POP Print Plant Tour

Thanks to all of you who made it to our tour of Independent Newspapers’s printing plant in Citywest yesterday. It was a very interesting tour that highlighted just how much work goes into ensuring that every newspaper is printed as it should be.

As a first time visitor myself, I found that the sheer scale of operations was very impressive, from the huge reels of paper to the enormous ink tanks. Throughout the plant, everything is super-sized to ensure that thousands of newspapers and specialist supplements can be printed every day.

And it’s not just the size of operations that impressed me, great attention to detail was evident. We saw first hand how colours are checked throughout the printing process to ensure that every image and brand colour prints correctly.

While we were at the plant The Herald and Weekend magazine were both being printed. We saw the publications coming off the presses and flying around the mail room. You can see a few highlights in the photo gallery here.

The next POP event is already in the works. We’ll be holding a day-long planning competition in August. We’re currently finalising the date and venue and we’ll be in touch with all the details within the next few weeks.