top of page




The most useful item of printed stationery is letterheads. A standard sheet of letterhead paper can be adapted for most of your stationery needs: it can be used for an invoice or statement as well. Business letterhead designs should be relatively conventional, for good reasons. Its function is to explain from whom and from where it has been sent (which is printed),and to whom (information which must be typed on to each letter). It should include any reference information which might be required by law, plus any other usefull information. The name and address of the sender is usually printed at the very top of the page, with any reference material - telephone the recipient is expecting and fax numbers website address, for instance - underneath. information such as company directors or affiliated organizations are normally in a smaller type size at the bottom of the paper. Even if you do adhere to this basic order, there are many different ways in which to organize these various elements.

Our full colour letterheads are printed onto our premium 120gsm uncoated laser paper or our 100gsm white FSC certified bond paper 
available in A5 and A4 sizes single or double sided. Spot colour stationery also available choose one two or more pantone colours.


This is a adocument which usually accompanies goods or information the recipient is expecting because of some prior arrangement. The slip can have a short message written on it or just a signature, or it can even be sent blank. You can simply repeat the letterhead design on the compliment slip. It is not necessary to include the subsidiary information such as directors or registerd office, since this is a relativeley informal communication. The only new information to include is the words, 'with compliments'. If you separate these words out from the rest of the copy, 
as is the usual practice, they are isolated in a relatively large area. This is enough to highlight them.

Our full colour compliment slips are printed onto our premium 120gsm uncoated laser paper or our 100gsm white FSC certified bond paper
and available in DL size either single sided or double sided. Spot colour stationery also available choose one two or more pantone colours.


Normally business cards follow the style, colour and image established earlier in the creation of the letterheads. The size and shape of most business cards conform to restrictions such as pocket or wallet sizes, and they are normally required to be about the size of the standard credit card 85mm x 55mm so that they are not destroyed because they are inconvenient to carry around or keep.

Our Premium Business Cards are printed Full Colour and Double Sided onto a luxury Silk Artboard. They are 400gsm and printed Lithographically for superior printing quality.The Printing spec is as follows:- •Full Colour and Double Sided •400gsm Silk Artboard •Luxury Quality printed lithographically •85mm x 55mm We also offer the following business card options, Matt Laminated business cards, Gloss Laminated business cards, Spot UV Varnish business cards, Uncoated business cards, Square business cards, Round Cornered business cards, Hot Foil business cards or Embossed and Debossed business cards.


Are another alternative to business cards they offer compelling advantages over 'traditional' marketing. They do not need to tell the entire story, they simply need to 'tweak the interest'. Brochure and business card all in one, available in two flat formats; Double Business Card size (Portrait or Landscape) or Triple Business Card (Portrait or Landscape). Folded finished size of 85mm x 55mm at the point of use.

Our Mini Brochures can be printed on 350gsm art board in full colour both sides. Matt laminated both sides & scored for folding.
Or 250gsm silk board printed full colour both sides without lamination. They all come with our special retaining flap.


This is another very useful item of stationery, which can serve the same purpose as a compliment slip, but which has the added advantage that it does not need an envelope.

We can provide you with high quality, silk, full colour postcards printed on our premium 350gsm card. Our postcards are available in both single and double sided format. We can print your postcards in full colour on A5, A6 and DL size.


Initially, the poster must communicate in an extremely direct way, in order to attract attention. The amount of information to be carried may vary from very little to a great deal, but in all cases the impact of the poster must be established at first glance. Most of the time the audience coming into contact with a poster does so accidentally, and, depending on the effectiveness of the design, will either notice it, or remain unaware of the information it contains.

A3 or A2 Litho Attention grabbing posters, when size really does matter. All our litho posters are printed in full colour on FSC certified material.
We only use environmentally friendly material, so you know that your job has been printed using sustainable sources. Choice of 130gsm or 170gsm FSC certified Silk or Gloss. Digital large format printed posters are also available on 190gsm photo satin paper.Sizes A0 A1 A2 60X40.


Like stationery and cards, booklets and brochures are usually read at no more than arm's length. This means that the size of type, line length and illustrations are governed by what can be seen comfortably at that distance. Brochures and booklets differ from stationery and cards, however, in that they are made up of a number of pages, all of the same size. Even though the pages inside may carry different types of information, each one cannot be designed entirely separately-they must be designed around a common system, so that when all the pages are assembled together a sense of unity exists. The cover is the first part of your brochure or booklet that the potential reader will see and, as such, is fulfilling a similar role to that of a poster. The function of the cover is to attract attention. Therefore the information it contains
must be considered in a very different way from the information included inside the publication. The cover must be sufficiently engaging to interest people and to prompt them to pick it up and look through it.

We can provide you with glossy full colour booklets and brochures printed using high quality 130gsm or 150gsm paper. A4 & A5 booklets and brochures are available with 8 to 64 pages - including the cover. If you would like a heavier 300gsm cover we can also arrange this for you.
Our booklet and brochure printing is suitable for all promotional and business requirements. Many of our customers order booklets and brochures for all kinds of promotions such as; product brochures, sales booklets, newsletters, and company magazines.



