Print support


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."
John Taylor
Tricordant Ltd

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."
Clarion Consulting

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."

Tracey Higgins

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."
Andy Murdy
Explorator Consulting

Your service has been second to none. I will pass your details on to my friends."

Margaret McFerran

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."
Sally Jayne

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."
Susan Powell
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."
Amy T

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."
Sue Soley
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
Cake Agency

Highly recommended! Printed perfectly and delivered quickly."

Clare Williams

Thanks Carol, that is fantastic service!"

Gary Dunne
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.

Hayley Young
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


  • What file format should I give you to print from?

    Always use PDF when possible. We can handle other formats but a print ready PDF will get to print quicker and therefore meet your deadline. Having trouble creating your print ready PDF from Windows products or images? There is a useful scaled down version of a popular convertor program that will convert a file under 10mb to PDF. You can access it by clicking here.

  • What is Bleed?

    Bleed is the term used for ink that extends past the trim edge. More info here.

  • What is the difference between CMYK and RGB?

    CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. Every colour on your printed material is made by mixing these four inks.

    RGB stands for Red, Green and Blue. These are the colours of light used on a computer screen. They make up the colours on screen when mixed together. More info here.

  • What does resolution and DPI mean?

    DPI stands for ink dots per inch. 300 dots per inch is the standard required for printed material. Anything below 200 dpi will probably not be good enough resolution for print and will looked blurred. More info here.

  • I'm not sure if my artwork is correct, what should I do?

    Don't worry! We're here to help. If you are unsure about anything or need advice, please contact us. We're always happy to help, answer your questions and point you in the right direction.
    If you're not sure about your artwork, email us your artwork when you order and tell us of your concerns. We'll check it, let you know if it's ok and tell you where you've gone wrong if it isn't.

  • How do I know if my images are good enough?

    You can go wrong if you have supplied all the images at a quality of 300dpi when placed at 100%. Depending on the size of your job. If its smaller than A5 then 200dpi should be good enough. For outdoor and large format files 150dpi - 300dpi should be ok.

    Top Tip - If your artwork is created at 100% e.g. A4 set up as A4, zoom in 400% on your screen and if the quality of your image looks good then it will print ok.

  • Do I have to send you my fonts?

    No. You can create outlines or curves of the font used in your chosen design application to rule out the need for fonts. However, if you have created your pdf
    correctly any fonts that you use will be embedded in the pdf.

  • Can I order a reprint of a job I ordered last month?

    Yes, we keep your artwork on our servers for 6 months. We will also email you before we delete the files to see if you need more printed.

  • Can I order Printed Proofs?

    No we don 't offer this as a service due to the volume of jobs we produce daily, but you can order a small quantity. We colour calibrate our printing presses hourly to maintain colour consistency as best we can. However, we can 't guarantee that the small order and your final order placed later will be a perfect colour match.

  • Why don 't the colours of my print match my screen?

    Screen technology varies, so a colour that looks perfect on your laptop will look different on your smartphone, TV or Monitor. Your screen displays colours using light so you can achieve bright vibrant colours that can 't be replicated with ink on a page. As a result, we can 't guarantee a colour match of your screen. However, as long as you have used a CMYK colour space we believe you will be happy when your print arrives.

  • I 've uploaded the wrong file! How do I replace it?

    As long as the printing process hasn 't started yet we will replace the file for you. Please let let us know ASAP, as our production schedule changes by the minute. A new order could potentially be sent to print within 15 minutes of you completing the order. CONTACT US.

  • What happens if my files have not been prepared properly?

    If the files we receive do not meet our requirements (in terms of size, resolution, bleeds, etc.) you will receive what we call a "non-compliance" email reporting the issue encountered. Once you have made the changes, you can send the file again by uploading it in the "Upload Area". The delivery dates will be updated once the new upload is complete.