Pandemic hits high end print firm

Jo Francis
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

High-end print specialist Push Print has become the latest victim of the pandemic, with the business on the verge of being wound up.

Some of the work produced by Push Print
Some of the work produced by Push Print

The Bermondsey, London-based firm printed for a wide range of creative clients producing books, magazines and brochures for galleries, museums, photographers, architects, fashion houses and property developers.  

Further details about the company’s situation were unavailable at the time of writing but Printweek understands that a liquidator will be appointed tomorrow (1 September), and the business had been knocked off course by the effects of the pandemic.

In its abbreviated accounts for the year ending 31 July 2020 shareholders’ funds at The Big Push Ltd, which trades as Push Print, had reduced from £357,631 to £27,558. The 21-staff firm had also been using the furlough scheme. 

Pre-pandemic turnover had been around £4m. 

An industry source commented: “It’s very sad when a company that cares a lot about what it does goes.”

Push Print's plant list included a five-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster CD102-X and the firm added B2 inkjet three years ago when it bought a Fujifilm Jet Press 720S.   

The award winning firm described its ethos as aiming to deliver something “where design, paper, and print combine to make a finished piece that is greater than the sum of its parts”, and also encouraged clients to visit and “share the process”. 

The business was established in 2003. 

London-based Push Print is not connected to the Glasgow company of the same name.  

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