Polestar Sheffield can comfortably boast that it is one of the few elite printing sites in Europe, producing 2.5 million catalogues,magazines, brochures and supplements every 24 hours. The £100m purpose built gravure facility is Polestars largest ever single investment, and is still today the most advanced and competitive gravure plant in Europe. Strategically built within easy reach of the M1 it has immediate access to the UK motorway and European road and rail network systems.
The reliability of the most advanced technology available makes Polestar Sheffield the first choice for the majority of national newspaper publishers. They trust in Polestar Sheffield to print the nation’s favourite weekend newspaper magazines and supplements, safe in the knowledge that we will deliver on time, every time. The magazine racks in every major store across the country are filled with weekly and monthly consumer magazines; many will have been printed and finished within the Polestar Sheffield site.
As winners of the prestigious ERA (European Rotogravure Association) printing awards we know about quality. Polestar Sheffield consistently delivers the highest levels of printing excellence, and we have been judged and acknowledged by printing experts across the continent as champions.
The latest engraving technology allows for short run work and dispels the long held myth that gravure is only for those with orders for millions of copies. With shorter print runs and the gravure cylinder configuration available at Polestar Sheffield, we can offer significant paper usage savings for a variety of products and print runs. Different trim size and pagination offerings, allows our customers to differentiate their product, giving them a unique and tailored design.
Polestar Sheffield has also been honoured with environmental awards for our approach to ‘Green’ issues. In addition to recycling all our paper, we also recycle all polythene, wooden pallets, metals, card and packaging.
We even have our own water filtration plant that cleans all the water used in the printing process and returns it back into the drinking water system