CPI Books is the UK’s leading book printing group, producing books in mono, 2 and 4 colours, across multiple channels including; Trade, STMA, Tax, Law, Bibles, Catalogues, as well as Self-Publishing.

CPI Books manufactures across seven sites, CPI Books (Trade), CPI Antony Rowe (STMA and Digital), CPI William Clowes (Professional), CPI Colour (Colour Litho and Digital), producing 160 million books every year, as well as countless journals and loose-leaf products.

Each site specialises in its own market and collectively we seamlessly print from single copy order Print on Demand (PoD) to a million copies of the latest best seller, and everything in between.

Heavily invested, we lead the book printing market with the latest deployment of inkjet digital technology, with integrated warehousing, distribution and supply-chain solutions. We are dedicated to working with publishers to drive a lower total cost of operation.

As part of the wider group CPI has 16 factories spread out over 5 countries (France, the UK, Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic). With an impressive heritage – a rich industrial past, featuring prestigious printers such as Firmin-Didot in France (1713), Ebner & Spiegel in Germany (1817) or Mackays in the United Kingdom (1857). Today, at the heart of the transition to digital, the company combines its industrial power with innovative computerised solutions to create even more value for its customers.


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