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  • Abrupt closure at Stones Ashford
    Abrupt closure at Stones Ashford

    The Kent web offset and sheetfed printing business is the former Headley Brothers operation that was purchased out of administration by the team behind Henry Stone of Banbury in March. At the time...


  • Digitally printed art book wins Book of the Year
    Digitally printed art book wins Book of the Year

    Havana, featuring illustrations of the Cuban city by artist Leslie Gerry, and printed by Gerry on his own Epson Stylus Pro 7880 wide-format printer, won the Book of the Year prize and also won the best...


  • Gemini invests big in secondhand Speedmaster
    Gemini invests big in secondhand Speedmaster

    Referring to the used machine as its "58-tonne baby", Gemini installed the Speedmaster at its Shoreham, West Sussex headquarters last month and it was up and running by mid-October, replacing a 13-year-old...


  • Print focus confirmed for next Packaging Innovations
    Print focus confirmed for next Packaging Innovations

    Following on from a successful luxury and creative packaging-focused London show in September, attended by 4,300 visitors, the flagship Easyfairs expo will return to the NEC from 28 February to 1 March...


  • Contact in flexo plate first
    Contact in flexo plate first

    The mounted multi-piece photopolymer flexographic plate, which Contact says enables corrugated printers to utilise the full width of their presses, was designed and manufactured by the Bredbury, Stockport-based...


  • Slated book print farmer changes name again
    Slated book print farmer changes name again

    PrintWeek reported earlier this year that the company that appears to be run from a site in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, and was initially operating as Litho Printing Ltd t/a The Printing Press, had rebranded...


  • BBC appearance for Tudor after Children in Need job
    BBC appearance for Tudor after Children in Need job

    The books, entitled Food Friday, will start to ship out today, costing £7.50, with all proceeds going to the charity. A run of 2,000 were printed by Leicester-based printer Chartwell Press and shipped...


  • New Polar cutting line sets Acorn Press on expansion...
    New Polar cutting line sets Acorn Press on expansion path

    The new line is based around a Polar N137 guillotine, which is fed by a stacklift and jogger equipped with scales to enable accurate measurement of ream quantities, and completed by a Transomat unloader....


  • Newly merged Midlands packaging firms rebrand
    Newly merged Midlands packaging firms rebrand

    Becoming official on 1 November, along with a restructure that involved its accounts department relocating to its Leicester site, the new brand is said by the business to help reinforce its position as...


  • Letter volume woes continue for Royal Mail
    Letter volume woes continue for Royal Mail

    In its half-year results to 24 September 2017, the group posted a slight sales increase of 2% to £4.83bn, while operating profit both before and after transformation costs were down sharply, from £206m...


  • Geoff Neal upgrades MIS
    Geoff Neal upgrades MIS

    Installation commenced in September at the Feltham, Middlesex-based firm and it will be fully operational by Easter, with Geoff Neal investing a ?six-figure sum?, according to managing director Sam Neal,...


  • Fine Print streamlines folding capabilities with...
    Fine Print streamlines folding capabilities with Ipex deal

    Due for installation on 27 November, the B2 machine has been selected by the Stockport-based commercial printer due to its smaller footprint and faster operation, with a device from a rival manufacturer...


  • Advent trend results in print boost
    Advent trend results in print boost

    In addition to the traditional perforated window style Advent calendar, and those containing small chocolates, there has been an explosion in alternative treatments. These range from novelty calendars...


  • Walstead appoints new digital managing director
    Walstead appoints new digital managing director

    Berg, currently on gardening leave, will start in the newly created role in January, reporting to Walstead chief executive Paul Utting. He will be responsible for the division that provides content,...


  • RGL Displays upgrades HP equipment
    RGL Displays upgrades HP equipment

    The Poole-based outfit picked up the machine in late September and it was installed by Woking-based supplier Colyer Repropoint. Listed at £13,300, the initial machine installed had a fault but RGL managing...


