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Great news for the UK packaging industry as VPK Packaging Group NV invests in CorrBoard UK
Swanline Print Group has welcomed news that VPK Packaging Group NV (VPK) has invested in CorrBoard UK, the consortium based corrugated sheet feeder located in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.

Swanline Print is a partner in CorrBoard which was established in 2014 by a consortium of prominent corrugated sheet plants to supply quality corrugated materials for their own manufacturing purposes.

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Made in Britain: The importance of UK print promotion post-brexit
Nick Kirby, Swanline Print Group CEO, recently announced that his business had signed up to the Made In Britain campaign – the unique marque of British manufactured goods.

With continuing turmoil surrounding the UK exit process from the EU and the inevitable ramifications this has for economic and political stability, is the promotion of UK manufacturing, and specifically the homegrown UK pri ...

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Swanline encourages customers to ‘pour out ideas’ with innovative MIB campaign
Swanline Print, the UK’s leading trade supplier of specialist printed packaging and point-of-sale display solutions, is encouraging customers to ‘pour out’ their technical challenges and ‘take a sip of success’ with the team as part of its innovative Made in Britain initiative.

All this week, randomly selected customers have been receiving a traditional British-inspire ...

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Swanline Print Announces New Sales Director Appointment
Swanline Print, the UK’s leading trade supplier of specialist printed packaging and point-of-sale display solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Thomson as Sales Director.

Reporting to Swanline Print Managing Director Richard Towers, Roger brings many years of experience to the role. For the last eight years, Roger has been a Key Account Manager at Multi Packaging Solution ...

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Vacancy - Quality and Health & Safety Manager
Swanline Print has a vacancy for a manager who would be responsible for all aspects of the Quality and the Health & Safety systems and working practices within the business.  

Principal areas of Responsibility  

Health & Safety 

  • Promote and improve the awareness and accountability of individuals in relation to the H&S environment.  Develop and maintain a sense ...

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    05 Jun 2017
    Life-saving packaging project boxed off by Swanline and Woolcool
    A collaboration between Swanline Print’s award-winning design team and UK-based Woolcool, a provider of insulated packaging solutions, has revolutionised the transportation of pharmaceuticals and other perishable products across the world.

    Primarily developed for the pharmaceutical industry, but also useful for the food industry, the ground-breaking LifeGUARDIAN solution responds to current f ...

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    24 May 2017
    Vacancy – Project Manager
    Swanline Print Ltd is the UK’s leading trade supplier of specialist printed packaging and point-of-sale displays, with a reputation for service and confidentiality.

    We offer a comprehensive range of confidential trade services, giving our customers the opportunity to create niche value added markets in sectors with the least rivalry and thus the best opportunity for margin – all support ...

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    10 May 2017
    Swanline Print Group Acquires
    Swanline Print Group, the trade services provider for packaging, display and materials, has acquired the business assets and goodwill of Four Graphics Ltd’s Warwick-based division. The entity was purchased from administrators by the group after difficulties associated with their London and Dubai-based businesses.

    Nick Kirby, CEO of Swanline Print Group, says: “The new company ...

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    24 Apr 2017
    Swanline Print celebrates its manufacturing provenance by joining 'Made in Britain' campaign
    Swanline Print, the UK’s leading trade supplier of specialist printed packaging and point-of-sale display solutions, is flying the flag for British manufacturing and celebrating its roots by joining the 'Made in Britain' campaign.

    Made in Britain supports and promotes British manufacturing, enabling buyers and consumers around the globe to easily identify British-made products.

    Swanline Print, ...

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    21 Apr 2017
    Top grade for Swanline Print in latest BRC Audit
    Swanline Print has been awarded a Grade A certification against the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Institute of Packaging (IOP) Standard following an audit in March.

    Certification to the BRC/IOP Packaging Standard is now a fundamental requirement of many leading food retailers and manufacturers. Developed by the BRC and IOP, the standard is designed to assess the ability of packaging manufactu ...

