Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Ever Wondered Who Prints the Programme?
According to Printweek, Charlton have just awarded the print contract for the programme and other print work to Bishops Printers of Portsmouth.
With 130 staff, Bishops apparently take "enormous pride in our work and fully understand the importance of close attention to detail", so hopefully we will not see any printers errors in the programme at any stage this season. Of course, printers errors are few and far between, as the mistakes tend to creep into production well prior to the print stage. That said, when the Club produced a celebration publication after the Leeds play-off game in 1987 it did have the black plate reversed on the front cover image so we are not immune. One for the collector's I suspect!
Graham Dougherty is the man at Bishop's responsible for getting the programmes to SE7, and I hope that the late printing schedule does not cause any delay.
Bishop's were Portsmouth's shirt sponsor for two years earlier this century, and also print other club's programmes, including some in London (a Fulham programme is pictured on their website and they publicise the win of the Chelsea programme contract too).