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Kodak pension scheme heading towards PPF

Kodak’s former pension scheme could become the latest industry scheme to end up in the Pension Protection Fund, and the Kodak Alaris business could be sold as a result. Kodak Alaris: includes Kodak Moments and retail kiosk business The scheme was separated from Kodak as part of the group’s exit from Chapter 11 [...]

By |2018-09-20T10:03:30-06:00September 20th, 2018|RSS News|0 Comments

Unite calls off strike action at Communisis Crewe

Strike action at the Communisis cheque printing operation in Crewe has been called off after Unite members and management settled a dispute over pay. Communisis offered a higher pay rise rate of 9% over three years Workers initially voted in favour of strike action in August after rejecting an offer of an 8% [...]

By |2018-09-20T08:22:18-06:00September 20th, 2018|RSS News|0 Comments

Indigo stalwart Vale Labels takes UK’s first 6900

Vale Labels has seen productivity jump following the installation of the UK's first HP Indigo 6900. Riches (r): "The 6900 increased our capacity overnight and it has given us the room to grow" The 6900 is the Wellington-based label specialist's fourth Indigo press. It installed its first, a WS2000 web press, in the [...]

By |2018-09-20T06:26:03-06:00September 20th, 2018|RSS News|0 Comments

James Cropper warns on profits

Cumbrian papermaker James Cropper has warned that the net impact of the sustained current high pulp price is expected to hit its pre-tax profits for the current year by £2m more than initially anticipated. James Cropper is seeking to recover margin through calibrated price increases In a trading update released yesterday afternoon (18 [...]

By |2018-09-19T09:22:30-06:00September 19th, 2018|RSS News|0 Comments

Colleagues mourn Nick Finegold | PrintWeek

Industry friends and colleagues are mourning Nick Finegold, who died last week at the age of 50. Finegold had worked in repro and pre-media for 25 years His colleagues at London pre-media specialist Zebra said they were devastated at his loss.Zebra sales director Richard Gambling said: “Nick joined us a year ago and [...]

By |2018-09-19T08:06:27-06:00September 19th, 2018|RSS News|0 Comments

Antalis reveals Review winners | PrintWeek

Antalis has announced the winners of its 2018 Review awards, with six printers picking up trophies. The Review: design and print winners lauded The awards ceremony was held last night (18 September) at central London venue Circus, with circus-themed entertainment to mark the event’s 27th year.This year the awards were split into six [...]

By |2018-09-19T07:31:19-06:00September 19th, 2018|RSS News|0 Comments

PAMCo: media brands benefit from print legacy

Media brands that were established before the advent of the internet have maintained the trust of consumers at the highest levels, according to the latest report from PAMCo. Established media brands inspire greater trust in consumers, according to PAMCo PAMCo (the Published Audience Measurement Company) published its latest round of results yesterday (17 [...]

By |2018-09-19T06:20:46-06:00September 19th, 2018|RSS News|0 Comments

PP Direct relocates, plans to set up new services

Production Print (PP) Direct has relocated to Vision Park, a high-spec business space in Lancashire. Ashforth: "SMEs are divesting from litho and we want to exploit that" The digital print equipment supplier spent around £50,000 moving from its previous base in Haslingden to the Burnley site, and is now preparing to launch an office [...]

By |2018-09-18T10:33:29-06:00September 18th, 2018|RSS News|0 Comments

Awesome Merchandise raises more than £690k

Awesome Merchandise’s crowdfunding campaign has resulted in the business raising nearly twice as much money as its initial target. Awesome Merchandise management team: ambitious expansion plans The Leeds merchandising print specialist has expanded its offering into the US via a new production site in Austin, Texas, and launched a £350,000 crowdfunder via the [...]

By |2018-09-18T08:47:17-06:00September 18th, 2018|RSS News|0 Comments

Label Makers to stick with Durst after lucrative beta

The Label Makers (Labmak) is considering taking on a second Durst Tau 330 RSC after concluding a successful beta test period on its first. Webster (second right): "Durst knew we would push the machine to produce things even they did not think were possible" Having already been running two Tau 330s onsite, Bradford-based [...]

By |2018-09-18T07:30:32-06:00September 18th, 2018|RSS News|0 Comments