Digital Print

Your partner for on-demand, six-colour digital print. With our state-of the-art short run and variable output capabilities we can provide your business with quick turnaround, personalised, digital print that’s cost-effective and doesn’t compromise on quality, whenever you need it. And offer speciality inks that make a statement including gold, silver and fluorescent pink!

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Lithographic Print

Delivering the highest quality print to exceed your expectations. That’s the job of a print partner. Because a lot of planning and skill goes into building a brand. And you need 100% confidence that your partners will make sure your customers and prospects have a positive experience each and every time they receive your print communications or collateral.

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Mailing & Fulfilment

If your business needs the latest in direct mail solutions, we’re perfectly positioned to help you. Whether it’s a stand-alone service or as part of a complete process from data management to delivery, we can take care of it, removing the burden from you. That’s what we do best.

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Large Format and POS

Using new and sustainable materials, we create office manifestations and large format print solutions for some of the most iconic brands, well known creative retailers and leading agencies.

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Creative / Typesetting

DCS London provide a comprehensive in-house range of creative and typesetting services for, amongst others, the financial, conference, training and corporate sectors.

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Branded Merchandise

Often you simply don’t have the time to conduct multiple conversations with multiple suppliers when you’re pulling a campaign together or planning an event but you still need to source gifts or branded products.

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Same Day Service

If you need it quick, and we can do it, we’ll get it to you. With our capacity and state of the art production technology, for many jobs within the Greater London area we can offer a same day service.

Get your print ready files to us before midday. And we’ll get the finished job back to you before midnight.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of paper stock do you use?

That’s up to you! The paper stock suppliers we use have a vast array of paper types across gloss, silk, uncoated, tracing paper and even paper with plant seeds in it! It’s about working with you in consultation to agree the right paper stock to achieve the desired finish you want.

What does the pink line on my proof mean?

This line marks the ‘safe area’. We’ll make the final cut of the job 3mm outside of this at the blue cut line shown at the edge of the proof. All-important text and images should be inside the red line so they’re not at risk of being cut from the final print job.

What does perfect bound mean?

Perfect bound is the recommended way of finishing printed books with a large number of pages (typically over 60 dependent on paper stocks) to overcome bulking and closing issues. This gives a square back to the spine of the book. The cover is glued around the text pages which allows for the pages to lay flat and the book to close neatly.

If my proof doesn’t look right, what can I do?

If something isn’t right with your proof, please don’t approve, tick the Red Box’ on the proof form and get straight in touch with us. Let us know what you’re concerned about and we’ll see what we can do to put things right. We’re here to help!

How can I supply artwork?

PDF or Postscript files are the preferred option to deliver the best results.

Are there resolution guidelines for artwork?

For small format jobs such as flyers and business cards, we recommend you supply artwork with a minimum resolution of 300dpi. Large format jobs such as posters and roller banners should be a minimum of 150dpi and for PVC banners we’d advise 75 – 150 dpi.

What finishing options do you offer?

Talk to us and we can offer you a range of finishes that’ll help your job stand out. From different laminations or spot varnish to delicate foiling, embossing, debossing and die cutting we can deliver exactly the kind of finish you’re looking for.

What does saddle stitch mean?

Saddle stitch describes a way of finishing printed books. It usually means they have 2 stitches (staples) on the spine of the book. This is generally fine for books up to about 60 pages dependent on paper stocks. Anything over that can lead to issues with pages bulking and the book not closing correctly. For anything over 60 pages, the solution is Perfect Binding.

What colour option should my artwork be set up in?

Your artwork should be supplied as CMYK (Fogra 39). If it’s set up in a different format such as RGB, this will automatically convert at the proofing stage which can vary the colour of your artwork.

How much is delivery?

We’ll always discuss delivery requirements with you on every job and delivery to one address is always included in the price shown in our quote. Unless you want us to fulfil your order to personalised addresses, and we’ll provide a separate quote for that. So either way, there are no hidden extras.

Are your stocks FSC sourced?

All the paper we use comes from FSC certified suppliers. We have full clarity of our supply chain and we’re ISO Certified in Environmental Management Systems.

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