Tel: 020 8659 6900
We are Thompson Litho, a friendly, family owned company aiming to supply good honest advice on your printing needs and produce the print you require at the best possible prices.
We were established in 1992 and have steadily grown, keeping up with the technological changes in the print industry, investing in the best quality equipment available in our market sector and complying with all the environmental and Health & Saftey regulations.
We’re not an internet based company operating from home or an office you cannot visit, if you would like to call on us, meet everyone, see the presses run or just smell the ink you’re more than welcome.
We will print almost anything, stationary, leaflets, posters, postcards, invitations, NCR pads and much more.
Many of our clients are print management companies where confidentiality is paramount, all we will say is that we print for many of the largest companies within the UK.
If we can not produce the job you require in house we will tell you, then we can either handle the job for you using our trusted suppliers or often we put our clients in touch with the relevant suppliers directly.
Simply the best quality and most reliable available. From our CTP system, presses, diecutting platen, Guillotine and folder there’s only one badge in our building!
All our plant really is on site and in the building, meaning we welcome visitors to our factory in Beckenham, often having customers bring their files in and wait with coffee in hand to see the job on press. Many web sites will boast of huge plant lists with an extraordinarily diverse print abillity, on our site you will find what equipment we really have and what we really do ourselves.
Either by ourselves in our unbranded Citroen van, capable of carrying half a ton of printed material, or overnight using a national courier with on line parcel tracking.
We discuss each job individually to establish the most cost effective method of delivery, either by ourselves, free of charge locally, nationwide courier next day, before 12.00 or before 9.30. All options are available
Our clients generally supply their own artwork files, we output from all the leading professional software packages such as QuarkXPress, Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and of course Acrobat PDF.
We are also able to accept many Microsoft formats such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher.
We do undertake typesetting and general artwork creation but prefer to leave creative design to the professionals, we have a list of trusted companies we can put you in touch with.
Environmental concerns are at the forefront of everyone's minds and we at Thompson Litho take our impact on the environment seriously, our Heidelberg Topsetter computer to plate system is as green as possible having been calibrated to output Fuji Pro-T processless plates.
These plates use the lowest possible power consumption and use NO CHEMICALS WHATSOEVER after imaging.
Ask anyone what printing presses are the best and even people with little need for print know the answer is Heidelberg.
Our Heidelberg Speedmaster 52 is computer controlled and can makeready a job in minutes, saving both time and waste, it will even print at 15,000 sheets per hour.
Smaller print runs and the ability to print up to A1 posters are catered for by our Epson 7600 wide format inkjet printer, and OKI SRA3 digital printer.
Whether for proofing print jobs or outputting posters, short run leaflets or business cards, these two machines produce the quality and speed our customers demand, again our clients often get a ‘while you wait’ service.
Heidelberg equipment again carries out the finishing on all our jobs, from simple guillotining to die cutting custom shapes, folding or hand finishing, all on the premises.
Printers have been recycling their waste long before it was seen as the right thing to do, we are no different and have been recycling waste paper for over 15 years. We have ours collected weekly by one of the country’s largest waste paper management companies.
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