Digital Printing for St George the Martyr, Borough

Digital printing for St George The Martyr, Borough High Street, London SE1

Poster printing for St George The Martyr, Borough High StreetSouthside Print have been producing a huge variety of digital printing recently for St George The Martyr, a church just down the road in Borough High Street in London’s SE1 district. Having selected us as their local printer some years ago, we’re delighted to say that they’ve remained a very loyal and regular customer and, as such, we’ve printed rather a lot for them in recent months!

Print Examples

Here are just a few examples of print work that we’ve recently supplied:

  • A series of stunning business cards were printed in full colour on our digital presses before being ‘soft touch laminated’ to both sides. This protects them and gives them a lovely velvety feel to the touch. We printed the cards on 450gsm silk coated stock and the finished result is superb. Note the beautiful imagery that features on one side of each card (see main image above).
  • The ‘Quest for Community’ poster/leaflet was printed in full colour, both sides onto 170gsm art paper, which has a beautiful gloss finish. This was part of the St George in Southwark Festival back in April 2016 and we rather like the graphics!
  • More recently, we printed a series of leaflets for the 2018 version of the same festival. Again, these were printed on our digital press, in full colour, once more using 170gsm glossy paper.
  • Digitally printed full colour leaflets and programmesAnother item that we printed recently for St George The Martyr is the A5 folded ‘New Home’ leaflet/brochure shown in one of the photographs on the right. Like the other leaflets and programmes mentioned above, these were also printed onto 170gsm paper stock except, this time, they had a silk coated finish rather than gloss.
  • Last but not least in our featured printing for St George The Martyr is a very interesting, perfect bound, 64 page A4 book. This details the history of the church and its surrounding community (see below for further details). The book features 340gsm covers and 170gsm ‘Arcoset’ internal pages and is printed digitally.

Brochure printing for St George The Martyr near London BridgeSt George the Martyr

Today, as an integral part of the local community, the church is open most days and offers regular religious services and a Sunday School along with a varied array of inclusive programmes and events. These include anything from lunchtime concerts to Easter festivals. The church also runs a food bank, hosts The Dragon Café (the flagship project from ‘Mental Fight Club’) and offers a wide variety of additional opportunities to meet other people, get advice and to offer or indeed receive help of one form or another. The church also has a close relationship with its own school, St Jude’s Church of England Primary School, whose pupils sometimes sing at the services. Visitors to the church are always welcomed with open arms including those who would simply like to see the beautiful building itself or to take a look inside.

For some historical facts about St George the Martyr, please see our previous post from October 2015. That touched upon the Medieval and Roman structures uncovered during restoration works, the location originally being the site of a Norman church and the church’s links to Charles Dickens and Marshalsea Prison — it’s quite fascinating!

A4 perfect bound book, printed and produced by Southside Print, London SE1St George the Martyr’s Heritage

As mentioned above, St George the Martyr has produced some very interesting new booklets which detail the church’s history and that of the surrounding community. It provides a fascinating insight into the ever-changing area around Borough High Street. The lovely new books are available for sale from the church office.

The Church’s Lunch Club

During the summer holidays, St George the Martyr will be running a lunch club for local children and families who may be facing food poverty over the long holidays, particularly in the absence of free school meals during that period. The lunch club will provide a hot 2 course meal, free of charge, along with some fun activities for the children. The club will take place on Tuesdays, from 11am –1pm, between 24th July and 28th August 2018.

The club organisers would love to hear from any volunteers who may be able to offer help including assisting in the kitchen, serving meals, helping with the children’s activities (they are of pre-school and primary age). The church would also be happy to receive any food donations or financial contributions towards the running costs from any willing parties. Please see the contact information below if this is of interest.

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Printing for ‘Venice in Peril’, London SW6

Printing for Venice in Peril Fund

Southside Print has recently had the honour of being the chosen London printer for a charity based just a few miles away; the Venice in Peril Fund. We printed the A4 flyers/postcards shown below, right, as well as some DL sized flyers, A5 flyers and stationery that included various business cards. The A5 postcards shown below were printed on 190gsm White Essential Offset card. This wood-free paper stock has a trendy, uncoated feel, offers great value for money and gives a superb printed result on our digital and litho printing presses. The DL flyers were printed on the same material and publicised some of the charity’s spring lectures last year.

