We offer both digital printing and litho printing to enable us to offer you the most cost effective print methods whatever your requirements.

Litho Printing

Definition: Litho printing (also called Offset Lithography) has remained the industry standard printing process due to its advantages in quality, efficiency and high volume runs it achieves. All print areas are utilised by offset print. Producing company stationery, promotional literature, magazines, catalogues and packaging.

How we do it: Firstly Printing Plates are made and loaded onto our Litho Press. Then the ink from the plate is transferred to a rubber blanket, and from that blanket onto paper (Offset Printing). This is done using the fundamental concept that water and oil do not mix.

With litho print you can expect:

  • Long Runs
  • Cost Effective
  • High Quality Printing
  • Extremely Accurate Colour Reproduction
  • The Ability To Use Metallic Inks, For Example, Gold & Silver

Digital Printing

Definition: Digital print is so much more than just the answer to your short run dilemma. With the latest technology we can introduce personalised marketing solutions, using variable data printing there is no limit to the exciting possibilities for your new or existing literature.

How we do it: The digital printing process is fairly simple. Firstly artwork is created on a computer (either by you the customer - or by one of our designers) and then sent to the digital press and is printed (much like a laser printer - but with far superior quality). This eliminates some of the processes associated with conventional litho printing (making plates, loading plates, press make ready). So with digital printing you can print smaller quantities in timescale's previously impossible without a paying a fortune.

With digital print you can expect:

  • Short Runs (great for business card printing)
  • Cost Effective
  • Flexible Fast Turnarounds
  • Personalise Each Sheet Of Print (please ask for details)
  • High Quality Printing

Whatever it is that you are looking to achieve, you can rest assured that we have the right solution for you and at exceptionally competitive rates so why go anywhere else!


"From simple business stationery to complex jobs requiring bespoke print and finishing methods, I would have no hesitation in recommending The Printworks - they are a gem of a company.”
- Jayne Odell , Out of the Bleu Creative Design

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Litho Printing in Bassingbourn | The Printworks

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01763 852 579

The Printworks
This is a top quality carton which will hold two whisky glasses. It has a luxury feel which has been created by adding some creative post press finishes. The flat sheets were printed black with white out text. The sheets were then Matt Laminated, we then applied a High Gloss Spot UV Varnish to create the background detail. Once that was done we Hot Foil Blocked the Gold logo and text which was also Embossed before we Die-cut it to shape and glued together by hand.
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