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  • Smurfit Kappa joins Two Sides
    Smurfit Kappa joins Two Sides

    The global packaging giant became a member of the initiative, which promotes the attractiveness and sustainability of paper, at the start of this month. It has joined at a time when packaging, in particular...


  • Midland invests £250k to bring lamination in-house
    Midland invests £250k to bring lamination in-house

    The Nottingham-based business is set to take delivery of a Lamina FA Blackline 1600/800 automated laminator in October, at which point operators will undergo two weeks' training on the machine. The...


  • YM ready with new paper wrap solution
    YM ready with new paper wrap solution

    The current backlash against single-use plastics has caused a number of the group?s customers to ask about potential alternatives to traditional polywrap. ?Paper wrap is not a new thing for us and...


  • Anapurna hybrid replaces three machines at PrintBig
    Anapurna hybrid replaces three machines at PrintBig

    The Headcorn, Ashford-based large-format printer took delivery of its new circa-£500,000 investment in July, powered by Agfa?s own Asanti workflow. It replaces three printers ? a 2.6m-wide Mimaki flatbed,...


  • Double Horizon boosts finishing at Leeds Die Cutting
    Double Horizon boosts finishing at Leeds Die Cutting

    Installed at the start of June, the Horizon BQ-470 EVA binder and the CRF-362 folder-creaser represent a circa £100,000 investment for the Yorkshire-based trade finisher. The four-clamp BQ-470 EVA...


  • More magazine paper tonnage to be taken out
    More magazine paper tonnage to be taken out

    The Italy-headquartered papermaker has confirmed that it will reconfigure the PM9 paper machine at its Verzuolo mill from the production of coated mechanical papers to container board. The move has...


  • Local printers wary as Northants approves drastic cuts
    Local printers wary as Northants approves drastic cuts

    Government commissioners were sent to investigate the local authority in April after a projected overspend of £21m for 2017/18 was revealed. Last night (9 August), a majority of councillors from the controlling...


  • Kodak puts flexo business up for sale
    Kodak puts flexo business up for sale

    Alongside its Q2 results the manufacturer confirmed that it had appointed UBS Investment Bank as adviser on the sale. Chief executive Jeff Clarke said that Kodak had already been approached by potentially...


  • Indigo Press installs second H-UV perfector in...
    Indigo Press installs second H-UV perfector in Komori world first

    The machine, which commenced installation at the Southampton-based commercial printer in early July, started printing earlier this week and is expected to be in full production by next week. Sitting...


  • McGowans launches 3D printing brand for newly...
    McGowans launches 3D printing brand for newly arrived Massivit

    Set to launch on 1 September, Eclipse 3D will see Dublin-headquartered McGowans take on five new members of staff ? including a 3D pre-press expert and an installation team ? to produce 3D-printed POS...


  • Packaging Innovations London 2018 to step up...
    Packaging Innovations London 2018 to step up environmental focus

    Taking place at London Olympia on 12-13 September, the show will expand on the high-profile plastic debate which drew a high degree of attention from the 4,200 visitors at its Birmingham counterpart earlier...


  • Hello! delight at new print engagement
    Hello! delight at new print engagement

    The celebrity and royals weekly had been printed on the continent at Circle Media since the collapse of Polestar just over two years ago forced the publisher to seek a new printer at short notice. ...


  • Elle in recycled paper first
    Elle in recycled paper first

    The September issue of Elle UK went on sale today (8 August), billed as ?the sustainability issue? on the cover. The autumn publications of glossy fashion titles are typically bumper issues and Elle said...


  • Innotech Digital expands portfolio with General...
    Innotech Digital expands portfolio with General Formulations vinyl

    The new range, which became available from Innotech Digital in mid July, consists of more than 30 high-quality substrates for solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV-curable printers. The products in the...


  • Industry output and orders matched downbeat forecast...
    Industry output and orders matched downbeat forecast in Q2

    The quarterly published study of the health of the industry found that 33% of printers increased their output levels in the second quarter of 2018, with 32% holding their output steady and 35% experiencing...