A Presentation folder is a kind of folder that holds loose papers or documents together for organization and protection. Presentation folders usually consist of a sheet of heavy paper stock or other thin, but stiff, material which is folded in half with pockets in order to keep paper documents. Presentation folders function much like that of a file folder for organizational purposes. They can be either printed or plain and can be used, amongst other things, as a tool for business presentations to customers to aid in the sales process. Uses of Presentation Folders come in many different styles to suit a variety of purposes. Most all are produced by a company to provide marketing for a product (business) and/or service, but they can fulfil other functions. A few examples would be a company producing a new product and wanted to show their customers all the benefits of that product in an organized fashion, or folders used to organise documents for distribution to delegates at a conference.

Custom printed Presentation folders, present yourself and your company with pride. Our custom printed folders will create the right professional image when distributing your marketing literature. Folder printing is a speciality of ours. With sheet sizes well suited to our presses and our range of ready to use cutting dies, we can turn your order round quickly at prices you'll like. The self-locking folders require no glueing and are supplied flat for assembly on demand. A popular choice for the budget conscious or when storage space is at a premium. Folders with glued pockets are supplied fully assembled and ready for use. We recommend a 350gsm silk stock, although you're able to choose whatever you like - they're your custom folders after all. Options include gloss or matt laminating for a really impressive finish. Business card slitts are also available. You or Your designer can download our standard Presentation folder templates, with options to suit most requirements.


The invoice or statement contains more information than the other pieces of stationery, and is the most complicated items you will have to design. They must be organised into space for descriptions, costs and a total cost. They might also include terms of payment: 'payment to be made within 30 days of the date of invoice'. There are certain legal requirements which must be met,the invoice should display all the required information. For instance, the registered VAT number, the date, and the word 'invoice' must all appear. For more details contact your accountant or HM Revenue & Customs.


NCR = No Carbon Required (Carbonless forms) 
Operation Carbonless copy paper works in a fairly simple way. It consists of sheets of paper that are coated with micro-encapsulated dye or ink and/or a reactive clay. The back of the first sheet is coated with micro-encapsulated dye. The lowermost sheet is coated on the top surface with a clay that quickly reacts with the dye to form a permanent mark. Any intermediate sheets are coated with clay on top and dye on the bottom. When someone writes on the sheets, the pressure from the point of the writing instrument causes the micro-capsules to break and spill their dye. Since the capsules are so small, the print obtained is very accurate. Similarly, the paper can be used in dot-matrix and impact printers, 
where the striking head releases dye to interact with the clay. NCR stands for No Carbon Required so whatever is written onto the top copy duplicates onto all other copies of the form. Also known as carbonless forms they are often used by companies for invoices, order forms, quotations, credit notes, receipts and purchase order forms. Litho printed in ONE or TWO colours on PEFC certified paper.

We provide both pads and books, however we can also provide loose sets if required. Our standard NCR is duplicate (2-part) or triplicate (3-part) but we would be happy to provide a bespoke quotation for whatever your requirement. We can also number, perforate or drill, and print terms and conditions on the reverse of all sheets.

An NCR Pad is where we gum the edge to hold the sets together and provide a piece of card to protect the other forms. The sets can then be torn out as and when required.

An NCR Book is very similar to an NCR Pad but with one or more parts staying fastened in the book and other parts of theset perforated allowing you to tear out a sheet whilst leaving the unperforated form safely in the book.

Litho printed in ONE or TWO colours on PEFC certified paper. Choice of 2 part, 3 part or 4 part sets. Each set glued at the head If you need something bespoke (double sided, numbering etc) just ask us for a quote.


A flyer or flier, also called a circular, handbill or leaflet, is a form of paper advertisement intended for wide distribution and typically posted or distributed in a public place. Flyers may be used by individuals, businesses, or organizations to: Promote a product or service, such as a restaurant or nightclub. Persuade or send a social, religious, or political message, as in evangelism or political campaign activities on behalf of a political party or candidate. Flyers have been used in armed conflict: For example, airborne leaflet propaganda has been a tactic of psychological warfare. Advertise an event such as a music concert, nightclub appearance, festival, or political rally Like postcards, pamphlets and small posters, flyers are a low-cost form of mass marketing or communication. There are many different flyer formats. Some examples are:
A4 (roughly letterhead size) A5 (roughly half letterhead size) DL (compslip size) A6 (postcard size) Flyers are inexpensive to produce. Their widespread use intensified with the spread of desktop publishing systems. In recent years, the production of flyers through traditional printing services has been supplanted by Internet services; customers may send designs and receive final products by mail.

We can provide you with high quality, glossy or silk full colour leaflets and flyers printed on your choice of quality 115gsm 130gsm 150gsm 170gsm, 300gsm 350gsm or 400gsm paper/board. Our flyers/leaflets are available in both single and double sided format, Leaflets and Flyer Sizes. We can print your promotional flyers/leaflets on A3, A4, A5, A6, A7 and DL size on 130gsm, 150gsm 170gsm and 250gsm gloss paper. For a more executive finish we also offer 130gsm, 170gsm, 350gsm and 400gsm silk paper/board. Our leaflet and flyer printing is suitable for all promotional requirements and our folded leaflets are perfect for takeaway menus or price lists etc.


