Newspaper Printer of the Year: Mortons Print of Horncastle

By PrintWeek Team , Monday 16 October 2017

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Much has been said about the health of the newspaper sector, but keep taking the tabloids. The quality of these and all other paper formats has never been better, as proved this year by the Lincolnshire printer. Four outstanding examples from the popular press include Hackney Citizen, Photography News, Cage & Aviary and Fishing News.

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“Excellent image reproduction - strong colours and black,” said one judge, echoing another’s glowing praise: “Beautiful print results on challenging stocks and with relatively low print runs.” The Hackney Citizen, a 10,000-run monthly free newspaper, launched in 2008 to prove there’s still plenty of life in the sector. Photography News meanwhile is the UK’s only tabloid-sized national newspaper focusing solely on imaging. The free paper to camera clubs is in its third year and, like its printer, goes from strength to strength.

www.mortons.co.uk 01507 523456

Highly commended

Trinity Mirror Printing (Watford) 

www.trinitymirrorprinting.co.uk 01923 230455 

It almost made the front page again, with judges seriously impressed by Watford’s printing prowess. “Across the board, the entry showed stunning reproduction on lightweight stock,” said the judges of Trinity Mirror. The Daily Mirror remains its core business, with a nightly print order of around 350,000 copies on recycled newsprint, but check out First News. This national newspaper targets seven to 14-year-olds and was designed to encourage children to read newspapers...Watch this space.

Finalists

Iliffe Print, Cambridge

Mortons Print of Horncastle

Trinity Mirror Printing (Watford)

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