Despite deflation and recession, the major UK paper merchants will be increasing paper prices by 5-7%. However, Minuteman Press Bristol has fought these price rises to ensure that costs need not be passed on to clients during tough market conditions.
“Running inefficient operations as some of the paper merchants do, and requiring the market to subsidise the failures of the supplier, is truly appalling,” said Peter Wise, managing director of Minuteman Press Bristol.
He added that merchants should offer consistent pricing, and that as designers and printers agree prices with clients, merchants should also plan ahead.
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Industry reacts with anger to latest increase in paper prices.