Printed NCR Sets, Menus & Posters for Nelson’s Restaurant, SE1

Design and printing for Nelson's Restaurant

One of our favourite places to eat in Borough High Street is Nelson’s Sandwich Bar & Restaurant. Their food is delicious, freshly cooked and very affordable, but more about that in a moment.  First, we’ll tell you a little about the kind of design and print work we’ve been doing for them recently:

  • Our very own graphic designer Matt Potter designed and supplied artwork, to the customer’s brief, for their brand new menus. These were digitally printed/colour duplicated onto 200gsm white ‘Mondi’ stock. We printed them in full colour both sides onto SRA3 (oversize A3) card, trimmed them down to A3, gloss encapsulated them and then folded them to A4. The reason for the encapsulation, which both laminates the menus and seals the edges, is so that they are waterproof and are easily cleaned after use in the restaurant. We supplied just 28 menus, hence digitally printing them rather than using our litho presses.
  • Matt also designed, printed and supplied two A3 laminated signs/posters which are attractive and eye-catching for use in the restaurant. What better way to announce a special deal to customers!
  • 3-part NCR order padA very practical piece of print was a batch of 3-part NCR sets (pads) which are now being used by waiters and waitresses when taking orders. The restaurant required 100 pads, consisting of fifty 3-part NCR sets per pad. ‘NCR’ stands for No Carbon (as in carbon paper) Required. An NCR set is a multi-part pad, where a person can write on the top copy and, due to clever properties in the paper itself, the pressure of writing duplicates what’s being written onto subsequent sheets, so that different people can all have a copy. In this particular case, each of the 3-part sets has a printed white sheet at the top, followed by a blue and a yellow sheet underneath. So, for example, the waiter or waitress can keep a blue copy, the customer can have the top, white copy and the kitchen staff can have the 3rd, yellow copy. It’s quick and easy, particularly as we ‘micro perf’ (perforate) the pads so that pages can be torn off easily and also because we design the wrap-around cover so that it doubles up as protection under each 3-part set being written upon. That way the next set of 3 sheets doesn’t also duplicate the order. Each order pad also has a board back, to keep it rigid when being used.

About Nelson’s Restaurant

Nelson's Restaurant, Borough High Street, London SE1Nelson’s Restaurant is literally a stone’s throw from Borough High Street tube and a just a few minutes’ walk from London Bridge station in London’s SE1. They offer breakfast, lunch and takeaways during weekdays from 7am to 5pm. Southside Print London Bridge can definitely vouch for how delicious their food is! They do a huge range of different teas, coffees and cold drinks along with a fantastic choice of tasty breakfasts – all at extremely reasonable prices. For example, a large breakfast tea is just £1.50 and a Full English Breakfast is just £6.50.

You can also go for something like a vegetarian ciabatta or focaccia (a Tricolore of mozzarella, avocado and tomato is just £4.90, for example). Yum!

The lunch menu includes anything from fried scampi and calamari, to soup, various fresh pasta dishes and salads, which include Nelson’s own take on a Caesar Salad; a salad of crispy leaves layered with capers, croutons, grilled chicken and parmesan dressing (£7.90).

The takeaway menu includes Read more

Litho Printing for ‘28°-50°’ & ‘Texture’ Restaurants

Printing & design for 28°-50° Wine Workshop & KitchenSouthside Print London Bridge has recently been busy producing printing for the 3 branches of 28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen as well as for their sister restaurant Texture. Litho printing was the process which was mostly used and work produced included business cards, leaflets, brochures, branded alcohol and dessert sheets, paper wine mats and even spot-printed greaseproof paper, which is quite a specialist process.

  • The business cards were litho printed both sides in 2 spot colours onto beautifully textured ‘Oyster’ coloured Conqueror Contour 300gsm card. Artwork was supplied by Southside Print London Bridge;
  • The lovely concertina leaflets – which were like mini brochures – were printed in full colour onto a 250gsm silk stock and again artwork was produced by Southside Print;
  • The alcohol and dessert sheets were litho printed on 190gsm Offset stock, printed in two spot colours;
  • Wine sheets were also litho printed in 2 spot colours, this time onto a ‘Papago Steel Grey’ 80gsm paper stock;
  • The greaseproof paper was litho printed in 1 spot colour.

Our sincere thanks go to all the restaurant staff involved and we’re really looking forward to paying a visit in the near future.

About 28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen

28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen is operated by the same team that established the award-winning, Michelin starred Texture restaurant in London’s W1 and takes its name from the latitudes within which most of the world’s vineyards are located. 28°-50° is described as “taking the traditional wine bar experience to a whole new level” (more about that below) and has three Central London locations; Mayfair W1, Fetter Lane in The City and the third in Marylebone, also in London’s W1. Each has a very stylish, relaxed atmosphere with friendly and highly knowledgeable staff. Read more

Design & Printing for Blackfriars Wine Bar

Blackfriars Wine Bar design & printingBlackfriars Wine Bar & Restaurant is another local business which has been using the design and printing services available from Southside Print London Bridge. In the image above you can see a few examples — more about them follows below …

Design & printing for leaflets and menus

Recent graphic design and printing produced for Blackfriars Wine Bar & Restaurant includes:

  • A5 Christmas leaflets which were designed by Southside Print London Bridge, and printed on a 190gsm offset stock.
  • 12-page menus at a size of H280mm x W200mm (so, just a little smaller than A4) which were, again, designed in-house by Southside Print London Bridge. The menu cover was printed digitally onto a 350gsm silk stock and finished with matt lamination to the front and back. The 8 internal pages were also printed digitally onto a 120gsm white stock although the design included a ‘parchment’ style printed background which gives it its vintage colouring. To finish off, the cover and internal pages had holes drilled neatly down the spine, through which a red chord was tied to hold everything together. This approach also means that the internal pages can easily be substituted should any pricing or menu item change inside.

About Blackfriars Wine Bar & Restaurant

Blackfriars Wine Bar is a charming place to meet up for a drink — or for a great value, wholesome meal. The South London Press describes it as “Extremely good value for money”. The wine bar is located under a railway arch, which helps to give it a character and charm of its own, in Scoresby Street just off Blackfriars Road. It’s the perfect destination whether you’re looking for somewhere welcoming for lunch, a drink before you go home after work, an evening with friends or for your office or private party. Read more