Dodgy doings dominate January

Printweek team
Monday, February 1, 2021

Shady goings on took the top spots in January’s list of most-read stories, but it wasn’t all bad news with investments from high-profile players in kit and people also getting their fair share of attention.

1 Trio jailed after UK’s largest counterfeit cash seizure 4,729 clicks
Three members of an organised crime group have been jailed for conspiracy to print over £12m of counterfeit cash, following a police raid in May 2019 at an industrial unit in Beckenham, Kent.

2 Lengthy ban for print director 4,631 clicks
A print company director has been disqualified for nine years over underdeclared VAT running into hundreds of thousands of pounds.

3 Print employee hoist by his own lanyard 3,935 clicks
A direct mail company has found itself embroiled in events around the storming of the US Congress by supporters of President Trump, after one of its employees was pictured among the mob wearing a company lanyard.

4 Trade printers benefit from Brexit delays 2,314 clicks
UK trade printers could benefit from an influx of work that would previously have been printed on the continent, as customers look to produce jobs locally to avoid potential delivery delays.

5 Archer takes up new senior role at Prime 2,217 clicks
Long-standing Pureprint director Aaron Archer has joined Precision Proco Group in a new leadership role at its Prime operation.

6 Linney makes "game changing" Highcon buy 2,144 clicks
Linney Group has transformed its die-cutting operations after installing the UK’s first Highcon Beam 2 digital cutting and creasing system.

7 Essentra to close packaging sites 1,924 clicks
Essentra is set to close some of its sites this year, including in its Packaging division.

8 Lockdown 3: industry reacts 1,880 clicks
Industry bosses are coming to terms with ‘Lockdown 3’ and the extended shutdown of key customers in hospitality, leisure and retail.

9 Paragon CC moves into on-demand books with Ricoh spend 1,823 clicks
Ricoh has scooped a major deal with Paragon Customer Communications that will see the business add book-on-demand production to the array of facilities at its Dagenham supersite.

10 ONS reveals Covid impact on print workers 1,693 clicks
Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed the level of Covid-related deaths across the print industry.

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