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the MAIL BOXES ETC.

PRINT PORTFOLIO


WELCOME TO OUR

printportfolio Welcome to the Mail Boxes Etc. print portfolio. Inside you’ll find details of our entire print range, together with some product samples for that hands-on experience. Mail Boxes Etc. print is all about friendly, local, expert service that you know you can rely on.

All the print you need

Our print capability is second-to-none – whether you want while-you-wait, instore digital print in stunning clear colour or crisp black and white, or larger print runs from our state-of-the-art central print hub which offers fast turnaround, professional lithographic print in a range of sizes and finishes to meet every need and exceed your expectations. No matter how large or small the print job, our fast, knowledgeable service is backed up by an acute eye for detail and a commitment to reliability. We check and double check every job before you collect it to ensure stringent quality control, so you can trust us to deliver

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the best results every time. Inside, you’ll find product details clearly listed for each item, including our suggestions for the best uses and key attributes for each item.

Enquire online

Pressed for time? Request a print quote online using our simple web portal, www.mbe.co.uk/print. All our most popular products are listed there – just complete the quote request form and we will get straight back to you.

We design

Don’t have your own artwork? Not a problem. With MBE Design Solutions in-store, you have access to professional design without the high fees associated with graphic design agencies. We’ll carry out a short consultation to better understand your goals and agree a design package to meet your requirements. Then we’ll produce one or more treatments for you to consider, before printing your business cards, brochures, flyers, letterheads and more.

Manage your print with MBE Online Print Manager (OPM)

OPM is the perfect print management tool for busy clients and the perfect solution for handling repeat orders OPM makes print easy. We take your artwork file, convert it to an editable template and upload it to your own OPM web portal. Whenever you need to re-order, simply log in, make any changes in the variable fields, select your quantity and paper stock and place your order. OPM cuts out the quote, proofing and approval stages and puts you in control of your print. Make us your first choice for design and print. We’re always happy to offer help, advice and practical assistance with layout and design, so do call in to chat about your print needs. We look forward to working with you soon.

Your local Mail Boxes Etc. store team


CONTENTS by category NEW

ONLINE PRINT MANAGEMENT

PRODUCTS SERVICES

A

CARD PRODUCTS

Pages 04 - 09

B

STATIONERY

Pages 10 - 15

C

SHEET PRODUCTS

Pages 16 - 21

D

BOOKS & BOOKLETS

Pages 22 - 25

E

POSTERS & BANNERS

Pages 26 - 35

F

RETAIL PRODUCTS

Pages 36 - 41

G

POINT OF SALE

Pages 42 - 49

H

PACKAGING

Pages 50 - 51

I

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS

Pages 52 - 55

J

PERSONALISED PRODUCTS

Pages 56 - 61

K

ACCESSORIES

Pages 62 - 65

L

FINISHING SERVICES

Pages 66 - 69

M

DIRECT MAIL & FULFILMENT

Pages 70 - 71

N

ARTWORK

Pages 72 - 77

O

MORE ABOUT US

Pages 78 - 79

P

GREEN CREDENTIALS

Pages 80 - 81

Q

INDEX

Pages 82 - 83


ONLINE PRINT MANAGEMENT SECTION //

ONLINE PRINT MANAGEMENT OPM enables you to manage your print requirements online, simply and easily Our online print management system is the perfect solution for repeat orders and there is no limit to what items can be included. Add virtually anything that you want to order, from business cards to NCR books, letterheads to promotional mugs!

EASY ORDERING

Choose a product, these will have been previously uploaded by us, we convert the artwork into an editable template and add to your inventory.

SAVE TIME

Once you are set up with an OPM account, ordering print becomes fast, really fast. There is no waiting for print quotes, or going through multiple proofing and approval stages.

EASY ORDERING 24/7

We can add any print product that you order regularly. We convert your artwork into online templates - you can login anytime, make changes, then order your printing.

CUSTOMISE ARTWORK We make design templates as fixed or flexible as required. By ‘locking down’ elements and leaving requested elements variable, you can maintain your brand whilst being able to allow anyone in your business to proof and order their printing.

FULLY BRANDED TO YOUR BUSINESS, OPM IS FREE TO OUR REGISTERED CUSTOMERS


EDIT YOUR DESIGN

If you need to change any details simply select customise product and edit customisable fields, proof online and order your print.

ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF OPM No software download or desktop application required. Login from any computer, anywhere, anytime. We can provide different permission levels as required so your print budget is fully controlled. We provide training and ongoing support. Please call us to arrange a free demonstration.

CALL US TO ARRANGE A FREE DEMONSTRATION ONLINE PRINT MANAGEMENT // OPM


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CONTENTS Page 06 // Business Cards Appointment Cards Postcards

Page 07 // Playing Cards & Boxes Door/Bin Hangers Tent Cards

Page 08 // Solicitors Corners ID Cards Recipe Cards

Page 09 // Menus Bookmarks Greetings Cards

shaun wilks managing Director

PLASTICS RECYCLING mobile 07700 900 707 email s.wilks@wilksplastics.com website www.wilksplastics.com

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SECTION A //

CARD PRODUCTS Our distinctive range of card products has already proved hugely popular with companies who have their sights set on a superior quality of print and product. Whether you’re in the market for business cards, door hangers, scratch cards, appointment cards or something a little bit different, we invite you to discover our full complement of quality printed products, with a variety of exciting finishing options.

Our signature stock is the 450gsm Silk Art Card, which is designed to help boost your professional reputation through excellence of both presentation and performance. Many of our card products also benefit from a range of specialist finishing options, including: Lamination:

With Gloss lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides.

Digital Embossing:

Our unique three dimensional varnishing effect.

Die Cutting:

Allowing us to create bespoke products in a variety of shapes.

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SECTION A // CARD PRODUCTS

BUSINESS CARDS

APPOINTMENT CARDS

POSTCARDS

FINISHING & OPTIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

Bus Clinic Fun Fair Van Show

3 Stage Festival Trade Stalls Resto Workshops

Camper Cooking Kids Jam Club Autojumble

Our industry leading business cards use a heavyweight coated stock as standard, providing you with a superior quality product without compromise. They are a premium product for an unbelievably competitive price.

Our appointment cards combine design and functionality to provide you with the perfect writing solution. We’ve taken care to maximise the effectiveness of our appointment cards by using rigid stock for production.

Our premium quality postcards are available to purchase in two substantial stock weights. Choose between either a coated or uncoated material, depending on your individual requirements, and combine your selection with a variety of customisable options designed to maximise their use.

Stock: Print:

Stock: Print:

Stock: Print:

Size: Orientation:

450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour on One or Both Sides 85mm x 55mm Portrait or Landscape

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Rounded Corners • Digital Embossing • Die Cut to Shape

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Size: Orientation:

450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour on One or Both Sides 85mm x 55mm Portrait or Landscape

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Rounded Corners • Digital Embossing • Die Cut to Shape

Size: Orientation:

450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour on One or Both Sides A6, 1/3 A4 Portrait or Landscape

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Rounded Corners • Digital Embossing • Die Cut to Shape • Perforating • Creasing


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07 DOOR / BIN HANGERS

do not disturb thankyou

WELCOME

PLAYING CARDS & BOXES

TENT CARDS

don’t forget breakfast starts at 7.00am

Our playing cards and playing card boxes have always proved immensely popular with customers. The cards are produced on quality non-transparent board designed to withstand regular handling. We also produce personalised playing card packs which make excellent gifts for friends and family.

Our door and bin hangers can be used for a variety of informational and promotional purposes, and are an excellent alternative to standard leaflets and door drops. Eyecatching, versatile and above all durable, our door and bin hangers are designed to take your brand publicity to the next level.

Expert advertisers know how to turn small spaces to their advantage – which is where our versatile tent cards come in. The perfect solution for maximising marketing when space is scarce, these savvy table talkers are available with a wide range of finishing options.

Card Stock: Box Stock: Card Print: Box Print:

Stock: Print:

450gsm Silk Coated Stock: Full Colour on One Side Print: Size of Faces: 1/3 A4 or A5 Orientation: Portrait or Landscape

CARD

• Rounded Corners • Sealed

BOX

Card Size: Orientation:

270 micron Coated Solar Block 450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour on Both Sides Full Colour on One or Both Sides 89mm x 63mm Portrait

• Gloss or Matt Lamination or Unlaminated • Die Cut to Shape • Digital Embossing

Size: Orientation:

450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour on One or Both Sides 210mm x 99mm (450gsm) 130mm x 390mm Portrait

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Die Cut to Shape • Digital Embossing

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Die Cut to Shape • Digital Embossing

A // CARD PRODUCTS


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FINISHING & OPTIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

SECTION A // CARD PRODUCTS

SOLICITORS CORNERS

ID CARDS

RECIPE CARDS

Solicitors and other professionals use branded solicitor’s corners to complement their professional reputation. Commonly used to segregate or collate documentation, this product is a perennially popular part of our portfolio.

Professional identification cards will boost your credibility and can be used for any number of different occasions, such as client meetings, conferences and PR events. We offer both generic and personalised ID cards to suit your requirements.

Collecting recipe cards is a popular pastime for foodies and crafters alike. They make a great addition to any professional food service company. Our thick & durable stock is perfect for making strong and durable cards.

Stock: Print:

450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour on One or Both Sides Finished Size: 65mm long edge 46mm short edge Orientation: N/A

Stock: Print:

Stock: Print:

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Die Cut to Shape • Digital Embossing

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Die Cut to Shape • Digital Embossing

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Size: Orientation:

300gsm Silk Coated Full Colour on One or Both Sides 55mm x 85mm Landscape

Size: Orientation:

450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour on One or Both Sides A6, A5 Portrait or Landscape

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Die Cut to Shape • Drilled • Perforated


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09 MENUS

BOOKMARKS

GREETINGS CARDS

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Book CITCH lub Our menus are printed on a range of quality stocks, which means they’re the ideal choice for showcasing your dishes. We offer a range of special finishes which can be used to both enhance and protect this popular product.

Just as books have a boundless shelf life, so too bookmarks will never go out of style. Our printed bookmarks are the perfect giveaway or corporate keepsake. Personalise your bookmarks by choosing from our range of printing options.

Greetings cards are a ubiquitous printed product, appearing in gift shops and on mantelpieces around the world. Ours are produced on quality board for a luxurious finish, we also offer bespoke customisation of designs or individual messages.

Stock:

350gsm Silk Coated 450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour on One Print: or Both Sides Finished Size:* A6, 1/3 A4, A5, A4 Orientation: Portrait

Stock: Print:

Stock: Print:

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Die Cut to Shape • Drilled • Digital Embossing • Creased

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Die Cut to Shape • Digital Embossing

* Finished size quoted is when folded and can be produced either 4pp or 6pp.

