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

New, High Quality Printing Facilities in SE1

New printing equipment at Southside Print SE1

Southside Print recently took delivery of some fantastic new printing and finishing equipment. What does this mean for customers? Higher quality, faster printing and production at highly competitive prices!

Xerox Versant 2100 digital press

Firstly, the star of our new line-up is the award-winning Xerox Versant 2100 digital press. This machine takes colour digital printing to a whole new level.

The Versant press accepts a wider range of media, is faster and benefits from more automation than our existing presses. Printed results are hard to tell apart from litho quality (the benchmark by which all printing is judged), particularly when used with the new low-gloss ‘dry ink’ that’s supported by this printing press. Tones and graduations are super-smooth and there is an amazing depth of colour on the printed output from this machine. The resolution could be described as ‘Ultra HD’, being capable of a staggering 2,400 dots per inch x 2,400 dpi maximum output. So all in all, printed results look superb, thin fonts and fine detail render perfectly and photographs really look their very best.

Xerox Versant 2100 colour printing pressThe Versant 2100 is an automated sheet fed press and can print on paper media from a thin 52gsm weight to a substantial 350gsm card weight, so is great whether you need the thinnest of inexpensive flyers or robust business cards, post cards and ultra-thick, posh covers for your brochure or annual report. It’s also very adept with a variety of media types including coated and uncoated papers and boards, labels and even some polyester media for some specialist types of printing work.

The digital printing press can print double-sided automatically, in one pass, which speeds up production significantly. Speed is impressive with a 100 pages per minute being possible for A4 and up to 52 ppm for A3.

Other features of our new printing press include the ability to collate copies, staple in-line and accept variable data (great for personalised mailings). The machine also offers the option of ‘stochastic’ screening which means it can print in a minute random dot formation, making the dots virtually invisible to the naked eye, almost like a continuous tone photographic print.

When it comes to media sizes, the machine typically prints on SRA3 (oversize A3 at 450mm x 320mm) although can print on media as wide as 330mm and as long as 630mm if needed. So, if you need a 6 page A4 ‘roll fold’ brochure, this machine will find it a breeze. With the larger paper sizes being supported by this machine, small banners are also possible although we also have a new machine for even larger format printing, being an HP Z6200. We’ll write a separate post about that machine as it’s all about larger format printing for things like posters for use indoors and out. Just for a taster, though, it can print over a metre wide by almost any length! (We should add that we have additional services available for media wider than a metre, of course). More is to follow later about all of that, here on the Southside Print Blog.

Matrix Morgana Major Folding machineMorgana Major folding & perforating machine

Next up in our new line-up is a Morgana Major folding and perforating machine. It’s quick and easy to use and “does exactly what it says on the tin” i.e. folds and perforates beautifully and accurately (accurate to a tenth of a millimetre). However, it also scores and can incorporate counting and batching if required. What’s more it can handle paper up to 365mm x 674mm so, like the Versant above, is more than capable of dealing with 6-page A4 ‘roll fold’ brochures. Speed is impressive measuring anywhere from 4,500 to 27,500 sheets per hour, the speed being controllable by the operator using it.

Morgana Matrix 530 laminator

Matrix 530 LaminatorLast up on our list of wonderful new print finishing machines is the Morgana Matrix 530 laminating machine. The Morgana Matrix is the No.1 commercial laminator in Europe. Its addition to our in-house suite of machines means that Read more

Printed Stationery for ‘Alive and Kicking’ Charity

Printed letterheads and business cards for Alive and Kicking

One of the most interesting customers that we’ve printed for in recent times is Alive and Kicking, who have an office here in London. The registered charity helps to improve lives in Kenya, Zambia and Ghana on the African continent and we’ll explain the innovative yet amazingly effective way they achieve that below.

Printed Letterheads & Business Cards

First, though, a quick note about what we print for them. In their case, it’s very straight forward. We currently print just their letterheads and business cards, which just goes to prove that Southside Print customers don’t have to print much with us in order to be featured in our bi-monthly blog. The letterheads are printed on 100gsm white paper and the business cards are printed double-sided on 340gsm white card, for a few different personnel. The charity supplied its own artwork in this case.

Now, though, we’ll go back to the charity itself and highlight the amazing work it does.

Alive and Kicking

With its headquarters in London, Alive and Kicking is an award-winning African ‘social enterprise’ which creates ethical employment for adults at the same time as improving the quality of life and health of disadvantaged youths. The registered charity uses business practices and the African continent’s passion for football to boost local economies, provide children with the right equipment to play and uses sport as a tool to help combat the spread of deadly diseases including HIV and malaria.

