Trade services.

We offer trade printing and trade finishing services to print companies looking to outsource their projects.

We have been providing trade services since 1970, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. Whether you’re looking for an overflow service, or want to take advantage of our wide range of printing and finishing kit, you can trust us with your clients’ projects.

Print expertise

We’ve been printing for trade for over 40 years, so you can trust that your projects are in experienced hands for all your lithographic and digital printing, print finishing, and spot colour needs.

Confidentiality as standard

Client confidentiality is at the heart of everything we do for our trade customers. Whether you want plain labels or your own branded paperwork, the choice is yours.

Reliable service

Whatever your project involves, we won’t let you down. You can trust us to deliver high-quality printing and excellent service on time, every time.

High quality print

Our 7-point proof checklist, print spot checks and quality control processes ensure that every job is printed perfectly, no matter how small.

Wide range of equipment

Don’t feel restricted by your printing and finishing equipment - use our extensive range of kit to make sure that your project is perfect.

Satisfaction guaranteed

We’re so confident in our printing and finishing services that we guarantee you’ll be happy with the end product, or your money back.

Our printing kit

Heidelberg Speedmaster 74B2 2 Colour (perforating unit)

  • Minimum sheet size: 210mm x 280mm
  • Maximum sheet size: 530mm x 740mm
  • Maximum stock thickness: 500mic
  • Spot colour work

Heidelberg Speedmaster 52B3 5 colour

  • Minimum sheet size: 105mm x 145mm
  • Maximum sheet size: 373mm x 520mm
  • Maximum stock thickness: 500mic

Heidelberg Speedmaster 52B3 2 colour perfector (numbering and perforating units)

  • Minimum sheet size: 105mm x 145mm
  • Maximum sheet size: 373mm x 520mm
  • Maximum stock thickness: 500mic
  • Spot colour work

Our finishing kit

Harris SP455

Saddle Stitcher with Cover FeederUsed for stitching and trimming magazines/brochures.

Schneider 115

Programmable guillotineUsed to trim finished work.

Polar 92

Programmable guillotineUsed to trim finished work.

MBO B30 B1 x2

Folding machine (4/4/4)Used for folding paper in various formats e.g map folds, menus, booklet work and more.

Stahl 52

Folding Machine (4/4) & tri-creaseUsed for creasing and folding.

MBO Z2

Knife unitUsed for endorse folding at the end of the stitching line.

Thompson Platen

Cutting & creasingUsed for creasing and kiss cutting.

MBO SAP 46

Stacker unitUsed with high volume folding projects.

Stitching machine

Used for stab stitching pads and short run magazines/brochures.

Shrink wrappers x2

Used for shrink wrapping finished work in a clear film.

Renz SRW360 Wire binding machine

Used for punching and wiro binding calendars, reports and catalogues.

Counting machine

Used for fast counting of paper stocks into set amounts.

Drilling machine

Used for drilling 3mm – 10mm holes in paper for ring binders and stringing.

Bench hand finishing

Used for work that is more intricate that cannot be produced by machines.

Thermographic printing machine

Used for creating raised text/images/logos.

Our proofing kit

PDF proofsHigh-Res Digital PDF Proofs

  • Content guaranteed
  • Sent via email or via a cloud-based computer file transfer service

High-res paper proofsFOGRA Certified

  • Content guaranteed
  • Colour accuracy approximately 95% for silk, matt & gloss material

Wet ProofsLitho or Digital

  • Printed as flat sheets on the correct printing press using the correct paper
  • Enables customer to see exactly how the final job will look in terms of colour
  • Finishing options (e.g. folding) can also be provided if required

Our reprographics kit

Apple iMacs

Used for design work, proof preparation & imposing jobs for the presses.

Kodak Prinergy Evo RIP

Industry Standard RIP software to create stable PDF artwork for production.

Magnus B2 Platesetter

Chemical-free process-less CTP (computer to plate) system for B2 & B3 plate production.

Integris 400

Kodak proofing software for creating FOGRA proofing images

Epson Stylus Pro 7600

Large format printer for producing full colour posters & FOGRA certified proofs

We can handle all major software programmes for both Mac & PC. Artwork submission can be via email (if under 10MB) or via our dedicated upload server.

Interested in using us for outsourced print services?

Use our project planner designed specifically for the trade community to get in touch.

Plan your project today