13/12/2017: TRIAL DATE SET FOR FORMER PRINT FIRM DIRECTORS
The former directors of Britain’s one-time largest sheet fed print company are to go on trial next year over charges relating to the non-payment of tax.

13/12/2017: SCA TO INVEST SEK 196 MILLION TO BOOST PRODUCTION
SCA is investing SEK 196 million to increase production of white top kraftliner at its Munksund paper mill in Pitea, Sweden. The project involves the woodroom and the mill's pulping operation.

11/12/2017: GUARDIAN TO GO TABLOID IN 2018
The Guardian newspaper will abandon its European-style “Berliner” print format next month and go tabloid to help stem heavy losses. I

11/12/2017: SAPPI TO INCREASE PRICES ON WOODFREE GRADES IN EUROPE BY 6-8% FROM START OF 2018
Sappi has announced that it will increase prices for woodfree grades by 6-8% effective on deliveries from January 1, 2018 for all European markets. This follows previous announcements made for its LWC and MWC grades.

10/12/2017: SAPPI TO ACQUIRE SPECIALITY PAPER BUSINESS
Sappi has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the speciality paper business of Cham Paper Group Holding AG (CPG) for approximately $149 million

09/12/2017: TAYLOR BLOXHAM INVESTS IN KBA RAPIDA 106
Taylor Bloxham has moved to increase its print capacity by investing in a Rapida 106 from KBA, a press capable of printing at speeds of 18,000sph.

08/12/2017: HOW TO STOP BREXIT WINS AT PARLIAMENTARY BOOK AWARDS
Politicians have voted Nick Clegg’s How to Stop Brexit as the best non-fiction by a parliamentarian this year in the Parliamentary Book Awards.

07/12/2017: JOHNSTON PRESS EARNING 1 MILLION ON 'i' NEWSPAPER
Johnston Press has announced that I newspaper is trading in line with its ambitious plan, with EBITDA in September, October and November averaging £1 million per month, for the first time since acquisition.

04/12/2017: DE LA RUE VYING FOR CRUCIAL PASSPORT CONTRACT
The firm prints the current passport, and issued over 15m this year. However, it could now face competition from the French and the Dutch, which are also vying for the opportunity. The contract is worth up to £480m.

02/12/2017: WTO PANEL UPHOLDS IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON INDONESIA
WTO Panel Upholds Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Imports of Certain Coated Paper from Indonesia

02/12/2017: UK’S OLDEST POSTCARD FIRM SET TO CLOSE
J Salmon, the family-owned firm, which has been publishing postcards and calendars since 1880, will close this December.

01/12/2017: HAYMARKET LAUNCHES NEW PRINT TITLE FOR YOUNG FOOTBALL FANS
Haymarket Media Group, the publisher of Campaign, has launched GOAL!, a new print magazine from the team behind FourFourTwo aimed at seven to 11-year-old readers.

01/12/2017: ULTRA VIOLET IS PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR
Pantone has revealed the colour of 2018, an uplifting hue of Ultra Violet.

01/12/2017: ST IVES LOSES GBP13 MILLION SAINSBURY’S MARKETING CONTRACT
Marketing services company St Ives PLC has said that its contract with J Sainsbury PLC had not been renewed.

24/11/2017: SÖDRA INVESTS IN FORESTRY DRONES
Södra is now investing in more forestry drones. This digital technology speeds up the work of field staff at the same time as it makes it more comprehensive and safer.

23/01/2017: DEREK KYTE, PREVIOUS WINNER OF THE IOP GOLD MEDAL DIES
Derek Kyte, one of the fathers of modern electronic typesetting, has died aged 90.

14/12/2016: DE LA RUE SAYS MINUTE TRACES OF ANIMAL PRODUCTS IN POLYMER
The tallow issue that has plagued the Bank of England's new five pound note has also caused De La Rue to examine its polymer formulation

02/12/2016: HEARST UK POSTS £5.4M LOSS
Hearst UK has reported a £5.4m annual loss and plans to close one print magazine and two online titles.

01/12/2016: UK PAPER PRICES TO RISE
Major papermakers have sent letters out to paper merchants over the past few weeks to confirm that prices are about to go up by between 5% and 10%.

01/12/2016: GLAMOUR DROPS ‘HANDBAG’ FORMAT
Glamour will ditch its "handbag size" magazine permanently, publishing in a larger format as it repositions as a more luxury offering.

01/12/2016: BPIF AND PRISMM INTRODUCE LANDFILL SCHEME
The BPIF and Prismm Environmental have introduced certification for their Zero Labels 2 Landfill scheme, which sees waste from label printers intercepted before it goes to landfill sites

01/12/2016: EUROPEAN PAPER SHIPMENTS DOWN
Total European Shipments of Graphic Papers in September 2016 Down 4.3% vs Sept. 2015

01/12/2016: UPM PAPER ENA TO REDUCE CAPACITY
UPM on Nov. 3 announced plans to permanently reduce its graphic paper capacity in Europe by 305,000 tonnes. The capacity reductions are planned to take place in Austria and Germany.

04/11/2016: SMURFIT KAPPA TO ACQUIRE SAXON PACKAGING
Smurfit Kappa UK announced the acquisition of Saxon Packaging based in Lowestoft, Norfolk

19/09/2016: TELEGRAPH WARNS OF ‘INTENSE COMPETITION’ FROM FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE
Telegraph Media Group has warned news publishers face "intense competition" from Facebook and Google and "pressure on digital advertising yields" and that "these trends will only accelerate".

15/09/2016: STORA ENSO PLANS CONSOLIDATION OF CORRUGATED PACKAGING
Stora Enso announced plans to consolidate manufacturing of corrugated packaging in Finland to its Lahti plant

14/09/2016: SCIENTIFIC WORK SHOWS HOW CORRUGATED PACKAGING FOR FRUIT AND VEGETABLES STOPS BACTERIA
New scientific work explains why corrugated packaging outperforms returnable plastic containers (RPCs) when it comes to micro-biological contamination

02/09/2016: SMES SPLIT ON BREXIT IMPACT
SME owners, including printers, in the UK are divided on how much impact the decision to leave the EU is having on their businesses, a survey has revealed

01/09/2016: WOMEN’S WEEKLIES FALL 8.4%
Women's weeklies have declined in circulation once again with an 8.4% year-on-year drop over the first half of 2016, according to ABC.

22/02/2016: NEW UK NEWSPAPER
Trinity Mirror said The New Day will go on sale on February 29 and offer an “upbeat, optimistic approach and will be politically neutral”.