The charity has also used Southside Print to print onto ‘Favini Alga Carta’, their very own recycled paper that was developed from algae, originally from the Venice lagoon but more recently from other marine sites. You can read more about this innovative paper, along with the incredible idea behind it, here.

VeniceAbout Venice in Peril

Anyone who has ever eaten a ‘Veneziana’ pizza at a Pizza Express restaurant will have already heard of the Venice in Peril Fund. A small discretionary donation, included with every Veneziana pizza order, has raised over £2 million for the charity since the partnership began in 1975.

The Venice in Peril Fund came into existence following the terrible floods of 1966, which severely damaged both Venice and Florence, Italy. Initially called the Art & Archives Rescue Fund (IAARF), the fund-raising activity for the Florence region had served its purpose by 1967, so the focus for fundraising was redirected solely towards Venice and the organisation was re-launched as The Venice in Peril Fund that we know today.

Venice in Peril has its UK headquarters just 7 miles West of Southside Print in Putney, London SW6. The registered charity has been in existence for over forty years, during which time it has raised millions of pounds, primarily for the conservation of buildings, monuments and works of art in Venice. The city remains under constant threat from the surrounding water, rising sea levels and pollution but the charity goes much further than helping to fight only those threats. Along with its conservation work, the Venice in Peril Fund pays for studies, events, education and advocacy for, and about, the region. In support of this work, Venice in Peril also promotes a deeper understanding of Venice – its complex history, the contribution it has made to world culture and the challenges it faces today – to encourage responsible and informed engagement with the city.

Printed postcard & flyer for Venice in Peril eventSpring Lecture in aid of the Venice in Peril Fund

On the 24th of April, the 12th Kirker Spring Lecture will be taking place at the Royal Geographical Society in London SW7. The lecture is by award-winning restaurateur, writer and broadcaster Russell Norman. Russell operates and co-founded several restaurants under the POLPO banner in London and elsewhere, has won several major awards for his books, presented a six-part prime-time documentary (The Restaurant Man) for BBC2 in 2014 and has been recognised by Debretts as one of the 500 most influential people in the UK. His lecture is entitled “The Food of Venice and the Lagoon: how its culinary traditions are as important as its people and its stones” and is being held in aid of the Venice in Peril Fund. Doors open at 6pm with a reception followed by the lecture itself at 7pm. Tickets are £20. More detail about the event, along with ticket purchases, is available here. You can also click the thumbnail image of the A5 postcard/flyer published for this lecture, shown on the right, for more information. The flyer is one of several marketing pieces printed for the charity by Southside Print in London SE1.

The Venice in Peril Fund is at 11 Hurlingham Studios, Ranelagh Gardens, London SW6 3PA and can be contacted on 020 7736 6891. Alternatively email info@veniceinperil.org or visit www.veniceinperil.org for more information. Those interested in becoming a member of the charity can also learn more or sign up here.

Printing Services in South and Central London

Southside Print has traditionally offered its litho, large format and digital printing services primarily in and around the London Bridge, Borough and South East (SE1) region of London. Now under new ownership, we’re beginning to extend our print and graphic design services to a wider South and Central London audience, including Victoria SW1, Clerkenwell EC1, The City and EC2/EC3/EC4/EC5 postcodes, amongst many others. Of course, we can supply printing and design services to anyone, anywhere (not just London), and this will be especially true in the near future when we introduce a full online ordering service to the website. You’ll soon be able to order and pay online, then Read more

Wishing You a Very Happy Easter!

Our food parcel with the Rev’d Jonathan Sedgwick, Jane and the team at Saint George The Martyr's foodbank.

