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Welcome


PDQ is a happy, upbeat bunch of creative professionals living in a big house in Suffolk. We love designing, typesetting, illustrating, cakes, making PDFs and all sorts of other stuff. Fonts; scripts; brown paper packages tied up with string; coffee.


Our history


PDQ was established in 1992 by Paul Dossett (hence the PD – the Q stands for Quality). We're situated in the beautiful Waveney Valley on the Norfolk/Suffolk border where Paul and the team built up a reputation in book design and reprographics that earned the attention and partnership of some of the world's largest publishers.

We pursue excellence in everything we do and have been state-of-the-art since state-of-the-art meant Linotype and a brand new Macintosh 128K (Google it!). These days half our staff have never used a facsimile machine, but that doesn't mean we've neglected our traditional skills. We're all fully equipped and eager to bring you top of the line publishing services.

29

years
of PDQ


1

accidental
pet chicken

21

team
members


349

years of
combined
experience

Services

Design


Design is about more than just colour, text, and layout – it gives your content a voice. We are privileged to work alongside authors, editors and publishers to produce beautifully presented content that educates, entertains and inspires. Read more


Typesetting


Books (printed or digital) are our bread and butter. We've been typesetting for publishers for over 25 years so you can trust us to understand the ins and outs of the industry. XML workflows or a good old fashion manuscript, just send it and we will sort it. Read more


Packaging


Offering an on-demand service that can go above and beyond the more typical editorial/production requirements traditionally sent to packagers. We specialise in delivering an end-to-end service, for both print and digital, but we are able to fulfil requirements at any point of the process too. Read more


Editorial


PDQ is happy to offer full editorial services through our long trusted partners. From initial content development to project managing, permissions, research and testing, we can provide the full package. We work with authors and publishers to bring manuscripts to life, with all the i s dotted and the t s crossed. Read more

Illustration


Whimsical or technical, as well as the traditional use of ink and watercolour – we turn figurative and technical illustration into a visual story at a budget to suit your illustrative needs. Read more


Pre-press & Reprographics


Press-ready and EPDFs, Epson and Xerox proofing, Scanning and photographing with retouching suite and FOGRA certified – our team will always deliver the highest quality. Read more


Digital asset management


Your files become assets when they're too valuable to lose. With our management system you'll have all digital assets stored in a centralised library from which you and your team can browse, tag, search and download. Read more


ePublishing & Digital Transformation


We'll happily convert your content into any digital format including XML, ebooks and inhouse publishing platforms. Offering complete end to end workflows we can create once and output to many.

Within our team, we have product and account managers, illustrators, creatives, UX/UI developers, and coders, with product crossover this ensures the smooth running of projects between our clients and PDQ.

So, whether it's UX or UI design, using an internal system or creating a bespoke product, we have the team to help.

Some people want digital first, we say digital always. Read more

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Meet the team

Portrait of Glen


Who we work with

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Highlights


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Contact us


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