Some eras end while others are reborn in November’s listicle

Printweek team
Thursday, December 1, 2022

The month’s list of Printweek’s most read stories is top ‘n’ tailed by a major player calling it a day at its UK operation while another leading light welcomes a new era as it changes hands.

1 Prinovis UK to close due to market decline and spiralling costs 12,632 clicks
It’s the end of an era for publication gravure printing in the UK with news that the last remaining exponent – Prinovis in Liverpool – is to close.

2 New Royal Mail strike dates revealed 5,869 clicks
Postal workers will hold a series of 48-hour strikes to fall on Black Friday and after Tech Monday, with workers also set to hold a vote of no confidence in Royal Mail CEO Simon Thompson.

3 BBC opens print tender worth £1.6m 3,756 clicks
The BBC is out to tender for a four-year marketing print contract worth £1.6m and encompassing a wide array of print requirements.

4 Print boss banned for Bounce Back Loan abuse 2,977 clicks
The director of a printer that went into liquidation two years ago has been hit with a lengthy ban after a bankruptcy investigation identified further Bounce Back Loan abuse.

5 Fasprint winds down after 38 years 2,449 clicks
Fasprint will close its doors on 30 November, after 38 years of trading.

6 Royal Mail: CWU announces further pre-Christmas strike dates 2,382 clicks
The CWU has announced a raft of new strike dates that will hit Royal Mail in the busy run up to Christmas, including Christmas Eve.

7 Antalis buys Arjo brands 2,122 clicks
Antalis has acquired a portfolio of Arjowiggins brands including Conqueror, Curious Collection, Keaykolour, and Pop’Set.

8 Printed Easy revamps and reinvests 1,978 clicks
Online print specialist Printed Easy has completed a multimillion pound investment programme that included a complete rebuild of its website and an array of new equipment for label and commercial print products.

9 Fujifilm to cease European plate production 1,975 clicks
Fujifilm is closing its offset plate production line in Tilburg, The Netherlands, with the production of plates currently made there to be transferred to factories in Japan and China.

10 ESP Group acquired in MBO deal 1,823 clicks
ESP Group has been acquired in a management buyout (MBO) deal and has ambitious growth plans to be achieved both organically and through acquisition.

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