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    17 Mar 2017
    Swanline Captures Imagination with Corrugated Board Medieval-Style Stand Design at Sign & Digital
    Step inside the castle walls and take a seat upon a medieval throne overlooking vast kingdoms with Swanline Paper & Board (SPB) and Swanline Print at Sign & Digital UK 2017.

    The two companies, part of the Swanline Group, are showcasing their spectacular constructional design and graphic capabilities at the show on stand E52.

    Everything visitors see on stand is manufactured from corrugated ...

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    17 Mar 2017
    Swanline Unveils New Cygnus Gecko - A Revolutionary Self-Adhesive - At Sign & Digital UK 2017
    A new ‘permanently re-positionable’ self-adhesive vinyl solution will be launched by Swanline Paper & Board (SPB) at this year’s Sign & Digital UK exhibition. 

    SPB, part of the Swanline Group, says Cygnus Gecko is set to revolutionise the industry’s perception of self-adhesive solutions thanks to the high quality polymeric vinyl that has been specially designed ...

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    17 Mar 2017
    Swanline Launches New Outdoor Display Board at Sign & Digital UK 2017
    Swanline Paper & Board (SPB) is to unveil its new innovative water resistant outdoor display board at Sign & Digital UK 2017.

    Cygnus Outdoor Display is  a world-leading, environmentally friendly display board that is resistant to water and moisture, making it an ideal solution for all temporary exterior signage applications and for use indoors where moisture or humidity is an issue.

    D ...

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    Step Into Another World With Swanline at Sign & Digital UK 2017
    Visitors to Sign & Digital UK 2017 will be transported to a kingdom of dark fantasy, magic and dragons with Swanline Paper and Board (SPB) and Swanline Print.

    The two companies, part of the Swanline Print Group, are set to launch four new products at the industry-leading event against a medieval backdrop of dynastic battles which has been created in-house to demonstrate their constructional and ...

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    17 Mar 2017
    Swanline Launch Two New Boxboards at Sign & Digital UK 2017
    A duo of new folding boxboards will be revealed by Swanline Paper and Board (SPB) at Sign & Digital UK 2017.

    Visitors to the Swanline stand, E52, will be able to see and feel the two substrates, PankaLux and PankaBrite, which have been developed for the luxury packaging and food packaging markets respectively.

    PankaLux is a new smooth white back folding boxboard that offers outstanding visual ...

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    02 Nov 2016
    Sales Administrator Vacancy
    Swanline Print Ltd is a UK market leader in the trade supply of specialist printed packaging and point-of-sale displays, and currently has a vacancy for a sales administrator.This role could be developed/enhanced for the right person, and key attributes include:
  • Experience within the corrugated/print industry from an internal admin perspective
  • Knowledge of digital, screen and litho p ...

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    14 Sep 2016
    Cutting Edge Cars And Print Technology At FESPA Summit
    This year’s hotly anticipated Digital Print for Corrugated Packaging Summit (October 4-5, Williams Conference Centre) is set to be the most high octane yet, showcasing not only the largest private collection of Grand Prix cars in the world but also the expertise of some of Europe’s leading organisations in the corrugated packaging sector.  

    Delegates attending the two-day event wi ...

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    05 Sep 2016
    Double Debut for Swanline at UK Corrugated Show
    Swanline Print Ltd and Swanline Paper & Board (SPB), sister companies under the umbrella of the recently formed Swanline Print Group, are planning a stunning double debut to showcase their unique materials and trade services at the UK Corrugated Industry Trade Show (20-21 September, Hilton Birmingham Metropole, NEC Birmingham), the only industry specific trade show in the UK this year.   ...

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    24 Aug 2016
    Swanline’s Rewinder Investment Rolls Out New Flute Profile
    Swanline Print Group has announced a £650,000 investment in its Paper and Board Division with new rewinder technology that has supported the launch of single faced products, including a new flute profile for the UK corrugated industry.  

    Installed in line with the Fosber Corrugator at Swanline’s joint venture Corrboard facility, the Pivab SFC 2583 2.8 metre Wide Single Face Rewind ...

