Putney Design and Print, your local independent creative studio
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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 Putney's local, independent creative services studio, established for more than twenty years and offering a full mix of creative services  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 great, responsive websites.

We also work with printing.com. Our special ways of printing jobs together offer 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 creative 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!

Creative Services for businesses of all sizes

We believe we can help almost any business. We offer a complete design (graphic and websites) and print service (if you already have your own designs you are welcome to just make the most of the services you need at the moment).

Our clients seem to agree with this approach too, they have ranged from international brands like Nando's, Red Bull, Kopparberg, the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, and Total Oil to local organisations such as the Positively Putney BID, many local estate agents, restaurants and bars, sole traders and startups - and everyone gets the same no-nonsense, practical advice and services from our team of friendly professionals. We also work with schools and other not-for-profit organisations.

Whether you’re beginning from zero, looking for a logo or a complete branding solution, or if you want to evolve an existing identity, we’ll provide both creativity and implementation. Contact us to discuss your requirements on 020 8912 0880 or email help@PutneyDesignAndPrint.com with your requirements. We’ll help you turn them into reality.

EVERY ORGANISATION NEEDS PRINTED MATERIAL

Unless, that is, it deliberately wants to look amateurish!
Letterheads, invoices, business cards, menus, appointment cards, brochures, price lists, direct mail, leaflets, guides, invitations, newsletters, booklets manuals, magazines, calendars, post cards – the list is almost endless. And if you’re printing, you want it to look not just good, but great.

Together with Putney Design and Print you can have great printed material and you’ll have choice of print processes and finishes too.

We really do have options for almost any budget and can help you find what’s best for you. From regular digital and litho printing we are also able to offer classic letterpress and thermographic printing, foil blocking, embossing, die-cutting and special varnishes and laminates.

In addition to our own printing equipment we work with printing.com, Britain’s leading printer for small and medium enterprises. The service is simple, but backed up by impressive printing know-how, and the very latest technology. And we also have special offers that can save up to 50% off selected regularly changing products. You can see this month’s special offers here or just contact with details of size, quantity, etc and we’ll be happy to advise.

Call now on 020 8912 0880 or email help@PutneyDesignAndPrint.com and let’s see what we can do for you>

BEAUTIFUL WEBSITES THAT WORK ON SMART PHONES, TABLETS, LAPTOPS AND DESKTOPS

So many websites are now viewed on the go that when you want a website you need to know that it's going to work on as many devices as possible.

Our websites adapt to the device they're being viewed on to give your customers the best chance of seeing what you want them to.

GREAT VALUE WEBSITES FROM JUST £299

WEB POSTCARDS FROM ONLY £149

Your website can be a single page or include galleries, slideshows, maps forms and social media feeds.

We've actually been creating websites since 1998 so there's quite a lot of expertise that we can bring to your project.

Call now on 020 8912 0880 or email help@PutneyDesignAndPrint.com and let’s see what we can do for you

Below are just a few examples of recent website projects, what could we do for you?

Less Waste London

KK Building Projects

Branding, stationery, marketing and gallery wordpress website for high-end building services company in South West London.

Less Waste London website, innovative recycling and disposal for London businesses

Less Waste London

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

Don Hanson, London based philanthropic charitable foundation

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 website

Putney Town Bowling Club

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

Boxmill Developments website

Boxmill Developments

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

Appleton Futures

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

EVEN PEOPLE WITH NO EYE FOR CREATIVITY CAN SPOT THE
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BAD & GREAT DESIGN!

If you want your organisation to be taken seriously, it’s vital that you look great to existing and potential customers. That’s why our creative thinking and graphic design team are important to any business that wants to be going places. We have years of experience in helping our customers define and refine what they require from a design, producing creative ideas, and then translating them into stunning print, websites, exhibition graphics and signage.

Every facet of your public image demands good design if you’re going to achieve your business goals. From corporate identity through to the smallest items of stationery, we can help, with great ideas, illustration, photography, words, typography, colours, sizes and shapes.

Whether you’re beginning from zero, looking for a logo or a complete branding solution, or whether you want to evolve your existing corporate identity, we’ll provide both creativity and implementation. Contact us to discuss your requirements on 020 8912 0880 or email help@PutneyDesignAndPrint.com with your requirements. We’ll help you turn them into reality.

STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD AT YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH EXHIBITION STANDS AND ROLLER BLINDS

From the regular roller banners everyone is familiar with (now available in various widths, double sided and for outdoor use too) to easy-to-assemble exhibition stand and the latest generation fabric stands and furniture, we have the widest possible range of options and choices.

Roller banners are great for one off events and reception use with stands starting from just £70 + VAT. Also great at short notice with banner stands available in as little as half a day (not available on lowest cost options).

Our exhibition stands come in all sorts of sizes and shapes that are easy to transport and assemble.

For the real wow factor, why not consider our new fabric stands and furniture? These stretch-fitted stands come in a range of eye-catching shapes and sizes.

Contact us to discuss your requirements on 020 8912 0880 or email help@PutneyDesignAndPrint.com with your requirements. We’ll help you turn them into reality.

FROM POSTERS, BANNERS, SIGNS, FLAGS AND SELF-ADHESIVE VINYL TO WRAPPING ENTIRE BUILDINGS - WE'VE GOT IT COVERED!

When you need to go large talk to Putney Design and Print. We have the widest possible choice of flexible and rigid materials to take care of your signage and display requirements. From same day poster printing to more complex requirements we can help. We also print plans and drawings up to A1 in-studio.

We produce posters, exhibition graphics, signage, banners, estate agent and builders boards, signs, window graphics, hoardings, point of sale and much more for clients of all sizes. We also now offer the full range of printing.com fabric stands and displays.

The choice of materials is extensive and includes PVC, mesh, self adhesive, wallpaper, photo and poster paper, backlit and polyester flexible options. For more rigid solutions we've got lightweight correx and foamex, dibond plus mirror perspex, acrylic and even MDF!

Contact us to discuss your requirements on 020 8912 0880 or email help@PutneyDesignAndPrint.com with details and quantities. We’ll help you turn them into reality.

WHETHER YOU’RE GOING TRADITIONAL OR MODERN, BRIGHT OR SUBTLE, CHURCH OR OTHER VENUE, BIG OR SMALL, WE’LL BE THERE TO CREATE ALL YOUR WEDDING NEEDS

Our Wedding Stationery Packs are created to order so will be as individual as your wedding. If you want control we can print from your artwork or you can let our experienced team create a bespoke design using the colours, look and feel you want.

Here is a list of the most popular wedding stationery items you may want to consider:

POPULAR PRE-WEDDING STATIONERY

• Save the Date • Invitations • RSVP Cards • Maps/Directions • Info/Accommodation Sheets •

DURING AND POST CELEBRATION

• Orders of Service • Seating Plans • Place Cards • Thank You Cards • Seating Plans •

PRINT PROCESSES AND OPTIONS

We really do have options for almost any budget  and can guide you through to find what’s best for you.
Here’s a taster of the process options we are able to offer:

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

With such a wide choice of options it's almost impossible to give an estimate without going through your requirements. We'd usually recommend booking a free consultation, then we can go through what you'd like and give you an estimate. Call us on 020 8912 0888 or get in touch via the Let's Talk  page to arrange your consultation.

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