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Subdued growth in Q2 as costs mount and confidence is shaken

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Subdued growth in Q2 as costs mount and confidence is shaken

August 2017

The second quarter of 2017 did not live up to the hopeful expectations for the period but did display some growth in the volume of output and orders - Q3 is forecast to continue this trend.

The Printing Charity sponsors BBD&PA Best Student Book Award

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The Printing Charity sponsors BBD&PA Best Student Book Award

June 2017

The Printing Charity is sponsoring this year's Best Student Book Award, one of the categories in the British Book Design and Production Awards.

Better than expected start to 2017 - but costs are climbing

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Better than expected start to 2017 - but costs are climbing

May 2017

2017 got off to a better than expected start as both output and orders outperformed expectations - growth is predicted to continue in Q2.

Rolling out the changes at BPIF labels

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Rolling out the changes at BPIF labels

April 2017

After eight years as Chairman of the special interest group - BPIF labels, John Bambery has announced that he is finally retiring.

Print industry optimism prevailed in Q4 as forecast is surpassed

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Print industry optimism prevailed in Q4 as forecast is surpassed

February 2017

 

The Q4 seasonal upturn for the UK printing industry was better than expected – trade is forecast to, at least, hold steady for the majority in Q1.

 

Print battles to defy the pessimistic forecast for Q3

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Print battles to defy the pessimistic forecast for Q3

November 2016

The UK printing industry has not sunk to the pessimistic forecasts that were feared for Q3 – performance was still subdued but some degree of Q4 boost is expected to kick-in. 

Brexit vote shakes confidence reports Printing Outlook

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Brexit vote shakes confidence reports Printing Outlook

August 2016

Increased levels of uncertainty in 2016 are evident. There have now been successive quarters in which output forecasts were left high and dry by the harsh reality and expectations for Q3 have been radically downgraded. 

UK printing industry has a case of the wobbles in Q1 - confidence and trade expected to recover in Q2

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UK printing industry has a case of the wobbles in Q1 - confidence and trade expected to recover in Q2

May 2016

Forecasts for Q1 were not realised as reports of a slowdown in new orders, and a decline in output, resulted in the worst balances for three years – however, expectations for Q2 point to a quick recovery. The latest Printing Outlook survey reveals that whilst almost half of printers (49%) maintained output levels in the first quarter of 2016, 26% experienced a fall in output and 25% were able to increase output.

Printing Outlook Q1 2016 report published

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Printing Outlook Q1 2016 report published

February 2016

A better-than-expected seasonal boost in Q4 meant that both output and orders surpassed their Q4 forecasts – expectations for Q1 also remain positive. The latest Printing Outlook survey reveals that the majority of printers (56%) increased their output levels in the final quarter of 2015.