The BPIF is the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry and is one of the country's leading trade associations. We are a not-for-profit-distribution organisation.
All BPIF News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 April 2014
For those of you whose SSP payments regularly amounted to more than 13% of your monthly NI contributions.
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
07 April 2014
Print media remains one of the most powerful and sustainable forms of communication. Yet consumers and users in the world of digital media are now distracted and enticed by a wide range of alternative media choices.
31 March 2014
Regulation of consumer credit is changing.
The Financial Conduct Authority will take over regulation of consumer credit from the OFT on 1 April 2014.
Print buyers expectations and implementing standards to improve profitability - come hear the BPIF speak at Ipex
20 March 2014
Robert McClements, CEO CDi PrintYorkshire, will be chairing 'An Audience with the Print Buyers - Their Expectations and Challenges' on the 25 March 2015 at the World Print Summit. This session will provide printers with a better insight into what brands are now looking for from printers and the dos and don't of approaching them. It will examine the print buyers challenges and constraints when selecting a printer to work with and will discuss what they are looking for next.
17 March 2014
The use of warnings as a disciplinary tool by employers and the litigation that can sometimes result from this can be a rather confusing area of employment law. This may well be due to the historic alterations in the relevant law.
11 March 2014
Reshoring work back to the UK could create between 100,000 and 200,000 extra jobs in industries such as textiles, advanced manufacturing and R&D, according to new research.
27 February 2014
The Printing Charity, a national charity for the printing, publishing, graphic arts and allied trades, is offering cash grants of up to £250 to help print workers and their families affected by the recent floods.
18 February 2014
The BPIF has been commissioned by one of our Associate members - Neopost - to conduct research into the current challenges and future direction of the UK Printing Industry. This will highlight the debate on where it's going and identify options for developing business models that can capitalise on the changes in the marketplace.
As a thank you for your participation all submitted responses will be entered into a free prize draw* for:
- an iPad mini
- one of two 6-bottle cases of wine
18 February 2014
In everyday life we generally seek to place labels on items which correspond simply to the function or description of those objects, for example in an office kitchen, the labelling of a tub of sugar so as to avoid the making of a round of cuppa's with salt in them.
17 February 2014
A new report published on 27 November last year, entitled Making Good, warns that UK manufacturing is being prevented from becoming 'wholly competitive' by a national industrial culture that discourages companies from investing in vital long-term business drivers such as skills development and technological innovation.
14 February 2014
Since the 2008 financial crisis there has been a significant tightening in credit conditions, with a dramatic reduction in bank lending to small firms. So, as the economy begins to recover, are there signs that access to finance may be improving for printers?
12 February 2014
On the 21st January 2014, 56 year old Alan Dinsdale, Director of Wickford-based screen printer A&S Print Services, died in the workplace, after an incident occurred during a Guillotine blade handling task.