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The Old Foundry,

Foundry Lane,

Chippenham

Wiltshire. SN15 1JB

01249 443024

Lithographic and digital printing individual, business and educational market.


We have over 35 years’ experience, working closely with clients of every description: individuals, start-up businesses and long established international organisations.

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Lithographic Printing

Digital Printing



Digital printing is either black and white or a four colour process. Using dots of colour to produce an image with toner.


Among the greatest things about digital printing is the ability to produce fast results.


No printing plates are needed to print digial. As toner is used the material is dry after printing and doesn’t need any additional time to dry unlike Litho printing.




  1. Quick turnaround times for digital (depending on the work involved, jobs are usually printed and finished in 24 hours)


  1. Cost effective for smaller print runs


  1. Digital printing items can be personalised, making each print unique to each individual.


  1. Economical no need for plates, chemicals or any need for any extra set up.


  1. So in a nutshell, if you’re looking for customised prints and small or multiple batches, digital printing is the way to go.

Lithographic Offset Printing



The process of lithographic printing is transferring an image onto a printing plate, onto a rubber blanket before applying the image to paper.


For a full colour print the print will be made up of four plates, cyan, magenta, yellow and black (cmyk) these combined will create the print. However you can also use spot colours that match your company branding, these can be added to a full colour print or you could use just spot colour, for example just two spot colours, reducing the price of your print.




  1. Printing is not limited to four colour plates, spot inks or metallic inks can be used.


  1. Better image quality for large areas of solid colour. If particular colours are needed Litho printing is the best option.


  1. The cost is in the set up (cost and time involved in making the plates and running stock until the plates are in register).


  1. Cost per copy will become cheaper that digital on longer print runs.


  1. Litho printing historically is regarded as producing the best quality, with the widest choice of materials to print onto.


  1. Litho printing will reproduce gradients, tints and solid colour better than digital.