Design and printing for Art & Motty, London SE1

Litho, digital & large format printing for Art & Motty Litho, Digital and Large Format Printing

Southside Print London Bridge produces design, artwork and many different types of printing for Art & Motty, a local business with an HQ in London SE1 (more about them below). The printing covers all manner of stationery, labels, point of sale displays and more, including:

  • a series of signs in various sizes and some A1 posters. These were printed, quickly and efficiently, on our large format colour printing machine using a 190gsm ‘photo satin’ stock. The signs were then matt encapsulated for additional protection when in use outdoors;
  • double-sided business cards, which were printed in full colour onto 450gsm silk stock with the addition of a ‘soft touch’ lamination to give them additional protection and a lovely feel;
  • letterheads, which were litho printed using specially mixed spot colours and a 120gsm white stock;
  • loyalty cards, which were printed in full colour onto a 300gsm offset stock;
  • various labels, which were printed on white uncoated ‘crack back’ (easy-peel) label stock. These were then used on the actual product packaging.

All design and artwork was generated by Matt Potter, the in-house graphic designer at Southside Print London Bridge. The stationery, sales and marketing collateral was produced via a mixture of digital, litho and large format printing, as appropriate.

About Art & Motty

Art & Motty, founded in 2015 by Peter (‘Art’) Hall and Dermot (‘Motty’) Egan, began as a spin-off from Art’s other business venture, Food Matters. While Food Matters supplies food and event services to corporate and private clients in high profile London venues, Art & Motty’s purpose is to bring delicious, bespoke food products to the street, via market stalls. Within that new, wider audience, Art & Motty has become known, in particular, for their ridiculously delicious chilled range of brownies, ‘Brownie Points’. The unique range was created originally by Motty when working as Head Chef at Food Matters. The brownies use only natural ingredients, have zero additives and no preservatives. They are also available in an increasingly popular gluten-free variant. Here are just a few of the brownie flavours, to whet your appetite:

  • ‘Raspberry & White Chocolate’, which leaves a lovely mellow, bittersweet taste on the tongue.
  • ‘Double Chocolate Chip’ combines luxurious white and milk chocolate chunks with aromatic Madagascan vanilla extract resulting in a ‘sweet, heavenly taste finishing with delicate floral notes’.
  • For nut-lovers like me, Art & Motty provide ‘Pistachio & White Chocolate’ and ‘Macadamia & White Chocolate’ options. Yum!
  • ‘Chilli and Dark Chocolate’ featuring rich dark chocolate infused with a mild dried chilli powder, creating a smooth, velvety warmth on the throat.
  • New seasonal flavours are added to the range all the time and Motty is finalising a version of their ‘Madagascan vanilla-infused sea salted caramel sauce’ and this is now available in sealed glass jars.
  • Motty has been working hard to create the perfect vegan brownie containing delicate flavour combinations of banana and beetroot which have already proven to be a big hit with our customers at Crave Market in Paddington. These are available to purchase from our market stalls or on-line.
  • Check out more flavours on the website and up-coming additions on their blog.

Art & Motty have their production headquarters in Borough, SE1 and, we are pleased to say, often Read more

Litho Printing – When Only the Best Will Do

Litho printing services

At Southside Print in London Bridge, we’re very lucky to have both digital printing and litho printing facilities all in-house. While many London printers only offer the digital printing process, Southside Print customers benefit from all that lithographic printing has to offer — including:

Ultimate quality

Litho printing delivers the ultimate possible quality for the production of sales and marketing literature. Indeed, litho printing is the printing process by which all other commercial printing processes are benchmarked; within the printing trade we often appraise printing generated by digital printing presses to see how close to litho quality it is. While some high-end digital presses come close, none quite reach the ultimate quality which comes as standard when using litho printing presses.

But it doesn’t end there …

Varnishes & sealants

Litho printing presses also allow us to print varnishes which will give your printing an extra lustre or finish. For example matt or, more commonly, silk or gloss varnishes will ‘lift’ the colour depth, while printed machine sealants offer extra protection from fingerprinting. This is particularly important for dark or highly saturated colours which are being printed onto coated paper or board stocks.

Spot colour matching

Our litho printing presses also allow us to print ‘spot colour’ inks which are pre-mixed, highly accurate, Pantone matched liquid inks which are simply impossible to print using digital printing equipment.  Spot colour printing results in exact colour matching, to Pantone standards, meaning that we can print an exact colour match for special colours and important corporate/brand colours which have been specified using Pantone reference numbers. This exact matching is possible without any other reference being required, including any visual reference. For example we know that Pantone 485 is a particular bright red and Pantone 282 is a particular kind of ‘midnight blue’, and so on. Such colour accuracy is not possible using digital printing presses which simply approximate colours using combinations of the 4 standard ‘process’ colours of cyan, magenta, yellow and black. 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

Stationery, NCR pads, packing & delivery notes for Flints

FlintsSouthside Print in London Bridge would like to pass on its thanks to Flints for all the printing work recently commissioned. Recent jobs included:

  • Letterheads and compliments slips, litho printed on 100gsm ‘Navigator’ Stock;
  • Packing sheets litho printed in black and white onto a ‘Natural Green Papago’ 200mic stock;
  • C5 and DL-sized peel-and-seal envelopes each litho printed in 2 spot colours;
  • Delivery notes which were litho printed as 4-part NCR sets, each numbered and drilled with four holes and finished into books with incorporated flaps.

