School magazine printing

A 204 page high quality glossy printed school magazine beautifully printed in full colour throughout. Finished with square backed PUR binding, contrasting matt lamination and spot gloss UV varnish on the outer cover. This is an accomplished and long-lasting printed publication that staff and students can keep and enjoy for many years.

Project Type:

Litho printing, full colour printing, magazine printing, printing for schools, PUR binding, matt laminate, spot UV varnish, specialist finishing.


  • Size: A4 portrait
  • Pagination: 4pp cover + 200pp text section
  • Cover material: 250gsm Galerie Art Satin FSC
  • Text material: 130gsm Galerie Art Satin FSC
  • Print: Print full colour CMYK throughout
  • Specialist finish: Matt laminate outer cover + spot UV title and image on cover
  • Quantity: 2,000 copies


We have a host of experience in printing for schools and we are proud to work with a local grammar school in producing their school magazine.

The annual publication showcases student achievements in sports, music, arts and of course the academic and social side of the school.

Editorial control of the magazine production is entrusted to the senior year student magazine team each year and they are fully responsible for the design of the project.

To help with the process the studio team at Scanplus help with advice, page artwork templates and feedback on any artwork issues – good quality high resolution images, appropriate bleed allowance and page trim marks are all essential factors in providing print-ready files.

Once the students have finalised their first draft artwork we produce a few advance proof copies of the made-up book for the editorial team to check everything over. These book proof copies give the team a welcome opportunity to make any late changes to the artwork before we proceed with print production.

On approval we litho printed the magazine in full colour and bound with a square backed PUR finish. The crisp design lines, vibrant images and matt laminated outer cover with spot gloss UV finish combined together to define a tactile, professional looking printed piece. The completed magazine was outstanding and the students (who had given hours of their spare time to the cause) involved in the project deserve high praise indeed.

Students, parents, staff and alumni alike were delighted with the finished magazines. We hope that the experience of working with Scanplus has helped give the students some help and knowledge of the print publishing process that will hold them in good stead for years to come.

Die cut brochure

A cleverly designed 16 page bespoke brochure printed in full colour on a white matte paper with saddle stitch finish and utilising precision die-cut apertures to register with key printed symbols on an extra-wide gatefold style outer cover. A cleverly designed, striking printed annual review publication.

Project Type:

Litho printing, full colour printing, bespoke brochure printing, die cutting, custom shape brochure, saddle stitch binding, gatefold brochure cover.


  • Size: A4 portrait
  • Pagination: 8pp gatefold cover + 8pp text section
  • Cover material: 300gsm Edixion Challenger Offset FSC
  • Text material: 190gsm Edixion Challenger Offset FSC
  • Print: Print full colour CMYK throughout
  • Specialist finish: Die cut gatefold cover to bespoke shape
  • Quantity: 1500 copies


Working alongside our client, a top London creative agency, we were asked to produce a bespoke brochure for a medical research organisation.

The captivating feature of the staple stitched brochure was a die cut folded gatefold cover that incorporated custom shaped apertures that had to perfectly align with the printed shapes beneath.

Using an uncoated FSC paper we litho printed in CMYK achieving strong, vibrant colours.

Our client was delighted with the finished printed brochures and in particular the unique cover that not only looked great visually but also worked well with the design.

The secret to success was the close collaboration between our production team and our client’s design team prior to print production to ensure that the mechanics and position of the apertures worked successfully. It was a great idea for using a complex design and looked fabulous on completion.

The finished result helped demonstrate the benefits of tender, loving care and was very well received by all concerned.


Education guidebook

A resourceful bespoke printed guidebook comprising 19 full colour leaves beautifully printed on thick card, gloss encapsulated throughout, cut to shape and bound using vibrant coloured wire along not one edge but two.

Astutely designed with bound-in die-cut printed protractor and set square and used as a reference guide for visiting school groups with an emphasis on durability due to excessive handling and frequent use. This inspiring educational aid is a schoolkid’s favourite and is a printed equivalent of the Swiss army knife!

Project Type:

Digital printing, full colour printing, bespoke guidebook printing, die cutting, custom shape brochure, wiro binding, encapsulation.