Printed documents can be folded in a number of different ways. The most common folds are shown below. Paper of around 200gsm and above needs to be creased to prevent it from 'cracking' (tearing). This involves scoring the paper before it is folded.


Most books, booklets, brochures, pamphlets and leaflets are VAT zero rated (you do not pay VAT). However: If your printed document includes an area intended to be written on (such as a form or a section to be completed and returned) it MAY be classed as VAT standard rated; If your document can be used to gain entry to an event or premises (e.g."free entry with this leaflet") then it WILL be classed as VAT standard rated as it will be regarded as a ticket; If your document can be used to gain a discount on goods or services (e.g. "10% off with this leaflet") then once again you WILL have to pay VAT as it will be regarded as a voucher. HM Customs and Revenue state that to qualify for VAT zero rating, a leaflet must be of a 'ephemeral nature' (!). What that means in plain English is that the leaflet must be designed to be read a few times and then thrown away. Therefore 'leaflets' which are intended to be displayed in shop windows would be classed as posters and would be subject to VAT at standard rate; 

If a leaflet is designed to accompany some other product or service, for example an instruction leaflet, it is classed as VAT zero rated. However, if the leaflet's main function means that it should be kept or used for a specific purpose in its own right it would NOT be classed as a leaflet. An example would be a calendar. Finally, if the leaflet is laminated or encapsulated, HM Customs and Revenue consider this to mean that it is intended to be kept by the recipient and is therefore VAT standard rated. They also consider the use of thick paper or card as another indicator that a leaflet may be designed to be retained and could therefore class it as VAT standard rated, depending upon the content of the leaflet.A warning... for ease, some printing companies charge VAT on everything. However, ANGEL DESIGN AND PRINT reviews each order on a case-by-case basis and WON'T charge you VAT on products which are zero rated.


High-volume lithography is used presently to produce posters, maps, books, newspapers, and packaging—just about any smooth, mass-produced item with print and graphics on it. Most books, indeed all types of high-volume text, are now printed using offset lithography.
For offset lithography, which depends on photographic processes, flexible aluminum, polyester, mylar or paper printing plates are used instead of stone tablets. Modern printing plates have a brushed or roughened texture and are covered with a photosensitive emulsion. A photographic negative of the desired image is placed in contact with the emulsion and the plate is exposed to ultraviolet light. After development, the
emulsion shows a reverse of the negative image, which is thus a duplicate of the original (positive) image. The image on the plate emulsion can also be created by direct laser imaging in a CTP (Computer-To-Plate) device known as a platesetter. The positive image is the emulsion that remains after imaging. Non-image portions of the emulsion have traditionally been removed by a chemical process, though in recent times plates have come available which do not require such processing.
The plate is affixed to a cylinder on a printing press. Dampening rollers apply water, which covers the blank portions of the plate but is repelled by the emulsion of the image area. Hydrophobic ink, which is repelled by the water and only adheres to the emulsion of the image area, is then applied by the inking rollers.
If this image were transferred directly to paper, it would create a mirror-type image and the paper would become too wet. Instead, the plate rolls against a cylinder covered with a rubber blanket, which squeezes away the water, picks up the ink and transfers it to the paper with uniform pressure. The paper passes between the blanket cylinder and a counter-pressure or impression cylinder and the image is transferred to the paper. Because the image is first transferred, or offset to the rubber blanket cylinder, this reproduction method is known as offset
lithography or offset printing.
Many innovations and technical refinements have been made in printing processes and presses over the years, including the development of presses with multiple units (each containing one printing plate) that can print multi-color images in one pass on both sides of the sheet, and presses that accommodate continuous rolls (webs) of paper, known as web presses. Another innovation was the continuous dampening system first introduced by Dahlgren instead of the old method which is still used on older presses (conventional dampening), which are rollers covered with molleton (cloth) which absorbs the water. This increased control of the water flow to the plate and allowed for better ink and water balance. Current dampening systems include a "delta effect or vario " which slows the roller in contact with the plate, thus creating a sweeping movement over the ink image to clean impurities known as "hickies".
The process of lithography printing is seen here. This simplified version of a lithographic printing press gives you an idea of how the printing process works. This press is also called an ink pyramid due to the fact that the ink is transferred through several layers of rollers with different purposes.The lithographic printing presses are commonly used in newspaper production where fast rolling and jumping rolls are a famous part of the pressing scene in every newspaper production movie.
The advent of desktop publishing made it possible for type and images to be modified easily on personal computers for eventual printing by desktop or commercial presses. The development of digital imagesetters enabled print shops to produce negatives for platemaking directly from digital input, skipping the intermediate step of photographing an actual page layout. The development of the digital platesetter during the late 20th century eliminated film negatives altogether by exposing printing plates directly from digital input, a process known as computer to plate printing.

bottom of page