Design & Pre-Press

Paper & Product Consultation 

CPUK Print Publishing will provide ongoing support and all our knowledge in managing your products, including: 

Paper weights, finish and binding

Optimum format sizes

Special inks usage

Cover varnishes, laminates, foiling, embossing, and fragrance

Folding, creases, die-cuts, perforations and gate-folds

Cover mounts and bound inserts

We will also give you confidence in your paper choice & print quality by delivering paper dummies and printed samples of the exact brand of paper we recommend to print your magazine on, to show how the paper performs on press to deliver your perfect product.


Cover-to-Cover Design 

CPUK Print Publishing have highly experienced designers specialising in the creative design of commercial magazines.

Achieve set production schedules and distribution deadlines

Retain continuity by assigning one dedicated designer 

Full cover-to-cover design service 

Design consultation including advert creation

Pre-press proofing 

Guaranteed file compliance to print ready standard

Work with agreed budgets, delivering a fixed page price per issue

We have the knowledge and dedication to deliver your product looking professional and eye-catching to optimise your readership.


Subbing, Editing & Proof-Reading 

CPUK Print Publishing can provide fully qualified and professional subbing and proof- reading services.:

Deliver accurate and quality content 

Retain market and readership integrity

Experience in a wide variety of writing styles and topics

Flexible enough to follow in-house style guides

Work across a range of applications: Microsoft Word,; PDF etc.

Pre-agreed and competitive rates

Our attention to detail will ensure your content is consistent and precise throughout, ensuring your publication goes to print as you expect.


Pre-Press & Production Expertise 

CPUK Print Publishing will create your production schedules, and then we will guide you simply through the technical pre-press procedures, providing expertise and advice along the way:

Setting up templates and page dimensions

PDF settings & colour profiles are to product and press specification 

Image and font management

File preparation: crop marks, bleed, trim and hinge allowances 

File name conventions & folios

Special tints and backgrounds parameters

A dedicated and secure FTP folder to upload your print and proof PDF files.


 Contact us today on 01480 861 962 if you would like CPUK Print Publishing to seamlessly manage the process from file transfer right through to print approval, delivering a problem-free set of print ready files.



Industry News


UK paid-for magazines ranked by year on year circulation growth (source ABC):

Figures are combined print and digital sale, % change year on year and percentage actively purchased in UK and Ireland see more


Full UK magazines sales breakdown for 2016 (source ABC)

Figures are combined print and digital sale, % change year on year and percentage actively purchased in UK and Ireland see more


More paper price rises on the way

A month after paper price increases of up to 10% were implemented across the board, a number of mills have now announced subsequent increases for coated and uncoated woodfree grades.
Lecta and Sappi Europe will increase more prices in March see more