  • Welshpool enhances Komori with UV curing retrofit
    Welshpool enhances Komori with UV curing retrofit

    The XO system, retrofitted by Baldwin Technology in June, uses UV to heatlessly cure any substrate. It enables WPG to finish work faster and with sharper colour definition, as well as reducing the risk...


  • Loop looks ahead with Mimaki UCJV installation
    Loop looks ahead with Mimaki UCJV installation

    The new Mimaki replaces an EFI Vutek QS2000 flatbed and was delivered to the Sheffield-based printer last month. It will also pick up some work from a Roland VersaCamm VS-420 solvent printer that will...


  • New newspaper launching on Isle of Wight
    New newspaper launching on Isle of Wight

    The first printed edition of the Isle of Wight Observer will hit the streets on Friday (10 August), around six months after its sister website was launched. The 48pp weekly title will provide locals...


  • Ad spend on the up, but DM activity slows
    Ad spend on the up, but DM activity slows

    The Advertising Association and Warc?s (AA/Warc) expenditure report for Q1 of 2018 showed that spending on display ads for popular titles had gone up by 2.8%, although total printed display spend was down...


  • Heidelberg maintains 2022 targets after Q1 boost
    Heidelberg maintains 2022 targets after Q1 boost

    Group sales for the German manufacturer rose by 9% to ?541m (£484m) across the 1 April-30 June period compared with Q1 2017-18, with an EBITDA of ?20m significantly up on the previous year?s ?14m. ...


  • ?Always on? culture affecting SME bosses
    ?Always on? culture affecting SME bosses

    A study of 504 SME owners and senior decision-makers commissioned by software and services company Advanced found that one in five feel under pressure all the time. 65% of respondents said they either...


  • New Polar replaces ageing predecessor at Quadraproof
    New Polar replaces ageing predecessor at Quadraproof

    The Cambridge-based commercial printer bought the then-12-year-old Polar 76 from a closing print company in 2006, and was persuaded in discussions with Heidelberg to drop considerations for another secondhand...


  • Ultra Finishing bolsters foiling with Yawa spend
    Ultra Finishing bolsters foiling with Yawa spend

    Supplied by Terry Cooper Services (TCS) and installed last month, the Yawa machine will be run alongside a Heidelberg cylinder set up for foiling that was bought two years ago. ?Foiling demand had...


  • Taylor Bloxham sets up dedicated education and...
    Taylor Bloxham sets up dedicated education and membership team

    The five-strong client-facing team, headed up by director James Fear, has more than 20 years? combined experience working both with and within education institutions and membership organisations. They...


  • Manchester's G&H seeks buyer
    Manchester's G&H seeks buyer

    The Manchester sheetfed and web printer has filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators, but is not currently in administration. The business is close to 50 years old, having been established...


  • Westdale brings case binding in-house with £1.25m...
    Westdale brings case binding in-house with £1.25m spend

    A Kolbus BF 513 for casing-in line, a Kolbus DA 260 casemaker and an Aster Pro sewing line were all delivered to the Cardiff-based printer at the end of July. The £1.25m investment represents a ?new...


  • HP Inc acquires MPS giant Apogee
    HP Inc acquires MPS giant Apogee

    Apogee is an office equipment supplier and managed print services provider that also provides a number of outsourced services in the commercial print sector. Its equipment line-up includes a number of...


  • Greaseproof Printing Company launched by Chevler
    Greaseproof Printing Company launched by Chevler

    The Greaseproof Printing Company (GPC) was set up last month and is based at the same site as its parent in Hengoed, Mid Glamorgan. It will make use of the same litho and flexo printing equipment that...


  • Bell & Bain hosts First Minister
    Bell & Bain hosts First Minister

    The visit came about after Bell & Bain sales director Derek Kenney met Sturgeon at a publishing event. ?We were involved with sponsoring a Society of Young Publishers event in Edinburgh, and Nicola...


  • Manroland Sheetfed ahead of plan in Langley interims
    Manroland Sheetfed ahead of plan in Langley interims

    In his review of the group?s results for the six months to 30 June 2018, Langley chairman Tony Langley attributed this ?mainly to a strong order intake for new presses from the packaging sector?. He...


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