Today was THE day at Potts Print UK!!!


WOW!! What a fantastic time we’ve had today. Not only had we finished our comic yesterday, today was the day we get to see it printed and in our hands! Very exciting. However, that was not just it. This morning we arrived at Potts Print UK in Cramlington and met up with Ian White the Creative & Technical Services Director.  When we arrived Ian took us all through the printing process producing huge plate sheets showing us all the exact way huge print runs are created. These printers are MASSIVE and can cost £1.5 million! It’s such a complex process but Ian broke it down all very easily and even finished with the Bieber!

It didn’t end there! After our talk Ian took us through to the factory mezzanine where we could see the entire factory floor hard at work. There were machines, presses, printers galore!

Proper little VIP's once more at Potts Printers scanning the factory floor!

Proper little VIP’s once more at Potts Print UK scanning the factory floor!

Check out what they were looking at, very impressive:

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AND… guess what it didn’t even end there. Next we got taken around the factory floor and were told about all the machinery and what everything does. This is such a huge place!

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After that the moment of truth… what DID OUR COMICS LOOK LIKE???
Our comics as we were told were printed digitally, Ian took us to the room where they were printed and we watched some of the copies coming through… HOT OFF THE PRESS!
After this our ever awaited competition. Through Summer School we set a challenge to create the best characters AND the winners were… Robbie! Scott! and Amy!!!!! Well done!
And finally… our comics were given out! They are AMAZING!!! Everyone quickly started looking for their own story:

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Can we just add a HUGE thank you to everyone at Potts Print UK for helping us with this comic and particularly our tour and especially Ian White! (another legend)! It’s been a fantastic challenge creating this comic book and you’ve helped it come to life! Thank you!

Must complete the Comic!

Today was a very important day with a very important deadline. Everyone had to get their comic story completed by lunchtime. We were very thankful all the preparation work had been done yesterday but today a tiny bit of pressure was needed to get heads down and hands drawing… BUT GUESS WHAT!!! WE DID IT!!!

Take a look at our fantastic team of comic story creators and illustrators:

Hard at work

Hard at work

Main characters being created.

Main characters being created.

And we've done it!

And we’ve done it!



Can we just add how proud we are of all our summer school students for getting this done on time!! Off to see it printed tomorrow at Potts Printers!!!

Competition Time!!

  Make your Character come to life!

There is a running competition throughout this Summer School for the student who can come up with the best Comic character. The students are asked to draw an A4 version of one of their main characters that will feature within their comic book, with the hope of bringing them to life when we visit Potts Printers!

Here are a few examples of some characters that were drawn today…


Three Characters will be picked and will then be made into one of these…

Just like this one of Andy!

Ta Da!!