Size: Orientation:

450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour on One or Both Sides 170mm x 55mm Portrait

450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour on One or Both Sides Finished Size:* A6, 1/3 A4, A5, A4 Orientation: Portrait

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Creased • Digital Embossing • Die Cut to shape * All sizes above are finished size when folded and are all produced as 4pp.

A // CARD PRODUCTS


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CONTENTS Page 12 // Letterheads/Continuation Sheets Compliment Slips Desk Pads

Page 13 // Envelopes NCR Sets Certificates

Page 14 // Folders Invitations Wedding Stationery

Page 15 // Membership Cards Delivery/Credit Notes Invoices

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SECTION B //

STATIONERY Our extensive range of stationery has been selected to offer a full complement of essential everyday products. Our quality printing methods, combined with superb stock and a comprehensive service, is guaranteed to give you the best start on equipping your company.

Stationery is often the first point of contact between businesses, whether it’s a simple envelope or a personalised desk pad. We have upgraded from 100gsm to a substantial 120gsm across the board, so you can be sure that our stationery will help your business make the right impression. We also offer personalised stationery for special occasions, such as weddings or birthdays. Our prices are competitive and quality is, of course, assured. Let us take care of the details and we’ll make sure your special day goes off without a hitch.

New York Deli Cumberland Street Sheffield S1 4PT Phone: 0114 273 7523 booking@newyorkdeli.co.uk Table

Covers

Receipt

TOTAL £

www.newyorkdeli.co.uk

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SECTION B // STATIONERY

LETTERHEADS / CONTINUATION SHEETS

COMPLIMENT SLIPS

DESK PADS

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dios ato Stu Red Tom ter Elterwa side Nr Amble Cumbria LA22 3HS

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FINISHING & OPTIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

351 39 4216 Tel: 015 4216 352 ato.org 39 Fax: 015 uiries@redtom Email: enq

We are industry leaders in the production of premium stationery, and our high quality letterheads are a testament to this fact. We print our letterheads on 120gsm uncoated stock, for a luxurious feel that’s sure to impress. Why settle for lightweight paper when you can have quality as standard.

We know that first impressions count for everything so, as with our popular letterheads, we print our compliment slips on high quality 120gsm uncoated stock for an incomparably luxurious finish. It’s the perfect choice for burgeoning businesses with an eye for quality.

Luxury desk pads are popularly presented as a gift for prospects and clients. Branded desk pads are the perfect way to keep your business in the minds of both your buyers and partners alike. Pads are available in various sizes to suit your needs. Standard desk pads contain 50 leaves per pad.

Stock: Print:

Stock: Print:

Stock:

Size: Orientation:

120gsm Uncoated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides A4, A5 Portrait or Landscape

• Rounded Corners • Die Cut to Shape

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Size: Orientation:

120gsm Uncoated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides 1/ 3 A4, A5 Portrait or Landscape

• Round Cornered • Die Cut to Shape

Print: Size: Orientation:

120gsm Uncoated with a Grey Backing Board Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides 1/ 3 A4, A5, A4, A3, A2 Portrait or Landscape

• Edge Glued Down One Side • Wrap Over Cover


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13 ENVELOPES

NCR (NO CARBON REQUIRED) SETS

CERTIFICATES

All of our standard sized envelopes are available with a variety of glue flap options. Envelopes can be printed to the face and glue flap depending on suitability. Personalise your envelopes by choosing from our range of options, or using mailmerged files for direct mail.

Our NCR pads and sets are the ideal solution where instant copies are needed. Choose from a range of sheet colours for fool-proof distribution, and specify up to 3 part sets and pads. Our NCR pads come with grey backing boards and additional customisable finishing options.

Important achievements should be accorded the gravitas they deserve, and nothing acknowledges hard work and well-earned success more tangibly than a printed certificate. We offer certificates on a range of quality substrates and with a number of finishing enhancements.

Stock:

Stock: Print:

Stock:

Print: Size:

Orientation:

Uncoated Silk Coated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides DL - for 1/3 A4 Sheets C6 - for A6 Sheets C5 - for A5 Sheets C4 - for A4 Sheets Portrait or Landscape

• Variety of Glue Flap Options • Windowed and Non-Windowed Designs

Size: Orientation:

• • • • • •

NCR stock Full Colour or Spot Colour on One or Both Sides A6, 1/3 A4, A5, A4 Portrait or Landscape

Numbered Perforated Drilled Writing Shield Wrap over cover Padded

Print: Size:

120gsm Uncoated 350gsm Silk Coated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides A5, A4

• Die Cut to Shape • Rounded Corners

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SPECIFICATIONS

SECTION B // STATIONERY

FOLDERS

INVITATIONS

WEDDING STATIONERY

Folders are the professional solution where a number of loose items are to be presented together. We offer both lightweight ‘one off’ use and high quality, durable heavy card folders. They are available in a range of formats and can be either non-capacity or gusseted.

Our invitations are available in a range of special finishes which are guaranteed to impress your guests, whether you’re throwing a birthday party, planning a wedding or arranging a corporate event.

When you’re planning your special day it’s important that all the little details come together in just the right way. You can be sure that we’ll take just as good care of your wedding stationery as you would yourself, to ensure your wedding day goes off without a hitch.

Stock:

Stock:

Stock:

300gsm Silk Coated 450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour (Litho) Print: on One or Both Sides Finished Size: 216mm x 154mm for A5s 303mm x 216mm for A4s Orientation: Portrait or Landscape

Print: Size: Orientation:

300gsm Silk Coated 450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides A6, 1/3 A4, A5 Portrait or Landscape

Print: Size:

FINISHING & OPTIONS

Orientation:

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Die Cut to Shape • Digital Embossing • Assembly • Business Card Slots

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• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Die Cut to Shape • Digital Embossing (300gsm & 450gsm)

150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 200gsm Silk Coated 300gsm Silk Coated 450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides 105mm x 74mm, A6, 1/3 A4, A5, A4 Portrait or Landscape

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides (300gsm & 450gsm) • Unlaminated • Die Cut to Shape • Creased • Folded • Digital Embossing (300gsm & 450gsm)


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DELIVERY / CREDIT NOTES

INVOICES

It’s great to belong and our membership cards are the perfect way for a sports club, gym or other organisation to draw a group together. They are available to suit your needs, with space for a photograph or signature, or incorporating your club logo.

Our printed delivery and credit notes help maintain the brand values of your business. Laser compatible and high-white in colour, they are produced using the same stock as our letterheads so they complement your other stationery.

Our invoices deliver more gravitas and carry more weight because they are printed on the same heavy 120gsm uncoated stock as our letterheads. Once issued, they will certainly help to maintain and reinforce your ‘corporate look’.

Stock: Print:

Stock: Print:

Stock: Print:

Size: Orientation:

• • • • •

450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides 85mm x 55mm Portrait or Landscape

Matt Lamination to both sides Unlaminated Die Cut to Shape Digital Embossing Rounded Corners

Size: Orientation:

• • • •

120gsm Uncoated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides A5, A4 Portrait or Landscape

Die Cut to Shape Rounded Corners Glued into Pads Numbered

Size: Orientation:

• • • •

120gsm Uncoated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides A5, A4 Portrait or Landscape

Die Cut to Shape Rounded Corners Glued into Pads Numbered

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CONTENTS Page 18 // Leaflets Handouts CD/DVD Inlays and Inserts

Page 19 // Takeaway Menus Newsletters Orders of Service

Page 20 // Gift Vouchers Coupons Tickets

Page 21 // Permits Remoist Reply Paid Leaflets Pharmaceutical Folded Leaflets

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SECTION C //

SHEET PRODUCTS Most businesses would aspire to be better, and few would want to be anything less than the best they can be. In an ephemeral world nothing conveys your brand and what you stand for better than your printing, and our Sheet Products make a difference to the perception of organisations every day.

Once printed the humble flat sheet can become a myriad of glorious things, from Menus to Tickets and Gift Vouchers to Leaflets. We understand the importance of making a great first impression and the unique power of print to uphold and burnish your brand values. That is why our wide range of Sheet Products is printed to the highest standards on a variety of quality paper and board weights. And why, after printing, we offer a number of finishing options, including Folding, Creasing, Die Cutting, Digital Embossing and Gluing. It means we can supply you with whatever you need to attract and retain the lifeblood of your business – your Customers.

C // SHEET PRODUCTS


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FINISHING & OPTIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

SECTION C // SHEET PRODUCTS

LEAFLETS

HANDOUTS

CD/DVD INLAYS AND INSERTS

Leaflets are the go-to advertising product for companies worldwide. However, this high market saturation means it’s vital that your leaflets stand out from the crowd. Our products are available in a range of standard sizes and in a variety of popular stock weights, which are printed in full colour and can be die cut into attention grabbing shapes.

Get your business noticed with premium quality handouts which are certain to make your customers look twice. Our handouts are available in a range of standard sizes and come with a range of customisable finishing options, so you’re sure to find the right product to suit your needs.

Whatever your application you and your Customers are sure to appreciate our premium quality CD and DVD inserts and inlays. With our printing you can command a premium by branding your product, and even personalising it right down to the individual recipient.

Stock:

Stock: Print:

Stock:

Print: Size: Orientation:

150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 200gsm Silk Coated 350gsm Silk Coated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides 1/ 3 A4, A7, A6, A5, A4, A3, A2 Plus Custom Sizes Portrait or Landscape

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides (200gsm & 350gsm) • Digital Embossing (200gsm & 350gsm) • Die Cut to Shape • Creased • Folded

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Size: Orientation:

350gsm Silk Coated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides 1/ 3 A4, A6, A5 Portrait or Landscape

Print: Size: Orientation:

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Die Cut to Shape • Digital Embossing

• Creased • Folded • Perforated

150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 200gsm Silk Coated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides 120mm x 120mm 240mm x 120mm Portrait


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19 TAKEAWAY MENUS

NEWSLETTERS

ORDERS OF SERVICES

Menus are a great way to increase your brand exposure by getting your customers to do the promotion for you by sharing news of your great products with friends and family. The potential for ‘word of mouth’ promotion means this product punches well above its weight in terms of return on investment.

Newsletters are a useful and informative way of keeping both staff and clients up-to-date with your recent business activities. Our newsletters are available in a range of sizes, design options and popular stock weights, which are guaranteed to showcase your company in the best possible light.

An order of service has a uniquely emotional and deeply personal meaning. Often used to guide weddings, funerals and other important occasions, it’s a way of both marking and commemorating a memorable day. Our beautiful order of service items are produced to a standard befitting of a momentous event.

Stock: Print:

150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides Finished Size:* 1/3 A4, A6, A5 Orientation: Portrait or Landscape

Stock:

Stock:

• Folded • Perforated

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Creased • Folded • Digital Embossing (200gsm)

• • • •

* All sizes above are finished size when folded and can be produced either 4pp or 6pp.

* All sizes above are flat sizes and can be folded to finished size.

* All sizes above are finished size when folded and are all produced as 4pp.

