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  • Heidelberg to focus on boosting visitors'...
    Heidelberg to focus on boosting visitors' profitability at PWL!

    ?Our stand will be a great location for visitors to source the best ideas ? and the best coffee ? and because of our broad product offering, we can cover all aspects of their business,? said Heidelberg...


  • Last Bros concludes investment programme for 70th...
    Last Bros concludes investment programme for 70th anniversary

    Originally scheduled for installation in August last year, the machine's arrival was put off until 5 January to allow for the incorporation of the latest KM1800i printheads from Konica Minolta. In total,...


  • Royal Mail revenue up following strong Christmas...
    Royal Mail revenue up following strong Christmas performance

    In a trading update issued today (18 January) for the nine-month period ended 24 December 2017, the group said revenues in its UK Parcels, International & Letters (UKPIL) division were flat, with parcel...


  • Carillion: Hollywood Monster boss speaks out
    Carillion: Hollywood Monster boss speaks out

    The Birmingham large-format print specialist had worked for the construction and outsourcing group for almost 20 years. Andrews told PrintWeek: ?We did the original rebrand from Tarmac to Carillion,...


  • Xerox shareholder demands disclosure
    Xerox shareholder demands disclosure

    American billionaire Darwin Deason, who sold his company Affiliated Computer Services to Xerox for $6.4bn (£4.6bn) in 2010, has followed Carl Icahn in writing an open letter to Xerox?s board of directors....


  • IST (UK) to push LED-UV at PrintWeekLive!
    IST (UK) to push LED-UV at PrintWeekLive!

    ?We enjoyed the show last time and thought it was well attended by industry decision-makers. We had some good leads and we were impressed overall. And the venue is so easy to get to,? said joint managing...


  • Retailers and restaurants announce plans to curb...
    Retailers and restaurants announce plans to curb plastic packaging

    As she launched the government?s environmental plan for the next 25 years last week, Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to eliminate all of the UK?s avoidable plastic waste by 2042. Supermarket chain...


  • QPS updates Nazdar dye-sub inks range
    QPS updates Nazdar dye-sub inks range

    Designed for use on any printer platform that uses Epson printhead technology, the Nazdar NDT600 Series inks are said to deliver high print density, with less ink required to achieve vibrant prints. ...


  • PrintWeekLive! debut for Laser Bureau as standalone...
    PrintWeekLive! debut for Laser Bureau as standalone operation

    As of 9 January, Laser Bureau now exists separately to its firm of origin, though Cutture will continue to be one of its clients as it provides laser paper cutting services. It is headed up by Chris Demott,...


  • £1.3m investment pays off for Springfield
    £1.3m investment pays off for Springfield

    In May 2017, the Hull-based digital printer spent £1.3m on its PrintWorks expansion, which doubled the size of its premises, after it reached full capacity, from 600sqm to 1,100sqm. Since the launch...


  • Communisis upbeat ahead of results
    Communisis upbeat ahead of results

    The customer communications and marketing services group said that both sales and profits had grown in the financial year to 31 December 2017. Net debt has been reduced from £30.4m to £24.3m, and the deficit...


  • Optimus heads back to PrintWeekLive!
    Optimus heads back to PrintWeekLive!

    Optimus sales director Steve Richardson said the company is exhibiting once again after being impressed by last year?s inaugural event. ?We thought the first show was very well presented and had very...


  • Fears mount over Carillion contagion
    Fears mount over Carillion contagion

    Carillion went into liquidation yesterday (15 January), sending a shockwave across its supplier base, which is estimated to be owed at least £1bn spread across some 30,000 companies around the country,...


  • Open-access screen printing hub to be London's biggest
    Open-access screen printing hub to be London's biggest

    The 370sqm facility will open on 25 January a couple of miles south of 3rd Rail's base in Bermondsey. The facility will make a variety of screen printing equipment available to members of the public...


  • Canon set to inspire at PrintWeekLive!
    Canon set to inspire at PrintWeekLive!

    The firm is currently finalising the range of technology and solutions it will have on display at the March event, but Duncan Smith, director of industrial and production solutions at Canon UK said: ?One...


