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Digital & Litho Print

Digital & Litho Print - Menzies Response

Looking for reliable printing services?

Menzies Response provides high quality litho printing, digital printing and short-run book production print services to a wide range of market sectors, we possess the industry knowledge and expertise in both digital and litho printing, to meet all your general printing needs.

Based in Kent, We have experience in providing high quality services to both local and national clients, utilising our experienced staff and well equipped printing facilities, advanced digital print capabilities allow us to fulfill almost any printing needs and solutions, to the highest of quality.

We are totally customer oriented and ensure client satisfaction by anticipating customer needs and delivering quality products and services. Whether you would like large batches or small one-off printing jobs, Menzies Response can cater to your needs!

With extensive warehousing capacity in Ashford, Kent and Rushden in Northamptonshire, we can deliver a full range of print services including the ability to print, store and deliver your printed materials on-demand!

Digital printing is a process involving the reproduction of electronic files such as Word documents and PDFs using four colours of ink which is dotted to produce an image.

This is achievable by inkjet or laser printers which pigment the paper with colour.

Unlike Litho printing, digital printing does not require the use of printing plates or wet ink. This results in less chemical waste, lower costs and no drying time.

Digital printing is considered cost effective at small quantities for projects such as short run book printing and production.

However, there are many other considerations to account for when deciding between Litho and digital printing such as:

  • Type and weight of material
  • Run length
  • Lead time
  • Quality
  • Range of colours and inks

Litho printing which is formally known as lithography printing uses printing plates in which each plate prints a specific single colour: cyan, magenta, yellow or black (CMYK).

Briefly, the artwork to be printed is set up on a computer and split into the four colours and sent to the printer. The plates are then collected by the printer and coated in the corresponding coloured ink via small ink rollers.

As the paper manoeuvres through the printer, the plates print their colours which combine to form a full-colour print.

When to use Litho printing?

Litho printing is mainly used for large quantities of printed pages such as book production and is increasingly cost effective at larger quantities.

Litho printing offers the best print quality and can provide solid colour on large print areas such as posters.

The colours that this form of printing offers is also important for standardisation of a company brand and the consistency throughout all their printable material.

Short run printing allows low cost printing in small batches. The popularity of Short run printing has increased with the development of digital printing technology.

The savings when using digital printing are primarily down to the fact that no printing plates are used. This is the main difference between digital printing and more traditional methods of printing (that included lithography and letter press).

Digital printing also allows you to quickly update content such as text and images, without incurring huge costs to produce new printing plates.

Printing on Demand

Printing on Demand is by its very nature short-run printing. On demand printing is usually used for personalised printing – such as children’s books that are customised with a child’s name – or where individual pages have pictures and text that have been chosen for the child. Usually christening or birthday books – or books designed to help a child if a parent is away for long periods of time.

Whether you are looking to produce, leaflets, training manuals, books, posters, letterheads, postcards or fliers Menzies Response can provide you with a cost efficient solutions, reducing your overheads and increasing your profit margin.

Whatever the size and nature of your printing project, short-run printing could be for you!

We are experts in short run printing and specialise in short run book printing for the production of perfect, saddle stitched, wiro and case-bound books.

Our short run book printing service is ideal for back orders, self-publishers and low volume print runs (such as training manual printing, stationery printing, poster printing, business card printing, leaflet printing).  It’s a great way to test market potential in advance of full scale conventional print production.

Publishers can avoid committing to large production quantities of review/advance copies by using our short run book printing facility for quantities as low as 25 books.

We also offer reproduction of rare or old books.

Short Run Book Production

⇨ Quick & cost effective, low volume printing

⇨ Quantities as low as 25 books

⇨ Control and management of stock

⇨ High quality printing

⇨ Fulfilment of orders

⇨ Distribution

Product Quality

As leading printers in Kent we pride ourselves in producing high quality products for our customers.

At the end of the day, it is the product that we produce on behalf of our customers that provides them with their first impression with their customer, friend, partner, or relative.

Quality features throughout everything that we do. Not only must we produce quality print, but also deliver exceptional customer service and add value wherever possible.

We have invested in the very latest printing equipment, constantly keeping up with the times to deliver the latest print solutions.

Paper and Finishes

We stock a variety of papers and are able to achieve a platter of finishing options too!

We can print onto papers from 80gsm through to 300gsm

Our products can be silk coated, gloss coated or uncoated!

We offer laminating, foiling, spot UV, folding, creasing, die-cutting, perfect binding, saddle stitching, wiro binding, guillotining

Why not even try a textured or laid material to add that extra “specialness” to your products.

Questions? We’re ready and waiting to respond…

Call 01233 211 010 and find out how Menzies Response can help grow and drive your business forward in partnership.

Begin your print journey with us today.