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!

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Printing for Music in Offices, London SE13

Printing for Music In Offices, London

A very interesting company we work regularly with is Music In Offices. We print a diverse range of sales and marketing literature for them and here we highlight just a few examples, as well as telling you a little more about their incredible services. First, though, here’s a list of the types of printed item that we’ve recently produced for them:

  • A4 single-sided Choir Pricing Guides, printed in full colour;
  • A range of A4 full colour information sheets covering tuition, choirs, development workshops, several team building and leadership workshops and more;
  • A5 single-sided flyers announcing ‘Come & Sing Days’ and concerts;
  • A5 full colour, 4 page corporate brochures for the organisation;
  • A5 full colour single-sided ‘advert’ type flyers aiming to introduce Music In Offices into workplaces;
  • A4 ‘Business Benefits’ leaflets, also printed in full colour;
  • A5 and A3 posters, printed in full colour onto 200gsm silk coated paper;
  • Black and white music score sheets, which were printed onto 80gsm stock.

Design and artwork was supplied by the client and, except where otherwise stated, items were printed onto smooth, white 340gsm uncoated stock.

We’re litho, digital & large format printers

Southside Print London Bridge offers 3 core types of printing; lithographic printing (great for larger volumes as well as spot colour work), digital printing (highly competitively priced for small-to-medium quantities as well as being perfect for super-fast turnaround) and large format printing which, as the name suggests, is just the ticket for high quality print-outs on a large physical scale (posters, display graphics, exhibition and banner displays etc.). Click the bold links for more information or call us on 020 7378 6754 for more information.

That’s enough about us, though! Here’s the information we promised about our lovely client, Music In Offices

Printed brochure for Music In OfficesAbout Music In Offices

“We bring music into the workplace by managing office choirs, instrument tuition and running bespoke music-led workshops and events which are guaranteed to engage and energise.”

Music In Offices (“MIO”) specialises in bringing music to workers in the workplace and has its HQ in the Hither Green/SE13 area of South London. They focus on 5 key areas:

  1. Workplace tuition for pretty much any musical instrument you can think of. What’s particularly exciting is that lessons are given by tutors who are recent graduates from some of the most prestigious music institutions in the world. So you have a one-to-one with experts who are at an incredibly exciting stage of their careers.
  2. Workplace choirs that include anyone from the most junior to the most senior members of staff. It’s the ultimate corporate team-building experience and is also incredibly good fun! Choir sizes range from 6 to 40 members, who each have a say in what kind of music their choir will sing. Practice takes place before work, during lunch hours, or after work, typically once a week.
  3. Music In Offices - servicesHealth & Wellbeing Workshops. As with the activities above, these take place in the workplace and are a massive antidote to a stressful workday. Music has many holistic benefits and is known to improve mental health and wellbeing. So, companies and organisations partner with MIO to facilitate this for their employees, through Health & Wellbeing Workshops. Learn more about the many benefits of the workshops here.
  4. Leadership & Diversity Programmes through workplace music. We can think of no better way to bring people together than through music. Barriers are broken down, goals are shared and people stand shoulder to shoulder irrespective of their sex, background, race, creed, religion or position. Our programmes are also a fun way to discover useful techniques for leadership, management, communication and team building — all through music.
  5. Team building through music in the workplace. If you’re looking for a highly effective, fun team building programme for your staff, MIO have the answer. Getting your staff involved in music in the workplace will lift the spirit, break down barriers and bring everyone together with a common vision. What’s more, everyone will leave the sessions invigorated, closer and genuinely happier!

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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.

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Printing for Options Consultancy Services in London E1W

Litho, digital and large format printing for Options Consultancy, London

Southside Print London Bridge has recently produced a whole range of different printing for Options Consultancy Services Ltd in St Katharine’s Way, E1W. That’s in the St Katharine Docks area, close to both Tower Bridge and The Tower of London.

Roller banner produced for Options Consultancy, LondonThe Printing

Recent printing includes:

  • A double-sided full colour A6 postcard.
  • A tall roller banner (size: W850mm x H2m) printed in full colour and produced within a week.
  • 100 copies of each of ten different A4 leaflets, printed double-sided onto 170gsm Essential Silk stock. These were produced on SRA2 as multiples (‘ganged up’) then cut down to A4 so as to save money on production.
  • A2 full colour printed posters (4 kinds, all landscape format), printed with a very quick turnaround onto 190gsm Photo Satin stock.

