Artisan wins Catalogue Printer of theYear 2012 Award.
Artisan continued to re-affirmed its position as one of the UK’s leading web offset printers winning the PrintWeek Catalogue Printer of the Year 2012 award.
In a category the judging panel said ‘demonstrated high quality
throughout’, Artisan emerged victorious for having ‘attained
excellent results across difficult materials for high-profile
customers with challenging requirements’. The panel further
commented ‘with extensive colour demands on run lengths
into seven figures Artisan exhibited consistent quality
across their customer portfolio utilising their six web presses
and extensiveadhesive binding facilities’.
This award is Artisan’s fourth success in as many years,
confirming their position at the leading edge of the
UK printing industry.
Founded in 1945 in Leicester, the company, which is still independent, is now housed in a purpose built printing and binding factory 5 miles north of the City Centre, but only minutes from the national motorway network. The company work a 24 hour day, 6 days per week, employing over 400 staff and a turnover in excess of £50 million.
Artisan is one of the UK's Leading web offset printing company's built on the core values of investment, quality and teamwork. When you visit Artisan you'll find a team of people who take pride in their performance at every level of the company. From the newest trainee to the oldest employee, we employ quality people who take an intelligent and skillful approach to production of high volume print that meets or exceeds your quality standards. Even better, we make sure our people retain their enthusiasm and skills through continual training and personal development. So, no matter how rapidly or radically print technology evolves, you can be sure Artisan have the people to make best use of new technology and techniques. We're a friendly and talented team in which everyone knows their job inside out and takes a personal interest in the quality of your project.
Majbritt Cook joins Artisan Press as Sales Director.
Majbritt has been in the printing industry for 23 years and held a number of senior positions during this time. Majbritt's career started at Cooper Clegg where she initially sold to the European Market and subsequently rose to the role of Commercial Director and MD. Majbritt then worked for Pindar as Sales Director for 5 years.
Majbritt says she is thrilled to have joined Artisan Press as Sales Director, the company has a fantastic reputation for providing great service and quality to their clients and they have remained competitive and financially strong during what is a very challenging time for the industry
Artisan wins 'Customer Magazine' Printer of theYear 2011 Award.
Artisan has re-affirmed its position as one of the UK’s leading web offset printers winning the PrintWeek 'Customer Magazine’ Printer of the Year 2011 award. Artisan was also recognised as finalists in both the ‘Consumer Magazine’ and ‘Catalogue’ Printer of the Year categories 2011.
In a category that the judges said ‘demonstrated high quality throughout’ Artisan emerged victorious for showing ‘a mastery of its process’. Drawing particular praise for the production of the Spring/Summer issue of the ‘Liberty’ magazine, one judge commented that such a combination of paper and print resulted in a "beautiful" product being produced by the team at Artisan.
This year’s PrintWeek award compliments the company’s previous successes in 2009 and 2010 when Artisan were finalists and winners in both the ‘Consumer Magazine’ and ‘Catalogue’ Printer of the Year categories. We thank our customers for their very valuable and continued support.
Leading web offset printer Artisan Press has installed a third high-speed Muller Martini Corona C18 perfect binding line at its factory in Leicester. The 22 station Corona C18 binder is required to handle high volumes of multi-sectional catalogues at production speeds of up to 18,000cph. It also has inserting and palletising facilities.
Artisan Press specialises in catalogue and brochure production. "Adhesive bound catalogue production is a growth area of our business," says Works Director Gavin Hall, "and the new Corona enhances our reliability and production flexibility.
The main reason for choosing the Muller Martini Corona was simple - quality performance. "We have enjoyed a 40 year relationship with Muller Martini and have found their equipment to be robust and reliable. Working in partnership with them makes good sense, especially as the training and technology is easily adaptable," says Gavin Hall.
Andreas Schillinger, the MD of Muller Martini UK says "Artisan is a very impressive and professionally managed company, so we are very proud to have earned their confidence as a major supplier. With their latest investment in our high speed Corona 18 binder, they have become even more of a leading power-house for high volume catalogue and brochure production."
With a turnover of £38 million, Artisan is listed in the UK's top 500 printing companies, employing approximately 300 people and operating six Goss web-offset presses, four of which have 'Sunday' technology.
Looking for potential up and coming business leaders, the major print industry bodies are urging members to partake in an initiative to provide Ambassadors for UK Print who will visit youngsters in schools in order to bring increased awareness to the UK industry. Designed to support the skills organisation PrintIT!, the aim is also to banish any misconceptions and promote the fast moving, technological world of print.
A survey commissioned by Proskills, the Sector Skills Council for the Process and Manufacturing sector has shown that businesses consider training important in order to improve productivity and competitiveness. It is seen to be vital that employees have the skills to adapt to the demands of an ever changing industry, led by transforming consumer preferences and new technologies