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WE ARE EXPERIENCED B1 LITHO AND DIGITAL PRINTERS WHO REGARD PRINT AS A CRAFT, RATHER THAN A COMMODITY.

Our clients are print management companies, designers, agencies and fellow printers who value the skills, advice and attention to detail that we bring to the brands they work for.

Our hugely experienced team marry decades of traditional experience, with the latest in modern technology and methods. What’s more, our enthusiastic can-do attitude and wealth of knowledge, allows us to offer solutions to a myriad of unusual print requirements.

Whether you need short run digital printing for just 60 posters, or want to utilise our B1 litho press for 50,000 brochures, DB Print offers the ultimate in quality and flexibility.

WE ARE EXPERIENCED B1 LITHO AND DIGITAL PRINTERS WHO REGARD PRINT AS A CRAFT, RATHER THAN A COMMODITY.

Our clients are print management companies, designers, agencies and fellow printers who value the skills, advice and attention to detail that we bring to the brands they work for.

Our hugely experienced team marry decades of traditional experience, with the latest in modern technology and methods. What’s more, our enthusiastic can-do attitude and wealth of knowledge, allows us to offer solutions to a myriad of unusual print requirements.

Whether you need short run digital printing for just 60 posters, or want to utilise our B1 litho press for 50,000 brochures, DB Print offers the ultimate in quality and flexibility.

WHO WE ARE

From the guys in repro, through to the print production and finishing teams, our staff have ink in their blood. Print is our passion and we take great pride in our work. With nearly two centuries of combined industry experience between us and a multitude of specialist industry contacts, rest assured your job will be in safe hands. What’s more, we continue to stay abreast of the latest print innovations, allowing us to continually improve the services we offer our clients.

WHO WE ARE

From the guys in repro, through to the print production and finishing teams, our staff have ink in their blood. Print is our passion and we take great pride in our work. With nearly two centuries of combined industry experience between us and a multitude of specialist industry contacts, rest assured your job will be in safe hands. What’s more, we continue to stay abreast of the latest print innovations, allowing us to continually improve the services we offer our clients.

ROBERT OSBORNE
DIRECTOR (SALES & PRODUCTION)

Rob has 30 years of expertise and an encyclopaedic knowledge of print processes, materials and finishes, allowing him to quickly assess a job and offer realistic timescales and quotations.

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He started in repro at 17 as a wet proofer, completing a four year apprenticeship in printing. In his early twenties Rob seized the opportunity to start his own repro business, which became the foundations of DB Print as it is today. During this time he met Mick Emmings, who while working for another organisation, regularly employed Rob’s services.

With Mick and Jon’s help, Rob has succeeded in building a print company that those in the know have come to rely on, thanks to their solid reputation for reliability, first class quality and unfailing dedication to delivering the trickiest of briefs.

MICK EMMINGS
DIRECTOR (PRE-PRESS)

Mick’s expertise is reprographics and he is closely involved in every job. It is largely thanks to his eagle eyed attention to detail and unrelenting scrutiny that nothing makes it onto the press without first getting past his rigorous quality checks.

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His career began in 1978 when he left school to work for a small reprographic company, completing a four year apprenticeship in 4 colour planning. From there he went on to run a repro department and has continued to be involved in overseeing and managing pre-press departments at a variety of companies, as the industry evolved from manual bench work, to the use of Macs and IT.

Mick joined DB Print in 2008 and clients continue to benefit hugely from his valuable knowledge, meticulous methods and constructive advice.

JON HEARD
DIRECTOR (PRINT PRODUCTION)

Jon joined DB Print in 2007 and is responsible for the make ready, proofing and production of our print. He operates and maintains the presses, monitoring all the critical and highly variable elements that effect print such as temperature, humidity, ink composition and saturation.

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Thanks to Jon’s close attention and continual adjustments, our quality and results are consistent throughout – from the first copy to the last.

Jon started his lengthy career in the industry in 1980, completing a four year apprenticeship in Print. In 1985 he joined The White Dove Press where for 19 years he honed his skills working at the very top end of the print spectrum, producing premium quality, limited edition items for blue chip organisations and high profile clients. These included exquisite limited edition books and prints, some of which were presented to the Queen.

Jon then became the Director of his own commercial printing company which ran for 11 years, before winding this up and eventually bringing his exceptional production expertise to DB.

MICK SMITH
SALES & MARKETING MANAGER

Mick joined DB Print in 2016 bringing with him a wealth of industry experience spanning three decades. He carefully manages the day-to-day flow of print production and purchasing, monitoring schedules and specifications to ensure our high quality standards are maintained.

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Mick learned his trade over a six year apprenticeship as a lithographic plate maker and wet proofer, before moving on to manage a team of five. He subsequently set up an in-house proofing department at one of Europe’s biggest repro houses, where he was instrumental in establishing high colour management and densitometry standards.

During his long career Mick has held many client facing roles as well as running his own trade proofing and print business, so is well versed in translating customer requirements into beautifully produced end products.

MARTYN BARNARD
SENIOR PRINTER

After gaining a City and Guilds printing qualification at college, Martyn began work as a trainee machine minder in 1996, subsequently completing an NVQ Level 2 in Printing. Over the last two decades he has been responsible for minding print on both sheet-fed litho and web presses, producing a range of trade promotional and commercial items.

