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Specialist print serviceswe do pretty much everything, and we do it well

As you’ll have picked up if you’ve been browsing through this site, we are virtually unique among commercial printers of our size in the North of England in that we do pretty much everything, and we do it well too.

Not only do we have a full range of litho, digital and screen printing equipment, but we also offer all the finishing services you’d expect of a one stop shop print group, and one or two more besides. And we do it all in-house, which allows us to retain control of quality, turn things around extra quick when need be, and keep your costs as low as possible.

As well as in-line sealing, creasing and perforating, we can cut, stitch and fold.

We can provide confidential finishing services. And we can offer scratch’n’sniff, hot foil, embossing, metallic latex scratch cards, heat & reveal thermal printing, glo-in-the-dark inks, and re-moist gumming.

Trade finishing services

Such is our expertise in these areas that we regularly provide finishing services to the trade. We also offer a full range of ‘bureau’ finishing services for digital print including cutting/trimming, in-line booklet maker, laminating and wiro-binding.

In-house means no mark-up

By managing our print finishing in-house, we’re able to maintain the same quality control as we do over our litho, digital and screen printing services; we’re able to ensure that every stage of the production process – from studio to print to finishing – links seamlessly into the next; and we’re able to keep costs and deadlines as keen and competitive as possible.

As well as building up tons of expertise in our specialist print services, we’ve also made significant investment in the specialist print equipment needed to deliver on our promises.

Folding

Folding is a central part of the print process in terms of both preparing materials for further finishing such as collating or binding, or finishing the product to its final size.

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Glow in the dark printing

You may think that that this is a technology suitable only for the stars stuck to the ceiling in your child’s bedroom, but that’s far from the reality.

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Heat sensitive printing

Heat and reveal printing – also known as heat sensitive printing – uses thermochromic inks to create an effect that we’re all familiar with: the revealing of previously unseen graphics when heat is applied.

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Remoist gumming

Re-moist gumming is a specialised type of gluing where adhesive gum is applied to an area of the sheet of paper to allow subsequent sealing by the end-user.

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Scratch card printing

Applied using our Sias or SPS screen printing machines, latex ink delivers opaque coverage but is easy to remove using a coin or finger nail.

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Scratch’n’sniff printing

Smell is the most evocative of all the senses: from baked bread and freshly brewed coffee to fields of lavender and newly mown grass, smells affect our mood and evoke a whole range of emotional responses.

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Spot UV varnishing

Spot UV varnish finishing is one of the most popular finishing techniques in business printing and for good reason.

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Trade print finishing

We work closely with many local printing companies to offer a prompt, economical and totally confidential trade finishing service. The experience we have gained by managing a full spectrum of finishing and specialist print services means we’re able to advise on the best approach – in terms of speed, cost and end quality – to any finishing requirements, large or small.

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Special printing and finishing – from spot varnish to scratch cards

Not only do we have a full range of litho, digital and screen printing equipment, but we also offer all the finishing services you’d expect of a one stop shop print group, and one or two more besides. And we do it all in-house, which allows us to retain control of quality, turn things around extra quick when need be, and keep your costs as low as possible.

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Showcase: SPECIALIST PRINT SERVICES

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Die cut sign

Open/closed sign

Lihto printed sign, mounted on box board, then die-cut to shape and glued with addition of manual open/close mechanism.

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Folding

Folded pocket guide

Concertina-folded pocket guide, printed on 90gsm uncoated stock, with two ‘cover’ cards mounted to front and back.

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Glow in the dark

Glow-in-the-dark

Self-promotional, digitally printed calendar page with overprinted fluorescent inks.

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Die cutting

Leaflet holder

Die-cut, 400gsm leaflet holder, litho printed in spot colour.

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Remoist gumming

Remoist gumming

A5 mailer with pre-paid postage. Remoist gummed to four edges to seal and return.

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Spot UV varnish

Spot varnish

Matt laminated, spot UV varnished capacity wallet. Full colour print on 400gsm silk art.

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Scratch and sniff

Greetings cards

Full colur, digitally printed Christmas card, over-printed with scratch’n’sniff pine-scented panel.

Questions?

If you've any questions, queries, or would just like a no-obligation chat about what how we might be able to help you, please get in touch.

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Litho printing

Litho printing

Whatever you’re looking for, from letterheads to catalogues, brochures, leaflets, newsletters, folders, posters, mailers cards and more, we have the plant, technical expertise and customer-focused attitude to help.

Digital printing

Digital printing

Major investment gives us the capability to print pretty much anything and everything digitally - leaflets, posters, brochures, folders, stickers, POS, window vinyls, signage, banners and more - giving us huge flexibility.

Screen printing

Screen printing

You name it, we’ve printed on it: paper, board, card, vinyl, plastics, metals, backlit film and more. And we back this up with a full range of in-house finishing services.

Finishing & specialist printing services

Finishing & specialist printing services

We can provide all the finishing services you’d expect of a one stop shop print group, and one or two more besides. As well as in-line sealing, creasing and perforating, we can trim, die cut, crease, stitch and fold.