Printing, proofs and manuscript printing

Good quality printed proofs and manuscripts are ideal for assessing and reviewing final artwork and designs, to a near professional print quality. We offer a short-run colour laser printing service and our maximum print size is A3 borderless on SRA3. We can print using specific colour profiles and can print on different types of paper (see the table below). We only do staple binding and saddle stitching in small runs of 10 or 20, and do not print or bind large numbers of perfect bound books or publications.

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We offer

  • A3 colour laser prints and smaller, and double-sided.
  • Printed using a specific colour profile like: SWOP, FOGRA29, FOGRA39, GRACoL.
  • Manuscript, document and publication proof printing (typically on flat sheets and unbound).
  • Accurate high-quality proofs.
  • Proofs available as a reference for printers and manufacturers.
  • Prints and proofs on archival quality paper.

Below are a few examples of options of services in this area.

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Our printer the Xerox VersaLink C7000/DN (double-sided colour laser A3).

Shows the large A3 printer front-on, shows the paper tray at the bottom, then the small LED screen on the top, then the output paper ramp to the right. The printer is mostly white
Recommended paper that is easy to order-in
Paper name and weight we can print on (g/m²) Colour and surface Recommended for which books and documents
Munken Pure Smooth
(80, 90, 100, 120, 130, 150, 170, 200, 240)
Light cream (uncoated) All types if you want to use cream paper
Munken Pure Rough
(90, 100, 120, 150, 170)
Light cream (uncoated) All types if you want to use cream paper
Munken Lynx Smooth
(70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 130, 150, 170, 200, 240)
Off-white (uncoated) All types if you want to use a white paper
Munken Lynx Rough
(90, 100, 120, 150, 170)
Off-white (uncoated) All types if you want to use a white paper
Munken Kristal Smooth
(90, 100, 120, 150, 170, 200, 240)
High bright white (uncoated) Image-led with little or no text
Munken Kristal Rough
(90, 100, 120, 150, 170)
High bright white (uncoated) Image-led with little or no text
Xerox Recycled
(80)
High bright white (uncoated) When paper type is not important, made from 100% post-consumer waste and de‑inked without bleaching
HP Everyday
(75)
High bright white (uncoated) When paper type is not important

Other paper is available to order-in from GF Smith.

3 results of printing by us

 1 Near offset lithographic print quality to check for errors before final printing, proof or mock-up.

 2 Reduce the time in-office needed to make proofs.

 3 Check, edit and correct artwork for an improved end‑quality product.

500-year-old technology and still working well

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