Print: Size: * Orientation:

150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 200gsm Silk Coated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides A4, A3, A2 Portrait or Landscape

120gsm Uncoated 150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 300gsm Silk Coated Full Colour (Litho) Print: on One or Both Sides Finished Size:* A5, A4 Orientation: Portrait or Landscape

Die Cut to Shape Rounded Corners Creased Folded

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FINISHING & OPTIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

SECTION C // SHEET PRODUCTS

GIFT VOUCHERS

COUPONS

TICKETS

Gift vouchers are great revenue generators. Use is not restricted to existing customers who can’t decide on a suitable present, they are also a great way of drawing in an entirely new clientele through Newspaper insertions or Door Drops.

Incentivise your client base with our superb range of printed coupons, which are a great way to gain repeat business by offering rewards for return visits and purchases. Decide on the particulars of your coupon campaign and we can take care of the rest.

Ticketed events come in all shapes and sizes and not all tickets are created equal. However, our range of high quality printed tickets has been designed with one primary purpose in mind: to provide a durable, legible and versatile product that’s perfect for use on any occasion, branded and personalised to the individual.

Stock:

Stock:

Stock:

Print: Size: Orientation:

120gsm Uncoated 150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 200gsm Silk Coated 300gsm Silk Coated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides 1/ 3 A4, A6 Portrait or Landscape

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides (200gsm & 300gsm) • Die Cut to shape • Rounded Corners • Perforated • Digital Embossing (200gsm & 300gsm) • Numbering and Barcoding • Security Foiling

www.mbe.co.uk/print

Print: Size: Orientation:

120gsm Uncoated 150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 200gsm Silk Coated 300gsm Silk Coated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides 1/ 3 A4, A6 Portrait or Landscape

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides (200gsm & 300gsm) • Die Cut to shape • Rounded Corners • Perforated • Digital Embossing (200gsm & 350gsm)

Print: Size: Orientation:

150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 200gsm Silk Coated 300gsm Silk Coated 450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides A7, A6, A5, 1/3 A4 Portrait or Landscape

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides (not available on 150gsm) • Die Cut to shape • Perforation • Digital Embossing (200gsm, 300gsm & 450gsm) • Numbering and Barcoding • Security Foiling


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21 PERMITS

REMOIST REPLY PAID LEAFLETS

PHARMACEUTICAL FOLDED LEAFLETS

There are all sorts of activities that require a permit, so it’s important that your printed permits are able to withstand a whole host of environmental influences. Whether you offer car parking, fishing, or any other type of service for which proof of authorisation is required, we have the right solution for you.

Paid reply leaflets are the ideal item for gathering customer data and gaining new clients. The enhanced security afforded by the re-moist finish means your customers will feel confident about supplying you with personal information. Our re-moist reply paid leaflets are available in a range of sizes to suit.

This specialist, miniature folded leaflet is mainly used for pharmaceutical information. However, leaflets folded to a compact size make great instructions for small products, and can also be used as an attention grabbing promotional handout.

Stock:

Stock: Print:

200gsm Silk Coated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides Finished Size: A6, A5, A4, 1/3 A4

Stock:

• • • •

• Specialist Folding to Miniature Sizes

ZONE 1

PARKING PERMIT VEHICLE REGISTRATIO N:

CHECKOUT DATE:

Only for use within the area specified dur ing your stay upto 1.00pm and valid on your che ckout date. See map on reverse.

009818

8 // 0 013 • 993325 23

Print: Size: Orientation:

48AAFG

150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 200gsm Silk Coated 300gsm Silk Coated 450gsm Silk Coated 150gsm Uncoated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides A7, A6 Portrait or Landscape

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides (not available on 150gsm) • Digitally embossed (not available on 150gsm) • Die Cut to shape

Remoist Gummed Perforated Creased Folded

Print: Size:

150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 120gsm Uncoated Full Colour (Litho) on One or Both Sides Wide Range Depending on Requirements

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CONTENTS Page 24 // Saddle/Wire Stitched* Perfect Bound* PUR Bound*

Page 25 // Case Bound* Wiro/Coil/Spiral Bound* Folder Books*

* Please see the following pages for an explanation of these different construction techniques

FORMATS All our Booklets, Brochures and Prospectuses are available in Portrait, Landscape or Square formats.

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BOOKS & BOOKLETS We specialise in the production of all forms of books and booklets, which includes brochures, prospectuses, magazines and reports. Whatever your requirements, whether you’re looking to produce a monthly publication or a one-off bespoke corporate brochure, our dedicated service and professional production team are certain to offer the best solution for your needs.

Books and booklets can be produced in a variety of different formats, and we have the capabilities to offer you an extensive range of stocks and binding methods, including saddle stitching, perfect binding and case binding. Standard sizes are offered in both portrait and landscape formats, with an option to order bespoke sizing for an agreed-upon price. In addition to selecting stock and binding options you may also request other types of specialist finishing to complement your finished product, such as lamination, digital embossing, spot UV coating or hot foiling. If you wish to discuss your project in greater detail before going ahead with printing, please feel free to get in touch with a member of our team. We are here to offer support and advice at every stage of the production process, to ensure everything runs as it should and that you are delighted with your completed book or booklet.

• BOOKS • PROSPECTUSES • MAGAZINES • CATALOGUES • REPORTS • FOLDER BOOKS

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COVER

FINISHING & OPTIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

SECTION D // BOOKLETS

SADDLE / WIRE STITCHED

PERFECT BOUND

PUR BOUND

Saddle or wire stitching entails folding and gathering sections of a book and binding them together using two wire stitches (staples). This is a popular binding method which is used for a variety of common professional and personal printing projects. Our saddle / wire stitched books and booklets are folded before binding which is vital to produce a ‘flat’ product rather than one which bows at the spine.

Perfect binding is the first choice when your publication consists of a large number of pages or when you require a spine which has no stitches (staples). Perfect binding entails folding and gathering sections to create book blocks and drawing on a cover to bind. The book spine is ground allowing a good key for the glue. Perfect Binding is the ideal solution for a book which will receive moderate and careful use.

PUR binding is indistinguishable from Perfect Binding to the casual observer. BUT the huge difference is the exceptional strength of the Polyurethane Reactive (PUR) glue. The pages of a PUR Bound Book are held much more securely and will withstand much more rigorous treatment. The downside is that it is a more expensive process than Perfect Binding.

Cover Stock: 150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 200gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 300gsm Silk Coated 450gsm Silk Coated Text Stock: 115gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 200gsm Silk Coated 120gsm Uncoated 150gsm Uncoated Print: Full Colour (Litho) on One or All Side Finished Size: A6, A5, A4, 1/3 A4 210mm x 210mm Orientation: Portrait, Landscape or Square

Cover Stock: 300gsm Silk Coated 115gsm Silk or Gloss Coated Text Stock: 150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 200gsm Silk Coated 120gsm Uncoated 150gsm Uncoated Print: Full Colour (Litho) on One or All Side Finished Size: A6, A5, A4, 1/3 A4 210mm x 210mm Orientation: Portrait, Landscape or Square

Cover Stock: 300gsm Silk Coated 115gsm Silk or Gloss Coated Text Stock: 150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 200gsm Silk Coated 120gsm Uncoated 150gsm Uncoated Print: Full Colour (Litho) on One or All Sides Finished Size: A6, A5, A4, 1/3 A4 210mm x 210mm Orientation: Portrait, Landscape or Square

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides (not available on 150gsm) • Digital Embossing (not available on 150gsm) • Die Cut to Shape

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Digital Embossing

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Digital Embossing

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WIRO/COIL/SPIRAL BOUND

FOLDER BOOKS

Case binding is a popular binding method for publishers and independent authors alike. This binding method utilises a hard board cover around a number of text pages, which are sewn in by sections before the cased cover is added. Often case bound books are presented in dust jackets, wrap around printed sheets which are designed to preserve the book’s longevity.

Both wire and coil (spiral) binding are popularly utilised for the production of manuals, notepads and instruction manuals. Cost effective and extremely versatile, they’re a great choice for companies wishing to produce professional literature within a budget. These binding methods entail punching a set of pages and applying a wire or plastic spine. One real advantage over other binding styles is that each page opens fully.

Folder books are a variation on the theme of wire stitched books. The difference is that the cover is actually a folder. This allows additional loose products to be slotted in at the back, front or both (depending on the folder specification). You should be aware that folder books are produced by trimming the inner pages prior to inserting into the folder meaning the folder cover sits slightly proud of the inners.

Cover Stock: 150gsm Silk Coated Paper Mounted to 2000 micron Grey Board Text Stock: 115gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 150gsm Silk Coated 120gsm Uncoated 150gsm Uncoated Print: Full Colour (Litho) on One or All Sides Finished Size: A5, A4, 210mm x 210mm Orientation: Portrait, Landscape or Square

Cover Stock: 350gsm Silk Coated 450gsm Silk Coated 115gsm Silk or Gloss Coated Text Stock: 150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 200gsm Silk Coated 120gsm Uncoated 150gsm Uncoated Print: Full Colour (Litho) on One or All Sides Finished Size: A6, A5, A4, 1/3 A4 210mm x 210mm Orientation: Portrait, Landscape or Square

Cover Stock: 350gsm Silk Coated 450gsm Silk Coated Text Stock: 115gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 150gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 200gsm Silk Coated 120gsm Uncoated 150gsm Uncoated Print: Full Colour (Litho) on One or All Sides Finished Size: A6, A5, A4, 1/3 A4 210mm x 210mm Orientation: Portrait, Landscape or Square

• Unlaminated

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Digital Embossing

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Digital Embossing • Die Cut to Shape

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CONTENTS Page 28 //

Roller Banner Frame Banner Curved Exhibition Stand

Page 29 //

A Boards Pavement Signs Poster Snaps

Page 30 //

Correx Boards Outdoor Banners Forex Signs

Page 31 //

Display Boards Metal Signs Salers

Page 32 //

Window Graphics White Stafix Clear Stafix

Page 33 //

Retail Window Displays Standees Police Standees

Page 34 //

Wallpaper Canvas Prints Cardboard Prints

Page 35 //

Posters Printed Doors Magnetic Removable Vehicle Signs

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POSTERS & BANNERS Our extensive large format production capability means we’re able to produce posters and banners on a wide variety of materials, which can be used for both internal and external display. Whether you’re in need of a high quantity of lithographically printed posters or a one-off digital banner we offer a professional, fast and reliable service that’s designed to meet your needs.

Our posters and banners range extends from Gloss Art Paper through to external vinyls, and from roll fed papers to rigid panels up to 50mm thick. And to complement our print we offer a variety of post-print finishing options - such as hemming, eyeleting, drilling and mounting as well as a huge variety of display accessories, allowing us to create an almost limitless range of products. The world of Large Format Posters and Banners is rich and varied. If your particular application is not featured in our Portfolio please remember that we thrive on Bespoke applications and would be delighted to give you help and advice plus a quote on your next promotional project.