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    16 Aug 2016
    Swanline Milestone Marked By New Appointments
    Specialist printed packaging supplier Swanline Print Ltd is celebrating 15 years in business and has boosted its workforce to meet the growing demand for the company’s confidential print and conversion services.  

    As part of an ongoing investment strategy, Dan Gallego has been appointed Account Manager to the trade-only firm’s team. He has a wealth of experience in the paper and p ...

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    20 Jun 2016
    Unique Creative Design Facility Launched By Swanline
    Packaging and POS supplier Swanline Print has announced a  unique concept in structural design services for its exclusively 100 per cent trade customers, whilst relocating its Design Centre to a dedicated location within its Stone, Staffordshire offices, importantly still just one step from the factory floor.

    “Creative Days” have been launched by the company as part of its vision t ...

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    08 Jun 2016
    Green Investment at CorrBoard UK Ltd
    CorrBoard UK, Europe’s first consortium-owned manufacturer of corrugated sheet board materials has received planning consent to build a 500kw anaerobic digester (AD) plant at its site in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.  The £3.5 million project is scheduled to commence construction later in 2016 and, when operational, will generate enough electricity to supply 1000 homes and enoug ...

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    20 Jun 2016
    Unique Creative Design Facility Launched By Swanline
    Packaging and POS supplier Swanline Print has announced a  unique concept in structural design services for its exclusively 100 per cent trade customers, whilst relocating its Design Centre to a dedicated location within its Stone, Staffordshire offices, importantly still just one step from the factory floor.

    “Creative Days” have been launched by the company as part of its vision t ...

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    28 Apr 2016
    New Company Structure At Swanline
    Swanline Print has announced a corporate re-structure to facilitate the ongoing development and success of the exclusive trade-only print services supplier. Former Swanline Print MD Nick Kirby has taken on the role of Chief Executive Officer of the newly-formed Swanline Print Group, whilst Board Director Richard Towers has replaced Nick as Managing Director of Swanline Print Ltd.  

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    29 Feb 2016
    Debut For Swanline Paper & Board At Sign & Digital UK
    Swanline Paper & Board, the recently launched materials division of Swanline Print Ltd, will make its event debut with a stunning new range of sustainable substrates at Sign & Digital UK (19-21 April, NEC), the UK’s premier sign making, display solutions and digital printing event.  

    Visitors to Stand H54 will find themselves surrounded by a vista of market-lea ...

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    24 Feb 2016
    Hats Off To Swanline For Advanced Packaging Solution
    Trade-only packaging supplier Swanline Print’s renowned expertise and its long-standing relationship with a box manufacturer gave it a head start over competitors when the customer required an innovative shelf ready solution for Panama hats.   Swanline’s award-winning constructional design team’s most recent collaboration with corrugated box maker Advanced Packaging Ltd was ...

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    15 Feb 2016
    WE ARE RECRUITING!
    Vacancy – Account Manager

    Swanline Print Ltd is the UK’s leading trade supplier of specialist printed packaging and point-of-sale displays, with a reputation for service and confidentiality.

    We offer a comprehensive range of confidential trade services, giving our customers the opportunity to create niche value added markets in sectors with the least rivalry and thus the best opportun ...

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    07 Dec 2015
    Paper & Board Division Welcome New Sales Director in Chris Bosworth
    We are delighted to announce the addition of Chris Bosworth to the Swanline Paper & Board (SPB) division. A former Global Sales Manager within International Paper (the world’s largest paper producer), Chris will take on the role of Sales Director at SPB.  

    “Chris’ addition is a massive boost for the business,” said SPB Managing Director Ross Grif ...

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    10 Sep 2015
    Paper & Board Division Open for Business
    Our brand new £3m Paper & Board division features in this month's International Paper Board Industry, click on the pdf file to read all about this exciting new development...

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    10 Sep 2015
    Christmas Beer Advent Calendar Makes UK Packaging Awards Shortlist
    We are delighted to announce that our Christmas Beer Advent Calendar has been shortlisted in the Corrugated Retail Ready & Point of Sale category at this year's UK Packaging Awards. 

    Our ingenious Christmas Beer Advent Calendar was a hot product over the festive period, selling out in just 24 hours following its launch in Selfridges last year.

