High-volume Publication Printer of the Year: Pindar, part of the YM Group
Monday, October 21, 2019
There wasn’t a stand-out sample from the four Pindar submitted - the judges loved them all, saying the print quality was simply superb.
“Images jumped off the page and everything about these publications was beautiful.” The cover of Waitrose & Partners Drinks magazine (a 220,000 run) popped thanks to the use of a powerful Pantone fluorescent pink. Hunger magazine, which has a print run of 15,000 copies, presented its own set of challenges as Pindar showed what web offset can achieve when it comes to exacting fashion content. Then there’s Harrods Magazine, which demands high-quality reproduction of high-value items. Text sections were printed web offset while covers were sheetfed. The boutique magazine was then perfect bound on a high-speed Muller Martini line.
Walstead’s work for prestigious quarterly Love Magazine and Condé Nast Traveller stood out, but it was the quarter of a million copies the company produces for Vogue that secured the company a highly commended in this category. The May 2019 issue featured 220 pages of text and seven different cover versions, which made the binding process incredibly complicated. However, Walstead pulled it off with aplomb. “Vogue’s complexity comes with a small production window, which only further proves the printer’s skillset,” said the judges.
Pindar, part of the YM Group
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