The British Crafts Blog

Mastercrafts book at the printer

Posted in Book development, Mastercrafts by britishcrafts on January 27, 2010

The Somerset-based printers Butler Tanner and Dennis is printing the Mastercrafts book this week.  Here’s a clip to show you the printing process happening (taken by our MD Stephen on his iPhone when he visited the other day!). 

Incidentally, the book is printed using entirely British-sourced materials. 

Butler Tanner and Dennis is the UK’s leading colour book and publications printer, with roots going back over 165 years.  They are renowned in the industry for the high quality of their printing.  Books they have printed include David Attenborough’s Life Stories, the book that accompanied Jeremy Paxman’s successful TV series The Victorians, and Delia Smith and Jamie Oliver’s cookbooks.  B T & D recently won the ‘Best British Book’ award at the Best British Book Design and Production Awards for  The National Cookbook, published in association with The National Gallery. 

From Butler Tanner and Dennis’s website about sustainability:

“Butler Tanner & Dennis’s potential impact on the environment is a subject of constant and on-going discussion at all levels within our company and it is part of our business culture to be sure that we are environmentally responsible and to set ourselves standards and goals for future sustainability and compliance.

Our aim is nothing less than Carbon Neutrality.  This being said, we are FSC, PEFC and ISO14001 accredited. And that’s not all. We already have the environmental benefit of having all our operations under one roof in Frome. Our workforce are all local people and many of them travel to the factory on pushbikes, with more being encouraged and incentivised to do so.”

Find out more about Butler Tanner and Dennis.

Find out more about the Mastercrafts book

The Mastercrafts book



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