POS and Poster Printing Innovation. Clean up your act with Static Cling.

by Rich B

If you buy point of sale items such as printed posters or window/product stickers, you may well be interested in this great product innovation. Traditional paper-printed posters have been around since the ark (if not, before) and are a totally effective communications materials and a really cost-effective method of getting your message across. But there […]

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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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Magazine Printing Guide: A Great Way to Stand-out on the Shelf. Use Thermochromic Inks & Varnishes

by Rich B

Publishers and marketers* are always looking for great ways to make their products stand out on the shelf, desk or coffee table (or wherever else they’re put). Well, the creative use of thermochromic inks and varnishes is an interesting technology which can really help you attract attention. And if used cleverly, can also increase your […]

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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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A Quick Printing Guide: Folding

by Rich B

If you use print for marketing purposes, then a decent understanding of your folding options is key for all kinds of reasons. Firstly, it gives you more options to design and lay out your print in the most user-friendly way possible for your customers – increasing response rates into the bargain. It’s also important as […]

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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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UK Print Companies Beware – Scam email?

by Rich B

One of our Print Consultants received the following email out of the blue today. As we do with internet enquiries when they come from an email address not linked to a company (in this case a Yahoo.com email address), he ran a quick check to see if it looked pukka. Good ole Google popped up […]

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Direct Mail Printers’ Guide to QR Codes, Data Matrix Codes and Microsoft Tags

by Rich B

What are they? Small printed codes added to print which customers with smartphones can scan and which redirects them, through their phone, to further content/information. This can be a website page, stocking information, pricing information, product videos or any other digital data.  QR codes are open source and most popular. Matrix codes can be smaller […]

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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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