Ever since 2006, magazines have been an increasing part of Tucann. In 2006, we published and distributed our first community magazine, the North Hykeham Gazette. Thirteen years later, we have seven community magazines on the go each month; over 30,000 in total.
The seven Community Magazines are: the Sheepwash Times, North Hykeham Gazette, Witham Herald; the Woodhall Wapentake, Heathcliff View, Nettleham Matters & the Limespring Hundred.
Tucann Books started in 1987, we work with authors to help them understand the process of having their book produced and how to market their book to get the most sales.
We do not apologise for believing that authors should make a profit from their efforts, that is why many of our authors go on to have a second book or to reprint their titles. As a result of this, commercial attitude we are selective; it is important to us that there is a good reason as to why a book is published. It might be very well written and entertaining or the importance of the content is such that it should be in print.
We support our authors in their marketing, with advice, point of sale posters and, if appropriate, promotion through other platforms. We believe in working together with the author to help make a book as successful as it can be.
Have a great story but clueless as to how to present your work as a book? Our designer will work with you to guide and if necessary advise on the aesthetic of your book to help create a professional, attractive piece of work.
Before printing we ensure as best we can that a book has commercial possibilities. Authors should always think about how they are going to sell their book before having it printed, Books do not sell themselves sitting in a box or under your bed.
Design & Print
The last 30 years has seen more changes in the printing and communication industries than in the previous 200 years. We went from the pace of evolution to a digital revolution. Tucann Design and Print was there at the beginning of that revolution driven by the Apple Mac computer and laser imagers. We were the first in Lincolnshire and amongst the first in the country. Digital technologies have continued to change the way we work and will continue to do so. Tucann is up to the minute with laser plate setters that put the image directly onto the colour plates for our 5 colour litho press. Print runs are getting smaller and for customers who want that top quality colour printing but for smaller run lengths we have a Xerox colour press. For customers who want something very big or labels that are cut out to any shape imaginable we have a wide format latex printer. It will even print your wall coverings.
All of this technology is wasted if you don't have the right people who are passionate about their work. That is what Tucann Ltd offers, we are happy to help our customers and solve their print related problems from design to delivery.
In fact if you can imagine it we can probably produce it ‘in house’.
We offer; Design, photo-retouching and manipulation, proofing, printing by offset lithography or Xerography, guillotine, specialist paper folding and scoring, collation and wire stitching for magazines and brochures, perfect binding for paper back books, wire'o binding for calendars and pads etc.
Laminating and digital foiling, photo quality Epson ink jet and HP latex wide format for printing display products self adhesive papers. In fact if you can imagine it we can probably produce it ‘in house’.