Gloucester printer Severn has followed up on eco focused children’s book Greta and the Giants by winning a two year contract to print scientific journals for publisher Bioscientific in a competitive tender.
The contract for the nine journals covers biomedical subjects requiring both clean text and colour accurate images of cancerous growths, for example. The Bristol publisher also has a number of partnerships with professional associations and societies.
“We are thrilled to be adding this contract to our growing number of relationships with publishers who are looking for a competitive high quality and reliable short run print services partner. The contract win involves in excess of 50 printings per year, all short run, with extremely challenging photographic content, only suitable for high definition inkjet print.”
This comes courtesy of its Canon Varioprint i300 sheetfed inkjet press which was installed last year and supplemented this year with installation of a Canon Colorstream inkjet web press.
It can call on this press for short run mono and colour paperbacks in B format to A5 on both uncoated and inkjet optimised paper. The i300 is targeted for colour and mono journals, using uncoated or silk papers and stitched or PUR bound.
Longer run jobs, such as Greta and the Giants, are printed on a Komori S29 HUV.
Currently the company has around 70 publishing clients on its books, having started to focus on the publishing sector two years ago. These add to a raft of customers turning to the printer because of its strong environmental ethos, underscored by certification under Emas.
This was a consideration for the latest customer. Bioscientifica operations manager Simon Laurenson says: “The Bioscientifica look forward to entrusting Severn with our upcoming journal print requirements. We have already been impressed by the quality of their ultra-high-definition inkjet printing as well as their commitment to the environment, which closely fits with our own company ethos.”
By Gareth Ward