Book Printer of the Year 2015: Pureprint Group

PrintWeek Team
Monday, October 19, 2015

Book ‘em. It’s almost criminal, this is the fourth year running Pureprint has scooped a category that to the outside world has little to celebrate. The book sector has been through the mill in recent years with the UK undercut by cheaper, and in some cases shoddy, imports and digital editions.

www.pureprint.com 01825 768811 

But the printer in Uckfield, East Sussex, has proven once again, and without doubt, the beauty of the British book, well printed and bound, endures. Lloyds Banking Group also endures and celebrated 250 years with a print run of 15,000 in a style truly fitting to the British book. The final word on Waterloo, a limited edition of 125 copies, however goes to one of the judges: “Waterloo is quite simply one of the best books I have ever seen, the printing and binding were exceptional – stunning.”


Highly commended 

Team (Impression)

www.team-impression.com 0113 272 4800 

It has a dark title but Alive in the Face of Death was a pleasure for the Leeds-based printer, which worked with photographer Rankin. Reproduction of images was paramount, with smooth uncoated Munken Polar 150gsm chosen for text paper. Pages and end papers were printed in four-colour process plus a special metallic Pantone 876 throughout for a run of 2,250 copies. “A fantastic entry,” agreed the judges. “In another year, a winner.”


Finalists

Bonacia 

Empress Litho

Northend Creative Print Solutions

Pureprint Group

Team (Impression)

The Westdale Press

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