How To Design A Brilliant Business Card

Make A Brilliant Business Card

We print hundreds of business cards here at Print Colchester every week, so we see a lot of different approaches to the design. If you are stuck for how to set yours up then read on – it really is quite simple. What Size Should I Make My Business Card? In the UK business cards generally…

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Free Compliments Slips When You Order Letterheads

Free Compliments Slips With Letterheads

Business Stationery For The New Year Every business needs letterheads. Professional communications require the use of letterheads not only to add kudos to your letters and invoices, but also to impart your contact details and terms of business in a clear and deliberate manner. Similarly compliments slips are a mainstay of the business stationery world…

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Web Design In Colchester

Webwalrus - Web Design In Colchester

Every business needs a website. They are the best tool for promoting and marketing your services and products. But how do you find someone to help you out with web design in Colchester? There are many to choose from, but we think our friends over at are one of the best choices. Web Design In…

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Make a PDF file ready for printing

make a PDF file

Printers love the pdf format; it is easy to view on a wide range of computer systems, it has a good chance of containing high quality images at relatively small file sizes and it contains all the relevant font information they require to make accurate prints. This is why whenever our customers bring us PDF files…

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Make Your Own Football Stickers

Football stickers at print colchester

Football Sticker Generator Whilst the world warms up for World Cup Fever, Panini have come up with a clever way to make your very own Football stickers, with you as the star! Just upload your likeness to their website, choose your teams kit, add a caption and you are ready to go. A brilliant example…

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Printing and that tricky dpi (revisited)


There are many numbers in life that are considered a measure of quality. Most are confusing to some extent, as they are often twisted by marketers into selling points. Lets take effort for example – it’s no longer acceptable to give 100%, it’s 110% minimum these days! How Digital Made The Dpi Go Up Remember…

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Scanning In Colchester

Here at Print Colchester we offer a range of services, including the most comprehensive range of scanning in Colchester. Our services are tailored to our customer requirements, whether you need large format scans at up to A0 sizes, or just a simple A4 document scanned. We cater for scanning architects plans, large multi-page documents and…

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A Great Leaflet Printing Deal From Print Colchester

Leaflet Printing Offer Now On

Leaflets are a brilliant way to promote your business. Whether you are looking to provide an extra promotional push for your club, small business or take-away – leaflet printing can really help push business to your door. The highly graphical nature of the modern leaflet is a great attention grabber and in this super fast…

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Wallpaper Printing – Design Your Own Mural Today

Wallpaper Printing at Print Colchester

Many people these days are looking for new and exciting ways to decorate and personalise their homes. Although it is easy to put a few pictures up it hasn’t always been quite as simple to dramatically transform the whole impression of an interior. Some of our customers have discovered a great new way to achieve…

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Free Wedding Invitations Design Pack

Wedding Invitations Kit

Everybody needs a little help with something every now and again – and when you are to be married that longing for assistance can be stronger than ever. All those decisions to make – where will it be, when will it be, shall we invite cousin Mordred, what colour for my neckerchief… it all adds…

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Typography Tips – Our Top Five

Typography Tips

Typography Design Tips The way you present yourself with typography has a big impact on your customer’s impression of you. There are many elements to consider when designing with type and the way you present yourself both online and in print is the culmination of all of these elements. Colour, typeface choice, weight and spacing…

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On The Road with Print Colchester

Have Designer Will Travel

Can’t Get Out of the Office When you’ve got some great ideas for marketing, sometimes all you need is a designer to chat things through with and help realise your plans. But even though our town centre studio is super easy to pop in to and say hi, some of you busy people don’t always…

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Free Design With Your Leaflets

Graphic Design in Colchester

All this wet weather can really put a cloud over your promotions this time of year, so to cheer everyone up we thought we’d make promoting your business a little bit easier by offering a real bargain., All you need to do to take advantage of this offer is order your express leaflets in the…

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How to create perfect printing files – our whizzy guide

How to prepare your work for CMYK printing

We’ve been busy beavering away with our in-house web design team and come up with a great new page that not only illustrates our design skills, but could help you with yours too! Would you like a bit of extra help preparing your CMYK print files? Then check out our new whizzy guide to getting…

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3 Steps To More Cost Effective Leaflets

Don't waste money on leaflets

There are no two ways about it- printing leaflets to promote your next event or product can cost a lot of money. But there are some simple, cost effective methods you can employ to lessen the financial impact of your advertising. Let’s have a look at some of your options. 1. Think Targeted Small runs…

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Designing Invitations – Our Top Tips

Designing Invitations at Print Colchester

Think Beautiful When Designing Invitations Everybody loves a party, and whether it’s a new baby, a wedding, or the opening of your new business – an excellent way of announcing the big event is with an invitation. Receiving some beautiful print work through the post can really help events stick in people’s minds (and calendars).…

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Use Laser Cutting For Your Next Project

Laser Cutting at Print Colchester

I Don’t Expect You To Talk… When people mention laser cutting the image that obviously springs to mind is that of James Bond strapped to a table, a piercing light inches from his most delicate areas.  But secret agents aren’t the only ones these days though to come in contact with this breakthrough technology- what…

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When Designing Flyers, Make Your Headlines Count

Flyer Design- Make Your Headline Count

Flyer Design In business a great way of getting your message across is with a flyer or leaflet. They are a brilliant tool for marketing as they make it possible to accurately communicate an idea without your message becoming confused. The act of actually giving your customer a something physical can also bring a lot…

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A Quick Guide To Pantone Colours

Printed Pantone Swatches

Colour matching can be a bit of a mine-field, but thankfully the print trade has one guy on its side when it comes to perfect colours- Mr Pantone. What exactly is the Pantone colour matching system? The Pantone Matching System (or PMS for short) is a standard set of inks around which a whole range…

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5 things to consider when designing posters

Large Poster Printing

Following on from yesterdays post regarding how to create great leaflets comes this informative article from one of our favourite sites- digital printing blog. It goes through the five major points to remember when designing posters- Purpose, Audience, Colour, Images and Text. We won’t go through the whole lot here but to summarise: keep posters bold…

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The 3 Ws Of Flyer Design

Express Flyers & Leaflets - Flyer Design

Flyer Design – A Quick Primer Designing promotional print can be a tricky business if you are new to it or are filling in until you can get  professional flyer design. But if you keep these three basic ideas in mind for your design you can’t go far wrong. Who! Sometimes known as target audience,…

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The perfect stock

I’ve heard that all the best stocks are jellified. When it comes to printing I’m not so sure. Here at Print Colchester we hold a wide range of papers perfect for printing posters, flyers and leaflets. If you need reports rapidly processed we’ve got the right stock for that too. Even digital photograph printing has…

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