    Cleverly designed to house 24 330ml beer bottl ...

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    04 Jun 2015
    Meet Rob Wood...Our New Business Development Director
    So, talk us through how you got started in the industry… 

    Strangely I got into print through Music! 

    Back in the days as a spotty 16 year old youth I learnt guitar at school and spent many hours sitting around in my mom’s front room with a bunch of friends, with the aspiration of becoming a rock star musician. Unfortunately at this amateur level the real rock and roll lifestyl ...

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    01 Jun 2015
    CorrBoard UK...An Industry First!
    By Nick Kirby

    CorrBoard UK is the product of 3 years 10 months of planning, patience and group evolution for the UK sheet plant partners and US partner, Corrugated Synergies International (CSI),  who together established Europe’s first co-operative sheet feeding company.

    Before the business was formally incorporated, the project was affectionately known by its pseudonym “Secret Sq ...

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    22 May 2015
    Salt of the Earth!
    We would like to say a massive congratulations to our very own Print Production Manager Dave Salt, who last weekend completed a 110 mile charity bike ride - raising over £700 for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice in Stoke-on-Trent. 

    Dave left the Michelin Athletic Club at 6.15AM on Sunday 17th May, arriving in Llangollen 3 hours and 20 minutes later. The return leg was hard going but Dave po ...

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    11 May 2015
    Solar-Powered Swanline!
    We recently decided to do our bit for the environment and invest in 496 SolarWorld sunmodule solar panels, something we see as a significant step forward for our company. 

    The installation will allow us to produce approximately 108 MWh per annum (or 108,000 kWh) which is a saving of 52 tonnes of Co2 a year!

    Over the next 20 years, our high quality solar panels will save over 1 mi ...

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    Phil Mansell Talks Shuttleworth in Print Week
    Recently, our Customer Services Director Phil Mansell oversaw the implementation of our new Shuttleworth MIS, completely altering the way our internal systems flow. Here, in an exclusive Print Week interview, Phil speaks about what this meant for us as a company moving forward...

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    14 Nov 2014
    Swanline Winners at UK Packaging Awards
    In the glamorous setting of Park Lane's London Hilton on Wednesday 12th November, we were named as winners of the SME (Small-Medium Enterprise) of the Year Award at the UK Packaging Awards. Alongside this, we were also highly commended in the Investment Project of the Year category for our ground-breaking investment in digital print.  

    Our Managing Director Nick Kirby was on hand to collect th ...

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    29 Oct 2014
    Swanline Proud to Announce Investment in CorrBoard UK
    We are pleased to announce that - alongside US-based Corrugated Synergies International (CSI) and 7 other UK based sheet plants - we are an equal partner in CorrBoard UK, a new business based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. CorrBoard is home to the UK’s first brand new corrugator in sheet feeding for more than 20 years, with a total investment cost in the region of £15m. 

    Throug ...

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    29 Oct 2014
    Q & A with Judi Chapple
    Judi Chapple is the Sales Director here at Swanline Print, and has been with us since 2006. Here, we take 5 minutes to find out just what makes Judi tick:

    So, talk us through how you got started in the industry….

    I started out in 1980 as a Rep for Board Products in Stoke-on-Trent. The company changed hands a number of times over the next 26 years, from Danisco to Mondi (at which point I worke ...

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    29 Oct 2014
    How Digital Has Changed The Way We Work
    Over 2013-14, we partnered with HP to develop and deliver the world’s first HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press. This brought new, game-changing digital print technology to our market sector.

    Having seen first-hand the way in which the market is evolving, we observed that traditional analogue technologies servicing our industry were struggling to cope with the demands of the market. There was ...

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    25 Sep 2014
    VIDEO: How Digital Print has Fuelled Growth at Swanline
    HP recently visited our site and filmed a short video to demonstrate how Swanline has utilised the power of digital print to drive growth throughout the company: 



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    09 Sep 2014
    Swanline Make Awards Shortlist...Twice!
    This week we found out that we have been shortlisted in two catgeories at this year's UK Packaging Awards. 

