Pureprint client Punch Creative win RAR Award
Leeds-based graphic design agency Punch Creative has scooped the highest national accolade for its services to the marketing industry.
Having been shortlisted in a phenomenal ten categories, the Farsley team collected the Recommended Agency Register (RAR) award for client service at the London ceremony. But the night did not end there. The five-strong Punch squad was then honoured with the prestigious ‘Grand Prix’ marketing crown for the UK’s favourite agency with fewer than 30 staff.
Pureprint have been working with Punch Creative printing for their clients Duresta the premium handmade upholstery brand, printing their high quality brochures and catalogues and printing brochures for Cedar Court Hotels.
Richard Lowes, Director at Punch Creative said “Punch Creative have worked with Pureprint for over 18 months and we already trust Derek (Pureprint Account Director for Punch Creative) and his team to handle our most high profile work. What we value about Derek's approach, aside from the quality of the end product, is the fact he brings new products and ideas to us to enhance our print projects - these finishing touches can make the difference between a good project and a great end result for us and our clients. We look forward to developing our relationship with Derek and Pureprint into the future.”
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Pureprint win a Queens Award for Enterprise
Pureprint are delighted to announce that today we are celebrating being awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest accolade for business success. We have received our award for Sustainable Development which is in recognition of our sustainable practices within and beyond the printing industry. This is the 3rd time we have won this award (previously in 2003 and 2008) which demonstrates our commitment and success to ensuring sustainability is underpinning our whole business.
The judges said:
‘A Sustainable Development Award is made to Pureprint Group Ltd for showing that sustainable printing is affordable and promoting sustainable practices within and beyond the printing industry. Since winning an Award in 2008, the company has continually improved internal environmental management, extended its approach to responsible supply chain management and, through continued service development, encouraged and advised customers on reducing carbon footprints.’
The judges also said:
‘The company is an impressive example to others, inside and outside the sector, of commitment to embedding sustainability.’
Richard Owers, Marketing Director said “Since our first Queen’s Award in 2003 we have increased our turnover by nearly 400% and now employ over 200 staff. The Queen’s Award has been an inspiration to us for 15 years and has shown us that in the best businesses long term development is based on all the aspects of sustainable best practice. To receive our third Queen’s Award this year is not only a great honour but is further encouragement to us, and hopefully others, to embrace and promote sustainable development.”
The awards are made annually by HM The Queen and are the highest official UK awards for British businesses. They are made on the advice of the Prime Minister after examination of applications by an Advisory Committee composed of leading individuals from industry, commerce, trade unions and government.
Find out more about our sustainability from Richard Owers on 07711 687 408 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pureprint produces David Bowie V&A exhibition commemorative items
One of these is an exclusive collection of 50 postcards which is a deluxe two-part sliding box with grosgrain ribbon lift and plastic sleeve (pictured right). The collection of postcards brings together iconic back stage, session and tour photography as well as original design work in Bowie’s own hand.
This item has become so popular we are having to produce more for the museum to keep up with demand. The concepts were created by our team of in-house designers utilising our 3d design software, taking iconic images and manipulating these into several packaging designs, to quickly give the client a full range of bespoke options. They were then printed on our B1 litho presses.
Mark Vincent, Head of Retail Communications at Pureprint says “Our new creative packaging design studio offering enabled us to quickly react and visualise our client’s initial brief, making all elements very transparent and easy to communicate. This prestigious project fully utilised Pureprint’s in house capabilities, from the client’s initial concepts right through to fulfilment and distribution.”
If you want to see more of the work we do at Pureprint take a look at some of our client case studies.
To find out more about our creative packaging and point of sale offerings call Mark Vincent on 07808 911619 or email him email@example.com
Pureprint achieve DMA accreditation
We have now achieved membership of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), proving our expertise and rigorous methods in our end to end direct marketing processes. This achievement highlights the existing work we have been doing with many of our clients handling their direct marketing communications.
