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The recent investment in our finishing capabilities has allowed us the opportunity to bring 2 of our own weekend newspaper magazines in house. The Daily Star's 'TV Life' and 'BIG TV' magazines are now printed, finished and inserted all within the West Ferry facilities at Luton. We produce over 1m copies per week for national distribution. The quality is extremely high and has been praised by our readers. The move to bring the products in house has brought efficiencies across the whole supply chain, leading to a more cost effective way of working. These magazines are very good examples of the high quality we can achieve and will be of interest to other commercial partners.

In late 2015, we added a second finishing line to increase our finishing capabilities, allowing us to appeal more to the commercial market. Utilising the space available to us we had already installed the high-speed off-line Ferag 'Fold n Stitch' system, enabling us to endorse/quarter-folding with stitching into quarter fold spine; as well as the In-Log Trimmer, where two high speed rotary trimmers are able to trim up to 4 sides of the product. Complementing this existing equipment, we invested in a Prima S finishing line. The line comprises of 3 section feeders, a cover feeder, a saddle stitcher and 3 knife trimmer, thus expanding the services we can offer. To date, numerous commercial clients have utilised the facilities and have been very pleased with the finished product. Furthermore, our own magazines are now able to be produced in-house as a result.

We are very proud of the fact that every year over the past four years that West Ferry Printers has been in operation in Luton, we have been recipients of the prestigious award 'National Newspaper Printer of the Year' or highly commended in this category. This continued recognition of the exceptional quality of our products is a great testament to the sustained hard work and dedication of our staff.

Comments from the judges include:
'West Ferry's titles really stand out from the crowd ....... fantastic quality'.
'Superb quality images and particularly high standard of colour reproduction'.
'A plethora of colour images, both editorial and commercial, which are crisp, even inked and in perfect registration. Fantastic quality'.
'Faultless. Every copy and page was cleanliness personified and register was excellent'.

West Ferry Printers after being highly commended in 2014 took the next step in April and were awarded the title of National Newspaper Printer of the year. Copies were judged by industry figures and was summed up by the following comment
As one judge remarked ‘West Ferry’s titles really stand out from the crowd… fantastic quality’. Several judges remarked on its superb quality images and particularly high standard of colour reproduction. ‘A plethora of colour images, both editorial and commercial, which are crisp, evenly inked and in perfect registration. Fantastic quality’
Mick Crawley accepted the award from Al Murray in a packed Lancaster gate Hotel in front of over 500 people

Local World titles,
Lidl In-Store supplements,
Leicester Mercury

Westferry Printers highly commended at the 2014 Newspaper Awards in the Newspaper Printer of the Year award category.
‘Faultless, Every copy and page was cleanliness personified and register was excellent’

Newspaper Printing - Newspaper Awards 2014

Our 2nd Ferag inserter arrived and installed successfully and is now fully up to production speed. Each Ferag Inserter can insert multiple leaflets and magazines up to a speed of 70k copies per hour.

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