Rebrand for Falkirk based book production company

A Falkirk-based employee owned book production company has gone through its first rebrand in 27 years.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 12:30 pm
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 10:18 am
Palimpset - managing director John Forsyth and operations manager Julie Garvock

Palimpsest Book Production Ltd, which is linked with some of the UK’s biggest titles, has undergone its first ever rebrand with a new website as well as a fresh and modern feel to the company logo.

Renowned for its provision of typesetting and pre-press services to the publishing world, Palimpsest has been responsible for the typography of some of the country’s bestselling books including Elton John’s autobiography, Me; Billy Connolly’s Tall Tales and Wee Stories, and Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library.

The company, which has a base in Etna Road, has also contributed to Harry Potter by designing and typesetting the Order of the Phoenix and a special edition of both Fantastic Beasts screenplays for dyslexic readers.

It is hoped the rebrand will reflect a new direction for the firm as it seeks to expand the business in the coming months and continue to blossom under employee ownership.

Palimpsest Branding Coordinator, Michelle Walker, said: “We have been working on a rebrand plan for some time now and we are delighted to see it has taken shape the way we planned.

“All of the work has been carried out by our dedicated team in-house, from the logo design to the website restructuring. Each member of our 21 strong team has played an integral role in the planning process.”

Since 1994, Palimpsest has contributed to more than 60,000 books and ebooks.

The company offers a comprehensive range of pre-press services, including: typesetting, proofreading, digital publishing, design and reprographics, as well as a complete end-to-end project management service for publishers and self-publishing authors.

Palimpsest became employee-owned in 2018 with previous owners Craig and Ruth Morrison retiring from the business.

Rather than sell to another private company; Craig and Ruth opted to transition Palimpsest into employee ownership with a view to secure employment for the staff.