DMA membership means all our processes have been stringently checked against criteria which covers data handling, confidentiality and security to name just a few. The DMA’s role is to help lead the way in direct marketing and help the industry do better business including lobbying, providing professional development and a consulting service for its members. We now have access to the DMA’s great services and support as well as having the ability to share our learnings and expertise with the association.
Julie Geraud, DMA's director of membership, says:
"DMA membership is the sign that a company operates to the highest standards of industry best practice. We welcome Pureprint into the DMA and look forward to providing professional support and assistance to help them achieve their business objectives."
We provide a full end to end service for our clients covering design both visual and conceptual, data management, print including fully personalised mailings on our digital presses, fulfilment and fully integrated communication re-engineering on multiple platforms and media.
If you would like to know more about our direct marketing services please contact Matt Rees at firstname.lastname@example.org call him on 07725 259 131.or
Order placed for our 2nd HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press
We have been beta testing the HP Indigo 10000 digital press since November and we are so sure of the press that we have placed an order for a second one which is due for delivery in August 2013.
‘It is already clear that the 10000 fits perfectly with our current work mix and offers our customers the prospect of designing exciting new solutions. I have not seen so much interest from our customers in a new piece of printing equipment in the 20 years since I took over the running of the business’ says Mark Handford, Chief Executive at Pureprint.
If you would like to know more about the HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press please contact Aaron Archer at email@example.com or call him on 01825 749 259.
Click on the 'more info' link below to read more with our coverage in the 8th March edition of PrintWeek.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 supported by Pureprint for the 3rd Year
Fairtrade Fortnight ran from the 25th February to the 10th March and for the 3rd year running Pureprint supported the campaign with the supply and management of the supporter’s materials.
The contents of the packs ranged from leaflets, pin badges and the infamous blow up banana used for consecutive years all of which Pureprint sourced. These packs help supporters raise awareness of the Fairtrade Fortnight campaign for better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
The packs are fully customised involving a choice of 100 items all ordered from Fairtrade’s website and managed by Pureprint. The packs are available throughout the year with a peak of 200 orders a day covering up to 7,000 items a week in the run up to the campaign.
It’s a great success, as 3 years ago Pureprint solely supplied printed items for The Fairtrade Foundation and now completes the end to end process of storing, printing, sourcing of items, fulfillment and distribution.
If you would like to know more about Pureprint's campaign management expertise please contact Paul Beech at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 01825 761 205.
Catch up on awards success
Pureprint win Digital and the environment award at The Digital Printer Awards
Our awards success in 2012 was outstanding. In November 2012 we were awarded the Digital and the environment award for our work with Abercrombie and Kent at The Digital Printer Awards, as well as being nominated in three other categories - ‘Best use of finishing’, ‘Best transactional and direct mail’ and ‘Best innovative use of variable data’.
Abercrombie and Kent challenged us to create a cross-media one-to-one marketing acquisition campaign replacing their static holiday brochure offering. Our campaign management team created a fully integrated campaign utilising variable data publishing to create a very high quality, image conscious, destination specific, targeted brochure printed on demand or emailed as a highly personalised PDF emailed to customers.
Follow-up communications utilising the customers' communication preferences were also managed and fulfilled based on a managed campaign strategy, providing Abercrombie and Kent with the ability to analyse results, monitor success, costs and ROI on an ongoing basis.
Annabel Tremaine at Abercrombie and Kent said of the campaign 'Now our clients start a tailor made journey even before booking a holiday. This new way of executing our acquisition campaign has meant we have increased our conversion rate and reduced our production and postage costs as well as reducing waste.'
Pureprint was one of the first ever UK sustainable printers and has won numerous environmental awards. These include winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development in 2003 and 2008.
This award is the first environmental award that Pureprint have won for our digital printing and shows the positive environmental impact that this new technology is going to have on the print industry.
