires Kent publisher

    KM Media Group publishes nine paid-for and four free newspapers including the Kent Messenger Series ? the current Regional Press Awards Newspaper of the Year ? and the Kentish Gazette, which was established...


  • Antalis launches The Review 2017
    Antalis launches The Review 2017

    The Antalis Review Awards celebrate work in the printed medium and aim to highlight some of the most talented designers and printers in the industry. Two overall awards, one for print and one for design,...


  • Paper merchants gear up for election in face of...
    Paper merchants gear up for election in face of supply squeeze

    Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election for 8 June on 18 April, a seven week run-up to the ballot box. Julian Townsend, sales director at Denmaur Independent Papers, warned that longer...


  • Record year for UK publishing
    Record year for UK publishing

    Sales of books and journals reached £4.8bn last year ? their highest ever level. The increase in sales of 7% on the previous year is the largest growth in a decade, when in 2007 digital was included for...


  • Printers embrace chance to test Fuji's Jet Press
    Printers embrace chance to test Fuji's Jet Press

    The manufacturer invited printers to come along to its Bedford HQ and put the 2,700sph press through its paces by bringing their typical ? or most difficult ? jobs to print. The Jet Press is now installed,...


  • Heidelberg?s Gillard to retire
    Heidelberg?s Gillard to retire

    Gillard joined the business in 1983 as a press salesman, and effectively managed the southern sales team from 1990, under various roles. Last year he handed over his post to Neil Fletcher to head up the...


  • Lexon Group to install Europe?s first Komori...
    Lexon Group to install Europe?s first Komori Impremia IS29

    The four-colour B2 digital machine will be installed at the Crumlin, Gwent-based firm?s 3,250sqm premises next week and joins two five-colour B2 Komori Lithrone LS 529 offset presses at the plant. ...


  • SPD makes textile move with Mimaki
    SPD makes textile move with Mimaki

    The Mimaki UJV55-320 machine delivers rapid-volume production of signs, banners, displays and exhibition graphics up to 3.2m-wide with twin-roll simultaneous printing. It was bought from CMYUK.   ...


  • Elanders UK buys Speedmaster long perfector
    Elanders UK buys Speedmaster long perfector

    To complement the new 18,000sph press, which is said to offer 60% greater output than the older Speedmaster SM 102-8-P it has replaced, the firm has also purchased a Stahlfolder TH 82-P high-productivity...


  • Great Britain tour for printing bike
    Great Britain tour for printing bike

    Hand is a director at The Letterpress Collective in Bristol, a not-for-profit organisation that teaches type composition and printing skills and works with a number of community art projects. He has...


  • Parish gives up Dragons' Den seat
    Parish gives up Dragons' Den seat

    The Crystal Palace chairman and former Tag Worldwide chief executive was revealed as one of two new dragons last week. He was set to replace Moonpig?s Nick Jenkins. However, Parish has subsequently...


  • Penstripe increases folding firepower with...
    Penstripe increases folding firepower with Stahlfolder KH 82 buy

    The device, which was supplied by Heidelberg, has been installed at the Leeds-based firm?s 2,415sqm premises in the last few months. ?One of the reasons we went for this machine is the very quick makeready...


  • Pensord boss elected BPIF president
    Pensord boss elected BPIF president

    Coxon, who joined the board of the BPIF as a non-executive director in 2013, was elected president in December 2016 after previous president Gerald White came to the end of his two-year tenure. Coxon...


  • Canadian PE firm acquires Label Express
    Canadian PE firm acquires Label Express

    The deal, which was completed on 12 April, includes 100% of the firm's equity and is Lynx?s second UK acquisition after it bought kitchen and bathroom firm Signalhome in February this year. Label Express...


  • StackaWraps boosted by high-profile signings
    StackaWraps boosted by high-profile signings

    Callprint and Jupiter Visual Communications director Ben Moss and Displayways managing director Rob Kelly, previously directors of Service Graphics and St Ives respectively, have both taken equity stakes...


