Litho Printing

At J Thomson we believe that print is not a commodity but a specialised and artistic communication document.

That’s why we only buy the best and we have recently invested in two new KBA presses, one a 10 colour perfector and the other a 6 colour LED UV press – technology which is leading edge and produces superb print quality. So if you want to produce something you can be proud of, talk to us now.

Digital Printing

Our Digital Division has become a business within a business and has grown exponentially. Our values and commitment to quality remain the same though and with two top of the range HP Indigo machines performing 24 hours a day we provide a product of exceptional quality – instantly.

Our latest investment, the HP Indigo 7K, adds a different dimension to our offering with its special effects, thick substrate and white ink capabilities. If it’s quality digital print you are looking for we are the natural choice.

Letterpress & Foiling

As a result of the recent merger with Bell & Bain and 21 Colour we installed two refurbished Heidelberg Cylinders which gives us the ability to foil, die-cut, crease and emboss. We value the craft involved in traditional forms of print and are happy to futher their return to popularity.

By bringing this service in-house we can add a real touch of luxury to your printed products – and we can be much more flexible in terms of service, delivery and price.


The start of the manufacturing process, the information hub of the business and the technical decision making team. Our pre-press services range from project management to order completion, digital files to InSite proofing, IT services to data management to Web2Print.

This is where the action starts, and this is where we ensure that everyone understands the requirements of the project. Get it right at this stage and the rest follows. It’s a simple philosophy, but it works.

Creative Design

We have our own, in-house team of Graphic Designers and Artworkers that think outside the box to bring added value to your brand or company.

Projects are managed from inital brief, into production and right through to delivery – giving continuity and attention to detail at every step of the process. Whether following existing brand guidelines or giving your business a whole new look, we go the extra mile.

Post Production

An excellent print project is easily let down by poor finishing and because of that our post-production philosophy is two-fold: Invest in the best, most efficient equipment available and retain in-house control of as much as possible.

Over 90% of finished product is now manufactured in-house at J Thomson, allowing for smoother and simpler project control.


We have a growing number of clients who now see the benefits of purchasing their print via our Web2Print system, on their own secure site.

Speak to us about creating your own, bespoke Web2Print portal and we’ll tell to you about the benefits and savings it brings.


The Scottish food and drink industry produces world class products, and our mission is to provide them with best-in class custom packaging.

Insite / File Transfer

Use our dedicated systems to upload files and documents direct to our production teams.