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The 2024 winners secured grants totalling £84,000
61 winners

Printing Charity gives Lordly welcome to Rising Stars

The Printing Charity celebrated the industry's brightest prospects yesterday (4 July) at the House of Lords.

PM Solutions' new inserter was installed in mid-June
UK first

PM Solutions upgrades insertion with W+D install

Edinburgh mailing firm PM Solutions has renewed a 20-plus year relationship with German manufacturer Winkler + Dünnebier (W+D), installing a brand-new BB820+ intelligent inserter for direct mail.

Six categories

The Stationers’ Company reveals Innovations Excellence Awards shortlist

The Stationers’ Company has revealed the shortlisted companies from the communications and content industries on its Innovations Excellence Awards.

Print Quest is a long-term Miraclon customer
Drupa deal

Print Quest returns to Miraclon for further investment

Reprographics company Print Quest Graphics made its second investment in Miraclon’s Shine LED Lamp Kits at the recent Drupa show in Düsseldorf after it saw significant efficiency and quality gains...

Array of formats deployed

General Election 2024: power of print evident

The General Election has provided a welcome boost to print demand as political parties turn to a multitude of formats to get their message across to voters – and with at least three of print’s own...

Principal Mailing was previously known as Mainstream Direct. Image: Google Maps
Liquidators appointed in May

Principal Mailing shortfall revealed

The statement of affairs for print and direct mail specialist Principal Mailing Solutions, which ceased trading in December, has revealed that the company had an estimated deficiency of just over £2m...

Ward (R): "We understand the rules of retail marketing and how to break them"
Consolidation in retail marketing

Altavia merges creative and production agencies

Retail marketing group Altavia has merged two of its subsidiary agencies into a single entity, called Altavia UK.

Alcobi: Highcon’s presence at Drupa was vibrant and impactful
Positive momentum this year

Highcon appoints new CEO for coming 'high-growth chapter'

Highcon has appointed a new CEO with incumbent Shlomo Nimrodi set to become active chairman.

Timetable issues were raised in 2021

Royal Mail defends service as postal votes top ten million

Royal Mail has “no backlog” of postal votes in its network and would welcome a review into future election timetables – with the number of people opting for a postal vote rocketing to more than 10m.

Role vacant since end of last year

Manroland Sheetfed appoints new MD for UK

Manroland Sheetfed has appointed an experienced print production professional as the new managing director of its UK business.

Matsliach: "We’ve accelerated investment in technology and cloud in select areas"
New and returning elements

ePS reveals changes for Connect 2024 

eProductivity Software (ePS) has revealed a number of changes for its Connect user conference and industry event.

Datagraphic achieved the certification in June
Follows rigorous assessment process

Datagraphic becomes latest industry B Corp

Datagraphic has become a Certified B Corporation (B Corp).

Artist Frank Styles (sitting) poses with his 'Auras' artwork alongside the mayor of London
Print job seen worldwide

‘Swiftie Steps’ installed overnight for Taylor Swift concert

Ashford large-format firm Graphic Point worked through the night to beat a tight deadline and install a bespoke staircase graphic for Taylor Swift’s Wembley Stadium concerts in June.

Offered shipping service to other criminals

Drugs gang jailed after smuggling £132m-plus of cocaine via toner cartridges – in less than three weeks

The ringleader of a drug smuggling gang that imported “colossal” amounts of cocaine into the UK concealed using toner cartridges has been jailed for more than 30 years.

Packaging portfolio has grown

Lock takes up new Fujifilm role

Tony Lock has joined Fujifilm’s expanding “dream team” as the new head of its packaging business for the UK and Ireland.