Specialist Large Print Production

Our team of in-house designers have more than two decades of experience producing Large Print documents for leading companies. We produce a myriad of consumer information documents on behalf of Transport for London, Local Authorities and the home office to name only a few.

Accessibility
Consultancy

We are able to work with you and your department to provide consultancy on your approach to a Language/Accessibility policy. Our experts have broad experience of the specific guidelines set out for  Large Print and other accessible formats.

Procedures you
can trust

We are fully ISO 9001:2008 certified, meaning our quality control measures are industry recognised. We operate in a secure environment, with all our staff trained to deal with highly sensitive documents and communication appropriately.

Large Print

Large Print documents are a quick and cost effective method of presenting information so that it is easier to read by people with poor vision.

Almost anything that is printed can be converted to the Large Print format and should be included in your language/communication policy.

Large Print conversation is more than just increasing font size. Design, layout, typography and colour are other important areas that must be considered.

It is important that original documents are not just blown up on a photocopier – this will not produce a quality usable document.

K International will produce your Large Print documents using the latest Large Print guidelines, and in doing so keep your brand, corporate ID and feel of the document intact.

Large Print Guidelines

Our standard Large Print guidelines have been developed in-line with RNIB recommendations and policies.

  • Use type 16 or above.
  • Be consistent. By only using one point size for the majority of the document will help with its overall readability.
  • Use only plain fonts such as Arial or Helvetica.
  • Simple typography.
  • No indented paragraphs, no justified text (i.e. left align all copy).
  • Avoid the use of BLOCK CAPITALS. Avoid underlining text. Avoid text in italics.
  • No text on top of graphics. No text on top of bold colours.
  • Ensure that all text is in Large Print, not forgetting about page numbering and captions for illustrations.
  • Use of pastel coloured matt paper, or good contrast such as black print on yellow. No glossy paper.
  • Bind documents by using comb binding, not stapled.

We will never blow up standard size print documents on a photocopier.

Government Contract – Large Print Documents

If you are part of the UK Government you can purchase Large Print services under the terms and conditions of the OGC approved agreement RM987.

Legal Obligation

You may be legally obliged to provide information in Large Print. For instance the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 all infer to the provision of documentation in Large Print. The provision of Large Print documents should appear within your language policy.

K International’s team are here to assist you with any questions you have about Large Print, please give us a call us on 01908 557900,
email info@k-international.com or use the contact page. We will be happy to help address any of your queries.

Experience of producing Large Print Documents

K International regularly produces Large Print Documents for organisations such as:

  • HM Prison Service
  • Department of Communities and Local Government
  • The Electoral Commission
  • Transport for London
  • Greater London Authority
  • The Home Office

Ready to talk to us about how we can help your company
with all your language projects?

ISO 9001:2008
Accredited

Our procedures are constantly monitored by quality control experts ISOQAR. We are regularly audited by external invigilators to ensure we offer the highest level of quality and peace of mind to our customers. You can trust us to deliver the highest quality product
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World Class
Translation Tools

We combine our own bespoke workflow management tools with Kilgray’s dedicated translation assistance software, memoQ.  This enables us to provide you with reliable, efficient and cost effective solutions for all your translation project needs.
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