13 February 2013
| by Gary Peeling
The pressures on our industry are real: weak demand, overcapacity and new media with clear proof points and sleek presentation.
07 February 2013
| by Murray Booker
We have all been subject to a great deal of ministerial airtime of late, as the government seeks to both stimulate and support various finance initiatives for the UK SME business sector.
31 January 2013
| by Mike Newman
Konica Minolta acquires Charterhouse and the abbreviations converge: PM (print management) meets MPS (managed print services). But what does that actually mean to the respective companies and the industries that they represent?
16 January 2013
| by Mike Lordan
In December 2012, bosses of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) threw down a challenge to Royal Mail when it threatened to ballot its members to boycott handling mail from downstream access (DSA) providers. While CWU's intended target is Royal Mail, the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) has raised concerns that the proposed action could cause significant harm to the multibillion-pound direct mail industry that it represents.
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.
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.
20 June 2012
| by Darryl Danielli
The print management model is broken. Discuss.
25 April 2012
| by Andrew Tribute
Having followed its development over the past three years, I recently had the opportunity to evaluate Hamillroad's DM screening technology, which will be available as ECRM DMS at Drupa, running on both violet and thermal CTP plates. I studied real-life...
08 December 2010
| by Simon Nias
There's never a dull moment in print. As the year creeps towards a close, I find myself fascinated by the continued saga of De La Rue, which is playing out like many a good three-part drama from the BBC's yuletide repertoire.
02 December 2010
| by Darryl Danielli
Last week's Vision in Print conference got me thinking about the value of these kinds of events and why, for some reason, the print industry at large fails to fully engage with them.