We are experts in colour litho printing, digital short run, large format and specialist print finishing.

Come and see how we are crucial to your business...

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We are a long established print company who put customer service and quality at the very top of our priorities.

Your reputation is crucial and that’s why we put our name to it. Your deadline and quality is our deadline and quality.

  • “A big thank you for the brochures, they're' absolutely brilliant and I’m really pleased - I could only expect this level of service from you chaps”
    Emma Nicol, Door 22

  • “We are very excited by the look and feel of the materials you sent over to us. Really excellent work under high pressure, so very well done!”
    Rachel, Deloittes (via The Partners)

  • “Thrilled with the end result {of the Lookbooks}. Looks amazing!”
    Ryan Holliday-Scott, Aqua by Aqua

  • “Just wanted to let you know that we received the brochures last night – they’re perfect. Many thanks for all your help!”
    Edwin Coe (via Columns Design)

  • "I just received my file copies of the HP Value report and it looks FABULOUS!!!!!!!”
    Liz Tuttle, CapGemini

  • “The Sylan brochure looks fantastic!!! Credit where credit is due!”
    Lisa Holberton, RS Building Products

After 25 years experience of litho printing everything from corporate literature to one off bespoke books, we know what difference colour can make. We understand the value of personal service, going the extra mile and having a smile while we’re doing it.

Put simply, we aim to be the best at what we do. We offer a first class printing service, litho-print, digital-print, short run and large format, providing outstanding quality with value for money.

We look to combine innovation with adaptability and are always on hand to talk through any ideas you have to make sure you get the best printed results. Deadlines and budgets are a challenge we relish. We know how important these are and realise everyone is under pressure to deliver great quality print, on time and on budget. We really care about each and every project. We take responsibility for your print and once you place a print job with us it’s in safe hands.

Our dedicated print team are on hand for any questions you may have. No question too small or daft!


David Cole


Debonair, dashingly handsome, a gifted writer but prone to exaggeration. Sales Director and account management. 25 years with Crucial Colour tells you something. Answers on a postcard... Committed to giving clients attentive service and sound advice, for that is our USP. A passionate fan of Crystal Palace FC and the Green Bay Packers. Looks good in lycra on weekends.


Duncan Carruthers


One of Crucial's founding fathers. Wise old owl. Friend to everybody. Sales, account management and agony uncle. Duncan will listen to any problem you have provided there is a print job in the offing. When not at work, he can be spotted either driving a Ram Dodge or semi-pedalling up Crowborough Hill on his new electric bike.


Gerry Court


The Godfather Part II. There is very little Gerry hasn't done at Crucial Colour (apart from making us a drink) As Managing Director, Gerry's role encompasses Estimating and Production. Gerry has a stunning memory, which is almost encyclopaedic when looking back at previous jobs we have printed over the last 29 years. Unfortunately, he remembers every terrible shot he has on the golf course too. A calm authority in the office.


Josh Roff


Youthful exuberance is alive and well and living in Crucial Colour. Josh joined in 2015, chiefly as our Office Administrator and Finance Assistant. Stereotypically he doesn't touch hot drinks and spends 99% of his time pc gaming and the other 1% thinking that he should be pc gaming. Is convinced he went for a walk once but this has yet to be verified.


Aleks Klimanski


One of our 2 resident Poles. Aleks is our Production Manager. Highly organised, vastly experienced and utterly dependable. His spare time involves extensive craft ale 'research' and gaming with actual weapons although thankfully not at the same time. Aleks is a keen historian, especially in Polish history. He also has the uncanny ability to grow a full beard in 3 days flat.


Stefan Serednicki


Taking over from John in 2016, Stef is our all singing and dancing Repro guru and Studio Manager. Despite this, I have never heard him either sing nor dance. Probably just as well. Very good at guiding clients through the process of artwork presentation, Stef is patient, diligent and full of useful tips and tricks. Other subjects of his desires are the Chicago Bears in the NFL, amateur motor mechanics and occasional riverbank angling.

Experts in colour litho printing, digital short run, large format and specialist print finishing. We’re called Crucial Colour for a reason. We know how important colour is for making sure your organisation represents itself correctly.

