Litho printing services

Despite the arrival of high-quality digital print technologies, offset litho printing usually remains the best option when you need to ensure maximum control, colour accuracy and print quality.

And with our attention to detail, colour management procedures (we print to FOGRA standards) and knowledge of materials, we can ensure that your print materials accurately reflect your own professionalism and maintain your brand identity with our litho print services.

Whatever you’re looking for from litho printed envelopes, folders and letterheads to litho poster printing, leaflets, catalogues or litho brochure printing, we have the plant, technical expertise and customer-focused attitude to help you get the job you expect, delivered when you need it and at the most competitive price.

Offset litho printing services

Our investment in machinery means we can handle everything from start-up stationery or a few flyers to books, magazines and multi-page, multi-lingual brochures and catalogues, and we can print up to our maximum sheet size of 665mm x 490mm with a printable image area of 655mm x 470mm.

Five colour printing as standard

Our standard litho service is five colour printing (usually CMYK with in-line sealer) but we can also meet any colour requirements in terms of spot/Pantone colours, fluorescents and metallics. If you need to take things a step further, we can even offer fragranced printing. And our plant set up means we can also provide in-line creasing and perforating.

Litho printing machinery
Litho print checking

Litho printing …when it's the best solution for your needs

The fact that we offer a one-stop shop, everything under one roof service means we can advise on the process that best for the job in hand. The answer is often litho but our ability to offer digital and screen printing is your reassurance that we’ll recommend the best answer for your needs.

So when smaller printing quantities are required, we can print digitally, with all the benefits of lower set up costs. For larger items we can offer screen printing (higher quantities) or large format digital print (for lower quantities).

Colour calibrated proofing

For colour-critical jobs we offer calibrated proofs. These give an extremely close digital representation of the finished product, but do be aware that if the end product is printed on uncoated material, calibrated proofs will not be reliable for colour. This is due to the ink soaking into the stock when being litho printed. We will be able to show you how colours will change depending on the stock used.

Alcohol-free litho printing – the environmental choice

We have almost 50 years’ experience in lithographic printing, developing and investing in the latest technology along the way. We’re proud to say that we print alcohol-free on our conventional five-colour Komori L526 press.

Why is this important? Firstly, for a number of technical and quality reasons including the ability to achieve sharper images and colour consistency to International Colour Standard ISO 12647. And secondly for environmental and health & safety reasons (i.e. the need to reduce the release of volatile organic compounds, aka VOCs).

So why don’t all printers print this way? Well, alcohol-free printing is less forgiving than old-fashioned technology and requires more stringent maintenance procedures. We believe the quality and environmental benefits outweigh the extra work involved.

Discover more about our eco printing credentials

Litho printing press

Our litho plant

Our investment in these machines means we can offer cutting-edge clarity with a faster make-ready time for quick turnaround when lead times are critical.

Komori Lithrone LS529 + HUV UV
Komori Lithrone LS529 + HUV UV

5 colour litho press with inline coating unit printing up to 800 Micron on paper and plastics. Size up to 520mm x 720mm.

Komori Lithrone L526
Komori Lithrone L526

5 colour litho presses with PDC Lite Control and inline sealing Size up to 470mm x 655mm

And that's not all!

Litho, digital, screen and finishing equipment accounts for just a small part of plant. With services encompassing everything from branded event and workwear clothing, hand-embroidered fabric banners, and promotional products, you’ll find a whole lot more under our roof – all part of our one-stop-shop philosophy!

Why not arrange a factory visit and see for yourself everything we can offer? Contact us now to arrange a suitable time!

Get in touch

To find out more, please call, email or send our enquiry form. We look forward to speaking with you.