Departures dominate September’s most-read stories

While the passing of Heidelberg's Mark Singer, Xerox’s Drupa withdrawal, and The National Trust offshoring its Handbook were the top stories, the month featured its fair share of good news too.

1 Tributes paid to Heidelberg's Mark Singer 4,560 clicks
Tributes have poured in for long-standing Heidelberg area sales manager Mark Singer, who has died suddenly aged 57.

2 Xerox decides to not exhibit at Drupa 4,543 clicks
A reshuffle of one of Drupa 2024’s new ‘digital’ halls could be imminent as space that had last week been allocated to Xerox is now showing as grey – or currently unallocated – after the manufacturer “decided to not exhibit” at the event.

3 Continental printer wins huge National Trust job 3,511 clicks
The National Trust’s Handbook will be printed outside the UK for the first time after Walstead Group lost the job following a tender process.

4 CWU weighs in on Ofcom review 3,259 clicks
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has called for postal workers to be involved in Ofcom’s fresh review of the universal postal service, which the union claimed was being “deliberately dismantled”.

5 Neal junior sets up first print business aged 14 2,531 clicks
A daughter, grand-daughter and great-granddaughter of printers has followed in her family’s footsteps, setting up her first print business, aged 14.

6 Freemans drops printed catalogue after 118 years 2,321 clicks
After 118 years and over a billion copies printed, online retailer Freemans has stopped presses on its store catalogue.

7 Sales boom at Ancient House 2,063 clicks
Sales at Ancient House Printing Group have increased by well over 20% for the second year running.

8 Data breach print supplier named 2,054 clicks
Stockport-based Digital ID has been named as the company at the centre of a cyber attack and data breach that potentially involves the details of thousands of Metropolitan Police staff.

9 Bishops commits further £3.4m to growth 1,863 clicks
Bishops Printers has invested a combined £3.4m into an HP Indigo 100k, brand-new Heidelberg XL 75 10-colour press, and Horizon perfect binder.

10 Paragon acquires specialist Canon wing 1,818 clicks
Paragon has further expanded its continental footprint with the acquisition of Canon’s Business Services subsidiary in France.