Why IC

With our years of experience of the industry and our ISO 9001 accreditation, IC Printing are perfectly geared up to provide you with a friendly, efficient and environmentally responsible service on all sizes and types of print requirements.

  • Big enough to effectively manage all requirements
  • In-house design team
  • Small enough to give personal and friendly service
  • Flexibility to fit your specific requirements
  • End-to-end project management
  • Over 20 years successful track record
  • Long established clients of all sizes
  • ISO 9001 accredited
  • Advice for which type of print process your project requires

Equipment

Lithographic Printing

We use Heidelberg (the Gold Standard in print machines!) presses for the lithographic printing process, these are listed below:

  • 5 colour press (4 process colours plus seal or 5th colour)
  • 4 colour press (4 process colours or spot colours)
    with numbering and perforating unit, both of these presses are used for full colour printing.
  • 2 colour press and a 1 colour press
    these presses are used for business stationery requirements, and also have numbering and perforating units capabilities if required

Digital Printing

For shorter run requirements of full colour or black only we use the digital printing method that alleviates the use of printing plates and uses a toner based principle, in which the image is sent direct from an Apple Mac design computer to the press, and then finished in the conventional way.

We also have plans to increase our digital printing capability in the very near future.

Environment

We also take our environmental responsibilities very seriously.

Our printing plates are produced without the use of chemicals, the image being created by laser diodes, rather than the old method of exposure to UV light and then developed with chemicals.

This means there is no waste film, chemicals or contaminated water for the environment to deal with and the aluminium plates are recycled.

Bio inks or vegetable oil based ink are used wherever they are compatible with the required materials.

All waste inks and tins are collected by a specialist waste control company and are treated in compliance with the 1990 Environmental Protection Act and all relevant legislation.

We also endeavour to use recycled and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certificated paper and board whenever possible.

Recycled material is not always the most cost effective option when producing printed items and for this reason we allow our customers to make that decision based on their budget for the job.

All of our paper waste is collected for recycling, amounting to in excess of six tonnes per year! We also donate our paper offcuts to local primary and nursery schools!