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SPECIFICATIONS

SECTION E // POSTERS & BANNERS

ROLLER BANNERS

FRAME BANNERS

CURVED EXHIBITION STANDS

Digitally printed quality banners can make a real statement at any exhibition or event, which means they’re the perfect choice for raising your brand reputation or advertising products. We offer two types of Banner Stands: Economy (one off or light duty) and Luxury (prolonged and repeated use) . Both are fitted with special ‘stay flat’ printed media.

Available in 3 different sizes, our Frame Banners are a great alternative to standard Roller Banners. They offer enhanced sturdiness, which means they’re better suited for longer or exterior placements. With our UV resistant, high quality, digital printing, your eye catching graphics are sure to make a powerful statement.

Our curved stands provide an extremely cost effective exhibition solution. For transportation they fold down into the wheeled counter unit. They are easy to assemble at the venue and offer an impressive and professional backdrop. Better still they can be packed away just as easily ready for your next event. Unit comes with all panels and the counter unit fully printed and ready to use.

Print: Size:

Print: Size: Orientation: Material:

Print: Size (Panel):

Orientation: Material:

Full Colour to One Sides W 800mm x H 2000mm W 1000mm x H 2000mm Portrait Stay Flat Banner Vinyl

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Full Colour to One Side 1000mm x 2500mm Landscape Banner Vinyl

Size (Stand): Orientation: Material:

Full Colour to One Side 2225mm High x 685mm Deep 1240mm, 1930mm, 2540mm, 3070mm or 3430mm Wide 970mm High x 610mm Wide N/A Banner Vinyl


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PAVEMENT SIGNS

POSTER SNAPS

A boards are a popular advertising solution employed by businesses the world over. Striking, sturdy and portable, they are a proven driver of footfall. We provide digitally printed posters which are inserted into sturdy A frame units in three standard sizes. A Boards with Headers are an even more effective solution providing both additional promotional space and greater visibility.

Bricks-and-mortar retailers are increasingly having to jostle for space with closely situated competitors, which can make attracting new customers that much more difficult. Pavement signs are a great solution for attracting both attention and foot traffic, and will help to ensure you stand head-and-shoulders above your neighbours.

Poster snaps are the eye catching advertising solution when floor space is at a premium. They are quick to install and exceptionally effective at grabbing attention. We supply Poster Snaps with the printed posters already installed and ready for use. The Snaps are reusable and we can also supply replacement graphics.

Print: Size:

Print: Size:

Print: Size:

Orientation: Material:

Full Colour to One Side A2 (594mm x 420mm) A1 (840mm x 594mm) A0 (1188mm x 840mm) Portrait 300gsm Laminated

Orientation: Material:

Full Colour to One Side A2 (594mm x 420mm) A1 (840mm x 594mm) A0 (1188mm x 840mm) Portrait 300gsm Laminated

Orientation: Material:

Full Colour to One Side A3 (297mm x 420mm) A2 (420mm x 594mm) A1 (594mm x 840mm) A0 (840mm x 1188mm) Portrait 300gsm Laminated

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SECTION E // POSTERS & BANNERS

CORREX BOARDS

OUTDOOR BANNERS

FOREX SIGNS

Correx Boards are a PVC material which is corrugated to provide increased rigidity. Because they’re so lightweight they are economical to ship and can be easily installed, taken down and reused as required. Durable and weather proof, they are an ideal solution for cost effective advertising or conveying information. They are printed with UV stable ink that will stand the test of time.

Outdoor Banners are one of the best ways to advertise your business or event to a wider audience. Our Banners are printed on durable exterior Banner Vinyl using UV stable and waterproof solvent inks. They can be supplied with ropes and eyelets ready for use.

Forex is a substantial, lightweight, quality material that has a great finish when printed. This material is popular for internal and external signage and displays, and can be printed in larger sectional panels to cover large areas for tiled graphics. This material can also be die cut into bespoke shapes to suit your individual requirements.

Print: Size (Min): Size (Max): Orientation: Material:

Print: Size (Min): Size (Max): Orientation:

Print: Size (Min): Size (Max): Orientation: Material:

Full Colour to One or Two Sides A5 (210mm x 148mm) 2440mm x 1220mm Portrait or Landscape 4mm Correx

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Material:

Full Colour to One or Two Sides A3 (420mm x 297mm) 10000mm x 2380mm Portrait or Landscape Heavy Duty Banner Vinyl

Full Colour to One or Two Sides A5 (210mm x 148mm) 2440mm x 1220mm Portrait or Landscape 4mm Forex


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METAL SIGNS

SALERS

Display boards are printed on white sheet which is laminated to a 2mm Greyboard Core. They are generally printed double sided. Boards can be die cut to add interest and draw attention. They provide a short or long term promotion solution and are exceptionally cost effective, especially for higher volume requirements.

For more permanent signage, our Dibond signs are an excellent solution. The material is two face sheets of aluminium bonded to a rigid core, making them both light and strong. They can be specified round cornered or square cut, or with holes if required. They can be printed single or double sided. We use waterproof, light fast inks for indoor and outdoor use.

Salers are produced using a PVC mesh material which is printed in full colour on one side. They attach to windows using suckers. The unique property of the mesh is that graphics look solid from the outside whilst being largely transparent from the inside. Having a huge range of uses, Salers are particularly popular with Estate Agents as they allow individual flats in a block to be advertised.

Print: Size (Min): Size (Max): Orientation: Material:

Print: Size (Min): Size (Max): Orientation: Material:

Print: Size (Min): Size (Max): Orientation: Material:

Full Colour to One or Two Sides A5 (210mm x 148mm) 1830mm x 1230mm Portrait or Landscape 2mm White Faced Grey Board

Full Colour to One or Two Sides A6 (148mm x 105mm) 2440mm x 1220mm Portrait or Landscape 5mm Dibond

Full Colour to One Side 400mm x 300mm 3000mm x 2000mm Portrait or Landscape Perforated Banner Vinyl

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SECTION E // POSTERS & BANNERS

WINDOW GRAPHICS

STAFIX WHITE

STAFIX CLEAR (FOR WINDOWS)

Window graphics are an instant advertising solution, designed to grab the eye and entice passing foot trade. Our graphics are made using a white faced grey board cored material which can be printed on one or both sides. They can be specified square cut or die cut to shape and we can supply hanging mechanisms as required.

White Stafix is a great alternative to traditional posters and is suitable for use on almost any flat surface. This clean, durable material clings to a surface without leaving any unsightly residue, and its white base colour is ideal for full colour digital printing. For easy mess free displays White Stafix is a winning solution.

We can also supply Clear Stafix, which can be printed in full colour plus white on one side. This material clings to surfaces without leaving unsightly residue when removed. Being clear, where not printed, it looks great on windows and mirrors.

Print: Size: Orientation: Material:

Print: Size: Orientation:

Print: Size: Orientation:

Full Colour to One or Two Sides Up to 1300mm x 2000mm Portrait or Landscape 2mm White Faced Grey Board

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Full Colour to One Side Up to 900mm x 640mm Portrait or Landscape

Full Colour to One Side Up to 900mm x 640mm Portrait or Landscape


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STANDEES

POLICE STANDEES

The importance of excellent Window Displays to Retail is well known. We can help you to squeeze as much benefit as possible by providing exciting and innovative Window Display collateral. And using a blend of One off to Volume Production we can produce the exact quantity you need. And we can Pick and Pack to store if you need that too.

We offer a huge number of Life Size Celebrities which are popular for Corporate Events, Store Openings, Charity Fundraisers and many other Business Applications. People love having their photo taken with their favourite star and they are excellent ‘Ice Breakers’. Why not sprinkle some Celebrity Stardust on your next occasion and get ‘Fame by association’ working for you.

Our Police Standees are now on patrol in many shops and in areas where speeding is endemic. Trials have proved that Police Standees act as a real deterrent to potential criminals and law breakers. Reductions in Stock wastage pay for the cost of a Standee many times over and slowing traffic down could literally be a lifesaver.

Print: Flat Size: Orientation:

Print: Size: Orientation:

Print: Size: Orientation:

Full Colour to One or Two Sides Up to 1300mm x 2000mm Portrait or Landscape

Full Colour to One Side Life size Portrait

Full Colour to One Side Life size Portrait

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SPECIFICATIONS

SECTION E // POSTERS & BANNERS

WALLPAPERS

CANVAS PRINTS

CARDBOARD PRINTS

With our bespoke wallpaper we offer you the opportunity to really let your imagination soar by creating a design that is unique to you or your business. You can use absolutely anything, from a favourite holiday photograph to your own piece of artwork, or choose from our extensive photo library. Just provide us with your requirements and we’ll do the rest. The only limit is your imagination.

Canvas prints are an exciting addition to any home or office. You can use any design you like for your canvas prints, from personal pictures or artwork to photographs or even famous quotes. We print on high quality canvas, which is then mounted on a seasoned softwood frame.

Instead of printing on Canvas we print on faced Corrugated Cardboard. When scored and folded to create the edge frame they look a lot like Canvas prints but are lighter and much more economical, especially for short to medium term applications.

Print: Size: Orientation: Material:

Print: Size:

Print: Size:

Full Colour to One Side From One Wall to a Full Room Portrait Blue Back Wallpaper Media

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Orientation:

Full Colour to One Side 210mm x 210mm 350mm x 350mm 500mm x 500mm Square

Orientation:

Full Colour to One Side A2 (594mm x 420mm) A1 (841mm x 594mm) 1240mm x 850mm Portrait or Landscape


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PRINTED DOORS

MAGNETIC REMOVABLE VEHICLE SIGNS

Paper Posters are one of the most versatile and cost-effective promotional options available. They are the number one choice for organisations in need of an economical marketing solution. To complement our posters we can supply click frames, which enhance the presentation and add protection for longer-term display.

Sometimes in business it can be good to ‘lighten up’. A striking printed door at the entrance to a client suite or conference room can act as a Talking Point and Ice Breaker. They can even change the mood of a meeting entirely. We can print on one or both sides, anything you like in Full Colour, either on a door we supply or on your own door you send to us.

Magnetic removable vehicle signs give you the best of both worlds – free promotion and a professional image when you are on business, and a vehicle free from livery when you are not. Our Full Colour Signs are durable, light fast and waterproof, as well as being an exceptionally cost effective alternative to permanent sign writing or vinyl.

