Smith: "We’re loving what we’re doing and have a smile on our faces all the time"
Deal completed on 1 December

25/8 expands with Prepackit purchase

Fast-growing 25/8 Marketing Group has expanded its offering with the acquisition of Prepackit and Cavendish Press.

Incodia has sites in Colchester (pictured) and Skelmersdale. Image: Google Maps
Feasible alternatives to closure to be explored

Incodia International Colchester site enters consultation

Incodia International has begun a formal consultation regarding the potential closure of its Colchester production facility.

Sales and profits up at half-year

Moonpig trials new corporate offering, acts on Royal Mail delays

Sales at Moonpig Group were up 6.5% at the half-year, and testing of a new offering for SME business customers is underway as part of the PLC’s growth plans – but its net promotor score has been hit...

Spectra Systems: expertise includes authentication
Sees opportunity in bespoke polymer substrate

Spectra aims to take on De La Rue and CCL with Cartor deal

Security printer Cartor Holdings has been acquired in a deal worth up to £10.5m.

The VarioPrint iX3200 is capable of 320 duplex A4 images per minute
Canon VarioPrint iX3200 installed in September

TCW cuts litho outsourcing with VarioPrint install

Digital commercial printer TCW Solutions has managed to bring almost all of its litho work in-house following the installation of a Canon VarioPrint iX3200 in September.

The building will be demolished later today (4 December)
Building demolished

Printomedia and Print Promotions burnt to ground in Leicester blaze

Two Leicester printers’ production sites burned to the ground over the weekend, with demolition of remaining structural elements scheduled for later today (4 December).

Digital growth

HP and BPIF outline folded carton opportunities at Kalas event

HP and the BPIF hosted a special open house event last week at Boston United FC, as well as a tour of nearby Indigo user Kalas Packaging’s premises, with the numerous current opportunities in the...

Firm went into liquidation with a total deficiency of more than £150k
Failed to provide evidence or explanation

Leafleting boss barred over BBL

The boss of a door drop leafleting firm has been handed a lengthy ban for abusing taxpayer-backed business support during the pandemic.

Josero will be renamed as Soyang Hardware Ltd from From 1 January 2024
New logo will accompany name change

Soyang Europe to bring Josero under Soyang banner

Wide-format substrate manufacturer and hardware reseller Soyang Europe is set to bring the Josero business under the Soyang banner as part of a strategy to unify its operations and strengthen its...

Part of £4m 2023 spend

SMP adds to firepower with EFI Nozomi and Kolbus kit

SMP Group is close to completing a major investment round that includes an EFI Nozomi single-pass inkjet and a second Kolbus Autobox box making line.   

Healeys signed for the AccurioShine at The Print Show
MD hails return to good profits

Healeys kicks off investment drive with HP and Konica Minolta

Ipswich commercial mixed printer Healeys has begun its first major round of investment since the pandemic with two installations.

Local sourcing is moving up the agenda

Advent calendar growth story continues

With the festive countdown now officially underway, printers are benefiting from the growing trend to produce Advent calendars for every taste – and budget.

7-10% increases due

Sappi Europe to increase fine paper prices

Sappi Europe is set to increase prices for its fine paper grades by 7-10% from January 2024.

Last month’s listicle

PFI Group woes writ large in November’s most-read articles

The fallout from the challenges facing the PFI Group and the resulting impact on its various business dominated our listicle of November’s biggest news stories.

Customers, suppliers and staff are all supportive

Kesslers London under new ownership

Kesslers London has been sold to an MBO team.