If you would like to know more about Pureprint's variable data publishing and cross-media services please contact Aaron Archer at email@example.com call him on 01825 749 259.or
New additions to the Pureprint sales team
We would like to welcome Alan Ball who has joined us as Sales Director and Derek Fulton who has been appointed as Account Director.
Alan Ball joins Pureprint after 20 years as Sales Director and General Manager at Fulmar Colour. His main focus will be expanding the group’s business and managing part of the sales team.
Alan said:” It’s refreshing to see Pureprint’s positive take on the print industry. I look forward to working for a privately-owned company which not only has a vision for the future but also the courage to invest in new technology despite these difficult economic times.”
Derek Fulton has been in the print trade for the last 24 years with most recent positions at Montgomery Litho Group as UK Sales Manager and Beith Printing. Derek was attracted to Pureprint partly because of its recent investments in B2 HP Indigo technology and will be developing our business in the design agency and corporate print sectors.
Derek said: ”Pureprint has an excellent reputation as an award-winning printer and is renowned for its long-standing environmental focus both of which are becoming increasingly important aspects in selecting a print partner.”
Offset your carbon emissions with our Pureprint Gold CarbonNeutral® publications service
We have launched Pureprint Gold to enable you to take responsibility for the carbon emissions created by the production of your printed publications. This new service gives our clients the opportunity to make a difference to the environment and highlight their positive contribution to preventing climate change.
Pureprint’s partners in the Pureprint Gold initiative are two of the most respected carbon reduction organisations in the world. The CarbonNeutral Company is a world-leading provider of carbon reduction solutions and The Gold Standard is the high quality carbon credit label recognised internationally for quality and rigour. Pureprint Gold offsets are always in Gold Standard accredited projects and currently come from the Basa Magogo project in South Africa, which is supported by other responsible businesses including Marks & Spencer and Avis. The first Gold Standard project of its kind in the world, this innovative behaviour-change programme teaches local communities in South Africa to burn coal more efficiently thereby reducing carbon emissions and reducing health risks by producing less smoke.
Pureprint Gold works like this. First Pureprint calculate the carbon footprint of a publication including paper manufacturing, paper delivery, print production and final distribution using a specially adapted carbon footprint calculator. Then Pureprint organise the necessary investment in carbon offset projects, verified by The Gold Standard Foundation, to make the publication CarbonNeutral®.
Visit http://www.pureprint.com/environment/ and click on Pureprint Gold for more details
Pureprint Group to enter next phase of digital print with HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press beta
Pureprint Group to enter next phase of digital print with HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press beta
Benefits of new B2 format press include new applications, increased productivity and features for sustainable printing
Uckfield, 4th July 2012 - Pureprint Group has announced its agreement to be one of the two British companies to beta test the new HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press, driving the development of this highly productive, versatile press and spearheading the introduction of new applications, not previously addressable by digital printing.
For large, high-end commercial printers, like Pureprint, the launch of a B2-format HP Indigo Digital Press is significant as it takes digital print deeper into the production mainstream.
“Digital has played a big role in Pureprint’s recent expansion,” said Aaron Archer, technical director, Pureprint Group. “Our HP Indigo presses have enabled us to achieve 50 per cent year on year growth in digital print production for each of the past three years. The 10000 press will enable us to extend our digitally printed portfolio to include a range of new applications.
“New size formats for brochures, folders, posters, book covers, and packaging applications will now be possible, as well as cost-effective, higher-volumes of other commercial products,” Archer continued. “This is important because against a background of shorter print runs, we’re able to achieve more for our customers.”
Pureprint’s broad customer base includes over 50 per cent of the FTSE 100 companies, graphic designers, luxury retailers, fine art publishers, universities, charities and other companies requiring image conscious printing.
“'This new press will be an integral part of our expanding range of marketing services, providing targeted personalised printed output for variable data publishing and multi-channel analytic-driven campaigns,” said Archer.
