What is the difference between uncoated and coated paper?

11th July 2017   Trevor Holding

There’s a huge difference between uncoated and coated paper and it’s important to make the right choices in order to achieve the desired effect with your printed items. The incredible variety of different papers available can seem rather daunting so we’ve explored and explained some key differences below… Different manufacturing methods Paper is made from …

4 tips for creating a high impact business card

5th June 2017   Angus Smith

In the increasingly tough world of business you only get one chance to make a positive first impression on a prospect, so a high impact business card is a key weapon in your sales armoury. Think back on your contacts with suppliers and other business associates. Can you remember the first meeting you had with …

How perceived value can increase your profits

3rd April 2017   Angus Smith

So you’re in business to make money, at least, that’s sure to be one of the main reasons, although your corporate mission statement probably doesn’t word it quite so bluntly! The challenge that many companies face is how balance remaining profitable with ensuring that their products are offered at a price that consumers regard as …

How a great presentation box can win you orders

14th February 2017   Angus Smith

There’s a red hot lead in your sales pipeline and you’re onto it, determined to land the order. The prospect seems really interested in your offering and has requested more information so you arrange for an intro pack containing a brochure and some promotional gifts to be sent to them immediately. You can already see …

5 ways to make your printed items really stand out

23rd January 2017   Angus Smith

Millions of leaflets, flyers, brochures and catalogues are produced and distributed daily, but how many of these printed items are actually opened, read or taken notice of? How many prospective customers barely give most of this costly marketing material a disinterested glance before consigning it to their bin? How can you ensure that your efforts …

What different types of ring binders can you get?

31st October 2016   Angus Smith

Ring binders are a great way to present your information but the different types, styles and materials available are almost endless! Let’s explore some of the most popular options… Mechanisms Firstly, we should mention the most important part of a ring binder – the mechanism (i.e. the metal bit with the rings). Two primary styles …

What’s the best binding method for my brochure?

23rd September 2016   Angus Smith

So you’re planning to produce a printed brochure, book or catalogue…but have you considered the best binding method to use? This final stage of the print finishing process can have a big impact on the success of your publication so let’s explore some of the most popular options. Saddle Stitch A very durable and cost …

Are printed calendars obsolete?

26th August 2016   Angus Smith

Our busy lives revolve around dates, times and appointments so in this age of digital development it could be easy to assume that traditional printed calendars are a thing of the past. Many of us use a digital calendar of some description on our computer, smartphone or tablet and rely on them (heavily, in my …

Big K, Big Impact

19th July 2016   Angus Smith

Congratulations to our client Kirkland, suppliers of equipment to the fruit growing industry, who have recently rebranded and relocated to larger premises in Maidstone. As Kirkland’s trusted print partner, we were proud to be involved in printing their new style corporate stationery and a striking overview brochure which used matt laminate and spot UV varnish …

Take note

13th July 2016   Angus Smith

Have a quick glance around your desk. It’s very likely that somewhere close at hand you have a note pad, desk pad, jotter pad or scribble pad – just about everyone has a favourite pad of some description! The chances are, your pad is branded in some way which means that every time you scribble …