Case study: Northampton Saints

Belmont Press celebrates success with Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints Rugby Club had a memorable 2013/14 season, winning both the Aviva Premiership title and the Amlin Challenge Cup. As a player sponsor and corporate supporter of Northampton Saints, Belmont Press produced a photobook for each player with a unique, personalised cover.

The soft-back books were A4, 262pp and perfect bound. The covers were printed on a metallic effect stock, so the gold trophy in the photograph looks stunning and really comes to life. The books were a surprise gift to most of the players, who were delighted to receive them.

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The perfect memento

Nicola Thomas from Belmont Press presented the books to Club Captain Dylan Hartley along with senior player Phil Dowson, who said: “We were very excited to receive a gift like this and had a fantastic reaction from the players. It was important that each player in the squad received a book as every player contributes to the season, but not everyone gets as much recognition.” He added: “When you’ve been playing for a long time, as I have, the memories of each season can merge together. These books really highlight the season and are a fantastic memento to keep.”

Fans’ books printed to order

Belmont Press were then asked to print a version of the book that Saints’ fans could buy, so ‘The Double in Pictures’ was produced, which is a full colour 132-page A4 photobook of Northampton Saints’ 2013/14 season. All photography was supplied by Red Hat Photography.

Belmont Press printed the books on a high quality HP Indigo digital press providing the following benefits to Northampton Saints:

  • They can test the market as copies are printed on demand
  • High quality print and a stunning metallic effect cover add to the book’s appeal
  • Additional copies due to increases in demand can be produced quickly
  • They are perfect bound in-house for a high quality finish and a fast turnaround
  • Covers on the players’ books could be personalised with different images and text

If you demand high quality print, excellent service and value for money from your print supplier, contact us on 01604 596500 or email sales@belmont.co.uk

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