10 October 2012
Print has always been a challenging and changing sector - and Andy Tribute has seen it all. Now, he says, it's time to step down and take stock of all he's learned
18 July 2012
| by Pamela Mardle
Lobbying has postponed a consultation on proposals to introduce plain tobacco packaging. Printers say it's essential to keep fighting to save jobs
20 June 2012
| by Pamela Mardle
At the IPIA annual conference in Leeds last week, BSkyB's head of print management Mark Cruise addressed an audience of print managers and trade printers and outlined the reasons behind Sky's decision to bring its print management in house.
16 May 2012
| by Sophie Hudson
The Queen's Speech last week confirmed that the Children and Families Bill would be the latest legislation to attempt to make parental leave more flexible - most notably giving fathers increased rights to share leave with mothers.
16 April 2012
| by Melanie Defries
Leeds City College's decision to close its in-house print facility is yet another blow for print industry training, especially when set against a decade of decline in the number of skills-based print courses available in the UK.
21 March 2012
| by Adam Hooker
Last week, inventor Michael Wilcox stood outside of the Houses of Parliament and set fire to a patent for an 'innovative colour printing technology', claiming it had been made worthless after, he alleged, a number of print and packaging companies infringed his patent.
22 February 2012
| by Melanie Defries and Simon Nias
The bonds of the PrintCity Alliance have been creaking of late. The insolvency of one its founding members at the end of last year - six months from Drupa - could not have come at a worse time. Manroland's administration resurrected questions over PrintCity's role in a world where Heidelberg has retrenched to its core technology, sheetfed offset. It also raised the question of what PrintCity might look like without Manroland, and whether such a slimmed-down organisation could survive?
11 January 2012
| by Tim Sheahan
While 2012 has started much as the previous year left off - with the inevitable redundancies, closures and administrations - it is important to maintain some perspective, and there is much to look forward to in the 12 months ahead.