Print Week


Adapt opens new HP Latex R-Series showroom

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:57:03 +0000



Adapt opens new HP Latex R-Series showroom

The Manchester-based centre houses an R2000 as well as an application area. With an expansive range of materials in stock at Adapt, from boards and vinyls to roll media and inks, the company – which is...

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Showcard Print invests to double mounting capacity

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:13:54 +0000



Showcard Print invests to double mounting capacity

The 40-year-old Letchworth Garden City-based firm, which produces POS for the retail sector, installed its second 16.22 Lamina Blackline five years after booting up its first one, which remains at the...

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Fespa Eurasia gears up for sixth edition

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 13:10:15 +0000



Fespa Eurasia gears up for sixth edition

According to Fespa, visitor numbers have risen 25% since the first event in 2013, with last year's show attracting 8,761 visitors. Fespa group exhibition manager Michael Ryan said exhibitors at...

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The Sign Shed speeds turnarounds with new flatbed

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:04:15 +0000



The Sign Shed speeds turnarounds with new flatbed

The Leeds-based company installed the £50,000 machine in June and saw an immediate productivity boost. “It has speeded turnarounds and saved 75% on labour times, as we can print on more signs at the...

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Meteor Inkjet relocates to support growth

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 12:01:26 +0000



Meteor Inkjet relocates to support growth

The business, an independent supplier of electronics and software to drive industrial inkjet printheads, has seen its sales more than double in the past two years, with 98% being exported to 20 countries...

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CSL Digital to hold open house at new demo centre

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 11:46:05 +0000



CSL Digital to hold open house at new demo centre

The wide-format kit and consumables supplier will show a range of Roland DG print and cut technologies at the new demo centre for London and the South East at its showrooms in Marlow, Buckinghamshire....

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Talk Design & Print acquires Zest

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 12:23:52 +0000



Talk Design & Print acquires Zest

The Basingstoke-based design and print specialist finalised the deal to take over Eastbourne-based Zest last Wednesday (29 August). Nicky Peebles, who co-owns and manages Talk Design & Print alongside...

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ImageOn bolsters garment work with Mimaki buy

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 11:54:50 +0000



ImageOn bolsters garment work with Mimaki buy

Before this summer Neill Boatman, who founded ImageOn as a specialist garment embroidering and printing business in 2003, was a one-man band working from a cabin at home. But in October last year he teamed...

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Allen Signs boosts headcount with apprentice hire

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:15:49 +0000



Allen Signs boosts headcount with apprentice hire

The company, which has offices in Lincoln and Nottingham, signed the paperwork earlier this month to employ 18-year-old Chloe Wiggs on a 12-month apprenticeship with Grimsby Institute. Wiggs, who studied...

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Brett Martin sees the light with solar energy

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 12:03:11 +0000



Brett Martin sees the light with solar energy

The plastic sheet manufacturer also runs a wind turbine on its 50-acre site, which brought it to the attention of Lightsource BP, which leased nearby farmland in 2015 to host a solar panel array. Brett...

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Agfa revenue and profit fall continues in Q2

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 12:06:49 +0000



Agfa revenue and profit fall continues in Q2

The Belgian manufacturer recorded sales of €559m (£503m) in the second quarter, down 10% on Q2 2017, with first-half sales standing at €1.11bn, down 8.4% year-on-year. The company’s gross profit fell...

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Visual launches online promotional merchandise shop

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:22:38 +0000



Visual launches online promotional merchandise shop

Live on the company’s website from today (20 August), the Lincolnshire based firm’s new offering features items including drinkware, USBs, pens and mouse mats. The website enables users to upload artwork...

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Anapurna hybrid replaces three machines at PrintBig

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:58:00 +0000



Anapurna hybrid replaces three machines at PrintBig

The Headcorn, Ashford-based large-format printer took delivery of its new circa-£500,000 investment in July, powered by Agfa’s own Asanti workflow. It replaces three printers – a 2.6m-wide Mimaki flatbed,...

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Loop looks ahead with Mimaki UCJV installation

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 12:01:46 +0000



Loop looks ahead with Mimaki UCJV installation

The new Mimaki replaces an EFI Vutek QS2000 flatbed and was delivered to the Sheffield-based printer last month. It will also pick up some work from a Roland VersaCamm VS-420 solvent printer that will...

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SP Group ceases production, begins wind down

Fri, 03 Aug 2018 12:14:00 +0000



SP Group ceases production, begins wind down

The last of the work-in-progress at the Redditch point-of-sale printer was completed on Wednesday (1 August). The firm was placed into administration with Duff & Phelps by owners SelmerBridge on 24...

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EFI readies Nozomi-derivative textile printer

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 12:20:10 +0000



EFI readies Nozomi-derivative textile printer

Speaking as the firm announced its Q2 results, chief executive Guy Gecht said that the first product in a line of “Nozomi derivatives” should also be available at the end of the year. “We are pleased...

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New Arizona at Signs Now replaces 10-year-old model

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 11:58:53 +0000



New Arizona at Signs Now replaces 10-year-old model

The 3x2.5m flatbed was installed in May at the group’s Wolverhampton head office and replaces another Arizona, a 10-year-old 250 GT, which was half its size. The 1260 XT cost £180,000 and will carry...

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Exclusive: SP owner speaks out on administration

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 12:08:00 +0000



Exclusive: SP owner speaks out on administration

Landry Kouakou purchased the Redditch retail print specialist from St Ives through his SelmerBridge investment vehicle in March, as part of a £6m deal that included Service Graphics and Tactical Solutions....

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SP Group goes into administration

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:20:27 +0000



SP Group goes into administration

The Redditch-based point-of-sale specialist was acquired by investment company SelmerBridge in early March, in a £6m cash deal that included sister large-format exhibition and display graphic business...

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New senior management team at Leach

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 12:01:36 +0000



New senior management team at Leach

Great-grandson of company founder Arthur Holdsworth Leach, Richard Leach and his co-director Jim Parkin will move into advisory positions from now until May next year in order to ease the transition for...

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UYR adds hybrid Anapurna to large-format wing

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:09:00 +0000



UYR adds hybrid Anapurna to large-format wing

Installed in May, the hybrid printer joins two other Anapurnas – an M3200 roll-to-roll and an FB2540 fixed flatbed – to improve the speed and quality of the Pontefract-based print and design studio’s offering...

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Debenhams seeks buyer for print wing

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:10:42 +0000



Debenhams seeks buyer for print wing

The department store group issued its third profits warning this year last month, and said that it planned to carry out a strategic review of non-core assets. A Debenhams spokesperson told PrintWeek:...

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Europe's first Vutek HS125 F4 goes to FlyerAlarm

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:05:28 +0000



Europe's first Vutek HS125 F4 goes to FlyerAlarm

The new 3.2m-wide Vutek was first launched by EFI in February and can print on rigid and flexible materials up to 50.8mm thick. It has been drafted into the firm’s Würzburg premises in order to increase...

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