High-volume Magazine Printer of the Year: Wyndeham Roche

By PrintWeek Team , Monday 16 October 2017

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The printer in St Austell, Cornwall, pumped up the volume in this reconfigured category on longer-run magazines produced gravure or web offset. Stepping up to the plate were issues of Boat International, Love, Harrods and World of Interiors. The first is a high-quality magazine for the super-rich printed in runs of 25,000 on heavilly coated paper with high levels of ink coverage.

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Skilled press minders ensured no marking or blistering as hot paper cooled in chill rollers during high-speed, wide-web production. A tight schedule and heavy ink coverage on highly coated paper made the 55,000 copies of Love technically challenging. But “all of the entries showed a great image ‘lift’, which helped achieve stunning results across the board,” said one judge, backed up by another praising “beautiful print that just sings off the page”.

www.wyndeham.co.uk 01726 892400

Highly commended

Precision Colour Printing

www.pcpltd.net 01952 585585 

The challenges that had to be overcome to print the 60,000 copies of Inspirational Magazine made it a fitting title. The extra web width led the team to change offset blankets, de-calcify the roller and change the ink-water balance to avoid defects. The Telford, Shropshire, printer pulled off similar feats on Christie’s International Real Estate, Outdoor Photography and Food & Travel to wow judges. “The variety of techniques in this entry was impressive, in another year it could have been a winner,” one said.

Finalists

Precision Colour Printing

Wyndeham Bicester

Wyndeham Peterborough

Wyndeham Roche 

Wyndeham Southernprint 

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