Colour is crucial for being on-brand and producing material that reflects your company. We are fastidious and meticulous with our colour matching, proofing though to delivery.

Over years of experience we have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to materials and unusual stocks, die-cutting, specialist finishes, metallic and unusual inks. We work on brochures, stationery, magazines, newsletters, books, flyers and leaflets, folders, catalogues, short run personalisation. If there’s something here we haven’t mentioned, just call us to ask – don’t assume that we don’t do it – we just thought a long list might get a bit dull!

We are trusted as part of your team. We want you to think of us as an extension of your company. Good relationships are crucial to a quality service – we’d like to think that we have them with ‘all’ of our clients. Here are a few quotes from satisfied customers who’ve we’ve become part of the team with.

“Having been asked to give a recommendation for Crucial Colour, what do I say. Great service, excellent quality and a dedication that I thought had been lost a long time ago in the print industry. Crucial really care about my jobs and I care about Crucial which is why I am pleased to recommend them. As designers, the time and effort we spend on projects means that we should only place jobs with printers that have gained our trust. In my case Crucial have done so time and again over the years.”

Peter Huck
Graphic designer

“Crucial Colour consistently provide us with an exceptional quality of print, and are always happy to advise or provide friendly customer support. They are willing to go the extra mile to help us to meet our deadlines, with quick turnarounds and the team always keep us in the loop throughout the production process. Our awards programme is a specialist print job, and last year we were let down at the last minute by another printer that couldn’t guarantee the quality of printing we needed. Crucial Colour took the job on fearlessly and delivered on time, despite the short notice. I would fully recommend their services!”

Bekki Griffiths
Marketing Executive, IMI Awards (part of the Institute of the Motor Industry)

“We are very pleased that Crucial Colour has been our print partner of choice for over 10 years. The print quality is always superb and they consistently go over and above to meet our ever demanding requirements. We couldn’t think of a better partner – thank you Crucial!”

Elements Communications Ltd
(part of Obsidian Healthcare Group)

“The Luceco Group have been using Crucial Colour for 7 years now, and for good reason. The team at Crucial has always provided nothing but the best customer service for the hundreds of litho and specialist print jobs we’ve thrown at them. Print quality is always consistent and of the highest quality, whether this be a small run digital job, several thousand multipage catalogues or in-store POS. Crucial aren’t just ‘another supplier’, they’re part of the Luceco team – they understand how we work, and offer the best advice and solutions that suit our business.”

Gareth W
Luceco Group

“It’s taken me too many years to find a printer that deliver our crazy turnarounds with a smile! Crucial Colour also provide a robust sounding-board for new projects and help us make our weird and wonderful things come alive. I enjoy working with David and his team very much and give them a ‘thumbs up’ for recommendation!”

James O
Integra Global

“We worked with David and his team at Crucial Colour for the printing of our 2017 trend report. No task was too difficult for the team and they went above and beyond to help us complete the report on time and to an exceptionally high standard. The finished product looked wonderful and it was a joy to work with this company.”

Lexi F
John Lewis Partnership

“As a company working in the ever-changing insurance business, we need a company reliable and fast to handle our marketing needs, we found all this with Crucial Colour Ltd and David Cole. David is always quick to respond and help us with our queries, even though they are sometimes approximate and presented in French, Crucial Colour always delivers quick and with quality. We would 100 % recommend this company to anyone needing support, reliability and effectiveness! ”

Julien C
UBI Brokers

At Crucial Colour we realise the importance of being environmentally friendly and making sure we are protecting our environment. We know that you are often asked to make sure that you also do your bit.

We take recycling and material use very seriously and have processes and practices that continually prevent unnecessary pollution and waste, always looking to improve our green credentials.

We have worked towards and achieved FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certification and hold a Chain of Custody certificate. To find out more about FSC visit www.fsc-uk.org

Recycled paper and green printing techniques are used regularly and are also evolving and we would be pleased to talk to you further about any queries or advice you need.

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Based in Crowborough covering the South East, Mid Sussex, Kent and London. We deliver across the UK on a daily basis.

Contact our friendly team on: T 01892 611728     E gerry_c@crucialcolour.co.uk

Crucial Colour Ltd, 10 Sybron Way, Millbrook Industrial Estate, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 3DZ

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