Knowledge Bank

Humble beginnings are no barrier for print’s high flyers


By Jo Francis, 11 September 2017

Be the first to comment

Apprenticeships are back in vogue, and understandably so. The advent of tuition fees has caused young people considering whether or not to study for a degree to reassess their options, and who can blame them? An apprenticeship, and the opportunity to earn while learning, can compare favourably to studying...

Latest features

Seek out the niche lenders that are right for your needs
11 September 2017

Alternative funding, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, crowdfunding. Call it what you will but it’s nothing new. According to the UK Crowdfunding Association its roots lie, like many things, in music.

Recruiting the right talent for future growth
11 September 2017

Last month Thames Card Technology (TCT) launched the UK’s first contactless loyalty card programme for Tesco.

Print helps transform Hull into bubbling cultural hub
21 August 2017

When culture comes to mind, residents of or visitors to the UK wouldn’t necessarily earmark the East Yorkshire city of Hull as a bubbling beacon. Swap the city’s only vowel from a ‘u’ to an ‘e’, and you...

Mail bias: how to deliver value in the digital age
21 August 2017

Is there any item of stationery that is more familiar, and yet more often overlooked, than an envelope?

Hue and cry: don’t let your colour get lost in translation
21 August 2017

Over the past 25 years a whole alphabet soup of colour working ‘standards’ has been brewed up for the printing industry in the wake of the device-independent digital pre-press revolution.

Marginal gains for unfair advantages
21 August 2017

The approach to Brussels’ grand Art Deco Exhibition Halls, which will once again host LabelExpo Europe, is dominated by the gleaming Atomium, a 100m-tall structure of interconnected stainless-steel spheres...

Spot the difference: cut out colours to cut costs
17 July 2017

Brand owners have traditionally been very protective about their brand colours, and that’s understandable – consistent branding and high print quality reassure consumers that the product too will be consistent...

Charge! Battery beauties take on their diesel rivals
17 July 2017

It’s safe to say that printers haven’t been taking up electric vans in their droves.

Better together: there’s strength in numbers
17 July 2017

Mercury Packaging almost had the lot: printing, conversion, lamination, success. But almost is not enough in a sector as fast moving and technology-driven as print and packaging, says managing director...

A time-served profession at the cutting edge
17 July 2017

There are few better examples of the recent commoditisation of print than the stationery sector. Type the words ‘business card printing’ into the search engine of your choice and you’ll be bombarded with...

Latest comments