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Following a recent mail shot to businesses in London SE1, we thought the time was right for another brief reminder of all the services available at The Document Centre, here on the blog.
Digital printing services
We offer fast, high quality digital printing courtesy of various in-house machines. Our brand new, state-of-the-art Xerox Versant 80 digital press offers quick turnaround printing in black and white or full colour, at high resolution (up to 2400dpi). Whether you require just a handful of documents or a more substantial quantity printed, this digital printer will output documents that look crisp and clear every time, on paper/card weights from 80 to 400gsm. It can handle stock sizes up to 320mm x 450mm with a variety of surface finishes (matt, silk, gloss etc.).
In parallel with that, our Xerox Colour 550 digital printing press offers similar capabilities and resolution as well as being able to crease, fold and staple documents in-line, for maximum speed and efficiency.
So, whether you need printing of business cards, compliments slips, letterheads, flyers, leaflets, brochures, booklets, catalogues, office documents or university theses and dissertations, we have it totally covered.
Scanning & duplication services
If you need a document scanned (e.g. to a jpeg or PDF file) then look no further — The Document Centre offers scanning of documents and photographic prints at high resolution and high quality. We can even print them out for you and indeed our digital printers also double up as a document duplicators when you need duplication and copying services (and they output *seriously good* copies!). The Versant is also able to print photographic duplicates with no visible dot (we use what’s called a ‘stochastic’ screen which has random dots that are so small they’re virtually imperceptible to the naked eye).
Large format printing services
If you need something printed on a larger scale, The Document Centre also has just the right facilities to print right up to size “A0” (841 x 1189mm). Our Canon iPF8400 large format printer is perfect for architectural plans, posters, photographs and illustrations and even canvas prints (stretching/framing service also available). With its 12-colour ink system, output is absolutely superb with rich, saturated colours, deep, detailed shadows and beautifully smooth vignettes.
Document binding and bookbinding
The Document Centre is at the forefront of bespoke document binding and bookbinding, whether for businesses, organisations, individuals or university students. We’re happy to bind anything from office reports, manuals, proposals, tenders, architects’ and designers’ presentation books to bound dissertations for university students (see below) and even books for self-publishers. We offer a variety of binding options including:
- Hard binding
- Soft binding
- Cloth binding
- Full colour printed covers
- Perfect binding
- Wiro binding (so much nicer than comb binding!)
- Velo binding
- & Thermal binding
Further details of each binding method are available on request (call 020 7928 9738). You can also view photographic examples on our online gallery or see the expandable sections on our Services page(under the title ‘Binding Types’) for full descriptions of each binding type.
Thesis & dissertation printing & binding
The Document Centre also offers a very specialist type of document binding and that’s thesis binding for university students. Each university requires particular specifications for their theses and dissertations and this is no problem at all for the staff at The Document Centre — they have been supplying such binding for several decades. Students can visit the London Shop to order and/or collect in person or, alternatively, they can order thesis printing and binding online. All they need to do is enter their details, select any preferred options, upload their thesis as a PDF document … and we’ll take over from there. We accept PayPal, most credit and debit cards and also offer a pay-on-collection service. Delivery is also free to many London institutions.
Book repair and restoration services
The Document Centre also offers a full book repair and restoration service. So, if you have something special that needs a little TLC, contact us and we’ll do whatever it takes to revitalise your book. We can supply new covers, new end papers, re-bind pages or sections if they’re coming out, add foiled lettering and embossing etc. even to leather (or faux leather) covers. We’ve repaired books of sentimental value, collectors’ books that are extremely valuable, Bibles, The Quran, magazine sets that need to be made up into volumes, made bespoke slip cases to protect books …. all sorts — every job is different!
For more information on any of our services, click the bold links, email us a message here, visit our shopin Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 or simply call 020 7928 9738 — we’ll be happy to help. Our team are friendly, with decades of experience, and our reputation is excellent as our many 5-star reviews and testimonials testify. We look forward to hearing from you.