About Clays

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For over 200 years Clays has been producing some of the most well known and best selling books in the UK, providing an invaluable service to a range of publishing clients. 

Clays specialise in producing monochrome paperbacks and hardbacks in any quantity and to a wide range of sizes. We have the capability to wire-stitch, perfect bind and sew book blocks, finishing the product off with an extensive range of cover and jacket print and finishes. 

Strategic Investment

Clays have become a major force in this fluid and evolving world through extensive investment and a determination to react quickly to our customers’ fast moving needs. The result of this is an all round service offering for publishers that encompasses digital services, book manufacture, pre-retail and distribution. Throughout the digital revolution we have remained the UK’s market-leading book production specialist, actively embracing digital printing technology to run alongside our traditional and highly successful quality printing processes.

New Markets

As the UK’s market-leading book production specialist and the supplier to many leading publishing houses, Clays has taken the next step in their evolution. With self-publishing now becoming a huge market in its own right, Clays has created Clays Self-Publishing, offering a full-service print solution, from administrative tasks to design advice, production and distribution.

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