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  • Portland Print goes into liquidation after 57 years
    Portland Print goes into liquidation after 57 years

    Director David Sharman said the company was hit by ?intense competition and considerable increases in the cost of paper and ink? and met with BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency in early February to discuss...


  • ?Seamless book of one? production goes live at...
    ?Seamless book of one? production goes live at Printondemand-worldwide

    The machine was installed at the Peterborough-based firm?s 2,500sqm premises three months ago and replaced a Xerox Trivor. It uses Screen?s unique SC inks, which enable it to print onto standard offset...


  • Cuttingedge promotes former trainee to ops director
    Cuttingedge promotes former trainee to ops director

    Stuart Clayton joined Cuttingedge 22 years ago - in 1996 - to learn die-cutting before rising to become a production manager in the early noughties. Last month the company, based in Leeds, gave Clayton,...


  • Culture secretary could intervene on Trinity...
    Culture secretary could intervene on Trinity Mirror's N&S deal

    In a statement released yesterday (23 April), Hancock raised concerns over the need for free expression of opinion and the potential impact that the transfer of newspapers would have on editorial decision...


  • Ireland's first Speedmaster CX 75 at Business Print
    Ireland's first Speedmaster CX 75 at Business Print

    The new press is expected to be delivered in mid May and will fulfil jobs currently produced on the Dublin printer's Sakurai 566 SD and Ryobi B3 five-colour machines.  The 26-staff company has specified...


  • Thames Technology completes recruitment programme...
    Thames Technology completes recruitment programme and rebrand

    Following on from the expansion of its senior leadership team around a year ago, which included the appointment of Matthew Williams, its first chief executive, the latest phase saw the Rayleigh-based business...


  • Indigo Ross acquires Deltaprint
    Indigo Ross acquires Deltaprint

    Deltaprint managing director Richard Payne, who founded the company more than 30 years ago, handed over the reins to Indigo Ross on Friday (20 April). One member of Deltaprint?s four-strong staff has...


  • Duplo Summer Festival returns for second year
    Duplo Summer Festival returns for second year

    The one-day Duplo Festival on 28 June follows last year's inaugural event, which saw 342 festival goers converge on the supplier's headquarters in Addlestone, Surrey. Last year's bash led to over £250,000...


  • Cruise to leave Sky
    Cruise to leave Sky

    Cruise joined the business in 2008 when it bought its then £30m print management spend in-house, but his association with Sky dates back to 2005 when he joined TPF [The Print Factory] to look after media...


  • Inkthreadable first in Europe with new Kornit
    Inkthreadable first in Europe with new Kornit

    The new device was installed at Inkthreadable?s Blackburn site last month, where it joined the firm?s existing Kornit Storm Hexa DTG printer. It was supplied by Kornit?s UK distributor Amaya Sales. ...


  • Harrier LLC picks Horizon StitchLiner Mark III
    Harrier LLC picks Horizon StitchLiner Mark III

    The digital, photo and gift-product printer has bought a Horizon StitchLiner Mark III to improve book production, said operational planning and solutions manager James Belton. He did not disclose the...


  • New audience measurement tool for publishers launched
    New audience measurement tool for publishers launched

    PAMCo - Audience Measurement for Publishers uses the latest passive measurement techniques, together with 35,000 high-quality face-to-face interviews, giving a single, de-duplicated view of publishers?...


  • New UK Sakurai litho agent sells first two presses
    New UK Sakurai litho agent sells first two presses

    Sakurai Oliver Offset was established last July by sales director David Ryan, who previously headed up sales for Sakurai in the UK and Ireland, technical director Paul Jaffray, also formerly of Sakurai...


  • Foilco to hold travelling workshops
    Foilco to hold travelling workshops

    The family business has been serving the graphics industry for more than 30 years with hot-stamping, cold, textile and toner foils and laminating films across all sectors.  The travelling workshop...


  • European Sign Expo set for largest event to date
    European Sign Expo set for largest event to date

    Due to take place alongside Fespa at Messe Berlin from 15 to 18 May, the event has seen record exhibitor demand to participate, with a 42% increase in exhibitor numbers and a 58% increase in stand space...