A very happy Easter to all our customers, neighbours, suppliers and readers. This year, instead of sending out Easter cards, chocolate and Easter eggs, we donated a charitable food box to the local food bank located at Saint George The Martyr church. This will help to distribute much needed food to those who cannot afford to buy it themselves at this time. Saint George is based in Borough High Street (SE1 1JA) and boxes of nutritionally balanced food are given free to those who are in crisis, who have been going hungry or who are in poverty for one reason or another (see this link if you would like to learn how to obtain a food bank voucher). The food bank is part of a network of food banks supported locally by Waterloo Foodbank and Nationally by The Trussell Trust. We sincerely hope our donation of food and goodies helps some local people enjoy Easter more than might otherwise have been possible.

Digital printing in full colour for Saint George The MartyrEaster at Saint George The Martyr

Saint George The Martyr has a full itinerary lined up over Easter, starting on Maundy Thursday (29th March), through Good Friday, Palm Sunday and Easter Monday (2nd April) — there is a lot going on! See their website for programme details. On the right, you can see some related printing that we recently printed for Saint George. One leaflet and a matching poster publicises the ‘Holy Week and Easter’ events at St George for this Easter. The other leaflet was printed to publicise ‘St George in Southwark Festival’, which is a free festival of art, poetry, theatre and music that will begin in mid-April. Everything was printed in full colour on our in-house digital presses at the SE1 print shop in Tabard Street.

Call us on 020 7378 6754* if you have any digital, litho or large format printing requirements and we’ll be delighted to help. We’re conveniently close to London Bridge and Borough stations and also offer full graphic design and print management services. Watch this blog and our social media profiles for even more services, which are coming in the near future.

Easter Opening Times at Southside Print, SE1

* Southside Print will be closed for the Bank Holiday from Good Friday (30th March) to Easter Monday (2nd April) inclusive. We will re-open again on Tuesday 3rd April. If you have any printing requirements over the Easter break, please feel free to send us artwork or quotation requests and we’ll be in touch the moment we’re back on Tuesday and have taken a look.

Happy Easter!

We wish all our customers, friends and neighbours an enjoyable and peaceful Easter break. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Read more

Printing for London Charity Hestia

Digital & Large Format Printing for Hestia, London SE1

Sincere thanks go out to London charity Hestia, who are based just a stone’s throw away from us in Borough High Street, SE1, and have been keeping us extraordinarily busy in recent times.  At Southside Print, we’ve produced an incredible array of printed items for them, including leaflets, pamphlets, posters, reports and brochures. So — a good mixture of both digital printing and large format printing to date. We’ll go into more detail about all of the printing later on in this post but, first, we want to tell you all about Hestia and the incredible work that they do …

Hestia

Hestia empowers people and changes livesHestia is a London-wide charity which, simply put, empowers people and changes lives. The charity has its roots back in 1970, originally starting as a soup run for those living rough in the Covent Garden Market region, under the stewardship of Jim Horne, who himself had personal experience of homelessness. Having changed its name to Hestia Housing and Support by 1998, the charity now helps individuals and families who may be in crisis by helping them fulfil aspirations, stay healthy and gain independence. Each year, the organisation helps approximately 9000 adults and children in the London region. These are people who:

  • may be victims of domestic abuse
  • may be victims of modern slavery
  • may have mental health issues
  • may require emotional and practical support in order to succeed in their daily lives
  • may have learning and/or physical disabilities
  • may be ex-offenders who want to make a new start
  • may be old, infirm, young care leavers or vulnerable in some way
  • may be addicted to drugs, substances or alcohol
  • may be having difficulties with their finances
  • are having problems finding somewhere permanent to live

The Phoenix Project – Helping Victims of Modern Slavery Rebuild Their Lives

Hestia, a London charity based in Borough High StreetHestia is launching a new initiative early this year; the Phoenix Project. This is an important scheme which helps victims of modern slavery. By partnering with specialist volunteers from language education, business, health/well-being, law, housing, therapy and other parts of the public sector, Hestia helps victims of modern slavery along the path to recovery, safety and independence.

