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  • Duplo's Jolly moves to HP as Kimber retires
    Duplo's Jolly moves to HP as Kimber retires

    Jolly will leave Duplo UK at the end of August and officially join HP on 11 September, taking over as UK & Ireland country manager HP Indigo and Inkjet on 1 November, with Kimber officially retiring at...


  • Bank of England: tallow traces to remain
    Bank of England: tallow traces to remain

    The Bank ran a public consultation project following the outcry earlier this year after it emerged that the polymer substrate used for the new £5, made by CCL Secure (formerly Innovia Films), contained...


  • Gomer invests £1.7m to go LE-UV
    Gomer invests £1.7m to go LE-UV

    The Push to Stop four-colour machine with perfector will be installed in Gomer?s Llandysul, Wales plant over Christmas, during which time its current five-and-a-half-year-old Speedmaster XL 106 will be...


  • FlyerAlarm UK MD departs
    FlyerAlarm UK MD departs

    Hanson joined the German web-to-print giant last November, becoming the first person to hold that level of role in the UK.   Prior to FlyerAlarm he held senior roles at Albumprinter and CeWe. In...


  • Organisers gearing up for Ipex
    Organisers gearing up for Ipex

    Newly announced exhibitors include Tech-ni-Fold and Smart Tec, along with Tech-ni-Fold?s sister company CreaseStream, with Tech-ni-Fold showing its Tri-Creaser Advance technology, which can deliver three...


  • Paragon CC gains 'ultimate' security standard
    Paragon CC gains 'ultimate' security standard

    The certification has taken months of work and has involved the creation of a ring-fenced environment within Paragon CC?s already secure production sites. All the equipment and computer systems are isolated...


  • Mainwaring to distribute Pongs' textiles to the UK
    Mainwaring to distribute Pongs' textiles to the UK

    M&P was formed by husband-and-wife team Julian and Lydia Mainwaring in March but the deal was signed with Pongs around six weeks ago, at the same time as M&P launched its website.  The deal involves...


  • Superior first to attain Heidelberg colour...
    Superior first to attain Heidelberg colour certification with LE-UV

    The Melksham-based firm?s five-colour Speedmaster XL 106 with coater LE-UV, which went in last year, was the first Heidelberg LE-UV machine to be installed in the UK. Two Heidelberg specialists attended...


  • Duplo launches upgraded perfect binder
    Duplo launches upgraded perfect binder

    The single-operator machine was launched on Tuesday (15 August) and is listed at £8,600, the same price as the DB-280 binder, which will now cease production. Duplo said the machine?s main USP is its ability...


  • MediaCo in EFI UK first
    MediaCo in EFI UK first

    The 5.2m-wide machine, MediaCo?s first at this width, was launched at EFI?s Connect user conference in the US earlier this year and came into its Manchester site earlier this month, along with a Vutek...


  • PG Paper targets export growth after securing £10m...
    PG Paper targets export growth after securing £10m funding

    The Greenock-based company, one of Scotland?s biggest exporters, is already present in 52 countries and is fast diversifying its product range into speciality and packaging paper and boards, as well as...


  • Higham barking up the right tree with binder buy
    Higham barking up the right tree with binder buy

    The Alfreton, Derbyshire-based business, which mainly prints publications for dog shows and dog-related magazines, took the new machine in June for an undisclosed price. It is listed at £18,995.  Director...


  • Frip gains BRC accreditation
    Frip gains BRC accreditation

    According to the company, it is the first decorative print firm to achieve the BRC standard, which will form a key element of the Hinckley, Leicestershire-headquartered business's growth strategy. ...


  • Hammersmith first Fastsigns UK centre to gain...
    Hammersmith first Fastsigns UK centre to gain Idealliance qualification

    The qualification, which was awarded to the business last week, encompasses a set of best practices for achieving grey balance and visual similarity across all print processes. Taking six weeks to...


  • Adare in mass Xerox install
    Adare in mass Xerox install

    The group brought in two new colour Xerox Versant 3100s, along with two mono Xerox Nuvera 314s, two mono Xerox Nuvera 144s and a Duplo 600 bookletmaker. Investment figure was not disclosed.  The majority...


