Newspaper Printer of the Year: Mortons Print of Horncastle

The Stratford upon Avon Herald is almost 160 years old. But time stops for no one and the pressures of weekly, or daily, production are as demanding for old timers like the Herald as they are for relative newbies such as The Essential Journal, launched in Liverpool in 2014. 01507 523456 

Titles rolled off by Mortons, based in Lincolnshire, also include the Hackney Citizen and 5,000-run Moorlander with its news and features for Dartmoor locals. To celebrate the latter’s 50th issue this May the printer produced a new 16-page lifestyle supplement on a Manroland Uniset machine. The judges were won over by this and all the samples from Mortons. “Excellent colour, you almost forget its newsprint,” said one. 

Highly commended

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“This submission oozed quality, but First News really stood out,” said the judges, without detracting from TV Life, Jewish News and i Weekend. First News is a weekly children’s newspaper printed at 2,000dpi, almost unheard of on coldset. Even with high volumes and tight deadlines, each copy is printed to a high standard with bright clean lines, plentiful images and pin-sharp accuracy on colour and trimming.


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