Print: Size:

Print: Max Size: Max Depth: Orientation:

Print: Size: Orientation:

Orientation:

Full Colour to One Side A2 (594mm x 420mm) A1 (840mm x 594mm) 40x30” (1016mm x 762mm) A0 (1188m x 840mm) 60x40” (1524mm x 1016mm) Portrait or Landscape

Full Colour to One or Two Sides 2000mm x 1300mm 44mm Portrait

Full Colour to One Side To Fit Vehicle Panels Portrait or Landscape

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CONTENTS Page 38 // Shelf Edge Strips Swing Tickets Sale Boards

Page 39 // Floor Graphics Graphic and Literature Posts Ceiling Hangers

Page 40 // Wobblers Shelf Barkers Backlit Displays

Page 41 // Leaflet Dispensers Paper and Card Bags Tissue Paper

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RETAIL PRODUCTS We supply a full range of products designed to promote and support your corporate branding activities, attract new customers, encourage sales or advertise new season stock. Our production facility can manufacture everything you need to invigorate your marketing campaign, from striking window graphics and swing tickets to sturdy Counter Top Display Units (CDUs) and Free Standing Display Units (FSDUs). See the ‘point of sale’ section next for more of these products.

Our blended production means we have the perfect solution whether you are a one unit operation or a large multiple outlet business. And we know that in the world of retail, time really is of the essence. Our commitment to local production and reliability means we have the capacity to produce your products in good time economically. We also offer a full pick and pack service and stock management, to make re-ordering easy and to ensure that promotional items are available as and when they are needed. Our retail items are available with a comprehensive range of customisable options and accessories. And we have a wealth of knowledge and experience which you can call upon to help you with your next Retail conundrum.

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SHELF EDGE STRIPS

SWING TICKETS

SALE BOARDS

Shelf edge strips are a core essential for any retail outlet which utilises a shelving system for product display. We can produce Shelf Strips in volume or personalise even down to one by one, making split testing a practical possibility. Plus our range of production machinery means we can produce strips at most required lengths.

Our Swing tickets serve to convey information as well as reinforce brand identity and can, of course, also carry pricing information. Digital printing expands the possibilities by allowing personalisation even down to the individual ticket, for in-store competitions as well as more traditional applications.

We produce Sale Boards on corrugated PVC, in quantities from one upwards using Digital Print. Singular production enables the addition of QR codes allowing instant access to house particulars on a Mobile Phone. Our durable and long lasting product is the perfect solution for estate agents, landlords, developers and other real estate businesses.

Stock:

Stock:

Stock: Print: Size:

FINISHING & OPTIONS

Print: Size: Orientation:

200gsm Silk or Gloss Coated 300gsm Silk Coated 350gsm Coated 450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour to One Side To Suit Landscape

• Gloss lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Die Cut to Shape

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300gsm Silk Coated 450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour to One or Two Sides 85mm x 55mm 105mm x 74mm Portrait or Landscape

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Digital Embossing • Die Cut to Shape • Drilled • Stringing

Orientation:

Correx Full Colour to One or Two Sides A3 (420mm x 297mm) A2 (594mm x 420mm) Portrait or Landscape

• Die Cut to Shape • Drilled


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GRAPHIC AND LITERATURE POSTS

CEILING HANGERS

Internal floor graphics make excellent use of a generally neglected resource by directing people to promotional areas in shops and at exhibitions. Durable solvent inks which stand up to high volumes of traffic on low tack vinyl make for ideal installation and removal. They can be supplied square cut or shaped in quantities from one upwards.

These are a versatile promotional point of sale system with the added benefit of literature holders. The rigid printed graphics help to promote the product or business. They are designed for indoor use and are particularly popular in Car Showrooms and other ‘big ticket item’ sales rooms.

Ceiling hangers are a great way to advertise without taking up product space or making a shop look cluttered. They are usually used for semi permanent signage. Both high quality and highly economical, we can also provide hanging mechanisms to ensure you are able to situate your ceiling hangers.

Stock: Print: Size: Orientation:

Stock: Print: Graphic Size: Overall Size:

Stock:

Anti-Slip Vinyl Full Colour to One Side Various N/A

Orientation:

• Die Cut to Shape or Square Cut • Easy to Apply

Aluminium Post Construction Full Colour to Two Sides 1800mm x 512mm 2060mm High 524mm Wide 430mm Deep Portrait

• Portable and Easy to Erect • Die Cut Shaped Graphics

Print: Size: Orientation:

Display Board, Forex, Foamex, Foam Centred Board Full Colour to One or Two Sides 420mm x 297mm 594mm x 420mm Portrait or Landscape

• Die Cut to Shape • Drilled

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SECTION F // RETAIL PRODUCTS

WOBBLERS

SHELF BARKERS

BACKLIT DISPLAYS

Sometimes customers need a little more guidance to peruse particular products, and this is where wobblers excel. They are a great way of attracting attention to items on display as their constant movement is capable of catching a customer’s focus. Printed single sided, they can be square cut or die cut to shape.

Simple but effective, shelf barkers are an eye catching, small space, solution to focus attention on a specific product. We can supply Barkers in virtually any size and they can be cut to shape if required. We can also supply Barkers with PVC sleeves as required.

Our Backlit Displays are printed on a white translucent stock which allows excellent illumination and maximum impact. Durable and effective, Backlit Displays are a great solution in a retail environment or for promotion generally, and ensure that your message positively demands attention.

Stock: Print: Size:

Stock: Print: Size: Orientation:

Stock: Print: Size:

FINISHING & OPTIONS

Orientation:

450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour to One Side 75mm x 50mm, 75mm x 75mm 125mm x 100mm 150mm x 150mm 200mm x 100mm 200mm x 150mm N/A

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Unlaminated • Die Cut to Shape

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300gsm Silk Coated Full Colour to One Side Various Landscape

Orientation:

Backlit Paper Full Colour to One Side Made to Measure up to 1200mm x 2400mm N/A


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PAPER AND CARD BAGS

TISSUE PAPER

Our leaflet dispenser is a freestanding advertising container made from one piece of Fluted Board. They can be fully branded and are the ideal solution for promoting products or events directly at the Point of Purchase. We have standard templates for our Dispensers which keeps production costs low and minimises the need for Prototypes.

In an increasingly environmentally conscious world recyclable Paper and Card Bags make a powerful green statement as well as conveying an impression of quality. They are a perfect way to set off your products and promote your brand far beyond the point of purchase.

Branded Tissue papers are an important ‘final step’ in presenting a coordinated image. Where ‘the look’ is everything, especially at the luxury end of retail, it is the little things that make all the difference, and branding right down to the tissue wrap will help to send your presentation into another realm.

Stock: Print: Size:

Stock: Print: Size:

Stock:

Clay Coated E-Fluted Board Full Colour to One Side To Hold 1/3 A4, A5, 2/3 A4 and A4 Sheets

• Die Cut to Shape

300gsm Paper Bag Material Full Colour to One Sides Standard Options Available

Print: Size:

18gsm Plain Tissue Paper 20gsm Printed Tissue Paper 11 x Standard Patterns 21 x Standard Plain Colours 750mm x 500mm 700mm x 450mm 600mm x 400mm 500mm x 375mm

• Gloss Lamination to one side or Matt Lamination to both sides • Handle Style Options • 100% Recyclable • Laminated or Unlaminated • Durable and Strong

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CONTENTS Page 44 // Pop up FSDU* - 3 Shelf Pop up FSDU - 4 Shelf Corr-a-clip FSDU - 5 Shelf

Page 45 // Standard FSDU - 3 Shelf Standard FSDU - 4 Shelf Pallet Wrap (Angled)

Page 46 // Pallet Wrap (Square) Dumpbin (Small Square) Dumpbin (Large Square)

Page 47 // Dumpbin (Small Hexagonal) Dumpbin (Large Hexagonal) CDU* - 3 Tier

Page 48 // CDU Charity Box Charity CDU / SRP*

Page 49 // Small SRP Medium SRP Large SRP

*FSDU - Free Standing Display Unit *CDU - Counter Display Unit *SRP - Shelf Ready Packaging

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POINT OF SALE We employ the very latest design and production techniques to design and manufacture a comprehensive range of point of sale products, from free-standing display units to pallet wraps. Our considerable experience in this area means that we’re perfectly placed to produce eyecatching, durable units competitively and without compromising on our commitment to quality. Our production mix means that we are equally comfortable to produce a single unit or many hundreds. And, whilst the unit price will, inevitably, be a little higher when the requirement is for just a few, our standardised templates mean that small quantities are surprisingly cost effective.

As well as having complete production capabilities we also offer ‘pick and pack’ which we find is a growing part of many client requirements. By installing the product into units centrally and in controlled conditions we can be certain that units arrive at stores looking just as intended (rather than relying on local staff, busy with other duties to fill units according to written instructions). The bonus is that often, sending stands and product together saves considerably on logistic costs so that the expense of centralised packing is largely defrayed.

STOCKS: Our Point of Sale Units are made of fluted board, our standard types of which are illustrated below. Clever design techniques allow lightweight units which are very strong, and capable of holding surprisingly heavy loads!

E FLUTE 1.5mm B FLUTE 3.0mm EB FLUTE 4.5mm

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POP UP FSDU 3 SHELF

POP UP FSDU 4 SHELF

CORR-A-CLIP FSDU 5 SHELF 200

350

350 250

250

1400

1553 1250

300 235

295

SPECIFICATIONS

all dimensions in mm

330

410

410 610

395 510

A low cost and flexible retail vending solution, supplied ‘flat packed’ and designed with ease of assembly in mind. A separate Header means that the unit can be branded generically and the Headers changed to match particular promotions so reducing costs. We supply the template on point of order for branding and minimising prototyping costs.

Our pop up 4 shelf FSDU is a ‘variation on the theme’ of our three shelf unit, and has all the same attributes in that it can also be supplied ‘flat packed’ and designed with ease of assembly in mind with a separate Header. As with all our featured Point of Sale units we supply the template on point of order for branding and minimising prototyping costs.

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Clay Coated EB-Fluted Board Full Colour on One Side W: 610mm H: 1600mm D: 410mm

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A low cost and flexible retail vending solution, supplied ‘flat packed’ and designed with ease of assembly in mind. A separate Header means that the unit can be branded generically and the Headers changed to match particular promotions so reducing costs. We supply the template on point of order for branding and minimising prototyping costs.

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STANDARD FSDU 4 SHELF

300

PALLET WRAP (ANGLED) A = 1200mm x 1000mm Pallet B = 1200mm x 800mm Pallet

300

365 365

325

1460

1000 1000

1460 235

365 365 1215 800

370

1030 1200

370 430

430

Our standard 3 shelf FSDU is a firm favourite where cost is the main driver or when the duration of a promotion is comparatively short. Many retailers rely on this classic design to showcase their mainstream products. We supply the template on point of order for branding and minimising prototyping costs. Simply apply your own graphics and let our talented production team take care of the rest.

Our standard 4 shelf FSDU is simply a 4 shelf version of our 3 shelf unit and has similar retailing attributes. The extra shelf is great for maximising your display space when floor space is scarce. As with all our featured Point of Sale units we have a standard template design which we will supply on order for easy branding and minimising prototyping costs.

Our pallet wraps are the perfect solution where bulk or very fast moving products need to be displayed on the shop floor fast. A wrapped pallet acts as a sales magnet, especially when used in isolation, and can be a huge spur to sales. Our angled pallet wrap is designed to fit two standard Retail Pallet sizes. We supply the template on point of order for branding and minimising prototyping costs.

