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Printing for Tabard Barbers, Tabard Street, SE1

Printing for Tabard Barbers, London SE1

Just along the road from Southside Print is Tabard Barbers. One of our nearest SE1 clients, they’ve been keeping us busy recently with quite a few different printing jobs — and very smart they look too. These include:

  • Printed loyalty and student cards for Tabard Barbers, London SE15000 full colour, digitally printed student ‘information’ cards. These can be thought of as both flyers and postcards depending upon your point of view. Their purpose is to publicise the special offers available to students during a period between September and the end of November 2018. They were printed on 350gsm card-weight material, sized at A6 in a landscape format and were printed to both sides.
  • Full colour, digitally printed loyalty cards for use by their customers. One version was for men and another for women. They were printed the size of standard credit cards, a size that’s convenient to store in one’s wallet, purse or pocket. One side was left uncoated so it can be rubber stamped each time the customer in question receives a hair cut or treatment of some kind, the idea being that they receive a free cut or treatment once they’ve filled the card with 9 stamps (the tenth being free). The other side was ‘soft touch’ laminated so that the cards feel good, look attractive and are protected from wear, tear and moisture. They were designed and artworked by a local design company based in Borough SE1.
    Loyalty cards are a great marketing tool for businesses such as hair salons, barbers and cafés. They quietly encourage repeat business from customers and this loyalty means more profit for those businesses using them. And, because the customer benefits too once they’ve filled their card, it’s a win-win for everyone.
  • A full colour, digitally printed poster (shown below, right). This was sized at A1, so utilised our large format inkjet printing service. It was mounted to Foam-X, so it was both light weight and rigid.

About Tabard Barbers

Tabard Barbers one of our closest neighbours, being just along the road from Southside Print at 13 Tabard Street, from which they took their name. A1 poster digitally printed by Southside Print, SE1These days, as being a men’s barber, Tabard is a women’s hair salon which offers outstandingly good value compared to other hair salons in the area, under the fantastic management of the very talented Cece. At Tabard, it’s the full package; you will receive a warm welcome and complimentary refreshments along with “the very best hair styling, grooming and treatments in town” as it says on their website. Men’s grooming services include anything from a buzz cut to a beard trim while ladies’ services include a professional wash, cut and blow dry, hair ups, highlights, comprehensive colouring, bleaching and various treatments. Discounts are also available for students and children up to the age of 14 (see their site for details).

Tabard had an impressive ‘designer’ make-over in recent years and now skilfully combines ultra-modern interior design with historical details like exposed brickwork and stripped floorboards. Indeed, the building’s basement still contains the ancient ovens, which survived from a time when the building was used as a bakery long ago. These were discovered during renovations.

The salon and barbers is now one of the oldest family-run businesses in SE1 and Southwark. It has been in Tabard Street for nearly forty years, having been passed down the generations to the current owner, Dasos Anastasis. Read more

Restored Artwork for Restorative Justice

Restored Artwork for Restorative Justice

Sometimes even a supposedly simple piece of design and artwork can meet with unforeseen complications, which can then make printing seemingly impossible. That’s exactly what happened with some business cards for our local client Why Me? recently, when their original artwork went completely missing. They’d had some fairly straight forward business cards produced in the past, but couldn’t locate the original artwork files. That’s where Southside Print’s Matt Potter came to the rescue. Matt is Southside Print’s resident graphic designer. He simply used some of the last few remaining cards as visual reference and, based on those, managed to rebuild the artwork entirely from scratch. He successfully matched fonts, colours, the layout and the design and, in no time at all, the ‘new’ business cards had been printed and supplied to the client — a great outcome for everyone.

Lost your Artwork? Need it Restored?

No problem at all. As with the business cards above, we can usually match fonts or find something very similar if an exact match is not possible. We can also match colours, design layouts and often we can even reproduce or substitute missing graphics. While some graphics are easier to replace than others, our talented design and artwork team can usually save the day and rescue the situation in virtually every case. That’s true whether it’s for business cards, leaflets, brochures or something larger like a poster or display panel. We can supply a free quotation before proceeding, of course, so you’ve nothing to lose by asking us for potential help.

About ‘Why Me?’

Why Me? is a national charity that primarily helps victims of crime to attain some kind of restorative justice. As part of this, the charity’s Restorative Justice Service helps offenders to understand the true impact of their crimes which, in turn, can often help to stop them re-offending in the future. Indeed, this is exactly how the charity started life …

The charity was started by Will Riley, himself a victim of crime. Back in 2002 when Will was a London businessman, a burglar gained entry to his house. Will confronted the burglar, a struggle ensued and Will eventually managed to hand the burglar over to the police. It turned out that the burglar was a career criminal named Peter Woolf. Woolf was sent to prison for the crime but the two men later met again voluntarily at a ‘Restorative Justice’ meeting at Pentonville Prison.

