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New Book to celebrate Picon’s Centenary

Shortly before the end of the First World War in 1918, The Association of British Manufacturers of Machinery for the Printing and Allied Trades was formed to “encourage, promote and protect the interests of manufacturers and producers in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of Machinery for the Printing and Allied Trades.”

Fast forward 100 years, having gone through a number of mergers and name changes, the Association, now called Picon, still continues to grow and remain relevant into the next century.

To mark this momentous achievement, Picon have dug through their archives and put together this amazing book chronicling  historical achievements and current endeavours. To ensure the book stands out from the crowd we printed it on 170gsm Galerie Matt paper. It is PUR-bound in hardback and covered using Brillianta black cloth, the book is enclosed in a Fenner Colorset Nero slipcase and foil blocked in gloss black and silver.

It makes great reading and we most heartily agree with Gerard Heanue, Chairman of Picon, “Suppliers should lie comfortable in their beds; print will still have a place into the 22nd century.”