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Clay Coated EB-Fluted Board Full Colour to One Side W: 430mm H: 1760mm D: 370mm

Clay Coated EB-Fluted Board Full Colour to One Side W: 430mm H: 1760mm D: 370mm

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PALLET WRAP (SQUARE)

DUMPBIN (SMALL SQUARE)

DUMPBIN (LARGE SQUARE)

A = 1200mm x 1000mm Pallet B = 1200mm x 800mm Pallet

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1000

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all dimensions in mm

1100 1100

700

1000 800

1200 1200

450

300

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300

Our pallet wraps are the perfect solution where bulk or fast moving products need to be displayed on the shop floor fast. A wrapped pallet acts as a sales magnet, especially when used in isolation. Our square pallet wrap is designed to fit two standard Retail Pallet sizes. We supply the template on point of order for branding and minimising prototyping costs.

A cost-effective display solution for a wide range of products. The internal base height can be specified to suit a particular application, making a ‘fillable’ space which can range from shallow to deep. The Header can be swapped in line with particular promotions. We supply the template on point of order for branding and minimising prototyping costs.

Our large square dumpbin is designed to accommodate larger products. The internal base height can be specified to suit a particular application, making a ‘fillable’ space which can range from shallow to deep. We supply the template on point of order for branding and minimising prototyping costs.

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DUMPBIN (LARGE HEXAGONAL)

COUNTER DISPLAY UNIT (3 TIER)

300

300

150

1000 700 145

280

120

260 300

300

200

425

200

Hexagonal dumpbins are generally better sellers than square versions. The internal base height can be specified to suit a particular application, making a ‘fillable’ space which can range from shallow to deep. The Header can be swapped in line with particular promotions. We supply the template on point of order for branding and minimising prototyping costs.

Simply a larger version of our small Hex Bin, designed to hold more product. The internal base height can be specified to suit a particular application, making a ‘fillable’ space which can range from shallow to deep. The Header can be swapped in line with particular promotions. We supply the template on point of order for branding and minimising prototyping costs.

Designed to maximise your in-store marketing by making the very best use of valuable counter space. The three tier design facilitates particularly attractive displays which really catch the eye. As with all our featured point of sale units we supply the template on point of order for branding and minimising prototyping costs.

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Clay Coated EB-Fluted Board Full Colour to One Side W: 530mm H: 1000mm D: 610mm

Clay Coated EB-Fluted Board Full Colour to One Side W: 350mm H: 1300mm D: 400mm

Clay Coated E-Fluted Board Full Colour to One Side W: 425mm H: 280mm D: 260mm

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STANDARD COUNTER DISPLAY UNIT

CHARITY GIVING BOX

CHARITY COUNTER DISPLAY UNIT

115 130

50 185 50 50 175

SPECIFICATIONS

all dimensions in mm

190

260

50

200

128

Our standard CDU is a simple, yet effective, method of showcasing a product, or products, by displaying them on a countertop or desk in full view of browsing customers. As with all our featured Point of Sale units we have a standard template design which we will supply on order for easy branding and minimal prototype cost

Our simple Charity Box is designed to securely hold a good volume of donations. As with all our featured Point of Sale units we have a standard template design which we will supply on order for easy branding and minimal prototype cost

Designed for ‘Honesty Vending’, a fast growing area of Charity Giving, this unit allows product to be displayed and money collected all in one. As with all our featured Point of Sale units we have a standard template design which we will supply on order for easy branding and minimal prototype cost.

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MEDIUM SHELF READY PACKAGING

LARGE SHELF READY PACKAGING

135 125

130

215

105

85

205

300

260

345

140

230

Our smallest CDU also proves our most popular. The rectangular box arrives in store sealed and filled with product. The box opens along the perforations and the back lid folds to make the header so the unit can ‘instantly’ vend. We supply the template on point of order for branding and minimising prototyping costs.

By offering three sizes of SRP unit we are able to accommodate a huge range of packing and presentation requirement. The rectangular box can arrive in store sealed and filled with product. The box opens along the perforations and the back lid folds to make the header so the unit can ‘instantly’ vend. We supply the template on point of order for branding and minimising prototyping costs.

Our biggest SRP is designed to accommodate a larger volume of product effectively. The rectangular box can arrive in store sealed and filled with product. The box opens along the perforations and the back lid folds to make the header so the unit can ‘instantly’ vend. We supply the template on point of order for branding and minimising prototyping costs.

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Clay Coated E-Fluted Board Full Colour to One Side W: 140mm H: 240mm D: 205mm

Clay Coated E-Fluted Board Full Colour to One Side W: 345mm H: 215mm D: 260mm

Clay Coated E-Fluted Board Full Colour to One Side W: 230mm H: 340mm D: 300mm

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PACKAGING We offer a number of standard size Packaging Boxes printed on 450gsm Card and available Matt or Gloss Coated with Digital Embossing if required. Our standards range from Playing Card Boxes, through Trinket Boxes to Software Boxes, and from Bottle Boxes to Cookie Boxes. We would be delighted to send you details of our standards. In addition we can undertake a virtually unlimited range of bespoke projects using 450gsm Card, Box Board or Fluted Board Box to cater for the wide variety of products which require packing. These Bespoke Projects utilise one or other of our standard ‘Box Styles’ with dimensions to suit the particular application. To help you with the ‘terminology’ these are shown on page 51 with a brief description of the Box. We are confident that our comprehensive range of Packaging Solutions means that whatever your contents we’ve got them covered!

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REGULAR BOX STYLES Style 1 // Tuck Flap

Especially suited to smaller packaging requirements, tuck flaps allow easy and efficient access to the product inside.

Style 2 // Envelope Base

Designed to be a slightly more robust package, the envelope base folds into place and is glued. This keeps heavier items securely contained.

Style 3 // Crash Lock Base

The crash lock base is a particularly popular design. It folds down flat for distribution but the mechanism means it interlocks automatically as the box is opened for packing.

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4

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Style 4 // Fefco 241 (Pizza Style Box)

This style is commonly used for presentation boxes because it allows easy access and product visibility. (Just in case you are interested FEFCO stands for the Fédération Européenne des Fabricants de Carton Ondule. It is a universally used definition system for Boxes).

Style 5 // Fefco 201

The archetypal Cardboard Box. Often used for retail distribution as an outer for multiple packs.

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CONTENTS Page 54 // Calendars Beer Mats Scratch Cards

Page 55 // Gift Card Carriers Labels Fridge Magnets

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PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS We offer a wide and varied selection of promotional products, ranging from Fridge Magnets and Beer Mats to Standees and Calendars. The one common thread across all our Promotional Products is the quality of production, ensuring that whatever you choose it will reflect credit on your business.

Our products offer you the opportunity to access new avenues of advertising in a unique and rewarding way; by attracting potential customers, strengthening your brand identity and improving the aesthetic appeal of your store or office environment. Our promotional products have also been put to good use at trade shows and other conference-type events, where they work tirelessly on your behalf to create a positive impression and create lasting memories. To discuss your requirements in more detail, please get in touch with a member of our dedicated sales team who will be happy to go through your needs and the items featured in our catalogue in more detail.

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SECTION I // PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS

CALENDARS

BEER MATS

SCRATCH CARDS

Calendars are a hugely popular corporate gift. With the right design and finish they can bolster your brand image and reputation. Our calendars are produced to the very highest standards using wire-obinding in a choice of colours and can be customised to suit your bespoke design.

Raise a glass for one of our most popular and lively products; the bespoke beer mat. This quality product has a plethora of fun uses, from adorning pub tables to handing out as unique wedding invitations or corporate gifts. Another example of a low-cost item that delivers great ROI, our promotional beer mats are sure to get your friends, family and customers talking.

Scratch cards can be put to a variety of promotional purposes, including corporate gift bags, promotional giveaways and supplementary inserts. Our bespoke scratch cards are created using an application of silver latex which can be scratched off to reveal a custom message, such as information about products or a winner/loser panel.

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Stock:

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Orientation:

150gsm Silk Coated 200gsm Silk Coated Full Colour to One Side 99mm x 210mm 148mm x 210mm 210mm x 297mm 297mm x 420mm Portrait or Landscape

• Wiro Bound

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120gsm Uncoated Stock Mounted to 2000 Micron Beer Mat Board Full Colour to Both Sides 94mm x 94mm Square with Round Corners or Circular

Die Cut Round Cornered Circular Hexagonal

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LABELS

FRIDGE MAGNETS

Gift card carriers are a great way to generate word-of-mouth buzz about your company, which will ensure repeat business from old customers and new trade from first-time clients. Creating a bespoke design for your gift card carriers will ensure that your brand message is clearly conveyed and your company image can be spotted a mile away.

Labels are a great way to promote your business in places traditional marketing activities might not usually reach. This is especially true if your labels are used for goods in transit. Self-adhesive labels are produced using split back stock supplied either on sheets or as individual items. Simply choose your bespoke design and let our production team handle the rest.

Fridge magnets are a fun product that makes a great talking point at home or in the office. It’s no wonder that they’re so often included in corporate gift bags, as this branded conversation translates into great ROI for your company. Our fridge magnets can be completely customised to suit your specific requirements. We can offer full Magnetic Backs or self adhesive magnetic strips.

Stock:

Stock: Print: Size: Orientation:

Stock: Print: Size:

Print: Size: Orientation:

300gsm Silk Coated 450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour to Both Sides 105mm x 148mm 148mm x 210mm Portrait or Landscape

Self Adhesive Full Colour to One Side Bespoke Sizes Portrait or Landscape

Orientation:

• • • • •

Matt Lamination to Both Sides Gloss Lamination to One Side Unlaminated Digitally Embossed Die Cut to Shape

• Die Cut to Shape

• • • • •

450gsm Silk Coated Full Colour to One Side 85mm x 55mm, 110mm x 85mm, 130mm x 55mm, 132mm x 76mm, A6, 1/3 A4, A5, A4, 2/3 A4, A4, A3 and Bespoke Sizes Portrait or Landscape

Matt Lamination to Both Sides Gloss Lamination to One Side Unlaminated Digitally Embossed Die Cut to Shape

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CONTENTS Page 58 // Personalised Cutout Personalised Wrapping Paper Personalised Beer Carriers

Page 59 // Personalised Wine Boxes Personalised Calendars Personalised Giant Cards

Page 60 // Personalised Boxes Personalised Advent Calendars Personalised Party Packs

Page 61 // Personalised U Hold It Personalised Folder Packs Personalised Smile Calendars

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PERSONALISED PRODUCTS We offer a range of truly unique Personalised and short run Branded Products when you need something other than ‘Run of the Mill’. Our personalised range extends from Celebrity and individualised Cutouts through to playing cards and wine boxes, with your own photos, graphics and messages. Our uniquely personalised products aren’t just for corporate use; they’re also a fantastic way to show your family and friends just how much you care about them.

