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  • GPS pushing large-format boundaries
    GPS pushing large-format boundaries

    The three-staff outfit, based in Tyne and Wear, installed a 3.2m-wide Mimaki UJV55320 at the backend of last year, its first machine of that size, in a bid to move further into the large-format graphics...


  • UK's largest sheetfed commercial printer in...
    UK's largest sheetfed commercial printer in administration

    PrintWeek understands that the company initially got in to difficulties in the run up to Christmas, after it acquired one of its customers to avoid being hit by a significant bad debt. However, the acquisition...


  • Canon flying high with latest acquisition
    Canon flying high with latest acquisition

    The deal completed last week for an undisclosed sum after a ?mutual meeting of minds? 18 months ago between Canon senior director of digital services Alberto Spinelli and Kite.ly co-founder and chief executive...


  • Regency doubles Truepress capacity
    Regency doubles Truepress capacity

    The machine shares the same specification as Surrey-based Regency?s existing Truepress, which came in two years ago. It replaces two Inca Spyder flatbeds, which have now been decommissioned, having been...


  • Hague acquires Solchar
    Hague acquires Solchar

    The Yorkshire-based group officially acquired cheque scanning and processing software company Solchar on 17 March for an undisclosed fee, after a negotiation period that began last summer and was agreed...


  • A3 hones high-end offering with Versafire buy
    A3 hones high-end offering with Versafire buy

    The £100,000 machine was brought in to A3?s Farnham, Surrey premises at the beginning of February. It replaced two five-year-old digital machines, which had reached the end of their lives. During...


  • Whistl posts record profits despite sales slip
    Whistl posts record profits despite sales slip

    For the year to 31 December 2016, the Buckinghamshire-headquartered group posted underlying operating profit of £9.5m, more than doubling 2015?s figure of £4.4m. However, sales fell to £591.7m, down...


  • First Varioman press due for installation next year
    First Varioman press due for installation next year

    The first Varioman machines will be configured for packaging applications, with the first two machines being offset-gravure hybrid presses developed to produce printed films, designated f:line, and highly-weighted...


  • EBB to distribute Canon papers
    EBB to distribute Canon papers

    The partnership was launched on 17 March after a negotiation period of around six months. EBB will be distributing Canon?s Yellow Label, Black Label and Red Label papers from around nine warehouses in...


  • No dividend for unsecured Headley creditors
    No dividend for unsecured Headley creditors

    The report by administrators Steve Adshead and Gregory Palfrey of Smith & Williamson details how the £19.2m turnover magazine and catalogue printer failed just three months after being demerged from holding...


  • Optichrome in double Versafire investment
    Optichrome in double Versafire investment

    The Woking-based outfit, which, as well as general commercial print, specialises in variable data work for the financial sector, brought in the new machines a week apart from each other around a month...


  • Oxuniprint upgrades with Komori
    Oxuniprint upgrades with Komori

    The five-colour B2 Komori press was signed for in December and is currently being installed at the operation?s 10,000sqm purpose-built Kidlington factory, with testing and training expected to start on...


  • Vellum Acts to be axed
    Vellum Acts to be axed

    Instead of printing on calf or goat skin, new Acts of Parliament will now be printed on special archival paper, while vellum will still be used to print the covers. Last year the House of Lords took...


  • Boss Print launches new colour process
    Boss Print launches new colour process

    The 15-staff outfit debuted its 'Vivid Colour' process on the recently-published The Act, a 300-run fine-art book by London-based photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten. Boss managing director Fenton...


  • OKI launches two new wide-format machines
    OKI launches two new wide-format machines

    The latest in the Teriostar multifunction range, the two roll-to-roll machines can print A1 sheets up to 7ppm and 9ppm respectively, making them the fastest in their class according to OKI. The twin-roll...


  • Signbox splashes out on Zünd
    Signbox splashes out on Zünd

    The Egham, Surrey-based firm installed its first digital flatbed cutter, which cost just shy of £100,000, at the beginning of February, as an addition to its current fleet of finishing equipment. It...


  • KernPack diversifies portfolio with Skilled Group
    KernPack diversifies portfolio with Skilled Group

    A division of mailing machinery manufacturer Kern, KernPack has until now only supplied machinery used for packaging manufacturing, but will now be able to provide end-of-line warehouse automation equipment...


  • Evans is new DMS CEO
    Evans is new DMS CEO

    Evans took up his new role at the Cheltenham-based direct marketing and digital agency this week. Prior to that he spent six years at St Ives, most recently as managing director of its data marketing operations...


  • Swallowtail invests with Heidelberg
    Swallowtail invests with Heidelberg

    The new circa-£240,000 buckle folder will be installed in mid-May and company director James Baxter said it would unblock the current bottleneck in production. ?The MBO is 16- or 17-years old and so...


  • New product delays hold back progress at Xaar
    New product delays hold back progress at Xaar

    The Cambridge-headquartered group has set itself an ambitious growth target of achieving sales of £220m by 2020. In the year to 31 December 2016 the company grew overall sales by 3% to £96.2m. Although...


  • KBA breaks profits record
    KBA breaks profits record

    In its annual results for the year ending 31 December 2016, the Wurzburg-headquartered press manufacturer achieved its highest net profit margin, 7.5%, since it was founded in 1817. In 2015 it achieved...


  • Bishops in major £3m kit upgrade
    Bishops in major £3m kit upgrade

    The Portsmouth-based outfit brought in a new 10-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75, a used five-colour Speedmaster SX 74, a new Kolbus perfect binding line and a Stahlfolder, in a spend that reaffirms...


  • Penstripe claims global finishing first
    Penstripe claims global finishing first

    The two machines came in during January in a combined investment of around £100,000, driven mainly in order to save on makeready times. Both Palamides? agent Friedheim and Renz confirmed that this was...


  • Protac the latest launch for Drytac
    Protac the latest launch for Drytac

    The film was launched this week and is available exclusively in the UK from Antalis. The film is made of embossed polyester, around 6mm thick with a 1mm solvent acrylic adhesive layer. It is made of...


  • CMYUK continues recruitment drive
    CMYUK continues recruitment drive

    Neate, who started in her role on 1 March, is based in the firm?s Shrewsbury office and will play a pivotal role in growing online presence through social media channels. She specialises in Search...


  • Tamar plumps for second Edale carton press
    Tamar plumps for second Edale carton press

    Devon-based Tamar manufactures various types of cartons and polythene packaging for the food industry, and wanted to add capacity in its direct food contact packaging facility. The FL5 can be set up...


  • £2m Smith & Ouzman fine funds African development
    £2m Smith & Ouzman fine funds African development

    Money that was recovered from the Eastbourne-based firm after a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation that saw one of its directors jailed, has funded seven ambulances, which have been handed over by...


  • MMU hosts Technology Day
    MMU hosts Technology Day

    The event, on 31 March, is geared around learning and providing insights into the latest storefront, 2D and 3D printing technologies, and the potential applications for higher education institutions. ...


  • Howard Hunt eyes third Fusion Cross after £1.2m...
    Howard Hunt eyes third Fusion Cross after £1.2m investment

    The circa-£70m-turnover company took delivery of the first device in August last year after a series of tests at the Böwe Systec factory in Germany and visits to other sites using the Fusion Cross system....


  • KBA to invest ?16m in new demo centre
    KBA to invest ?16m in new demo centre

    The ?16m (£14m) project will include building and infrastructure costs of around ?6m, with the remainder spent on the three demo presses. The building is due for completion in autumn this year, when...


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