Author Archives: Jo Francis


GDPR opportunity knocks

By Jo Francis May 25, 2018 - 11:00 // Comments

Jo Francis sees opportunities aplenty for print amid the scramble for GDPR compliance.


Print needs positive owners

By Jo Francis May 09, 2018 - 10:00 // Comments

Jo Francis reflects on the end of an era as St Ives exits print.


Gender pay gap report: 'could do better'

By Jo Francis April 25, 2018 - 12:44 // Comments

The new reporting requirements have shone a light on an uncomfortable truth for the printing industry overall.


Passport row rumbles on

By Jo Francis April 04, 2018 - 11:42 // Comments

Jo Francis wonders whether the ongoing row over the UK passport printing contract is a fine example of free trade, or an egg-on-face decision for the government and its supposed industrial strategy.


Sad story at Stones

By Jo Francis March 16, 2018 - 13:22 // Comments

Jo Francis observes that optimism is not enough. Today's printing industry requires astute business people running the show.


Above and beyond

By Jo Francis March 02, 2018 - 13:00 // Comments

Jo Francis takes off her mittens to salute the efforts of printers striving to keep going amid snow chaos, and hopes customers will be suitably appreciative - and understanding.


For the want of a paper bag

By Jo Francis January 12, 2018 - 12:46 // Comments

Jo Francis is frustrated that many retailers are not offering an obvious alternative to single-use plastic bags.


Here's to a can-do kind of year

By Jo Francis January 04, 2018 - 12:53 // Comments

Jo Francis is boosted by the power of a positive attitude.


Christmas cards: reassuringly expensive

By Jo Francis December 21, 2017 - 11:59 // Comments

Less can be more when it comes to the print spend of sought-after millennials.


PrintWeek opens doors!

By Jo Francis December 15, 2017 - 12:55 // Comments

Let it blow - Jo Francis has a brass instrument in mind as she contemplates the power of... PrintWeek.

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