Whether you’re placing a large order or searching for just that one precious gift, we pride ourselves on being able to offer you a service which is just as personalised as our products. By utilising our wealth of experience and expertise in Data Manipulation you can be confident that your campaigns will extend the reach of your brand and help you to engage with increased numbers of clients and customers on a more personal and meaningful level.

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SECTION J // PERSONALISED PRODUCTS

PERSONALISED CUTOUT

PERSONALISED WRAPPING PAPER

PERSONALISED BEER CARRIERS

A personalised cut-out or mask is the ultimate fun gift to give to an unsuspecting friend, family member or colleague. They make a hilarious addition to any event or party. As well as providing a real talking point, our personalised cut-outs and masks make for great photo opportunities and are real icebreakers. Our cut-outs and masks are produced ‘life size’ and are digitally printed on demand.

There’s only one thing better than giving the perfect gift, and that’s being able to wrap your present in bespoke personalised or branded wrapping paper. Whether you’re purchasing as an individual or on behalf of a company, this product is a great way to let your friends, family members or valued customers know exactly how much they mean to you. You can customise your design with graphics, words or both.

Our Personalised or Branded Beer Carriers are a great way of making an entrance or leaving a lasting impression on clients. They can be individualised down to the individual carrier or supplied in branded batches or a combination of both as your particular application demands. Please contact us to discuss your precise requirements.

Stock (Masks): 350gsm Silk Art White Coated Fluted Board (Cutouts): Full Colour to One Side Print: Size (Masks): 250mm Wide x 290mm High 1260mm Wide (Cutouts): 1960mm High (Maximum) Orientation: Portrait or Landscape

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Orientation:

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PERSONALISED CALENDARS

PERSONALISED GIANT CARDS

Personalised wine boxes are a popular gift amongst individuals and corporations alike. We provide bespoke boxes to suit all occasions, which can be customised to include a personal message, graphics and/or photos, depending on your requirements.

Personalised calendars are a giant leap from a standard calendar in terms of impact, and are a great gift idea for family, friends, customers and business partners. Our range of Wire-o-Bound calendars are designed to hang on walls or sit on desks and can be compact or huge. The one thing they have in common is their uniqueness. Of all the calendars friends or clients receive, yours will be the one they treasure.

Our Giant Personalised Cards are as big as they come and are printed on extra rigid card so they stand proud. Hugely popular for the BIG occasion they are the ultimate Retirement, Maternity Leave or Leaving Gift. They are also the card of choice for ultimate romantics and make great gifts for treasured children and parents. As well as one by one personalisation they can also be used as a limited distribution branded gift.

Stock:

Cover Stock: Month leaves Print: Size: Orientation:

Stock:

Print: Size: Orientation:

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Gloss Coated 700 Micron Folding Box Board Full Colour to One Side 80mm x 80mm x 310mm Portrait

• N/A

300gsm Silk 200gsm Silk Full Colour to One Side or Both DL, A5, A4, A3 and A2 Portrait or Landscape

Print: Folded Size: Orientation: Available:

Gloss Coated 700 Micron Folding Box Board Full Colour to One Side or Both 465mm High x 335mm Wide Portrait or Landscape

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SECTION J // PERSONALISED PRODUCTS

PERSONALISED BOXES

PERSONALISED ADVENT AND 7 DAYS TO GO CALENDARS

PERSONALISED PARTY PACKS

Being able to print digitally on thick (up to 700 micron) board in sizes up to B2 (520mm x 720mm) opens up huge possibilities. Our short run branded and one by one Personalised Box Range is one way that we have been able to exploit the special characteristics of our production. Your can Customise your box by adding graphics, photos, text and, where required, company logo.

Personalised chocolate bearing calendars have proved a runaway success since we introduced them a couple of seasons ago. Calendars can be branded or even personalised one by one either simply on the outside or under the windows too. Our calendars are for many and every event, not just for Christmas. They provide a tasty reminder day by day of what is to come.

Personalised Party packs are a complete party stationery solution on a sheet. The sheet contains the invitation, the RSVP, Favours Box, Goody Box Table Place Card and much more for every guest invited. All the items are attached by micro perforations making preparing your pack simple and fun. Order as many packs as guests you are inviting, supply us with your name list and leave the magic to us.

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Stock:

Stock:

Print: Size: Orientation:

Gloss Coated 700 Micron Folding Box Board Full Colour Up to A2 Flat Sheet Size Portrait or Landscape

Print: Size:

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Orientation:

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Gloss Coated 700 Micron Folding Box Board Full Colour and Black and White Inside Windows 348mm High x 240mm Wide Finished Size Portrait

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PERSONALISED FOLDER PACKS

PERSONALISED SMILE CALENDARS

Direct from Norway this patented design can be branded on the front and back with your corporate identity. Using Micro Perforation technology what looks like a simple folded card becomes two Business Cards and a specially shaped and very Handy carrier for Smart Phone or Tablet. They are a special touch which will be greatly appreciated by Hotel or Conference Guests.

Utilising our Micro Perforating system we can produce Personalised or Branded Folder Packs which include not simply the Folder but also a Lunch Voucher Place card and special invite for the attendees to return to the venue privately another time. Delegates are supplied with flat sheets on arrival and the five minute ‘ice-breaker’ is preparing your own conference pack before the training or lecture begins.

Our Smile Calandar range is the same as for our Personalised Calandars. The unique difference is the Names in Pictures technology which never fails to impress and enthral in equal measure. Your name spelled out in shells on a beach or by pigeons in St Mark’s square is as impressive to see as it is simple to commission from us.

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Gloss Coated 450gsm Silk Art Board Print: Full Colour to Both Sides Size (Folded): A6 Orientation: Portrait

Print: Size: Orientation:

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• N/A

Gloss Coated 450gsm Silk Art Board Full Colour to One or Both Sides A2 Flat Sheet Size Folder to Hold A4 Sheets Portrait

200gsm Silk Art Paper Full Colour to Both Sides 1/ 2 3 A4, A4, /3 A4 Landscape

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CONTENTS Page 64 // Acrylic Leaflet Dispensers Self Adhesive Corner Pockets Keyrings

Page 65 // Metal Business Card Cases Plastic Business Card Boxes Paper Block Holders

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ACCESSORIES The range of accessories available to enhance and complement print is so extensive that it is tempting not to include any particular product in case it is thought to be the extent of our range!

However, we have overcome that temptation and instead have decided to show details of our ‘stand out’ most popular accoutrements on the following pages. But, please remember that whatever you require to add to your print requirement we would be only too happy to source for you from our extensive network of pre-approved suppliers.

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ACRYLIC LEAFLET DISPENSERS

SELF ADHESIVE CORNER POCKETS

KEYRINGS

Our crystal clear dispensers display leaflets to their very best advantage without obscuring any of the information. They are available in a wide range of sizes to accommodate Portrait or Landscape Business Cards right up to flat A4 Flyers.

These pockets can turn a ‘standard Booklet’ into a ‘Folder Booklet’ in an instant allowing loose sheets to be added securely. Corner Pockets are often used where the requirement is to add a printed price list to a booklet with greater longevity, or where a CD or DVD is to be included in a combination package.

We can provide Acrylic Key rings in a very wide variety of shapes and sizes. When you have chosen the ring which is right for you and your business you can commission us to die cut double sided printed sheets to fit inside, and we can fit them too if you are looking for a ‘turnkey’ solution.

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Stock: Print: Size: Orientation: Available:

Stock: Print: Size: Orientation: Available:

Orientation:

FINISHING & OPTIONS

Available:

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Self Adhesive Clear Plastic Unprinted Various Various Unprinted

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PLASTIC BUSINESS CARD BOXES

PAPER BLOCK HOLDERS

Our stylish metal Business Card Cases are a great way to present your Business Cards. They are designed to hold our standard 55mm x 85mm cards. We are pleased to supply them one by one with Business Card sets or in volume independent of a print order so that you can ‘upgrade’ all your sales force at once.

Whilst most clients are perfectly happy with their cards being packed in our environmentally friendly cardboard boxes there is sometimes the need for a more durable container. This is where our exceptionally cost effective Plastic Box Solution comes into its own. They are available in two depths and ‘trombone’ making them suitable for a wide range of pile heights.

Our Paper Block Holders can be filled with plain or printed sheets to make a handy and cost effective corporate gift. They are available in a range of colours, which can complement your brand image, or you can specify clear acrylic. As with all our products you are in the driving seat when it comes to specifying what you require, but we would be very pleased to help you navigate!

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• N/A

Brushed Aluminium Unprinted To Hold 85mm x 55mm Cards N/A Supplied Plain

• N/A

Polycarbonate Unprinted To Hold 85mm x 55mm Cards N/A Supplied Plain

Orientation: Available:

Acrylic Unprinted To Hold 65mm x 65mm, or 103mm x 103mm Paper Square Supplied Plain

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CONTENTS Page 66 // Die Cutting Folding

Page 67 // Guillotining Creasing Perforating

Page 68 // Digital Embossing Saddle Stitching Perfect Binding PUR Binding Case Binding Wiro Binding Collating Padding Drilling

Page 69 // Ram Punching Embossing Foiling Spot UV Flood UV Coating Scratch Off Latex Mounting Hand Finishing Laminating

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DIE CUTTING

FOLDING

Pressing a sharp steel blade against paper or board under pressure allows us to cut out virtually any shape and make ordinary print into extraordinary finished products.

Running sheets through pinched rollers allows us to fold them quickly and accurately. Whether it is a four page or six page, concertina or roll fold, we have the setup to suit.


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FINISHING SERVICES When it comes to the world of Print actually putting Ink on Paper and Card is not even half the story!! It is the post print operations that make all the difference.

In this short section of our catalogue we have tried to clearly and succinctly explain the various finishing options to enable you to have a greater understanding of the techniques and be more confident in specifying your requirements. Of course we would be delighted to go into more depth –stopping us is often the problem such is our passion for ‘all things print’. Please feel free to ask us for any clarification you may require.

GUILLOTINING

CREASING

PERFORATING

Once your job is printed, it will at some point need to be trimmed to the correct finished size. We have a range of guillotines for all the sizes that can be printed.

Where a thicker stock is required, it may be that prior to folding that a crease is needed to minimise the chance of the material cracking.

Whether your product requires a micro perforation or a larger toothed perforation, we will ensure the correct tooling is used to finish the job correctly.

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DIGITAL EMBOSSING

SADDLE STITCHING

PERFECT BINDING

When you would like to create a talking point, digital embossing does exactly that. A raised clear high gloss coating offers a product that people just can’t put down.

This method of binding is the most frequently requested for collated books, using two stitching wires (staples) through the spine. Binding options are governed by the number and stock weight of pages.

This binding method looks great where there are larger numbers of pages. The pages are glued at the spine. Binding options are governed by the number and stock weight of pages.