Making a footballSince it was established in 2004, Alive and Kicking has produced over 750,000 footballs, 20% of which were donated to good causes. Alive and Kicking employees individually screen print the footballs by hand and this allows them to be used for promotional purposes by businesses, to be personalised for individuals or printed with messages of any kind for a myriad of other purposes. Every football is hand-stitched using leather which, being locally sourced, helps to support the local communities. This material also means that the footballs are tough, durable and repairable. The organisation is the only formal manufacturer of sports balls on the African continent.

The Alive and Kicking programme has 3 main objectives: Read more

Printing for The Riverside Bookshop, Tooley Street, London SE1

Printing for the Riverside Bookshop, London SE1

Southside Print is very happy to count The Riverside Bookshop amongst its many loyal customers. For some time we have been printing their Little Red Card. It’s a small but effective piece of marketing and measures just 110mm x 85mm, so is about twice the size of a standard business card. To keep costs low for the client, we ‘gang up’ several copies, printing them together before trimming them down to their final size. We use SRA2 card (240gsm ‘Papago’ stock) during the early production stages. This card is just one small printing example amongst an amazing variety of items that we print for customers throughout the London Bridge/SE1 region and beyond.

The Little Red Card

The Little Red Card, printed by Southside Print, London Bridge, SE1The Little Red Card, as it’s officially known, is exactly that; a little red card. What is does for customers, though, is quite special as it saves them money at the bookshop. For every £10 a customer spends in store, they get an ink stamp inside the card. Once they have six stamps, they can present their card with their next purchase and it allows them to get £5 off their bill. So it’s simple, but ingenious! Ingenious not only for customers, of course; after all, it keeps customers coming back to the shop so could, alternatively, have been called a loyalty card. But we too prefer Little Red Card — it sounds so much more friendly, just like the staff in fact!

The Riverside Bookshop

The Riverside Bookshop, Tooley Street, London SE1The Riverside Bookshop is based in Tooley Street, London SE1 and has been selling books there for over 25 years. Along with literally thousands of books, they also sell National Book Tokens, greetings cards, gift wrap, notebooks and very occasionally a few toys. As well as stocking around 10,000 book titles in store, they can order in anything from a list of several hundred thousand additional books. Such special orders usually take just a couple of days to arrive and cost no extra. The bookshop also regularly stocks signed copies of books including many by major authors and household names — these would make very special gifts. Their website is well worth a look and is jam-packed full of fascinating information, reviews, book news and even has sections on Read more

10% Off Printing with this Code – Celebrate & Save!

10% off printing - voucher code for Southside Print during April 2017

Don’t forget – we’re offering 10% off all printed items during April if you mention ‘Alan 70’ when ordering. This is in celebration of our leader Alan’s 70th birthday — he hit the amazing milestone just over a week ago and is keen to pass on the good cheer to you, our lovely customers.

Head honcho Alan has been involved in printing for almost half of his seventy years, so he knows his stuff and passes on his printing wisdom to both clients and the production team here at Southside Print. All in all, it results in a first class design and printing service, at competitive prices and very high quality.

10% off printing during April

So don’t forget — you must mention ‘Alan 70’ during April in order to qualify for the 10% discount — it’s as simple as that.

About Southside Print, London Bridge

Having recently re-branded as Southside Print, we are printers based in London SE1, just near London Bridge Station and Borough High Street tube, in Tabard Street. We offer commercial printing for just about anything you can think of. Whether it’s letterheads, stationery, brochures, flyers, leaflets, catalogues, banners, exhibition displays or any other type of printed item, we have it covered with digital, litho and large format printing all being available along with graphic design for those who need it.

Call 020 7378 6754 for more information, request a quotation or send us your artwork here and we’ll be delighted to help.

Digital & Litho Printing for London Heating & Plumbing Company

Printing & artwork for The Little Red Heating Company, London

We believe this is the first time we’ve featured a heating and plumbing company on the blog, so welcome to our post all about The Little Red Heating Company. Here we’ll tell you all about them, but first we’ll discuss a few of the design, artwork and printing jobs that we’ve been doing for them in recent times. If you have any similar needs, do get in touch.

