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What We Do… (19/05/2017)

Here we show everyone what we do, past or present, from the basic to the bizarre, we hope to give you an understanding of what we have produced and maybe even give you the creative spark needed for your own printed folders or other printed products.

Generally, we specialise in short-run printed products, whether presentation folders or printed cartons we aim to be the best value when it comes to short runs, this all being said we also strive to be competitive on longer runs. Most are the same, they are often geared up for certain run lengths from 100 presentation folders, 10’s of thousands of printed brochures, to millions of printed flyers. The main part of this comes from the printing process, there are two distinct types of printing machinery; which are: digital printing, or offset lithography printing (there are other forms of printing, but these are more for wide formats and specialty stocks rather than run length). Both have their pros and cons, but to keep it short, digital print is easy and quick to set-up which means that there is very little set-up cost, this means that this method is extremely flexible, the disadvantage though is that with digital printers the owner has to pay per printed sheet which means that it is no cheaper per unit for 100 or 1000. Alternatively, litho printing is expensive to set-up but very cheap to run once going.

With access to the litho-printing facilities we have available, we are able to efficiently print both short and long runs, as well as being able to proof items before we print.

An example of this is a presentation folder for an online quote comparison company called Quotatis . The run was for 1000, this is the approximate limit where we consider litho-print, but before all that, we went through our usual workflow. They provided artwork to the specifications found on our template page, then after a free printed proof, which under litho-print only firms would cost £100+ just to create the printing plates and set up the machine (sometimes referred to as “wet-proofing”). The proof was stunning and with a matt laminate finish, these presentation folders created an excellent impression.

With a small artwork tweak later, and to mention again this would mean that you will have to pay that litho-print set-up charge again as their work done would now be useless, we went to print. Litho-printed on to an SRA2 350gsm silk, which was then matt laminated both sides, die-cut, glued and then assembled, and as the proof before they were beautiful and will hopefully see plenty of use in the future.

Interested? Get in touch today and let us show you the possibility via your own, completely free, printed proof.

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