Postage Increases on the way?

by Rich B

As you would expect, here at Webmart we keep our ears to the ground for news and gossip within the industry. At present the industry grapevine is alive with talk of postage increases. We are picking up on rumours that the wholesale costs of postage, as well as the retail costs, are set for a [...]

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Print’s Killer App? Introducing Pocket Cards.

by Rich B

There are a few features of print which can make it really difficult for other types of communication to compete. Things like cost, durability, portability, convenience, ease of use can all mean that e-equivalents aren’t as attractive to the average marketing budget as print. So imagine when all these elements combine into a single product. [...]

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Glow in the Dark Inks

by Rich B

We’re always looking for ideas that might give our customers’ campaigns that extra bit of impact, and glow in the dark inks can really add to the appeal of your print. They’re fun and vibrant and have a real retro-appeal, and now they’re on the 4th generation, they’re brighter and longer lasting than ever. The [...]

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Royal Mail Changes 2nd Jan 2013

by Rich B

Royal Mail have announced that from 2nd January 2013, all PPI (that’s Printed Postage Impressions) will need to use their modified Indicia artwork or risk postage not making it through the system. If you’re unsure what this means, then a rough translation is that if you’re producing a bulk mailing, you need to use the [...]

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Webmart’s ECMOD Presentation with the Prince’s Trust

by Rich B

Print and Direct Mail’s role in Online Search and Conversion We were invited along to speak at the latest ECMOD Conference in the Business Design Centre in Islington. The topic was one that’s dear to many of our client’s hearts – understanding how print interacts with the other communication channels to ultimately drive sales. Since [...]

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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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It’s Waterproof. It’s Greaseproof. It’s Stone Paper!

by Rich B

It’s a rare day that you discover something entirely new in the paper market, but the other day we came across something new and exciting that’s a complete revolution in paper construction. Its name? Stone Paper! You may know that many papers we use in print are ‘coated’, meaning the surface of the paper has [...]

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Direct Mail: 6 of the Best Articles and Videos on Printing Brain

by Rich B

We manage the printing and mailing of such a lot of direct mail from the Webmart Yellow Sheds, it’s nice to share as much of our expertise and learning as we can through these web pages. The problem is, once you’re on the site, articles can be difficult to find. Of course, you can always [...]

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Your Two Minute Guide to High Impact Electronic Posters

by Rich B

High Impact Electronic Posters. Sound pretty impressive eh? Well, that’s because they are pretty impressive. They’re new, incredibly eye-catching and make products & messages really stand out from the background. If you’re searching for a new and innovative way to promote your business or your products, then these might well fit the bill. Tell me [...]

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Product and Packaging Prototyping

by Rich B

Here’s a New Service for Webmart customers. You may (or may not!) know that Webmart can produce your printed packaging materials as well as your print. Whether it’s a one-off needed for proofing before you go to manufacture or a run of millions needed by next week, we can help. If you’re working on new [...]

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