March's most read

Last month’s listicle brightened with a few rays of sunshine

Printweek's top 10 stories alone generated more than 39,000 clicks
York Media took two slots in March's listicle

While March may have been on the damp side weatherwise, there were smatterings of sunshine in Printweek’s ranking of our most read stories. Chief among them were a brace of high-profile start-ups and, of course, the unveiling of the 2024 Printweek Award winners.

1 Exclusive: York Media brings mega-web to UK with fresh start-up 3,034 clicks
Linda Boyes has sensationally returned to the UK web offset market with a multimillion pound deal to reprise ‘hanger one’ at the former York Mailing site through her new venture York Media – with the start-up helmed by Mike Newbould Junior who is poised to oversee the installation of a highly-specified web press.

2 PCP up for sale 2,787 clicks
More change is on the way in UK web offset with confirmation that Precision Colour Printing (PCP) has been put up for sale, and with several interested parties understood to be in the frame.

3 2024 Printweek Awards winners revealed 2,698 clicks
The brightest stars in the galaxy of print were celebrated in style last night at the UK’s flagship awards scheme, where Solopress was crowned Printweek’s Company of the Year.

4 Severn Print shortfall revealed 1,496 clicks
Administrators of shuttered digital printer Severn Print have revealed the firm had an estimated deficiency of £3.5m when it entered administration.

5 DS Smith to close Louth site 1,454 clicks
DS Smith is set to close its site in Louth, Lincolnshire, with 70 jobs understood to be affected.

6 OOH specialist reprises Gardners site 1,451 clicks
The former Gardners operation in Cardiff has been resurrected under new owners.

7 Linda Boyes parts company with Mike Newbould 1,445 clicks
York Media boss Linda Boyes has dispensed with the services of Mike Newbould Junior at her new web offset start-up venture.

8 Supplies from Finnish paper mills hit by strike 1,419 clicks
Deliveries from Finnish paper mills are being impacted by a fortnight-long strike that is hitting operations at the country’s ports and freight network.

9 German gravure printer bankrupt 1,407 clicks
The European gravure printing market has been dealt a further blow after Germany’s Tiefdruck Schwann-Bagel (TSB) filed for insolvency just five months after being acquired by another continental group.

10 Delta Group signs for world's first Agfa SpeedSet 1,085 clicks
The Delta Group is poised to install the world’s first Agfa SpeedSet Orca single-pass B1 inkjet press.