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Welcome to FAS Media, we have over 40 years of combined experience with print. Initially, we started as a design-centric business with printing simply part of the full featured service we provide. But gradually we saw more and more people coming to us with their already designed documents because they had heard we were quick, reliable and could cater to any budget. Sometimes they wanted us to get their design print ready, sometimes they just knew that they were going to get great service at a great price. So we decided to open up the print "floodgates" and offer our services to everyone. We are more than simple printers; we can help get your work print ready, we can do the layout or design from scratch. We are happy to help.

In early 2016 we decided that we should start a print-centric website so that we can cater to people that are specifically after print. We saw a need for low cost, high-quality print and so FAS Printing was born. We initially started serving the local area, while continuing to serve our existing customers that span the UK and even abroad. FAS Media has always been about design and print, with many years experience in print design, layout and printing processes. We are uniquely able to offer great print services at great prices while offering advice and consultation to those that need it. We have become the equivalent of in-house printers to companies that want to outsource their print and save money.

If you need anything printed then we think we can help. Some of the services we supply are premium and low-cost business card printing, booklet layout and printing and great quality, low cost flyers. We offer many more services such as posters and foam board or banners. So please come by and check us out. Have a great day :)

What services do we offer? We regularly print:

  • Business cards
  • Flyers
  • Postcards
  • Chirstmas cards, birthday cards, wedding invites, occasion cards etc
  • Booklets
  • Posters
  • Vinyl Banners and Pop-up banners

Why use us for your print?

Well, to start with we try very hard to keep our customers happy, so customer service is important to us. On top of this we keep our prices as low as possible so that our customers stay with us.
Studies have suggested that print advertising is the most cost-effective form of marketing, with a higher return on investment than most digital media. Combine this with our amazing prices and print is a great option for your business.
Nearly 76% of small businesses state that their ideal marketing is a combination of print and digital communications.
Printing can be more complex than it looks and the jargon can be daunting, below are a few explanations that will simplify that jargon and make it easier for you in the future.

 

GSM

"grams per square metre". Our standard paper weight for magazines or brochures is 150gsm, business cards are around 400 gsm, computer printers normally use 90gsm.

 

Gloss, Silk and Matt coated paper.

These papers have a clay coating which is finished with different textures that are great for printing and give a fantastic vibrancy to the colour or black & white images.

 

Matt Uncoated paper.

A Matt paper with no noticeable finish which is ideal for writing on and is commonly used for letterheads and compliment slips.

 

pp. (Printed Pages).

4pp, 8pp, 12pp etc. As an example an A4 piece of paper folded in half is a 4pp A5 because it has 4 individual sides, each one A5 in size. Therefore, any books you want must be multiples of four, ie., 4, 8, 12, 16, 20pp etc.

 

Colour

CMYK

Stands for 'Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (black)", the colour gamut used by printers which determines the range of colours that can be reproduced.
Computer screens work on an RGB - 'Red, Green and Blue' - colour gamut, which offers a larger range.
Some colours, particularly bright or fluorescent ones are not achievable when using a CMYK printing process and prints will look different to how they appear on screen. This is why it is important that your artwork is designed in CMYK as RGB colours will be converted to their closest CMYK substitute.

 

Lamination

Lamination finishes work with a plastic coating in various finishes that gives your work a rich brighter look and more protection from everyday use.
Matt lamination
Is a subdued finish that softens colours and adds a smooth texture, ideal for a sophisticated, modern look.
Gloss lamination
Is a high gloss finish that is ultra shiny. It makes colours vibrant, rich punchy, ideal for photographic images.
Soft touch lamination
Gives a very nice feel likened to the texture of a peach. Colours appear deeper and richer than with Matt lamination. A finish that gives your print the utmost in luxury.

 

Paper Size

As a customer you don't normally have to worry about paper size unless it's to choose a size of poster or - on a smaller scale - a size of booklet or flyer.
Starting with the most commonly used size - A4 (210mm x 297mm), you just double the shortest edge to take you to the next size which is A3 (420mm x 297mm) or halve the longest edge to take you down to A5 (210mm x 148mm). So from A5 we go down to A6 (105mm x 148mm) and then A7 (105mm x 74mm). From A3 we go to A2 (420mm x 584mm) and then A1 (584mm x 820mm) and finally to A0 (820mm x 1168mm). There are of course other larger sizes but these are less common in everyday print and you probably won't need them, however, there are commonly used smaller and 'different' sizes such as DL (210mm x 99mm) and business card (55mm x 85mm).

 

Short Run printing.

For short runs - normally up to 500 copies - we supply digitally printed copies, which gives us great flexibility for customers requirements so that you only need to buy the quantity you need.

 

Lithographic printing.

For everything over 500 copies, lithography is the world standard for high volume printing and the more you buy, the cheaper the unit price becomes. We use this method for large runs of printed material.

 

Poster printing.

Never before have large format posters been (financially) within reach of the smaller business, but with our amazing low prices, A0 or smaller posters are real tools to be utilised by businesses of any size.

 

Roller banners.

Our roller banners are some of the most cost effective around and with one of our fantastic designs, you will be ready for any marketing opportunity that comes your way.

 

Vinyl banners (inside or outside).

If it's an economical, large format sign that your company needs, then a vinyl banner can be an amazing addition to your advertising arsenal. We can supply some of the cheapest 'bespoke' designed banners in the south of England and in vinyl weights from 440gsm through 350gsm mesh, to 700gsm double sided banners.

 

Foam board 3 or 5mm.

For a more permanent looking sign foam board fits the bill for many uses.
It is very light and can be stuck to walls using double sided tape, or framed to appear more pleasing and substantial.

 

Aluminium Di-bond signage.

Di-bond is two sheets of aluminium with a poly vinyl core, which makes for a very high quality sign which will withstand the forces of nature for a long time and still look as good as new.
The signs are supplied with screw holes for fitting.

We are based in the Hayes and Uxbridge areas are therefore a stones throw from Beaconsfield, Ealing, Egham, Greenford, Hanwell, Harrow, Hayes, Hounslow, Iver, Northolt, Northwood, Pinner, Ruislip, Slough, Southall, Staines, Uxbridge, Wembley, West Drayton, West Ealing, Windsor etc., But we are often delivering work to places much further, All over the UK in fact, not just West London and Greater London. We have even delivered print work as far afield as Canada. Yeah. We enjoy helping small businesses, and value the relationships and partnerships that we create. Our core business has always been based on word of mouth and we believe exceeding customers expectations is the best way to achieve that goal.

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