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  • Canon firms up plans for PrintWeekLive!
    Canon firms up plans for PrintWeekLive!

    The company will show live printing on three machines at its 54sqm booth, including the roll-to-roll Océ Colorado 1640 wide-format printer, the first to utilise its UVgel curable ink system. The imagePress...


  • SML Corby triples capacity with Horizon install
    SML Corby triples capacity with Horizon install

    The machine, which was supplied by Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS) and installed around three months ago, was chosen to unify RFID tag and label production and increase productivity at the Corby site....


  • Walker promoted at PCP
    Walker promoted at PCP

    Walker joined the Telford-based business as head of operations just over three years ago from Communisis. He has now been promoted to operations director. Managing director Alex Evans said the promotion...


  • Flexpress goes big with HP Indigo 12000 install
    Flexpress goes big with HP Indigo 12000 install

    Leicester-based Flexpress paid ?in excess of £1m? for purchase and installation of the press, according to managing director Steve Wenlock. The press was installed last month and replaced a four-year-old...


  • Tighter immigration controls could hit print
    Tighter immigration controls could hit print

    A survey of 1,400 UK businesses by the BCC in September found that 40% of respondents had employees from other EU countries, and 38% believed future restrictions would have a negative impact. Writing...


  • Roland launches online academy
    Roland launches online academy

    Launching its VersaUV S-Series presses in September last year, the Clevedon-based UK arm of the manufacturer noted that many printers were unfamiliar with how to operate the new flatbed and belt LED-UV...


  • Tech-ni-Fold targets digital market with Advance
    Tech-ni-Fold targets digital market with Advance

    Harris said the Leicester-based manufacturer of innovative print finishing devices will display "a little bit of history" on its booth, as well as its most recent development which it is targeting at users...


  • New finance director steps in as MD departs at...
    New finance director steps in as MD departs at Bakergoodchild

    Burnell had served as managing director of the Birmingham direct mail and print firm since 2013. She worked at the company from 2008, officially leaving in December last year. A statement from Bakergoodchild...


  • Simpson Group acquired in MBO
    Simpson Group acquired in MBO

    The deal was completed on Tuesday (13 February) and will see chairman Mark Simpson exit the Washington, Tyne and Wear-based business. His brother and sister were also shareholders but did not work...


  • Fespa reveals plans for 2018 show
    Fespa reveals plans for 2018 show

    Taking place from 15-18 May with the campaign strapline ?Where Print Takes Off?, the wide-format, screen printing and textile printing event will occupy 10 halls and 61,160sqm of exhibition space at Messe...


  • Perfect Colours and Epson team up at PrintWeekLive!
    Perfect Colours and Epson team up at PrintWeekLive!

    Perfect Colours is planning to exhibit the SureColor SC-S80600 and SureColor SC-P10000 printers, which are designed for outdoor applications such as signage, on its stand at the Wasps Arena, Coventry,...


  • Xerox investor files lawsuit in attempt to stymie deal
    Xerox investor files lawsuit in attempt to stymie deal

    Billionaire Deason sold his Affiliated Computer Services business to Xerox in 2010 for $6.4bn (£4.6bn) and is Xerox's third-largest shareholder. Together with Xerox's biggest individual shareholder Carl...


  • Encore snaps up stricken GNE
    Encore snaps up stricken GNE

    Leeds-based GNE went into administration with Begbies Traynor on Monday evening (12th February), and Encore acquired it yesterday morning (13th February) in a pre-pack deal.   GNE manufactures and...


  • New Versafire makes a royal pair for A3
    New Versafire makes a royal pair for A3

    Running up to 130ppm, the digital press was installed at A3?s 930sqm premises as part of a £100,000 investment on 19 January. The firm, based in Farnham, affectionately named its pair of machines Victoria...


  • Flexpress Trade gearing up for PrintWeekLive! debut
    Flexpress Trade gearing up for PrintWeekLive! debut

    Part of Leicester-based commercial printer Flexpress, which has 23 staff and turns over £2m, the company?s trade printing arm will show visitors to its stand a range of samples of work it has produced....


