28 November 2012
| by Darryl Danielli
John Lewis is tugging at the nation's heartstrings via another emotional rollercoaster of a TV campaign and the nation's high streets are festooned with brightly lit fire hazards that cause children to gape in awe and confused fear in equal measure.
14 November 2012
| by Paul Coggins
As one of the largest funders (and certainly the largest funders for brokers), ING's decision will have very significant ramifications for the print sector. Nobody can step in and fill that gap but other funders - including Print Finance - will work very hard with customers, brokers and manufacturers to absorb that loss.
07 November 2012
| by Stephanie Watson
To print cheques you have to become an accredited printer, and in the UK, the Cheque Printer Accreditation Scheme (CPAS) is run by us at the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company. The purpose of the scheme is twofold: to make life more difficult for fraudsters by maintaining the highest levels of security standards on the paper cheque and to reduce the possibility of errors.
17 October 2012
| by John Brazier
The three-year Drupa of the 1970s was mooted several years ago during my time as chief executive of Picon.
28 September 2012
| by Marcus Timson
With recent research finding that only 7% of respondents felt print was conveying its sustainable message to buyers, it's clear the sector is failing to address the perception that print is not as sustainable as other methods of marketing and communications.
20 September 2012
| by Phil McCabe
The 10-day target was launched by the previous government to standardise prompt public-sector payment in the hope that private companies would swiftly follow suit. Unfortunately, that has not yet happened. While it has been embraced by many public bodies, the Prompt Payment Code, a voluntary agreement to treat suppliers fairly, has been signed by only a handful of the UK's largest firms.
05 September 2012
| by Darryl Danielli
Informa no doubt hopes its 1m Ipex VIP programme will once and for all put paid to exhibitors' fears over the show's international credentials.
22 August 2012
| by David Workman
The recently published BIS report on future electricity costs for energy intensive industries (EIIs) only reinforces the view that many have held for some time - that current costs are higher here than in many of our global competitor nations and that this gap will only grow due to the implementation of a range of climate change measures here in the UK between 2013 and 2020.
18 July 2012
| by Mike Ridgway
In addition to being heavy handed and without giving due consideration to previous regulation introduced into the sector, this legislation would give the UK a reputation as a bad place to do business, making it harder to attract investment. The proposal is also an open invitation to black market trade.
04 July 2012
| by Stephen Agar
Royal Mail is working very hard to improve its efficiency to ensure we provide the service levels that our customers expect at the right prices. We face a number of challenges, including declining mail volumes, and we need to operate as effectively as possible for the benefit of all of our customers.