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Clarkeprint is back as a Main Partner for BDF 2023

We are delighted to announce Clarkeprint, a leading creative print provider in Birmingham city centre, are a Main Partner for BDF 2023.

Founded in 1982, Clarkeprint have been committed to supporting the creative industry within Birmingham and the West Midlands for 40 years and know first-hand the long-lasting impact print can have.

Supporting us for the third year running, Clarkeprint previously supported BDF 2022, as well as producing the highly popular 2021 ‘The Creative City’ catalogue (becoming a finalist at the 2021 Digital Printer Awards.) Clarkeprint have also produced both editions of the Birmingham Design Magazine (issue two recently launched at BDF Gather).

The cover of the 2023 edition of the magazine featured a wonderful lino print design from artist Ella Flavell. Two versions of the cover were produced, black ink of white paper and stunning double hit white in on black paper. This was made possible due to heavy investment in state-of-the-art digital printing equipment, becoming the first company in Europe to install two Xerox Iridesse 8-colour digital presses in March 2020.

The white ink option can be used on its own, or in conjunction with other special colours, including gold and silver metallics and a gloss clear, or blended with CMYK to create stunning colour on colour or iridescent palettes.

In addition to investing in specialist printing equipment, they have also launched their own ‘Print Innovation Room’, a place where designers, creatives and marketing professionals can get hands-on with premium paper and printed samples, with Clarkeprint also offering free tours of the print factory.

“Working with Birmingham Design Festival has been an incredible way for us to work more closely with the region’s creative talents, so returning for a third year was a no-brainer. Our partnerships so far have allowed us to showcase our creative print expertise and in 2023 we are looking forward to continuing conversations around how we can support visitors with litho and digital print, large format graphics and signage, as well as garment and merch printing

We’re also more keen than ever to welcome creative teams in to the factory, to help to provide a better understanding of the possibilities that the power of print can present.”

Priding themselves on being ‘More Than Just A Printer’, Clarkeprint also offer web-to-print, pick and pack storage and distribution, direct mail, print consultation and more in addition to the traditional printing services.

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