UK printing

UK printing online

For good, local UK printing, printed.com is your go-to company. Based in Great Portland Street, London, we have a range of over 70 different print products, all customisable and printed to the absolute highest standard.


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Products

At printed.com, you can find a huge range of products, including:

Wedding Collection

The Wedding Collection

Specifically created for wedding stationers across the UK, this product range puts everything right at your fingertips.

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Business Cards

Business Cards

The ultimate networking tool: choose your customisable product options for business cards that reflect your brand perfectly.

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Folded Leaflets

Folded Leaflets

Use as mini booklets, marketing material or to display your products and services. Folded leaflets make a great showcase.

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Posters

Posters

You can choose from indoor, outdoor, standard or mounted poster varieties to create exactly what you need.

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Display Boards

Display Boards

Display boards are printed on vinyl and mounted for strength, they’re great for advertising and exhibitions.

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What is the history of the UK printing industry?

The UK printing industry started in the 15th century with William Caxton, who brought the art of printing back with him from Cologne. He set up his first press in Belgium with friend and colleague, Colard Mansion, and used it to print his own translation of the French document, The Recuyell of the Histories of Troye.

After successfully printing his first book, Caxton returned to England established a press in Westminster, the first one to come to the UK. Using his press, Caxton printed more than 100 books, including Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and Le Morte d'Arthur by Malory. After his death in the late 1400s, Caxton’s apprentice Wynkyn de Worde continued his work, moving to Fleet Street.


What did we print?

The earliest books created from print were largely religious or historical works, often translated into English from French or Latin. In 1611 the first printed bible was created, the King James Bible, translated into English from it’s original Hebrew and Greek languages. By 1702 printing methods had become much faster, and England got The Daily Courant, its very first newspaper. The publication came out of Fleet Street and was an immediate hit with everyone that knew how to read.


Printing innovations

Technologically, printing didn’t advance until the 1800s, when the first iron press was created by Earl Stanhope. Essentially it was the same as the wooden press, but far larger and therefore faster to create and print with. Printing would advance again in 1904, with off-set lithography coming into prevalence. Lithographic printing is still in use today, albeit a far more advanced version of this early model.

Our presses

About our UK printing facility

The average printed.com customer is used to print of the absolute highest standard, after all, many of them are printers themselves! To make sure we stay at the very fore-front of the printing industry, we are always adding new and more advanced presses to our Newcastle-based facility.

Our 40,000sq ft. state-of-the-art facility houses ten large format presses and five Hewlett-Packard Indigo printing presses, with more being added all the time. Investing in new technology means that all of our printing is environmentally friendly, reduces waste and is much faster at getting the job done.

We use digital printing presses at printed.com — it is better for the environment, much faster and is cheaper for the customer. Because of the digital printing process, we only print what is needed and nothing more.

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London - Head office

Newcastle

Newcastle - Printing facility

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How do I order my online print?

Ordering print online is incredibly simple and can be done in a matter of minutes. Here at printed.com, we allow you to customise your papers, sizes and finishes after you have chosen your product, just to make sure that the print you get is exactly what you want, with no compromise.

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  • Choose product
  • Upload artwork
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  • Track order
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With 32 varieties, we have the largest range of paper stocks than any other online printer. You can tailor your paper to your design and add a finish such as gloss or matt lamination to ensure your print stays protected.


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Delivery

delivery by printed.com We know what it's like waiting in for a delivery, that's why we offer as many delivery options as possible to give you control. Depending on how quickly you need your print, you can choose from our express 24 hour option or standard 2-3 working days. We have a choice of courier delivery options available at the following times: pre 9am, pre 10am, pre 12 midday or Anytime. Royal Mail post option also available at Checkout. Delivery days are Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. Timings and prices are for UK mainland only.


Delivery type
Standard postal
Courier
Express courier
Arrival
2-3 working days
2 working days
24 hour delivery
Times
Monday to Friday
(excluding public holidays)
Standard Royal Mail
delivery times
Standard
Between 7.30am and 5.30 pm

Requested times
Pre 12 , Pre 10am , Pre 9am
Pre 12 midday
Upload your orders before 10am and receive your job before 12 midday the following working day.
Cost
£4.00
Standard - £7.65
Pre 12 - £10
Pre 10 - £14
Pre 9 - £18
Express orders carry a
50% surcharge.
(subtotal + delivery price)
Weight
Under 2 kilograms only
(small parcels)
Up to 8 kilograms, and 30p
per kilo thereafter.
Up to 8 kilograms

International orders
Prices above are for deliveries within the UK mainland only. For prices and options for international
orders please contact our dedicated Customer Service team on 0800 840 1430.

Further information

  • Deliveries to Northern Ireland - £7.65 for up to 8 kilograms, and 30p per kilo thereafter.
  • Large format printing is not available for postal deliveries.
  • The express option is not available on all products. (Some products involve more time to finish, e.g. binding, lamination and large quantities and will therefore not be available. Also express delivery is not available for all large printing except indoor posters with the specification ‘5sq. m. without lamination’.
  • Unfortunately we cannot split orders to multiple addresses. If you need to deliver to multiple addresses then you must order your items separately.

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Now you’ve learnt about UK printing, why not take a look at some of our products and experience it for yourself?

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