Kedde Printing is located in the Jordaan, in the very heart of Amsterdam. It is a small printing business with 12 employees. Being small the company prides itself on face-to-face communication with the customer, personal commitment and attention to detail. At Kedde every print job is made-to-measure. You are welcome to drop by at any workday
From leaflet to entire book, your product is in good hands at Kedde Printing, right down to the final stage of production. We punch, score, perforate and emboss. We can even take care of your mailings.
The first step in the printing process is careful preparation. Using the latest in graphic design software, three skilled technicians working in the prepress studio prepare and layout all submitted files before sending them on to the printing press. We accept Apple or Windows files in programmes such as Quark Xpress, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign. If you have any questions about submitting your job, please read the prepress specifications on this site or call us: +31 20 320 46 01
Good communication is essential in the process of producing high quality prints. Kedde Printing caters for a whole range of different needs, not to mention budgets. We take our time to discuss your project with you and give individual advice. Being creative in our choice of paper type and format, number of colours and quantity of prints we can find the right solution for everybody. We use our ingenuity to ensure your ideas and designs are executed in the best possible way at a price that fits your budget.
Printing studio in Amsterdam
Kedde Printing uses state-of-the-art printing equipment to produce a wide range of printed material, from single colour to complex full colour designs. Equally, if not more, important to the end result are the people working the machinery. Kedde’s printing presses are manned by experienced printers who have an eye for detail and take pride in their work. Designers and other customers are welcome at all times to visit the premises, view the presses, discuss their project and see the work in progress.
You can request a quotation from Kedde Printing.
Just give us a ring and talk your ideas through with us!
Call us at telephone: 020 – 320 46 01
Or drop by at our office. We are located at:
Laurierstraat 20-22 (corner with Prinsengracht)
1016 PM Amsterdam
Kedde according to the people at Kedde
Marcel (prepress technician): “We’re flexible at Kedde. We accept files in Mac or Windows: it doesn’t make a difference. And we like doing business face-to-face. Plenty of our customers walk right through to me to discuss their design, look at a film. It’s a win/win situation. Both parties profit from good communication. There is less chance of making mistakes. I also work closely with the printers: often going over to them to discuss something and vice versa. We’re not all stuck in our own little worlds. We make the best of each other, which is quite unique in the printing business I think.”
Henk (printer): “There is a lot of skill involved in printing, more than most people realize. A lot of people think that you just press a button, sit down and wait for the prints to roll out. But that’s far from the truth. Every single job is custom-made. You need to have a feeling for it, acquired through years of experience. At Kedde’s I work with the Speedmaster. I was specially trained to use it and I absolutely love this press. When I first started using it my head was spinning with everything I had to learn. Now I play it like a musician plays his instrument. If you love your work, you’re on the right track.”
Erik Kedde (manager): “We are one of the few printers still located in the centre of Amsterdam. I take pride in that. We have a personal connection with our customers. They’ll often drop in, or come by on their bike to take a look at the press and see how their print job is coming along. Our people are committed to their work and experienced in the printing trade. This is what sets us apart as printers. Everyone in the business has more or less the same printing presses. It’s the people that make the difference.”
Hans (coordinator): “What does Kedde Printing stand for? I can sum us up in three words: personal, flexible and precise. I see myself as a kind of tailor. Every customer has different needs, ideas about colours and paper type, and a different budget. It is my job to ensure the customer gets good quality print work without spending a fortune. I am here to advise. For example you don’t always need to use four colours to achieve that premium quality look. You can go for high-quality paper instead and create the same effect. Commitment and attention to detail, that’s what one needs in this trade.”