Print companies: CPI


Our core business is short- to medium-run book production. Our prime objective is to produce quality books on time and to budget. To achieve these we’ve had to be the first to embrace and adapt new printing technology to suit our customers’ needs. From humble beginnings only two decades ago, we now have a £13m turnover and employ 230 people across three UK sites. We’re now the market leader in short-run manufacture and we were a pioneer of the on-demand printing revolution. We print and typeset for a wide variety of specialist publishers – from legal and scientific to technical and historic – and offer each of our customers the most cost-effective solution for their books, journals, dictionaries, directories, yearbooks, reference books, indexes, guidebooks, legal books and looseleaf publications. We offer a complete printing solution, from copy editing to delivery, or each component part – whatever is best for you the customer. The knowledge of our staff and the flexibility of our equipment means we can adapt to your every need.

Environmental Policy

The CPI Group is committed to the prevention of pollution and continual improvement to reduce our effect on the environment. In striving to achieve this commitment we will: meet all necessary legislative, regulatory and consent requirements that relate to our business keep informed of environmental issues and, in particular, those which are of direct relevance to our business continue to raise the awareness of all our employees, the effect of their actions on, and their responsibility to the environment; by communication, discussion and training minimise our environmental impact by the operation of suitable waste minimisation and recycling schemes manage our building and grounds in an environmentally sensitive manner wherever practicable make use of best environmental practice when planning and developing new and existing operations operate a thoughtful purchasing policy by selecting, wherever practicable, materials and services which are less damaging to the environment encourage customers to use FSC certified paper in their books and avoid using wood products from the following sources: illegally harvested wood genetically modified wood wood originating in forests with serious social conflicts wood originating from uncertified High Value Forests set environmental objectives and targets based on continual improvement, monitor results and review on a regular basis establish and maintain an Environmental Management System which continually reduces waste, effluent, emissions and the use of scarce resources.

About us

Antony Rowe is one of the best known short- to medium-run book manufacturers in the UK. We bring our pioneering approach to every project and to every stage of the process - from pre-press right through to delivery. Antony Rowe was the first book manufacturer in the UK to offer true on-demand printing. We can also provide self-publishers with distribution services from our fulfilment warehouse.