  • Laybourne steps down at Real Digital
    Laybourne steps down at Real Digital

    Laybourne left the £17m-turnover, 90-staff business at the end of December as part of a staged exit strategy that included production director Barry Stephens stepping up to the managing director role....


  • Teen printer set to go national with website launch
    Teen printer set to go national with website launch

    Flash Design was founded by Essex-based Joe Smith in 2016, at the age of 15, using a Graphtec plotter that had been left unused for years by his older brother. Smith began his work at Flash by producing...


  • Guardian launches new tabloid format
    Guardian launches new tabloid format

    All sections and supplements of The Guardian and The Observer have been redesigned, both in print and digital versions and online, with changes including new mastheads, a new font called Guardian Headline...


  • TradeDigitalPrint.co.uk preps for PrintWeekLive!...
    TradeDigitalPrint.co.uk preps for PrintWeekLive! after awards-laden year

    When the Belfast-based trade website sets up stall at the Wasps Arena, Coventry, on 7 March, it will be on a mission to get across the turnaround speeds and high quality of its work, which helped parent...


  • Tharstern outlines plans for PrintWeekLive!
    Tharstern outlines plans for PrintWeekLive!

    ?The reason we?re doing the show again this year is two-pronged,? said Tharstern marketing manager Amanda Newman. ?Firstly, the number and quality of leads that we got last year was very favourable....


  • Expanding Transeo Media set for PrintWeekLive! return
    Expanding Transeo Media set for PrintWeekLive! return

    The Essex-based company, a specialist in web-enabled personalisation tech for printers, will be showing off its portfolio of web-to-print options. The firm is also in the process of expanding and expects...


  • Heatherbank secures Mimaki UK first
    Heatherbank secures Mimaki UK first

    Installed at the beginning of December, the Doncaster printer has added the machine to a line-up that provides cut-sheet digital and large-format printing and finishing services. The circa-£21,000...


  • Could you be one of the UK's 500 biggest print...
    Could you be one of the UK's 500 biggest print companies?

    Once again we've teamed up with the UK's leading accountancy group Grant Thornton to compile the industry?s most anticipated survey, and if you have annual sales of more than £1.5m you might qualify for...


  • Durst investment makes Standfast & Barracks a centre...
    Durst investment makes Standfast & Barracks a centre of excellence

    Based in Lancaster, the firm is now two years on from a flood that forced it to close the factory for four months. Operations have now been running again for 18 months and business has returned to similar...


  • Possible Fujifilm-Xerox deal mooted
    Possible Fujifilm-Xerox deal mooted

    The newspaper reported that the two companies are discussing ?an array of possible deals?, although the likelihood of Fujifilm taking over Xerox in its entirety is considered to be remote.  Xerox has...


  • MBO at Signs Express
    MBO at Signs Express

    The MBO, which was funded by HSBC and will be completed this month, has been led by Jonathan Bean, who has worked for the company for more than 13 years, most recently as finance director. Bean has taken...


  • Quinns returns to PrintWeekLive!
    Quinns returns to PrintWeekLive!

    The Belfast-headquartered firm, which exhibited at last year?s inaugural event, said it is hoping for a positive response to its offering at this year?s show, and is targeting 100 new leads. Peter...


  • Imprint pushing tech integration with PrintWeekLive!...
    Imprint pushing tech integration with PrintWeekLive! MIS demo

    Essex-based Imprint will demonstrate how its software can optimise a Horizon post-press workflow. Sales and marketing director Wayne Beckett said: "We will be asking people one main question: are you...


  • Adare SEC invests over £750,000 in new kit
    Adare SEC invests over £750,000 in new kit

    The print and communications firm has spent more than £750,000 on enhancements to its equipment lineup in order to increase speed, efficiency and volume. Investing £525,000 in its Huddersfield premises,...


  • Paragon CC installs high-end verification system
    Paragon CC installs high-end verification system

    The Peterborough operation offers a wide range of services spanning litho, digital toner and inkjet printing, enclosing, polywrapping and laser cutting. It typically produces complex direct mail and fulfilment...


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