Thursday, 27 December 2012


As a test for a future photo book I have produced a prototype A4 landscape version. The cover (front and back) has a full image which has been gloss laminated. The inside pages have been printed on 170gsm Printspeed uncoated paper. The book has then been finished with a wiro-bind although this will not be the method used in any future edition which will probably be smaller in size.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Michelle Chick Portfolio

My latest commission to design and produce a portfolio displaying paintings by Michelle Chick. The pages are A3 in size and printed through a Xerox 7002 on 190gsm Perfect Image and the porfolio features a spiral bind so that the images lay perfectly flat. Bound in green cloth it also has a magnetic closure on the right.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Geoff Marsh Number 13

My first commission for a bespoke photo book. It is A3 in size and consists of 56 pages printed full colour through a Xerox 7002 digital press on 170gsm Core Silk at Beacon Printers, Penarth. It was then bound in black cloth with the title block blind embossed on the cover. Bound by Abbey Bookbinders in Cardiff.


I have, at last, managed to see this film made by Kartemquin Films. Although it is about a company in Wisconsin it is a poignant piece and illustrates how the computer age has affected businesses which serviced letterpress printing.

Monday, 7 May 2012

The Linotype Film

"Linotype: The Film" is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the "Eighth Wonder of the World" by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society.
The film tells the surprisingly emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world.

Not a machine I've ever operated, but marvellous none the less.

"The Spirit of Penarth"

After more than 300 hours "The Spirit of Penarth" has finally been finished and printed. It is a comprehensive history of 131 years of Penarth Rugby Football Club extensively researched and written by Chris Thau and printed by Beacon Printers.
The book is over 360 pages in black and white, printed on 150gsm silk and case bound with a colour dust cover. Retail price is £49.95.