About us

Purveyors of the finest quality lithographic and digital print for over 30 years.

Our story
The evolution of an icon

Since our small beginnings, we have always pushed at the boundaries of what can be achieved in print. Today, with a growing team and locations across the globe, we are still re-inventing ourselves as one of the foremost litho and digital printers working in the industry.

Timeline
1974—2021

1974

First Leycol site, Wharf Road

A central London base and investment in the latest generation repro and print technology quickly established Leycol as a market-leading print provider that challenged the more traditional suppliers.

2000

Gary Wilson takes over 50% of the business

As joint Managing Director, his leadership helped spearhead the company into the 21st century and the new challenges it brought with it.

2001

Move to Hancock Road, Bow

The continuing success of the business meant that Leycol needed new headquarters to accommodate its growing team and fleet of equipment. On moving, the new HQ was practically the only new building in the area, other than the nearby branch of Tesco.

2014

Leycol moves to single ownership

In 2014, Gary Wilson became the sole Managing Director and appointed Richard Davey to lead the sales department in the role of Sales Director.

2014

Win the Print, Design & Marketing Award

Leycol won the award in the ‘Recycled’ category for its work on the Passoni catalogue. The judges called it: ‘A beautiful product on completely recycled stock. A great piece of work.’

2015

Machinate photographic lookbooks

A four-corner collaboration with G. F Smith, JW Photography, Hatched & Tank that marked a new era in Leycol’s creative printing.

2017

Leycol merges with DG3

DG3 LEYCOL is the creative commercial side of the business. The merger expanded the business's existing operations to include a range of new digital products and services. In July 2019, Gary Wilson was appointed Managing Director of DG3 Group Holdings Limited UK.

2021

New year, new identity, new website

Now known as DG3 LEYCOL, the refreshed identity and website are a bold restatement of who we are as a business and of our love of professional and creative print.

Key facts
Printworthy facts & figures

3514

Miles from London to New York

Or, to be exact, the distance between our Dagenham and New Jersey sites.

18k

Number of sheets printed per hour

Our quickest machine is the Rapida 106 KBA, which also boasts the longest press installation in the world.

200k

Square feet, size of our largest site

Our global headquarters, located in Jersey City, NJ, have the largest footprint of all our global sites.

122

People in DG3 Group (Holdings) UK team

Our team is distributed across all our UK sites, from our printing floors to our office buildings.

Accreditations

We follow the highest ISO standards to ensure the quality, safety and efficiency of our products and services.

International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certifications
ISO 14001 Environmental Management

ISO 14001 is the internationally-recognised standard for businesses, addressing the use of natural resources, handling and treatment of waste and energy consumption. We have adopted the award’s environmentally-friendly ethos and waste management practices as benchmarks for our own business.

ISO 27001 Security Management

We believe that data is an organisation’s most important asset. ISO 27001 allows us to go one step further in reassuring our customers that we have the best controls in place to identify and reduce any risks to confidential information.

ISO 9001 Quality Management

To uphold ISO 9001 certification standards, we ensure that our customers receive consistently high-quality products and services. We perform regular internal and external audits to challenge and improve our operations as a business.

Environment

As printers, we're always thinking of ways we can reduce our environmental impact. What we want to create leaves behind a rich legacy on which future generations can build

Creating sustainable futures

We are changing how we do things, one step at a time, to help us become a more responsible business. Our suite of innovative products and services are designed to address the environmental challenges we are all facing. We are setting new green standards in our industry, and are committed to continuing to do so.

To demonstrate this commitment to furthering our goals as a conscientious business, we have embraced a number of pioneering initiatives.

100% renewable energy

We’re proud to certify that 100% of our electricity supply comes from renewable sources. In 2021, we entered into a 3-year Renewable Electricity Commitment, having reduced our consumption across all sites by 28.7% in 2020. We are also members of the Leadership Club for the EPA Green Power Partnership.

Waste and resources

As part of our continuing commitment to ISO 14001:2015, we successfully reduced our packaging waste by 9.3% during 2020. All our inks are vegetable based, our lithographic presses run on low alcohol and all waste paper and associated print waste is recycled.

Chain of custody FSC® License Number FSC C005739 & PEFC License Number PEFC 16-33-289

Products carrying the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) label are independently certified to assure that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. The programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.

Sustainable energy

Supporting energy produced from carbon neutral sources.

Less packaging waste

Successfully reduced our packaging waste by 9.3% during 2020.

FSC® & PEFC certified

Caring for the future of our forests through proper sourcing.

Soy-based inks

Substituting petroleum-based inks for ink made from soybeans.

London–New York
The transatlantic connection

As London-based printers, we’re proud to work with businesses on both sides of the Atlantic. We’ve expanded our New York operations via our New Jersey office to give us greater access to our US-based clients and provide us with a direct route to deliver our professional printing services using the very best materials and equipment at competitive prices.

DG3 United States is our global headquarters and is one of the largest suppliers of print and visual communications in North America. With the most diverse pressrooms and largest binderies in America they support over 400 clients with a full range of solutions.

Proof

Things our clients have said about working with us over the years, in black and white.

DG3 LEYCOL have been working with L’Occitane for years and we could not be happier with their service. Not only is the quality of printing phenomenal but the account service is astounding. They are an extremely innovative and adaptive team who are always there for help and guidance on any of our needs in an extremely proactive and efficient manner. No matter what, we can always rely on them and could not ask for a better printing supplier.

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