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  • Guardian announces tabloid switch date
    Guardian announces tabloid switch date

    The Guardian will launch in tabloid format on 15 January while The Observer will follow on 21 January. Katharine Viner, editor of The Guardian, confirmed the move during an interview on BBC Radio 4?s The...


  • Website upgrade for Printed Easy
    Website upgrade for Printed Easy

    The new responsive site launched this week. Online director Paul Duffy said it had been designed to be ?functional, attractive, smooth, clean and concise?. ?There are no up-sales or pop-ups on the...


  • Magnet Harlequin rolls out Smart Studio integration
    Magnet Harlequin rolls out Smart Studio integration

    Uxbridge-based pre-media specialist Magnet Harlequin is part of the £72m turnover Writtle group of companies, which includes a number of marketing services businesses including design and creative agencies....


  • Sappi to acquire Cham Paper?s speciality paper business
    Sappi to acquire Cham Paper?s speciality paper business

    The transaction includes the acquisition of CPG?s Carmignano and Condino Mills in Italy and its digital imaging business in Cham, Switzerland, as well as all brands and knowhow. ?? The transaction,...


  • DS Smith reports revenue growth but profit fall in...
    DS Smith reports revenue growth but profit fall in half-year results

    For the six months to 31 October 2017, the London-headquartered packaging giant recorded pre-tax profit of £144m, down slightly from the £146m it achieved in H1 2016, or down by 5% under constant currency...


  • 'Major advance' in Royal Mail pension negotiations
    'Major advance' in Royal Mail pension negotiations

    In the update issued yesterday (6 December), Royal Mail said the two parties had received a report prepared by mediator Lynette Harris under the dispute resolution procedures set out in its Agenda for...


  • Riso launches 'fastest ever' digital duplicator
    Riso launches 'fastest ever' digital duplicator

    The two-colour MF9350 and single-colour SF9390 are both set for commercial availability in early 2018, with pricing yet to be disclosed, and, at 190spm, Riso is referring to the SF9390 as the fastest duplicator...


  • Monocle launches Winter Weekly
    Monocle launches Winter Weekly

    Hitting newsstands today (7 December), Monocle?s Winter Weekly will be published every Thursday in December, retailing at £5 and sold in newsagents and airports across major cities in Europe and North...


  • Packaging ink prices up for new year
    Packaging ink prices up for new year

    Flint has announced its latest round of rises in response to ?significant increases? in raw materials costs, some of which have already taken place and some that are forecast for 2018. It said price...


  • New CEO in place at Williams Lea Tag
    New CEO in place at Williams Lea Tag

    As revealed by PrintWeek in October, David Kassler has been confirmed as the new group chief executive of the business. He took up his new role this month and will be based in the UK. A spokesperson...


  • Drytac unveils new laminate film
    Drytac unveils new laminate film

    Protac Anti-Scratch Gloss is available from UK and Ireland distributor Antalis, which signalled that it would be taking on the product for distribution last week (1 December).  It is a 100µm clear...


  • Shower company splashes out on new kit
    Shower company splashes out on new kit

    The Nuneaton-based firm took the machinery over the summer, after an upsurge in manual and instruction booklet orders. Its in-house plant prints around 3,000 to 4,000 28- to 32-page mono installation guides...


  • Tharstern makes top northern tech list
    Tharstern makes top northern tech list

    The 30-year-old business was ranked 77 on the list, which was published last week and compiled by Prolific North in association with Manchester Tech Trust and RSM, who confirmed that Tharstern was the...


  • Johnston Press hits £1m a month earnings for 'i'
    Johnston Press hits £1m a month earnings for 'i'

    This is the first time the title has traded at this level since it was bought by the group last April. Prior to its acquisition from ESI Media, the i delivered annual EBITDA of £5.2m on revenues of £26.1m...


  • Voting open for PrintWeek Power 100
    Voting open for PrintWeek Power 100

    To have your say in deciding who the print industry's most powerful players are, simply click here and either vote for the luminaries listed or add the details of the people that you think should be ranked...


