Print is our Passion!

We are the UK’s Premier Print Commercial Publications.

We’ve been a privately owned print group for over 30 years of experience in the magazine, book and luxury publication market.

We provide print types like HUV, Digital, Litho and Essence, and have finishing style such as Threadsewn and Lay-flat to Case bound.

Our offices in Hoddesdon contain a variety of industry leading facilities, with a huge range of products and services, there isn’t a print type we don’t do!

 

A proud member of the MLG Group
Find out more about the group in this Press Release

About Us

Started in 1986 as a small greetings card printer, Crystal has grown steadily to become established as one of the largest independent printing companies in the UK. Crystal is still owned and run by the same family and has been built on a solid foundation of quality, customer service and honest sustainable pricing.

Now operating from our manufacturing site in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, we have the knowledge and equipment to produce a wide range of quality printed products. We invest heavily in our people and our equipment to ensure the level of service and quality our customers receive is second to none.

Our Services

Litho Printing

Our press room houses 3 state of the art B1 Litho presses. A 6 colour press used primarily for medium – long runs, a 5 colour + aqueous coating press used primarily for short – medium runs and a 4 colour HUV press used primarily for ultra short runs, fast turnaround projects and projects using specialist materials.

Crystal Press is the UK’s only printing company to offer its customers the option of conventional drying, aqueous coating or HUV drying. This flexibility ensures our customers receive print quality that is second to none whilst not having to compromise on their schedules.

Digital Printing

For shorter run lengths and to support our litho production we have the latest Kodak NexPrsss digital press.

From single proofing copies to short production runs we are able to offer a solution that ensures our customers receive the flexibility, quality and service they require.

Finishing & Binding

Our bindery is one of the most comprehensive in the UK, including the following in-house binding processes:

  • Saddle Stitching
  • Perfect & PUR Binding
  • Standard Sewn and Singer Sewn
  • Swiss Binding
  • Case Binding
  • Standard and Hybrid Layflat Binding

Our continued investment in the latest technology enables us to offer the highest possible levels of service & quality whilst ensuring we have a solution to meet our clients individual budgets.

Why Choose Crystal?

We listen to our customers and develop products and services to suit their needs.

We adopt a policy of total transparency, honesty and accountability with all stakeholders.

We assess and monitor every element of our performance through our internal ISO and Kaizen programme.

We have a strong, experienced and motivated management team that make sure your priorities are our priorities.

We continually invest in our people and technology to ensure Crystal is at the forefront of the industry.

We adopt a strict policy of sustainable pricing.

Print isn’t just our job, it’s our passion that we share with everyone we work with.