Crest and TypeStart offer a complete one stop shop service from initial idea to print.

Having dedicated in house design, sales and print teams ensures we provide a consistently high level of service and smooth process to all our customers.

Design team

From designing National Trust literature to military journals our design team has a wealth of experience creating a range of publications.

Our friendly team will work within your budget to bring your vision to reality and exceed your expectations. Just provide us with your text and imagery and let us work our magic!

Advertising sales team

One of the advantages to working with us is our brilliant in house advertising sales team.

This team will work to plan and sell appropriate advertising space in your publication which in turn drives down the production cost for you.


Digital Printing

From authors to artists, party planners to printers we work with a variety of customers and organisations. Regardless of your field of expertise we are committed to providing the highest quality printing with a quick turnaround.

This is partly due to our investment in one of the best digital printers you can buy, as a result other printers regularly outsource work to us! No project is too small!

  • Leaflets and flyers
  • Brochures
  • Magazines
  • Greetings cards
  • Menus
  • Orders of Service
  • Posters
  • Business cards
  • Reports and dissertations
  • Books and journals
  • Invitations


Finishing Options

Not sure which finishing option is best for you?

We have many different types of finishing equipment, all perfect for short run use. We also offer a finish only service so even if your document is already printed, we can finish it!

Our experienced team will discuss your options and advise the best finishing for your style and budget. Services include:

Scoring and Creasing

Applying a crease to the sheet will allow it to be folded easier and is perfect for menus, greeting cards and folders.


This is used to trim sheets to smaller sizes to achieve a professional uniform finish.


The gathering of printed material in a pre-determined sequence. Mainly used on short run books and forms.

Calendar hand finishing

Thumbhole cut, hook insertion and wiro binding to ensure your calendar can be used correctly.

Wiro binding

Giving your document a professional feel this binding is available in various sizes.

Perfect binding

This type of binding is perfect for any publication, from a single report to a run of 500 books. Using Polyurethane Reactive adhesive, the pages are glued together at the spine of the book. Our top of the range equipment provides options for a range of spine lengths and thickness.

Metallic Printing

To give your printing the wow factor we have a wonderful digital machine which prints on to 330gsm metallic silver card, offering amazing shiny prints. Much cheaper than foiling, this is perfect for invitations, flyers and dance tickets.

We also offer round corner cutting, hole punching, stapling and much more…

We love to talk print and if we can’t help you, after nearly 40 years in the trade, we’ll probably know someone who can.

What do our Customers think?

We love working with such a diverse range of customers and organisations. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a personal, efficient and professional service to all, from a single author to large organisations.
“The final product is a veritable masterpiece and has gone down extremely well with all and sundry!”
- Editor 3RHA
“I found the relaxed professionalism at Crest so easy to work with. The format of the finished book is exactly what I wanted in layout and cover. I enjoyed working with Crest so much I am now planning my next book!”
- Tom Groocock
“Thank you very much indeed for your inestimable support over the past couple of years. Your flexibility, ingenuity and hard work made the whole process a great deal easier, and I am very proud of the resulting magazines. I hope our paths cross again. ”
“Our QA Gazette now has the professional finish it needed, their innovative ideas and their helpful friendly staff have made my first foray into the world of editing a fantastic experience.”
“During the year I worked with Crest, I was greatly impressed by their motivation, enthusiasm, and commitment”
- Royal Artillery Regiment

Our Customers