Lounge Hair & Beauty Salon: Sales & Marketing Literature

Sales & marketing literature designed & printed by Southside Print London BridgeSouthside Print London Bridge recently undertook some stunning graphic design, artwork and printing work for The Lounge Hair & Beauty Salon in London’s SE16. Work included:

  • Double-sided business cards which were litho printed in full colour onto 450gsm silk coated card then finished with a matt lamination.
  • Price lists which were digitally printed in full colour onto a 250gsm silk coated stock and scored for folding.
  • A6 leaflets which were digitally printed in full colour onto a 250gsm silk stock and finished with a matt lamination.
  • Large format posters which were printed onto a 190gsm photo satin stock and encapsulated with a matt finish.

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Printing for St George The Martyr SE1

Printing for St George The MartyrSouthside Print London Bridge recently produced artwork and printing for St George the Martyr, a church just a stone’s throw away in Borough High Street, SE1. Included in the work were double-sided business cards which were litho printed in full colour onto 450gsm silk card then finished with a ‘Soft Touch’ lamination. Soft Touch lamination is similar to matt lamination except, as the name suggests, it feels softer, almost like ultra-fine velvet. It’s also very protective, giving the business cards significant resistance to water and accidental damage, meaning that tears and even surface scratches are both highly unlikely to occur.

Southside Print London Bridge also printed leaflets which were digitally printed in full colour onto 200gsm silk stock and various A1 posters which were printed onto 190gsm Photo Satin stock with a matt encapsulation finish. That wasn’t the only large format printing, however, as Southside Print also produced some 3m wide, 500mm high traditional style ‘welcome’ banners which included hemming and eyelets, along with some roller banners which stand 2m high by 850mm wide. These were supplied with a handy carrying case for easy and compact transportation and are a breeze to erect when needed.

About St George The Martyr

Named after Saint George, this Church of England was built in 1735 and falls under the diocese of Southwark.  Built of brick and Portland Stone it is of National historic importance. It lies in historic Borough, South London, located in Borough High Street at the junction of Long Lane, Tabard Street and Marshalsea Road.

Over the years the church had suffered from subsidence and in 2005 received repair funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  During the remedial works, Medieval and Roman structures were uncovered — the current building is the third church to be built on the present site, the first being Norman. Read more

Digital & Thermo Printing for Barberini Fashion

Digital & thermographic printing for Barberini FashionSouthside Print London Bridge has recently produced digitally printed posters, mounted to foamex, for Barberini Fashion. Business cards were also printed in black and white using a thermographical process for the SE1 business.

Thermographic (‘thermo’) printing

Thermo printing is another printing service offered by Southside Print and the process results in a slightly raised, textured and usually high gloss finish to the areas which have been printed. The printing technique is an inexpensive way to raise the level of type or graphics on the surface of a printed sheet without going to the expense of embossing. The result often has an ‘orange peel’ kind of texture, which is most commonly high gloss. The thermographic process itself involves sprinkling powdered resin onto the still-wet printing ink, which results in the powder sticking to only those parts of the paper or card which have been printed. The sheet is then passed through a heater unit which melts the powder and fuses it to the printed areas, resulting in the innovative finish. The process if often used on things like greetings cards, stationery and invitations and has even been known to print Braille text, due to its raised nature.

About Barberini Fashion, Borough SE1

Barberini Fashion’s stunning showroom and headquarters is located just around the corner from Southside Print’s London Bridge centre. Based in Vine Yard in Borough, SE1, an area which is buzzing with fashion and culture, Barberini are fashion sales agents and distributors of high-end, contemporary womenswear and fashion accessories which they distribute to the UK and Europe. As well as supplying large department stores like Harvey Nichols and Bloomingdales, online retailers like ASOS and various independent stores, their services include the promotion of brands via PR activity, regular exposure in leading fashion magazines and through key trade events in London and Paris. Barberini have, in fact, just returned from such an event as part of Paris Fashion Week.

Barberini’s impressive portfolio of brands is hand-picked from talented designers from around the world — both up and coming and firmly established — focusing mainly on those from Europe and Australia. These currently include Read more

Posters, Leaflets & Flyers for ‘Bang Said The Gun’

Posters, Leaflets & Flyers for ‘Bang Said The Gun’We’re delighted that ‘Bang Said the Gun‘ is one of our regular printing customers here at Southside Print London Bridge. They regularly come in for poster and flyer printing.

The printing

We produce posters sized from A4 to A2 for Bang Said the Gun. The A2 posters are printed on 190gsm photo satin finish on our large format printers while the smaller posters, hand-outs and A5 flyers and leaflets are printed single-sided onto 170gsm silk paper stock using the same artwork. The results are stand-out pieces with quite a unique, quirky look. Anyone who knows anything about Bang Said the Gun will not be surprised …

The Live Shows

Bang Said the Gun, as they say themselves, is performance poetry, ‘for people who don’t like poetry‘ and it’s packing in audiences on Thursday nights on Great Dover Street, London SE1. Bang are ‘hell bent on turning poetry and spoken word into bold, raw entertainment and making it accessible to as many people as possible’, referring to it as ‘Mud Wrestling with Words’ (also the name of their first published book*).  The result is a new, completely original, kind of live show which completely turns the concept of live poetry on its head. The National Theatre’s Inua Ellams agrees and is author to one of many gushing testimonials on the Bang website.

“Last night’s show was BRILLIANT, I mean stupendously so; I have never had so much fun … Incredible job; to have created not just a vibe, but a look, a sound, a style, an aesthetic so simply – entirely it’s own amongst all the live shows – is just stunning …”

Clearly an evening with Bang Said the Gun knocks one’s socks off! People really love it and The Times agrees, voting it the Best poetry gig in the UK. Two of Bang’s regular performers are Read more