Please find a link here to a very heartfelt testimonial from one of our clients that very generously expresses her view of the service provided by one of our principals.
When I moved to the Midlands last year I was looking for a printer to do some training manuals for me...
and I found 21st Century Print Ltd. Since then I have used them numerous times for a variety of work. I give them full marks for great quality of work, speed of service and pricing. No need to look elsewhere, I can really trust them to do a great job."
I just wanted to say that the materials arrived and were great... just what I needed.
Thanks for helping me and at relatively short notice. I will happily recommend your company to others and hopefully, when I secure a similar piece of work, return to you for support."
Thank you again for everything that you have done for us, we are really really pleased, you’ve done an exceptional job and I will certainly recommend you."
Tony produces superb printing to a time he promises and at a price offering excellent value.
I asked Tony to produce two different cards for a new venture, to a tight timescale for important client and supplier meetings. The job was delivered in time, despite the tight deadlines and to an excellent standard.
Thanks Tony - your work is excellent and your service is designed to please."
Your service has been second to none. I will pass your details on to my friends."
Just wanted to say how grateful we are at the service books you've done for us...
they are beautiful and most thankful for the two laminated keepsakes ones they where so very much appreciated and we couldn't be prouder at what you've done for us as a family at this difficult time."
Golding Young have been loyal partners for over a decade due to the excellent service provided and of course being competitive in a tightly priced market."
Golding Young Limited
On behalf of Potteries Mechanical Services Limited we are happy to promote 21st Century Print Ltd who have provided us with excellent service including quality, design and printing. We have no hesitation in recommending 21st Century Print Ltd for all of your printing requirements."
Potteries Mechanical Services Ltd
Our Company have used 21st Century Print for some time now, our general day to day printing requirements have been handled with care and attention.
Just recently I was tasked with some bespoke requirements, Tony and his design team set to it and within no time I was reviewing designs and receiving samples to review. The outcome was fantastic, we couldn’t be happier."
21st Century Print have supplied our printed materials for the last five years.
They have always provided efficient, friendly service – but more than that, on several occasions have gone out of their way to ensure we receive the items we need at very short notice. Tony and Carol go above and beyond for their customers."
Academy for Chief Executives
We act for a large portfolio of clients in dealing with their company secretarial and corporate legal compliance requirements which requires us to send circulars to shareholders, notices, accounts etc on their behalf.
We have used the services of 21st Century Print Limited for several years to deal with the printing and despatch of documents and throughout that time we have found them to be consistently efficient, reliable, and accurate even when completing tasks given at very short notice. In short, an outstanding level of service.
It gives me great pleasure to recommend them.
Tim Hughes, Senior Manager
Equiniti David Venus Limited
21st Century Print have been fantastic once again.
Never fail to deliver a fantastic printed product, great quality, superb service and at a great price. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them (again) to anyone. I’ve been buying print for over 20 years and it’s always refreshing to work with great people like Carol and Tony."
David Bamber, Creative Director
Highly recommended! Printed perfectly and delivered quickly."
Thanks Carol, that is fantastic service!"
Classic Car Auctions
21st Century Print are a very experienced printing company who are extremely helpful,
every order we have placed has been of excellent quality and has been delivered on time. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
Salamander Fire & Security Ltd
I just wanted to say that I received the Order of Service parcel first thing Friday morning.
What a fabulous job, and everything was done so quickly, but to perfection!
Thank you so much. Very much appreciated.
Tony & Carol
The booklets have arrived and they are stunning. Thank you so much once again for such excellent service, excellent product & excellent advice (you were right about the floral background Tony!).
Can't thank you enough! Sorry you are no longer in Coventry, would have loved to thank you both personally.
Tony & Carol
Just a line to thank you for the prompt printing and delivery of the magazine. That turnaround was impressive with delivery yesterday!
Holbrooks Evangelical Church
21st Century print were really great to work with.
They remembered our last order from a year ago and gave us great customer service. The printed materials were of great quality and they also met our delivery needs in Birmingham and London all for a brilliant price! Thank you Carol and all of the team for an easy and quick service. We will definitely be return customers!"
Daisy-May Super, Project Co-ordinator Talking Together
Designing for Digital Print
All images used in print should be supplied at 300dpi. DPI stands for ink dots per inch. All images in your artwork should be at 300dpi and placed at 100% size. Lower resolution images or pics that need to be enlarged in artwork will appear blurry in print. For example, if an image will be 50mm x 50mm on your printed job, it should also be this size on your artwork at 300dpi.
A lower resolution image that looks fine on your computer screen will appear pixelated in print. (Pixelation is where the tiny squares or dots that make up an image, are visible when it’s printed). And please remember; simply increasing the DPI of an image in Photoshop will not improve its quality.
Borders and artwork
There will always be a small amount of movement when a job is printed or finished, so unless your artwork is bleeding off the page, keep it at least 5mm from the edge (otherwise known as the safe area). It’s best to keep any borders away from the page edge as well, as they may look slightly uneven after trimming.
Using fonts at small sizes
For small format work of A3 and under, we recommend you use a minimum font size of 7pt. For larger format you should go no lower than 11pt. It’s hard to keep small text in register and if you do need to print very small text, we recommend you use 100% black ink only.
Always check your overprint settings before supplying your artwork. It’s not always easy for us to spot overprinting errors, especially in larger, multi-page files. Overprint has to be correct on all print ready PDFs, so use the overprint preview facility in Acrobat to check your settings before you order.
Supply your artwork with 3mm bleed added all round. Make sure to select the bleed when creating the print ready PDF.
What is the safe zone or quiet area?
We have a 3mm safe zone, or quiet area, as marked on the picture below. This is the area inside of the trim edge in which no important information should be placed. Depending on the finishing processes selected, this area is considered a high risk area that may be needed when cutting books or binding.