Desktop Publishing and Printing

Lucid is not an office services business like those you find on the high-street, but we do offer services to others needing to produce similar high-quality manuals to our own, for example training manuals or user manuals for equipment..

Why use Lucid? colour diagrams in training manual

If you’ve ever developed a high quality user manual or training manual, then you’ll know that this is not as simple as writing a letter or short report. As experts at producing such manuals, we can help.

At Lucid we are happy to do as much or as little as you like to help you with your manual production. This could be just printing a file that you’ve produced, or it could be a full desk-top publishing (DTP), printing, collating and binding service. And all of this at very reasonable rates.

Can we beat a traditional printer?

training manuals in full colourProbably not on price if you want a thousand copies of the same thing. If, however, you expect to do regular updates or improvements, or you wish to personalise the manuals for the client, then we can definitely be competitive on both price and delivery.

We specialise in short runs of around 6 to 50 manuals. All printed in full colour on a stock of your choice, with typical turnaround times of under two weeks from receipt of order, and much faster if you need it (normally at no extra charge).

What printing can we do?

Full colour, duplex A4.

  • high quality
  • fast turnaround
  • enables last-minute changes and corrections
  • small or large documents
  • we specialise in lower quantities
  • high quality paper used (range from 90 g/m^2 to 160 g /m^2 stocked)

Document Binding Options

Lucid can bind your documents in a binding style of your choice at cost-effective prices.

Typical options are:

  • Ring binder – with two, three or four hole punching and retention plus front cover and spine if required
  • Thermal binding – high quality with steel spines or book style bindings
  • Spiral binding – with quality spiral binding coils for a lay-flat open document

We use high quality covers and components for all of our document binding.

Like a quote to produce your manuals?

If you find producing manuals expensive, time-consuming or just awkward with long lead times, then contact us to see why several companies now subcontract this service to us. If you would like a detailed quotation, then you could send us a copy of your manual so we can check the cost for us to produce it for you.