As we near completion of our Kreattiv project, and the book created by the project students is in its final pre-publication stages, we visited the place where the book will physically get printed. The printing press, where the digital files containing all our work will become a printed book.
Together with the entire Grade, we toured Progress Press Ltd’s new premises.
Company representatives showed us round the various areas where all the huge printing machines are constantly at work. The whole printing process was outlined to us.
We walked through the digital department where small projects are printed, and also the halls housing the enormous machines that print the larger print runs.
All sorts of material is printed there: from books to magazines to flyers to newspapers.
We were shown the plates where the four printing colours are combined to reproduce all the millions of colours imaginable, and the machines that print, trim, bind and laminate.
Other machines take care of leftover paper. We were also told how printing – which of course uses lots of paper – makes use of sustainable resources.
The entire Grade visited Progress Press over 2 days. Some more photos from the outing, below. (Photos: Ms Alison and Mr Noel)