Artwork, typesetting, design and pre–press services

Since 2004, I have offered an independent and reliable service to printers, marketing teams and office suppliers nationwide.

About

Since 2004, I have offered a cost-effective range of print related services from general artworking to typesetting, design and pre-press. My clients are largely made up of print managers, office suppliers and marketing teams, many of which I work with on a daily basis. I either provide a complete outsourced solution, or work with them as holiday cover, or overflow to an in-house studio.

If you feel my services could be of use, please do get in touch.

Experienced

I have well over twenty years experience in the print industry, working on a wide range of projects in various business sectors. From brochures and business stationery, to large format and POS graphics.

Secure File Archiving

All artwork is produced using the latest industry standard Adobe software and files are stored on our secure server for easy retrieval. This ensures all future updates and re-prints can be carried out simply and efficiently. No more lost artwork files.

Swift Turnaround

I aim to provide proofs of smaller projects, such as business cards, stationery, and forms within 24 hours. Timescales on larger projects will be discussed and agreed on.

“We have used Chris Holloway for many years now - everything from brochures to stationery. I always find him willing to help, work to tight deadlines, and put ideas to paper. We wouldn't use anyone else!”

D. Andreou

20+

print trade
customers

99%

of work gained by
recommendation

20,000+

completed
print jobs

Services

General artworking

Popular with many print management and office suppliers, my general artworking service provides artwork for a wide variety of printed materials where little or no creative input is required. This quick turnaround service provides print-ready artwork for everything stationery items through to business forms and labels. All artwork is archived to our secure server to ensure all future updates and reprints are simple and efficient.

Typesetting & page layout

I have extensive experience of typesetting brochures, books, newsletters and reports – either designing from scratch or working to the clients brand guidelines or current literature to ensure complete brand continuity. Text is accepted in most formats and I can also provide OCR scanning and keying where required.

Vector logo illustration

If you have an existing logo but don’t have it in a vector format then this can be redrawn for you. Logos displayed on your website will generally be low resolution and unless you have the original design files, it will not be suitable for print, in this instance your logo will need to be redrawn. You can supply the existing logo in any format, be it on a printed piece of paper, in a word document or on your website. Once redrawn, it will be supplied as a scalable vector graphic in AI, EPS and PDF Formats.

Pre-press file checking

From checking a file has the correct bleeds and trim marks, through to colours, finishes and cutter guides, I review your clients supplied artwork and flag any possible issues. If possible, I can also provide a cost to fix these, giving you the option to amend the artwork, or asking your client to supply a revised file. This helps to ensure a smooth production process once the file has gone to press.

Brand policing

When multiple people within an organisation are purchasing print and design, there is often the risk that they are not all completely aware of the brand and it’s usage, and while marketing may protect the brand, other departments may not. To resolve this, a complete range of branded samples can be collected, and each item evaluated for brand compliance. The evaluation covers everything from the use of logos, fonts, colours and the positioning of these elements. A report is then created detailing any deviations from the brand, and any suitable recommendations to fix them.

“I’ve worked with Chris for many years, the service he provides to me and my clients is invaluable.”

I. Hold - OfficeTeam Limited

General artworking

Typesetting & page layout

Business forms & stationery

Logo illustration

Brand policing

Cutter guide illustration

Pre-press file checking

Foil & spot UV set-up

Providing my clients with a high standard of service is something which is very much embedded throughout my work. By consistently working closely with them I gain an understanding of how they work and how I can adapt my services to suit. It is this commitment to service that I believe makes me stand out.

A high quality and dependable, artwork and typesetting service that doesn’t cost the earth.

Each month we plant enough trees to offset our carbon footprint. Find out more >

24

trees planted
every month

2.3

tonnes of CO2
removed every month