Some exciting news to share with you…

As a welcome gift from Rob the new owner of Southside Print SE1, you can save 10% off the price of business stationery for the next two weeks until 17th April 2018.

It’s Alan here from Southside Print, with a rather special announcement. What’s more, it’s exciting on several levels as it’s a win-win (… win) for you, me and a lovely couple, who I’ll tell you more about in a minute.

So, what’s happening?

Well, after 35 years in the printing industry, I’ve decided to hang up my printing apron, grab my slippers, put the kettle on and spend more time at home with my lovely wife. You’ve guessed it … I’m retiring!

It’s been amazing working with lovely clients like you over the last 35 years and I wanted to say a massive thank you to each and every one of you before I went off into the sunset. So, “thank you” — you’ve done us all proud over the years and I wish you all well for the future.

Which brings me back to that lovely couple …

I’d like to introduce you to Robert Phillips (‘Rob’) and Sarah Codd. As well as being recently married and rather lovely, they are now also the proud new owners of Southside Print. They’re print veterans too, having worked in the industry for almost 31 years. So, they really know their stuff! Rob and Sarah will be taking over from 30 March 2018 and will join the existing team of Matt, Aidan, Paul, Eve and Linda, so you’ll still see the same familiar faces as well as the two new arrivals.

Sarah Codd and Rob Phillips, new owners of Southside Print, SE1.

Multiple benefits for you …

I mentioned at the start that this would also be a ‘win’ for you, as a customer. In fact it’s a multiple win! First, Rob and Sarah will be bringing with them some snazzy new equipment, so you’ll be able to get even more out of Southside Print. Just one example is a new digital press that can print on sheets up to 1.2 metres in length and will allow us to make a 16 page A5 booklet out of just one sheet. That’s going to be great for speed and economy!

Secondly, you’ll soon see the benefits of a new, significant investment into software that’ll allow you to track your work during production — and much, much more. You should see this introduced around Autumn 2018 and we’ll give you more detail nearer the time.

Last but not least, save 10% on stationery printing

Save 10% off all business stationery until 17th April 2018.As a welcome gift from Rob, you can save 10% off the price of business stationery for the next two weeks. That includes business cards (minimum quantity just 100), letterheads, continuation sheets and compliments slips etc. Simply mention “ROB’S WELCOME OFFER” at the time of your order and you’ll receive the saving (valid until 17th April).

So it’s farewell from me …

My last day at Southside Print was the 29th of March so, from the 30th, I left you in the very capable hands of Rob and Sarah. That just leaves me to wish you a very happy, healthy and successful future and to say a huge ‘thank you’ once again for keeping me so busy for all of these years.

My very best regards to you,

Alan Garelick
Southside Print. Read more

Order Your Printed Christmas Cards!

Overprinted personal & corporate Christmas cards

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to order your overprinted Christmas cards — while there’s still time. Add your personalised greeting, company logo and, if you like, even a printed signature to save you having to sign each card individually. Order quickly, though — there’s not much time!

Whether they’re for you personally or for your company or organisation, Southside Print London Bridge has a great range of options to choose from.

Off-the-shelf Christmas cards

We have something to suit everyone in our off-the-shelf range. Choose a card from one of the following categories and we’ll overprint it for you (minimum quantity 25):

'Robin in the snow' Christmas cardOur ‘Animals & birds’ category includes images of Highland cattle in the snow, playful robins, reindeer, owls and tigers to name just a few. See more.

'Winter village' Christmas cardOur ‘Christmas themed’ cards include a wide variety of illustrated options showing anything from winter scenes and sparkling reindeer to jolly Santas, penguins and decorated Christmas trees. See more.

'The Adoration of the Kings' Christmas cardOur ‘Fine Art & Religious’ category offers more traditional cards depicting scenes like the Nativity, the Star over Bethlehem, skating children and musical angels. See more.

'International landmarks' Christmas cardOur ‘International’ category shows Christmas cards with ‘world globe’ baubles, colourful international landmarks, Christmas trees made from world flags and the Tree of Peace, complete with white doves. See more.

'Shopping in the city' Christmas cardOur ‘London Scenes’ card category features beautiful illustrations of London, depicting things like skating at Somerset House, Tower Bridge across the River Thames, Trafalgar Square at Christmas, the London Eye and several other London scenes in the snow. See more.

'Castle Kilchurn on Loch Awe' Christmas cardOur ‘Photography’ range of Christmas cards includes photos of frozen berries, snow 'Tree of light' Christmas cardscenes and various photographs of nature during the winter. See more.

Our ‘Trees’ category features a wide selection of Christmas tree cards, each tree depicted in a different illustrative style. Some are bright and modern, others are dark and rich … and everything in between. See more.

Click the button, right, to view the full range. (Return here to order).

If you’d like to order some cards please make a note of your preferred card’s reference number (the ‘SKU’) and then fill in the order form here. We will, of course, confirm and agree pricing with you before proceeding. All cards come complete with a high quality white envelope (peel & seal, 110gsm weight). The minimum order is 25 cards. Orders usually take about ten days from approval of your proof.

Bespoke Christmas cards

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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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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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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

We wish all our customers, friends and SE1 neighbours a very Merry Christmas and all best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. Thanks for all the design and printing work during 2016 — we really appreciate it!

Southside Print London Bridge are closed for the Christmas break from 5.30pm on Wednesday 21st December, re-opening in 2017 on 3rd January at 9am.

With best regards,
the Southside Print London Bridge team.

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