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How long Will It Take to Get My Order?

Once we have everything we need - allow 7 working days for your order to arrive.  Special orders may take longer - we'll get in touch and keep you in the picture.

Why Are Your Prices So Competitive?

We have specialised in printing for over 20 years and have invested time and money to be fast and efficient.

What Do Items Look Like?

Here's a quick view of the different products you can order.

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Got Questions?

If you cant find something you want simply contact us and wed be pleased to help.


Booklet

Booklet

Booklets are a product which has more than one sheet of paper bound together. A booklet is usually folded and bound with 2 wires (staples) along the spine

Tip 1
If unsure on stock please click on paper uses icon for assistance or click need help button to email your question

Tip 2
A booklet cover is usually the same weight or heavier weight of stock than the text or inner pages

Tip 3
A booklet cover can also have extra finish to it such a laminate to the outer or front and back pages. Laminate does not only add to the look or feel but also adds strength / bulk and longevity to the item this is mainly used for multipage Corporate style brochures or a booklet which is likely to be handled regularly by the end user.

Tip 4
Booklets printed pages (pp) must be divisible  by 4 eg; 8, 12, 16, 20 etc.

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If you need any help, advise or would like to discuss prior to ordering call us on 01256 861886 or use our enquiry form to email your query

Leaflet
(with folds)

Leaflet(with folds)

A folded leaflet is a single sheet of paper which is folded to create panels of written text such as a Newsletter or menu.

Tip 1
If unsure on stock please click on paper uses icon for assistance or click need help button to email your question

Tip 2
Flat sheet paper size is the unfolded size ie A3 , A4, A5 No. of folds will generally dictate finished size e.g. A3 with one fold will become 4pp of A4 finished whilst      A4 with 2 folds will become 6pp 210x99mm or 6pp DL.

Tip 3
All folds stated will be to make selected flat sheet size single fold = half or 2 folds = thirds. We can offer other folding option.

If you need any help, advise or would like to discuss prior to ordering call us on 01256 861886 or use our enquiry form to email your query

Flyer

Flyer

Tip 1
If unsure on stock please click on paper uses icon for assistance or click need help button to email your question. Impact and message counts for a lot. Think about what you receive and what catches your eye and attention.

Tip 2
When selecting the size of flyer think about the cost of distribution. If you are posting A4 flyers these attract Large letter postage, whilst A5 and smaller standard postage applies.

If you are mailing item without an envelope (self mailer) make sure you comply with your mailing company criteria or if you are controlling mailing (hand delivering) bear in mind most letter boxes are smaller than A4 and lighter weight flyers can get damaged in letterboxes which have a stiff open / close mechanism.

If you need any help, advise or would like to discuss prior to ordering call us on 01256 861886 or use our enquiry form to email your query

Poster

Poster

A larger sized single-sided product for attaching to notices, walls etc.

Typical paper sizes:

A3 - 297mm x 410mm
A2 - 410mm x 594mm
A1 - 594mm x 820mm

Typical Paper Weight & Finishes

All posters are digitally printed on 190gsm Photo Satin


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Getting a quote couldn't be simpler.

Just:

  1. Choose a product;
  2. Select the paper and finish;
  3. Decide how many you want;
  4. Click Next!

Your quote will be displayed without having to enter any personal details.

You can go back and change your selection and try again or add further items to your order.

Once you've selected all the items you want you can then go to the checkout and pay for your order.

Artwork can either be provided by us or by yourself.  If you have artwork it needs to be in print quality (300dpi)  PDF format for the items you want.  Once you have completed your order you will be given an option to upload your PDF(s).  You can upload them later by logging in to your account.

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Paper Uses

Gloss - Coated paper

Used mainly for hi impact items because of its shiny appearance. Popular uses tend to be fast food menus / some point of sale literature Posters and one off sale items.

Negatives  - not good for writing on, not subtle enough a finish for brochure / corporate marketing work

Silk Coated paper

Has become hugely popular over the last 10 years, principally due to its excellent printability and subtle finish which makes it easy to read, smooth to touch and ideal for Corporate / marketing literature / brochures and Case studies. 

Can be written on without too many issues.

Negatives  no significant negative points

Bonds / Uncoated

Traditionally used in business stationery in the lower weight 80 120gsm ranges. However the heavier weights have come into their own in recent years when marketing departments are looking for a more retro look.

Negatives It must be stated that if you are wishing to print promotional literature on uncoated stock, then imagery can look very flat due to the nature of the paper / board. Drying times are longer as well so not as conducive for jobs needed in a hurry.

All stocks we used carry a minimum FSC Mix Credit claim.

Stock Weight Tips

Weight of paper is measured by Grams per Square Metre or GSM. Weight is not necessarily equivalent to thickness and depends on the paper type and coating. e.g. 170gsm uncoated is 200micron thick, a 170gsm silk measures 153 microns and 170gsm gloss measures 125 micron.

Uncoated

80 120gsm - business stationary e.g. compliment slips, letterheads , forms

140- 200gsm-   folded leaflets where the clients wants an unfinished flat image feel

250gsm and above - reply paid cards

Silk / Gloss

115 150gsm - flyers/folded leaflets / multi page booklet text pages where heavier covers used

170 250gsm - corporate folded brochures / outer covers for corporate booklets / brochures

300 400gsm - outer covers for booklets / folders / postcards / business cards

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