Discovery Print, the printing arm of DC Thomson, has been Highly Commended in the category of Regional Newspaper Printer of the Year at the newsawards.
The awards, which are the only awards dedicated to celebrating the best in news media print, technology and business innovation, took place in London on Wednesday 29th April.
Speaking of Discovery Print, the judges said there was “great consistency across all titles and excellent use of colour.”. They added that products were, “Beautifully printed.”
Discovery Print Head of Production Guy Forrester commented, “It’s great to see Discovery Print be Highly Commended for Regional Newspaper Printer of the Year. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to do really innovative things such as producing micro-promotions using geocoded maps, barcodes and coupons. This accolade confirms that everything we’re doing is to the highest of standards.”
The newsawards also saw DC Thomson title, The Press and Journal, receive a commendation in the category of Regional Newspaper of the Year. Judges assessed the print quality over three issues together with commercial success. They described The Press and Journal as “exceptionally well-printed with great design.”
The Press and Journal Editor-in-Chief Damian Bates said, “We are delighted with these twin awards. They reflect a huge commitment by both our editorial and production teams to deliver high-quality newspapers every day for our readers and advertisers. And it’s not just one Press and Journal, but six editions for each of the communities we serve across the north and north-east of Scotland. It is a big challenge, but these successes are a reward for that commitment and investment.”
Notes to Editors:
The Press and Journal
The Press and Journal features six distinct and varied editions which are produced each day and circulated across the north and north-east of Scotland. Each edition reflects community activity and interests of the individual area. The newspaper’s aim is to remain local and relevant to its readers while providing Scottish, national and international news.
The Press and Journal carries weekly supplements including Your Home, Your Car, Your Weekend and Your Life and a monthly Energy supplement. The Press and Journal also publishes occasional, quarterly and monthly supplements, including an Energy supplement.
DC Thomson & Co Ltd is a private company and one of the leading publishing houses in the UK. The company’s headquarters is in Dundee, Scotland, with a London base in Fleet Street. The company publishes newspapers, magazines, comics and books. It also has interests in radio, printing, retailing and online services.