The press, formally launched at drupa 2012, has a 750 x 530mm format and produces up to 3450 B2 sheets per hour (4/0) or up to 4600 B2 sheets in Enhance Productivity Mode, the equivalent of up to 2 million B2 sheets per month. It significantly moves the cross-over point(1) to about 2300 pages, almost double the cross-over point for the HP Indigo 7500 Digital Press.
Leading the way to a sustainable future
“The Indigo 10000 press looks to be the next significant development in the production of bespoke, personalised printed communications, not only from productivity and print quality perspectives, but for its sustainability benefits as well” said Richard Owers, director at Pureprint Group. “A B2 press with variable data capability that also prints pure colour reproduction and reduces environmental impact is highly attractive to us and our clients.”
Responsible printing strategies are on the increase, according to Owers as customers look for ways to achieve higher returns at lower environmental and financial cost. For Pureprint, this is familiar territory and has been key to its industry-leading list of environmental achievements. In 2002 Pureprint became the first CarbonNeutral® printer in the world, it received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development in 2003 and 2008 and became the first printer to receive Graduate Status from the WWF Global Forest and Trade Network for responsible paper purchasing in 2011.
One of the HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press’s environmental features that interests Pureprint is minimal start-up waste, which maximises the proportion of sellable prints. Other environmental advantages are: consumables designed for waste reduction; use of recycled and recyclable materials; energy management and recovery; and imaging oil recycling.
Pureprint Group plans to install the HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press in September 2012 and test it until mid-2013.
(1) Compared to the HP Indigo 7500 Digital Press. The cross-over point is the number of copies below which it is more cost-effective to print digitally.
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Junior journalists visit Pureprint to learn more about Print.
We believe print is an exciting, vibrant and innovative industry so we were over the moon when a group of gifted children from local primary schools expressed an interest in visiting our factory.
Pureprint's work part of a huge display at Selfridges
We were fortunate enough to work with Stewdio and It's Nice That at the end of last year to print 30,000 variable data cards which are now sitting inside 30,000 coloured balls that are circulating around a huge "Word-A-Coaster" within Selfridges' main store window. The project has featured on at least 8 different media blogs and magazines and if you get down to Selfridges soon you will still see the installation which is really fascinating. See our blog for more details http://www.pureprint.com/blog/
WWF GFTN Graduation
Julia Young from the WWF recently visited our factory and awarded us graduate status from the WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network. In the picture right you can see our Chief Executive, Mark Handford accepting the award.
We're the first printing company to have achieved this in the UK and graduated together with the Co-operative Food http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/press_centre/?unewsid=5595
The program is essentially a set of guidelines to ensure responsible paper purchasing. As a result of following those guidelines WWF have confirmed through their auditing process that 95.18% of paper purchased by Pureprint is from credibly certified forests or from recycled fibre (FSC with Chain of Custody or FSC Post-Consumer Recycled Material). The remaining material is sourced from legal and approved sources other than FSC.
We are delighted to continue doing our bit to support this great initiative by the WWF which is aimed at ensuring a sustainable future for the World's forests and for the wildlife, people and economies that depend on them.
Investments in people, plant and equipment continue
Following a successful 2011 we have continued to invest in equipment, personnel and plant to enable us to continue meeting our customers needs and providing them the wide range of services required. Our extended mailing and fulfilment centre will help us expand our services in this area and firm up our position as a single source provider for all business communication collateral. Click on the article to read more.
PrintWeek feature of an "invisible ink" project we produced for Berg
We were commisioned by London design agency Berg to produce a unique comic book featuring invisible ink which was revealed under a UV light. PrintWeek featured it in their Killer App section (click the image to read). Berg did a great video when on site press passing that can be viewed from our blog www.pureprint.com/blog?p=112
3 x HP Indigo 7500's in action
In December we took delivery of our 3rd HP Indigo 7500 to help deal with a growing demand for our digital printing service. Once again we have had this one fitted with the thick substrate kit (enabling up to 450mic thickness) and the White ink unit, enabling us to continue providing creative print solutions. Follow our blog at www.pureprint.com/blog to see some of the latest projects we've been involved in.
