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New Fespa Awards categories to celebrate emerging applications

Fespa has added five new categories to its awards programme for the 2020 expo. VGL took home the best in show prize at the Fespa Awards 2019 The headline addition centres on Fespa’s Printeriors strand for printed decor. It will be awarded across five sub-categories: public spaces, hotels and restaurants, events and pop-up [...]

By |2019-07-14T18:16:46+00:00July 14th, 2019|RSS News|0 Comments

Major print buyer adopts new hybrid gravure paper

A new hybrid paper suitable for gravure or heatset web offset printing is now available thanks to a collaboration between Craft Worldwide, papermaker Leipa and printer Prinovis. New hybrid paper is made on Leipa's PM 4 line in Germany Production network Craft Worldwide is part of advertising agency giant McCann Worldgroup. Production [...]

By |2019-07-11T00:14:56+00:00July 11th, 2019|RSS News|0 Comments

City Images takes on It Has To Be Brilliant

City Images has acquired fellow London printer It Has To Be Brilliant (IHTBB) as it looks to drive growth through the synergies created by the merger. Tabelin: this enables each of us to provide strengths for the other With the deal having completed on 6 June, the two businesses have already reshuffled some [...]

By |2019-07-07T06:11:16+00:00July 7th, 2019|RSS News|0 Comments

Baker Labels adds value with new Ricoh

Baker Labels has enhanced its service offering after investing £70,000 in a Ricoh Pro C7200x. Baker: "This helps to complement our offerings" Installed around three months ago, the additional machine has joined the company’s Print Bureau at its trade label printing factory in Brentwood, Essex, alongside two Ricoh Pro C5100s, Roland DG wide-format [...]

By |2019-07-03T12:08:21+00:00July 3rd, 2019|RSS News|0 Comments

Grafitec installs folder for Glastonbury Festival

Grafitec has installed a Stahl T52-4X folder at Glastonbury Festival to assist with the production of the music event's on-site newspaper. The Stahl T52-4X was installed at Glastonbury’s print shop Engineers from the Wakefield-based used kit reseller installed the rebuilt 1990 Heidelberg machine on Monday (24 June).“The organisers contacted us and wanted to [...]

By |2019-06-29T18:05:24+00:00June 29th, 2019|RSS News|0 Comments

Signs point to optimism in sector report

According to a new report, the UK signage sector is in rude health, with most firms optimistic about the future despite economic uncertainty. Signs Express' Joshi: business leaders from a "diverse range of backgrounds that made me feel confident coming into the signage sector" Sign sector body ISA-UK has published a report based [...]

By |2019-06-26T00:03:21+00:00June 26th, 2019|RSS News|0 Comments

Scheufelen understood to be winding up

Insolvent German paper mill Scheufelen is being wound up, according to German media reports. Scheufelen operates from a base in Lenningen The Lenningen-based company filed for insolvency in February, seven months after it was resurrected as Scheufelen GmbH after securing investment from Berlin-based Green Growth Fund 2/Wermuth Asset Management, Hamburg-based Nordia Invest and Scheufelen Equity [...]

By |2019-06-22T06:00:15+00:00June 22nd, 2019|RSS News|0 Comments

Expoganza returns to Manchester | PrintWeek

A series of events aimed at printers and other graphic professionals looking to grow and futureproof their businesses will return to Manchester next week. Gunning: "It’s an intimate, informal and relaxed environment" Described as “a drop-in, come-and-go-as-you-like affair”, Expoganza Manchester will be held at the new 650sqm Nettl of Deansgate pop-up store from [...]

By |2019-06-18T11:52:40+00:00June 18th, 2019|RSS News|0 Comments

Elephant enhances lamination with D&K purchase

Sussex-based digital printer Elephant Print & Display has taken on a D&K Neptune laminator with foiling unit to boost its efficiency and capabilities. Elephant production operator Alex Crook with the new D&K Neptune laminator Supplied by finishing equipment vendor Ashgrove Trading, the circa £17,000 device was installed last month and has replaced a [...]

By |2019-06-14T17:46:47+00:00June 14th, 2019|RSS News|0 Comments

PressOn supports Harrods and NSPCC charity pop-up

Large-format specialist PressOn worked with Harrods to launch Fashion Re-Told, a luxurious pop-up charity store that was set up to raise funds for the NSPCC. Fashion Re-Told was set up to raise funds for the NSPCC The company provided branding for two floors, equating to 218sqm of retail space in a bespoke English [...]

By |2019-06-10T23:36:27+00:00June 10th, 2019|RSS News|0 Comments