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20 copies of a perfect bound book from as little as £110.00

The Quay Digital offering for publishers surrounds our print on demand facilities and web ordering opportunities. Our extensive in-house bindery facility enables very quick turnaround high quality book production from as little as ONE copy and upwards. Prices are based on single sided printing. From customer supplied print ready artwork. Artworking & design services are available.

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125 X Business Cards from £25 was£35

Quay Digital are proud to produce a wide range of high quality and professional business cards, which can be printed on either one side or both sides in a full range of sizes and finishing options.


A very fast turnaround from 2 hours!

Prices are based on one sided stock with artwork provided.

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Stationery bundles from only £109 was£137

250 x Business cards on high quality 350gsm board

250 x Compliment slips on uncoated 120gsm stock

250 x Letterheads on high quality uncoated 100gsm stock

Prices are based on one sided stock with artwork provided.

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500 X Promotional flyers from £58 was£67

Quay Digital are proud to produce a wide range of high quality and professional flyers, which can be printed on either one side or both sides in a full range of sizes and finishing options.


A very fast turnaround from 2 hours!

Prices are based on one sided stock with artwork provided.

Glossary of Print terms

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Term Description
Backing Up Printing the reverse side of a sheet already printed on one side.
Black & White Originals or reproductions in single colour (black).
Bleed Printed area which extends off the trimmed area. It is not possible to print all the way to the edge of the paper sheet. To achieve this effect it is necessary to print a larger area than is required and then trim the paper down. Typically a designer would allow an extra 4mm-5mm of bleed to colour and image areas to allow for a little leeway when trimming.
Blind Embossing A type of embossing where no ink is used. The design or text is only visible as a raised area on the paper.
Board Thick paper over 200gsm in weight, commonly used for folders, brochure covers etc.
Bond Paper A basic uncoated paper, often used for copying or laser printers. The better quality bond papers, with higher rag content, can be used for letterheads.
Business Card Business cards are cards bearing business information about a company or individual. They are shared during formal introductions as a convenience and a memory aid. A business card typically includes the giver's name, company affiliation (usually with a logo) and contact information.
CMYK Cyan (blue), Magenta (red), Yellow and Black - used as the basic colours in the printing industry.
Contrast The degree of tones in an image ranging from highlight to shadow.
Coated Stock Paper which has a coating usually of china clay. It can be gloss, silk or matt and is suitable for jobs requiring a fine finish such as colour brochures and annual reports.
Collate To bring together and organise printed matter in a specific order.
Colour Separation Separating a colour job into the elements required for printing.
Creasing A printed job can be creased mechanically to make folding easier. There are times when you might want a printed piece delivered flat for ease of storage and then do the folding yourself, manually.
Crop Marks In printing, marks placed on the copy to indicate the edge of the paper. Used as a guide when cutting (or trimming) documents to finished size.
Die-Cutting The process of using sharp steel rules to cut special shapes, such as the pockets of a folder.
Digital Printing Printing processes in which information is transferred from a computer directly onto paper, without the need for film and printing plates. Digital printing is faster and more cost-effective for small/medium print runs and allows special techniques such as personalisation and printing-on-demand.
Dots Per Inch (DPI) Measure of the resolution of input devices such as scanners, display devices such as monitors, and output devices such as laser printers, digital printing presses and monitors.
Drilling Making the holes in paper for use in a ring binder.
Duatone A two-colour halftone sometimes used in Two Colour Printing. Produces a tinted effect using a black & white original.
Duplex A printing press equipped to print both sides of a piece of paper in one pass.
Encapsulation A form of protective enclosure for papers and other flat objects; involves placing the item between two sheets of transparent polyester film (available in various thicknesses) that are subsequently sealed around all edges.
Finishing Any process that follows the actual printing. Can include folding, creasing, stitching, binding and the like.
Flyers A small leaflet, commonly printed onto a thick paper, often used to promote bars or nightclubs.
Folder A folder is used to hold loose papers together for organisation, protection and/or presentation. Folders usually consist of a sheet of thick paper which is folded in half. One or more pockets may be affixed inside to contain loose paper documents.
Four-Colour Process The most common system for producing full colour print. The four ink colours are Cyan (blue), Magenta (red), Yellow and Black - often referred to as CMYK. The inks can be overprinted and combined in a variety of different proportions to produce a wide range of colours.
GIF GIF, short for Graphics Interchange Format is a file format for storing graphical images up to 256 colors. It uses LZW compression which is a lossless compression method. Until the year 2004, this was covered by a patent owned by Unisys and the reason why the PNG file graphic format was invented.
GSM (gsm) Abbreviation for ‘grams per square metre’. This indicates the weight of paper or other stock. For example a typical photocopier paper is 80gsm, a good letterhead paper might be 120 gsm, a postcard would be about 300gsm.
Gutter In the book arena, the inside margins toward the back or the binding edges.

