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  • Researchers secure funds for 'Harry Potter-style'...
    Researchers secure funds for 'Harry Potter-style' paper project

    Professor David Frohlich of the University of Surrey?s Digital World Research Centre submitted the idea for what he calls Next Generation Paper and applied for the grant last autumn. The project, which...


  • Young Stationers' calling for innovative print...
    Young Stationers' calling for innovative print nominations

    Dominic Graham, overseeing his second Young Stationers? Awards, said he wants to see the focus move away from journalism and publishing this year and see more entries from related trades including the...


  • No funds for Anton's unsecured creditors
    No funds for Anton's unsecured creditors

    The Essex firm had been the country?s largest single-site sheetfed printer. The £36.5m turnover company went into administration in March, and ceased trading last month after hopes of finding a buyer for...


  • Ultima kicks off ?2m investment plan with double...
    Ultima kicks off ?2m investment plan with double Durst buy

    The partnership with Durst was announced at Fespa earlier this month, where the machine was also launched, with one Rhotex going into Ultima?s Nantes, France site in the week preceding the show and another...


  • De La Rue develops tallow-free banknote substrate
    De La Rue develops tallow-free banknote substrate

    Speaking after the publication of the results, chief executive Martin Sutherland confirmed that De La Rue's R&D team is working on an alternative substrate, which is expected to be ready for market in...


  • FFEI and Xaar combine for ?Printbar Uncovered?
    FFEI and Xaar combine for ?Printbar Uncovered?

    FFEI took on the system a few weeks ago but the partnership will be officially launched at September's Label Expo trade show in Brussels, after the product itself was launched at the same show two years...


  • Zünd acquires UK reseller
    Zünd acquires UK reseller

    The deal was completed last Wednesday (17 May) and Zünd UK will now be an official subsidiary of Zünd Systemtechnik. Zünd UK was founded as a privately owned Zünd reseller in 1993 but shares have now...


  • Plain packaging regs come into force
    Plain packaging regs come into force

    The new regulations, which fall under an EU directive, were officially taken up for any cigarettes sold from Saturday (20 May) and for those manufactured after 20 May 2016.  All newly printed packs...


  • Fespa hailed as ?most international ever?
    Fespa hailed as ?most international ever?

    Taking place earlier this month (8 to 12 May) at the Hamburg Messe, the global wide-format expo, operating in its first year since becoming an annual event, saw a number of key manufacturers launch new...


  • Paper Innovation invests in new premises
    Paper Innovation invests in new premises

    The move precedes the launch of a number of new promotional products, which should take place in around six to eight months time. A small proportion of the invesment was spent on a new casemaker and a...


  • Chester rounds off £2m packaging spend
    Chester rounds off £2m packaging spend

    The pharmaceutical contract packer and packaging manufacturer said it is the first packaging specialist in the UK to have taken the machine. The machine was installed at the end of March in Chester?s...


  • Goss International outlines global 'aftermarket'...
    Goss International outlines global 'aftermarket' strategy

    Goss was itself bought by private equity outfit American Industrial Partners in 2015 and has since embarked on a strategic acquisition programme to complement its organic growth.  The latest deal for...


  • ProCo in £1m litho spend
    ProCo in £1m litho spend

    The Sheffield-based marketing services printer is looking to meet client demands for quicker turnaround times, along with taking its first step into LED-UV. The press was supplied by RMGT's UK agent Apex...


  • Question mark over St Ives contracts
    Question mark over St Ives contracts

    It is more than two months since St Ives chief executive Matt Armitage announced a strategic review was underway, effectively putting up a for sale sign when he pledged to take decisive action over its...


  • Haslam sticks with Heidelberg in digital upgrade
    Haslam sticks with Heidelberg in digital upgrade

    The 60-year-old, family-run printer, which moved from Chorley to Bolton last month, produces brochures, leaflets, booklets, postcards, posters, cards, ring binders, folders, point-of-sale and more for...


