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Pre-press and Reprographics for Book Publisher Batsford Books


Rival Colour provides us with a high-quality pre-press service at competitive rates. The customer service is excellent with fast turn-around times, always friendly and helpful and often exceeding expectations with their readiness to help – even hand-delivering proofs to authors when needs be! They are an integral part of our overall production process.

Morna McPhersonHead of Production Batsford Books

Book publishing requires a lot of pre-press and reprographics work and Rival Colour has worked with Batsford Books for more than ten years as its primary printing company in London.

Batsford Books' Printing Challenge

When the first lockdown happened in 2020, Batsford Books was unsure how it would get its work published and Rival Colour “saved its bacon.” Morna recalls: “We went into lockdown very quickly, but the Rival Colour team was still in the office working. Following all safety guidelines, Rival personally hand-delivered proofs to our designers and editors, which was above and beyond the call of duty. I’d like to give a big shout out to Rival Colour for getting us through the pandemic.”

Book Printing Services: What We Delivered

Regularly producing full colour books with image-heavy content, Rival Colour works with Batsford Books to:
  • Receive and handle original artwork or digital image files
  • Carry out colour mark-up and corrections
  • Create final proofs, and deliver them around London
  • It is essential that all work is delivered on time, and to budget, every time.

Book Printing Results, and Working with the Team

One recent project we worked on with Batsford using contemporary paper marbling was recognised when it received Highly Commended in the Best of Crafts Awards 2020, which is always a delight to see.

Batsford work closely with Tim and Anthony, and Morna has stated that they are “really friendly, helpful, and will jump on anything as soon as you need it done.”
We asked the Batsford team if they had any funny stories from their time working with us, and their reply was “nothing that you can print” which is both ironic and unfortunate for a printing company! We will leave it there.

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