  • Size: 170 x 240mm portrait
  • Pagination: 38pp
  • Material: 350gsm Symbol Freelife Satin FSC
  • Print: Print full colour CMYK throughout
  • Specialist finish: Die cut multiple pages to bespoke sizes and shapes
  • Extras: All sheets encapsulated in high gloss prior to die cutting. Die cut encapsulated sheets collated, punched and wiro bound.
  • Quantity: 50 copies


As one of the top London museums our client specialises in providing on-site activities for school visitors.

As part of their Discovering Architecture exhibition they required Information Guidebooks that were vibrant for colour, stimulating for the children and most importantly safe and durable so they could be handled and passed around students.

In collaboration with their design team we were tasked to die cut each page into bespoke shapes.

All leaves were covered in thick gloss encapsulation to give a robust finish so that children of all ages could utilise the components of the guidebook the activities and pass it on in good condition for the next session.

We completed the printed guidebook with a double wiro-bound finish. With strong and bold colours, our client was delighted with the final result.

Most importantly it passed the child handling test and is arguably one of the most durable and bespoke shaped books we have ever produced!

Printed dissolver

An eye-catching interactive printed marketing dissolver vibrantly produced in full colour on a smooth white silk card, die-cut to shape and cleverly assembled with thumb cut ‘pull’ tab mechanism.

When gently eased down the main picture slowly transforms to reveal the key word ‘Worklife’. Each printed direct mailer was then enclosed in a polybag with personalised carrier sheet and was posted to targeted buyers on our customers mailing database. Collaborating with the design team at concept stage we helped fine-tune the paper mechanics by providing advance dummies and artwork template guidance for printing.

Project Type:

Litho printing, bespoke direct mail, die cutting, personalisation, full colour printing, mailing & fulfilment, postage savings.


  • Size: A5 portrait
  • Pagination: 4pp slipcase + 2pp insert + 1pp carrier sheet
  • Material: Slipcase + insert 250gsm silk FSC. Carrier sheet 120gsm offset.
  • Print: Print full colour CMYK throughout
  • Specialist finish: Die cut slipcase, glue and make up. Enclose insert.
  • Extras: Personalise carrier sheet, enclose into polybag with slipcase & insert, seal and post to UK addresses
  • Quantity: 4,989 copies



Our client working in the property sector wanted to produce a direct mail piece with a difference to their mailing list to promote the launch of a new property development. We produced a slipcase which had a series of die cuts that lined up with the insert inside.

Visually it appeared as one piece but when you pulled the insert up it had a dissolver effect to create a change of image. The finished result was unique with some mystical intrigue!

Each direct mail piece was enclosed in a polybag with a personalised carrier sheet and distributed to various addresses across the UK.

The client was delighted with the finished result. They wanted a marketing campaign with a difference that focussed client interest and this printed mailer did exactly that!

The printed hardback book features a tactile paper mounted over board cover combining full colour printing, soft touch lamination and silver foil blocking. The text section, thread sewn and index tabbed completed the case bound book which also featured three brightly coloured silk ribbon markers.

This short run luxury printed case bound book was produced for a meeting of European industry leaders. The books were much admired and all of the copies were kept by each guest as a keepsake for the event. A second print run order with a lower cost softback cover replacing the hardback version was subsequently ordered to meet popular demand.

Project Type:

Digital printing, short run book printing, hardback, softback, full colour printing, specialist finish, tab indexing, soft touch lamination, silver foil blocking.


  • Size: 220 x 170mm
  • Pagination: 4pp cover + 84pp text
  • Cover material: Hardback version on white silk FSC 150gsm mounted over greyboard with plain white endpapers. Softback version on white silk FSC 300gsm.
  • Text paper material (for both hardback and softback versions): Inspira Pre Print White Offset FSC 160gsm.
  • Print: Print full colour CMYK throughout
  • Specialist finish: Soft touch laminate and matt silver foil block to outer covers. 6 tab indexed text sections and 3 ribbon markers (black, red and silver) to affix to hardback version.
  • Binding – hardback version: Mount covers over board and case bind with endpapers, thread sew text, draw-on cover, tab index and affix 3 x ribbons.
  • Binding – softback version: PUR bind
  • Quantity: 100 copies each of hardback and softback versions


Our client wanted to produce a commemorative book printing for their annual conference but had a limited budget. ‘Premium’ copies were needed to give to guests at the function and ‘standard’ copies for distribution to stakeholders after the event. They sought our advice for retaining high-end quality whilst keeping costs manageable and our proposal was gratefully accepted.

