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New career move for Thirlby


“I have had a number of opportunities to get involved in other projects in the industry,” said Thirlby, who has returned to his role of managing director at AHT Consulting.
“I wanted to maintain my...

Xerox fleshes out turnaround plan


Chief executive and vice-chairman John Visentin provided more details of Project Own It, which aims to streamline the business, strip out costs, flatten the management structure, simplify its supply chain...

John Price snaps up Versafire and StitchLiner


The £120,000 Versafire was taken on at the end of January to replace a Konica Minolta BizHub C1060, following a sharp rise in digital demand last year at the Bilston, Wolverhampton-based business.
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How do you plan on using Valentine’s Day in your marketing strategy? If you’re not sure yet, here are some ideas for how to show marketing love this Valentine’s Day.

Green-On invests in Versafire to aid growth


The new press was installed at the Tunbridge Wells firm's premises in December and has been running since mid-January.
The business has previously relied on litho presses but an increase in the proportion...

Heidelberg sales dip in Q3 but order backlog indicates strong Q4


The manufacturer’s net sales for the three-month period ended 31 December 2018 came in at €579m (£509m), down from €603m in the equivalent period a year ago. But the company’s nine-month sales of €1.69m...

Canon launches new Océ Arizona flatbed range


A mid-range group of machines, the newest additions to Canon’s Arizona portfolio are aimed at customers who are ready to upgrade from their first flatbed or hybrid system to something that reaches mid-market...

Sherwin Rivers turns 50


The Stoke-on-Trent-based business marked exactly half a century since it first opened its doors yesterday (4 February). It was established in 1969 by Alan Stanley and Arthur Rivers, who had previously...

Fortunately, there are ways to keep your current clients happy, satisfied and coming back for more. Here are six tips for better customer retention.

CMS races forward with Xerox-led investment drive


Purchasing of the equipment began in mid-December last year, with the new line-up headlined by an 800 production colour press and a Nuvera 144 mono press, both from Xerox, which will be installed at CMS’...

Xerox makes progress with transformation plan


The business has instigated a company-wde transformation plan, Project Own It, under fresh chief executive John Visentin, which the Xerox said had ramped up in the three months to 31 December 2018.
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Label Makers adds second Durst RSC after beta success


Delivered this month, it replaces a non-RSC, original Tau 330 printer at Labmak’s Bradford plant. Another 330 had been replaced by the first RSC which completed year-long beta testing in September last...

Digital growth outpacing print in ad expenditure report


The Advertising Association/WARC report for Q3 2018, released today, indicated a year-on-year rise in UK advertising expenditure of 5.1%, with a total £5.6bn spent in the third quarter of the year. This...

There is a way to make copywriting a priority and save money at the same time—boost your own expertise. Here are sure-fire ways to improve your copywriting skills.

Bristol Labels invests in HP following MBO


The business was purchased in a management buyout deal late last year by a team led by former sales and marketing manager Ben Stokes who, as of the beginning of this month, has moved up to become managing...

Icon goes for Rho with UK-first LED install


The printer, the new LED configuration of the Rho 512R, was installed at the beginning of December and replaces an eight-year-old EFI Vutek GS at Icon’s Milton Keynes headquarters.
It will be used...

LT Print Group adds Horizon bookletmaker to expanding digital wing


Delivered at the end of 2018 to the Wallasey-based operation, the new machine cost around £60,000 and will run alongside a Horizon SPF-200A bookletmaker to service increasing demand.
It was provided...

Manchester Printers boosts growth with BBF buy


Based in Trafford Park, Manchester Printers completed its purchase of BBF on 14 December after being approached last month by then-owner Melissa Chaaya.
Chaaya inherited the business from her father-in-law...

Since people trust other people more than they do other businesses, if you want to gain customers, you must humanize and personalize your brand. Here's how.

Pureprint in UK HP HD first


HP has also enhanced the colour management software on both Pureprint’s new and upgraded presses to further improve their consistency, repeatability and colour profiling.
The installation of the new...

Boss Direct and Browns CTP link up in double M&A


Tim Guest, managing director of Guest, already owned Boss Direct separately from his investment company. In a deal completed with assistance from Cowgills chartered accountants for a total of £5.5m in...

Williams Lea Tag acquires Popcorn Global


Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, and operating across Asia, North America and Europe, Popcorn Global’s customers include Nivea, Super Retail Group, Coles and GSK.
Its expertise includes the design...

When it comes to content marketing for your business, an eBook is a great step. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some big ideas for your next business eBook.

Scottish print shop serves locals for 50 years


The business was founded in February 1969 by George Johnston and initially operated out of his own house, from which the firm takes its name, Elbank. Since 2012, the Peebles, Scotland-based outfit has...

Online label specialist Easy2name acquired by CCL Industries


Canada-headquartered CCL announced in a statement on Friday (4 January) that it had bought Newbury, Berkshire-based Easy2name as part of a global acquisitive streak that has seen it buy Olympic Holding...

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