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All dressed up with somewhere to go

There’s a lot of tax law regarding work uniforms – not least of all, what exactly constitutes a uniform. If your staff wear one, you need to know where you stand.

Keeping it all running

While an older machine might still be the perfect tool for a particular job, they are more prone to breakdown, and finding parts will only get harder and harder.

60 seconds with Apprintable

Apprintable was conceived in spring 2015 when co-founder and managing director Peter Haddad noticed a “huge gap in the print market” while at university.

Busted: 10 myths in employment law

There is a lot of scope for confusion on the rights and obligations of employers, so Printweek asked two employment lawyers to list the five top misconceptions.

Q&A: Del Simmons, operations director, Dayfold

Del is 40 years old, and has been working in the industry for 25 years. When not at work you can find him on his canal boat “moving at 4mph”. Or perhaps sat on the bank fishing if his fiancée Emily allows.

Me & my: Landa S10P

The first Landa Nanographic press running in the UK is now an integral part of Bluetree’s operation – but is it hitting all its targets?

60 seconds with... Balcony Shirts

Balcony Shirts is a printwear shop in West London. Partner Scott Raison explains the back story: “From humble beginnings printing t-shirts in our bedrooms and selling them on eBay, we soon graduated to a Portacabin, which was situated in a truck garage car park. We then moved to a unit on Uxbridge industrial estate, before ending up in our home of the last 10 years, our shop in Uxbridge.”

Transformative times

While the word ‘pandemic’ has dominated our lives in 2020, another p-word ‘pivot’ has also come to the fore as print businesses switched up their offering

Britain’s printing greats

Brits may not have been first off the mark in print, in comparison with some of our neighbours, but their contribution to the craft has nevertheless been great

Powering out of 2020

Ordinarily, the final issue of the year is dominated by the Printweek Power 100. However, as we all know far too well, 2020 has proven to be anything but an ordinary 12 months, so we thought in light of the events in this extraordinary year we would rest our annual ranking of the industry’s most influential figures.

Indecent proposal

Considering the impact of coronavirus, it seems that issues relating to sexual harassment in the workplace belong to a different time. But just because coronavirus is more pressing doesn’t mean that they’ve gone away – even with the likely absence of Christmas parties and associated perils this year.

Managing perfection

So much has been written about the art of management that an individual looking to improve their knowledge with a purchase from Amazon had better become a speed reader or know how to narrow a search down. With more 90,000 books on the topic it’s clear that some think they have knowledge to impart.

Small things lead to big business

Christmas is coming and a lot of kids will be lucky enough to be given a model railway, still a popular hobby even in these days of PlayStations and smartphones. Big kids like model railways too, and it turns out that this year they didn’t want to wait for Christmas.

Print’s biggest stories of 2020

At the time of writing, during the course of 2020 Printweek.com generated 3,443,024 page impressions and counting, with the vast majority of the 1,255 articles we wrote over the period celebrating the good news coming from a sector that was undeniably enduring one of the most challenging periods in its modern history.

The great leaps forward

The technology of communication has been a vital element of humankind’s development, and for (perhaps) thousands of years, that has meant print kit

Q&A: Patrick Roberts, independent sales consultant

It’s been a landmark year for Patrick, who has spent a whopping 50 years in print. In 1970 he worked as a bench hand for Ward Printing and then became a production trainee at The Longman Group (now Pearson Educational).

Inkjet insiders

Global Inkjet Systems in Cambridge is another of those world-class British tech companies that hides its light under a bushel. Or in this case, NDAs from its customers.

Stepping up when things go south

At the start of 2020, B2B promotional products firm EverythingBranded.com was embarking on the year fresh from a restructure, with renewed focus and vigour.

Me & my: Xerox Baltoro

Nottingham-based direct mail (DM) specialist Eight Days a Week Print Solutions has a long-standing relationship with Xerox.

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