Welcome to print.coop, the ink-on-paper pages from specialist printing and design co-operative, Calverts. We produce high quality, economical and sustainable, commercial print. We're experts in the latest and best litho and digital printing technology, as well as traditional craft applications. We know almost every commodity grade or 'designer' FSC® or recycled paper on the market, and can tell you about the most cost effective formats.

Contact Us:
9-10 The Oval
Bethnal Green
London E2 9DT
T +44 (0)20 7739 1474
info@calverts.coop

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our approach

Why work with Calverts?

print

Print buyers come to Calverts for four main reasons - our creativity, quality, expert advice and track record in sustainable printing. 

We have proper conversations with our clients, to help them realise their print ambitions - from fairtrade teaching tools and low carbon travel guides to art and science comics and high end books. There's almost no print idea we can't turn into reality.

We have a hard-earned reputation as 'green' printers. We're always investing, learning and sharing what we know about every aspect of low environmental impact communications.

And Calverts worker co-operative business model means we're able to improve continuously, by putting our money into state-of-the art repro and printing hardware, software and training - instead of paying dividends to outside owners and shareholders.

All this adds up to higher quality, higher impact print; timely delivery - and a better print experience.
      

Get in touch and we'll help you print something beautiful.


 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Standards & certification

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Design and print affect the environment. Calverts has therefore implemented an environmental management system to the requirements of ISO 14001 to reduce our negative environmental impacts.

We are committed to comply with or exceed the requirements of environmental legislation and other environmental initiatives to which we subscribe. We are also committed to the prevention of pollution and continual improvement.

Our objectives are to:

1) Reduce our carbon emissions

2) Reduce the impact of paper use on natural resources

3) Improve resource efficiency and recycling

We have set up programmes to achieve this with targets and time scales.

Find out more about our environmental initiatives.

Books

Urban Alchemy

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Launched in the suitable setting of a UCL construction canteen, Urban Alchemy brought together chemists, contractors and archaeologists as part of Leverhumle artist in residence for UCL Chemistry department, Hilary Powell.

 

Hilary's beautiful book examines a core ‘family’ of demolition site materials – zinc, copper, slate, brick, stone/concrete, steel, aluminium and asbestos through photographs of the materials undergoing transformation in a chemistry laboratory and print studio.

 

Text and endpapers were printed in full colour on our Heidelberg 74F litho press on 140gsm Cocoon Offset 100% recycled stock. It was then section sewn and hand finished with a gold gilt edging in the tradition of an alchemical ‘book of secrets’, before being casebound in a teal coloured Dubletta linen cloth from Winter with a matt black foiled title on the front and spine.

 

The end result was a real eye catcher, something any alchemist, artist or lover of salvage would be proud of, and a fitting follow up to Hilary’s first project with us, pop-up book Legend.

 

Urban Alchemy is available to buy here. If you are an artist in residence, or just like working with salvage materials and want to create a beautiful book of your exploits, then Calverts would love to hear your story.