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Print Business is a bi-monthly magazine, publishing six times a year beginning with the January/February issue. A normal issue is 84 pages and it is perfect bound.

Features List Features list for 2017

Print Business has always themed its issues, and these themes are chosen by topicality. Popular editions of Print Business are those that concentrate on subjects where there are news and innovation. Deciding a year ahead what is going to be topical is impossible. Print Business editor Gareth Ward is very good at spotting trends and predicting where the industry is going.

It is with this in mind that Print Business publishes a features list. However, this is subject to change as we work in partnership with advertisers to bring our readers newsworthy and interesting content.

For more information on how to work in partnership and a detailed explanation of upcoming themed issues call 01580 236456.

Price list 2017

Please note that Print Business does not publish ratecard prices, ie grossly inflated figures designed to be negotiated down to approximately 30% of the original. We instead set the prices at a fair rate that our advertisers seem happy with.

We are unable to offer agency discounts except by prior negotiation and our written agreement.

If your agency's accounts department automatically takes off 10%, make sure that you adjust these prices accordingly. For example, a one-off full page is £1,500.00 so you should add 11.1% (£1,666.50) then subtract your agency discount of 10% (£1,499.85).

Full page in Print Business Magazine

One-Off £1,500 | 2-3 Insertions £1,300 | 4+ £1,100

Half page in Print Business Magazine

One-off £900 | 2-3 Insertions £850 | 4+ £750
Half Page Solus within Copy £1,200

Banner on Print Business News Ezine

One-Off £300 | 2-3 Insertions £275 | 4+ £250
For more information on the online presence of Print Business go to Why this site is different


Six for £750

Book six consecutive ads and each one will cost £750. This takes away the task of working out which issue is the best. Also available as half pages for £450 each for six.


Print Business goes to about 6,500 people at about 5,000 companies, most of whom are decision makers at UK commercial and wide format printers.

The Monday Morning News ezine goes to about 2,700 people who have opted in. It has a extremely high open rate (around 50%) and click through (around 21%) rates and is free to subscribers. This is a very popular product, as is shown by its open rate.

Production Schedule

Jan/Feb = 30 January
Mar/Apr = 20 March
May/Jun = 22 May This issue came out on 29 May
Jul/Aug = 17 July
Sep/Oct = 18 September
Nov/Dec = 27 November

Jan/Feb = 13 January
Mar/Apr = 3 March
May/Jun = 5 May
Jul/Aug = 30 June
Sep/Oct = 1 September
Nov/Dec = 10 November

Mechanical Data

Artwork must be supplied as PDF/X-1a or higher, 300dpi resolution, CMYK. All ads require 3mm bleed to all edges.

Full Page 210mm wide x 297 mm deep + 3mm bleed
Half Page 210mm wide x 140mm deep + 3mm bleed
Email Banner 631px wide x 115px deep, RGB Jpeg (Sorry, we cannot accept animated Gifs)

Artwork to be sent to

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There is a growing interest in the limited edition market for artisanal book binding. We look at the developments and the skills and equipment for case binding and section sewing.

Ahead of the Hunkeler Innovations Days, we preview the event and look at the development of the market in high speed inkjet and other forms of digital printing.

PUBLISHED 30 January
Editorial deadline: Late December 2016
Ad deadline: 13 January

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With Sign & Digital around the corner, we look at the choice of technologies and equipment for print companies who want to invest in rollfed printing equipment. We will look at the opportunities in wall coverings, one of the fastest growing sectors of the market.

What is happening in cartons and flexible packaging as the demand for shorter runs and faster turnaround increases? Is this going to be a digital print market, or one that conventional equipment can serve? Plus updates on the development of inkjet technology for corrugated packaging.

Editorial deadline: 13 February
Ad deadline: 3 March

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How a product is finished is no longer an automatic choice between guillotines and platens. Flatbed cutting tables, laser cutting technology, handling systems, fast set up, rotary cutters, multi finishers and inline options are all out there.

We look at the choices and positioning of what is a neglected part of the equipment portfolio, but which can also have a huge impact on efficiency.

The much bandied phrase is starting to gel into some kind of reality. We examine the subject from all sides, from the MIS and equipment providers, through online service to the Internet of Things.

This is a thorough guide to what all printers need to understand about how this will impact their businesses.

Editorial deadline: 7 April
Ad deadline: 5 May

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What can commercial printers do to adapt their business model to move away from the commodity arena?

We look at opportunities in variable data printing, in large format inkjet, in carton printing. We look too at the rise of UV drying for commercial printing, finding the right technologies, the consumables and the experiences of companies that have invested, from large to small.

Everyone needs a web to print policy, but not everyone has one. We look at the development of the technology and the applications it is being used for. And what lies on the horizon?

Editorial deadline: 9 June
Ad deadline: 30 June

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A preview of the return of the UK's best known print show, scheduled to start at the end of October. It provides a framework to discuss the state of the industry, what is coming in the next few years and what printers planning a visit to a forthcoming exhibition should be thinking about.

Labelexpo is coming so, ahead of the show, we look at the changing trends in the market for labels, the equipment, the materials, the buyers and the law. As always we speak to the companies that are leading industry about their success.

PUBLISHED 1 September.
Editorial deadline: 4 August.
Ad deadline: 18 September.

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What has happened as a result of the autumn events calendar, from Ipex, the Print Show, Packaging Innovations and so on? All the highlights, all the technology described for those who failed to get to the event or missed that stand.

Books have led the way, both the first to be threatened by digital and the first sector to demonstrate that print has a vibrant life. With shorter runs, less power to the large publishers, there is greater opportunity than ever for all types of printer to be involved with book printing.

PUBLISHED 20 November
Editorial deadline: 6 October
Ad deadline: 3 November

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Production Schedule

Production Schedule

Jan/Feb = 30 January
Mar/Apr = 20 March
May/Jun = 22 May
Jul/Aug = 17 July
Sep/Oct = 18 September
Nov/Dec = 27 November (was 20 November but the Print Show and Ipex got in the way)

Jan/Feb = 13 January
Mar/Apr = 3 March
May/Jun = 5 May
Jul/Aug = 30 June
Sep/Oct = 1 September
Nov/Dec = 3 November

Ad artwork should be sent to

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Book six consecutive full page ads and pay £750 per issue (£4,500 in instalments) from the January/February 2018 issue.

Take the stress out of poring over the features lists (which often change) to work out when is best to place your ads for your marketing schedule.

Print Business covers all the bases in all the issues so there will always be some suitable editorial to give you a good return on your investment.

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Copyright Licences

Copyright Licences

Information is not free. A great deal of expertise, time and money goes into producing Print Business in both print and online format. We create it from nothing and we own it.

What we produce has a value. Print Business has an impeccable reputation for high quality editorial. To have companies, products and services featured gives them a boost and that editorial is in demand as marketing material.

What many do not realise is that selling our copyright content as marketing material is an essential revenue stream for Print Business.

In Ye Olden Days, the advent of digital workflows led to companies asking for facsimile pages for nothing as "all you have to do is send the PDF". The creation, collection, assimilation, editing and presentation of a great deal of information into focused, highly readable copy does not come cheaply. Anyone who has engaged a PR agency will know this.

Print Business's editorial represents much better value. It can be presented in a variety of formats, but what we charge for is the copyright licence. In other words, permission to take what we have created and use it to make money.

The copyright licences start from £250 (often free for printers), which is a fraction of the price one would have to pay an agency or individual to start from scratch.

Think of Print Business as consultancy in magazine format. Isn't that worth a small fee?

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