Print Week


Collins moves to Josero

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:56:00 +0000



Collins moves to Josero

Formerly Agfa UK/Eire product marketing and channel manager, Collins will head up the Swavesey, Cambridge-based business's new equipment sales of Agfa and Mimaki machines, promotional activity and be responsible...

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Fespa introduces colour management feature for 2019

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:45:04 +0000



Fespa introduces colour management feature for 2019

The new feature, Colour L*A*B*, has been designed to help visitors to improve the colour management practices in their print businesses. It will offer a structured end-to-end overview of all individual...

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CSM Live buys former Service Graphics kit

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:05:00 +0000



CSM Live buys former Service Graphics kit

CSM Live has also taken on a short-term licence to occupy the site while it decides how to integrate the equipment into its existing setup. The firm is headquartered in Sidcup which is also the location...

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Sherwin Rivers turns 50

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 13:00:15 +0000



Sherwin Rivers turns 50

The Stoke-on-Trent-based business marked exactly half a century since it first opened its doors yesterday (4 February). It was established in 1969 by Alan Stanley and Arthur Rivers, who had previously...

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EFI reports first billion-dollar year

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:51:49 +0000



EFI reports first billion-dollar year

Year-on-year, the manufacturer reported a 5% decline in revenue for Q4 from its record 2017 closing quarter. The final stretch of 2018 brought in $257m (£196m), which met the upper limits of EFI’s own...

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Printster launches personalised Valentine’s wrap

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 13:02:00 +0000



Printster launches personalised Valentine’s wrap

The 10-staff Bristol-based firm, which was established in 2006, already produces personalised wrapping paper in hundreds of designs, but said its latest offering, In Your Face, is its “most fun and outrageous...

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Icon goes for Rho with UK-first LED install

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 13:11:27 +0000



Icon goes for Rho with UK-first LED install

The printer, the new LED configuration of the Rho 512R, was installed at the beginning of December and replaces an eight-year-old EFI Vutek GS at Icon’s Milton Keynes headquarters. It will be used...

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Industry rallies around ex-Service Graphics staff

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 13:11:13 +0000



Industry rallies around ex-Service Graphics staff

While Paragon Group acquired the company’s Skelmersdale and Glasgow operations in a pre-pack deal concluded last Friday (18 January), a spokesman for the administrator Duff & Phelps told PrintWeek yesterday...

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Manchester Printers boosts growth with BBF buy

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:55:42 +0000



Manchester Printers boosts growth with BBF buy

Based in Trafford Park, Manchester Printers completed its purchase of BBF on 14 December after being approached last month by then-owner Melissa Chaaya. Chaaya inherited the business from her father-in-law...

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New EFI CEO takes to the stage at 20th Connect

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:55:00 +0000



New EFI CEO takes to the stage at 20th Connect

Muir replaced long standing CEO Guy Gecht last October, and was speaking on the eve of his 100th day in the role. He quipped that after 100 days he “would have to take responsibility for everything...

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Service Graphics: Paragon buys two sites

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 09:10:00 +0000



Service Graphics: Paragon buys two sites

Administrators Allan Graham and Matt Ingram of Duff & Phelps were appointed on Friday (18 January) and the deal was concluded the same afternoon. Paragon has bought the Service Graphics name, and the...

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MagnaColours unveils new sustainability initiative

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:10:06 +0000



MagnaColours unveils new sustainability initiative

A corporate sustainability partnership between Magna and ocean conservation charity Just One Ocean, the Barnsley-based business said the new initiative highlights its commitment to sustainability and the...

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Boss Direct and Browns CTP link up in double M&A

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:07:00 +0000



Boss Direct and Browns CTP link up in double M&A

Tim Guest, managing director of Guest, already owned Boss Direct separately from his investment company. In a deal completed with assistance from Cowgills chartered accountants for a total of £5.5m in...

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EFI results hit by tough economic conditions

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:19:06 +0000



EFI results hit by tough economic conditions

In its preliminary financial results for the three months ended 31 December 2018, released yesterday evening (15 January), the manufacturer said it is expecting its revenues for the period to come in between...

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Buyer sought for Service Graphics

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:05:00 +0000



Buyer sought for Service Graphics

Advisory firm Duff & Phelps circulated a business opportunity memorandum last week, with the deadline for receipt of offers set as close of business yesterday (14 January). The memo stated: “The purchaser...

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CMYUK to build textiles development wing

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:03:38 +0000



CMYUK to build textiles development wing

The wide-format distributor will expand the floorspace of its Shrewsbury base by an additional 50% to make room for the facility. It will be used as a demo centre for its expanding textile machinery portfolio,...

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Pelican broadens horizons with new Kongsberg cutter

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 13:12:10 +0000



Pelican broadens horizons with new Kongsberg cutter

Delivered in November, the machine is an expansion to the Aylesbury commercial outfit’s kit line-up enabling it to move away from hand finishing and expand its offering. The X24 is fitted with a multi-cut...

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Xaar Q4 trading below expectations

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 13:11:11 +0000



Xaar Q4 trading below expectations

In a trading update released last Friday (28 December), the business said that while it has made “good progress” in developing potential future revenue streams through partnerships with a number of OEMs...

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CMYUK takes on first digital textile manager

Wed, 02 Jan 2019 13:08:25 +0000



CMYUK takes on first digital textile manager

Brett Platt, who started in the newly created role today (2 January), has joined the company from Mimaki distributor Hybrid Services, where he worked as textile product manager since 2017. Based at...

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New year predictions: Dean Williams, Simpson Group

Tue, 25 Dec 2018 10:00:00 +0000



New year predictions: Dean Williams, Simpson Group

What’s at the top of your Christmas wish list this year? Another Onset X3 would be on the top of my list - we’ve been able to increase efficiency and the quality of the work produced is second to none!...

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Allen Signs wraps up successful fundraising year

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:02:32 +0000



Allen Signs wraps up successful fundraising year

The company teamed up with the Waterside Shopping Centre in Lincoln after it invited St Barnabas to raise money for its cause by wrapping shoppers’ presents in return for a donation. Three different...

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PressOn invests again in HP Latex

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:02:22 +0000



PressOn invests again in HP Latex

The 180sqm/hr 3.2m-wide machine, which was launched at Fespa 2017, was installed at the Chatham, Kent-based firm’s 930sqm premises in September. Supplied by reseller Papergraphics, it has joined an existing...

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Heimtextil 2019 to host launches and more

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:24:33 +0000



Heimtextil 2019 to host launches and more

Taking place at Messe Frankfurt, Germany from 8-11 January, organisers said this year’s show has been repositioned to enable group themes and product segments to better suit target groups. “In this...

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New MD at Service Graphics

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:14:00 +0000



New MD at Service Graphics

The large-format graphics specialist has also decided to phase out the ‘SG’ branding that was implemented by its former owner St Ives, and has reverted to the original Service Graphics name. “We wanted...

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VLS drives forward with second SureColor

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:27:18 +0000



VLS drives forward with second SureColor

Delivered in October, the machine was part-exchanged for an HP Latex 360 and was chosen due to the performance of Hull-based VLS’ first SC-S80600, which was installed in summer 2017. It will be used...

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