Calverts in house print includes Heidelberg offset litho, digital, large format inkjet, giclée and Risograph.

We also offer specialist print effects, finishes and bindings such as foil blocking, embossing, die cutting, hardback, softback and lay flat bindings. We deliver, fulfill and mail out locally and across the world.

Our promise: high quality, economical and environmentally sustainable print. We're experts in the latest and best print technology, as well as traditional craft applications. We offer all types and brands of paper, and 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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Why work with Calverts?

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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 investing in 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

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.

Education

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Empty Print

Hans-Joerg Pochmann writes:

"Commercial litho printing is expensive - not just financially, but also and especially considering material and labour necessary – aluminium plates, paper, the press, the printer, the printing room, the lighting of the printing room, the ink, etc. (After all, the printing and paper industry is the 4th largest industry in the UK.)

Even though this seems to be quite obvious, in the Digital Age the reproduction of images and text appears to be so naturally ubiquitous, that a litho print is not really considered to be something valuable after all.

 Litho prints are not interesting as things but rather as uniform objects, obscuring their thingness in favour of showing legible text and images. The material and labour needed to create this straightforward legibility become only hardly noticeable as a background noise that is kept as low as possible to not obstruct the meaning (which is supposedly made up of more then just the ink put on the paper).

So what happens if I ask for a poster to be printed without any text or image, with only the printer marks on it showing where the paper is supposed to be cropped, the registration and the colour bars showing that all four colours are printing correctly from all four plates that needed to be processed in order to print only their reference? And what if there would only be an edition of one? Could this be a way to think about printmaking in general?

Calverts was absolutely the right place to print this empty poster. It is a place where printing is still a craft—in the best possible way."