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.

Print consulting

Secret Seed Society

It's the coolest club in town for kids of all ages. The Secret Seed Society connects children and adults with the natural world to experience the magic of growing vegetables from seed, and making delicious recipes with what they grow.
 

We've worked successfully with Secret Seed Society since 2009 producing their series of Seed City packs. Each pack contains organic vegetable seeds, a recipe, and a storybook full of characters such as Rudi Radish, Sanghita Spring Onion and Peter Parsnip. It's fun and inspiring stuff.
 

Secret Seed Books
The latest issue in the series tells the story of Rio Rocket, and it's in this issue that an interesting (to us at least!) printing phenomena happened.


To explain, the storybooks in the Seed City series fit snugly into a neat tuck flap wallet. In fact, the early editions of the storybooks were a little too snug so for later editions we reduced the size of the storybook artwork slightly to fit the wallet. All well and good you might think, however on the latest Rio Rocket storybook we didn't reckon on "crossover".

Rio cover
Crossover is when a single image or block of text get's lost in the binding as it crosses over two pages and in the case of Rio Rocket the crossover was exaggerated due to the reduction in the size of the storybook - ironically this issue of Seed City didn't need a tuck flap wallet so the reduction in the size of the storybook was unnecessary. Further irony when we discovered the text missing on the crossover read like this:

Rio closeup
So, what have we learned?


1) Don't have text running across double page spreads.
2) Printers are not infallible. In the words of the great Phil Oakey - we're only human.

We'll be blogging soon on other printerly issues and anomalies such as creep, spread, thrust, and hickies. In the meantime, if you're having trouble with your TIFFs or aggro with your artwork Calverts print surgery is now open. Email your questions to printsurgery@calverts.coop.

To order from the Secret Seed Society's collection of storybooks, seeds and tools visit: www.secretseedsociety.com.