Print Week


European Sign Expo set for largest event to date

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:59:07 +0000



European Sign Expo set for largest event to date

Due to take place alongside Fespa at Messe Berlin from 15 to 18 May, the event has seen record exhibitor demand to participate, with a 42% increase in exhibitor numbers and a 58% increase in stand space...

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WPAPS bought in pre-pack administration

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:04:00 +0000



WPAPS bought in pre-pack administration

Alexander Kinninmonth of RSM and Richard Brewer of RSM Restructuring Advisory were appointed as administrators of Andover-based WPAPS by the company’s directors on 23 March. On the same day, King's...

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Grafenia issues new shares to boost M&A plans

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:40:32 +0000



Grafenia issues new shares to boost M&A plans

The PLC, which is listed on the AIM market, has announced that it has conditionally raised £3.5m via a placing of 29,258,331 new shares at 12p. The shares have been placed with existing and fresh investors...

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World Wrap Masters returns for Fespa 2018

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:40:18 +0000



World Wrap Masters returns for Fespa 2018

Fespa events manager Michela Marcantonio said: “This is one of the show's highlights – the wrapping community is exciting, colourful and passionate about what they do. “And this year we have 40 competitors...

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McGowans poised to ramp up Nozomi output

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:13:00 +0000



McGowans poised to ramp up Nozomi output

The firm installed the Nozomi in an additional unit at its Dublin site last year, becoming the world's first user of the device in the point-of-sale and display market. The huge Nozomi, which is 37...

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MBO team targets growth as XIC founder steps aside

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:01:04 +0000



MBO team targets growth as XIC founder steps aside

The MBO at the Aberdeen-based creative printer was completed in January. Following the deal, Alexander became managing director and Jason Moir, his partner in the MBO, became business development director....

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HNS Signs up for sale

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:52:03 +0000



HNS Signs up for sale

Henry has extended an open invitation for interested parties to get in touch with offers for the £300,000-turnover Birmingham signage company. HNS is already in talks with a number of potential buyers....

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XDP moves to Canon as part of £175,000 kit spend

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:59:50 +0000



XDP moves to Canon as part of £175,000 kit spend

The Christchurch, Dorset-based business took delivery of a Canon Océ VarioPrint 6250 Ultra+ last week to replace two rival machines. A Canon imagePress C750 with the new oversized POD Deck Lite XL-A1...

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Leach acquired by French group Chargeurs

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:51:55 +0000



Leach acquired by French group Chargeurs

Bradley, West Yorkshire-based Leach predominantly serves clients in the retail and exhibitions sectors as well as museums. Chargeurs head of financial communications Pauline Bayec said the acquisition...

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SP Group gains new kit, loses night shift

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:30:00 +0000



SP Group gains new kit, loses night shift

SelmerBridge acquired Service Graphics, SP Group and field marketing sister companies Tactical Solutions and Flare at the beginning of March for £6m, and clearly stated that changes would be necessary...

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Centenarian Elpeeko goes into liquidation

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:12:03 +0000



Centenarian Elpeeko goes into liquidation

The directors, and formerly minority shareholders, Clare Griffiths, Gary Spittlehouse and David Swaine bought former managing director Steve Turner’s 65% stake in the business ahead of his retirement last...

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Keyboard invests in HP and Zünd wide-format kit

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:08:00 +0000



Keyboard invests in HP and Zünd wide-format kit

Swanley, Kent-based Keyboard works on an average of 20 consumer and trade shows a year – generally producing all the printed displays and signage for an entire show. Previously running two HP Latex...

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Potential new scam targets printers

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:06:00 +0000



Potential new scam targets printers

John Sinnott, managing director of Bellingham, South London-based MTA Digital, told PrintWeek he was contacted via email by a "Paul Fisher", purporting to be from St James's Church in Piccadilly in the...

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CMYUK named as sole UK vendor of Vutek FabriVu

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:07:45 +0000



CMYUK named as sole UK vendor of Vutek FabriVu

Shrewsbury-based wide-format distributor CMYUK has been selling EFI Vutek machines for the past 14 years, with UK exclusivity since the collapse of Robert Horne and Paperlinx in 2015. The new deal for...

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Fespa Awards shortlist boasts strong UK crop

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:49:54 +0000



Fespa Awards shortlist boasts strong UK crop

A total of 13 entrants from the UK and Ireland were selected across 14 categories by the awards’ judging panel, and make up 18 nominations out of a total shortlist of 68 entries. Coinciding with the...

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TrueVis install wins Tesco contract for Bow

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:00:26 +0000



TrueVis install wins Tesco contract for Bow

Founded in September last year by graphic designer Matthew Anderson, Bow is a Swansea-based firm with three members of staff. Acquiring assets from a print company moving out of the signage industry, including...

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McGowans bolsters operations with new Durst installs

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:42:43 +0000



McGowans bolsters operations with new Durst installs

The investment, worth around €850,000 (£756,000), will upgrade and strengthen the firm's offering on both sides of the Irish border. At the Dublin headquarters, a new Rho 512R Plus – launched at Fespa...

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New owner of SP and Service Graphics outlines plans

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:51:57 +0000



New owner of SP and Service Graphics outlines plans

St Ives sold the businesses for £6m in cash to SelmerBridge, an acquisition vehicle set up by French investor Landry Kouakou.   Kouakou has tasked business adviser and consultant Declan Salter...

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Graphic Station goes into liquidation

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:50:38 +0000



Graphic Station goes into liquidation

The company ceased trading on 22 December. A complete shutdown came into effect immediately and the firm’s three remaining staff at the time of closure were made redundant. Dominik Thiel Czerwinke and Lloyd Biscoe of Begbies...

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St Ives sells wide-format wing for £6m

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:22:23 +0000



St Ives sells wide-format wing for £6m

It is now almost a year since St Ives announced a strategic review of its 'legacy' printing businesses. This morning the group confirmed that it had sold wide-format printing operations SP Group in Redditch...

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Print-Leeds signs five-year deal with Agfa

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 13:08:09 +0000



Print-Leeds signs five-year deal with Agfa

The kit was installed at the wet-glue label, digital POS and litho UV plastics printer’s new 2,800sqm Bramley premises last month. It formed part of a £5m investment programme, which also saw the firm...

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