Powering out of 2020

Darryl Danielli
Friday, December 18, 2020

Ordinarily, the final issue of the year is dominated by the Printweek Power 100. However, as we all know far too well, 2020 has proven to be anything but an ordinary 12 months, so we thought in light of the events in this extraordinary year we would rest our annual ranking of the industry’s most influential figures.

Not because the industry’s luminaries don’t deserve to be honoured, after what has been in many instances the most challenging period in their careers, but simply because we felt that it was a little ‘too soon’ to remind them of what a rollercoaster this year has been.

But as the abundance of online click-bait perfectly illustrates, we all love a listicle. 

So instead of the usual Power 100, we’ve put together a one-off Power 20/20 (can you see what we did there) special section.

The four curated lists across the following 12 pages feature the biggest news stories of the year; the premier pivots; industry greats through the ages and the top 20 technical innovations that have had the biggest impact on the sector.

Because while we can’t shy away from the tough year the industry has faced in 2020, there’s no harm reminding ourselves of the innovation its innovators have shown in the past 12 months and throughout its glorious history.


Print’s biggest stories of 2020


Transformative times


Britain’s printing greats


The great leaps forward


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