Services : Overview
Kestrel is all about service.
From internet file transfer and on-line proofing solutions to pre-press to printing to finishing, fulfillment, packaging and distribution, we do it all under one roof in our modern print facility in Irvine.
With industry leading equipment and industry leading people, Kestrel delivers everything you could ask for in a printer. And much more…
Press offer a complete pre-press and reprographics service from our in house repro studio.
We cater for all types of file format and carry the most recent version of all industry standard applications…
- Quark XPress
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Macromedia Freehand
- Microsoft Office
No matter which way you work, you can liaise directly with our repro department in order to get the best possible results from your files.
Colour Litho Printing
Conventional lithographic printing is available at Kestrel Press up to 5 colours on Heidelberg B2 and B3 presses.
On our 5 colour press a coating unit is fitted to allow the application of a water based coating, either in gloss, silk or matt, to enhance and protect the print.
Our state of the art computer to plate system assures the very best quality image reproduction on the plate and delivers ultra crisp results when the ink hits the paper.
No job leaves the production area without having undergone rigorous human quality checks.
Kestrel Press lead the way with the UK’s first Ryobi 3404 DI (digital imaging) press. Hard-wired to our repro studio, the Ryobi provides a rapid turnaround for full-colour medium-run work direct form disc without compromising print quality.
Short Run Digital
Equally rapid is our short-run toner-based digital print facility. Particularly suited for the production of reports, training manuals, handbooks and database driven mailshots, this facility offers clients the opportunity to print one-offs and direct mail personalisation.
Kestrel Press has an extensive range of print finishing facilities, which include:
- Forme Cut and Creasing
- Foil Blocking
- Stringing (with or without eyelets)
- Shrink Wrapping
- UV Varnishing
- Wire-o Binding
- Comb Binding
- Thermal Binding
- In-line Glueing
Exhibition and Display
Kestrel Press produce wide format posters in full colour.
Our Epson 10000CF printer has the ability to print up to 44” wide and 25m long.
Kestrel elected for the pigment based inks option on this machine, which are guaranteed to be colourfast for up to 200 years.
This is very useful when a poster is going to be used over a long period of time.
Posters can be supplied for exterior as well as interior use.