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The St Austell Printing Company Calendar 2019: Progress and Innovation

Each year we team up with talented illustration students from Falmouth University to release the official St Austell Printing Company Calendar.

Since 2014, we’ve tasked the students to produce illustrations for each month, plus a cover based on a particular theme. This ties into the third year curriculum of their illustration course, and gives them the opportunity to work on a real, live project.

The entire production process takes place in-house, where thousands of the calendars are designed, printed and finished before being sent through our mailing and fulfilment department to clients and friends across the UK.

Since we started the collaboration, there’s been a real buzz around the calendar and that year’s theme. We’re always asked by clients when they are going to receive the next one, and which theme we’ll use next.

The calendar has proven to provide an excellent opportunity for the students to promote their work too. We have a large number of design and marketing agencies who receive a copy of the calendar each year, which has directly led to work for students.

Thank you to all the students for taking part in this years’ calendar project.


2019’s theme – Progress and innovation

All the artwork in this calendar was created by 13 very talented final year illustration students at Falmouth University. We asked them to create artwork based on the theme of “progress and innovation” for a number of reasons:

Cornwall is built on progress and innovation.

From tin mining, to China Clay production and fishing – the traditional industries which once defined Cornwall’s economy were fuelled by progress and innovation. From Trevithick’s Steam Engine hauling large amounts of tin, to Humphrey Davy’s Miners Lamp – innovations such as these originated in Cornwall – but went on to change the world.

Cornwall’s future is being built on innovation.

As traditional industries declined, Cornwall has innovated and it’s future is now being defined by a burgeoning tech and manufacturing sector, film production, fine dining, unique holiday experiences and the announcement of a brand new Spaceport.

Progress and innovation at St Austell Printing Company

SAPC is built on progress and innovation.

Progressing from a small copy shop in a Victorian garage, to becoming one of Cornwall’s biggest printing companies with a new sustainable printing factory.

In 2018 we invested in a brand new printing press, which uses brand new innovative LED-UV drying technology – a real progression for lithographic printing. We’re the first printing company in the South West to embrace this

St Austell Printing Company Calendar 2018

Please click here to view last year’s calendar.

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