University of Derby print supplier

The University of Derby is located in the heart of England and is currently home to around 34,000 students. Four campus sites offer over 300 study programmes at undergraduate level.

Derby are the only university in the country to own a professional producing theatre which offers a rare learning experience for students. In addition, the University of Derby campuses boast a variety of specialist facilities including computing laboratories, two computer games development suites, a general practice surgery, recording studios, and concert venues.

Belmont Press have been working as the primary University of Derby print supplier on a number of projects over the years and were delighted to be able to produce their latest Undergraduate Prospectus.

Specialist finishes

Given the amount of courses available, a high pagination publication was required. To maximise the amount of pages we could print up together on a large B1 sheet, a finished size was chosen of 240 x 170mm. This also ensured a minimal amount of paper wastage. The cover was cleverly designed to be simple but impactful. It contained large pink text sporting spot UV varnish, whilst the remainder of the cover text was created using white foil blocking.

Environmentally friendly 'cellogreen' matt laminate protects the block colour on the covers that encase the substantial 160pp text. The finished result is a modern, sleek PUR bound publication that showcases all that the University of Derby has to offer. Great thought was also given to the fulfilment and mailing of the prospectus to potential new students.

Environmentally friendly

The striking front cover design was replicated in print onto the outer board mailing wraps which gives a great uniformity to the overall project. The printed board mailing wraps are FSC certified and 100% recyclable which is a far more environmentally friendly option than utilising single use polythene bags or wrap.

Working with sustainable initiatives in reducing plastic waste is further supported by the University of Derby in their local area. The University work alongside Rolls-Royce and the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust to help tackle plastic pollution in local Derbyshire canals. The introduction of a waterfront in Derby is seen as vital to the success of the city’s regeneration, as well as preserving and extending green spaces across the city and the surrounding area.