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News

Check back here regularly to find out what's going on at Short Run Press.

A Winter's Tale

Although there was no 'Exit, pursued by a bear' the 'Beast from the East' certainly made its presence felt last week in Exeter.

 

For the first time in our 37-year history we had to shut the factory for a day on Friday due to the weather.

 

After a long and snowy weekend we were all back in safely on Monday without a flake left in sight.

 

Nigel Hicks pictured with the first sheets of 'Beautiful Devon'.

 

L-R: Sam Harris [Machine Minder], Mark Couch [Director], Wayne Jones [Machine Minder], Andy Jones [Topics Creative Partnership]

Making ‘Beautiful Devon’ Beautifully

We recently printed professional photographer, and fellow Devonian, Nigel Hicks’ new title ‘Beautiful Devon’. Nigel, along with designer of the book [and long-time friend of SRP] Andy Jones of the Topics Creative Partnership came in to the works to see the first sheets rolling off the press.

 

We wish Nigel every success with this wonderful book and look forward to seeing it out in the shops.

 

We very much enjoy welcoming customers to the factory, press passes at SRP are very commonplace. If you would like to come and view your title in production or would like a factory tour ahead of placing your publication for print do please get in touch with either Mark, Rob or Ben.

Farewell to Ross

Last week, as some of you will already know was ‘office favourite’ Ross’s last week at SRP. Ross is embarking on a wonderful year-long trip travelling around the world with friends. I’m sure you’ll all join us in wishing Ross the very best on his travels [despite our envy!].

We’ll be keeping a keen eye out for Ross in the crowd of the 4th Ashes test in Melbourne over the Christmas break to make sure he’s wearing his SRP-logo shirt as promised.

Welcoming Ben to Short Run Press

We are very pleased to announce the arrival of Ben Clark to Short Run Press. Ben will be heading up the customer service team and will be based at the factory in Exeter. With over 20 years’ experience in book and magazine manufacturing in both short and long runs Ben will be on hand to assist with any enquiry that you may have.

 

Email - ben@shortrunpress.co.uk

Mobile - 07817 451761

Office - 01392 211909

Investment in Book Binding

We have recently commissioned a brand new hard back book binding line for both square and rounded hardbacks from the Italian manufacturer Zechini. The new line is proving a great success, offering a much wider range of formats than ever before. We’re now able to produce hardback books in both smaller and thinner formats for childrens books and diaries as well as very oversized and landscape book sizes with extents of up to 1000 pages and more for art books and museum monographs.

 

Contact Mark or Ben for samples or for the available specifications. 

Pre-flight Checking

Pre-flight checking for Simon is, of course, second nature. He took this to a whole new level with a parachute jump from 15 000 feet at the weekend in aid of ‘Grace’s Next Step’ appeal. Congratulations to Simon for successfully completing the jump in aid of this excellent cause and even managing to perform a somersault upon exiting the plane. If you would also like to sponsor Simon please follow the link provided.

New Komori Printing Press Installation

We’re very proud to announce the successful installation of an additional Komori colour printing press. The brand-new machine, built to our specification by Komori in Japan was installed during January with extensive training and optimisation carried out in February. The printed results coming off the new press are outstanding and the efficiencies gained through the larger sheet format of 640x940mm have reduced lead times in both printing and binding.

 

Please do get in touch with either Mark, Rob or Ben to find out more or even to arrange a visit to the factory to see the power of all three presses in action for yourself!

Contact -
Email - sharon@shortrunpress.co.uk 
Mobile - 07891 717114

Welcoming Sharon to Short Run

We are pleased to announce that Sharon Williams has recently joined Short Run Press as Sales Manager. Sharon comes to us with a breadth of knowledge and experience within the publishing and book printing industries. Based between Oxford and London Sharon will be on hand to discuss any publishing requirement you may have. We are delighted to welcome Sharon and are sure that she will very quickly become a highly valued member of the team.

FIle Transfer Update

Please note that we have recently changed our FTP service over to Wetransfer. You should find that upload speeds and reliability have both improved. It's easy to use, secure and no usernames or passwords are required. The FTP button on the home page of the website will now point you to the new service.

The old Hightail site is still functional for the time being and will be shut down in the coming months. If you need any more info or assistance please do get in touch.

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