We offer a very wide range of printing services, this section of our website includes details of some of the 'standard' printing range that we provide, we also offer bespoke quotes and packages for more information Contact Us.
There are 2 main types of printing covered with this category, Lithographic and Digital below is some information about each.
Lithographic printing is the traditional way of producing paper print. It uses a large press which can print thousands of sheets per hour single or double sided depending on the machine being used.
Litho printing uses a plates system where the design is processed into 4 plates which represent the 4 ink colours used to print, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (this is where our branding originates from) as the paper is fed between each plate which are put onto rollers the design is impressed onto the paper, coming out the other end as a full printed image. Modern presses can also produce more specialist prints or print both sides 'inline' with 11 or more stages. Modern Presses have enabled the ability to produce specialist finishes on the print such as Spot UV, Specialist Ink Finishes, Foiling and more.
Litho presses generally use larger sheets of paper to allow large volumes of printing, especially considering the print rates they can operate at, this means they can operate more efficiently and is why larger runs of printing can be cheaper than much shorter digital print runs. Generally we will run multiple jobs of the same specifications at the same time to benefit from economies of scale. These larger sheets are then allowed to dry, get trimmed and boxed ready for delivery to you.
Our litho print turnaround time is generally 2-3 working days.
Digital printing has massively changed in the last few years becoming incredibly more advanced and adaptable, where a litho press may take several hours to reset between jobs a digital printer is much quicker and easier to adjust, this means that we can produce a huge variety of different styles of print quickly and at great value prices. Typically digital printers use smaller sheets of paper and operate at slower speeds, however have much less preparation work before a job can be printing as there are no plates to produce, also the print is much quicker drying.
With their more flexible nature we can print on a much wider variety of materials using our digital presses, this means that there are many more paper, finishing and size options available through digital printing.
Generally our Digital printing Turnaround is 1-3 working days.