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At Nicholson Bass we take great pride and care in our people and the work that they produce.

We let our awards do the rest of the talking:

1996, 1998, 2000, 2009: Irish Printer of the Year

1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015: Best Irish Printed Book

1994, 1996, 2009: Best Irish Sheetfed Colour

1993, 2007, 2013, 2015, 2016 : Best Irish Printed Magazine

Design Exchange

Winner of the Best Irish Printed Magazine 2016.

“Design Exchange is only printed every six months so we wanted something special that people will hold on-to, Nicholson Bass helped us achieve/produce a beautifully printed publication. Our recent edition had a focus on the future, so their team helped us create the cutting edge print we needed and helped with innovative ideas and solutions. Printing is such a stressful time for publishers, so having a good printer makes all the difference. Our experience with Nicholson Bass was second to none, their team are professional, extremely friendly and understanding, helping us hit our deadline at ease. Would highly recommend”

  • Size 280 x 220mm
  • 4pp Cover printed 4 c/p t/out on Galerie Matt 300 gsm with soft touch lamination
  • First 16pp section 4 c/p t/out on Galerie Matt 150gsm
  • 120pp 4 c/p t/out on Magno offset 120gsm
  • Last 24pp 4 c/p t/out on Galerie Matt 150gsm
  • Perfect bound

Dead Rabbit

The Dead Rabbit Mixed Drinks List has won ‘The World’s Best Cocktail Menu’ at the Spirited Awards in New Orleans, June 2015.

This is the second time in two years a cocktail book for the Dead Rabbit has won this award, which is regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the Drinks world.

The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog is situated in the financial district in New York and they commissioned Drinksology to design their menu books which Nicholson Bass then produced.

  • Size 190 x 148mm
  • Case: Silk Touch Nuba 9066 foil blocked in two colours (red 963/brown 969) on front and spine
  • End papers plain not printed Motif Ivory 160 gsm
  • Corner pocket wallet adhered, plain not printed Motif Ivory 230gsm
  • 48pp text printed in four colour process throughout on Munken Pure Smooth 150 gsm.
  • Text folded, gathered, sewn in sections and case bound with endpapers and pocket wallet applied with head and tail bands and book ribbon.


Winner of the Best Irish Printed Magazine 2015.

“Nicholson Bass are fantastic. The quality of the paper is always noted by our readers, and it proves that 100% recycled paper is more than feasible to use for a quality publication with world-class photography and writing. Freckle celebrates the people and landscapes of Northern Ireland and beyond, so it is crucial that we showcase what we have with the best quality paper and ink available. And that's what the whole team at Nicholson and Bass do.”

  • Size 265mm x 210mm
  • 4pp Cover printed in four colour process throughout on 300 gsm Cocoon offset 100% recycled
  • 100pp text printed in four colour process throughout on 120gsm Cocoon offset 100% recycled.
  • Perfect bound

On Leaving

Winner of the Best Irish Printed Book 2015.

“When my self and accomplished designer Niall McCormack set out to find a printer for our project On Leaving, we had two key goals. To print locally and to have the best possible result. This was made possible by the skilled team at Nicholson Bass. We had the impression on our first trip to Belfast that they were the best in Ireland. Now we have the proof!”

  • Size 330 x 235mm
  • Case orange foil blocked on front and spine on Savanna Grey 5950
  • End papers, plain not printed using Wiblain Natural 525
  • 304pp text printed throughout in four colour process (fast drying inks), plus spot machine varnish on image areas only all on 170 gsm Regency Velvet.
  • Text folded, gathered, sewn in sections, case bound with 3 mm Boards, 2 part case with end papers applied.

SABA Cookbook

Saba; The Cookbook was awarded first prize at the Gourmand Cookbook awards in Paris, February 2013.

Competing with cookbooks from all over the world, Saba The Cookbook, was one of seven shortlisted and came first in its category, ‘Asian Cookbook’

  • Size 247 x 189 mm
  • Case: Popset Hot Brown, copper foil blocked plus sheer gloss blocked front spine and back with quarter case adhered (Kashgar 67- Hot Pink)
  • Endpapers: Popset Cosmo Pink 170 gsm, plain not printed
  • Text sections: Olin Smooth Absolute white 120 gsm, 150 gsm Hello silk and 150 gsm Hello gloss, all printed throughout in four colour process.
  • All sections folded, gathered, thread sewn, case bound with front and back endpapers applied. Two ribbons affixed.