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.
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.
Design is about more than just colour, text, and layout – it gives your content a voice. We are privileged to work alongside authors and publishers to produce beautifully presented content that educates, entertains and inspires.
Books (printed or digital) are our bread and butter. We've been designing for publishers for over 25 years so you can trust us to understand the ins and outs of the industry.
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.
Press-ready PDFs, FOGRA certified proofing – even scanning and retouching – our team will always deliver the highest quality.
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.
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.
We'll happily convert your digital content into an ebook compatible with iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo or pretty much any other reading device you care to throw at us.
Shashlik was hired as our head of security several years ago and continues to offer exemplary service day-after-day. Currently homeless as a careless delivery driver reversed over his shack.