With Halloween virtually upon us, it’s almost uncanny that one of our most recent printing and bookbinding jobs was all about bats in London! The hard bound, full colour book was produced for a London based bat society, whose aim it is to help identify the distribution of bats in London, in order to help with their conservation. Part of that includes contributing towards a ‘bat atlas’ for the London region and it’s that kind of information that we printed and produced for the group in question.

Although bats are protected in the UK under various laws, UK bat numbers have reduced considerably during the last fifty or so years. The purpose of volunteers from organisations like the London Bat Group is to address that issue and undertake bat surveys in order to gather an understanding of bat populations and regional distribution. With perhaps more open spaces in London than one might realise, there is actually quite a variety of bats in the region, with at least five species of bat recorded in our own Southwark borough alone.

If you would like to help bat conservation by sharing your bat sightings, please visit www.londonbats.org.uk/report-a-bat-sighting.htm

The hardback bat book was just one of many ‘non-thesis’ jobs we printed and bound during October. Another unusual example produced during the month was a soft-bound guide to taxidermy, which also seems to have a slightly other worldly theme, perfectly suited to this Halloween period. This one was just 16 pages long with full colour printed pages and a soft cover featuring foiled lettering to the front and spine.

Bespoke bookbinding & printing in London

If you have any bespoke bookbindingdocument binding and printing requirements, do please try us out here at The Document Centre. We’re based in Southwark, London SE1, just a stone’s throw from London Bridge station so are well suited to London and South London customers. For those further away we have a full online ordering system where you can upload a PDF of your document, thesis, dissertation or other type of book, choose from a few options, add your details and delivery preferences and we’ll take it from there. It’s very easy and you can pay online using PayPal, credit cards and debit cards or, alternatively, pay on collection. You can even work out a price, without committing, by filling the details in on the online order form. We’d be delighted to help, so order online herecontact us here or call 020 7928 9738 for any details or queries you may require.

Last but not least, we wish you all a very Happy Halloween!