    For the second year running we are in contention for the SME of the Year award, and thanks to our commitment to improving and expanding our digital print facilities, we have also been shortlisted for Investment Project of the Year.  

    "We're extremely proud to be in contention for two ...

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    27 Aug 2014
    Swanline Sponsor Packaging Awards Corrugated Category
    We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the Corrugated: Online Retail and Consumer Goods category at the 2014 UK Packaging Awards. 

    Our Managing Director Nick Kirby said:

    “The Packaging Awards provides a platform for companies to showcase some of the best work they produce, and gain deserved recognition on a high profile evening and in a high profile publication.” 

    “As ...

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    04 Jul 2014
    Presentation in Brussels Sprouts Digital Interest
    Our Managing Director Nick Kirby took to Brussels in June, delivering a presentation at the FEFCO Digital Workshop. 

    Nick's presentation, to 125 FEFCO corrugated members, told of how we have incorporated digital print into a business model that has always been geared towards analogue technology. 

    Please click on the pdf file (right) to view the presentation in it's entirety - with the ...

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    02 Jul 2014
    A Journey into Digital Print: Swanline Case Study from IPBI
    This month, International Paper Board Industry magazine featured a case study on our journey into digital print. The feature discusses the implications of integrating digital into an analogue business model.

    Please click on the pdf (right) to read IPBI's case study. 



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    23 Apr 2014
    Swanline Expand Digital Operations as Production Commences on 2nd FB10000
    On Monday of last week we took delivery of our 2nd HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press, underlining our commitment to industry innovation and investment on behalf of our customers. 

    The £1m+ investment in a second press and ancilliary equipment came as a direct result of the success of our first FB10000, and full production commenced on the 2nd machine this week. We worked together clos ...

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    25 Mar 2014
    Swans Pick Up League Title
    Our company 6-aside football team romped away with the Stone Monday Night League Division 2 Title, easing over the finish line last night a full 10 points clear of their nearest challengers. 

    The team has turned out looking the part in Swanline sponsored Nike kits (right), and will begin the Summer Season in the top division following promotion. 

    Player-Manager Adam Marszalek said "We ente ...

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    25 Feb 2014
    Careo Named as Swanline's Supplier of the Year
    We are pleased to announce that Careo have won our Supplier of the Year Award for 2013. A leader in the European GD2 market, Careo provide serviliner, and worked incredibly hard to build up a bespoke system that offered Swanline a superb level of support.

    The conversion equipment of Careo’s business has since been sold to a new Midlands based company called Warren Converters. The transition h ...

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    13 Feb 2014
    Swanline Announce £1m Investment in Second HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press
    Swanline Print Ltd, the UK’s leading trade supplier of specialist printed packaging and point-of-sale displays, has announced a £1m investment in a second HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press and ancillary equipment, set for installation by the end of April 2014.  

    This announcement comes on the back of a successful Open House event at Swanline (see video below), at which guests of ...

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    11 Feb 2014
    Moving Forward With Digital Print Technology
    Managing Director Nick Kirby shares some thoughts on what new digital print technology means for both Swanline and our industry....

    When digital print technology first appeared in the print and packaging industry just over a decade ago, it was difficult to envisage just where it would fit into the market. The vision was there, but at the time the technology wasn’t.

    If you were to compare an e ...

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    06 Feb 2014
    Business of the Year Award Beckons as Swanline Make Sentinel Shortlist
    Swanline Managing Director Nick Kirby shares his thoughts on being shortlisted for Business of the Year:

    We are very proud to have been shortlisted for Business of the Year in the Sentinel’s annual Staffordshire Business Awards.

    We realise the importance industry can have in our local community, and as our business goes from strength to strength we hope that it can impact positively on the re ...

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    30 Jan 2014
    Shuttleworth MIS Set for April Installation
    We have made a significant investment with regards to our IS strategy, and are currently commissioning a Shuttleworth MIS which is scheduled to go live early in Q2, 2014.

    Customer Services Director Phil Mansell (right) explains the rationale behind this key strategic investment:

    "Continued YOY sales growth coupled with significant investment in the latest digital print technology, inspired the need ...