  • C&T launches Kingpin
    C&T launches Kingpin

    The new patented product, Kingpin, will be launched today (17 May) at the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) Odyssey expo in Chicago, US. Priced at between 40p and 70p per pin,...


  • Major investment at Printing & Packaging Co
    Major investment at Printing & Packaging Co

    The Hinckley company specialises in high-end and luxury packaging for a wide range of clients encompassing horticultural, pharmaceutical, and food and drink customers including English whisky brands. ...


  • Uncertainty hits letter volumes at Royal Mail
    Uncertainty hits letter volumes at Royal Mail

    In its results for the year to 26 March, Royal Mail Group posted sales up 5.7% to £9.8bn, although the group said the underlying increase was 1%. Chief executive Moya Greene said that in its UK Parcels,...


  • 'Pringles factor' posing packaging problems
    'Pringles factor' posing packaging problems

    Pringles, which is owned by Kellogg's, was singled out in particular, in a speech made by Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin at last month's Quality First Recycling Conference. Ellin...


  • Sun Chemical develops digital coatings for HP Indigo...
    Sun Chemical develops digital coatings for HP Indigo presses

    A new range of coatings including overprint varnishes and adhesives specially formulated for use in digital devices is set to be launched in the next few weeks. Marcos Valdezate, Sun Chemical?s business...


  • Tribunal use on the rise
    Tribunal use on the rise

    Head of BPIF Legal Anne Copley, who will be retiring at the end of this month, reported that in the past year the BPIF has advised employers on between 40 and 50 tribunal cases, an increase of around 15%...


  • Planet Rock mag launches
    Planet Rock mag launches

    The first issue of the monthly Planet Rock magazine, a collaboration between Bauer brands Mojo and Planet Rock radio station, hit the stands last Friday (12 May). Bauer said the magazine has been designed...


  • ScreenServices installs third Zünd S3
    ScreenServices installs third Zünd S3

    The fully automated, circa-£80,000 table arrived at the Pelaw, Tyne and Wear-based business yesterday (16 May) and joins two other identical devices that were installed in February and August last year....


  • PPG Print pre-packs
    PPG Print pre-packs

    The company, based in Hilsea, appointed Gavin Savage and Vivian Bairstow of Begbies Traynor, Southampton, as joint administrators on 2 May. The business and assets were sold as a going concern to an unnamed...


  • Former Polestar book site calls in administrators
    Former Polestar book site calls in administrators

    Gareth Roberts of KRE Corporate Recovery was appointed administrator this morning (Tuesday, 16 May). 24 of the firm's 63 staff were made redundant on appointment, including managing director Tony Chard,...


  • Hearst and Condé Nast Britain pull out of Comag
    Hearst and Condé Nast Britain pull out of Comag

    Hearst owns 65% of the business, which was launched in 1977, while the remaining 35% is owned by Condé Nast Publications. In its latest set of accounts made up to 31 December 2015, Comag posted a pre-tax...


  • Upturn in fortunes for print as Q1 exceeds...
    Upturn in fortunes for print as Q1 exceeds expectations

    The federation's quarterly Printing Outlook survey found 45% of printers increased their output levels, with 37% holding output steady and 18% experiencing declines. This led to a positive output balance...


  • Falconer adds second-hand Speedmaster to service...
    Falconer adds second-hand Speedmaster to service rising demand

    Business is booming for the short-run carton packaging printer in Elland, West Yorkshire; managing director Richard Martin declared: ?Business is fantastic at the moment, I just wish we could have an eighth...


  • Core upgrades digital and finishing capabilities
    Core upgrades digital and finishing capabilities

    The Versafire was installed last month at Core's 1,100sqm Glasgow premises, replacing a Konica Minolta bizhub Pro C6000, and the StitchLiner, which replaced a Setmaster bookletmaker, came in the previous...


  • ACPME hits Glasgow
    ACPME hits Glasgow

    The organisation's communications officer has stressed 2017 as a time of great importance for in-house higher education print units.  ?The relevance is now greater than ever in some ways," said communications...


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