The method of producing a range of tones, such as a photograph or tinted area, by dividing the image into a series of dots. Dark areas have relatively big dots, close together. Light areas have small dots surrounded by white space. The number of dots used determines the quality of the image produced. In a newspaper the halftone dots are easily visible to the naked eye - the screen used can often be as coarse as 60 dpi (dots per inch). A colour magazine would typically use a screen of 150 dpi - An art book, 175 dpi or finer.

A halftone screen can be applied to a solid colour in order to produce tints of that colour.


JPG is the file extension, but it is properly referred to as JPEG, short for Joint Photographics Experts Group- this is the committee that created the JPEG standard. Unlike the GIF format, which uses a lossless compression method, the JPEG format is lossy according to a quality value which ranges from 100 which is the highest quality but alos the largest file size down to 1 which is very poor quality but very small files.

JPG is better than GIF for photos as GIF files can only have 256 different colors and JPG can have millions. There is a newer JPEG standard called JPEG2000 with better compression and other capabilities but this isn't in wide use yet.

Laid Paper Uncoated paper often used for business stationery which has a textured pattern of parallel lines similar to hand made paper. Compare to Wove Paper.
Lamination A plastic film bonded by heat and pressure to a printed sheet for protection. Available in matt or gloss finish.
Landscape An oblong artwork or photograph where horizontal dimension is greater than the vertical.
Leaflet A leaflet usually consists of a printed sheet of paper not larger than international standard A4 in size. Leaflets are used to convey information and are commonly used by companies, organisations and individuals to advertise products, services, events and activities.
Letterhead A piece of paper - usually A4 or A5 in size - used by a company or organisation for official correspondence. Letterheads usually feature the name, logo and contact details of an organisation.
Litho Printing (Litho) A conventional (non-digital) print process. The process works by first transferring an image to thin metal, paper, or plastic printing plates. Rollers apply oil-based ink and water to the plates. Only the inked image portion is transferred to a rubber blanket that then transfers the image onto the paper as it passes between it and another cylinder beneath the paper.
Micron Although paper is usually measured in grams per square metre (weight), it is sometimes measured in microns (thickness). A micron is unit of measure equal to one millionth of a metre or .00004".
Pantone Pantone, Pantone Matching System and PMS + are Pantone Inc’s industry-standard trademarks for colour standards, colour data, colour reproduction and colour reproduction materials, and other colour related products and services, meeting its specifications, control and quality requirements.
PDF Portable Document Format - The industry standard for saving files in an acceptable format. Quick, cheap and increasingly stable, often used for viewing proofs and for supply of final artwork.
Perfect Bound A way of adhesive binding multi-section jobs. Individual sections are collected together and the spine is ground off (typically 3mm). Glue is then applied to the spine and a cover pulled on before the product is trimmed to size.
Portrait An upright, oblong artwork or photograph where vertical dimension is greater than the horizontal.
Postcard A rectangular piece of printed card, usually A6 or A5 in size, posted without an envelope and used for advertising or as a greeting.
Poster A poster is any large piece of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. Posters are often used as a form of advertising or by campaigners and protesters to communicate a message.
Pre-Press All procedures (and costs) associated with bringing a job to press, such as design, artwork, proofs, set-up etc.
Proof A version of a document produced for the purpose of review before it is printed.
Ream Five hundred sheets of paper.
RGB Red, green, blue additive primary colours. (Used for screen quality images)
Saddle Stitch In binding, to fasten a booklet by wiring it (stapling) through the middle fold of the sheets.
Score To impress or indent a mark in the paper, to make folding easier.
Spiral Binding A binding, as used in notebooks, in which the pages are fastened together by a spiral of wire or plastic that coils through a series of holes punched along the edge of the document.
Spot Varnish (SpotUV) A way of highlighting an area of a page by selectively applying a gloss varnish to it.
Stock Paper or other material to be printed.
TIF TIFF (Tag Image File Format) is a common format for exchanging raster graphics (bitmap) images between application programs, including those used for scanner images. A TIFF file can be identified as a file with a ".tiff" or ".tif" file name suffix. The TIFF format was developed in 1986 by an industry committee chaired by the Aldus Corporation (now part of Adobe Software). Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard were among the contributors to the format. One of the most common graphic image formats, TIFF files are commonly used in desktop publishing, faxing, 3-D applications, and medical imaging applications.
Trim Marks Please see ‘Crop Marks’.
UV Varnish Please see ‘Spot Varnish’.
Wove Paper Uncoated paper often used for business stationery which has no obvious surface texture or pattern. Compare to Laid Paper.


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