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    10 Jan 2014
    VIDEO: FB10000 Runs Digital Multi-Load Job
    The results we are currently achieveing with our HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press are fantastic, and the power of digital print is growing all the time. Check out this video of us running a multi-load job: With a sheet size of 747 x 1314, this job ran a multi-load with 4 sheets per bed. The substrate used was clay-coated EB flute and ran at 80 beds per hour. With 200 table movements this resulte ...

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    27 Nov 2013
    Swanline Features in The Sentinel
    Swanline has today appeared in the Business pages of The Sentinel, the local newspaper for Stoke-on-Trent and surrounding areas. 

    http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Business-Print-specialist-Swanline-goes-growth/story-20225487-detail/story.html

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    14 Nov 2013
    Swanline ‘Highly Commended’ at UK Packaging Awards
    The London Hilton played host to a range of packaging professionals at last night’s UK Packaging Awards, with various presentations recognising exceptional performance and innovation within the industry.

    In the category of SME (Small-Medium Enterprise) of the Year, which recognises the exceptional business performance of companies with turnovers between £5-10m, we were highly commended ...

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    New Additions to Fleet Ensure Your Orders are Delivered in Style!
    We are committed to providing a uniquely high-quality level of service, from design & production right through to delivery – which is why we have invested in upgrading our fleet of delivery vehicles.

    We know that first impressions count, and when delivering your orders to your customers, our new Mercedes Benz Actros 1845 LS artic wagon and 18T Mercedes Benz Axor 1824 L will help to make t ...

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    05 Nov 2013
    POS Perfect for Digital in Record Month
    Since the installation of our HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press in June, we have been delighted with the increase in POS enquiries and orders, culminating in record sales figures in September.

    The market for digitally produced POS work is growing rapidly, given digital’s propensity for producing specifications of short-medium run lengths with quick turnaround times and the option o ...

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    07 Oct 2013
    Meet Ross Griffin - Swanline's Business Development Director

    So, talk us through how you got started in the industry… 

    Well, it was actually a stop-gap. I had been promised a job in the February of 1992, and took a job at Weedon PSC at the end of October 1991 on a four-week contract – working on their first ever POS displays for Pampers. Anyway, they then offered me a few more weeks, then to keep me on over Christmas, and before I knew it I ...

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    25 Sep 2013
    Awards Beckon for Company and Staff
    We are proud to have been shortlisted for the SME of the Year at this year's Packaging News Awards, after impressing judges with our continuous investment strategy. 

    The SME award celebrates excellence business performance by companies with a turnover of less than £10m, and the winner will be announced at an Awards evening in November. 

    Alongside this, our hard-working Customer Servi ...

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    25 Sep 2013
    Swanline MD Nick Kirby Discusses Digital Investment, Company Growth...and Sir Alex Ferguson
    2013 is a year that will always be remembered as the year that Sir Alex Ferguson retired from Manchester United and football (though I always thought it would be football that retired from him).

    Here at Swanline though, 2013 will be remembered as the year in which our company evolved into a major player in the digital print market, thanks in no small part to large-scale investments in new technolo ...

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    25 Sep 2013
    Swanline Kit Launch in Unofficial Association with Nike
    Swanline have today announced that the company's 6-aside footballers will take to the pitch this season in spectacular royal blue Nike strips, as the company looks to capitalise on Nike's influence in the lucrative replica shirt market in South-East Staffordshire. 

    The Swans, who will ply their trade in Stone's prestigious Tuesday night league, are hotly tipped to bring home the league title i ...

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    25 Sep 2013
    Shaw's Win Caps Off a Great Golf Day for Swanline Staff
    Dressed in a resplendent pink ensemble, Mark ‘Hopper’ Shaw looked as though he would have been more at home on a Milan catwalk than a Staffordshire fairway, but ‘The Flamingo’ came out on top at the inaugural ‘Swanline Open’, finishing ahead of Jim Simpson in 2nd and Craig McGraw in 3rd. 

    With a number of keen golfers among the Swanline staff, it was ab ...

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