The charity is currently inviting applications from interested parties, from the sectors mentioned above, who would potentially like to get involved in this extremely worthwhile initiative. Applicants need to be good listeners, enjoy meeting new people and be good at building relationships. More information can be found on the charity’s Opportunities page and a leaflet can also be downloaded here. For any questions about the project, please get in touch with Jenny Harrison, the Phoenix Project Coordinator, on 07469 857 242 or email phoenixproject@hestia.org.

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Hestia's Phoenix Project helps victims of modern slavery along the path to recovery, safety and independenceHelping 400 victims of human trafficking every day, supporting 29 refuges for homeless women and children and helping over 2,400 adults per year to recover from mental health crises requires a large amount of resources — and that’s just a few examples of the work that Hestia does. £86k will be needed this year for the charity’s ‘Children Service’, nearly £50K will be needed to continue to help women facing severe hardship, often following abusive relationships, £25k will need to be raised for Hestia’s Good Energy Club, which helps to improve the lives of people with mental health conditions, and a further £50k will be needed to help ensure that survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery are not re-trafficked. It all adds up to a huge amount of money. With no funds received directly from the Government, Hestia relies entirely on the financial support of the general public and would welcome donations from those who are able to give. Please visit this page if you are able to donate towards this very worthwhile cause, or get involved in one of our fundraising events here. Thank you.

To learn more about Hestia, visit www.hestia.org, call 020 7378 3100 or write to Hestia Housing & Support, 1st & 2nd Floor, Maya House, 134-138 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB.

Printing in Borough & London Bridge, SE1

Going back to our involvement with Hestia, a few examples of printing we’ve produced for them include: Read more

Flyer & Poster Printing for Street League

Printed flyers & posters for Street League, London

Southside Print is pleased to include ‘Street League’ amongst its many customers. We’ll talk in depth about them in a moment but, before that, here’s a little about the kind of thing we print for them (the accompanying images show the examples discussed):

  • A3 posters for a Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair. These were digitally printed on 200gsm silk stock using the customer’s artwork supplied.
  • Digitally printed A5 flyers, which are shown below, to the left. Again, these were from design and artwork supplied by the client and used the same 200gsm stock as the posters above.
  • Turnaround for was less than a day in both cases.

Southside Print is able to print pretty much anything you could ever need in the way of sales and marketing literature. Whether it’s small jobs like business cards, compliments slips, letterheads, booklets, brochures and flyers, or larger jobs like posters, banners, in-store graphics and exhibition displays, Southside Print offers fast, high quality printing and design along with competitive pricing. We have graphic design, digital printing, litho printing and large format printing solutions available, to cover every printing need. Printed flyer for Street League, SE1We are convenient for businesses, shops and organisations in and around SE1, London Bridge and Borough in particular. However, with inexpensive overnight couriers readily available, we are happy to supply anywhere in the UK including, of course, South and Central London, North London and beyond.

About Street League

What’s not to love about Street League! Street League is the leading sport for employment charity in the UK. Working across the United Kingdom and with four bases around London, it helps 16-24 year olds learn key skills to move them into employment, training, apprenticeships or college. This is done through career planning, mentoring, improvement to employability and life skills, help attaining nationally recognised qualifications, CV writing workshops, mock interviews and, last but not least, 100 hours of work experience. Sports, dance and fitness activities are available every day from trained football and dance coaches and there are social activities daily too. What’s more, travel expenses are paid and there is £50 worth of free Nike sportswear for each member! Those involved in the programme benefit from improved confidence and much greater employability. At the end of the 10-12 week programmes, typical opportunities can be found in retail, hospitality, sport administration and more.

Printed flyer for Street League's Jobs Fair event in early October“We believe that school is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and that you can find your own success in many different ways. Sport teaches teamwork, leadership, discipline and competitive spirit – not only beneficial on the pitch or in the dance studio, but also essential for the world of work.”

Street League hosted a free Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair in early October at Corams Fields Band Room in Guilford Street WC1N, London. The event was a great way for young adults to meet employers, learn about apprenticeship opportunities and improve networking skills. They could also take part in free fitness, dance and employability workshops at the event. Click the poster thumbnail for a larger view and for more detail.