  • Fedrigoni launches design compendium
    Fedrigoni launches design compendium

    The compendium, developed with design agency TM Studio, showcases works from UK-based creatives, who were each asked to contribute a single piece of work, with the end product taking the form of a Fedrigoni...


  • New CFO at Communisis
    New CFO at Communisis

    Steve Rawlins joined the company?s board yesterday (4 December), and at the same time incumbent group finance director Mark Stoner stepped down from the board. Communisis is approaching its year-end and...


  • Former Anton directors submit pleas as trial slated...
    Former Anton directors submit pleas as trial slated for next year

    The plea hearing, which had originally been scheduled for October, took place at Southwark Crown Court on 1 December. Presiding Judge Joanna Korner agreed to a date of 29 November 2018 to try the defendants....


  • Fine Cut scores UK SwissQprint first
    Fine Cut scores UK SwissQprint first

    The Fespa-launched machine, which was supplied by SwissQprint?s exclusive UK distributor Spandex, was installed in October. The 2.5x2m device is configured for six colours ? CMYK, light cyan and light...


  • ProCo buys second RMGT Ryobi LED-UV press
    ProCo buys second RMGT Ryobi LED-UV press

    The Sheffield-based firm confirmed the order for the Ryobi 924 with supplier Apex Digital Graphics at Ipex last month. The press is currently being installed and will be fully operational before Christmas....


  • Grafenia launches AR app
    Grafenia launches AR app

    Launched last week, the app, version 1.0, which is available on iPhones 6S, 7 and 8 and iPads, both with IOS 11.0, enables clients to visualise their designs on fabric exhibition displays in situ. It features...


  • Skymark invests in laser slitting technology
    Skymark invests in laser slitting technology

    The X6lp is the firm?s fourth slitter, joining a portfolio that also includes an Kampf & Ashe slitter-rewinder. Skymark managing director Paul Neath oversaw the investment as part of a wider expansion...


  • Willow marks 40 years with foiling investment
    Willow marks 40 years with foiling investment

    Purchased from Warrington-based The Finishing Point for £8,500, the machine replaced an older Lampro machine when it was installed at its Newton-le-Willows premises on 22 November. According to managing...


  • Fastsigns expands into Europe
    Fastsigns expands into Europe

    The US-headquartered group, which earlier this year indicated its plans for expansion in the UK, has signed up Malta-based master franchisee Famalco Group, and is aiming to roll out 16 more locations from...


  • St Ives: price must be right for print ops sale
    St Ives: price must be right for print ops sale

    Speaking at the St Ives AGM last week, Stillwell told PrintWeek that the process was still ongoing: ?We said we were going to conduct a strategic review and we are doing exactly that. We have looked at...


  • Action at last for Stones Ashford employees
     Action at last for Stones Ashford employees

    A general meeting of employees hosted by Unite the Union yesterday made the lead story on local news channel BBC South East. ?It was a good meeting. It was quite heated to begin with, due to the understandable...


  • Foilco in green foiling first
    Foilco in green foiling first

    The Warrington-based firm took part in the Prismm Zero Foil 2 Landfill Scheme, which is run by Prismm Environmental and sponsored by the BPIF, between August and October, achieving certification on 1 November. ...


  • Photobox relocates back office
    Photobox relocates back office

    The move to a 3,400sqm site in Clerkenwell ? the lower ground, ground and first floors of the newly developed Herbal House ? will take place in late spring 2018, away from its current premises, the Southwark...


  • Time Inc UK sale to go ahead as planned
    Time Inc UK sale to go ahead as planned

    In September, Time Inc announced it would be putting its UK business up for sale amid falling revenues, and that a buyer would likely be announced before the year is out. While a buyer has still not been...


  • HH Global recapitalises and reflects on 'exciting...
    HH Global recapitalises and reflects on 'exciting quarter'

    In its Q2 results published today (1 December), the group revealed revenue increases of 12% on the same period last year, from £71.3m to £79.9m, while gross profit increased 18.2% to £17.9m, 22.4% of gross...


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