Delivering print publishing services to independent and specialist magazine customers for over 12 years

Design & Pre-Press

Paper and Product Consultation

  • CPUK Print Publishing delivers expert advice on optimum format size and pagination, cover and text paper weights, binding and inserts to make the most of your product’s finish.
  • We can give you confidence in your paper choice and print quality by providing paper dummies and printed samples of the exact paper we recommend you use in your publication.

Cover-To-Cover Design

  • CPUK Print Publishing offers the services of a highly experienced, in-house designer, specialising in the creative design of commercial print. One dedicated designer means continuity is retained, production schedules are accurate and distribution deadlines achieved.
  • A full cover-to-cover design service is carried out, including pre-press proofing and file compliance to print-ready standards, all for one fixed price per issue.
  • Our team has the knowledge and dedication required to ensure your product is delivered looking professional and eye-catching, helping to optimise your readership.

Sub-editing and Proofreading

  • CPUK Print Publishing can deliver professional sub-editing and proofreading services, following your in-house style guidelines, at a competitive rate. Using our in-house experience means that a wide variety of writing styles and topics can be explored.
  • Our attention to detail will ensure your content is consistent and precise throughout, resulting in your publication being of the highest standard when it goes to print.

Pre-press and Production

  • CPUK Print Publishing will create your production schedules and then will guide you through the technical pre-press procedures, providing expertise and advice along the way.
  • We can assist with setting up templates and page dimensions, image and font management, file name conventions and folios, tints and background parameters and file preparation (including managing crop marks, bleed, trim and hinge allowances).
  • We always work with a dedicated and secure FTP server, which you can use to upload your print and proof PDF files.

Distribution, Fulfilment & Mailing

Fulfilment and Mailing

  • CPUK Print Publishing will help you to find the right methods of fulfilment to ensure your subscribed readers receive their publication promptly and with consistency. We can help you get assigned to a dedicated subscription bureau, which will help to retain your current readers and allow your subscriptions service to grow.
  • To complement our vast range of publishing services, we also provide the finishing touches to your printed product, including multiple-wrapping options, cover-mounting, multiple inserting and belly banding. When it comes to fulfilment and mailing, we focus on cost-effective distribution and efficiency to help reduce your costs with in-house mailing or more dedicated specialist external mailing.

Distributor Selection

  • Wholesale and retail – distributing large UK or overseas publications can be daunting, but we can help keep you on track with your successes. CPUK Print Publishing can introduce reputable distribution partners specialising in delivering your publication to the customer via news trade.

Newsstand and Alternative Distribution

  • Over the past 13 years we have developed the experience required to target effectively your desired market through the appropriate media channels. We understand that every business is different and so are their customer bases, so our bespoke distribution solutions are specifically tailored to each business in order to maximise the effectiveness of each route to market.

Circulation and Distribution Management

  • We can expertly review your circulation and distribution operations against your business objectives and then help you to develop effective circulation and distribution strategies. The ultimate aim is to achieve your sales goals and maximise every opportunity for your products.


Paper – Source

  • All paper purchased is sourced from either FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) accredited suppliers.
  • We can offer an extensive range of recycled paper stocks; 50% recycled, 80% recycled and 100% recycled.
  • All paper waste from production is 100% recycled.
  • Carbon Balanced Paper is a simple way for organisations to reduce the carbon impacts of their printed communications, reducing their carbon footprint and impacts on climate change.

Print Standards

  • Most of our print suppliers possess the headline environmental standard: ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems, which covers areas such as Prevention of pollution; Reduction of raw material use; Reduction in energy use; Landfill avoidance; Control of air emissions; Recovery, recycling and reuse of waste materials wherever practicable.
  • All our customers use PDF soft proofing and FTP uploading of files to reduce materials and resources.
  • Our suppliers are using chemical-free printing plates, manufactured from aluminium, which are 100% recyclable after use.
  • Our suppliers are printing with soya or vegetable-based inks and some offer an environmentally friendly laminate should you want a glossy look for your title without harming the planet.

Eco – Mailing

  • Where possible we fulfil mailing processes in-house to reduce the carbon footprint.
  • We are proud to offer a variety of environmentally friendly mail-fulfilment options to our customers, including:
    • Oxo-degradable film
    • Biodegradable film
    • Compostable film
    • Paper-wrap
    • Recyclable envelopes
    • Naked mailing

Industry news

CPUK Print Publishing are proud to be featured in PPG 2024.

March 2024

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October 2023

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ABC launches new website

InPublishing - December 2023

The Guardian and Observer launches charity appeal

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Latest World Press Trends report released

InPublishing - January 2024

The Press Awards announces shortlist

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FT named one of Best Places to Work in UK

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BBC History Magazine celebrates 300th issue

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Meet the team

Gina BurtonAllingham

Production and Design Manager

Leah Wright

Finance Director

Michael Chinnery

Managing Director

Alexander Chinnery

Junior Designer

Allison Drummond


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About Us

Founded in 2008, CPUK Print Publishing was launched to work with and support specialist and independent magazine publishers. We deliver high-quality print publishing services to customers at any stage of the process – whether you are at the first stages of design and production, need some distribution advice or simply require your title to be printed professionally. The services we offer range from paper and product consultation and cover-to-cover design, right through to general assistance with digital editions and online activity. All the services we offer are bespoke and delivered with a high-quality and professional finish. Our customers benefit from our expertise, saving them valuable time and money. Within our close team, we have more than 35 years of publishing and print-management experience.

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