  • Fespa Asia returns to Bangkok
    Fespa Asia returns to Bangkok

    Taking place at the BITEC exhibition centre from 22 to 24 February 2018, Fespa Asia has already had 60% re-books from last year, and will feature more than 100 exhibitors, with the likes of InkTec, M&R...


  • Cepac upgrades POS offering with finishing spend
    Cepac upgrades POS offering with finishing spend

    Cepac will install the machine, which will be supplied by Lamina's UK sales agent Finishline Machinery alongside a WS 2016 work station, by the end of the year.  The kit spend follows the recent completion...


  • Coveris nearing completion of £2m labels upgrade
    Coveris nearing completion of £2m labels upgrade

    The group commenced investment at the same time as it introduced its Coveris Performance System (CPS) supply chain strategy, aiming to make production leaner and standardise operations across the division?s...


  • James Cropper posts improved half-year profits
    James Cropper posts improved half-year profits

    In its half-year results to 30 September 2017, the group posted revenues of £47.4m, a 4.4% increase on last year?s figure of £45.4m. Adjusted operating profit excluding the impact of its IAS 19 pension...


  • Deutsche Post prepares for WLT disposal
    Deutsche Post prepares for WLT disposal

    The German postal and logistics giant is in the process of selling the marketing communications outsourcing business to private equity house Advent International. In its latest financial filing Deutsche...


  • Walstead snaps up ex-Polestar 96pp
    Walstead snaps up ex-Polestar 96pp

    The press, which is currently in storage on the continent, will be installed next year at Rotocobrhi, Walstead?s Spanish web offset plant near Madrid. Rotocobrhi currently runs eight web presses: two...


  • Fuller Davies rounds off £2.8m spend with finishing...
    Fuller Davies rounds off £2.8m spend with finishing investment

    The Suffolk-based litho and digital printer commenced the programme in October 2016, when it installed a Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102, a Screen platesetter and an upgraded Tharstern CRM system in response...


  • Creation rolls-out packaging 'web-to-plate' workflow
    Creation rolls-out packaging 'web-to-plate' workflow

    Launched at the start of September, CreationLink is designed to offer Creation's clients deliver faster ordering, an accelerated service for repeat work and 24-hour production, and the Northamptonshire-based...


  • Tech-ni-Fold founder publishes inspirational book
    Tech-ni-Fold founder publishes inspirational book

    Harris was working in the print finishing department at a Leicester printer when he came up with an idea to revolutionise and improve the creasing process. He honed the idea for his Tri-Creaser in...


  • Konica Minolta launches updated pre-press software
    Konica Minolta launches updated pre-press software

    Version 7.6 of the software, which was launched in its first iteration more than 15 years ago, but changed name last year to accommodate for the Accurio rebrand, features a new Flux Preflight Pro in-built...


  • Wigston aims to plug uncoated paper shortage
    Wigston aims to plug uncoated paper shortage

    Available from 1 November, the premium uncoated smooth paper, which is priced from £775 per metric ton, can be purchased in five weights, ranging from 70gsm to 120gsm and sized either SRA1 or SRA2. ...


  • Landmark profit at Heidelberg
    Landmark profit at Heidelberg

    The world?s largest manufacturer of printing equipment announced details of new products and initiatives to increase future profitability at alongside its results for the six months to 30 September. ...


  • Print history preserved at new Stationers' Hall archive
    Print history preserved at new Stationers' Hall archive

    On 10 November, the company marked the culmination of a years-long project to relocate its extensive paper archive to a new, purpose-made facility at its London site, Stationers? Hall. The archive...


  • EFIA appoints Jones as chair
    EFIA appoints Jones as chair

    Elected at the EFIA?s AGM last month in Altrincham, Jones will replace DS Smith print technology manager Andy Young after four years, with Coveris group colour manager Andy Wilson promoted to vice-chairman...


  • Ricoh launches entry-level mono inkjet series
    Ricoh launches entry-level mono inkjet series

    The series, which comprises the mono V20000, mono V20100 and CMYK VC20000, will be given its first showing at Ricoh?s 'The Art of The New' event later this month at its Telford Customer Experience Centre...


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