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  • Communisis commits to mental health awareness
    Communisis commits to mental health awareness

    Making the announcement to tie in with World Mental Health Day, which took place last Tuesday (10 October), the commitment involves the launch of initiatives that include a new internal mental health and...


  • Opus spends big on insertion lines
    Opus spends big on insertion lines

    The Leicester-based outfit, which mainly handles transactional mail, has taken delivery of two Epic Inserting Systems over the past few weeks, following the installation of a Pulse Inserting System over...


  • A1 rounds off Xerox spend with double installation
    A1 rounds off Xerox spend with double installation

    The machines, installed around three weeks ago, joined a Versant 2100, which A1 installed last year following a major pressroom overhaul, and replaced a Xerox 700 production printer. Both were supplied...


  • Report: used Heidelberg presses 'more productive'
    Report: used Heidelberg presses 'more productive'

    The report, Real Production Capability of Pre-owned Sheetfed Litho Presses, involved analysis of hundreds of used presses for sale through 16 dealers around the world. Heidelberg has trumpeted the...


  • DS Smith makes Eastern European push with Romanian...
    DS Smith makes Eastern European push with Romanian acquisition

    The London-headquartered packaging giant bought the family-owned Romanian group for ?208m (£185m), with the acquisition expected to be completed by the end of January 2018, following Romanian competition...


  • Moo's latest hire fuels speculation over aspirations
    Moo's latest hire fuels speculation over aspirations

    Ed Goldfinger has joined the London-headquartered luxe design and print specialist in the new role of chief financial officer. He has wide-ranging financial experience and was CFO at Zipcar when the car...


  • Retirees and trainees swap tales at Printing Charity...
    Retirees and trainees swap tales at Printing Charity event

    Co-ordinated by the BPIF and The Printing Charity (TPC), the event on 5 October was a pilot for what is hoped to be a series of cross-generational networking opportunities. The home in Bletchley, Milton...


  • MGI Jetvarnish 3D Evolution taken on by Konica Minolta
    MGI Jetvarnish 3D Evolution taken on by Konica Minolta

    While MGI is selling the machine through its direct channels, Konica Minolta, which owns a significant stake in MGI, is the only vendor distributing it on their behalf. It became available in June and...


  • Just Digital spends big on Xerox and Duplo
    Just Digital spends big on Xerox and Duplo

    The machines were installed over the summer at the Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire-based printer's 4,000sqm site in the main to help alleviate bottlenecks and act as an addition to Just Digital?s current kit...


  • Dewar promoted at Domino
    Dewar promoted at Domino

    Dewar has spent 22 years at the Cambridge-headquartered inkjet developer, and has worked his way up through the ranks, having started out in logistics. He was previously UK business manager for Domino...


  • PrintWeek Awards 2017 winners revealed
    PrintWeek Awards 2017 winners revealed

    Around 800 guests embraced the Awards' ?Best in Class? theme, with Radio 4 News Quiz host Miles Jupp entertaining the packed Great Room at London?s Grosvenor House before kicking off the Awards proper,...


  • Mimaki launches new wide-format plotter
    Mimaki launches new wide-format plotter

    Intended to be paired with the 2013-launched JFX200-2513 LED-UV cured flatbed inkjet, the CF22-1225 flatbed cutting plotter will become commercially available from Mimaki's UK and Ireland distributor Hybrid...


  • Projects & Print relocates in expansion bid
    Projects & Print relocates in expansion bid

    Relocating to 1,100sqm premises in Tring, Hertfordshire from Kings Langley on 24 July and thereby tripling in size, the wide-format printer took delivery of the 3.2m-wide roll-to-roll 3200i LED machine...


  • Oasis invests and expands
    Oasis invests and expands

    The Cookham, Berkshire-based wide-format and display printer extended its site by 280sqm to 880sqm over the summer, after an extra unit with mezzanine became available, kitting it out with two HP Latex...


  • Bridson upgrades cross-site workflow
    Bridson upgrades cross-site workflow

    The digital and litho printer acquired Chorley-based Haslam Printers in February and Bolton-based Wallace Printers last October, creating a 47-staff group.  Managing director Darren Horrox said that...


