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REGULARS 05 Leader


Football fever looms. 06 News


Enter Antalis’ awards, Queen’s cracker of a day, and a new name on the High Street.


08 Licensing News LIMA recognise rising stars and Rocket break some bad records


09 Supplier News Gold for accident prevention.


10 Exhibition News Home & Gift hits the big screen.


12 Meet The Newbies Windles-sponsored focus on industry newcomers and print processes.


17 On Board Fenner’s Justin Hobson on paper.


FEATURES PUBLISHING


14 Personality Profile Windles Group MD Bruce Podmore on 30 years in greetings print.


16 NSS & Surtex Review Henri Davis reports from the Big Apple.


19 World Cup Special Spot the ball with these football cards.


20 Cover Story Purple Ronnie is totes amazeballs.


26 Humour Cards Sending a laugh is great fun.


ONLINE FEATURE 30 Company Profile Humour specialists Quitting Hollywood.


32 Children’s Cards & Wrap There’s science behind a good kids’ send.


40 PG Live Review That was the show that was.


44 Pulse Review Around summer’s only design-led event.


58 Regional Focus A trip up to the North East.


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18 John Ryan What has Card Factory worked?


45 Frankly Speaking Bubbly Sarah Porter loves hotels.


50 Talk Of The Town Cardgains’ first member tells all.


52 Artists’ Quarter Linda Edwards, John Patrick Reynolds and Vaness Cuthbert.


54 It’s All About Sales It’s a summer of love for agent Alina Powell.


55 Your Shout A law change gives the greetings industry a big opportunity says Lorraine Donnelly.


56 Gifts Spotlight & Spotlight A selection of this month’s latest releases.


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