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Printshop

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We carry out work for staff, provide a service to students, and offer a commercial print service to businesses and the general public.

We offer a fast and cost-effective print service using only high-quality materials and the latest print technology.

Call us on 01243 812100

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Digital Printing Services

Digital Printing Services

Discover our range of digital printing services

We can digitally print a wide range of products with our SRA3 size cut-sheet production presses.

These are flexible, quick and far more cost-efficient than a normal printer or photocopier.

  • Posters, booklets, flyers, orders of service and more can all be printed digitally.
  • We can print on various substrates including glossy/matt/silk paper and card; envelopes and acetates.
  • Our machines print on to materials of up to 400gsm in weight.
  • Digital printing is perfect for custom products such as calendars or greetings cards.
  • It’s also ideal for mail-merges and direct mail services.

Finishing Options

Large and Wide Format Printing

Large and Wide Format Printing

Grab their attention with large format printing

Our ink-jet printers can create high-quality large format products.

We produce posters, banners, outdoor exhibition graphics and more.

See below for some of the items that we offer:

Binding and Dissertations

Binding and Dissertations

Add the finishing touch to your project

We offer a full range of binding services and also bind dissertations for students of the ˾Ƶ and other institutions.

Binding adds durability whilst also giving a more professional look.

Binding Covers

We offer 3 types of binding that we can use to make your work look even more professional. These include clear or translucent plastic; mock leather-grain and windowed covers.

All of our binding comes with covers included in the price.

Wire binding

Wire Binding

These are great for easy reading because they can be opened out flat on a surface. They’re ideal for workbooks, handbooks, music, calendars etc.

Comb binding

Comb Binding

Similar to wire binding but with a plastic comb at the spine. These are also great for reading and can be opened out fully. (Normally used for thicker documents).

Thermal Binding

Thermal Binding

Thermal binding is our most durable style and uses glue to secure the pages. It reads as a book, but can’t be opened as fully as a wire/comb bind. Thermal binds are ideal for formal documents.

Dissertation and Thesis Binding

We will be happy to help you in the final stage of your academic journey!

The Print and Imaging Service can either print and bind your work or can simply bind your ready-printed copies. (Please note: we can require up to 2 working days at busy times).

˾Ƶ students should note that we provide commemorative covers and thermal binding with a standard dissertation bind.

Please note: we do not currently offer hard-back binding.

Special Event Printing

Special Event Printing

Let us support your events

We can supply all of your printing for events such as weddings, funerals, birthdays and more.

From save the date cards and invitations to large outdoor banners, table-cloths and flags we can help you make your event a big success.

We also offer a full design service should you require assistance and have some templates in various different styles already available.

Sustainability Commitment

Sustainability Commitment

Protecting the environment

The ˾Ƶ is committed to minimising our environmental impact and the Print and Imaging Department is no exception.

We understand the need to be environmentally friendly and actively try to reduce our effect on the planet in several different ways.

Our commitment to a sustainable print service includes:

  • Recycling all of our machine consumables through manufacturer schemes.
  • Reusing packaging wherever possible and recycling all waste paper.
  • Only purchasing from suppliers with credible environmental policies.
  • Purchasing FSC accredited papers and encouraging our customers to use sustainable materials.
  • Only printing what is necessary and reducing “overs”.
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Carbon Capture Scheme

The ˾Ƶ is part of a carbon capture scheme for the paper used in our mfd photocopiers on both campuses.

Contact us

To find out more about the ˾Ƶ’s environmental policy please contact environment@chi.ac.uk.

Print Procurement

Print Procurement

External printing and particular facilities

If you have a print job which we are unable to fulfil, we are happy to source the job for you from another supplier.

Very large volume projects or those which require specialised finishing equipment can be obtained from a third party. We will facilitate the entire process and obtain the best price for you.

Items we can procure include:

  • Di-bond Boards
  • Rounded corner business cards
  • Promotional items (e.g. t-shirts, pens etc.)
  • Wrapping paper
  • Perfect-bound booklets
  • Double-width pop up banners

There may be minimum order quantities on some procured items, so please contact us for further details.

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