Welcome to Pro Design Studio

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At Pro Design Studio, we offer a wide range of design and printing services.

Our commercial printing and graphic design shop is based between Herne Bay and Whitstable in Chestfield, just off the A299 Thanet Way.

We are a team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping businesses of all sizes stand out in today’s competitive market.

Our services include a wide range of printing options, from Shop signs, and vehicle graphics to business cards, brochures and banners. We are experts in Art Reproduction, from Scanning or photographing your art and reproducing on many different styles of media to suit your work. We also offer graphic design services to help you create an effective and cohesive brand image. Our team of experienced designers will work closely with you to understand your business and create a design that reflects your unique personality and style.

We understand that every business is unique, which is why we offer a personalised approach to every project. We take the time to listen to your needs and work closely with you to create a solution that fits your budget and timeline.

We pride ourselves on producing high-quality products and providing excellent customer service. We use only the latest technology and equipment to ensure that your project is completed to the highest standard.

We are all local, and we love to work with local businesses, organisations and individuals. Our goal is to be a reliable partner for our clients to help them with their marketing and branding needs.

Thank you for considering us for your next printing and graphic design project. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

Art Reproduction

Banners, Boards & Flags

Canvas Production

Commercial Photography & Prototypes

Commercial Printing


Graphic Design

Photo Restoration


Tape to DVD Transfer

Vehicle Graphics

What we do - for the home or for work

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Art Reproduction

Our professional wide format scanning and printing service is ideal for photographers and artists as we can print on a wide range of media and will create an exact replication of your art work. Not only will you have a digital backup, you will be able to offer limited edition prints of your master piece, which only increase the value of your work.
As we scan and print on site, we are able to create any size print from any size piece. If you are not totally convinced your art would get the justice it deserves, we are happy to produce a test print prior to payment, as we guarantee our work is nothing but excellent! We treat each image as if it were the only image. We prepare and inspect each image for print individually. No two pieces are ever the same so they shouldn’t be treated the same when it comes to reproducing. To get the very best printed reproduction you need a “digital darkroom” to fine tune each image so that
sunsets look more vibrant, skin tones more natural and colours more realistic thats where we make a difference.
We are the proud owners of a custom-built large format scanning bed. This allows us to scan artwork up to 1.5mx2m in size at a resolution of up to 2400dpi. We utilise the X-Rite i1 Colour Management system throughout the workflow to achieve a high level of colour accuracy from start to finish.
The scanner is calibrated daily with a reference target; the cameras are shown photographic targets in every new lighting environment; the monitors are checked at intervals with a calibration device. We have all the calibration equipment in-house, so we can manage our colour quickly, but we outsource the profiling of our printers so the quality of our final output is independently verified.
We favour the Hahnemühle brand of paper. It has proven itself to perform consistently and predictably. Custom ICC profiles made for all our printershelp maintain uniform results from 6×4″ up to A0 size.

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Banners, Boards & Flags

We provide a wide range of eye-catching additions to encourage customers . Wooden A-boards or pavement signs can be personalised for your business with vinyl graphics or posters. Full colour printed banners, hemmed and eyeleted to any size. Single or double sided printed flags with or without bases and pull-up banners are all fully designed and produced in-house.

Standard sized 813mm x 610mm Correx site boards to bespoke sizes, we can produce any design from cut vinyl to full printed boards to advertise your presence.

Canvas Production

We don’t just push print on your photo to create a canvas, we take special care in preparing your image. We will enhance your images, crop to the right ratio without cropping off heads etc. Colour correct, and even manipulate your image to suit your requirements.

We create all our canvas’s in house so that you can benefit from:

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Commercial Photography & Prototypes

From promoting yourself to show-casing your products, we have a fully equipped studio with state-of-the-art cameras and lighting. Our team of professional photographers are also fully mobile for on-site location jobs. Post production comes as standard with our photography making it image perfect.

With a wealth of experience and a fully-equipped studio, our photographers will work with you to showcase your product(s) in the best light.

Our photographers are fully mobile for that perfect site shot. From photographing a self-catering cottage to a high-end property sale to working shots we can cover what you need.

Head shots for websites or social media are quite a normal requisite and we can give that professional finish for you and your staff.

Using a range of media, we can provide one-off packaging prototypes, professionally printed, cut or perforated to your requirements.

