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Kathy Woodward always led from the front

22 August 2014

It is with great sadness we inform you that Kathy Woodward, BPIF Chief Executive, passed away on the 21 August 2014.

Kathy was a phenomenal business woman whose career embraced the IT, Telecoms and Print Industries. Not one to be led, Kathy was unafraid to make waves and consistently strived for both her businesses and staff to reach their full potential. 

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Neuroscience demonstrates the unique impact of direct mail

21 August 2014

Virtual media has seen huge growth in recent years, while physical media, including print and direct mail, has declined. Wanting to understand whether there are any differences in the communications effectiveness of physical and virtual media, Royal Mail commissioned some unusual research.

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Climatecalc: The first online print specific carbon calculator

21 August 2014

Climatecalc enables you to measure your total carbon footprint or the carbon footprint of a specific job. It is more accurate than other more generic tools because it uses data on paper, inks and plates from across Europe.

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Reforming the BPIF's Constitution

19 August 2014

This September we will be running three consultation meetings on proposed changes to the BPIF Constitution and Rules*. These meetings are open to all member and associate member companies to attend.

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Confidence improves as print demand remains positive - orders and output to continue growth in Q3

Confidence improves as print demand remains positive - orders and output to continue growth in Q3

14 August 2014

Improvement in output and orders continued in Q2 - though not by enough to match the very positive expectations. Almost two-fifths (37%) of printers boosted output in the second quarter of 2014 according to the latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey.  

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ESOS means mandatory energy auditing for larger organisations

31 July 2014

The government has completed its consultation process and has now published its draft guidance on implementing its new Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS).

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The Printing Charity unveils its Supplemental Royal Charter and presents the 2014 Print Futures Awards

The Printing Charity unveils its Supplemental Royal Charter and presents the 2014 Print Futures Awards

28 July 2014

The Printing Charity unveiled its Supplemental Royal Charter and presented the 2014 Print Futures Awards at its industry event kindly hosted by Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde on 17 July at the House of Lords.

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All-Party Parliamentary Print Group attracts Lords and MPs with topic of trust in democracy

15 July 2014

On the 2 July 2014 BPIF Members' Day returned to Church House Conference Centre in Westminster. It began with a Level 5 Graduate Management Programme workshop for the future leaders of our industry. Kathy Woodward, CEO BPIF, guided delegates through theories of organisational development, encouraging them to analyse their decision-making process whilst looking at the fundamentals of HR, organisation design and strategy through to implementation.

 

 

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PrintIT! Awards 2014

08 July 2014

The PrintIT! Awards were held at the Xerox Innovation Centre in Uxbridge.

PrintIT! is an incentive run by Proskills and funded by the print industry. It is a 6-8 week programme aimed at GCSE and A level students studying Graphic Products & Product Design and Media Studies.

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Intergraf Economic Report: The Evolution of the European Graphic Industry

Intergraf Economic Report: The Evolution of the European Graphic Industry

12 June 2014

2014 sees the publication of a wholly revamped and revised version of Intergraf's annual economic statistical report on the European graphic industry.

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What is Printing Outlook?

What is Printing Outlook?

09 June 2014

The next Printing Outlook survey will go live on Tuesday 1st July - if you get an email asking for your participation please help us help you by responding as soon as you can. Ten minutes of your time is all that we're asking for.

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BPIF presses Justice Minister on proposed changes to EU data protection laws

20 May 2014

In 2012 the European Parliament voted to significantly overhaul current EU data protection laws. As a result, a new single EU General Data Protection Regulation now looks set to replace the existing patchwork of national laws. The new Regulation will affect almost every business operating within the EU, as well as many outside the EU.

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Improvement in print demand continues, with further growth predicted in Q2

Improvement in print demand continues, with further growth predicted in Q2

16 May 2014

Sentiment among printers, on the general state of trade remained positive on balance during Q1, according to the latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey. 

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Adare Advantage switches to low migration ink

30 April 2014

Apri 2014 - Adare Advantage has incorporated and successfully moved all UV based ink production to Zeller and Gmelin Uvaflex Y71 low migration inks, adhesives and varnishes.

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Printondemand-worldwide becomes first UK user of Horizon trimming unit

17 April 2014

Peterborough-based publisher services company Printondemand-worldwide has installed the UK's first Horizon HT-1000V variable trimmer from Intelligent Finishing Systems. The introduction of this machine forms part of a £250,000 investment in integrated workflow, and continues the company's efforts to make its production as lean and of as high a quality as possible.

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My BPIF - Our website tailored for you

16 April 2014

The BPIF will launch the ‘MyBPIF’ section of the website on the 17th April 2014. This means when you log in as usual you will reach a homepage personalised to your company.

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Pinstripe lead on colour at World Print Summit

11 April 2014

Birmingham-based Pinstripe Print Group Managing Director, Nigel Lyon, drove the importance of ‘colour in print' at the World Print Summit at IPEX last week. He made it clear that colour is fundamental to print, many say that they are colour specialists, but less than a handful of print companies can prove it.

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New Fedrigoni UK Website

10 April 2014

The site went live on Monday 24th March 2014 and promises to be a big improvement on the last by offering quick, 'at a glance' information about Fedrigoni papers and its UK promotional activities and events.

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No more recoupment of SSP

10 April 2014

For those of you whose SSP payments regularly amounted to more than 13% of your monthly NI contributions.

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Calling for entries to the 2014 Print Futures Awards!

07 April 2014

Cash grants of up to £1,500 each available for young people aged 16 to 30 years, to help pay any costs associated with relevant training courses for a career in; printing, publishing or graphic arts

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