Printers & Performance

The Next Level of Print Buying. Simon’s Seminar at PrintBuy 2012.

by Rich B

Here’s your chance to see what all the fuss was about at this year’s prestigious PrintBuy 2012 Conference held at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel. One of the key speakers on day 1 was Webmart MD Simon talking about how Webmart buys print and the future of print buying. Unlike most print buyers, the words [...]

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Catalogue Printing Masterclass. Getting the Colour you Need (Part 2 of our look at Colour Management)

by Rich B

In colour management part 1, we looked at how it’s tricky to accurately view printed colours and how, if faithful colour reproduction is important to your catalogue, you need to view colours in a controlled environment. We now look at the first stages of getting colour towards your catalogue and how colour has to be [...]

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Catalogue Printing Help. The Whys and Hows of Colour Management (Part 1)

by Rich B

Why do you Need True Colour? There are lots of reasons why you might need your print to show exactly the right colours. It could be because you have to ensure your brand colours are correct. Or it might be because the colours of the products in your catalogue really need to be as closely [...]

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Press Pass Top Tips: Print Buying Help and Advice

by Rich B

If you’re printing a project with a new, untried, printer or printing an item for the first time, it’s likely that you’ll want to be there when it’s being printed, to make sure everything’s going to plan. It gives you piece of mind, tighter control of what’s going on and you’ll be on hand to [...]

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News: UK Printing Companies Capacity Squeeze Comes Early

by Rich B

With the continued reduction in capacity in many sectors of the UK Print market, we’re starting to see the annual capacity squeeze coming early across the UK. What is the Capacity Squeeze? For those of you who aren’t aware, UK printing companies go through an annual cycle where there is press space available during most [...]

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Checklist Showing the Difference Between Gravure and Web Offset Printing.

by Rich B

We’ve looked at how to find a great web offset printer and also produced a 2 minute guide to web offset printing in the past. Both of which we hope you’ve found useful. So when I came across this checklist, I thought it makes a great cross-over between the two processes before we publish some helpful articles [...]

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A Look at Print Management Companies UK

by Rich B

Print Management Companies UK – what do they do? There are a number of different types of businesses who call themselves Print Managers. But from many customer’s perspectives (i.e. anyone print buying on a project by project basis) a print management company will seem pretty much like talking to a printer. You talk to them [...]

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Web Offset Printers: 4 Steps to Finding a Good One

by Rich B

You want to buy print? You want to make sure you get great quality? You also want a good price? You’re scouring the web for Web Offset Printers? …but you’re not sure where to turn? It’s a problem lots of us print buyers have had. And it’s not just web offset printers who are tricky [...]

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A Beginners Guide to Web Offset Printers

by Rich B

We’ve produced a 2 minute guide to web offset printing before, explaining how the process works. Here, we take a look at web offset from a product perspective. What sort of products can be produced at a web offset printers? It’s a key question because, as you may (or may not!) know, placing your job [...]

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Is it all Doom and Gloom for UK Print Companies?

by Rich B

There’s a great deal of pressure and consolidation going on amongst UK print companies at the moment. Each month we hear of closures, buy-outs and redundancies and amid all this doom and gloom, it’s tempting to think that things are just going to get worse and worse. However, there’s still quite a bit of positivity [...]

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