Calendar Printing

Creating a professionally printed calendar has been made easy at Johnsons.  Our service is tailored to photographers, artists and publishers to make sure your work is published accurately and presented professionally.  Attention to detail, comprehensive pre-press support and the highest quality print and finishing will be applied to your calendars.

Print: A3 Size Calendar

  • 350gsm front and back covers, gloss laminated
  • 12  internal pages on 170gsm silk art with wire-o binding, hanger and thumb cuts
  • All presented in a clear cellophane foil.
  • £8 each plus £40 set up and design.

Print: A4 Size Calendar

  • 350gsm front and back covers, gloss laminated
  • 12  internal pages on 170gsm silk art with wire-o binding, hanger and thumb cuts
  • All presented in a clear cellophane foil.
  • £5 each plus £40 set up and design.

Printing Calendars to the Highest Standards

calendar printingWhether you’re looking to apply your work to an A3 or A4 calendar, a desk calendar or slim wall calendar, we will help you every step of the way.  Our printing presses and finishing equipment will guarantee an excellent quality product that is superbly presented and ready for sale or distribution.  Any problems with image quality are highlighted in our pre-flighting and we’ll help you fix the problem to ensure a high quality printed image.

Whilst we can print any size of calendar, our most popular sizes are the A4 and A3 calendars.  Here’s what we can offer you:


  • Experienced pre-production support and advice.
  • FREE hard copy proof for orders of over 100 calendars
  • PDF proofing as standard
  • FREE design for orders over 100 calendars (or just £40 +vat for orders <100)
  • Minimum order quantity of just 10 A4 or A3 calendars
  • Total of 14 printed pages including 12 individual months and a front and back cover
  • Back cover layout with image information and contact details
  • Laminated front and back covers
  • Quality paper and board used – 350gsm silk for front & back covers and 200gsm for month pages.
  • Just £5 +vat per A4 calendar and £8 per A3 calendar (bespoke prices for quantities over 100 calendars)
  • Finished and wiro-bound with thumb-cut and hanger

Bespoke Back Cover Personalisation

The back cover of a calendar
Using the back cover

During the design stage of your calendar, our designer will use the back cover to title each months image or artwork. Perfect when your calendar is wrapped as end users can see what they will be getting throughout the year.

This is also the best place to market yourself, adding contact details, web address and social media links. This is a good example of how we will layout your design, though you may have ideas yourself.  Don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss how you might use the back cover on your calendar.

How your calendar is finished

Once guillotined to size and collated, your calendar will be wiro-bound at the top edge, whether portrait or landscape in orientation, and will also have a thumb-cut and hanger inserted at the centre. The images below show a thumb-cut and hanger, together with the wiro binding.  If you want to take a look at how we finish your calendars in more detail, Nigel Danson’s video shows how we manufacture your calendars

Below shows examples of a thumb-cut and hanger, together with wiro binding added when your calendar is printed.

Hanger for A3 calendar
Thumb-cut & hanger
How a calendar is bound
Wiro Binding


Your A3 or A4 calendars would come complete with a thumb-cut and wiro bound to finish.



Presenting your Calendar for Re-Sale

We can help you present your calendar ready for re-sale.  A choice of hard backed envelopes, foil or cello wrap might enhance the final presentation.  If you would like to see some previous examples of calendars or discuss your project in more detail, please contact Simon Rosson on 01270 625207 or email

We’re Here to help you create an amazing calendar!

If you’re producing a calendar for the first time, or you want to see how we manufacture a calendar, take a look at this calendar blog which includes a video diary from photographer Nigel Danson showing his journey from design to print.Calendars for photographers



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