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As a former Director of a printing company and a qualified internal quality auditor, Martyn is familiar with the broader production context and knows how to deliver the exceptional standards that DB are known for.

He monitors and controls the intricacies of the print process throughout, delivering strict standards of colour consistency, saturation and fit. As a result of his close scrutiny and expertise, we guarantee superior results from the first to the last, no matter the size or quantity of the print run.

STEVE MILLER
FINISHING MANAGER

Steve began his career in print as soon as he left school, completing an apprenticeship in Print Finishing. 35 years later and there is nothing he doesn’t know about achieving a client brief using a range of cutting, creasing, folding, stitching and gluing techniques.

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Steve joined DB Print in 2017 to manage our in-house finishing department, bringing an abundance of skills gained from 27 years running his own finishing business. He collaborates closely with the pre-press and print teams, ensuring that work is laid out to optimise efficient finishing processes, as well as helping to reverse engineer some of the more complex print items in order to achieve the desired results.

Steve is responsible for managing our finishing team, making certain that quality remains consistently high, deadlines are hit and items are carefully packaged according to batch requirements.

WHAT WE DO

We consistently deliver impeccable service and a laser sharp focus on the finer details, bringing to life even the most complex of design briefs. In short, we provide the sort of high quality print solutions that your average printer will struggle to achieve.

Whether it’s tight turnarounds, mass customisation or individually packaged bundles of marketing collateral with multiple components – we turn your vision into a perfectly executed reality.
We can even develop cardboard engineering prototypes, helping you find ways of producing intricately detailed, bespoke 3D items with moving parts.

WHAT WE DO

We consistently deliver impeccable service and a laser sharp focus on the finer details, bringing to life even the most complex of design briefs. In short, we provide the sort of high quality print solutions that your average printer will struggle to achieve.

Whether it’s tight turnarounds, mass customisation or individually packaged bundles of marketing collateral with multiple components – we turn your vision into a perfectly executed reality.
We can even develop cardboard engineering prototypes, helping you find ways of producing intricately detailed, bespoke 3D items with moving parts.

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REPRO

Inconsistencies often occur when one organisation works with multiple designers. RGB versus CMYK, specials, image resolution, formatting – these can all affect the end result. DB Print are that one constant, safeguarding the quality of the brand by checking that artwork files feature appropriate logos, colours and fonts throughout. Plus, we always run a high res proof as part of our quality control process, no matter how small the job may be.

PRINT

We print everything from, brochures, leaflets, posters, point of sale items and direct mail, to folders and 3D engineered items. Our five colour press enables us to economically run a litho seal machine varnish. This adds durability to items with heavy ink coverage, allowing them to be handled quicker, while protecting them from marking.

FINISHING

Our in-house team offer the full range of services and will saddle stitch, bind, die-cut, fold, crease and glue your job as required, hand-finishing things like capacity folders and 3D items. Spot UVs, lamination, foiling, laser cutting and more, can all be used to give your items the wow factor.

PACKING & DISTRIBUTION

After all that care and attention to detail, we don’t take any chances. Our robust, fit-for-purpose packaging and preferred courier service, ensure your precious print cargo arrives intact and on time, anywhere in the world.

REPRO

Inconsistencies often occur when one organisation works with multiple designers. RGB versus CMYK, specials, image resolution, formatting – these can all affect the end result. DB Print are that one constant, safeguarding the quality of the brand by checking that artwork files feature appropriate logos, colours and fonts throughout. Plus, we always run a high res proof as part of our quality control process, no matter how small the job may be.

PRINT

We print everything from, brochures, leaflets, posters, point of sale items and direct mail, to folders and 3D engineered items. Our five colour press enables us to economically run a litho seal machine varnish. This adds durability to items with heavy ink coverage, allowing them to be handled quicker, while protecting them from marking.

FINISHING

Our in-house team offer the full range of services and will saddle stitch, bind, die-cut, fold, crease and glue your job as required, hand-finishing things like capacity folders and 3D items. Spot UVs, lamination, foiling, laser cutting and more, can all be used to give your items the wow factor.

PACKING & DISTRIBUTION

After all that care and attention to detail, we don’t take any chances. Our robust, fit-for-purpose packaging and preferred courier service, ensure your precious print cargo arrives intact and on time, anywhere in the world.

WHY US

No matter how much thought or creativity goes into a design or a marketing campaign, it can fall at the final hurdle if the execution lets it down. That’s where DB print come in. We add value at every stage, professionally nursing your job through the process from start to finish, ensuring that your printed collateral has the impact you’re aiming for, at a price that suits your budget, in the time frame required.

ARCHIVES

Need to replicate a job from two years ago, but don’t know the paper used or how many were printed? Struggling to recall the special colour? No problem. Our computer system logs comprehensive records of every job we print, making it easy for us to access all the relevant information for you.

DISTRIBUTION

Working to tight deadlines means you need your print shipped out a.s.a.p. We can arrange direct distribution of your items to wherever they need to go in the world, saving you precious time. What’s more we understand that sometimes discretion is required, which is why we offer a confidential ‘white label’ option.

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

Most of our work comes via repeat business and word of mouth. Clients trust us again and again with their work, because not only do we provide friendly expertise and added value, we go the extra mile to deliver a quality product, at a reasonable price. But don’t just take our word for it. See what they have to say about us.

CONTACT US

DB Print, 23 Towerfield Road, Shoeburyness
Southend on Sea, Essex SS3 9QE