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Publication and print specialists

We offer a full range of publishing and printing services to a variety of clients with one aim, to make it a stress free process. From publishing British Army Journals and local magazines to printing flyers and leaflets we are committed to providing a friendly, professional and creative service.

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Operating at the same premises in Kettering, Northamptonshire, Crest and TypeStart work together to provide a seamless, smooth customer experience.
Crest takes charge of publishing, advertising sales and large run outsourced printing, whilst TypeStart focuses on design, typesetting, short run printing and finishing.



From local history magazines to self-published autobiographies, Crest loves to bring your vision to reality. Our ability to understand unique markets and offer creative design solutions to a variety of sectors is essential to our success.

Customers and sectors we work with include:

Self Publishing
Oundle Life Magazine
Thrapston Life Magazine
Allotment & Leisure Gardener

We work with valuation companies to provide insurance reports.

Local history publications:

Such as Hindsight for the Northamptonshire Heritage Forum.


British Healthcare Trades Association magazine THIIS

Yacht Club yearbooks

National Vegetable Society and National Allotment Society.

Catalogues and Gallery Guides

Publish and print journals, magazines, information booklets, dissertations and reports.

AGE UK Northamptonshire:

Produce and sell advertising for their Engage magazine

British Military Regiments and Corps:

Publish and print official journals for the Army and Royal Air Force.

A great customer experience is incredibly important to us.

We’ll guide you through the design and print process to ensure your publication is delivered with ease.



At TypeStart our dedicated in house print department provides high quality, cost effective printing for Crest Publications and to customers and businesses across the UK. From party invitations to flyers, and journals to novels our state of the art equipment will ensure your design is printed to the highest standard.

Typesetting and Design

Our experienced team can work with you to achieve the perfect layout and style for any printed material. Including brochures, books, magazines, order of service, invitations, tickets, greetings card and much more.

Digital Print

From orders of service to dissertations, brochures to magazines we have a reputation for high quality digital printing within short timescales.

Print Finishing

Whatever finish you require we will be able to help from perfect binding to stapling and creasing to collating.

Digital Format

If you require a digital version of your magazine, we use a format called Turning Pages. This is hosted by us, and you have the option to email the link to your target audience or embed the link on your website.

Why work with us?

Crest and TypeStart can provide you with a complete service from initial concept to finished product.
The combined expertise of Crest and Typestart ensures we can work with a range of customers across a variety of sectors.
We have a dedicated advertising sales team which can reduce the cost of your publications.
Our reputation for quality, excellent customer service and creative ideas is a reoccurring theme in customer feedback.
We are lucky to employ brilliant, supportive and friendly staff, who are passionate about design and bringing your ideas to reality.

What do our Customers think?

We love working with such a diverse range of customers and organisations. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a personal, efficient and professional service to all, from a single author to large organisations.
“The final product is a veritable masterpiece and has gone down extremely well with all and sundry!”
- Editor 3RHA
“I found the relaxed professionalism at Crest so easy to work with. The format of the finished book is exactly what I wanted in layout and cover. I enjoyed working with Crest so much I am now planning my next book!”
- Tom Groocock
“Thank you very much indeed for your inestimable support over the past couple of years. Your flexibility, ingenuity and hard work made the whole process a great deal easier, and I am very proud of the resulting magazines. I hope our paths cross again. ”
“Our QA Gazette now has the professional finish it needed, their innovative ideas and their helpful friendly staff have made my first foray into the world of editing a fantastic experience.”
“During the year I worked with Crest, I was greatly impressed by their motivation, enthusiasm, and commitment”
- Royal Artillery Regiment

Our Customers