Located just a stone’s throw away from the City of London, WCS Digital Print often supplies printing and design to those working in the financial, insurance and banking sectors located there. We also produce design and printing for a myriad of other businesses packed into this thriving area. These include local theatres, arts centres, museums, universities, legal professionals, bars, restaurants, jewellers, markets and visitor attractions to name just a few. We offer litho printing, digital printing, large format printing and graphic design services and many other print-related services. This article focuses on this intriguing and unique area of East Central London.
The City of London
The City of London (or “the City” as it’s known) is actually a county. In fact, it’s the smallest county in the UK but the fourth most densely populated. That’s quite incredible when you think about it. It also packs an enormous punch in terms of its influence, which extends well beyond its borders to say the least! Also known unofficially as the Square Mile, this area is a global financial centre. It’s home to the City of London Corporation and financial institutions like the London Stock Exchange, Lloyds of London and the Bank of England. In many aspects the financial capital of the world, the area is a massive employer, despite its diminutive size. About 75% of jobs in the City are in the finance, insurance and professional sectors. There are also many other business services surrounding such activities. Printing is just one such service, and at WCS Digital Print, we’re happy to be involved in the Square Mile’s exciting world.
The City is situated in the area originally settled by the Romans in the first century, in AD 43. It covers an area that actually formed most of London (originally ‘Londinium’) right up until the Middle Ages. After that, London really started expanding outwards, towards what we know today. In the interim it became home to the first skyscraper in the UK (the NatWest Tower) and, of course, we now have landmarks in the area like the ‘Gherkin’, the ‘Cheesegrater’ and the ‘Walkie-Talkie’ amongst many other tall buildings. A few feature in the main image at the top of this post.
Printing for businesses, organisations & institutions in the Square Mile
Despite its comparatively small size, the City is an incredibly important area of London and the UK. Indeed it remains one of the most important financial centres in the world. As such, there is an enormous variety of organisations and institutions that require top-notch printed literature to show themselves off professionally. WCS Digital Print are conveniently located to supply this. We love producing high quality, competitively priced design and printing — it’s what we do best. This includes things like brochures and booklets, annual reports, leaflets, folders with inserts, bound documents like manuals, reports and proposals and corporate sales and marketing literature. We also print and produce larger items like posters, banners, trade show panels and exhibition displays. Basically, if you need printing on paper, card, or board, we can produce it! In-house services include digital printing, litho printing (so we can print spot colours accurately), lamination, encapsulation, foil blocking and document binding. The binding services include wire binding, velo binding, perfect binding (like softback/paperback books), saddle-stitching, case binding (like hardback books) and many other ways to bind documents beautifully. We’ll write separate blog posts or pages on all of these in due course.
We’re keen to work with you, so would welcome the opportunity
Contact WCS Digital Print, printers for the City of London
If you’re involved in a business, organisation or institution in or around The City of London, do give us a try next time you need printed literature, sales or marketing collateral. We’ll give you keen prices and the best quality in town! We really mean that. Quotations are free of charge and come with no pressure or hassle at all. Simply call us on 020 7278 0950 or request a quote online (here) and leave the rest to us. We’re keen to work with you, so would welcome the opportunity to prove ourselves to you. If you’re out and about in Town and would like to drop into our print works for an informal chat, you’d also be very welcome. You can find a map of our location here.
Main photo at top: the City skyline by Tristan Surtel | Coat of arms: by Mike Quinn/Domine Dirige Nos | Bank of England (left) & Royal Exchange (centre): by Ian Muttoo