The protection of our staff is our priority. To limit the risk of contamination we have a new rota system to prevent cross-contamination and brought in new hygiene measures. We are working on split shifts and limiting staff to maintain safe working distances between employees. Below are the current status of each department.
PRINTING - Normal Services
All our printing services are operating as normal. We are working a single operator on each of our presses and have extended are operating shift times and this has resulted in us acheiving 100% printing service. Deliveries are operating at 100% via DPD.
SIGNS and DISPLAYS - Normal Services
Our large format department is operating as normal, please contact to find out delivery timings.
ARTWORK DESIGN - Limited Services
Our graphic designers are all working from home, this has limited our artwork services. Artwork alterations are not affected and will be done normally however full artwork design has a longer time frame to create. Please check we use before ordering.
You can contact use 24/7 via email and we will respond quickly. Customer service telephones are only operating 8.30am to 12 noon. If you have any questions please email us where you will receive a speedy service.
40 NCR Pads Delivered AM Next Day
At 9am on a Wednesday morning, 20 NCR pads were ordered by a customer on our Express Delivery Service. Proofed instantly, these pads were then approved by the customer before 9:30am, with all information confirmed during this process. Our team made this job full priority and printed, numbered then made dry in time for lunch. The finishing team then immediately got the sheets counted and padded with an early desapatch of 2pm the same day. The customer then placed the same order on Thursday being so pleased with their first batch, meaning we did the same again!
2 Million Folded Leaflets!
A single order for 2 million A4 folded full colour leaflets for one of our regular customers. 19 pallets of paper were ordered from our suppliers and we began printing on 2 of our presses. The leaflets were printed, folded and despatched within a 10 working days time slot. When finished they were delivered on 2 lorries to a single London address next day.
1,000 A5 Leaflets Delivery Next Day
"I need them for tomorrow". That was a Friday morning delimma of a recent customer. Our Express Service saved the day. We received the order and proof approval at 10am, we then printed, cut and despatched the leaflets the same day. They were delivered to our customer Saturday morning.
New Guillotine Installed
Up and running is our new Polar Guillotine 92ED. This is an addition to our cutting capacity which has now increased by over 60%. Polar Guillotines are viewed as the best you can buy in the printing industry. These guillotines can cut a stack of paper 92cm wide by 15cm deep with an accuarcy of 0.1mm. With full computer automation the data is collected from our printing plates and sent directly into the guillotine program, reducing the set up time by 80%.
472,000 Leaflets Delivered Next Day
We recently printed and delivered 472,000 full colour leaflets directly to a distributor in Gateshead for an Amsterdam client. With a deadline to meet we received approval to print Monday and they were delivered in Gateshead on Tuesday. The order was for 4 lots of 118,000 2-sided leaflets which were scheduled for distribution Wednesday without fail. When the proofs were approved we initiated 2 of our presses to meet this deadline - another satisfied customer.
New Digital Press Installed
Up and running is our latest installation of the next generation Xerox digital press. The print quality on this press has blown us away, far exceeding expectations. Having already printed over 1/2 million full colour copies on this press without a problem. We have now moved all our business card printing onto this press and the quality coupled with the superior 400gms card has resulted in a fantastic finished product which our customers have already praised.
Solar Panel Installation
Phase one of our energy efficiency plan is now complete. Consisting of the installation of 64 solar panels, 16Kwh, which will produce upto 60% of our power requirements. This will help us achieve our goal to be a more environmentally friendly company and help us keep our costs to a minimum. Phase two will follow soon which will give us 100% of our power usage - when the sun shines.
New Printing Plates
We have changed our printing plate supplier to now use the latest FUJI Pro-T3. This is a third generation printing plate developed with quality and the environment in mind. The plate images at 2400dpi and has a superior dot formation to enhance the finished printed product. It is the first truly environmentally friendly printing plate because it uses no chemicals to be developed and requires 20% less laser power to make.
Case Bound Books - another satisfied customer
Delivered on time is an order for 1,000 high quality case bound books. The 108 page books were printed in full colour and then hard cover bound. This was a very prestigious order were the specification and customers expectations were high. We completed the order on time and the customer is overjoyed with the result.
New Air Conditioning System
We have installated a new Evaporative Cooling air conditioning system to our whole factory working area. This system originates from Australia and uses upto 80% less power than conventional systems. We now have full control of our operating environment on our presses, guillotines and finishing equipment. Printing presses are effected by high temperatures and the ideal operating temperature is 21 degrees, which now we can achieve and this will help us maintain our quality and delivery times.
Multi Page Brochures
WOW - full colour brochure price crash. We have reduced the full range of our multi page full colour brochures. Now starting at £78 for an 8 page folded and stapled brochure which are printed on 150gms and can have an optional 300gms card cover. Using the right combination of presses and binding machinery we have streamlined the whole process and passed these saving on to our customers. View the full range by Clicking Here.
Reduced Letterhead Prices
With the installation of our new A3 press we have reduced the prices on letterheads. The set up time on this press is fast, so fast that we can reduce many of the prices for the work which go on this press. With auto ink and registration we have found a big improvement in quality as well. Click here to view our new lower prices.
New Multi Coloured Press
We have recently installed a new 4-colour Heidelberg SM52-4 to complement our A2 presses. This is B3 sized full colour computer controlled press which has a running speed of 15,000 sheets per hour. The 4-colour SM52 has replaced a 2-colour press to enable us to meet the high demand for short run quality A3 and A4 work. Producing items such as letterhead, business card, leaflets, compliment slips and many other quality work this press has increased our A3 sized capacity by over 30%.
Now Supplying Over 2million Leaflets Per Month
Hitting 2 million leaflets per month. We are now constantly producing over 2 million leaflets every month. This has enabled us to maintain our low prices on leaflets with the buying power we have over our paper costs. We buy 15 pallets of gloss art paper each time which gives us great saving and these savings are passed on to our customers.
New Product Alert!
Stationery packs. Due to popular demand we have introduced Stationery Packs. These packs include Letterhead, Compliment Slips and Business Cards, normal or laminated, and represent fantastic value for money. They are ideal for new businesses, changing branding or just to re-stock you stationery cupboard. Printed on quality 120gms paper and 400gms art board in full colour they are a quality product at a great price.
Laminating Systems Upgrade
We have upgraded our laminating systems with the installation of a Matrix SRA2 laminator. This machine can laminate up to 450mm x 700mm in either gloss or matt finish. It is a fully automatic online systems with auto feed and auto cut off and has a speed of 9 metres per minute with auto decurling to ensure the finished product is flat.
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