  • Entries sought for two industry awards
    Entries sought for two industry awards

    The £1,000 Kathy Woodward Award for Learning supports people in print, packaging and graphic design while the Victor Watson Trophy is open to professionals under the age of 31. BPIF marketing director...


  • Stephens & George in £4m 'Push to Stop' Speedmaster...
    Stephens & George in £4m 'Push to Stop' Speedmaster investment

    The new press, which runs at 18,000sph, is due to arrive in late June. It will replace another XL 106, a six-year-old model that runs at 15,000sph. The new arrival will mean all five Heidelbergs ?...


  • Fresh foray in Xerox takeover row
    Fresh foray in Xerox takeover row

    The duo had already mounted a high-profile campaign against the plans that would see Fujifilm take over Xerox and combine it with existing joint venture Fuji Xerox. In a further flurry of activity, Deason...


  • Andesign goes big with Massivit
    Andesign goes big with Massivit

    The Sutton Coldfield-based business has invested more than £500,000 in recent months as part of a strategic growth plan. The lion's share of the spend, around £300,000, was dedicated to the Massivit...


  • WPAPS bought in pre-pack administration
    WPAPS bought in pre-pack administration

    Alexander Kinninmonth of RSM and Richard Brewer of RSM Restructuring Advisory were appointed as administrators of Andover-based WPAPS by the company?s directors on 23 March. On the same day, King's...


  • De La Rue cans plans to challenge passport deal
    De La Rue cans plans to challenge passport deal

    In a Stock Exchange announcement this morning (18 April), De La Rue said: ?Further to the announcement on 22 March 2018 and having considered all options, the group today announces it will not appeal against...


  • Grafenia issues new shares to boost M&A plans
    Grafenia issues new shares to boost M&A plans

    The PLC, which is listed on the AIM market, has announced that it has conditionally raised £3.5m via a placing of 29,258,331 new shares at 12p. The shares have been placed with existing and fresh investors...


  • World Wrap Masters returns for Fespa 2018
    World Wrap Masters returns for Fespa 2018

    Fespa events manager Michela Marcantonio said: ?This is one of the show's highlights ? the wrapping community is exciting, colourful and passionate about what they do. ?And this year we have 40 competitors...


  • Hamilton celebrates 25th anniversary with £600k kit...
    Hamilton celebrates 25th anniversary with £600k kit spend

    The 16in-wide (406mm) machine is due to be installed in May and will produce two-colour labels. The bespoke model includes components from three different, unspecified kit manufacturers. Chief executive...


  • Johnston Press revenue down but trading 'in line...
    Johnston Press revenue down but trading 'in line with expectations'

    The results, announced today (17 April) for the 52-week period ended 30 December 2017, showed that the news publisher achieved sales of £201.6m from continuing operations, down from the £222.7m it recorded...


  • Solopress ramps up with multimillion-pound spend
    Solopress ramps up with multimillion-pound spend

    The Southend-based online print business?s £2m spend, evenly split between new kit and acquiring and refurbishing an additional unit, comes just over a year after the business was bought by acquisitive...


  • Propack takes on first client services apprentice
    Propack takes on first client services apprentice

    Sarah Mann joined as an apprentice account executive at the Huddersfield-based firm in February, on a scheme run by the local National Business College, which will help her work towards a Level 2 certification...


  • The Printing Charity names FT editor as 2018 president
    The Printing Charity names FT editor as 2018 president

    Starting in the role with immediate effect, Barber succeeds 2017 president Baroness Brenda Dean, who died last month. Since his appointment in 2005 as editor of the Financial Times, Barber has helped...


  • More continental buys on the cards at Walstead
    More continental buys on the cards at Walstead

    In the year to 31 December 2017 sales (including paper) jumped by 85% to ?481.1m (£415.7m) thanks to a full year contribution from Wyndeham Bicester and Austrian group Leykam Let?s Print, both of which...


  • Ultrachem future unclear as business fails
    Ultrachem future unclear as business fails

    PrintWeek understands that an administrator from Wilkins Kennedy was appointed at the Enfield-headquartered company yesterday afternoon (12 April), with eight employees made redundant last night. Ultrachem?s...


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