It began life as a catalogue, survived the dotcom boom - and bust - and went on to become the world's biggest web-to-print business. Jo Francis talks to Vistaprint founder and chief executive Robert Keane about 'productising' print, his dream piece o...
Bob Jenkins suddenly realised his head felt hot. Unusually hot. "It was not," he says "the sort of feeling you get with a normal headache. It was like imagining a saucepan full of simmering water, with a broken egg in it. The egg was my brain."
For some it might seem the most disastrous start to a CEO-ship possible. Day one and the new head of a large financial services company, let's call them CEO X, calls a board meeting and addresses, as one of their first priorities, the issue of who is...
Manual proofing has proved a crucial component in Pixartprinting's web-to-print success
Would you rather print products that you can charge a few pence for, or products you can charge a few pounds for? Not, most printers would agree, the toughest of questions. Which is why, spurred on by the advent of digital kit that can print all kind...
For many printers back in 2009, the North just wasn't the place to be. Nothing to do with the weather, the funny accent or southern printers' fear of being drunk under the table by their hardier northern counterparts, rather many just weren't convinc...
Our essential stand-by-stand guide of who's showing what at the Harrogate International Centre in May
It was yet another weighty document relating to Kodak's Chapter 11 process, but among the hundreds of filings, this was the most significant to date.
Sales of printed books are down again, says the Publishers Association (PA), unveiling new figures that suggest even more shades of grey than the fifty that recently propelled sales of both the printed and digital word.
Judging by the amount of mergers and acquisitions across the print and packaging industries over the past 18 months, we appear to be hitting a peak in M&A activity for the sector.
If government plans are realised, paper travel tickets will disappear, but this is not necessarily bad news for printers.
There's a revolution going on in the land of print, and it involves no ink on paper at all. Despite a slow start, the printing industry is now embracing social media with gusto, especially when it comes to buying and selling kit.
Comment and Opinion
It is no secret that inkjet will be big at Drupa 2012 and the most likely label for the 2012 iteration of the world's largest graphic arts trade show will be 'Inkjet Drupa' (again). It's too early, though, to count out toner-based technology and apar...
With less than 50 days to go until Drupa 2012, the four-year buzz is building to fever pitch. The launch announcements have been coming thick and fast and we have seen the likes of Esko, HP, Kodak and Xeikon all set out their Drupa stalls.
After seven years, my time on PrintWeek has come to an end. While I would never claim to have ink in my veins, I will always feel that I am part of this industry and so before I move on I would like to offer this, my 'reflections of a closet printer'...
Welcome to our inaugural Digital packaging report. There's little doubt that the packaging sector has been remarkably - albeit perhaps unsurprisingly - resilient to the economic downturn.
It has long been recognised that trees are an environmental 'good'. They act as a carbon capture and storage system and the expansion of forestry in Europe has led to many more trees being planted than harvested. By signing up to one of two chains of...
Recruitment is a little like public speaking, insofar as the people who genuinely enjoy it, generally seem to get the most out of it.
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