About us

We are creative children's book, photobook,
zine and artist catalogue printers

The creative print company
you have been looking for

Thanks for stopping by and welcome to Ex Why Zed.
Day in, day out, we help transform people’s ideas in to print.

We are run by creatives for creatives and actively embrace a forward thinking, refreshing outlook on printing. We’re less grey/tired/stuck-in-our-ways and are more progressive, upbeat and happy. If you’re looking for grumpy, one word responses by jaded, industry veterans then “sorry”, we might not be the print company for you.

So, what does that mean? Well, from our first contact we will give you a wealth of resources, knowledge and friendly advice to broaden your understanding of the print process. When you speak to us, you will reach someone who knows about your project and is an expert in the print process. We help everyone from the complete novice to the design agency superstar.

Join this talented group in trusting us with your next print project:

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The start of your print journey
Well done for taking the first step. We will guide you through the process with extensive help until that magical moment when your book arrives. Yes, YOUR book...in print!...you did it!
Super helpful file set-up guides
Our video series will really expand your understanding of the options available in print and our illustrated file set-up guides will make you a better designer.

We transform your ideas into print

So what’s our story then? Well, you might have only just found us but we launched 16 years ago way back in 2006. Our work encompasses self-publishing, children’s books, photobooks and zines but our skills don’t stop there. We will work with you to take your artwork from screen to a wide range of printed genres including notebooks, folded leaflets and artist catalogues.

Our HP Indigo digital presses and Heidelberg litho presses are industry leading machines and produce the highest possible quality print.

Do enjoy looking around our website, it is packed with useful information. On each product page, we highlight winning print specs to give you a head start. No need to reinvent the wheel, right? If any of our showcased options would work for your project, take a note of the spec and jump on our quote form to receive your bespoke quotation.

For further visual stimulation, our much loved video guides take a deep dive into specific genres and aspects of styling printed publications. So, boil the kettle, pour yourself a G'n'T or just relax and enjoy their visually engaging advice.

When you are ready to go ahead, our hassle-free ordering system is ultra-efficient. Simply send us your print-ready file for a thorough preflight check, then we will print and deliver your finished work within a few days.
MARIANNE, Children's book author.
Super friendly humans & top notch printing!
I’ve used Ex Why Zed twice to print children’s books for friends and family and I wouldn’t hesitate to come back for a third time! The guides on how to print are perfect for beginners and the quality of the end product is very professional. To top it off the people who work here are super friendly humans who will do their best to help you out. 5*s!
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