Sample Service

1) Using our ARISTO sample maker and IMPACT CAD system we can help you design and create a bespoke product. From your brief we can provide you with a pdf of a design and a hand sample.

2) Take advantage of our sample library. With over thirty years of experience we have a large selection of innovative samples of mailers, POS, packaging etc.

In House Die Making

Our three diemakers have over 90 years experience between them whilst our ARISTO plotter and IMPACT CAD system guarantee accuracy from your file to the completed die. This experience enables us to produce far more intricate dies than many other diemakers.


Lamination not only protects against water, dirt, grease and grime but also enhances the appearance of the printed material to make them even more striking and visually appealing. We can apply various types of lamination to give the finish you require. As well as gloss and matt lamination there are lesser known finishes which are becoming increasingly popular:

Silk – Creates a non reflective surface, is resistant to fingerprints and gives an exceptional elegant lightly matt finish. It is suitable for further finishing processes such as embossing and foiling.

Scuff-free Matt – Scuff free matt provides a durable, scratch- resistant surface. This product allows you to get the luxurious look of matt whilst avoiding the problem of scratching during production , shipping and handling.

Acetate – Acetate gloss and matt films achieve excellent scuff resistance and deliver ahigh quality finish. The acetate film is biodegradable and and is widely recognised as an environmentally friendly laminate.

Linen – Linen is a pre embossed opp film with a unique high quality textured finish that provides added durability, protection and is extremely scuff resistant.

Soft Touch – A new product that has a velvety finish to produce a premiuim feel. It is also far more scuff resistant than standard matt Laminate.

Creasing / Perforating

From simple creasing to complicated cardboard engineering designs with our 8 cutting and creasing machines we will always have the perfect machine for your job. Using a flat bed cutting system it greatly reduces the number of notches required on jobs where the design requires all knives to be left in.

It is the combination of the Bobst 102-SE and our highly skilled operators that have led to us becoming specialists in the auto stripping of small, complicated apertures. Jobs that are rendered impractical to hand strip can be completed faster and therefore cheaper.

Our 3 hand fed platens are quick to make ready and can handle a wide range of materials such as polypropolyne, acetates / plastics / foam / cork / magnetic material. They can also cut to shape pre stitched booklets up to 4mm thick.

Autoglueing and Auto tape applications

The automatic assembly of products greatly reduces turnaround times. But it is not just basic folders and cd wallets that can be made up automatically.

Please click here to see a selection of auto make up designs

The automatic tape applicator enables fingerlift tape to be applied to the flap of an envelope completing its assembly from flat sheets to finished item in 1 process. It can also apply tape to posters, shelf edgers or any folder glue flap for the end user to complete.

Foil Blocking, Embossing and Debossing

Foiling, embossing or debossing all add something different to a design. It is not just gold and silver foil as there are hundreds of foil varieties including matt, gloss, satin and transparent foils. Multilevel embossing adds a tactile as well as visual dimension to a product. Braille embossing is also available. Please call us for a swatch of available foils and for foiling and embossing samples.

Hand Finishing and eyeleting

We are very proud of our team of exceptional hand finishers. They are all experienced and extremely conscientious making us certain we can fulfil all your hand finishing requirements.

Folding             Packing                Supply and attach struts
Taping              resealable tape     turnover edge show cards
Velcro dots       hot dots               stringing
Collating           inserting               supply and attach wobbler arms