Jamie Stanborough, Operations Director, CPI Books


With its UK book cover printing based in Croydon, CPI has installed a Jet Press 720S to ensure that its short-run book jackets, covers and illustrated sections are produced with the maximum quality and reliability. 

Jamie Stanborough, operations director, CPI Books, commented, ‘When we made the decision to focus exclusively on book printing at this location, the Jet Press became the obvious choice to handle the increasing number of short run jobs we’re being tasked with. We moved our existing digital presses to CPI Colour, our commercial printing site close by – which will now handle all of our general commercial print work – leaving our facility to focus exclusively on book printing. 

‘At our Croydon site we have six litho presses and a full and extensive range of pre-press and finishing equipment, which deliver some three million book jackets and covers to our UK binding sites every week. 

‘The majority of this work is litho printed, but publishers are increasingly looking to print shorter runs more often. With the Jet Press colour matching to litho is straightforward and colour consistency is exceptional. Perfect page-to-page registration gives us the ability to add specialist finishes with confidence, and the Jet Press produces more work than many faster digital presses. It’s extremely well-built and operates much like a litho press, which is exactly what we need.’