Commercial Printing

We offer a wide range of printing services from small runs to large, whether you need our design services or you have artwork ready to go we will work with you to get the best result. From business cards to brochures we have a wealth of knowledge to get your business message across.

Your customer’s first impressions start here. From our standard matt laminated, rounded corners, triple layered, plastic or textured cards – make sure you stand out.

Mail-drop the masses with cost-effective printed leaflets. Folded leaflets cover a wide range of purposes from price lists, appointment cards, event listings, information pamphlets or Order of Services. We offer a range of sizes, paper weights and finishes.

From a disposable, one-time use to long-term, wipe clean laminated menus, we offer a range of options, sizes and quantities. Are you looking for tent cards, folded or saddle-stitched menus? We have you catered for!

From an 8 page one-off booklet to a multi-page, perfect bound, we have it covered! Are you exhibiting work, promoting yourself, creating a school leaver’s book or selling multi-million pound yachts our saddle-stitched or perfect bound brochures will meet your needs.

A4 to A0+, one off to multi-copies we have a wide range of medias available, printed in house using state-of-the-art, 11 colour printers for unbeatable quality.

Square, round, oval, rounded corners or a custom shape, give your product that professional look with our self-adhesive stickers. From 1 to 1,000,000 we print and cut in-house to ensure quality and consistency.

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Our professional wide format printing service is perfect for photographers and artists. We can print on a wide range of media and create an exact replication of your artwork. Since we print on-site, we can create any size print from any size piece. If you’re not completely convinced that your art would get the justice it deserves, we’re happy to produce a test print before payment, as we guarantee that our work is nothing but excellent! We treat each image as if it were the only image, preparing and inspecting each one for print individually. Custom ICC profiles made for all our printers help maintain uniform results from 6×4″ up to A0 size. For high value work to the highest archival standard, we favour the Hahnemühle brand of paper, as it has proven itself to perform consistently and predictably. Choice of paper for artistic purposes can be subjective, so we are pleased to also offer options for the lower budget projects. Prices stated are for relative guidance, discounts available for multiple print runs, calculated on request. 

Photo Luster

Hahnemühle Photo Luster 260gsm is a classic photo paper with a resin-coated substrate material and a microporous coating specifically designed for photo applications. This bright white photo inkjet paper has a smooth surface with a lustre finish. It offers excellent print quality, making it ideal for photos, poster prints, and photo books. It is well-suited for daily use and has been the main paper stock at The Studio for a long time. It boasts 100% sharpness and color gamut, along with good fingerprint resistance. Prices are as follows: £7 for A4 size, £1.90 per linear inch for 12/17″ width, and £2.40 per linear inch for 24″ width.

Satin 240

has a beautifully subtle satin surface, partnered with a bright white base suited to all genres of photography, from family portraits to holiday snapshots. Prints are sharp and vibrant and have a high-quality look and feel. This resin coated paper is finished with an instant dry, UV protective microporous supercoat for a high degree of water and fade resistance.
Price: £1.20 per linear inch for 12″ width

FineArt Baryta

Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta 325gsm is a bright white, cellulose-based FineArt paper with a coating specially tailored for FineArt use. The clearly visible, exquisite felt structure lends the paper its lovely soft feel and tactile surface texture to produce prints with a stunning three-dimensional quality and depth. The premium coating guarantees outstanding print results with perfect reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks and striking contrasts. The barium sulphate within the coating gives FineArt Baryta the feel of a traditional analogue baryta paper. The acid and lignin-free FineArt inkjet paper meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance. FineArt Baryta is a versatile classic for FineArt applications and sets standards in the printing of both black and white and colour photographs. The cost is £2.40 per linear inch on a 17″ roll.

Photo Pearl

Hahnemühle Photo Pearl 310gsm is a classic photo paper. The resin-coated substrate material has a microporous coating which is specifically designed for photo application. The bright white paper has a smooth surface, with a pearl finish. It excels with its superb print quality, ensuring the best results. 
Prices: £2.40 per linear inch for 24″ width.