Printing of postcards for Options, London

Design and artwork was supplied by the client and the printing represents a good mixture between digital, litho and large format printing processes, as appropriate for each individual piece.

About Options

Options is an International Development organisation whose aim is to transform the health of women and children, primarily across Africa and Asia as well as in the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. Their work, in over 50 countries to date, focuses on three key goals: Read more

Printing for bio-bean, London SE1

Commercial printing for bio-bean

When you’re looking for a printer, it makes perfect sense to find a local print service if you can; it’s much more convenient, saves on delivery costs and speeds up the production process. That’s exactly what bio-bean® did when they chose Southside Print London Bridge, who are just a short distance from their own offices in London SE1.

The Printing

Southside Print London Bridge has produced a whole range of printed items for bio-bean. Items include:

  • business cards, for which several versions were supplied. Some were digitally printed on white 350gsm offset (uncoated) card, others were litho printed both sides, in full colour, onto 450gsm card which was then matt laminated;
  • A5 brochures, which were printed on 200gsm white Essential Silk paper (50 and 100 quantities, so perfect for our digital presses);
  • various health and safety guides, sized A6, which were printed onto white Essential Silk paper (170gsm) then saddle-stitched;
  • stickers — we print lots and lots of stickers and labels for bio-bean;
  • C5 compliments slips which we printed in colour onto brilliant white Conqueror Wove paper (120gsm);
  • A4 printed manuals for baristas;
  • A4 full colour printed ‘welcome’ letters which are supplied to new recruits to bio-bean’s coffee grounds recycling programme.

All artwork was supplied by the client. Here’s how some of the printing looked:

Printing for bio-bean, London SE1

About bio-bean

bio-bean is a pioneering clean technology company based in London SE1 and is the first in the world to recycle waste coffee grounds from places like coffee shops, restaurants and coffee factories, turning them into advanced biofuels and biochemicals. The fuels currently take the form of biomass pellets for use in the heating of buildings and briquettes (“Coffee LogsTM”) which can be used as fuel in wood burners, chimineas and open fires. The company also has plans to turn the coffee grounds into biodiesel fuel in the near future and this will be suitable for powering transport systems — perhaps whole cities one day. The growing company has strategic partnerships with waste management companies, which collect the grounds on its behalf, and after just 3 years has over 40 staff.

“Cities of the future will be powered by a new resource; waste. We are starting with coffee.”

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Letterhead Update for G Worrall & Son, London SE1

Letterhead printing & artwork for G Worralls

Southside Print London Bridge recently undertook a very straight forward letterhead update for G Worrall & Son, the Master Locksmith just a few blocks away in Great Suffolk Street, SE1. The update was needed following the launch of their new website at www.gworralls.com and the idea was simply to update their existing letterhead in order to use the same font on both items – and to re-make the artwork in the process.

About G Worrall & Son

G WorrallsG Worralls are a well-established, highly professional locksmith. Founded way back in 1896, they provide first class lock repair and replacement, key cutting and call-out services throughout London. So, whether you’ve lost your keys and are locked out, need a G Worrall & Son shop, London SE1security update for your property or simply need duplicate keys cut, G Worralls are there to help, whatever type of key or lock you have. They stock all the major brands as well as many specialist varieties including restricted key locks, master key systems, digital locks and code locks. Find out more about their services at www.gworralls.com or call 0207 407 8498 to get through to the friendly team at their SE1 shop.

An in-house artwork service

Going back to the printing, the letterhead for G Worralls is an example of where Southside Print’s in-house artwork department can be very convenient, because the original letterhead artwork was not available in this case. So, we simply replicated the existing letterhead layout, updated a few minor details as requested and, of course, changed the company name at the top so it used the same font family as featured on the new website (the font is Ubuntu, in case you were wondering). Once approved this allowed us to print off 2000 new letterheads, on 100gsm white ‘Navigator’ paper, using our litho printing press — simple!

In-house graphic design services

It goes without saying, of course, that we are also more than happy to supply totally new graphic design. So if you are looking for a complete makeover for your printed graphics, our in-house design team are ready and waiting to help. We can Read more

Say it loud with a Banner

Printed banners

Printing and production of banners is another natural application of our large format printing service so, for our next post we thought we’d show you a couple of different banners that we recently produced for local client The Dragon Café, in Borough High Street, London SE1 and The Green Street Green Society, which is over in Orpington, Kent.

