UK arm of Dutch firm eyes growth

CB Printforce brings in the Canons

CB Printforce, the UK arm of Dutch digital print-on-demand specialist Printforce, has installed a pair of Canon inkjet engines at its Biggleswade factory.

Hails price and performance

N3 Display Graphics expands with Titanium install

Wide-format print specialist N3 Display Graphics has taken on a Titanium 2516 with router to support its growth.

The revised qualification broadens the scope of knowledge required at level 3
Apprentice qualification updated

Updated Level 3 Print Technician Standard published

The latest version of the Level 3 Print Technician Standard for apprentices has been rubber-stamped by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE).

Massive scope for analogue to digital conversion

EFI lauds single-pass market position and future potential

EFI has laid down the gauntlet to emerging competitors in single-pass inkjet printing, where the firm lays claim to a market-leading position.

Saica Pack opens customer experience centre

Saica Pack has opened a new customer experience centre, offering clients the opportunity to develop new packaging in creative workshops.

'Back to basics' approach

Highcon secures fresh financing, restructures for profitable future

Highcon Systems has been boosted by a fresh financial package, two further orders for its Beam 2C, a new partnership with BHS Corrugated – and a revamped business plan aimed at paving the way to...

Printers are encouraged to share their love of print on social media. Source: International Print Day
Online event features notable speakers

Free online conference launched for International Print Day

American print evangelism platform Print Media Centr has launched a 10-hour free online conference for International Print Day on 25 October 2023.

Gordon Bryan on the Xenons printer: "Because it’s an LED-UV machine, drying is instant"
'We needed extra capacity'

PDS Print enhances wide-format with double install

PDS Print has installed two new machines – a Xenons X180 hybrid flatbed/roll-fed wide-format printer and an Almeida B8-2513 digital cutter.

The cups' plastic lining is shredded, washed, and turned into pellets
UK mill closes the loop

James Cropper shows off cup recycling win

James Cropper has managed to close the loop on its Kendal mill’s disposable cup recycling scheme, meaning 100% of the cups’ material is now recycled and reused.

Newsprinters: its three sites will become a joint venture operation
Process likely to last several months

CMA will probe News UK and DMG Media print plans

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has decided to review plans by News UK and DMG Media to create a joint venture printing operation, in a move that could take several months.

Cullen Packaging's David MacDonald: "Sustainability is my whole focus and reason for being"
List recognises leaders pushing for growth

Packaging bosses named among UK’s most ambitious business leaders

Two packaging company heads have been named on a list of Britain's ‘Top 50 most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2023’.

Verve Display recently fitted out the O2 arena for the National Television Awards
Opens new applications

Verve Display free to play after spring investments

Harlow wide-format printer Verve Display has found itself winning work through innovation after investing in a Kongsberg X24 digital cutter and Agfa Oberon UV LED printer.

Royal Mail: strike action could make pay offer unaffordable
Talks with new CEO "positive"

CWU updates members on Royal Mail CEO talks and incentive scheme

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has updated its members at Royal Mail Group on its “positive” discussions with the new Royal Mail CEO, while also outlining details of a new Christmas incentive...

One of the new tenders is worth £500,000
Contracts include one worth £4m

New print tenders include major councils contract

A trio of new industry related tenders are now live via the government’s Find a Tender service, including one with multiple lots that have an estimated total value of £4m.

Creating a culture of timely payment could boost the economy by £2.5bn
More paperwork for printers

Government pledges action on late invoice payments

The government has pledged to tackle a culture of late payment in the UK as part of its Prompt Payment & Cash Flow Review, due for publication later in 2023.