With the help of Indie Cambridge - the community of ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network continues its weekly exploration of the best independent shops, cafés, restaurants, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area. This week: Langham Press, printers of The Indie, Indie Cambridge's full-colour tabloid magazine.
Explore Indie Cambridge: Langham Press
These days, having an online presence for businesses is, of course, essential. Backing this up with social media activity is also important, but, trying to get your message through on increasingly congested digital timelines is becoming an issue. This is when taking a fresh new look at a more traditional form of marketing and promotion – print, may just be the way to go.
Based in Foxton, just a few miles outside of Cambridge, local printers Langham Press have just the right mix of old-fashioned friendly service and state-of-the art printing presses and equipment, to be able to produce an incredible range of creative printed work. Alongside local customers including many University of Cambridge departments and colleges, Cheffins, Bidwells, Tucker Gardner and Kettle’s Yard – to name just a few, their service and skill combo has even got Langham’s printing work that’s shipped out to China – not usual in the print trade!
The site where Langham Press is based – Burlington Park – was purpose-built for a printworks around 120 years ago, which makes it one of the oldest print sites in the country. Now family-owned by David Arnold (Cambridge born and bred and a member of the Mill Road Winter Fair committee), the 17-strong team have many years of print experience between them and the front-of-house office staff are incredibly happy to share that knowledge with their customers. If you just want to chat through some ideas, find out what’s possible to print or even go and see your job running on the press, all you have to do is ask.
For those with environmental concerns about buying print, Langham’s are very conscientious about being as green as possible. Processless -plate technology means no nasty chemicals, inks are all vegetable-based and waste is collected by accredited environmental contractors. They’re also signed-up to FSC accreditation and a carbon capture scheme under The Woodland Trust’s woodland carbon scheme.
Unit 4 Burlington Park, Station Road
Tel: 01223 870266
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