“This is a relationship business. That’s what we decided on day one, and that belief has never changed.”
Pagefast is Lancaster’s leading commercial printer. Back in 1989 we started small, with a mind to developing relationships and seeing where we could go. We’re now Lancaster’s biggest lithographic and digital printer – and we’re still working for the client who gave us our first break.
It hasn’t all been easy going, of course. The recent Pagefast story hinges on a catastrophic flood in December 2015, when the nearby River Lune burst its banks and overwhelmed our press room with three feet of river water and mud.
Taking our cue from Sun Tzu, we found opportunity in the chaos and rebuilt from the ground up, restocking our works with a state-of-the-art litho press, digital platesetter, guillotine, booklet maker and other ancillary equipment. With this new kit set alongside our high-end digital press (which kept its feet dry in the deluge), we are better placed than ever to meet any requests you make of us, printing faster, greener, and more cost-effectively than before. Oh, and you can still take reassurance from the fact that we continue to print to Fogra industry standard ISO 12647.
We handle a lot of conventional commercial print – stationery, brochures, advertising materials and so on – but a large part of our business lies in the provision of contract publishing services. We produce a diverse range of periodicals, ranging from glossy A4 magazines to a weekly newspaper. Print runs range from the high hundreds to many thousands.
Because of our publishing contracts we are unusual in being able to offer design, editing and mailing services in addition to print and print finishing. Our service is fully customizable. For some customers we simply print from finished artwork, fold and stitch if required, and trim and box up their order. At the other end of the scale, for several of our magazine customers we do everything except source their raw material. In all cases, final approval of copy and design rests with the customer.
And our belief that this is a relationship business has not changed from day one. Across the Pagefast team we have decades of experience in all areas of print and publishing; we’re never happier than when we are sharing that experience to help you get the best out of your print.