  • Icahn and Deason reject Xerox takeover terms
    Icahn and Deason reject Xerox takeover terms

    Icahn and Deason are the two largest individual shareholders in Xerox, and have a combined stake of more than 15% in the company. Yesterday they broke a 12-day silence since the takeover was announced...


  • Unite calls for 'urgent talks' with Trinity Mirror...
    Unite calls for 'urgent talks' with Trinity Mirror over jobs worries

    Last week, Trinity Mirror confirmed it planned to buy Northern & Shell's publishing assets, with the Daily Mirror publisher agreeing to pay £126.7m for N&S chairman Richard Desmond?s family of Express...


  • PPR takes on OKI machines in wide-format supply deal
    PPR takes on OKI machines in wide-format supply deal

    Headquartered in Cardiff, PPR serves as both a supplier of wide-format equipment and provides its own commercial print services. OKI?s machines will join a portfolio that includes equipment from Ricoh,...


  • Scottish print pioneer and J Thomson founder passes
    Scottish print pioneer and J Thomson founder passes

    Born May 1927, Thomson initially worked for his father James? paper merchanting business before moving the Glasgow-headquartered company into print in 1953. He remained honorary chair of the firm until...


  • Kingswood iOptus signs for UK's second DuSense
    Kingswood iOptus signs for UK's second DuSense

    Kingswood iOptus managing director Alan Rigglesford first saw the DuSense at the Duplo Summer Festival last year, but began looking at it seriously around four months ago, since when the Kingswood team...


  • Kodak updates on ICO
    Kodak updates on ICO

    Kodak announced plans to enter the booming cryptocurrency arena last month through a joint venture with WENN Digital that will involve the creation of the KodakOne image rights management platform and...


  • Trinity Mirror and Northern & Shell seal sale deal
    Trinity Mirror and Northern & Shell seal sale deal

    Subject to approval from its shareholders, Trinity will pay for the main £126.7m transaction through an initial cash payment of £47.7m, a deferred cash payment of £59m payable between 2020 and 2023, and...


  • BPIF's Jarrold made freeman of London
    BPIF's Jarrold made freeman of London

    While a purely honorary commendation in a modern context, the Freedom is awarded to recognise significant contributions to business and public life, or to honour celebrities and prominent figures. ...


  • New Horizon finishing kit for Imprint Digital
    New Horizon finishing kit for Imprint Digital

    Exeter-based print subsidiary of book publisher Imprint Academic, the firm took delivery of the two new machines from Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS) in November 2017 in an effort to ?futureproof?...


  • Heidelberg lays out ambitions for new subs model
    Heidelberg lays out ambitions for new subs model

    The manufacturer is rolling out the subscription service as part of its "Heidelberg goes digital" business strategy, and is actively targeting printers that have a clear growth plan. The first customer is...


  • Vivid to debut new cutter/creaser range at...
    Vivid to debut new cutter/creaser range at PrintWeekLive!

    Based in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, the laminating and foiling system manufacturer enjoyed a number of successful deals closed at last year?s show, which led it to choose to return to the Wasps...


  • More ink price rises on the way
    More ink price rises on the way

    Flint Group?s CPS Inks division will implement a global price increase of up to 9% on offset and publication gravure inks, coatings and pressroom consumables while Sun Chemical will increase prices on...


  • Apex and IFS join forces for fourth Real Print and...
    Apex and IFS join forces for fourth Real Print and Finish event

    The three-day event will take place from 10am to 5pm each day over 17-19 April at Apex?s premises in Hemel Hempstead. Apex will exhibit a raft of equipment, including an SRA1 RMGT (Ryobi) 924 four-colour...


  • MAMS leading direct mail charge with new enclosers
    MAMS leading direct mail charge with new enclosers

    The Bradford-based direct mail specialist installed one of the machines last month, with the second due to be brought into its 3,700sqm premises by the end of February. Already running six other enclosing...


  • BPIF Outlook reports muted growth in Q4 with no...
    BPIF Outlook reports muted growth in Q4 with no seasonal boost

    The lack of a seasonal upturn coincided with the worst Q4 output report for five years ? 40% of printers increased output levels in the period while 40% held their output steady. This marked lower...


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