Flints are a theatrical chandler which provides specialist theatrical products to the theatre world, the film and television industries, museums, marine businesses, shops (for display) and schools which are running theatrical productions. So the likes of workshop and production managers, scenic artists, prop makers, set painters, carpenters and engineers all come to Flints for theatre-related products, supplies and materials.

The products on offer are fascinating; from simple stage paints, prop-making materials, fake blood and glow-in-the-dark tapes to
bubble machines, mirror balls, shimmering slash curtaining, confetti cannons, pyrotechnics, fog effects and sugarglass ‘breakaway’ beer bottles for fight scenes like you see in the movies!

Flints have recently launched a series of Discovery Workshops which are held once a month. Read more

Litho & Digital Printing for Greenwich Kitchen, SE10

Greenwich-Kitchen-Montage-1038x512Our featured customer this time is Greenwich Kitchen which has kept us busy with printing for various items recently.

The printing:

Recent print jobs included:

  • A5 leaflets which we digitally printed onto 190gsm ‘Offset’ stock;
  • Menu Sheets which we litho printed onto the same stock. These were printed via the litho process because they required spot Pantone colours;
  • Business cards were also printed using our litho presses as, again, they required spot Pantone colours;
  • We also produced artwork and printing of custom greaseproof paper for the kitchen, spot colour printed in their corporate Pantone colour.

About Greenwich Kitchen

Greenwich Kitchen is a modern British kitchen/wine bar and is located very close to London’s O2 Centre in North Greenwich SE10. Whenever there is a show on at the O2, Greenwich Kitchen will take food orders right up until 11pm. It’s 9pm on all other nights, although they remain open until midnight for bar orders, 7 days a week.

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Commercial Printing for ‘1st For Storage’ SE1

Commercial Printing for ‘1st For Storage’ SE11st For Storage is a regular local client with two centres based in London SE1, at Waterloo and Tower Bridge, close to Southside Print London Bridge. Each offers safe and secure storage facilities to individuals, businesses and government departments.

Recent litho printing:

Southside Print London Bridge has produced various printing jobs for 1st For Storage in recent times. These include stationery, forms and NCR pads like the following:

  • A4 letterheads which are litho printed in Process Blue, ‘spot’ red (Pantone 485) and black onto 100gsm Navigator stock;
  • Business cards which are litho printed in the same colours as the letterheads onto 400gsm white card;
  • Storage forms produced as NCR sets, printed in black onto white and yellow NCR sheets;
  • Receipt pads which are also printed in black onto white/yellow NCR sheets and then padded into books;
  • Agreement sheets (Terms & Conditions) which are litho printed in black ink, double-sided, onto an 80gsm white stock.

All of the above were produced entirely in-house at Southside Print’s London Bridge printing centre where we have litho, digital and large format printing and finishing facilities along with a full graphic design and artwork service. Contact Southside Print London Bridge on 020 7378 6754 or visit us at 27 Tabard Street, London SE1 4LA if you would like us to help with any of your printing requirements. We are always happy to discuss the most suitable and cost-effective way to produce your printed sales and marketing collateral, however large or small your requirement. We are a professional commercial printer based in London SE1 – close to London Bridge and Borough High Street – and offer a first class print and design service which includes free quotations without pressure or obligation. Give us a try – we really are a friendly bunch and the quality of the work is outstanding.

More about 1st For Storage

1st For Storage Limited has supplied self-storage facilities since 1998 and its top quality, highly secure storage service is used by a whole variety of different people including Read more

The Power of the Printed Letterhead

The Power of the Printed LetterheadIn this increasingly high-tech world one could be forgiven for thinking that the importance of the humble letterhead could be waning in favour of near-instant electronic communications such as email, graphical e-shots and so on. However nothing could be further from the truth, as we’ll see.

Deliverability

First of all, sending your sales or marketing message via a posted letterhead, rather than electronically, means that your message is not vulnerable to the ruthless automation that is the dreaded spam filter! So your message is far more likely to be received safely in the first place, by the intended recipient.

Brand Recognition

No images will be blocked on a printed letterhead either; meaning that your logo and brand will be there, for all to see in glorious colour, the instant your communication is opened. So, unlike electronic media, your posted letterhead or compliments slip will also reliably reinforce your brand.

A Personal Touch

They also allow you to add a personal and very eye-catching touch with, for example, a handwritten note or PS. This is simply not possible via electronic media — there is no electronically delivered equivalent to which the eye is so drawn as a handwritten note on a piece of professionally printed stationery. It’s often the first thing the recipient will look at on receipt and, as such, is a very useful marketing tool. Read more