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Design and print for schools


Displays & exhibition

Creative Services


Welcome to Design and Print for Schools who are we...

Design and Print is Durham County Council’s corporate in-house service As well as providing all creative work for the Authority, we also have a large and varied client base within the county including schools, community groups, charities and not for profit organisations.

We have a dedicated team of designers, printers and support staff that are committed to providing this service, whether you require creative design, print, copying or mailing services. Our approach to each project ensures that we create unique designs for schools that will communicate your message to help your school stand out with a high level of design through to print or other media saving you time and money. We provide a wide range of work to fit your requirements, such as, l l l l l l l l

Branding and marketing of your school Prospectuses Brochures

Record of achievement folders Planners

Newsletters Stationery

Internal/external signage solutions including a wide range of exhibition material such as pop-up displays and banners.

Creative Services

Our design team works closely with you to ensure that your objectives and timescales are met and that the highest standards of creative design are maintained, covering a wide range of promotional literature and branding for your school.

Is your prospectus working for you?

Our approach to each project ensures that we create unique designs that clearly communicate your message, with high quality printing and finishing to reflect the aspirations of your school or college.

Display and exhibition material

Our wide range of lightweight and easy-to-use display products for indoor or out door use, gives you a fast, cost-effective way to present your school. These are ideal for open evenings, events or brightening up your school entrance.


We will organise the design and production of all interior and exterior signage.

Working within the aAuthority’s procurement framework we arrange everything for you, from initial design through to production and installation.


Why not make your prospectus interactive.

We offer a wide variety of digital media work including design of interactive and navigable pdf's, Computer splash screens, digital presentations, online interactive flipbooks and ebooks for use on mobile and handheld devices.

A CD duplicating and label printing service is also provided.

Digital Print

Our high productivity digital colour printing service is ideal for short print runs covering a wide range of products you may wish to produce for school newsletters, posters, leaflets and booklets. We provide a fast and cost effective service for all black and white copying needs as well, from your files or hard copy.

Printing & finishing work

For the higher print runs we provide full colour lithographic print on a wide range of products including your school stationery. We also offer a large range of finishing and binding options to compliment our printing services.


We offer a full in-house integrated mailing and document management service.

Providing these services not only reduces costs in postage, administration and labour but also offers environmental savings, which could benefit your school.

Our external framework suppliers

As part of our ongoing development to provide best value we have procurement frameworks in place with external suppliers for the Authority. We use these providers to ensure quality, responding to customer needs and cost effectiveness. We can pass these benifits onto our wider customer base. Our frameworks cover:

Print and mailing

(for jobs that cannot be completed in-house by Design and Print due to size or timescales)

Large format and display printing

This includes: All Exhibition and display printing, large posters, Suspended banners, Prints direct to substrate, Backlit graphics, Mounted graphics, Tension, cassette and roller banners, Panel system displays, Pop-ups, exterior banners, window graphics and Modular graphic systems etc.

Vehicle Graphics and Signage

This includes: Exterior and interior building signage and specialist vehicle graphics. These frameworks are administered by staff within the Design and Print Section.

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Contact information If you would like any advice, estimates for work you may reqiure or wish to discuss any future projects, please contact us by phone or email on T 03000 261 414 F 01207 218 876

Design and Print Comeleon House Tanfield Lea Industrial Estate North Tanfield Lea Stanley County Durham DH9 9NX

Design & print for schools  
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Durham County Council Design and Print services for schools