“Imagine the person who has caused you harm is sitting opposite… What would you say?”

Will, the victim, was able to explain the impact of the burglary directly to the offender in question and to obtain answers to some challenging questions. This process turned out to be a healing one and represented quite a turning point for both men. Will Riley subsequently felt that he was no longer fearful of opening his front door and Peter Woolf stopped offending completely, going ‘straight’ after many years of crime. Not only did both men directly benefit but also it meant that potentially hundreds of additional people did not become victims of the burglar once he left prison. Such is the power and potential of Restorative Justice.

The video below explains more and features both Will and Peter, who both now Read more

Printed NCR Sets, Menus & Posters for Nelson’s Restaurant, SE1

Design and printing for Nelson's Restaurant

One of our favourite places to eat in Borough High Street is Nelson’s Sandwich Bar & Restaurant. Their food is delicious, freshly cooked and very affordable, but more about that in a moment.  First, we’ll tell you a little about the kind of design and print work we’ve been doing for them recently:

  • Our very own graphic designer Matt Potter designed and supplied artwork, to the customer’s brief, for their brand new menus. These were digitally printed/colour duplicated onto 200gsm white ‘Mondi’ stock. We printed them in full colour both sides onto SRA3 (oversize A3) card, trimmed them down to A3, gloss encapsulated them and then folded them to A4. The reason for the encapsulation, which both laminates the menus and seals the edges, is so that they are waterproof and are easily cleaned after use in the restaurant. We supplied just 28 menus, hence digitally printing them rather than using our litho presses.
  • Matt also designed, printed and supplied two A3 laminated signs/posters which are attractive and eye-catching for use in the restaurant. What better way to announce a special deal to customers!
  • 3-part NCR order padA very practical piece of print was a batch of 3-part NCR sets (pads) which are now being used by waiters and waitresses when taking orders. The restaurant required 100 pads, consisting of fifty 3-part NCR sets per pad. ‘NCR’ stands for No Carbon (as in carbon paper) Required. An NCR set is a multi-part pad, where a person can write on the top copy and, due to clever properties in the paper itself, the pressure of writing duplicates what’s being written onto subsequent sheets, so that different people can all have a copy. In this particular case, each of the 3-part sets has a printed white sheet at the top, followed by a blue and a yellow sheet underneath. So, for example, the waiter or waitress can keep a blue copy, the customer can have the top, white copy and the kitchen staff can have the 3rd, yellow copy. It’s quick and easy, particularly as we ‘micro perf’ (perforate) the pads so that pages can be torn off easily and also because we design the wrap-around cover so that it doubles up as protection under each 3-part set being written upon. That way the next set of 3 sheets doesn’t also duplicate the order. Each order pad also has a board back, to keep it rigid when being used.

About Nelson’s Restaurant

Nelson's Restaurant, Borough High Street, London SE1Nelson’s Restaurant is literally a stone’s throw from Borough High Street tube and a just a few minutes’ walk from London Bridge station in London’s SE1. They offer breakfast, lunch and takeaways during weekdays from 7am to 5pm. Southside Print London Bridge can definitely vouch for how delicious their food is! They do a huge range of different teas, coffees and cold drinks along with a fantastic choice of tasty breakfasts – all at extremely reasonable prices. For example, a large breakfast tea is just £1.50 and a Full English Breakfast is just £6.50.

You can also go for something like a vegetarian ciabatta or focaccia (a Tricolore of mozzarella, avocado and tomato is just £4.90, for example). Yum!

The lunch menu includes anything from fried scampi and calamari, to soup, various fresh pasta dishes and salads, which include Nelson’s own take on a Caesar Salad; a salad of crispy leaves layered with capers, croutons, grilled chicken and parmesan dressing (£7.90).

The takeaway menu includes Read more

Catalogues & Flyers for Artist Lorraine Fossi

Catalogue & Flyer printing for Lorraine Fossi, artist.Lorraine Fossi, an artist who lives and works in South London, recently commissioned Southside Print London Bridge to print a 52-page catalogue of her 2015/16 work. This was digitally printed and is A5 landscape in size, being full colour and produced using Southside Print‘s digital printing presses. The catalogue uses 250gsm silk coated stock for the covers and 170gsm paper weight for internal pages. It was designed by Deborah Puiggali and Southside Print‘s Matt Potter helped to edit a few photos, check the consistency of the fonts and set up the final print-ready file before the catalogue was sent to print. Southside Print also printed a full colour Private View flyer, also on silk coated stock, to publicise Lorraine’s ‘Art Salon’ events (more about those below).

