Print's success stories hailed
Hosted by Mock the Week star Hugh Dennis and with entertainment from ventriloquist Paul Zerdin and Oompah Brass, the PrintWeek 2010 Awards was a great night for Pureprint Group who gained the biggest trophy haul notching up a hat-trick of top prizes in the Environment, Fine Art and Book categories.
Pureprint wins PrintWeek Book Printer of the Year Award 2010
Pureprint received the Book Printer of the Year 2010 prize at the PrintWeek Awards for the “exceptional” print quality of Above Scotland, a book on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland produced for The Royal Commission.
Pureprint wins PrintWeek Environmental Company of the Year Award 2010
Pureprint’s commitment to environmental improvement in the face of adverse economic conditions has meant we stood head and shoulders above virtually everyone else to win the hotly-contested category of Environmental Company of the Year 2010.
Pureprint wins PrintWeek Fine Art Printer of the Year Award 2010
Pureprint were worthy winners of PrintWeek’s Fine Art Printer of the Year Award 2010, with judges particularly taken with the quality of the book Crash, which was produced for The Gagosian Gallery in New York.
Investments continue at Pureprint
In addition to purchasing two new HP Indigo 7500 presses and XMPie software, Pureprint has invested in a new six-colour plus coater Heidelberg XL 105 B1 press to be installed in January 2011, taking total investment in 2010 up to £3million. As well as this, more change has occurred with the appointment of former Precision Printing Executive, Simon Cooper as Business Development Director whose role it is to develop the Group’s digital solutions and integrate marketing communications with digital online media.
Pureprint turns around BP oil rig disaster report in 24-hours
Pureprint sent out 50 advanced copies of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster report for BP just 24-hours after production. Confidentiality agreements had to be signed by all staff who worked on it. A further 200 copies of the 254-page report, three throw-outs over 1.5 metres wide and 250 CDs burnt, labelled and inserted into the wire-bound and individually shrink-wrapped reports were supplied a day later.
Pureprint purchases Speedmaster
Pureprint Group continues its aggressive investment strategy by boosting its litho capacity with a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105. Pureprint’s Chief Executive, Mark Handford explains the reasoning behind the decision, which takes investment to over £3million in 2010.
Digital print brings new meaning to targeted communication
Our Marketing Director, Richard Owers, featured in October 2010’s issue of Green Futures commenting on the development of digital printing and its move from a mass commodity into a much more effective communication tool. He talks us through the case studies of both the University of Creative Arts and Oxfam and how they were able to offer bespoke and personalised material and yet still make significant savings through the use of digital printing. He argues that with social media driving change in how messages are produced and consumed, printers must follow suit.
Pureprint to install two HP Indigo 7500s
Pureprint has spent £1.3m on two new HP Indigo 7500 presses to the meet the growing demand for digital print. Technical Director, Aaron Archer talks us through the reasoning behind the investment and what it will mean for Pureprint.
Aaron Archer: My Industry
Print and Paper Monthly caught up with Pureprint Group’s Technical Director, Aaron Archer in their June/July 2010 issue to chat all things print. He talks about how he broke into the industry, how it has changed, his responsibilities at Pureprint and their recent investments, the challenges the industry faces and last year’s Ipex, as well as letting us in on the one thing he’d change about the industry.
Pureprint boost sales team
Pureprint Group has appointed David Crompton and Ronan Daly as Sales Consultants to help expand the Group’s presence in the luxury and corporate market segments. Both join with a wealth of experience with Mr Crompton previously holding positions at Midas Press, Butler & Tanner, Fulmar and Wace, and Mr Daly having previously occupied roles at Park Communications, MPG Impressions and St Ives Westerham Press.
Green Policies Turn Profits
This article talks to Richard Owers, Marketing Director of Pureprint, who explains to us how environmental improvement can lead to financial imporvement, discusses the challenging environmental objectives set for 2010 and the reasons behind such a commitment to sustainability, not only at top level but throughout the entire group.