Our Story - CS Digital

The Story Behind C+S Digital

We are a family run business, which follows the rules of loyalty and trust. The family has been in print for 3 generations. Our pedigree stretches over 6 decades of old skool print experience. A colour scanning background helps us with all projects, keeping a close eye on production quality. Our introduction to digital printing came 25 years ago with the purchase of a HP 5500 Designjet and summa plotters for vinyl’s cut lettering. This was second fiddle to the high end transparency drum scanners and image setters. With the advent of CCD Cameras and plate setters, we opted to track the large format digital arena, with the assistance of an old friend at CCR Tottenham, We where able to get a large format laminating machine. From that point on we have serviced the industry with major projects spanning all types of businesses, we have even helped firms listed in the FTSE 100 index.

Three Generations

1stGeneration Gilbert Pollard. Born in 1917 suffered from polio and was sent to a specialized training school called Chailey Heritage School in west Sussex. Their students were taught to be carpenters – stonemasons – cobblers or printers. With his love of English literature Gilbert decided he should go in the direction of becoming a compositor in the printing industry on leaving school and having worked in several London printing houses in 1952. He decided to go at it alone, now living in the Romford area of east London with his young family it seemed a good place to set up. With hard work and support from friends and family the business went from a shed in the back garden to a large factory in the Rom Industrial Estate in South street Romford. In the 1970’s with lithographic printers developing into a major print process, the gradual fazing out for the letterpress way of printing was inevitable. At the time it was Gilbert’s son Colin who took up the reins developing the lithographic way. Continuing the success of his farther into the 90’s when a further change in the way of print was produced took place.

This is when Colin saw Steven take the company into the digital print world which is where we are today. Retaining our east London location moving from Romford closer to the center of London in Stratford we continue to serve customers from the high pressure environments of retail, point of sale, signage, exhibitions and display’s.

Ist Generation

Gilbert Pollard

2nd Generation

Colin Pollard

3rd Generation

Steven Pollard


What Others Say About us

"We worked on our first ever, major, window vinyl project in the summer of 2017 and it was after stumbling upon C+S Digital only, did we begin working with them. With us having very little knowledge about vinyl graphics, Steven ensured us that they would be able accommodate our vision. They helped with producing the artwork and collaborated on our ideas collectively. Overall, the team were understanding in helping us execute what we needed. Looking forward to our future endeavours!"

Aminah, Marketing, Eye Emporium Ltd


Quick printing service with a friendly team. Very helpful and offer a wide range of options.

Pitch Team

C&S Digital did a great job installing the signage at our premises. Part of the install was quite tricky to the extent that other installers who'd quoted said that it wouldn't be possible. C&S Digital accomplished this with ease, we're very pleased with their work.

Nat Wilson, Fletcher Wilson

Best service in Stratford - I needed a very last minute job sorted ASAP, told it would be ready to collect at 5pm, it was completed to a very high standard by 2pm - BRILLIANT, highly recommended.

Sean Jacob