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

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Why work with Calverts?


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.




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.


Spot fluorescent

Central St Martins Undergraduate poster detail Central St Martins Undergraduate poster

Following on from our recent post regarding spot colour printing, the latest prospectus for Central St Martin under-graduate courses highlights another issue to consider when litho printing spot colours. Namely, what happens when you overprint with fluorescent spot colours?

Most lithographic inks are semi-transparent. However, metallic and fluorescent litho inks are semi-opaque.

You can see the effect this has on the images above where a fluorescent yellow overprints a spot colour red (in the bicycle, for example) . There is a distinct change in the overprinted image. Because yellow is a relatively light colour the change isn't too extreme. It would be more noticeable if the fluorescent colour was darker, or if a metallic gold or silver ink was used instead.

If you're thinking of overprinting using spot colour fluorescents or metallics, and you're based in London, you would be very welcome to come in to Calverts and see some samples.

Prospectus design by Small Fury