Scotland's Gardens Scheme
Scotland's Gardens Scheme supports over 250 charities each year with the opening of a fantastic selection of gardens across Scotland to the public. Belmont Press have worked with Scotland's Gardens since 2018 producing their flagship publication “Our Guide” to the Open Garden Scheme.
This handy A5 sized book contains details of all the participating gardens over 296 pages, and is packed full of quality horticultural imagery. With this in mind, Belmont Press produce a full digitally printed and bound sample version prior to starting the main print run to help the team at Scotland's Gardens view the guidebook layout and photography.
As all Belmont’s printing presses are equipped with impress bar technology, our clients can be assured of colour consistency, with automatic readings and adjustments made after every seven sheets that pass through the press.
Customer service focus
With a regional contact based in the north of England, Belmont Press can respond quickly to deliver proofs in person or attend any face-to face meetings to discuss any topic, including new technologies that may enhance the project. Our expert team were always on hand via email, telephone or virtual link to help create a quality, fit for purpose publication.
Once printed, folded and PUR bound, a proportion of the completed guidebook needed to be collated with a covering letter and free admission card, then inserted into an environmentally friendly padded envelope and mailed. Belmont Press have in-house fulfilment and mailing capabilities which merged the supplied data and sourced the most cost-effective mailing option, ensuring the guidebooks arrived in time for the opening season. A further 23 separate bulk deliveries across Scotland were packed and delivered to schedule.
Liz Stewart, National Organiser, had this to say about using Belmont Press as Scotland's Gardens preferred print partner:
“Belmont Press gave excellent customer service for our 2021 book - we had a new team working on the project and due to lockdown, had to work entirely remotely and it was a complex process for our team as a result. Belmont helped us hugely with some technical problem solving and were very supportive throughout. The Belmont team is very quick to respond to queries and problem solve as required. They also helped us to create a new distribution plan for our book and we made use of the fulfilment service for our direct mailouts. This has made life significantly easier, is cost-effective and something we have carried through into our 2022 book. Although Belmont is not in Scotland (we are based in Edinburgh) and I had wondered whether this might make things more difficult, the reality is that the service has been seamless - complete book proofs have been provided overnight. We have made use of video conferencing on occasion, and have had the opportunity to meet Paul in person on visits to Edinburgh. A great quality finish is important to us to ensure that our heritage and branding shine through. As a reference guide it has lived up to the wear and tear very well and it looks beautiful! We are using Belmont again for our 2022 book”.
Belmont Press are proud to work alongside Scotland's Gardens and look forward to developing our partnership further for the future.