Halstan is an international high-quality book printer and binder who specialises in producing sheet music, books, journals, educational textbooks, manuals and notebooks.
Music has been at the heart of Halstan since the very start of this family business. Our proud heritage has been built on a solid foundation of innovation, service and understanding the unique needs of music publishers.
As the leading specialist sheet music printer, we know what is important to musicians and what they expect from printed sheet music. Our bespoke manufacturing facilities can handle all of the unique demands of sheet music production – including lay-flat binding, complex orchestral works, scores with parts and hire library material. In addition, we can advise on specific music product types, recommend specialist papers, and understand sheet music's distinct distribution channels.
Throughout our history Halstan have worked with publishers, universities and academic providers to deliver high quality books and printed material. Our in-house facilities can produce saddle-stitched, perfect bound, threadsewn, Ota-bound and lay-flat books.
We are adept at dealing with customers individual needs; be they the seasonal demands and often tight timescales required by many academic publishers; advising first time book publishers on production methods; or implementing automated print workflows for journals to reduce costs.
We produce bespoke saddle-stitched, perfect bound and Ota-bound lay-flat notebooks where our production quality is relied upon to support our client's brand. Our unique combination of bindery equipment allows us to produce short runs of lay-flat threadsewn or Ota-bound notebooks to the highest quality.
We can advise on paper types, production methods and are constantly looking to develop new products to bring our clients' creative ideas to life.
We have been manufacturing high quality books for 100 years. Alongside this, we offer many services and solutions that add further value for our clients.
Reducing touchpoints creates efficiencies. Our team have the capabilities to build secure connections between your systems and ours to transfer data seamlessly. Automatically place orders, transfer artwork, sign off proofs, obtain instant quotes and track the production and despatch of all jobs either through direct system integration or via our state-of-the-art client portal - Legato.
Centralise, order and manage your digital assets in a manner which gives you full control. Creating a secure 'single point of truth' for data and artwork ensures the integrity of those assets and future proofs them for however you may wish to use them. An effective data and artwork management strategy not just enables you to take advantage of fully automated print production, but may allow you to drive automation throughout your business (customer web orders, distribution etc.).
We offer pick, pack, storage and distribution services. We can offer these services across the UK, Europe and the US. Save on shipping costs by printing and distributing locally to market.
Our publishing clients are constantly looking for ways to reduce touchpoints to improve operational efficiencies. We work with the customer's stock control systems and distribution centres to totally automate the print buying process and deliver cashflow savings through reduced stock holdings.
We have helped many clients eliminate stock holdings, in some cases for their entire catalogue. In addition, low sale titles which historically weren't viable to produce (as long runs were required to get to acceptable unit costs) can now be brought back into print generating new revenue streams.
We have the specialist skills and software to be able to automate the production of catalogues and template driven documents (for example - product factsheets, educational material, marketing/promotional print). Alongside huge cost savings that we have delivered to clients we have also enabled them to produce many more bespoke catalogues a year with minimal extra effort.
For some clients we manage the production of their entire catalogue, negating the need for an in-house buying team. We ensure the print is also delivered to agreed service levels and quality standards.
With our advanced document scanners we can deliver high resolution PDFs from hard copies supplied. We have assisted many publishers digitise their entire catalogues for use in automated print production, displaying thumbnails on their website and for digital output (such as to e-books).
Halstan are committed to producing quality products in an environmentally sustainable manner. We operate a quality and environment management system, and we are an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified company. We are also FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certified.