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Ricoh works with Silk Pearce to create ‘The Cult of Porsche: In the Beginning’ illustrated book

The book was shown for the first time at The London Book Fair 2014 (8 – 10 April)

Ricoh Europe has turned to Silk Pearce to design an illustrated book celebrating classic Porsche cars whilst also showcasing the print quality publishers can achieve uses advances in digital print technology, paper and finishing.

‘The Cult of Porsche: In the Beginning’ showcases classic Porsches, as well as owner-modified classics, and is the first in a planned trilogy written by long-time Porsche journalist and blogger John Glynn, with images from automotive photographer, James Lipman.

Andy Campbell, printing innovation manager at Ricoh Europe, commented: “Silk Pearce’s in depth experience of design for print and knowledge of paper has enabled Ricoh to produce a beautiful digitally-printed book with a quality that rivals traditional offset printing. ‘In the Beginning’ demonstrates Ricoh’s advanced digital printing technologies, combined with traditional finishing techniques and we believe the exceptional end product will impress and delight publishers looking to create unique, short-run books for niche specialist markets, as well readers interested in creative design, photography and Porsche’s unique engineering vision.”

The book is the first Ricoh design project that Silk Pearce has worked on and is printed on a Ricoh C5100S using Favini paper.

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