The text was digitally printed, folded and collated in sections. The standard copies had a soft cover PUR bound text and the premium version had a hardbound cased cover with thread sewn text. Everything was adapted from a generic artwork supplied to us.

Both digitally printed covers were enhanced by the smooth tactility of soft touch laminate and matt silver foil. The hardback version needed extra special attention with step tabbed indexed text pages and a tri-colour of ribbon markers (red, black and silver).

The client was delighted with their printed books and they received many positive comments from recipients who looked forward to keeping their book for years to come!

A traditional record album sleeve, vibrant printed in full colour onto a smooth coated record one-sided board, with a standard 3mm capacity creased spine, folded and glued to hold a 12 inch vinyl disc.

Project Type: Record sleeve printing, digital printing, 12″ albums, full colour printing.


  • Size: 12″ album sleeve
  • Text material: 300gsm single sided coated board
  • Print: Full colour CMYK printing
  • Finish: Printed onto coated side
  • Quantity: 200 copies


Artwork for this short run order was created entirely from scratch by this customer using the design tools and sleeve template guides freely available on our online ordering platform If you have always wanted to produce your very own sleeve design here is your chance – simply follow the link above. We are record sleeve specialists and produce a wide range of printed options from printed 7 inch record sleeves, printed 10 inch record sleeves and printed 12 inch record sleeves in a variety of styles – Smooth or textured surface. Gatefold (double), album and single (with no spine margin) formats.


Layflat brochure printing

A beautifully printed promotional marketing brochure with tactile Soft Touch laminate throughout and bound using our revolutionary layflat binding technology.

This specialist finish enables book spreads to be opened completely flat to allow text and images to flow seamlessly across each spread. No more lost spine margins or compromised graphics!

We bind these printed spreads by laminating the printed side, creasing along the spine, folding and gluing the left and right hand pages to each adjacent spread so each leaf has double paper thickness.

A premium quality and durable solution for your printed product catalogues and printed event photobooks.

Project Type: Brochure printing, digital printing, lay flat binding, bespoke brochure, luxury print finishes, premium brochure printing, duplexing, soft touch laminate, spot gloss UV.


  • Size: 280 x 200mm portrait
  • Pagination: 4pp cover + 28pp text
  • Cover stock: Novatech Silk FSC 250gsm + card stiffener
  • Text stock: Novatech Silk FSC 170gsm duplexed to 340gsm
  • Print: Print in full colour CMYK
  • Finishing: All spreads soft touch laminated and duplexed, mount cover
  • Specialist finishing: Spot gloss UV to front cover
  • Quantity: 150 copies


Our clients marketing team required a luxurious printed promotional brochure to help sell new build homes across a prime property development.

Because of the extent of the double page spread pictures and floorplan guides it was imperative that all pages could open out completely flat so that no details were lost or were difficult to read in the spine margins.

Printed lay flat binding was the best solution for this requirement and the additional page thickness created by gluing the pages back to back added to the premium profile.

The soft touch laminate finish throughout the book also contributed a smooth tactile feel that enhanced the overall quality of the piece.

The launch events were very successful and our happy customer thanked us for contributing to the success of the campaign by producing a top quality professionally printed brochure.

An inspiring creative colour printed desk calendar with personalised printed card cover and beautifully calendar month leaves printed onto a soft smooth matte paper.

Stylishly wiro-bound using a bulky Colorplan 350gsm tent card style base in a range of wire and board colour combinations.

These calendars fit snugly into standard card envelopes and can be despatched to your UK and worldwide mailing database by standard first or second class tariff post at exceptionally cheap prices.

A great way for your business to retain a presence in the most important places (on your customers desks) but don’t leave it too late. Talk to us now before Christmas arrives too soon!!

Project Type: Calendar printing, litho printing, events calendar, desk calendar, personalised company calendars, full colour printing, wiro binding.


