Tuesday, 7 March 2017

A Monday in Bungay!

Hello friends

So where was I yesterday?
Something very different and amazing - I was invited to Clays
in Bungay, Norfolk - the company that prints books and not just any books...
Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses.
It was a fantastic opportunity to see how they go about printing a book
from start to finish and WOW, it is a serious amount of work!
Here's just a few photos of the stages.

Large plates are made to print each page.
I'm there to give scale!

And there's no printing without ink...
tubs of it!

Further down the line it reaches the stage of book folded sections.

Carole and I marveling at how the machinery works out how to print 
all those pages in the right sequence when it is two books at once,
upside down, back to front etc etc! 

A palette with the paperback book covers, wait to you see these close up -
gorgeous, foiled and embossed.

The cover is on and the book needs to be trimmed,
this goes way beyond your craft room trimmer!

Some finished books on their way to packing.

Wrapped to go (or suffocated as I said!)


Here's just one batch!

Carole, Kev and myself.

And back in the office without the glare of high vis!

An amazing day, a unique experience and for even more 
photos please check out my Facebook page.

The paperback will be out in a month's time, in between 
look out for lots of special events, a very special charity kit next month
and feel free to check out Carole's website - she now has a special
page dedicated to Paperhearts and there's quite a lot of info about me
in a section called 'Me and Christine'!

Take care friends.


  1. Morning all.
    Thank you Christine. I cannot wait until the book is out in paperback.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning all.
    Thank you Christine. I cannot wait until the book is out in paperback.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  3. Hi Christine,
    What an amazing thing for you and Carole to see. I saw the pictures on FB, the whole process is incredible.
    How can books be cut with such precision?
    Chris xx

  4. Looks and sounds like a fabulous day and a once in a life time opportunity. One to cross off the bucket list. Glad you had a fab time x xhazel

  5. I love all of my books but will never take them for granted again Christine .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  6. What a great day out-not something most people will be able to experience.


  7. Good Morning Christine
    How wonderful to have made such a lovely friend!
    Love the day out and can't wait for the book!
    Love Marg

  8. Hi Christine
    What a great day,thank you for sharing it with us.
    You must be so happy.
    Take care. x

  9. Morning Christine, Wow !! what an interesting day you have both had, to follow the process from start to finish must be fantastic to see. So glad you enjoyed your trip to Bungay, now I know where it is haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. looks very interesting ,a great day out ,Laura O

  11. So enjoyed reading your post. What an amazing day you had...You must be so proud of the finished book? x I was intrigued what Bungay meant...now I know. Charity kit came through today and I love it! Thank you and your Mum for all the hard work x

  12. Morning Christine,
    Looks like you had a fantastic day, thanks for sharing.

  13. Very interesting Christine. Must say have never thought of the processes involved in publishing books but your photos are very informative. A lovely day out for you and Carole. X