Titanium Gloss

Titanium Gloss 300gsm is a high-gloss paper with a unique metallic base. It has a silvery undertone that gives life to images where subjects contain metal, water, and reflective surfaces, making them sparkle under the light. This award-winning digital photo paper is the ideal creative choice to make your work stand out and have high impact. The gloss surface is not overpowering, instead adding a luxurious finish, whilst colours almost glow thanks to the light reflective base. Titanium Gloss 300 prints with incredible detail and clarity and works extremely well with images that have vibrant colours, deep blacks, and white/silver areas that allow the metallic base to show through. 
Prices: £2.40 per linear inch for 44″ width.

German Etching®

Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm is a traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper, complete with an inkjet coating designed especially for fine art applications. The white art paper, made from 100% alpha-cellulose, is characterised by its extraordinary velvety tactile feel and its fine, clearly defined felt structure. The unique surface texture adds a special touch to images, showcasing them in all their splendour with impressive three-dimensional effects and depth. The premium matt inkjet coating guarantees outstanding print results with excellent reproduction of color and detail, deep black, and optimum contrasts. German Etching is acid- and lignin-free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance. This heavyweight fine art inkjet paper is one of the most popular papers for fine art prints and art reproductions thanks to its characteristic tactile feel and surface texture. German Etching has long been a popular paper with artists visiting The Studio. It is a perfect choice for the reproduction of paintings. The weight and feel of this paper are simply superb. The archival qualities of this media let artists sell editioned prints of their work with confidence.
The cost is £2.40 per linear inch on a 24″ roll, or £3.60 on a 36″ roll.

Museum Heritage

Museum Heritage 310gsm is a fine art paper with a textured surface and mid-white base. It prints with outstanding detail and clarity, enhanced by the rough textured weave that is highly suited to fine art photography, rustic scenes, and detailed portraits. This cotton and Alpha Cellulose mix paper is perfect for artists wishing to reproduce their work, with the mid-white base providing outstanding colour and monochrome renditions. Museum Heritage has a superior coating that prints excellent highlight and shadow detail with a high Dmax. The textured surface adds a depth and quality to images for that extra special look and feel, suited to professional exhibitions, galleries, museums, and artists. 
The cost is £1.50 per linear inch on a 24″ roll

Photo Rag®

Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308gsm is one of the world’s most popular papers and the valued all-rounder for high-quality Fine Art inkjet printing. The white cotton artists’ paper, with its characteristic, wonderfully soft feel, boasts a lightly defined felt structure, lending each artwork a three-dimensional appearance and impressive pictorial depth. Combined with the matt premium inkjet coating, this paper produces outstanding prints that feature brilliant colours, deep blacks, striking contrasts and perfect reproduction of detail. This acid- and lignin-free classic meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance and is specially designed for Fine Art applications. Whether it is used for Fine Art photography or art reproductions, the ideal combination of structure, print quality and weight makes Photo Rag® one of the most versatile Fine Art inkjet papers. Photo Rag is ideal for photographic or Fine Art prints. It has all the desired characteristics of the German Etching paper but is favoured by artists who like a smoother surface texture. £2.40 per linear inch on 24″ roll

Studio Enhanced

Hahnemühle Studio Enhanced 210gsm is a single-sided matt paper with a bright white shade and a smooth surface texture, made from 100% alpha cellulose. The matt inkjet coating guarantees brilliant colours and a sharp resolution. Although it has the cachet of being Hahnemühle branded, its archival qualities have not been certified at this price point, but is a good choice for exhibition display prints. 
Example prices: £10 for A2; £20 for A1, printed on 24″ roll. 

Gloss Photo

As beautiful as the matt papers are, sometimes your project’s bright colours and designs require a high gloss print to make it stand out. Our newest printers can apply a clear topcoat to shiny papers to minimise bronzing and gloss differential issues. We stock glossy poster/photographic papers in various weights from 190-271gsm. 
Example prices: £5 for A4; £26.50 for A1, printed on A4 sheet up to 44″ roll. 