Roller banner for Green StreetRoller Banners

Roller banners are a great way to present your brand, service, product or message in a near instant. What’s more, they ‘say it loud’ due to their large scale — options start from 850mm wide by approximately 2m high. Roller banners take literally seconds to erect and, after use, seconds to dismantle again, with the display graphics rolling down into a compact cassette that’s easy to transport and store in the supplied storage case, ready to be re-used at any time.

Southside Print London Bridge‘s roller banners are suitable for indoor use and are ideal for use in situations like office presentations, receptions, showrooms, trade fairs, events and shopping malls, to name just a few. Whether you’re using one or several, they’re an excellent way to make a splash with the minimum of time and effort. Many models are even robust enough to be used semi-permanently if required. All our roller banners use robust 400gsm ‘SoFlat’ material, for true lay-flat properties. They also have a matte finish to the front and a grey backing coat to the reverse. This combination helps to present the printed graphics in the best possible way, without any show-through from behind even when backlit. The surface is scuff and scratch resistant and is printed in fade-proof UV-based inks.

We offer various sizes and various different models, from economy grade right through to luxury. We can usually even replace the graphics in the future, should you need such a change. For more details, quotations and artwork specifications, contact us and we’d be delighted to help. We can even provide the design and artwork if you like.

Hanging Banners

Hanging banner for The Dragon Café, London SE1Hanging banners are great when you need to catch the eye of the public and let them know your message, or draw attention to an event, all in an instant. The best thing is that they can be used just about anywhere and are available in just about any size you can think of.

Our outdoor banners are printed on a flame-resistant, light-fast PVC, most commonly using a 440gsm weight/thickness although lots of other options are also available. These include Read more

Printing a Board Game for The Hepatitis C Trust, SE1

Printed board game and cards for The Hepatitis C Trust

Southside Print London Bridge has recently printed an innovative and visually striking educational tool for The Hepatitis C Trust, a registered charity located just up the road at Crosby Row, London SE1. The educational tool comes in the form of a board game, 50cm square, which is printed in full colour in a style similar to Monopoly or Snakes & Ladders. Along with the board itself comes a set of players’ cards that are used to affect progress and outcomes during the ‘game’. However, The Buddy Game is actually way more than a game. Part of a National project, it’s an educational tool that helps to train volunteers to help those who have come into contact with Hepatitis C, in the best possible way. Click the images to see the cards and board in more detail.

The Printing

Printed board game and cards for The Hepatitis C TrustThe board game was printed, using our large format printing facilities, on 190gsm photo paper. It was then gloss laminated. Design and artwork were supplied by the customer and 10 boards were produced for them.

The cards, which are part of the game, were also produced from the customer’s artwork files. They were digitally printed in full colour, both sides, onto 350gsm silk stock, which was then matt laminated to both sides. In total, each of the ten board games was supplied with 10 sets of 6 different cards, making a total of 600 printed cards provided by Southside Print London Bridge.

About The Hepatitis C Trust

The Hepatitis C Trust is a UK charity with offices in both London and Edinburgh. It is run by patients and ex-patients to help those who have been exposed to the disease. The charity’s primary mission is to help eradicate the disease completely and, with better treatments and new drug developments becoming available, this is now a real possibility — the disease could be eradicated perhaps by 2030 or even earlier. Along the way, the Trust also aims to end the discrimination often experienced by sufferers who are too often assumed to have contracted the disease through drug or substance abuse. The reality is that 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

Wedding Stationery — Bespoke Design & Printing for your Special Day

Wedding stationery & printing

Engaged to be married? Many congratulations and every good wish to you, from all of us. It’s an incredible milestone in anyone’s life and a cause for great celebration. It’s also the start of an incredible journey and one that needs some serious organisational skills!

If you haven’t already made arrangements, we would love to help out with the high quality printing of your wedding stationery, each part designed and produced to your exact requirements, to help make your day even more special.

Wedding Invitations

It all starts with your wedding invitations. We can make them look attractive — even ‘theme’ them if you like (see the examples below). Whatever style you decide upon, we’ll make your invites look just how you want them, to set the tone of your special day in just the right way. Whether you prefer a traditional theme, vintage feel, modern look or something light-hearted, Southside Print London Bridge’s in-house designers will conjure up something beautiful and memorable. Then, of course, we can print them perfectly, using your choice of card, whether textured, uncoated or even iridescent — there is a huge range of very special options that are available. Check out just a few examples of wedding stationery that we have printed and designed below — click the arrows to advance the slides … Read more