Print Finishing & Effects
Clever & cost-effective ways to complete your project
Numbering, Folding, Trimming, Drilling,
Collating, Glueing, Round cornering
Padding, Stitching, Comb & Spiral binding
Digital Cutting, Creasing, Perforating, Scoring
Matt, Gloss & Soft Touch Laminating
Foil-flaring & Holographic effects
Transforming the ordinary to extraordinary with eye-catching metallic & holographic foils and laminations
Our ColorFlare system allows us to offer a fabulous range of premium decorative effects that take your litho or digital print job to the next level.
Transform ordinary printed sheets with metallic or holographic foils and matt gloss or soft touch lamination!
ColourFlare applies perfectly to the finest of detailing, even on the smallest of font sizes.
The perfect eye catching finish for luxury labelling, packaging, posters, business cards, wedding stationery, presentation folders, menus, event tickets, greetings cards, POS materials … and a lot more
Game-changing digital cutting, creasing & perforating
High-precision digital sheet cutting, creasing, perforating and scoring to any shape! Our revolutionary time-saving & money-saving ColorCut Pro has changed the way we are able to deal with clients’ more complex print & finishing projects. No matter what the quantity.
No more die-making or set-up costs. This is digital ‘on demand’ cutting and creasing! What used to take a week can now be done in a day using software that reads an auto-applied QR code and SmartMark registration on each design to carry out different tasks with incredible accuracy. Ideal for greetings cards, swing tickets, small-scale packaging and P.O.S. Outstanding kiss-cutting for sheet labels. The system can even identify and cut more than one job in the same session!
Intended for one-offs & small quantities, when presentation really matters!
A premium binding style for booklets, brochures, student dissertations, etc.
Spine-Wrap is our own creation; it’s a budget-conscious alternative to ‘perfect binding’.
We first came up with the idea for Bournemouth University student projects and dissertations; they were asking for ‘perfect binding’ which can be expensive; bearing in mind most students’ financial constraints we came up with this much cheaper option. But still with a high-end professional look. Word went round and Spine-Wrap very quickly became really popular!
We use digitally printed single sheets up to A3 (420mm by 297mm) page size. Paper and boards selected to suit an individual customer’s requirements. Covers can be laminated to give a really professional finish. We add a spine of around 8mm to artwork, which is where we pin. Larger books are gauzed and glued too; a spine board overlay is then wrapped to cover.
One of our first commercial jobs was for our client Jacqueline at POSH Original Art; she ordered some catalogues for an exhibition; the quality and small minimum quantity suited her perfectly. More recently we created a bespoke notebook with elasticated securing strap as a wedding favour.
A Complete ServiceBacked up by years of experience
Cost-effective Commercial Artwork
We’re happy to work in any way that suits you best; you can supply us with your own artwork, work with Nichole to develop your design ideas or, if you prefer, leave us to develop your concept for you.
Please feel free to get in touch to arrange a personal visit, or to discuss your needs with Nichole over the phone.
Lee’s years of experience in the print business allows him to advise on the best type and weight of stock for your particular job, and to help you select the right finish. These decisions are important – there is a wide range of paper and boards to choose from and Lee can help you avoid making any expensive mistakes.
High quality results
Lee has managed our print room since 1989; his high level of quality control and attention to detail are matched only by meticulous planning, from plate making through production, to collating and distribution.