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  • New partnership for Peterborough printers
    New partnership for Peterborough printers

    The two businesses completed the deal on 1 June to form a new offering that has combined sales of £300,000 and four staff plus a freelance designer. Creative Company director Kevan Towning struck up...


  • Leading Lancashire printers shortlisted for numerous...
    Leading Lancashire printers shortlisted for numerous awards

    Empine, founded just two years ago by Jacob Knowles, 23, and Anthony Taylor, 25, has seen its two directors nominated in the North West regional gala finals for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards in...


  • Kodak announces plate price increase
    Kodak announces plate price increase

    A statement said that over the past 12 months the company had absorbed significant increases in costs for the raw materials that are used to produce its plates, including aluminium, chemicals and packaging...


  • Funky Pigeon ramps up print operation with investment
    Funky Pigeon ramps up print operation with investment

    The Guernsey-based print arm of the personalised gift card website, which is owned by WH Smith, relocated to a new 3,700sqm site, also in Guernsey, in July after outgrowing its previous site and has since...


  • Retail Print Solutions rounds off £2m investment drive
    Retail Print Solutions rounds off £2m investment drive

    Over the past four months the Leicester-based firm has taken delivery of equipment including two Durst machines ? a Rho 312 and a P10 200 HS, three Blackman & White cutters and a CCM Premier 137 guillotine....


  • Waitrose print division begins kit overhaul
    Waitrose print division begins kit overhaul

    The first stage of the re-equip, the installation of a Horizon BQ160 single-clamp perfect binder from IFS to replace an outdated BQ150, took place in February. According to print service manager Jon...


  • New flatbed for Xpress Group to carry large-format jobs
    New flatbed for Xpress Group to carry large-format jobs

    Based in Crawley, the group spent £25,000 on the new device. It was installed by large-format kit reseller Spandex at the end of August in order to streamline its production workflow. The backlit,...


  • Macfarlane acquires Nottingham packaging firm
    Macfarlane acquires Nottingham packaging firm

    Likely to be completed at the end of this week, the deal, worth around £16.8m, brings GSB?s packaging distribution arm, its smaller manufacturing plant and also subsidiary Nottingham Recycling Limited...


  • Northside add fourth HP Indigo to support expansion
    Northside add fourth HP Indigo to support expansion

    The Belfast-based company, which includes brands DigitalPrinting.co.uk and TradeDigitalPrint.co.uk, has used a £260,000 funding package from HSBC, plus an additonal self-funded £200,000, to push forward...


  • Bonusprint parent Albelli buys ReSnap
    Bonusprint parent Albelli buys ReSnap

    Headquartered in Amsterdam, Albelli trades in the UK as Bonusprint as well as Fotoknudsen and Onskefoto in Europe and Scandinavia and was part of web-to-print giant Cimpress until its $92m sale to Netherlands-based...


  • Robox says "Hello" at Boss Print unveiling
    Robox says "Hello" at Boss Print unveiling

    From the mind of Boss managing director Fenton Smith, the toy-like piece was unveiled in London on 12 September to an audience of designers, buyers and printers. It works by attaching a head and limbs...


  • Rebrand for BPIF Consultancy
    Rebrand for BPIF Consultancy

    The department, which provides a wide range of industry-tailored services such as process improvement, health, safety and environment, human resources, certification, technical and business development,...


  • Elanders UK acquires Spreckley
    Elanders UK acquires Spreckley

    The Newcastle-headquartered firm said the deal, which was completed in July, would strengthen its position in premium packaging markets and open up opportunities for the brand to expand. All 20 of...


  • Pureprint invests in screen printing at Imprint
    Pureprint invests in screen printing at Imprint

    The Newcastle Upon Tyne-based firm?s new two-colour Sias large-format multi formula screen printer will be operational by the end of this month. The device, which has a maximum print area of 1,500x2,350mm,...


  • Landa aims to put Israel at the pinnacle of printing
    Landa aims to put Israel at the pinnacle of printing

    At the firm?s first-ever VIP customer event, held in Israel this week, founder and chairman Benny Landa began proceedings with a heartfelt and personal address to more than 100 potential customers from...


