The publications are:
• new! magazine newsstand edition - now printing at YM Chantry
• new! magazine multipack edition - a self-cover version also printing at YM Chantry for multipack with OK! magazine
• Star TV - a self-cover magazine for multipack with OK! magazine - printing shortgrain and stitched in-line at the York Mailing site
The first issues printed over the weekend of 15/16 June.
This deal follows closely the contract signed in February 2019 for production of the two weekly magazines, We Love TV, for the Saturday edition of the Daily Mirror and Notebook for the Sunday Mirror, as well as the extension of their initial agreement for production of the two Express Newspaper titles, Daily Express Saturday Magazine and S Magazine for the Sunday Express. All four magazines had previously been printed gravure in Europe.
Graham Poulett, Production and Distribution Director at Reach plc said, ‘We are very impressed by the service provided and professional approach of the team at YM Group and we are looking forward to working together in this new phase of our partnership.’
James Povey, Group Publications Director at YM Group said, ‘We very much appreciate the further trust Reach plc has placed in YM Group, enabling us to become their major magazine printer in a relatively short space of time.’
Stephen Goodman, YM Group CEO said, ‘This validation by Reach plc really supports our Publications strategy. YM Group has worked extremely hard over the last three years to build such strong foundations and is committed to grow our market share into the future. This strategy complements our long-standing commitment to the commercial, retail and direct mail printing sectors.’