Located in the heart of Winchester, Copyman is an independent business that is proud to offer high quality print and design services. We print leaflets, flyers, letterheads, brochures and business cards, along with large colour posters, plan printing, exhibition banners and other print and design solutions to suit your needs. We specialise in quality work, competitively priced and completed to your deadline, same day in many cases. Founded in 1975, we have nearly 50 years experience in the printing, copying and design business. Our clients come from almost every industry as well as personal and educational.
Southampton Design & Print is the sister company of Copyman Print and Design.
You can choose from a wide range of paper stocks and sizes. We offer same day printing services, depending on schedules and job specification. For larger quantities we offer cost effective litho prints.
For poster printing we use an HP Z6200 eight colour printer. It uses an HP light-fast Vivera inks for longer lasting prints. We print any size (up to A0 or larger) onto satin and matt paper, backlit film and indoor banner material.
We print or copy plans and CAD drawings in black & white or colour. Projects range from one-off drawing copies to folded and collated sets for national engineers, architects and planners.
We can provide high quality graphic design. We specialise in letterheads and business cards, leaflets, flyers, brochures, booklets and wedding stationery. Just supply any images and logos you would like in as high quality as possible and text in Word or an email to make it “copy and paste” ready, and we will do the rest.
Lamination can add extra strength to your prints, we can gloss or matt laminate up to A0 size. For dissertations, reports, booklets etc. we offer wire or plastic comb binding, perfect binding (soft back binding), folded & stapled booklets.
We can scan documents and drawings from A4 to A0 in colour or black and white. We can also convert scanned text documents into digital text using OCR software and convert scanned drawings so they can be used in CAD application.
We offer a wide selection of Wedding printing including: Save the Date Crads, Invitations, RSVP Cards, Place Name Cards, Table Plans - mounted on 5mm foamboard if required, Menus, Order of Service.
For business stationery printing, we offer business cards, letterheads and all types of personalised stationery. We can also print Presentation folders, with either interlocking or glued pockets, and also note pads and desk pads.
We offer a range of display options: pull up banners and A-boards. We can also mount prints on 5mm foamboards and print signs on foamex, dibond material and external PVC banners with eyelets.
We offer bespoke design & print for your wedding day.
There's more to us than meets the eye.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to place an order?
Please send an email with your print ready artwork and instructions or come into the shop. You can use WeTransfer or similar for multiple files and large files. If no instructions are given this could result in delays. We will not be able to start printing until we have received a payment and a print ready artwork.
How to pay for an order?
Credit or debit card over the phone
Cash or debit/credit card in the shop
When to pay for an order?
We require payment when you place the order.
- We occasionally offer small discounts to charities.
- We offer 10% discounts to students.
We don’t book appointments. You can email your order and we will contact you to confirm the price and turnaround.
We offer printed proofs. If you would like to go ahead with your order this is included in the price of your printing. If you don't proceed the minimum charge for the proof is £6.00 +vat (£7.20). If you would like to see another proof of amended artwork, there will be an additional charge for it, depending on a time and material used. Every care is taken to ensure your proof is correct, however, you are requested to check your proof thoroughly before we proceed to print as mistakes cannot be rectified once they have been passed for print; we don’t check for spelling mistakes on supplied artwork.
Design quotes are for a maximum of 5 proofs. Further proofs can be created at a relative additional charge.
A pdf file is preferred as the formatting is much more stable when opened on different devices. We can sometimes work form other files if needed (word, power point, jpeg etc.), we will send you back a pdf proof to check, if the pdf proof doesn’t appear correct, you will need to send us a new pdf file. PDF files are usually much better than image files like PNG and JPG especially when your file has text on. PNG and JPG break the text into dots and can pixelate quite badly when printed, whereas PDF keeps it as a font.
- Files should be supplied with at least 300 dpi (dots per inch) resolution, if lower, prints might be pixelated.
- Please supply files in CMYK colour mode – RGB & Pantone colours will be automatically converted to CMYK.
- Please supply files with 3mm bleed when colour goes to the edges.
Bleed is the area to be trimmed off, please supply the artwork with at least 3mm bleed, as there can be a small amount of movement when printing, bleed will help to avoid the prints being trimmed with a visible white border. In addition any text or critical images should be a further 3mm in from the crop line to avoid clipping.Sample
RGB and CMYK
RGB (Red, Green and Blue) colour mode is best for digital work, while CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key/Black) is used for print products. CMYK (colours that absorb light – they are known as subtractive colours) is measured in percentages – each colour is made up by adding somewhere between 0% and 100% of each of the four options to the mix. That means CMYK has a range of 4 x 100 or a possible 10 million different colours. RGB (colours that emit light- are known as additive) which has three colours each with a range of 0 to 255 has range of 3 x 256, which means a possibility of over 16 million different colours.
DPI and PPI
Dots or Pixels per inch, the larger the number of dots / pixels in a square inch, the better the quality, aim for 300dpi for actual size printing, or higher if your image needs to be enlarged.
Vector and Raster
Vector : an illustration using lines, especially good for logos, easily scaled without loss of quality. Raster : an image made up of dots/pixels - cannot be enlarged without loss of quality.
A0 : 1189mm x 841mm
A1 : 841mm x 594mm
A2 : 594mm x 420mm
A3 : 420mm x 297mm
A4 : 297mm x 210mm
A5 : 210mm x 148.5mm
DL : 210mm x 99mm
A6 : 148.5mm x 105mm
A7 : 105mm x 74.25mm
Business card : 85mm x 55mm
Pull up banners : 2100mm (2000mm plus 100mm bleed at bottom) x 850mm)
Gsm and microns
- GSM - refers to weight of paper (grams per square meter), we can print on 80-350gsm.
- Microns – refers to thickness, this is normally for film and polyester products. Weight doesn’t directly relate to thickness, an uncoated product of the same weight will be thicker than a coated product, coating is heavy so this makes the material thinner to maintain the same weight.
Forest Stewardship Council is a global forest certification system established for forests and forest products. FSC-certified paper is from sustainably sourced materials and has an audited trail straight from the source to delivery.
Copyman strives to only use FSC paper.
Digital and litho
Digital printing allows a job to go from a print ready computer file, directly to the printer and onto the paper. Lithographic or ‘litho’ printing uses wet ink and printing plates. Digital printing is more suitable for shorter runs and litho printing for longer runs.
NCR ‘no carbon required' paper is used for duplicate and triplicate forms. Most commonly used for order forms and bill pads, where one copy is given to the customer and one retained etc, these can be glued into pads or sets, and can be numbered if required.
Scoring and folding
Scoring refers to the process of making a crease in paper so it will fold easier. It helps to prevent a fold from cracking or breaking on the thicker paper or card.
Single fold / half fold- the sheet is folded once in the middle.
C-fold/Roll fold - usually used for trifold leaflets -this type of fold is where each page folds in on itself.
Z–fold (concertina) - when paper is folded with each fold in the opposite direction to the one before it.
Gate fold - where a sheet has two inward folds that meet together.
Cross fold - the large sheet will be folded in half and then folded again one or more times.