Familiar name takes pole position in May’s must reads

Printweek Team
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

A blast from the past, a print entrepreneur’s prime time TV pitch and the latest development in the sheetfed inkjet arena led the pack in the list of last month’s most read stories.

1 Final Polestar company dissolved 6,567 clicks
Five years after its ignominious collapse, the last remaining Polestar Group company has finally been dissolved.

2 Print entrepreneurs to appear on Dragons' Den 5,297 clicks
An entrepreneurial young printer is set to make a pitch on Dragons’ Den this week.

3 Ricoh: new B2 press is an inkjet first 4,508 clicks
Ricoh plans to begin beta-testing its B2 sheetfed inkjet press over the summer, after revealing further details about the new device’s technical specifications.

4 End of the line for historic papermaker 3,183 clicks
Zanders Paper has gone into liquidation after attempts to save the business via a financial restructure proved unsuccessful.

5 EDWPS under new ownership 2,889 clicks
Managing director Lance Hill has led an MBO at Eight Days a Week Print Solutions (EDWPS).

6 Big increases in paper prices on the way 2,600 clicks
A raft of papermakers have announced upcoming price increases of between 6% and 15%.

7 'Super Thursday' ballot box boost to print 2,409 clicks
Specialist print suppliers have pulled out all the stops for today’s ‘Super Thursday’ elections, although things did not run entirely smoothly for one supplier.

8 Clays announces succession plan and fresh investment drive 1,901 clicks
Clays has announced a major expansion including new kit and a substantial number of new roles, along with a succession plan that will see CEO Paul Hulley step back next year.

9 Willsow celebrates after Dragon snaps up stake 1,846 clicks
The Willsow books team emerged triumphant from the Dragons’ Den after securing their pick of THREE offers of investment.

10 Print buyers warned over delivery delays 1,768 clicks
Print firms involved with the production of time-sensitive products are warning customers that nationwide haulage issues are resulting in delayed deliveries and the potential for additional costs to meet tight deadlines.

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