diverse creative services for a diverse and creative clientele

Ken Smale

Business Development Director

diverse creative services for a diverse and creative clientele

Over the years, the Holywell Press customer base has expanded to become a rich and varied one. From independent book publishers looking for design and print to theatrical productions wanting programmes printed and everything in between, there’s little we didn’t see last year.

One such creative partnership was the one we forged in 2017 with author and independent book publisher, Catherine Clover, who published ‘The Templars Garden’, a historical novel with accompanying CD of music called ‘Like as the Hart’ performed by Oxford’s New College Choir. Catherine took time out from her busy life in the Uniter States to spend more time in the city she fell in love with during her university studies, which is where she found Holywell Press.

It gave us great pleasure to discover the book and the CD were part of the window display at Blackwell's, Oxford.

Blackwell's Bookshop in Oxford

The Mapledurham Trust has also come to Holywell with another unique project, currently at proof stage. ‘Blount of Mapledurham’ is the story of 16th-century politics and Sir Richard Blount of Mapledurham House. The book will be printed and perfect bound by Holywell with an additional 50 copies casebound as special editions.

An equally fascinating recent publication produced by Holywell was the ‘Memoirs of an Oxford Pathologist’ by Dr J. T. Hughes. The memoirs are a generously illustrated account of Dr Hughes’ experiences during his long medical career, mostly in Oxford, but including recollections of histopathology at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and the National Spinal Injuries Centre.

Memoires of an Oxford Pathologist by Dr J T Hughes

Another wonderful publication captivated the team. The Fan Museum first came to Holywell in the spring of 2017 to produce guardsmen fans for the museum gift shop. Since then we have nurtured the relationship and we were recently asked to produce the catalogue for the museum's ‘Early Printed Fans’ exhibition that opened on 23 January, a showcase of fans held by the museum and fans collected by Lady Charlotte Schreiber dating from the seventeenth century.

The Fan Museum's Early Printed Fans catalogue cover

Holywell Press has long been much more than a printer of letterheads and business cards (although we still print both of course), and we have always fostered close relationships with customers who come to us with projects that are dear to their hearts. The calibre of our creative designers, print craftsmen, and attentive project managers ensures we can continue to take on the special and unusual projects other printers may be reluctant to. We would like to thank all those who have entrusted and continue to entrust us with their work.

If you have an idea, and need help to fully envisage the end result, please call 01865 242098 or contact us using the button below.

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