  • Size: 138 x 138mm
  • Pagination: 2pp x 14 leaves
  • Text material: Challenger Offset FSC 250gsm
  • Tent card base material: Popset Black FSC 300gsm
  • Print: Full colour CMYK printing
  • Finish: Wiro bound and mounted on tent card base
  • Quantity: 1,000 copies


A regular tradition for Scanplus is to produce our own personalised printed calendars that we send to our lovely clients.

In previous years our calendar printing design focused around London landmarks so this year we wanted to produce something a little different.

We decided the theme for the 2020 printed calendars would be an ‘Events Calendar’.

Designed at our in-house studio we incorporated a mixture of important, random and amusing events that fall during the year 2020.

The printed calendars were litho printed in vibrant colours at a small but effective size that we think sits well on people’s desks throughout the year.

The standard black wiro bound finish works really well against the black tent card base.

We were delighted with the feedback from our customers, many of whom have received a printed calendar each year for as long as we can remember!

It was a fun project to pull together which we all of the Scanplus team contributed towards.

Whilst some of the special days throughout the year need no introduction there are a number of quirky days that bring a smile to your face when reading about them.

Next day colour leaflets brilliantly printed onto a smooth bright white part recycled coated paper featuring succulent recipe shots that make you hungry for more!

Once printed, the menu cards were automatically collated, drilled in sets and enclosed into a pre-printed carrier sleeve for recipients to add to their ‘Recipes’ ring binder at home.

At the time this food delivery concept was relatively new and it became hugely successful. We watched our customers business grow from a very small localised operation to a global force over a relatively short space of time.

It was hard work but great fun and we like to think that we played a very small part in their success!

Project Type: Recipe card printing, leaflet printing, digital printing, personalised printing, luxury papers, collating and inserting, direct mail & fulfilment.


  • Size: 250 x 175mm landscape
  • Pagination: 2pp
  • Stock: Silk FSC 300gsm
  • Print: Full colour CMYK throughout.
  • Finishing: Trim to size by version.
  • Extras: Collate recipe cards into sets as per database supplied, insert into slipcase and carton pack in specific batches for client to pack with fresh food produce.
  • Quantities: Total cards 130,000 copies per week.


We produced weekly recipe card leaflet printing to go into our client’s bespoke fresh meal order boxes to a strict deadline.

Printed leaflets in the quantities and as described above were produced inside a 48 hour timeframe between Tuesday and Thursday every week.

The printed collated inserts were delivered directly to food packaging specialists who inserted with fresh food into boxes and managed nationwide distribution of bespoke fresh food packs to over 30,000 homes in the UK every week.

On our part the scheduling was absolutely crucial in order to complete our key part of the supply chain but our high-quality digital printing and super-efficient staff reliably supported the client over a six year contract period and never let them down.

Great quality leaflet printing in large quantities delivered in short turnaround times by the Scanplus team.

Printed display graphic

A bespoke supersize (10 x 3 metre) wall-to-wall self-adhesive vinyl increased brand awareness at our customers busy Central London office. Printed in vibrant full colour onto a high quality Phototex vinyl using our professional large format UV roll-to-roll printers.
On completion of our standard pre-installation site survey (to confirm sizes were correct and wall surfaces were suitable) our professional display graphics team completed the installation, by arrangement, outside office hours.

The next morning the customer’s office team were surprised and delighted to see their new wall graphic. Durable and easy to clean with warm soapy water it will last for many years.

Project Type: Printed display graphics, bespoke vinyl wall graphics, large format print, self-adhesive vinyl, full colour wall branding, installation.


  • Size: 6,560 x 3000mm
  • Pagination: 1pp (produced in 4 x panels due to size)
  • Material: Self-adhesive wall vinyl (internal use)
  • Print: Full colour digital printing
  • Finish: Matt seal
  • Additional: Installation out of office hours


Our client needed a display graphic design printed and mounted to a large internal wall in their meeting area for on-site events.

With a short deadline of 4 days including installation we began with an initial site visit to measure dimensions and prepare the existing wall.

With dimensions confirmed we were able to print the large format display graphic onto a self-adhesive wall vinyl material.

By arrangement our team completed the onsite installation out of hours to minimise inconvenience to staff.

Due to the substantial size of the full colour wall graphic it was printed in 4 sections which were carefully aligned before affixing to the wall.

The installation was competed in good time for the event and looks fabulous!