60 seconds with Bluestar Print Finishers

Jo Francis
Monday, April 1, 2019

Bluestar started in 1998 when MD Lee Harvey (pictured, right, with operator Ian Richardson) decided that after working as a manager for a few firms, he needed to do something more. “I approached a few printing companies and got their support and so Bluestar was born.”

Where are you based? 

Bluestar is in Ilford, Essex

How many staff do you have? 

We have six people working for us

What does your firm do? 

We are print finishers producing perfect-bound books, saddle-stitched brochures and folded leaflets

What’s your typical customer? 

Is there a typical printer? We do high-end PUR brochures to park maps

Which geographic areas do you serve?

Mainly London and the Home Counties

Which markets do you serve? 

We do a lot of financial work

What’s your USP? 

Great service

What’s your company’s motto?

High standards no matter how small or big

What equipment do you run? 

Muller Martini, MBO and Horizon kit

What’s been your proudest achievement in the past few years? 

Keeping six people in work

Where do you see your business in five years’ time? 

In a bigger factory with like-minded people

What’s your team’s favourite biscuit? 

A soggy one. (Someone said Jaffa Cakes, but are they biscuits?)

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