A Spot UV front cover, for our customer TFH

By Emma posted November 9th, 2017

TFH Special Needs Toys catalogue 2018 shares a range of exciting and inspiring eye catching toys and resources. The catalogue which is designed to give the user a visually sensory experience has a Spot UV finish on the front and back cover.


Jonathan Stroulger, Graphic Designer for TFH explains why he chose the spot UV finish


“The catalogue is full of sensory products that you can hold, feel and touch and we wanted the cover to reflect the content as much as possible, so the spot UV finish was ideal. The finished catalogue looks great and I’m not aware of any other product catalogue in our market that uses different printing techniques to gain a sensory experience.”


This catalogue is one of many publications to be printed by Precision Colour Printing that has special finishes to its outer cover.


To find out more about the different finishes available, contact our team on 01952 585585.


PCP welcomed guests of MPL and RMGT to see our recently installed RMGT (Mitsubishi) 1050 Tandem Perfector press.

By Emma posted November 1st, 2017

Yesterday PCP welcomed guests of MPL and RMGT to see our recently installed RMGT (Mitsubishi) 1050 Tandem Perfector press. MPL is a trusted UK agent for RMGT and the event was a great opportunity for PCP to showcase the press in operation.

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27 guests arrived at PCP after spending the day at IPEX 17 where they took a tour of the plant paying particular attention to the Tandem Perfector press installed in July this year. The visit was arranged to cement the already strong relationship between RMGT and PCP. It was also a demonstration of PCP’s firm commitment to investing in the future of the print industry.

Alex Evans, Managing Director said

“The visit was arranged to showcase the new sheet fed press, highlight the strong working partnership between RMGT and PCP and reinforce our ongoing commitment to investment. All of our guests had the opportunity to see the new sheet fed press in operation and talk to the press crews as well as the technical team from MPL. It provided great insight for our visitors and reinforced our close working partnership. This was followed by a site visit across the rest of our 13 acre plant which houses our Heidelberg SM10P sheet fed machine, Komori and Manroland web presses.”

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Isabel Johnson of Dukeshill shares her thoughts on print

By Emma posted October 17th, 2017

CP’s Market Manager Emma Ball talks to Isabel Johnson of Dukeshill Ham Company about her


views on print.

Dukeshill was founded over thirty years ago, with a vision of producing the very best hams, cured the “old fashioned” way for a discerning public and print has always been important to their brand in order to communicate to their customers in a timely way.

I understand you have recently received the Dukeshill Christmas 2017 brochure with its spectacular gold foil finish. Can you tell me in your own words why you chose this particular finish and are you pleased with the end result?

At Dukeshill we believe in producing wonderful food and our uncompromising attitude towards quality means we still only use the finest quality products. Our brochure showcases these superb products so we believe our brochures are of utmost importance to our branding. This year we wanted to be better than ever and chose the gold foiling to represent just how passionate we are about quality and commitment to our brand. We are more than pleased with the end result and we hope our customers are too!

Can you also elaborate on why you chose PCP over other printers?

We have used PCP for a number of years and have developed a strong relationship with the team. We believe they have produced the finest quality print on each of our campaigns and are always willing to provide advice and support.

Why is it so important your catalogue is printed, when there are so many accessible digital platforms?

We have always been a mail order business and we believe the brochure enables us to communicate with our customers well. 

Almost all of our oldest, most loyal customers still send their orders in the post. Who wouldn’t like to receive a beautiful catalogue full of the finest foods through their letter box?

Do you think social media will eventually replace printed catalogues and brochures?

No, we believe direct mail is still robust in the marketing industry – it certainly is for Dukeshill!

And finally what is your favourite quote?

Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus (Never tickle a sleeping dragon)


Highly Commended at last night’s Print Week 2017 Awards

By Emma posted September 19th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that last night at the Print Week Awards PCP was Highly Commended in the High-volume Magazine Printer of the Year category. It was a tough category competing against 4 other entries and we congratulate all the winners of the night.


International Youth Day- ‘An interview with Jayleigh Price’

By Emma posted August 11th, 2017

We are delighted to have 6 apprentices on board working across the business with the ultimate aim of securing a permanent career within the industry.

We are committed to offering young people over the age of 16 a stimulating career in a dynamic world with opportunities to progress and succeed.

We interviewed Jayleigh Price in aid of International Youth Day, to raise awareness that despite high levels of unemployment, apprenticeships are a great opportunity to help school leavers make the right career choice.

This is Jayleigh’s journey…



When did you start the Apprenticeship Scheme at PCP?

“I started in March 2016 so I am half way through my scheme already. I saw the job advertised on the internet and I thought it looked like something I wanted to do so I applied. I didn’t’ do anything like this at school so I just attended the induction and liked what I saw so came back for another interview.”


‘What was it that attracted you to the scheme?’

“I don’t like office work, I’ve always been more of a practical person and prefer on-the-job tasks and activities. I also think the salary was an attraction and the chance to increase your hours when you became more confident and knowledgeable.”


‘How would you describe your experience so far?’

“Great! I started in bindery for the first few months, then I moved to the offices. I worked on the maintenance system called Pirana where I was responsible for ordering new equipment. Since then, I’ve moved to different machines so it’s been incredibly varied and I’ve been able to learn so much, much more than I ever imagined.”


‘What do you enjoy about this scheme and what would you say your common challenges are?’

“I enjoy the rotations however I’m most happy when working on the Mitsubishi 6 colour sheet fed press. I feel more relaxed and because it’s a slower machine, I have a better chance to check the quality. Also, I enjoy working with people as everyone is so nice and welcoming.”


‘Do you enjoy studying alongside working a full-time job?’

“I do prefer practical over theory but I don’t mind it. We have coursework to do every couple of months but I do find it helps me when working on the job. For example, if we learnt about the different chemicals to be aware of, it improves my safety and knowledge when dealing with the machinery. I like to keep PowerPoints and revision materials so when I work alone I can refer to them instead of asking for help.”


‘What benefits do you feel you gain personally as a result of being an apprentice’

“Definitely a lot more help, I receive continuous training whereas if I came into the company as a normal employee it would be a lot less. The salary is also a nice benefit and I can learn on the job.”


‘Do you think you’d get the same benefits if you went to university or took a different career path?’

 “I think it would be different benefits. On an apprenticeship, you learn the theory and then put it into practice straightaway, whereas at University you learn the theory for the majority of the time and you don’t put it into practice until after you graduate. I can benefit from what I learn almost instantly. It’s also a good start to getting on the employment ladder and an opportunity to get your foot in the door and work your way up.”


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‘Do you feel continually supported in your job role and comfortable suggesting new ways of doing things?’

“Yes 100%, if I don’t understand something they show me diagrams and explain it in a different way. I get on really well with all the different mentors and they also get me involved in activities. If I feel more comfortable doing something a different way they are happy with that and always encourage me to suggest new ideas.”


Young people today face global challenges such as high levels of unemployment, from your experience, do you think apprenticeships are a good way to get into a job and work your way up a business?”

 “Yes definitely, well I am in a better position than someone with no experience. Even if I didn’t have a guaranteed job, I have the experience so it gives you the flexibility to move around.”


‘What are your plans for the future? Have they changed since starting at PCP? and do you feel that PCP will support you?’

“Well I wanted to be a footballer but now I’ve started this job I’m definitely a lot more driven and I want to work my way up the business. They are always offering new qualifications, we went to Range Rover the other week to see how they manufactured their products so I know they will definitely support me throughout my career here.”