Review of 2017: September

By Nick Mansley, Friday 29 December 2017

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All the biggest stories from the past 12 months.

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The Color Company was the first UK printer to take delivery of Heidelberg’s new Speedmaster CX 75... Trinity Mirror revealed it was to close four free weekly newspaper titles in Kent, the Canterbury Times Series. Later that month, the company confirmed that it was looking to acquire all of Northern & Shell’s publishing assets... Xaar signed “probably its biggest deal yet”, for 90,000 printheads... John Charnock made a surprise return to print management as the new managing director of Nicholson Bass... Landa hosted its first VIP customer event, with more than 100 customers from around the world in attendance including several from the UK... Latcham Direct acquired print management company CGL... Elanders UK acquired swing ticket producer Spreckley... Macfarlane Group acquired Greenwoods Stock Boxes, in a deal worth around £16.8m... Printmarshall and Creative Company merged to form Printmarshall Creative... Nova Direct Mail went into administration at the cost of around 22 jobs... KBA rebranded as Koenig & Bauer as it celebrated its 200th anniversary... St Ives’ Marketing Activation segment lost its contract to produce in-store marketing materials for Sainsbury’s... Publisher Time Inc UK’s parent company Time Inc announced that it would be putting the UK business up for sale... J Salmon, the oldest postcard printer and publisher in the UK, announced it was to close after 140 years...

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