voted Newspaper printer of the year 2009 and 2010


“Here at Newsprinters Knowsley we have developed a culture of customer satisfaction and continuous improvement and challenging the status quo. This has seen the site bucking the industry trend and grow our print volumes and customer base to the point where we have 40 individual products including 2.5 million plus high quality magazines. Our people every day deliver world class products to the tightest of deadlines with pride and a commitment to always doing their best.”


Ross McCombe, Senior Operations Manager


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The Knowsley site was born out of, and on, the existing News UK Newspapers site at Prescot on the outskirts of Liverpool.


Operating since summer 2007, the plant houses five manroland Colorman XXL presses and is capable of producing 430,000 newspaper copies an hour.


The Colorman presses, fed by up to 220 plates an hour from each of five Agfa CTP lines, are installed in-line and configured in pairs of five units on each side of two folders, plus a single press of five units with its own dedicated folder.


Quality is assured by the Quadtech closed loop colour control system fitted to all the printing units, and our accreditation of ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 shows our commitment to standards.


In 2012 a Finishing department with 2 Ferag trim, onsert and poly bagging lines were installed.   Line 1 has the additional ability to insert and stitch.


Our presses have been upgraded to provide product enhancements, such as fragranced ink, translucent  or high grammage wraps, gluing for posters or other options, variable data printing allowing every copy to be unique and cascade print options.