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Printers to the City of London

Printers for the City of London

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.

City of LondonThe 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 Read more

The Benefits of Great Graphic Design

The benefits of great graphic design

We promised to tell you more about the value of a great graphic design service in our previous post and that’s what we’ll be covering right here …

The bottom line is that great graphic design can make the difference between the success or failure of your sales and marketing efforts. That’s incredibly important. Quite simply, without excellent graphic design, you could be throwing money down the drain — remember to bear that in mind when you spend money on your sales and marketing, including production of printed literature, exhibition displays, website design and even adverts in magazines. While it’s great to generate some top-notch printing, what good is it if the subject matter looks amateurish, unattractive and the sales proposition or key message is unclear? All too often, for example, we see badly designed brochures, flyers and posters that shout messages from every centimetre of printed space. All that achieves is a din of noise and an unclear core message.

That’s where good graphic design can really turn things around.

“Great graphic design can make the difference between the success or failure of your sales and marketing efforts”

As well as making documents look attractive and eye-catching, a good graphic designer will ensure that the key message gets understood right away, with clear communication and careful ‘weighting’ of all the subsidiary information that follows it. Approaching things this way means that your sales message is seen and understood in just seconds, or even milliseconds, and then the prospect knows where to look next. That’s all very important because most people will usually make a decision on whether to continue reading within just a few moments. If the message is not crystal clear virtually instantly, most will simply move on.

Graphic Designers in London WC1, Clerkenwell & Farringdon

At WCS Digital Print, we have excellent graphic designers in-house, so we can see, at first hand, the huge difference they make to the jobs that we print. Good graphic designers not only make sales and marketing literature look amazing, but they can also help Read more

Our Printing Services in London WC1

Printing services in London WC1

We thought we’d give you a general overview of specifically the printing services on offer here at WCS Digital Print. They are extremely comprehensive! We’re a printer that’s based in Mount Pleasant so, if you are based anywhere near Clerkenwell, Farringdon or the London WC1 area, we could be a very useful and convenient printer for you, your company or organisation. So, take a moment to have a read and perhaps bookmark this website in your browser for easy future reference.

As you’ll learn below, we can print pretty much anything. That’s because we have incredible print facilities in-house along with the very best printers, print finishers and graphic designers in the area. Our print production equipment is an optimum mixture of state-of-the-art digital machinery and traditional equipment. The modern machinery allows for high speed, high quality production while the traditional facilities allow processes and finishes that quite simply would not be possible with digital equipment. Spot colour printing is just one example and you can read more about that later in this post …

We're digital printersWe’re digital printers

Firstly, we’re digital printers. Our state-of-the-art digital printing equipment allows for printing at high speed, high quality and all without fuss or delay. No printing plates are required with digital print, so it’s generally a faster, easier, more hassle-free process despite being very high quality. Digital printing allows for true ‘on demand’ printing. So, whether you need just one copy of several thousand at the drop of a hat, our digital printing presses ensure that it’s a breeze.

Digital printing is most economical for short and medium runs.

Learn more about our digital printing service here.

Litho printers in London WC1We’re litho printers

Despite our name, WCS Digital are also traditional litho printers. In fact, we are amongst only a few WC1 printers that have lithographic printing presses in-house. What this means for you is that we can supply printing processes and finishes that are simply not possible with modern digital equipment. For example, we can print in true spot colours including fluorescent colours, metallic inks and those Pantone colours that are problematic using digital processes (e.g. Reflex Blue … with litho printing it’s no problem at all but you’d never get the required colour saturation using a digital process). So, if you are looking for true Pantone accuracy, super-saturated colours, metallics and vibrant fluorescents, then give our litho printing service a try. When compared to digital printing, the need for printing plates means that there’s a little more set-up required with litho, but the quality and colour accuracy is simply unsurpassed.

Litho printing is even more economical than digital printing when volumes are particularly high. It should also be noted that litho printing represents the pinnacle of print quality. As such, litho printing is the benchmark against which all other commercial printing processes are compared.Thermographic printing service in London WC1

Learn more about our litho printing service in London WC1 here.

Thermographic printing services

Our litho presses also allow for thermographic printing, or ‘thermo’ printing as it’s more commonly known. Thermography represents a much cheaper alternative to spot UV varnishing although tends to work best in small areas rather than covering the entire sheet. We’ll write separate, stand-alone, posts about UV varnishing and thermo printing in the future — so do come back regularly if this is of interest and you’d like to learn more about these innovative and highly attractive finishes.

Large format printing services in Clerkenwell & FarringdonWe’re large format printers

Our large format printing service does exactly what it says on the tin. In other words, it’s all about our ability to print large or very large printed items, courtesy of our large format presses and machinery. The service is perfect for the production of things like posters, in-store display graphics, banners, exhibition graphics, signage, roller banners, architectural plans and so on. Colours are vibrant, tones are deep and the quality is exceptional. So, whether you want something printed for your wall at home or for a large scale exhibition display at a trade show, our large format printing service is just the ticket.

Learn more about our large format printing services here.

We offer a print management service

With so many different printing processes on tap in-house, it Read more