2016 and all that... January

Nick Mansley
Monday, December 26, 2016

No guesses as to which story dominated the news in 2016, the 20 most read stories on printweek.com for 2016 are all about Polestar. Nevertheless there was plenty else going on, not least of all Drupa...

Graphica Display became the first UK business to install an Agfa Jeti Mira UV-inkjet flatbed printer... Delta Print and Packaging chairman Terry Cross was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for services to the economy and voluntary service... GI Solutions restructured its business and senior management... IST (UK) launched a service retrofitting UV drying technology for presses... Jaymar Packaging became the first UK customer later in the month... Smith & Ouzman was fined £2.2m for making corrupt payments to secure print contracts in Africa... Flint Group announced it was planning to close its Dundee plant and move all manufacturing to the US... PSC Systems was sold in pre-pack deal following contract losses and legal dispute... GT4 Group, owner of Glasgow-based labels and packaging printer Gavin Watson, acquired label manufacturer TPL Labels... McAllister Litho switched from Heidelberg to Komori in a £3m investment in new presses, pre-press and MIS upgrade... Firstan Quality Packaging invested £6m in two Komori 18,000sph Lithrone presses... Windles Group consolidated its plants into one building as part of a £5m investment... The Insolvency Service took action against serial print disaster area Kevin Dunstall over “unexplained payments”... Print manager Hague acquired SR Print Management... EFI reported record fourth-quarter sales of $257m (£180m), an increase of 22% on Q4 2014 revenue of $211.1m, leading to an annual sales rise of 12%... Steven Whitford, founder of family-run Plymouth print and direct mail firm Pepper, died aged 65... Northern Flags re-established its UK print and finishing operation in Leeds after eight years... Xerox confirmed plans to split into two businesses... 127-year-old Duffield Printers in Leeds closed down after being devastated by flooding...

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