The Strong Island Portsmouth Calendar returns updated and redesigned for 2017, featuring photography submitted throughout 2016 from local photographers.
It’s fair to say that a lot of hours go into producing our calendars. It’s not simply choosing what might normally be conceived as the best photos, but paying close attention to how the photos work on the page with each other and making sure there is a unified theme. The theme may well be colour, composition or subject, but whatever it is, we endeavour to create not just a spread of beautiful photos, but a calendar that is so well considered in presentation and style that you might not even notice necessarily just how nice it is because it simply works.
We have also worked hard to deliver a superior product and this year we are extremely happy with the final product. Not only is the look of the calendar updated featuring full page photography for each month, we have worked closely with our printers at RIPE Digital to ensure a high quality finish that is still affordable.
Each calendar is printed on 300sgm (350gsm Cover) Fedrigoni Arcoprint. This wood-free paper has a high-tech, cool white base guaranteeing excellent printability and is held in very high regard in publishing and printing industries. The guys at RIPE certainly delivered with this paper stock. It not only looks amazing as the print finish is second to none, but it feels really premium. Using an in house HP Indigo 7800 digital press it sets the standard for premium quality digital print. Using liquid ink rather than dry toner powder, the print quality is on par with traditional lithographic printing with the benefits of less waste, which is of course good news for the environment. The RIPE guys know their stuff.
Everything aside, we couldn’t produce our calendar’s each year without all your amazing submissions. Huge thanks to everyone that got involved.
A proportion of the calendar profits goes to the Alzheimer’s Society Portsmouth based services. They are the UK’s leading care and research charity for people living with dementia and their carers.