300 jobs at risk as Hallmark UK outsources production

Greetings card giant Hallmark UK has announced that it is to outsource its printing and manufacturing operations, currently based in Dawson Lane, Bradford, with the potential loss of up to 300 jobs.

Q&A: Andrew Barnes, managing director, Multiflow Print

“Gentleman in print” Andrew Barnes has been in the industry for 28 years, and his career at Bicester’s Multiflow Print began in 1989 as production manager. After inexplicably omitting this bastion of...

New year predictions: Kathy Woodward, BPIF

BPIF chief executive Kathy Woodward says 2014 must be a time for printers to promote innovation in the industry and work on adding value.

Sturdy Labels invests in eight-colour Edale FL-3 press

Sturdy Labels has invested around £600,000 in an eight-colour UV dual servo FL-3 flexo press from Edale and associated pre-press equipment.

APS Group earns KBA award

APS Group has been awarded the KBA (UK) 1814 Production Excellence Award, following its installation, six weeks ago, of a KBA Rapida 106 10-colour long perfecting press.

Favini zaps counterfeiters with new range of security products

Favini has launched a range of papers designed to protect products from counterfeiting by adding security elements within the packaging or labeling to ensure the product’s authenticity.

Berforts BT&D 'best ever' book wins award

One of the UK’s largest independent book printing companies, Berforts Butler Tanner & Dennis, won the best British book award at the recent British Book Design and Production Awards.

Laser-cut cover forms typography tribute

German graphic magazine Novum used a range of techniques including laser die-cutting and foil laminating to create a cover that was "a tribute to typography" for its latest issue.

Dscoop premieres university initiative at EMEA event with live streaming

Dscoop, the 8,000-strong HP graphic arts user cooperative, has launched the Dscoop University with live-streaming of some of the sessions from this week's EMEA annual conference in Rome.

Print industry less likely to take on apprentices

Almost 70% of printers responding to a recent survey said they did not offer apprenticeships compared to an average of 54% from other sectors.