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Marketing Economically with Leaflets & Flyers

Printed leaflets & flyers for economical marketing

Printed leaflets and flyers are like the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of marketing tools. When designed and used well, they can accomplish a huge range of marketing and PR objectives while being extremely economical to print. Even when printed in reasonably low quantities, each flyer may only cost a few pence. In high quantities, the cost of leaflets and flyers can potentially drop to just fractions of pence each. So, either way, even a modest marketing budget can go a long, long way when you use leaflets and flyers as your weapon of choice for marketing and promotions.

Promotional Uses of Printed Leaflets & Flyers

Leaflets and flyers can be used for many different marketing purposes including:

  • mailing pieces and ‘leaflet drops’;
  • hand-outs in the high street or in-store;
  • mini posters for notice boards and shop windows;
  • free give-aways at the point of sale (e.g. from a leaflet dispenser next to the till);
  • a great way to highlight special offers;
  • a quick and easy way to raise awareness of an event;
  • a way to supply voucher codes to prospects and thereby increase sales;
  • a vehicle for an announcement of some kind;
  • an excellent way to cross-sell (e.g. from one product, service or event to another);
  • a simple and effective way to impart information and even educate your audience;
  • a kind of ‘mini catalogue’ to highlight one or more products and prices.

Printing Options

Choose single or double-sided printing. Choose matt, silk, gloss or uncoated paper depending on your preferred ‘feel’. Matt, silk or gloss coated papers are the usual choice for standard business leaflets. Uncoated papers could be seen to be a little more trendy in feel, lending themselves to more contemporary products and services and anything to do with the great outdoors or eco-related products. Choose thin paper for maximum economy or thick paper for a premium, robust feel. We can laminate your leaflets too — in matt, gloss or ‘soft touch’ finish. Lamination will give them Read more

20% Off Printing for Art Academy Students!

Exclusive offer for Art Academy Students

Stand out from the crowd at your Graduate Show in July and capitalise on a great networking opportunity! Use our special 20% discount for printed business cards, postcards and flyers. Give those looking at your final show something to take away as a more permanent reminder of your work and, more importantly, your contact details! Who knows where this simple and inexpensive step could take your career!

Southside Print is located just around the corner from The Art Academy in Tabard Street, London SE1, so is also convenient for Borough High Street tube and London Bridge station. Don’t miss out on this significant discount as there’s not much time before the show!

Choose single-sided, double-sided, black and white or full colour. Get a whopping 20% off printing for flyers, business cards and postcards — perfect for handing out and probably all the marketing you’ll ever need for your graduate show! See the information below for more details.

Art Academy Special Offer

Other materials and finishes are available – just ask. For queries or any other printed items you may require, come and see us in Tabard Street SE1 or give us a call on 020 7378 6754 – we’d be delighted to help and quotations are free! Alternatively, you can send us a message here or upload your artwork here. Southside Print is a London SE1 printer and is happy to supply any digital printing, litho printing, large format printing and graphic design to customers throughout South and Central London and beyond.

Visit The Art Academy Graduate Show (6-9 July)

The Graduate Show starts with a private view on Thursday 6 July then continues from Friday 7th July to Sunday 9th July at The Art Academy, Mermaid Court, 165A Borough High Street, London SE1 1HR. The event will showcase a wide range of work by Read more

Printed Business Cards, Flyers & Brochures for Gembuild

Printed brochures for Gembuild

A garden buildings company, based in West Sussex, has recently been keeping us busy here at Southside Print in London Bridge. Gembuild, who design and install custom garden buildings throughout the UK, were recently referred to Southside Print for printing and production of their sales and marketing material. These included business cards, various flyers and a new brochure.

Full colour, matt laminated business cardsThe Printing

The business cards, shown on the right, were litho printed in full colour and then matt laminated both sides.

The two different flyers (not shown) were digitally printed on 170gsm white A4 ‘Essential Silk’ stock before being folded in half to A5 size.

