GEW’s headquarters and production facility in Crawley, West Sussex

Lighting the way

We’ve built up quite a library of Best of British stories now, but Crawley- based UV lamp maker GEW (EC) might just claim the title of ‘most British’ to date.

Making connections: assessing the UK’s MIS landscape

Management information systems or MIS, is a fairly loose and fluid group of computerised financial, production and sales support tools.

Star product: Inkcups Helix One

A dedicated DTO option for parallel and tapered cylinders.

Star product: Fujifilm Revoria PC1120

Fujifilm’s new flagship dry-toner press is now available in the UK and offers customers access to new applications and substrates, an expanded gamut and improved throughput performance.

Time-saver: Trotec Q500 has enabled Minuteman Press Bath to bring laser-cutting jobs in-house

Me & My: Trotec Laser Q500

Attending a print trade show can be a daunting experience. Vast halls are packed to the rafters with shiny bits of new-fangled equipment, and lots of sales people are on hand to give you the spiel...

McNally: “The quality of it is really impressive and the speed is impressive”

Me & My: Mimaki UJF-6042 MkII e

Thanks to a relatively modest investment, this manufacturer has slashed sample delivery times for potential customers.

Overmatter: miniature marvels

What have we here? Teeny tiny replicas of 8in floppy discs and a 1:12 scale model of an Epson RF 80 FT dot matrix printer, complete with punched computer paper. Remember them?

Webster: Dairy Milk fan

Q&A: Graham Webster Business development executive, Tradeprint

Graham has worked at Tradeprint for five years, and also plays part-time professional football for Montrose FC.

60 seconds with: King Print 

In a coronation year, what better than to feature King Print of Kingsbridge? The firm started life in 1992 as a print and copy shop “with the first colour copier in town”, and the following year added...

Patel: targeting traffic lights

Rising star: Jay Patel Senior digital press operator, Micropress 

Jay is 26 and started out as an apprentice at Micropress Printers in Reydon, Suffolk in September 2020.