These print finishing options can provide the ultimate in decorative appeal. They are not limited to gold and silver foils, but extend to an impressive range of pigmented, holographic and security foils. All of these can be combined with embossed images to produce varying tactile effects – any one of which will enhance the printed message and provide shelf appeal for greetings cards, stationary, magazine covers, brochures etc.
Finishing is the general term used to define anything done to a print after the printing process is completed. Print Finishing is considered a value-added process and includes laminating, die cutting, numbering, stitching, folding, foil blocking etc. All of these options will effect both the cost and the look of a finished print job. To help you understand these, we try to explain here exactly what some of these terms mean and what implications print finishing options may have for any print job.
Founded in 1992 Lea Printers is a privately owned company dedicated to providing technology-based print solutions and product support services for various Blue chip clients above and below the line here in the UK and Worldwide.
We are known as the people who produce and deliver high quality innovative solutions for our clients bespoke Design and Print requirements.
The value of this innovative thinking reaches beyond those solutions themselves, it touches every aspect of our business, from our talented people and state-of-the-art technology to the relationships we are building with our clients to secure our long-term future, at home and around the globe.
Ultimately it creates a service providing the highest level of quality and value from initial Design concepts through the processes of Printing, Finishing, Fulfilment and Delivery all of which are entirely housed at our South London factory enabling us to meet those all too important deadlines.
We are fortunate to count amongst our clients a number of Government Agencies, Financial Institutions and Borough Councils as part of our broad based client list.
The strength of the working relationship we have with our clients is evidenced through the volume and value of new business we have won in the year resulting in a marked increase in turnover.
For over 18 years, we've catered for small local businesses to worldwide organisations. LEA now offers a complete in-house solution from design, print and finishing which means we can meet the vast majority of our clients requirements without the need for going off site. This means we can ensure the highest level of quality throughout the process from design through to fulfilment which enables us to meet those all important deadlines.
Our facilities provide multiple checkpoints in the preparation of your files by using XMF the revolutionary PDF workflow solution from Fujifilm. XMF breaks new boundaries in print production automation, delivering unprecedented benefits to our customers in terms of productivity, automation, flexibility, ease of use, intelligence and communication.
We deal with all the major software packages such as, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress, along with all industry standard software.
Our Scanning, Proofing and CTP system are accurate and reliable, such is the success of the department we now offer a pre-press service to other trade printers and organisa
As one of Kent's most experienced litho printers, we have worked closely with many marketing departments, graphic designers and print production teams throughout the UK over the past two decades, developing a deep and commercial understanding of how print fits into the overall marketing communications mix. Your company brochure, stationery or other printed material is often the first impression people get of your company, so it's essential that it conveys the right impression, first time – this is where a high-quality printing process such as litho printing comes into play. Good print gives your customers confidence in what you do, and you the confidence to approach them.
A number of elements need to combine to ensure the delivery of high quality commercial printing solutions: skilled craftsmen, sophisticated technology, effective quality control and strong project management. LEA have invested heavily in all of these areas. Our new Mitsubishi, 5-colour and coater, alcohol free litho press utilises state-of-the-art technology to store colour settings and duct profiles to ensure colour continuity across the entire range of your printed material - from the business card and letterhead, to the corporate brochure, to mailing packs and promotional leaflets. LEA's clients include small, local businesses and large, multinational corporations, all of whom have benefited from the constant attention to detail and time-efficiency that form the working ethos of our highly skilled team of litho printers.
Based on our unique partnership approach, we'll let you in on some of the industry secrets that will help you get the most out of your budget. We'll advise you on paper stocks, inks and formats and generally how best to put your ideas onto paper.
If your requirements are for shorter runs, but full-colour is still important, then we recommend using our Digital Printers. A small print run capability means you only request what you need, when you need it. This ensures that your printed materials are always up to date. Costing less than traditional offset, there are many more benefits to digital printers including personalised print, short turn around times and online ordering.
Our professional high quality digital printers are ideal for the following products and services:
Variable data documents
Fast turnaround print
Large Format & Exhibition Print
We specialise in the production of large format of images onto almost any material to unlimited size. Exhibition graphics, banners, posters, are just a few of our capabilities.
With over 25 years experience we provide the widest range of large format printing methods available in the UK. Where necessary we can provide both creative and technical input from project creation, pre-production through to production and installation
Direct Mailing is all company speed, efficiency and accuracy. What LEA adds to this hi-tech formula, is a highly valued personal touch. As a mailing house we provide sophisticated and integrated printing and direct mail solutions.
With our comprehensive facilities and our client focused approach to customer service even the most complicated mail shot can be managed to deliver a high quality, high speed and value for money solution. We have many years experience in delivering different types of direct mailing and marketing campaigns for our customers targeting prospects both here in the UK and internationally.
Please see our Direct Mailing production services below;
• Letter and document text setting
• Laser personalising of letters, order forms or multi-part questionnaires
• Inkjet personalising of your flyer, postcard or envelope
• Artwork editing and layout
• Print finishing
• Folding and enclosing – by hand or machine
• Mail sort, walk sort, press-stream and mail despatch
• Overseas postal discounts
LEA provides a wide range of document scanning and document imaging services for all types, sizes and volume according to our customer's requirements. Regular document scanning tasks include: scanning files to TIFF, PDF, Searchable PDF format, JPEG or document scanning and conversion to text editable format using OCR conversion to Microsoft Word.
We have many years of experience working with all types of businesses, from central and local government and public sector to private organisations and large blue chip companies. Handling these many different types of documents has enabled us to understand each clients specific scanning requirements and how to decide what would be the most suitable and cost effective solution to meet our clients needs while also offering a quick project turnaround time. Our experienced scanning advisors can help you with all of your document scanning and electronic archiving needs.