Our sponsors & supporters

A massive thank you to the sponsors and supporters who make Magfest possible...


Primitive Media

We understand that our clients and their businesses are unique so why should their digital management be any different? With over ten years experience in building bespoke content management solutions Primitive Media has developed a robust framework capable of delivering and managing digital content across all platforms and devices. Responsibly responsive - device agnostic content delivery. Need we say more?...


Newnorth should be your first port of call for high quality print and graphic communications.

Whatever your print requirements we can help; from the initial design through to the mailing and distribution. Short digital print runs, high volume production, promotional merchandise, exhibition graphics – in fact, anything you need printed with your branding.

At Newnorth we pride ourselves on putting our clients first; helping you deliver your message, your way, to your market. Our success has been built on building strong relationships with our clients to ensure our experienced team can always offer advice on the best way to solve your individual print problems. We work with you to ensure your project is completed in the most efficient and effective way.

Edinburgh Napier University


Edinburgh Napier University

MSc Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University has a global reputation as a centre of excellence in publishing education. Our unrivalled industry links,
our focus on vocational learning, and our unparalleled industry accreditation all explain why we are the “standard bearer for publishing education in the
UK” (PPA).

Based in Edinburgh – the home of Scottish publishing – our intensive, practical and highly vocational postgraduate degree will provide you with the industry-specific skills and contacts you need. Lectures, specialised workshops and intensive masterclasses give you the skills demanded by industry. A publishing placement enables you to test these skills in the workplace.

Publishing at Edinburgh Napier – celebrating 50 years as a centre of publishing.


Headline Sponsors


PPA is the national trade body in support of magazine publishers - protecting, promoting and advancing the industry.

PPA Scotland run meetings and events throughout the year, including Magfest and the Scottish Magazine Awards. The organisation also lobbies government and key suppliers; carries out research in the industry; holds regular training courses and networking events; promotes the industry through magazine exhibitions and collaboration with other creative bodies; and generally does all it can to support magazine publishers.

For details on membership please visit the website or contact Business Manager Laura Dunlop at



Rhapsody is the engine room for powerful solutions and results. We bring together the best creative minds, production expertise and technical prowess to help clients deliver their ideas. We love bringing ideas to life using our creativity and production expertise to amplify brands and their stories. We do this through data insight and creative thinking, turning raw materials into stunning finished products across print, digital and video platforms. Supported by a suite of robust, bespoke technologies, our integrated, end-to-end creative solutions streamline the process and provide clients’ with real visibility of their operations.

Rhapsody is part of Walstead Group, Europe’s leading independent commercial printing company.

T: 0207 729 1000

YM Group

York Mailing is the U.K.'s market leader in the print and delivery of short lead time, high volume, press finished retail flyers, media inserts and leaflets. The Company's philosophy is based upon a policy of continuous improvement:

  • Continual re-investment enables us to maintain state of the art plant and equipment in pre-press and press departments
  • Effective management systems in Health & Safety, Environment, Quality, Training and Business Continuity
  • Enhanced competitiveness through cost saving initiatives including energy management, raw materials review, press chemistry and paper size optimisation
  • Commitment to individual client requirements and mutual optimisation of product design and cost

These principals mean York Mailing can guarantee to deliver a wide range of high quality, high volume print within strict time schedules.


Publishers’ Licensing Services (PLS) provides collective rights management services to publishers by overseeing collective licensing for book, journal, magazine and website copying and distributing resulting licensing revenues to publishers.

Our vision is to provide efficient and effective copyright and licensing solutions to support publishers in providing access to their content.
We also manage a range of rights management services and other initiatives, including:

  • PLS Permissions – our award-winning suite of permissions management services
  • Access to Research – UK initiative providing free access to academic research to public library users
  • Response to Government consultations about copyright.
  • Practical workshops on collective licensing and permissions management

Type Together

TypeTogether is an independent type foundry that creates fonts for intensive digital and print editorial use. Since discerning corporate clients often require custom type solutions, we also create custom font families to provide distinct advantages for their brand worldwide. Past clients include Apple, Google, Levi’s, NRK Norwegian TV, Perú, and Twinkl. Our internationally awarded catalogue — honoured for its high quality, usefulness, personality, and ability to grab attention — spans many languages and scripts and is diligently expanding each year.

Let us know how we can create innovative and stylish typographical solutions to the greatest problems you face in your market.

Dawson Media Direct

Dawson Media Direct is the worlds leading distributor of Newspapers, Magazines and Digital Publications to Airlines and International Rail Operators.

We deliver over 200 million magazines and newspapers into the airline and premium travels industries each year, helping connect publishers to valuable, effectively captive travelers - nationally and internationally - through our on-board, boarding gate and premium lounge service models.

Our publisher partners can achieve significant value from airline distribution:

  • Audited circulation growth
  • Brand promotion to high value audiences
  • Targeted product sampling, developing readership

We work with hundreds of publishers globally to grow circulations and increase sales opportunities among international travellers worldwide, employing an advanced verified distribution system managed at one single point of contact.

Wyndeham Group

Wyndeham, one of the best-known names in the print industry, is soon to be rebranded as Walstead UK. Walstead is Europe’s leading independent commercial printing group with 14 production sites across Europe and this exciting rebrand demonstrates our combined strength as the number one printer of choice for publishers.

With six sites in the UK we offer the most diverse sheet-fed, web-offset and finishing options for publishers large and small, alongside data management and digital content creation with sister company Rhapsody. Publishers can be assured of cost- effective, flexible print solutions and our continued, industry leading customer service.

We are proud to support the magazine publishing industry as a PPA strategic sponsor.

For more information contact:
Graham Moors
07850 683 279


Acorn Web are specialist magazine printers of weekly, fortnightly, monthly, bimonthly and quarterly periodicals with 80% of our turnover being in the periodical publishing market. The remaining 20% is from one-off catalogues, brochures and directories. We produce high quality, low cost magazine printing in A4 and A5 formats.

We are the magazine printers to choose if you are looking for low-cost production and first-class customer service. Drop us an email at or give us a call on 01924 220 633 to see how using Acorn Web’s magazine printing services can benefit you.

BlueToad UK


Turns Print PDF’s into Mobile Friendly Digital Editions including Multi-Media quickly, simply and very cost effectively.

Established for over 12 years with a HQ in Orlando, Florida we are the Technology & Power behind leading Print Organizations and Publishers in the USA and an increasing number in the UK.

Our European office based in London now provides expanded support across multiple time zones and countries to both Small Publishers & Multiple Title Groups, Print and Design Companies. Our ‘Lily” Platform recently received a 2018 Stevie Gold Award.

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Our service requires no upfront capital investment, subscription or monthly fees just a very simple low cost rate per publication. We offer “Transfer Packages” to Publishers wanting to upgrade from their existing PDF, Flash or HTML5 Replica Digital Editions & most importantly a FREE Preview Production for evaluation.

For more information contact:

Direct: 0208-068-5546
Mobile: 0749-551-5142