Loving Letterpress | Quality Printing London

12 October 2016

 
  
   
Loving letterpress at The Print Show!
Talk to Solways about our letterpress printing services 020 7407 2875 sales@solways.co.uk
 
Solways Printers offers print processes away from the mainstream. Our specialties encompass specialist print processes: duplexed (THICK) business cards, triplexed (EXTRA THICK) business cards, watermarking, foil blocking, embossing, digital embossing, Indigo digital, die–cutting, thermography, lithography, Book production and Magazines.

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Letterpress using wooden blocks| Quality Printing London

7 October 2016

What’s old is new again at Solways!  This week we’ve been doing some letterpress printing with wooden blocks and it made us feel all nostalgic for the early days, so we thought we’d have a look back at the history behind the process that changed everything…
 
Invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century, letterpress was […]

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27 September 2016

 
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900gsm luxury THICK business cards| Quality Printing London

15 September 2016

 
THICK LUXURY BUSINESS CARDS 900gsm: For those of you who appreciate the impact of THICK high-quality printed material, you may wish to consider a triplexed thick business card 900gsm.
Create a stunning end result by sandwiching a coloured board between the two front and back materials.
You may choose from 11 colours, including black, blue, yellow, red, green, pastel green, […]

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Die-cutting and Laser-cutting | Quality Printing London

6 September 2016

 
The Industrial Revolution was the advent of the die-cutting process. During this era, manufacturers started
using this process to quickly cut out distinct shapes of leather. The practice of die-cutting was gradually
migrated from leather shoes, belts, bags, toys, textiles to paper and board in later years.
The die-cutting machine consists of a wood mounted steel die that features shaped blades to cut out shapes
on […]

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Design + Paper + Print = Impact | Quality Printing London

31 August 2016

 
Over the past decade, there has been a sea change in the world of print. Advances in the design
and imaging software, as well as the emerging presence of online printing, have made an industry
that would be completely unrecognisable to the 15th century print pioneers.
Today’s print media can still be rewarding and challenging, but as businesses […]

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Mirri Board| Quality Printing London

23 August 2016

 
For those looking to add a bit of metallic sparkle to their brochure covers, report covers,
invitations, catalogues and business cards, Mirri Board is the solution. Mirri board is a
laminate of high clarity metalized polyester film applied to a cast coated board.
 
 
Its metalized surface and bright, glossy finish can add dimension, aesthetic, value and
take your printed products to another […]

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The Sustainability of Paper and Print| Quality Printing London

17 August 2016

 
Email signatures containing statements like ‘Think before you print and save a tree’ and ‘Please
consider the environment before printing’ have been all over our email inboxes. But these mes-
sages have not been scientifically proven and ignore the sustainability of print on paper. Paper is
a highly sustainable, recyclable product and “the print industry is a world leader when […]

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Laser cutter & die-cutting system |Quality Printing London

2 August 2016

 
 
The laser cutter system, cuts, engraves, creases, perforates and offers personalised kiss-cuts. The laser cutter can cut with incredible precision and care to ensure high quality print and finishing. To see it in action click on video below.
 
 
The picture below is an example of a complex laser cut job. It features Namecut Technology which can personalise a sheet to […]

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5 rules for great business card design |Quality Printing London

25 July 2016

Business cards may be small, but their power should not be underestimated. They can
win new connections and grow business opportunities. Here are our top tips to create
effective and innovative business cards that are aesthetically pleasing and fused with
emotion, ensuring to leave a long-lasting and favourable impression.
1. Visual experience
The front and back looks clean and professional, yet the metallic painting to […]

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