Duo Matt

Ilford GALERIE Heavyweight Duo Matt is a double-sided paper with a smooth bright white finish. The 310gsm product is a true heavyweight and with 99.9% opacity it is perfect for professional quality photo albums, portfolios and display prints. Also available in a thinner 176gsm. 
Example prices: £10 for double sided A3+ 176gsm; £15 for double sided A3+ 310gsm

Matt Proofing

Matt Proofing 160gsm is the 2nd lightest paper in our stock and a very cost-effective option. It has a smooth matt surface and is designed with image proofing in mind, ideal for producing test prints and contact sheets without wasting higher cost materials. Although designed for proofing requirements, it still achieves excellent quality, producing strong colours and blacks, but best used for graphics that don’t rely on 100% ink coverage. Artworks brought in for reproduction are typically printed on this media, at no charge, to check the quality of the scan at 1:1 scale. 
Example prices: £6.60 for A3; £15.60 for A1, 24/44″ roll

Matt Plus

Matt Plus 240 is a midweight alpha cellulose paper with a smooth matt surface. Create vibrant, impactful prints with the sumptuous matt surface that gives depth to images with no distracting glare or textures. Prints on this paper have incredible sharp details and rich colours, whilst the impressive tonal range makes this paper just as desirable for monochrome work. It has a clean white base tint that delivers accurate prints, making it a fantastic choice for digital artwork reproductions, photographic wall art, and marketing materials that will look fantastic for years to come. An excellent choice for open editioned prints where surface texture is unnecessary.
Example prices: £8.34 for A3; £23.94 for A1, 24/44″ roll

Matt Vinyl

Matt Vinyl 240 is a tear proof matt film/paper that provides outstanding light diffusion and is water resistant making it suitable for outdoor signage. It has an exceptionally wide colour gamut with no cockling.  Ideal for exhibition display graphics, retail, point of sale and lightbox banners.
Example prices: £25.80 for A1; £48.60 for A0 on 42″ roll

Graphic Design

We are creative, promotional designers who can help you kick-start a new venture, assist a re-brand or simply complement your existing business.
Whether you are artwork-ready, requiring adaptation or our full design service, we will work with you to achieve outstanding results including:

  • Business cards and loyalty cards
  • Leaflets and folded leaflets
  • Menus
  • Brochures & booklets
  • Poster printing
  • Stickers
  • Shop signs & window graphics
  • General Signage
  • Vehicle graphics
  • A-boards, banners & flags
  • Site boards & agent boards
  • Packaging & prototypes

Every job is individual, so you will require a complimentary quote, once agreed you will be presented a full design prior to payment as we guarantee you will love our work.
We can create almost anything you require from a basic idea to full re-branding. The price we quote you is the total price payable with no hidden extras, which will result in a finished product to your satisfaction and within your budget.

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Photo Restoration

From a simple reproduction to a complicated repair, our professional digital team can bring your treasured photographs back to life. From minor scratches to total rips, we can digitally fix your photo and print another one for you in the size you require. Whether you like it smaller, same size or enlarged, we can cater for any requirement. Every job has a different level of complexity and each job is individually priced. This is discussed and agreed prior to any work being carried out for total piece of mind.
We offer 100% satisfaction guarantee, and as not every restoration is possible, we will discuss this with you before you place any order.

You will not believe the magic that can be done.

As well as offering any size prints, we also offer a number of different types of media to print onto. From professional photographic paper to canvas to museum grade art papers.


From an events banner to a-boards to shop signage, much of our work is produced in-house with a focus on quality and consistency. We will work with you on the best way to achieve the maximum impact for your budget.

From opening times on your window to seasonal promotions to full shop fascia signage, whether you require cut vinyl lettering or full printed graphics all our work is created in-house.

From a wheelie-bin number to seating plans, and printed informational plaques, we offer a wide range of materials and finishes such as foam board, aluminium composite panels or acrylic. From a one-off job to full-site coverage, we will meet your requirements.

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Tape to DVD Transfer

VHS, Hi8, VHSc, Mini DV and Cine film can be converted onto DVD on site, so there is no risk of losing your tapes in the post. We can convert in real time, and guarantee that we will revive your memories for you to cherish for many years to come.

Vehicle Graphics

Printed graphics and cut lettering on your car, van, truck or lorry, everything is printed and cut in-house and applied by us. A line drawing of your vehicle with designs on, often does not replicate well once applied, hence we will superimpose all design ideas onto a digital photo of your vehicle for a real-life example prior to approval and payment.

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Pro Design Studio

Previously known as “The Studio”, we are now located at Unit 1 Chestfield Business Park, Whitstable CT5 3JB.  Over the coming weeks, we will transform our business from “The Studio” to “Pro Design Studio” to reflect our move towards our commercial services such as vehicle graphics, signage, printed materials, etc.

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