Proud to be an ISO certified business

  • ISO27001:2013

    Data Security & Business Continuity

  • ISO9001:2015


  • ISO14001:2015


  • ISO45001:2018

    Health & Safety


Certificate Number 10515

All the hard work that goes into a perfect print job can be easily destroyed by sub standard print finishing. An off-centre fold or ragged edge stands out like a sore thumb, and we endeavour to avoid this in our work here at Washington Direct Mail. Our print finishing department has a meticulous eye for detail, and if we’re not proud of our work it doesn’t leave the building. We’re always looking to expand on the services we offer in house in order to continuously improve quality and reduce lead times.

In House

We offer all of these services in house, provided by our highly skilled operators using the best equipment for the job:

Booklet Making

Up to 80pp

A6 to A4 and everything in between

Personalised or generic


Up to B2

Gloss, matt, or soft touch laminate


Up to B2


Up to B2

  • Six plate plus knife fold — many fold styles available
  • Cross folding

Die Cutting

Up to B2


Up to 20 items mechanically


Comb binding, wire-o binding, ring binders


Glue mice, hot dots, packing glue



Inline and standalone

Tear-off vouchers, reply slips



Up to four holes

Hand Finishing

Endless possibilities


We’ll vouch for the quality of our trusted outsourced suppliers:

  • UV Varnishing
  • Embossing
  • Foil Blocking
  • Perfect Binding
  • Horseshoe Gumming

What Makes Us Different

The Right Tools

We consider every investment in machinery carefully. We always choose a respected manufacturer in their field, and we choose a machine capable of greater volumes than we currently produce. This means our plant isn’t overworked and we have capacity for increased volumes or urgent jobs.

Fast Turnaround

It’s a running joke in the print finishing department “Is the client waiting in the carpark?”, and often it is true when a job is required immediately. But we don’t mind — we love to jump on an urgent job and pull out all the stops to impress a client.

Meet Lincoln, our print finishing expert

Our people are the difference: Lincoln has over 33 years’ experience in print finishing.

Lincoln is an absolute expert print finisher who has spent the majority of his career training new print finishers. He is one of our most experienced finishers with a wealth of experience, and he brings his own expertise into developing the skills of the rest of the team. We use his wealth of knowledge when planning any new projects. He won’t sign off any job unless he is happy with the quality, and he is the ultimate perfectionist.

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Print Finishing FAQs

Can I supply my own print for finishing?

Yes. We built our own finishing department so we could control lead times better for print and mail projects, but we can also offer the services listed as a standalone service if required.

What if I want something quirky?

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, we can help you think of a new concept, design it, and create distinctive products. We have produced infinity folds, bespoke packaging, and pop up cards as just a few examples for our clients. But the possibilities are truly endless.

How do you manage outsourced finishing?

We take full responsibility for the quality of any work we outsource. As part of our certification to ISO 9001, we continually assess all service providers through Site Visits, Service Level Agreements, and Quality Reviews.

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