A new 32 page A5 landscape brochure is also hot off the press. This was digitally printed in full colour throughout, matt laminated to the cover and saddle-stitched to the spine.

Full colour digitally printed brochures with matt laminated coversThere are a couple of notable aspects to this particular batch of printing — firstly, all lamination was produced in-house using our brand new ‘Matrix’ thermal laminator. This new piece of kit is the No.1 commercial laminator in Europe and allows us to laminate in matt, ‘soft touch’ or gloss finish, totally in-house. What this means for customers is that our lamination will be much faster and better value for them compared to the old days when, like nearly all printers, we sub-contracted all lamination to specialist trade finishing suppliers.

The second notable aspect to much of the printing above is that it uses a digital printing process, which lends itself to ‘print on demand’ as it’s known. Because our digital printing process requires no printing plates, set-up is quick, easy and inexpensive. This means that printing can be ordered when actually needed (true ‘print on demand’) rather than having to order and store large quantities like you might have to for litho printed items — just to keep the unit cost down. So, low quantities are possible, at the press of a button, as and when needed.

About Gembuild

Gembuild are based in West Sussex between Horsham and Crawley. They design, build and install bespoke garden buildings throughout the UK. These include garden offices, garden studios and garden rooms as well as park homes and timber-framed buildings that are suitable for all-year-round accommodation. Their buildings are available in Read more

Digital Printing for Tic Toc Nursery School

Digital printing for Tic Toc NurseryThis month, we feature Tic Toc Nursery School, a business that is located in Twickenham, Middlesex, so is a little further away than businesses and organisations usually featured on the blog. We welcome such work, though, as we can dispatch printing by overnight courier to virtually any part of the UK.

Digital printing of leaflets

Tic Toc Nursery School came to us recently, through a recommendation. We have been busy printing a set of 3000 leaflets for them and these are A5 in size, double-sided, and digitally printed in full colour onto 170gsm silk stock. Such a finish and the paper weight itself give the leaflets a feel of quality as they’re reasonably thick with a much nicer look and feel compared to the thinner, cheaper materials available elsewhere on the printing market. The medium quantity and small sheet size of this job were a perfect fit for our digital printer which, through using its plateless process, also allows for a faster turnaround than would have been achieved using our litho printing presses.

About Tic Toc Nursery School

montageTic Toc Nursery School takes care of babies, from 3 months of age, to children aged 5, offering half and full day sessions Monday to Friday, public holidays excepted. Tic Toc has been serving Twickenham and the surrounding areas as a nursery for over 25 years and has recently changed ownership. Already, improvements are being seen including the renovation of the garden, which now has new gravel, a sand pit and a mud kitchen for the toddlers to explore. They can also enjoy the vegetable patch and an outdoor play area is under development for babies. New arrivals to the garden also come in the form of chickens and rabbits, which now call Tic Toc Nursery School their home!

As well as being a fun place for toddlers to be, Tic Toc aims to Read more

Catalogues & Flyers for Artist Lorraine Fossi

Catalogue & Flyer printing for Lorraine Fossi, artist.Lorraine Fossi, an artist who lives and works in South London, recently commissioned Southside Print London Bridge to print a 52-page catalogue of her 2015/16 work. This was digitally printed and is A5 landscape in size, being full colour and produced using Southside Print‘s digital printing presses. The catalogue uses 250gsm silk coated stock for the covers and 170gsm paper weight for internal pages. It was designed by Deborah Puiggali and Southside Print‘s Matt Potter helped to edit a few photos, check the consistency of the fonts and set up the final print-ready file before the catalogue was sent to print. Southside Print also printed a full colour Private View flyer, also on silk coated stock, to publicise Lorraine’s ‘Art Salon’ events (more about those below).

About Lorraine Fossi

Lorraine was originally an architect, having been born into a family of artists and architects in Paris. After studying architecture at The Beaux-Arts she went on to graduate with an MA (with distinction) in Fine Arts, in September 2015, from the City & Guilds of London Art School. There, she also won the City & Guilds School Art Prize. Read more