  • Gelpack companies enter administration
    Gelpack companies enter administration

    Chris Pole and Mark Orton from KPMG were appointed joint administrators to the two companies on 3 August. The administrators said steps are being taken to effect an orderly wind-down of the Hereford-based...


  • Pureprint achieves cyber security accreditation
    Pureprint achieves cyber security accreditation

    The group is already accredited to ISO 27001, the information security management standard, and DMA DataSeal, but decided to strive for the Cyber Essentials certificate in part because the scheme has gained...


  • Ultimate doubles Indigo capacity in UK first
    Ultimate doubles Indigo capacity in UK first

    The machine, which cost around £1.5m, replaced an HP Indigo WS6600 in July in a bid to further streamline production. The digital arm of flexo packaging specialist Ultimate Packaging became the first...


  • Taylor Bloxham spends £1m on finishing following fire
    Taylor Bloxham spends £1m on finishing following fire

    The fire, which happened on 4 May, resulted in significant damage to some of the Leicester-based company?s machinery. ?The fire itself was relatively limited but it caused the sprinklers to go off...


  • Reflex acquires WyPrint
    Reflex acquires WyPrint

    The acquisition completed on 1 August for an undisclosed sum for the Ossett, West Yorkshire-based family-owned printer that was formed in 1831. It is one of a multitude of acquisitions that the group has...


  • Ronset hires an apprentice
    Ronset hires an apprentice

    Warren Thomas started with Ronset for a two-week work experience in July and is now three weeks into his new role as print apprentice.   Ronset commercial director Chris Durham said the company had...


  • Clyde Paper & Print becomes Living Wage Foundation...
    Clyde Paper & Print becomes Living Wage Foundation employer

    All staff over the age of 18, whether full-or part-time, will be paid a minimum wage of £8.45 an hour in Glasgow and £9.75 in London. The government's current minimum wage legislation requires companies...


  • Entrepreneurial spirit down in devolved nations
    Entrepreneurial spirit down in devolved nations

    Research carried out by London-based accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young into business incorporation for year end December 2015 found 18 of the 20 lowest areas for business births - the number of new businesses...


  • HH Global growth continues in Q1
    HH Global growth continues in Q1

    The company achieved Q1 revenue of £73m, up 22.7% compared with the £59.5m recorded in the same period last year. The firm?s gross profit in the period was £19m, or 23.1% of gross revenue, a 34.4%...


  • Kodak Q2 revenue down
    Kodak Q2 revenue down

    In its Q2 results for the year to 30 June 2017, the group recorded an overall sales decline of 10% on the same period last year, from $423m (£326m) to $381m, while net profit fell from $8m to $4m.  ...


  • A tale of rogue apostrophes undermines Irish...
    A tale of rogue apostrophes undermines Irish council's expectations

    Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council was attempting to advertise a free performance of a dramatisation of the Dickens classic, which took place on 21 July at Solitude Park in Banbridge, but the promotional...


  • Fujifilm launches entry-level Acuity
    Fujifilm launches entry-level Acuity

    The latest addition to the series, which was first introduced in 2007, was officially launched last week. According to Fujifilm?s sign and display segment manager Tudor Morgan, its development follows...


  • Record turnout expected as Fespa Eurasia turns five
    Record turnout expected as Fespa Eurasia turns five

    The show, which is held at the CNR Expo, Istanbul and mainly attracts visitors from Turkey and countries in the surrounding area, is this year taking place from 7 to 10 December. 90 exhibitors have...


  • Gallus to show new Labelmaster at Labelexpo
    Gallus to show new Labelmaster at Labelexpo

    The final development phase of the Labelmaster Advanced ended at the Gallus production site in St Gallen, Switzerland in spring and it will be given its first official showing at the expo taking place...


  • UK Versant first for KJS
    UK Versant first for KJS

    The direct mail and marketing company invested £235,000 in the Versant, along with a Xerox Nuvera 157 and a Prism guillotine, which is slated for arrival next month. The Versant was installed in KJS?...


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