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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

Eco-friendly printers in London WC1

Eco-friendly printers in London WC1

WCS Digital Print also plays its part in the fight against global warming and unnecessary waste. We’ve ploughed money into ‘green’ printing solutions like eco-friendly, low-energy printing machines. We’ve radically expanded the choice of eco-friendly papers and boards available to our customers. We also try to use ‘green’ couriers to deliver printing across London wherever possible. Even our website is hosted on green servers that minimise energy use and keep heat emissions down to a minimum. And rest assured; we collect as many of our paper and board offcuts as we can. That’s quite a lot of material each month that goes straight back into the recycling chain … to make more paper, without the need to cut down trees.

Green papers and boards

The choice of ‘green’ papers and boards at WCS Digital Print includes anything from papers manufactured entirely from sustainably-sourced materials to 100% recycled stock. We offer a mixture too. Just one example is paper made partly from recycled pulp and partly using pulp from sustainable, FSC accredited sources. FSC is the Forest Stewardship Council. They promote responsible forestry, ensuring that FSC accredited products protect the forests themselves as well as the wildlife and communities that call the forests home. We also offer papers and boards that have no wood pulp in them whatsoever, for example paper made of sustainably farmed cotton. This type of paper also benefits from being beautifully ‘crisp’, which is great for high quality stationery, upmarket annual reports and suchlike. All these different stock options mean you have a choice of exactly ‘how green’ your printed items are and what they cost to produce — that’s a cost on several levels, when you think about it.

There is no ‘Planet B’

These days, more and more people are looking for eco-friendly options in their daily lives, including everything from food to transport — and even printing. After all, with temperatures repeatedly hitting all-time records around the world, we all need to wake up and to play our part in helping the planet recover — before it’s too late.

“We all need to wake up and to play our part in helping the planet recover — before it’s too late.

We’re seeing ice caps melting at unprecedented rates, raging infernos causing devastation on both the American and Australian continents, widespread floods in UK locations that have never been experienced in living memory and rising sea levels across the globe. We’re finally waking up to the devastation we’re causing to the air, land and oceans, with plastic and other waste washing up on previously idyllic beaches and wildlife suffering terribly as a consequence. We’re also seeing vast swathes of previously virgin rainforests being plundered for timber, wood pulp and palm oil, to the detriment of wildlife, the environment and, ultimately to us. There is no ‘Planet B’ though. Without the rainforests, animals will face extinction and the ‘lungs’ of the world will not be there to absorb the carbon dioxide from what will become an ever-hotter, planet-sized greenhouse. Read more