Pureprint wins Digital Printer Book Award 2011
We were delighted to feature again at the Digital Printer awards, having been shortlisted in 3 categories, The Book Award, Best use of Finishing and Innovative Use of Variable Data, we were ultimately successful in the book category for a lovely art book we produced depicting Cecily Browns work.
Prepress investment and London office opening
We have opened up a London sales office in Clerkenwells design district to ensure we are able to offer the support our London based customers require. Being right on the doorstep means we are quickly able to drop in to discuss briefs and provide samples or present paper swatches which has been a great advantage.
We also invested in new prepress to enable smoother and more efficient workflow through that environment. Click the image to read the full news clipping.
Pureprint wins PrintWeek awards Brochure Printer of the Year 2011
Having featured in the runner up spot for the last 2 years, Pureprint were delighted to receive top honours in the Brochure category this year at the PrintWeek awards.
Pureprint wins PrintWeek awards Fine Art Printer of the Year 2011
Pureprint were recognised for their continued ability to produce printed material of exceptional quality. This years submissions for the Fine Art Printer of the year included 4 beautiful books that were well received by the judges, leading them to award us this accolade for the 5th time in the last 6 years.
Pureprint receives 7 nominations at the 2011 PrintWeek Awards
9th September 2011, PrintWeek Awards shortlist announced. Pureprint shortlisted in 7 categories, a spectacular achievement. Click on the link to read more.
Pureprint opens its doors
Printing professionals from all around gathered together at Buxted Park Hotel for an exclusive VIP event. Held by HP to highlight the benefits of their HP Indigo digital presses, the event featured speakers from HP, alongside Simon Cooper our Business Development Director, before all were invited back to the Pureprint Group site in Uckfield to get a close up view of our first rate digital department and to see our two Indigo 7500s in action.
New Speedmaster XL 105 installation
Pureprint Group has recently installed their second six-colour + coater Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105, meaning we are now capable of producing 36,000 sheets an hour, a figure which is unmatched in the sector. In addition to this, two new MBO K800 folders and a Magnus plate setter are due in April, ensuring Pureprint remain at the very pinnacle of sheet-fed litho production.
Book buyer insight: What do buyers want?
Pureprint Group were recently ranked fifth in the UK book printers league table with £17.8m turnover, just behind MPG Books Group and Lightning Source UK, with Clays (St Ives) in second and CPI UK topping the table, with all figures taken from PrintWeek Top 500 accounts.
ArjoWiggins Graphic and Pureprint support inaugural People and Environment Achievement Awards
The PEA Awards took place in Central London on the 2nd March with ArjoWiggins Graphic chosen as the paper sponsor, whilst Pureprint printed the programmes on Cocoon Silk 100% recycled. Both had a strong brand prescence as a result of the sponsor, and were able to provide items for the event's goody bag. Packaging Europe speaks to both Richard Owers, Marketing Director at Pureprint and Shannan Hodgson, Corporate Affairs Manager at ArjoWiggins Graphic.
Pureprint strengthens corporate print team with new appointments
Pureprint Group has a made a trio of appointments in a bid to strengthen its corporate print team. Simon Carrington and Lloyd Bromhead have joined the group's sales team whilst Andrew Drummond will lead the client services team, all having arrived from St Ives Westerham Press. We hear from Carrington on why joining the group was an attractive prospect, as well Chief Executive Mark Handford's comments on the appointments and the reasoning behind them.
Digital Printer Awards
Pureprint Group reigned supreme at the Digital Printer Awards held at the Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, London and hosted by ex-Rugby star Martin Bayfield, by notching up a hatrick of awards. Pureprint won the Book Award for Cassandra Goad, the Creative Graphic Design on Digital Print Award for Brand Union Book, with this same piece also gaining us the coveted Supreme Award at the event.
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.