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Are you looking for high quality design and print services at reasonable prices?

Then welcome to Putney Design and Print!

We are an independent creative services studio established for nearly twenty years and offering a full mix of services for for anyone wishing to have something designed and/or printed.

Under one roof, you’ll find all the skills to design (and print) marketing materials and create websites.

We also work with printing.com. Our special way of printing jobs together offers economies of scale for even small print jobs. Printing.com use start-of-art  technologies and equipment to produce high quality material at prices that leave traditional one-job-at-a-time printers quaking in their boots.

If you’d like more information on our services or a free estimate for your needs please contact us on 020 8912 0880 or email help@putneydesignandprint.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. You can also complete the form on our Let's Talk link if you’re feeling shy!

Smart City Tech

Branding, marketing and website for innovative company that advises on how smart technology can be used to benefit urban and built up areas.

Boxmill Developments

Branding, stationery and website for international property developer including web slide show, gallery and other features.

Less Waste London

Less Waste London

Branding, stationery, marketing and website for rapidly growing business waste service offering 'pay-as-you'throw' recycling services.

Don Hanson Charitable Foundation

Stationery and website for charitable foundation offering grants and matched funding that continues the philanthropic work of its founder.

Putney Town Bowling Club

Marketing and information website for local community club including map and contact form.

Appleton Futures

Branding, stationery and website for high quality South West London building and refurbishment company including project gallery.

Appleton Futures

Stationery and web postcard (single page website) for start up plumbing company offering services in and around South West London and North Surrey.

Whatever your requirements, we take care of all your social invitation and stationery needs

From simple calling cards to correspondence stationery and social invitations, we can take care of it and using any of the print processes below too.

Birthday Party Invitations for adults and children, Wedding Anniversary party invitations, Birth Announcements and Christening Invitations, At Home cards,  and  Party Invites. Social stationery can be printed on a number of different papers and boards, including coloured and textured options.
You can design your own invitations or we can take care of both design and print.

PRINT PROCESSES AND OPTIONS

We really do have options for almost any budget or quantity and can guide you through to find what’s best for you.

Choose from: • Litho Print • Digital Print • Letterpress • Raised Thermographic inks • Silver/Gold Foil Blocking • Embossing • Die-cutting •

For more information on Social Stationery please call us on 020 8912 0880 or email help@PutneyDesignAndPrint.com

Paper sizes and bleed

We can print almost any size or dimension but if you want the most cost effective option go for the standard A sizes as you'll get the most finished product with the least waste. The A sizes were created to reflect the golden rectangle theory of design which is considered the most appealing shape to the eye.

A SIZES

A0 = 841 x 1189mm

A1 = 594 x 841mm

A2 = 420 x 594mm

A3 = 297 x 420mm

A4 = 210 x 297mm

A5 = 148 x 210mm

Business card sizes

The traditional british and european business card is 85x55mm. US-sized business cards are 90x50mm.

What is bleed?

Ink cannot go right to the edge of a piece of paper or card as this would damage the press so to get the ink right to the edge we print beyond the final size edge and then trim the paper or card to the size required. This extra area of artwork is called 'bleed'.  Without bleed added a printed piece will end up with a white border.


A little about print processes and finishes

There's no simple answer to questions like "which is the best print process?" or "what's the cheapest?" as they all have different strengths and weaknesses but here's some more information that might help:

DIGITAL PRINT PROCESS

This is the most popular choice for lower quantities because it's not as expensive to get a job set up. Not suited to larger quantities as less drop off in costs as the numbers increase. Good quality overall but not always good on solid areas of colour.

LITHO PRINT PROCESS

Generally considered the highest quality printing process and usually used on larger quantities. Set up costs make lower quantities less economical but on higher quantities the run on costs become lower. Best for solid colour areas. Generally most popular choice for  jobs where the quantity is 500 plus.

LETTERPRESS PRINT PROCESS

A lovely 'traditional' printing process with relief type that leaves and impression in the paper or card using presses similar the 1973 Adana in our studio. We produce lots of wedding and personal stationery using this process. At the higher end of costs due the cost of creating the type and set up but produces a beautiful effect. Only suited to one or two colours and fairly basic images as low resolution compared to most commercial print. Best suited to wedding and social stationery.

LARGE FORMAT PRINT PROCESSES

Inkjet, dye sublimation and latex methods of printing used to create large posters, roller banners and exhibition stands, banners and flags, fabric furniture and gazebos

RAISED (THERMOGRAPHIC) PRINT PROCESS

Another 'traditional' process that leaves a raised impression on the paper or card. The effect is achieved by printing with wet ink, then sprinkling the ink area with thermographic powder. The sheet is then run through an oven where the powder expands to create the raised effect. Best suited to one or two colours and fairly basic images as low resolution compared to most commercial print. Thermo on full colour imagery is expnsive due to the number of processes involved. Best suited to wedding and social stationery.

FOIL BLOCK PROCESS

Most traditionally used to add  metallic gold and silver effects but now available in copper, red, green and blue. Less cost-effective than digital but can work well on coloured card and looks great on business cards and invitations.

EMBOSSING/DEBOSSING FINISHING

Creates a raised effect without ink by pushing an impression into the cards. Every raised are creates a sunken area though so best suited to single sided designs unless a symmetrical image is used on both sides to make the most of theprocess

LAMINATE AND ENCAPSULATEFINISHING

Adds a thin layer to the original printed item to protect and make slightly thicker. Choose from matt, gloss or velvet/soft-touch finish. Laminating can be single or double sided, encapsulating envelopes the entire item and has small clear overlap of plastic around all edges.

DIE-CUT FINISHING

The process used to create shapes in card. Used to create shaped flyers and business cards, presentation folders and envelopes.

Sadly not all materials, processes and finishes are compatible with each other so for advice on any special requirements please email help@PutneyDesignAndPrint.com