About Lorraine Fossi

Lorraine was originally an architect, having been born into a family of artists and architects in Paris. After studying architecture at The Beaux-Arts she went on to graduate with an MA (with distinction) in Fine Arts, in September 2015, from the City & Guilds of London Art School. There, she also won the City & Guilds School Art Prize. Read more

Business Cards for The Electoral Reform Society

Printed business cards for the Electoral Reform Society

Southside Print London Bridge recently re-printed business cards for The Electoral Reform Society which is based in the same SE1 London area and is a leading proponent for democratic reform in the UK. The business cards were printed in ‘full colour process’ (also known as ‘CMYK’) and were double-sided using a design and layout supplied by our very own Matt Potter here in the London Bridge branch of Southside Print. The cards used a 450gsm silk coated stock which, after printing, was finished with a matt lamination. This protects the cards as well as giving them a contemporary look and a soft, silky feel.

About the Society

The Society stands firm in their belief that “Politics can be better than it is” and campaigns for a better democracy.

“Our vision is a representative democracy fit for the 21st Century.”

Just a few of the specific issues that the Society aims to improve include:

  • the fact that the House of Lords remains totally unelected, flying in the face of a so-called democracy;
  • reducing the ‘gender gap’ by increasing the low number of women in politics;
  • reducing big money’s influence on politics;
  • making votes match the make-up of seats in Parliament more fairly;
  • making sure that those in power can be held to account by voters;
  • ensuring that every voter can help shape the decisions that will affect their lives.

Founded in 1884, The Electoral Reform Society was then known as the Proportional Representation Society. Its founder was the Victorian naturalist and archaeologist called Sir John Lubbock and its aim was to gather like-minded people together to fight for a fairer vote.  The Society quickly grew in numbers and included C.P. Scott, the editor of what’s now called The Guardian, The Reverend Charles Dodgson, who we all know better as ‘Lewis Carroll’, and Thomas Hare who brought about the Single Transferable Vote.

“Politics is too important to be left to the politicians”

Now based in London SE1, the Society is Read more

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.

Read more

Marketing Collateral for Flint Wines

FlintWines-Marketing-CollatFlint Wines is a specialist trade supplier of exclusive wines to the very best restaurants and wine merchants in the UK and recently required bespoke marketing collateral for a specialist wine tasting event in late March.

Design, artwork, digital printing
& large format display work

A5 Electronic (Web) ReminderSouthside Print London Bridge supplied all the design, artwork, digital printing, large format display work and electronic mailers and e-invites for the event. This included:

  • Booklets for the event (printed digitally with full colour covers, black and white internal pages all wiro bound together with black wire, a protective acetate sheet to the front and black card to the back);
  • A roll banner sized at W850mm x H2000mm;
  • Two A2 posters printed onto 195gsm photo satin stock then mounted to 5mm Foamex board;
  • A6 double-sided invitations printed onto a 330gsm white, ‘Extreme Smooth’ card;
  • Electronic (web) ‘save the date’ notices, invitations, reminders and e-signatures.

About Flint Wines

Flint Wines particularly specialises in wines from Burgundy along with the West Coast of the United States although they also carefully select or commission wines from Austria, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and other parts of France. In total they work with over 100 Domaines and wineries from around the globe, their portfolio being a mixture of highly sought-after, well-established domains and younger, rapidly-rising stars. Flint Wines only work with small producers who are passionate and totally committed to making the very best wine that they can. Knowing each of the producers personally through regular visits abroad results in an unrivalled access to the world’s most exclusive wines which each have a rock-solid provenance. Read more

Cheque This Out!

Matt, the graphic designer and manager here at Southside Print London Bridge, recently designed and printed a huge presentation cheque for our longstanding client Essentia. The cheque was produced using a large format digital printer and 190 gsm photo satin paper mounted to 5mm Foamex.
Cheque-Essentia The enormous cheque was for on-stage presentation to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Chief Nurse, Eileen Sills, in the Trust Awards 2014. The photo shows Eileen with Martin Shaw, the Trust’s Director of Finance, both laughing because someone forgot to remove the bubble wrap before taking the cheque onto the stage!

Essentia is part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Southside Print do a large amount of printing and designing for them. Essentia’s motto is “Efficiency, Innovation, Expertise” which is not dissimilar to our own rules of conduct at Southside Print here in London Bridge. Essentia, which has Read more

The Lounge Hair Salon

The Lounge Salon price card designed by centre manager Matt Potter and printed by Southside Print London Bridge.
These price cards for The Lounge Hair & Beauty of London were designed by print centre manager Matt Potter and were digitally printed by Southside Print London Bridge, using 250 gsm silk coated card stock.

The Lounge Hair & Beauty of London, established since 2000, is situated on Jamaica Road near Canary Wharf and has a strong reputation for excellence. The  hairstylists and assistants are highly skilled and in constant training to achieve the ultimate look to make you look and feel fantastic! Rated 5 Star by The Good Salon Guide they are regularly featured in prestigious Hair Magazines and are exclusively users of Redken and L’Oreal products.