About Rufus

Quite simply we're passionate about music, books and publishing.

We are a group of creative thinkers, working together to create a new publishing venture specialising in producing the best quality products that both fans and artiste would be proud to own. It's that simple.

The market for "investment books" has grown over the last few years but this means limited edition high-end products can sell for £400 up to £3000. Even we think this is a little steep. Our approach is to generate high quality, bespoke content in short runs at a price point people can afford. Yes, they are still expensive but you are buying a product that can't be purchased on the highstreet, that features hours of investment in intellectual content and the very highest production standards. Quite simply we only produce books and boxsets we'd buy ourselves.

As the "label" grows we have plans for some exciting and unsual books. We'd like to work directly with a variety of artistes and bands at all levels with projects starting at just 250 copies. Of course, some of our titles will be gloriously unofficial but sometimes that makes for a better, more independent product. You'll get to read and see stuff your favourite artiste might not be over the moon with... but that's why you love them.. right?

So, have a browse of the site. If you've got ideas for future projects please let us know. You'll find we're a very energetic team with some great ideas and a very balanced view of doing business...

GREYBOARD
The cardboard used in the covers/boxes and slipcases of our books is made from 100% RECYCLED POST CONSUMER WASTE.

PAPER
The paper used for the text pages of our books is one of two types (depending on book type and style). We sometimes use an 80% content recycled paper, manufactured using a unique technologically advanced process, which provides the appearance and performance of a virgin fibre grade. Alternatively we use virgin paper with a full FSC accreditation.

The FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) runs a global forest certification system with two key components: Forest Management and Chain of Custody certification. This system allows consumers to identify, purchase and use timber and forest products produced from well-managed forests. When you see the FSC logo on a label you can buy timber and other wood products, such as paper, with the confidence that you are not contributing to the destruction of the world’s forests. More information can be found here (http://www.fsc-uk.org).

PRINT
Because we often use a digital process we have an extremely low waste count. When we use lithography we insist on local British companies using sustainable best practice policies. All of the consumable elements used in our printing processes are returned to the original manufacturer after use for full recycling. We have no chemical or waste products returned to landfill. Waste paper is sent for full recycling.

INHOUSE PRODUCTION
Because most of our books are designed, printed and bound in the UK we have reduced the need to transport product around the world.

DELIVERY PACKAGING
The cardboard used in the outer packaging for our books is made from 100% RECYCLED POST CONSUMER WASTE.