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I’ve just received a rather beautiful hardback diary in the post. A little late in the day, I grant you, but I’m sure it will be put to good use. The diary is a showcase for the printing prowess of Kingsbury Press in Doncaster, and they’ve really gone to town with foil blocking, perforations, cuts, embossing, graduated colour – though not in a showy, look-at-me kind of way. There’s a handy guide to print and production at the front, and a page-per-day diary that’s just perfect for daily jottings. Not bad at all for a freebie. Hats off to Leeds-based Thompson Brand Partners for the design, and of course all those hard-working printers at Kingsbury.