Monday, 24 January 2011

Maurice Payne Colourprint founder dies

It was announced in Printweek today that Maurice Payne, founder of Theale, Reading-based Maurice Payne Colourprint, died this weekend (22 January), following a long illness.

He started his career in print in the late 1960s, founding Maurice Payne Colourprint in 1983. During his 27 years at the company he secured a number of firsts, including the UK's first five-colour press (yep, back in those days four colour presses were the norm) and the world's first installation of two 12-colour perfectors.

Although I didn't know Maurice Payne personally, he was certainly a legend in the UK print market. Our sympathies go to his family.

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Posted by Justin Hobson 24.01.2011

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