What we do . . .

Palimpsest provides the full range of pre-press services: typesetting, proofreading, digital publishing, design and reprographics. We also offer a complete end-to-end project management service for publishers and self-publishing authors.


Design and Typesetting

Our team of highly skilled typographers will design and typeset text, following a design brief or working with you to create a unique design for any format or genre.

Project Management

An end-to-end service covering all aspects of the publishing process, with the publisher/self-publishing author choosing the elements they require. Copy-editing, proofreading, design, typesetting, reprographics, indexing, digital products, print placement, ‘e’ fulfilment – we can manage the entire process for you, from conception to publication.

Digital Publishing

Palimpsest’s bespoke digital workflow supports the full range of digital products, enabling us to supply compliant content for all dedicated reading devices in reflowable and fixed layout formats and also XML.

Quality Assurance

Our in-house proofreaders are an essential element in adding value to our production process. All text is subject to typographic checks at each stage of the production process, before being approved for final print or digital release.


Our skilled production team can deliver a full reprographics service: scanning from original artwork, converting and re-touching electronic images and optimising images for print and digital publications.

Data Management

We safeguard the storage of all electronic material during the production process and securely archive thereafter. We regularly handle embargoed or highly confidential content, often subject to non-disclosure agreements.

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