  • Polestar: one year on
    Polestar: one year on

    Polestar UK Print and Polestar Stones-Wheatons went into administration on 25 April 2016, just four weeks after the controversial pre-pack sale to Proventus Capital Partners. In the hiatus that followed,...


  • TCT invests more than £2m in new kit
    TCT invests more than £2m in new kit

    The Rayleigh, Essex-based firm has bought two new Atlantic Zeiser Persomaster machines, three Entrust Datacard MX6100 card issuance systems and an AutoFeeds Cartan card system encapsulation machine. ...


  • Newsprinters renews Agfa agreement
    Newsprinters renews Agfa agreement

    The latest agreement will run until 2022 and has paved the way for the replacement of Newsprinters? Agfa Polaris CTP lines, which were installed across its three sites in 2006 following the first contract...


  • Consumables supplier JAG quadruples footprint
    Consumables supplier JAG quadruples footprint

    The company, launched in early 2015 by waste specialist J&G Environmental, moved from its 250sqm industrial unit to a 950sqm base next door in Kettering, Northants last month. Technical sales manager Brian...


  • Empine launches education brand
    Empine launches education brand

    The brand was launched last month after Empine managing director Jacob Knowles realised that the business was getting more and more educational work but felt that Empine Print wasn?t necessarily the best...


  • Final call for Ipex Design Challenge
    Final call for Ipex Design Challenge

    Design Challenge entries must incorporate this year?s show theme, ?Print in Action?, must be printed in A4 size and should include key details of the event such as venue, date and a visitor call to action....


  • EFI reports revenue decline in Q1 results
    EFI reports revenue decline in Q1 results

    In its preliminary results released last week for the quarter ended 31 March 2017, the manufacturer said its revenue for the period was $228.7m (£178m), down on the $234.1m recorded in Q1 2016. Gross profit...


  • GPS Colour Graphics upgrades pre-press and digital ops
    GPS Colour Graphics upgrades pre-press and digital ops

    Belfast-based GPS Colour Graphics spent £150,000 on the Fujifilm Superia technology, installed after Christmas, and around £300,000 on the iGen 5, which went in just before. Both were in addition to...


  • Abbey Print upgrades cutting
    Abbey Print upgrades cutting

    The 61-year-old company in Spalding, Lincolnshire, which specialises in office stationery and products for horticulture retail, replaced its old CCM 78 in a circa £20,000 trade-in deal with Terry Cooper...


  • Dats Print Services opts for secondhand Speedmaster
    Dats Print Services opts for secondhand Speedmaster

    The press, which was bought from Heidelberg, was installed at the Irthingborough, Northamptonshire-based firm?s 2,800sqm premises around three months ago. Dats production director Ian Brown said: ?Although...


  • Precision supports site move with new RMGT LED-UV press
    Precision supports site move with new RMGT LED-UV press

    The firm, currently based at a 3,300sqm site in Barking, will install the eight-colour RMGT 928P SRA1 sheetfed perfecting press at its new 5,110sqm Thames Gateway factory, three miles down the road, in...


  • Industry names recognised in Queen?s Awards
    Industry names recognised in Queen?s Awards

    Cambridge-based Domino Printing Sciences has won a Queen?s Award for innovation, in recognition of its A-Series i-Tech range of industrial continuous inkjet printers. Domino said these printers have...


  • Tobacco firms refused plain packaging appeal permission
    Tobacco firms refused plain packaging appeal permission

    Tobacco producers including British American Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International (JTI) were looking to appeal on the grounds that they believe the new legislation infringes their human and intellectual...


  • ThreeFiveFour ups productivity with Ricoh buy
    ThreeFiveFour ups productivity with Ricoh buy

    The machine, which was installed at the Basildon-based firm?s 1,350sqm premises in January, has replaced a Xerox DocuColor 7000 and has also taken work from the company?s existing MGI Meteor DP8700 XL....


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