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The do-it-all options for short-run specialists

Short runs and fast turnarounds have been a particular feature of digital printing since the start. Most people will be aware of the concepts and challenges of variable data and runs lengths of one, or a few. What’s less apparent until you actually try it, is the knock-on effect this has on finishing.

Review of the decade

As the curtain falls on the decade, the printing industry will be hoping that the next 10 years bring better fortune than the last. In a two-part look at events since the turn of the millennium, PrintWeek trawls the archive to revisit the stories that hit the headlines during one of the industry's most eventful periods

60 seconds with Hickling & Squires

Established as a small stationery printer in 1953 by the eponymous Frank Hickling & Frank Squires, the company was bought by Mike Wells in 1982 and subsequently acquired by his son Richard Wells and sales director Paul White 12 years ago. Pictured is the company-sponsored ‘Rebel’ racer, with managing director Richard at the wheel.

Go fourth and automate

At Drupa we saw the future and its name is Print 4.0. It is a ‘mega trend’ all about automation and integration. Here we look at what this paradigm shift in printing practices may mean for the industry.

Getting to grips with digital’s post-press requirements

Ripe Digital discovered the importance of finishing the hard way. “When we bought our press, an HP Indigo, we thought ‘that’s it, we’re printers now’,” says director Richard Penny of when the company, previously a repro house, branched out into digital fine art printing in 2005. “But that was just the start of it; finishing is important, as we’ve learned.”

60 seconds with RNB Group

Bob Rhodes and Ryan Metcalf joined forces to set up RNB Group nine years ago. The firm’s services span data processing, digital printing, laser printing, inkjetting, hand fulfilment, machine enclosing and polywrapping.

At the cutting edge: slicing and dicing at lightspeed

Up until a couple of years ago laser cutting was considered a niche part of the print market. Most printers would send out this intricate finishing work to a handful of specialist laser companies that essentially serviced the entire UK market.

A time-served profession at the cutting edge

There are few better examples of the recent commoditisation of print than the stationery sector. Type the words ‘business card printing’ into the search engine of your choice and you’ll be bombarded with a series of enticing offers - ‘500 cards for £9.28’, ‘£4.95 for 100 premium cards’, ‘business cards from £3.99’.

Covid-19: Printweek matchmaking service

We’re sharing details here of UK printing companies with mothballed or spare capacity due to the virus crisis, and where this capacity could be used by others for the production of other essential or in-demand printed materials.

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