14 December 2011
| by Adam Hooker
Perhaps the biggest news came late in 2011: the administration one of the world's largest press manufacturers. But this was not the only earth-shattering story covered by PrintWeek. We look back on the news - good and bad - that made 2011 one of the most tumultuous years in recent memory.
08 December 2011
| by Tim Sheahan
The past year has been defined by bail-outs, debt and contraction across the eurozone, which has adversely affected business and consumer confidence.
30 November 2011
| by Simon Nias
Manroland's insolvency filing last week was the sad but inevitable result of its failure to find an adequate strategy to cope with the massive reduction in its core market from 2008. This included a 54% drop in sales, from 2.1bn in 2006 to just 976m in 2010, together with a 48% drop in incoming orders, from 1.9bn to 976m over that period.
16 November 2011
| by Melanie Defries and Tim Sheahan
For many medium-sized UK print businesses, today's commercial landscape is very different to the one that existed 10 or 15 years ago. And indeed, today's businesses have also changed significantly - and continue to do so.
11 November 2011
| by Melanie Defries
CBI research on how to help the UK's medium-sized businesses (MSBs) obtain finance and exploit opportunities for growth has won broad support from printers in the 10m to 100m-turnover bracket.