  • Engelmann & Buckham targets Ipex inkjet launches
    Engelmann & Buckham targets Ipex inkjet launches

    The centrepiece of its stand at LabelExpo in Brussels was 'inc.pod', a three-walled display intended to show off the latest developments in Ink.jet's coding technology. The display will also feature on...


  • Sign & Digital reveals 2018 vision
    Sign & Digital reveals 2018 vision

    Next year?s 31st edition will take place as usual at the NEC, Birmingham, from 24 to 26 April, and event director Rudi Blackett said his team are currently planning to develop the look and feel of the...


  • FFEI marks 70th anniversary
    FFEI marks 70th anniversary

    Incorporated in 1947 as Crosfield Electronics by John Crosfield, the Hemel Hempstead-based firm has changed hands several times over the years. It was renamed Fujifilm Electronic Imaging when bought...


  • AMS takes on Kirk-Rudy machines
    AMS takes on Kirk-Rudy machines

    The deal was signed last week and means AMS will be able to sell and service machines from the US manufacturer to the UK market. AMS managing director Peter Fiorentini said: ?We?ve been dealing with...


  • Xeikon calls time on Trillium
    Xeikon calls time on Trillium

    Delivering the announcement today (13 October), the Flint Group-owned manufacturer said the technology, which was developed with partner Miyakoshi and shown as the Trillium One liquid toner press last...


  • New owner and expansion plans at ITG
    New owner and expansion plans at ITG

    Bridgepoint Development Capital has exited from its investment in the marketing services company, selling its majority stake in Birmingham-headquartered ITG to Equistone Partners Europe. Bridgepoint had...


  • Healeys invests in digital and finishing
    Healeys invests in digital and finishing

    The 38-staff litho and digital printer took delivery of the Ricoh two weeks ago at its 10,000sqm Ipswich premises and will install the StitchLiner in around two weeks? time, following Ipex. The StitchLiner...


  • Royal Mail strikes called off
    Royal Mail strikes called off

    Embroiled in a pensions dispute since April, 110,000 Royal Mail Communication Workers Union (CWU) members were due to stage a 48-hour walkout from next Thursday (19 October) at 11am, after 89.1% of those...


  • PPD takes on Canon machines
    PPD takes on Canon machines

    Announcing the ?channel partnership? at The Print Show, Telford, this week, the deal was signed in July and will involve the print kit supplier taking on a number of Canon imagePress machines for distribution,...


  • Kodak points to printed electronics opportunity
    Kodak points to printed electronics opportunity

    Kruchten is president of Kodak?s Print Systems division, its largest operation encompassing printing plates, CTP systems, NexPress and Digimaster electrophotographic digital printing, and equipment service....


  • Horizon spend accelerates turnarounds for Ashford
    Horizon spend accelerates turnarounds for Ashford

    Bought from Intelligent Finishing Systems, the machine was installed in August and will help Ashford produce short runs of high-quality paperback books. It will work in conjunction with the company?s...


  • Xerox rolls out High Fusion Inks
    Xerox rolls out High Fusion Inks

    Speaking to PrintWeek on day two of Xerox?s inaugural Inkjet-setters Summit conference in Marseille, Xerox Inkjet chief technology officer Paul Morgavi named one ?early adopter? as Belgium-based VPrint,...


  • Koenig & Bauer's Schmidt retires
    Koenig & Bauer's Schmidt retires

    Schmidt had also served on the group?s supervisory board for 23 years up until last year.   Koenig & Bauer president and chief executive Claus Bolza-Schünemann praised Schmidt for his contribution...


  • FDM installs Heidelberg Versafire to increase...
    FDM installs Heidelberg Versafire to increase short-run capacity

    Print and mail specialist FDM has configured its Versafire with the optional fifth unit ? adding the ability to print high-opacity white, varnish, neon yellow or neon pink ? and the long-sheet option....


  • BPIF's creative service expands remit and rebrands
    BPIF's creative service expands remit and rebrands

    The rebrand of the five-year-old, four-staff organisation went live in August. CDI president Robert McClements said that the rebrand was part of a ?strategic decision? to expand and replicate CDI Yorkshire?s...


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