  • Clinchtech builds its first HP Scitex robotic...
    Clinchtech builds its first HP Scitex robotic automation system

    The Suffolk-based manufacturer built the device for French POS packaging printer Cartoneo, which required a flexible robotic load and unload system that integrated with the existing onboard automation...


  • New polymer tenner enters circulation
    New polymer tenner enters circulation

    Just over one billion of the new notes have been printed ready for issue. The note features Jane Austen and joins the Churchill £5, which went into circulation last year, in the first series of polymer...


  • Latcham Direct targets growth with CGL acquisition
    Latcham Direct targets growth with CGL acquisition

    Completed in the summer, the deal is the circa £10m turnover, Bristol-based company?s first acquisition. The business employs more than 90 staff and delivers services including print production, mailing,...


  • Heidelberg announces raft of new features for...
    Heidelberg announces raft of new features for Versafire users

    The first in a string of enhancements for the Versafire presses is the release of a new neon pink spot colour that will be available for specification on new Versafire CV five-colour devices. It is also...


  • EFI reports delayed Q2 results
    EFI reports delayed Q2 results

    The manufacturer?s results for the period ending 30 June 2017 were postponed last month while the company carried out the internal review and examined the way some sales of the display graphics products...


  • De La Rue may compete with EU firms for post-Brexit...
    De La Rue may compete with EU firms for post-Brexit passport tender

    The current tender for the design and production of new British passports is set to expire in 2019, the year the UK leaves the European Union. PrintWeek previously reported that the current holders, De...


  • Fastsigns' MD lays out major UK expansion plans
    Fastsigns' MD lays out major UK expansion plans

    The international brand recently highlighted the success of two of its franchisees in England ? a branch in Oxford North, and another in Bolton ? which have celebrated their first full year in operation....


  • Landa customers to visit beta site
    Landa customers to visit beta site

    Attendees include a mixture of packaging and commercial printers. Firstan, which was among the firms to place a deposit back at Drupa 2012, is represented by directors Andrew and Paul Hartwig. Bridger...


  • PrintWeek Awards 2017 shortlist revealed
    PrintWeek Awards 2017 shortlist revealed

    Across three judging days over the past few weeks, 24 leading print buyers and independent experts from brands including Arcadia, Burberry, Coca-Cola, Santander, Sky, Toyota, and Waitrose pored over more...


  • Second Longier for WAE Group in green move
    Second Longier for WAE Group in green move

    Wide-format kit distributor Quality Print Services (QPS) sold the Leeds-based sign specialist a Longier Hunter FP-3750 LED flatbed in 2015 and this is set to be joined by a Longier RU 3200 3.2m-wide roll-to-roll...


  • Hobs Group secures further £4m investment from BGF
    Hobs Group secures further £4m investment from BGF

    This brings BGF?s total investment in the group to more than £11m ? it received a prior £7m investment in 2014 to fund the national roll-out of its Hobs Studio business. The Liverpool-headquartered...


  • Palmer joins Geoff Neal
    Palmer joins Geoff Neal

    Palmer took up his new position yesterday (7 September). Prior to joining Geoff Neal he spent four-and-a-half years heading up sales at Sterling Solutions in Kettering, and before that he was managing...


  • More Print Show exhibitors named
    More Print Show exhibitors named

    One of the bigger names, Canon, will be showcasing its roll-to-roll Océ Colorado 1640 wide-format printer, the first to utilise its UVgel curable ink system, which was unveiled last year. Canon director...


  • The Label Makers to be first beta site for Durst Tau...
    The Label Makers to be first beta site for Durst Tau 330 RSC

    Testing for the device will begin in early October at the Bradford, Yorkshire-based firm?s 5,100sqm premises. The kit is additional and will join two existing seven-colour Durst Tau 330 label presses as...


  • SMP eyes expansion to 'every mail house' in 2018
    SMP eyes expansion to 'every mail house' in 2018

    The SMP is a joint initiative between Royal Mail and the UK?s mailing house industry intended to represent and protect the interests of UK mailing houses. It says it is the largest group in the UK...


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