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Ad spend on the up, but DM activity slows


The Advertising Association and Warc’s (AA/Warc) expenditure report for Q1 of 2018 showed that spending on display ads for popular titles had gone up by 2.8%, although total printed display spend was down...

Heidelberg maintains 2022 targets after Q1 boost


Group sales for the German manufacturer rose by 9% to €541m (£484m) across the 1 April-30 June period compared with Q1 2017-18, with an EBITDA of €20m significantly up on the previous year’s €14m.
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Taylor Bloxham sets up dedicated education and membership team


The five-strong client-facing team, headed up by director James Fear, has more than 20 years’ combined experience working both with and within education institutions and membership organisations.
They...

If a management team drives vision for a business, and marketing brings clients into the business, then employees are those who actually move the business forward.

Bell & Bain hosts First Minister


The visit came about after Bell & Bain sales director Derek Kenney met Sturgeon at a publishing event.
“We were involved with sponsoring a Society of Young Publishers event in Edinburgh, and Nicola...

SP Group ceases production, begins wind down


The last of the work-in-progress at the Redditch point-of-sale printer was completed on Wednesday (1 August).
The firm was placed into administration with Duff & Phelps by owners SelmerBridge on 24...

Heidelberg North East role for Edwards


Edwards, who has worked in the print industry on both the production and supplies side for 31 years, has joined from De La Rue, where he was an intaglio currency printer.
He has also printed newspapers,...

CPI Books buys Jet Press 720S for Fuji first


The machine was installed last month at the group’s Croydon base. It was bought after a lengthy evaluation that started with a visit to another Jet Press customer in Germany two years ago.
At the time,...

Koenig & Bauer posts big increase in orders


Although overall sales in the period to 30 June slipped by 4.5% to €514.4m, order intake was up 17.2% to €705.3m and the order backlog jumped by almost 30% to €805.8m.
K&B said it was on track to meet...

What exactly is responsive website design, and why does it matter for your business? Let’s dive into a few reasons why your business website should be responsive.

Xerox CEO sets out imperatives


John Visentin, who became chief executive as part of the large-scale board changes at the business in May, made the statement as the group announced its second-quarter results.
He outlined his imperatives...

Duplo delivery rounds off bumper investment at Charing Cross Print


A third-generation Multigraf CF-375 creaser-folder from Duplo will be the final addition to Charing Cross’ expanding kit line-up when it arrives within the next two weeks. The £20,000 investment will run...

As we approach the back-to-school season, you should have a plan in place to market to consumers in order to attract them to buy your product or service.

Thames takes Xerox and Datacard tech as part of £4m investment drive


Rayleigh-based Thames invested in three MX6100 plastic card personalisation machines from Datacard, as well as four Xerox Nuvera 157 printers to replace some of its existing Xerox portfolio.
Kicked...

Fujifilm launches Jet Press and offset comparison tool


Based on a printer’s specific jobs and requirements, web-based app getFit can estimate the ink usage as well as the cost and speed of printing on both the Jet Press and an offset press.
The tool enables...

DTP boosts cutting efficiency with Vivid investment


The device, which can process substrates up to 400gsm at a maximum speed of 20 sheets/min, was installed at the Edinburgh-based digital printer’s 372sqm site last month. It was brought in to replace a...

Taylor Bloxham continues growth drive with new hire


Jason Cox joined the Leicester-headquartered company in the newly created role around two months ago.
Cox has more than 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing within the print industry, including...

If you’re not sure where to start with your competition, don’t worry. We’ve compiled a list of five ways, to get you started.

Heidelberg to hold Digital Performance open house


The Digital Performance open house will take place from 10am to 4.30pm on Wednesday 12 September at the firm's national showroom in Brentford.
Both the EP (Performance) and EV (Value) printers will...

Huge amount of book printing kit goes on sale


Long-established $100m (£76m) turnover book printer Edwards Brothers Malloy shut down abruptly last month after 125 years in business.
The firm’s assets have been purchased by a joint venture partnership...

Fuji Xerox boss: break-up 'will not happen'


In an interview with Reuters, Fuji Xerox president Kouichi Tamai said he believed that breaking up the long-standing joint venture would not be a viable option for Xerox.
“I’m confident a break-up...

The Print Centre Group acquires Semaphore Display


The purchase of Semaphore, which was completed last Tuesday (3 July), is the 10-staff Cardiff-based company's first acquisition.
The deal came about when The Print Centre Group director Mark Williams...

A vision statement is a vital part of any successful small business, so today we explore how to craft an effective vision statement to move the business forward.

Prokom visitors express industry hopes and fears


Bosses from GB Mail, UK Mail, Multicoat Print Finishers, Nettl and a host of other UK companies attended Prokom’s second annual conference in Budapest, Hungary, earlier this month.
Delegates also came...

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