Printed NCR pads, labels, postcards & business cards

All design, layout and artwork is supplied by Southside Print London Bridge for this particular client. We supply simple, straight forward ‘business’ type printing for them including:

  • A4 invoice pads, which are printed on NCR (No Carbon Required) stock with white, pink and blue copies automatically being produced when the client writes on the top sheet. They are litho printed in 3 spot colours as well as being sequentially crash numbered then typically made into 4 pads of 50 invoice sets. NCR sets are a very convenient way of generating multi-copy invoices or orders the ‘traditional’ way (with a pen), particularly while out and about visiting customers;
  • business cards which have, until recently, been litho printed onto 400gsm “Extra White” uncoated stock using 3 spot colours. However, our digital printing machines are now so advanced that we may well swap over to digital printing for the business cards for future print runs, without any loss of quality;
  • postcards, which are litho printed litho onto 250gsm Silk card, in the same 3 spot colours. As with the business cards above, we will probably also swap to digitally printing these in future, for the same reason;
  • boiler labels, which represent a convenient reminder to home owners as well as being a great marketing tool for the company concerned. These are digitally printed on “Crack Back” label stock. As the name suggests, this type of label stock has linear cracks in the peel-off backing. These are present too allow the labels to simply be bent a little to expand the crack, thereby making removal of the backing sheet quick and easy.

About The Little Red Heating Company

The Little Red Heating Company, LondonThe Little Red Heating Company is London based and specialises in central heating and hot water system installation, maintenance and repair. Boiler repair or replacement, bathroom design/installation and general plumbing are all part of the service along with upgrades and replacements for pumps, thermostats, timers and valves. The company also supplies landlord certification and, of course, heating engineers are all Corgi registered.

The Little Red Heating Company also offers under floor heating, which is quick and inexpensive to install and provides both a fast method of heating rooms and a real feeling of luxury underfoot. That’s not the only benefit though; those with under floor heating will also experience a significant reduction in dust mites, so this particular heating method is also excellent for asthma sufferers.

Another great service from the company is the supply and installation of solar heating, through the use of solar panels, for the provision of domestic hot water. With temperatures in the UK gradually rising as they are, solar energy is now an extremely viable way to generate a cheap, sustainable energy source for homes. So, long-term savings can be made as well as helping the environment — a true win-win!

It’s refreshing to learn that Read more

Looking for Graphic Designers in London Bridge, SE1 & Borough?

Graphic designers in London Bridge, SE1

If you’re looking for graphic designers in London Bridge, Borough or the SE1 area of South London, we have a great solution for you. Otherwise, if you’re searching without some kind of personal recommendation, you can end up in a bit of a maze. Ideally, you need someone talented, creative, affordable and trustworthy for your creative design project and also someone who knows their trade from a technical standpoint. Better still, a designer with great customer testimonials and ratings is worth their weight in gold. After all, what use is a great design if rookie artwork mistakes lead to poor or unexpected printing results?

Introducing our own in-house graphic designers

graphic design services in Borough, South LondonThe good news is that, at Southside Print London Bridge, our in-house graphic designers tick every box. And, what’s more, as designers working within a printing company, they really know how to design in order to get the very best from each print job. So, whether you need a design for a business card, brochure, booklet, catalogue, newsletter, direct mail piece or something larger like a poster or exhibition display, our graphics team knows how to make it look eye-catching and well-designed. So, your service, product, event or marketing message will be communicated in just the right way — and will look totally professional. As an added bonus, you’ll usually find that our in-house graphic designers are generally cheaper to commission than standalone design consultancy designers too. That’s because we’re commercial printers and, as such, tend to already keep them fairly busy with day-to-day work for our print clients, for example, assisting with artwork production, updates and client alterations. So, in a way, our printing services and print profits subsidise our graphic design services — and you can benefit from that. And, of course, should you need printing too, their design and artwork will be set up in just the right way for maximum quality on our presses, hand in hand with maximum economy.

“Re the new flyers you did last month….. people have commented on how good they look! Thank you!!”
Tranquility Pilates Centre

Graphic Design for London Bridge, Borough, SE1 & South London

Southside Print London Bridge is based in Tabard Street in London’s SE1 region. So, we’re literally a stone’s throw from Borough High Street tube and just a few minutes’ walk from London Bridge Station and The Shard. We have many clients in the area who come back time and time again for both our graphic design and commercial printing skills. Take a look at our news blog for many examples.

“So grateful for the very quick and excellent job you have just completed, as usual great service.”
Danny Merrison, Angel Human Resources Ltd, London SE1 1SZ.

Our graphic designers can help you with: Read more