PUR BINDING

CASE BINDING

WIRO BINDING

This binding method is used for large numbers of pages especially where the stock is of higher weights. The pages are glued at the spine. Binding options are governed by the number and stock weight of pages.

This binding method is used for premium publications where a hard back cover is required. The pages are sewn into the spine and cased with a hard backed cover.

A binding method that is most commonly used in the production of calendars, note books and reports. Wires are available in a range of colours.

COLLATING

PADDING

DRILLING

Where multiple kinds are required to be collated or need to run in a specific order, we offer collation to bring the job together.

Mostly used in the production of NCR pads, desk pads and stationery such as delivery and invoice pads. Using glue, these can be bound on any of the straight edges.

Where pads need to be inserted into ring binders or for products such as swing tickets and hanging boards, choose the number of required holes to finish your job. Size options are also available.

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EMBOSSING

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When you require all four corners on your business cards to be rounded, we have the capability with our ram punching service. This creates a stunning finish for printed business cards.

If you are looking for something slightly different on stationery or a corporate folder, embossing can add a different dimension to your printed product.

As an alternative or addition, we offer foiling for stationery. There are various colours and styles available to give you the desired look.

SPOT UV

FLOOD UV COATING

SCRATCH OFF LATEX

This is a process where you are able to highlight specific areas on book covers or folders by applying a high gloss coating.

An overall UV coating is an alternative to a laminate and gives a specific feel to products such as playing cards.

Latex is applied after printing has taken place and can be used in specific areas to enable scratching off the surface to reveal a message underneath, such as in the use of scratch cards.

MOUNTING

HAND FINISHING

LAMINATING

Our printed sheets can be mounted to a variety of substrates to increase the thickness of the stock used to produce the end product. From beer mats to point of sale products.

Hand finishing includes all elements not suited to being machine finished, either because no machine has the capability or if quantities are low. Everything from taping to stringing of swing tickets.

Lamination options include gloss, matt and soft touch to add that quality and protective finish to printed literature.

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CONTENTS Page 70 // Direct Mail Stock Management and Warehousing

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DIRECT MAIL

STOCK MANAGEMENT AND WAREHOUSING

Once you have your printed literature, why not consider reaching the masses by targeting specific sectors with direct mailing.

As part of our offerings, we can hold printed stock and manage distribution on your behalf. We hold stock management data that is available when required.


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DIRECT MAIL & FULFILMENT Nothing is more effective at getting your message across in a direct and accessible way than well designed and expertly produced and beautifully finished print. BUT achieving fantastic Returns on Investment from a promotional piece also requires masterful distribution.

We can provide a huge range of distribution solutions to ensure that your collateral is delivered effectively to an engaged audience. This can be as simple as a traditional blanket leaflet drop across an area, to as sophisticated as a one by one personalised response to an online literature request, and everything in between. We would be delighted to discuss the best solution for your particular requirements. We would always encourage using different responses for different media so that the effectiveness of each can be measured. So, for instance, a different phone number on an Eshot and a Mailshot, or a different web address and landing page for each marketing route. We can help you to set up such split testing.

FULFILMENT

PICK AND PACK OPERATION

DISTRIBUTION

We offer a fulfilment service when needed. Whether we are collating supplied products or those that have been printed, we can send out complete consignments.

From stock management or from a number of printed literatures, we offer a pick and pack operation. This is ideal for franchisees needing to distribute to numerous addresses.

We can distribute all products to a single address or to multiple addresses. From a next day service to timed deliveries and overseas, small van to arctic lorries, we ensure timely dispatch.

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Artwork and design can sometimes feel like a minefield. With constantly updated creative programes it is sometimes difficult to be confident in artwork that has been supplied. Where artwork is concerned, we understand what it takes to ensure you receive what you expect. The following information has been put together to help you achieve great things.

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PREPARING YOUR ARTWORK In the following pages we have provided a number of useful ‘Hints and Tips’ to help you to produce great Artwork which will print flawlessly. The guidance for Artwork Preparation are ’Best Practice’ no matter what Design Package you are using.

Before you start any Design Project it may be helpful to obtain a template file from us relevant to the particular item you are designing. Templates are particularly helpful for more involved layouts, such as for a Folder or Box. However, many clients like the reassurance of a template for even very straightforward items such as Business Cards. Whatever Design you are contemplating we would be delighted to provide a template to suit. The old adage ‘measure twice, cut once’ may be relevant, it is always easier to produce a great design to start with than work on modifying and adjusting afterwards. And of course please remember that we would be delighted to undertake Design for you. Our expert team will be pleased to help you, whether you need design from scratch or a final polish to the work you have done. Please feel free to contact us for help and advice.

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DESIGN PRE-FLIGHT CHECKLIST It is not by chance that Air travel is so safe. In every aspect of aviation everything is done ‘by the book’ and Checklists are a key way that standards are maintained and every flight is ‘right first time’. Of course the consequence of ‘getting it wrong’ may not be as catastrophic, but in Design just as in Aviation Pre-flighting is an important aspect of the Design process, and will help you make sure that you produce Designs which will print successfully and produce results which are exactly as expected.

PRE PRINT GUIDE TO ARTWORK Fonts When creating your PDF it is important to specify that fonts should be embedded. This option is normally included as a tick box in the export area of your PDF software, or as an option in an external PDF creator. If fonts are not embedded they may revert to default, resulting in unwanted font substitutions and print rejection.

Tick the “Embed all fonts” option

Photographs & Graphics Photographs should be scanned at the size required in your finished design at 400dpi and saved as CMYK images. It is very important that images are created at 400dpi quality. Re-sampling an image of a lower resolution (e.g. 72dpi from the internet) to 400dpi will lessen quality and reduce an image’s suitability for high quality print.

PRE-FLIGHT CHECKLIST Each item on this checklist is discussed in depth further on in our Artwork section. Before sending any job to print please make sure that you can ‘tick off’ that you have checked and verified every item. Fonts Photographs and Graphics Flattening Artwork Colour Matching Bleed and Quiet Border Artwork Central and Backing up

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Monitor calibration is a big consideration when scanning images and carrying out colour-balancing. If your monitor is not calibrated, the image you see on screen may differ from the image on the final print. For this we recommend obtaining one of our Hard Copy Colour Charts. In addition to a comprehensive range of colour swatches, this includes a standardised image which is called ‘Ole No Moire’ which is often used for basic monitor calibration. We can email you the same image together with calibration instructions. By opening the Ole No Moire image from a file on your screen and comparing it with the image on the Chart, you can carry out a fair calibration of your monitor. The Ole No Moire image is useful in carrying out basic monitor calibration.


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PRE PRINT GUIDE TO ARTWORK Flattening Artwork When designs are built up using a number of layers and transparencies, it is important that they are ‘flattened’ before creating a PDF. Un-flattened transparencies are notorious for causing print problems. Flattening your artwork will ensure that it prints as intended, without compromising on aesthetics.

Colour Matching Please ensure that your artwork is produced using CMYK colours. This will reduce the number of variables that can affect final colour output.

Bleed and Quiet Border Understanding the need for bleed and a quiet border is vital if we are going to achieve our joint aim of an excellent finished print job. Bleed allows for the tolerance of our guillotines (the machines used for cutting your job after printing) and helps to reduce the margin of error during finishing. If your image finishes exactly at the edge of your required finished size then these small deviations may produce unsightly white flashes at the edge of your print. By extending your background colour or image beyond the edge of your finished job, the effects of the same deviations are not noticeable. We recommend that elements intended to go to the very edge of your finished job should 3mm beyond the edge. Ianextend Grahame Logistics Manager

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Images should bleed 3mm beyond the trimmed edge

Both un-calibrated monitors and un-calibrated desktop printers are likely to render very different colours to those produced on a professional printing press. Please ensure your monitor is calibrated using the steps set out in the ‘Photographs and Graphics’ section.

Trimmed edge

We have produced two Hard Copy Colour Charts (one is printed on coated material and the other is printed on uncoated material) from which we strongly recommend you make your colour selections. Each shows over 1000 colours together with their CMYK values, each of which are exactly matched to our presses. When a colour is chosen from the swatch sheets and the CMYK values selected in your design, you can be confident that the finished result will closely match your expectations.

A quiet border is the distance you should allow from the edge of your finished page size for text, diagrams or images not going to bleed. The reason for the border stems from the tolerance in cutting. If you have a design where the text runs to the very edge, any cutting deviation will result in some of your text being cut off. With a very small quiet border, even the smallest cutting deviation could result in the finished job looking uneven. We recommend a standard sized quiet border where any text or necessary design work ends at least 5mm inside the edge of your project.

Any text should be inset at least 5mm from the trimmed edge

Our Colour Swatch Booklets are available for £15.00 + VAT & Carriage each or £25.00 + VAT for the pair. They are an invaluable and accurate way of ensuring predictable colour. If you have a particular colour issue, e.g. a requirement to match to a specific company colour or previous print job, this must be brought to our attention at the order stage. Simply specify the required colour match in the ‘Special Instructions’ section during the online ordering process. If you have a swatch of the colour required, please send us a hard copy. We cannot be held responsible if your printed work does not match your requirements unless those requirements are brought to our attention before we go to print.

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Artwork Central and Backing Up It is important that artwork is positioned centrally on your layout. Our pre-press system works by aligning print jobs inwards from the centre of the page. At pre-press the correct size aperture is filled with the image on the page, running out from the page centre. If a proof is off-centre or if the front and back images are placed on a single layout there is a possibility that only a portion of the job will appear in the aperture and be printed. (see fig. 1) Fig.1

Proofs Our normal service does not include proofs. At pre-press we check that our printing will match the files provided. By dispensing with the requirement for signed proofs we have greatly improved the speed and efficiency of our service. Nevertheless, we recognise that in some circumstances proofs are desirable and we are pleased to produce these for you, prior to printing. Please be aware that sending proofs will add time to the overall turnaround. We offer three types of proofs: PDF Proofs, Wet Proofs and Montage Wet Proofs. PDF Proofs are either sent via email or made available for download as a ‘normalised PDF’, which is produced from our pre-press system as an exact representation of what we will print. PDF proofs are ideal for checking layout and content but are only as accurate as your monitor calibration with regards to colour.

It is also important that jobs are backed up correctly, with the orientation of each page being the same. We strongly recommend printing your own PDF proofs before submitting your designs. (see fig.2) Fig.2

Making a physical mock-up will highlight potential errors which are not easy to see on screen. If the sheet holding the reverse image must be rotated to backup correctly with the front then the file should be altered.

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Wet Proofs are an exact match to the job which will eventually be printed, since they are a small run of the finished job on press. We would always recommend a small run of print (to be used as a wet proof) prior to any large print run. Montage Wet Proofs constitute a montage of critical wet proof elements which can be used for comparing house colours or individual photographs. This is often a more cost-effective alternative to ordering a full wet proof.


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ARTWORK FOR SPECIALITY PROCESSES AND FINISHES Digital Embossing

Personalised Print Projects

Preparing your artwork for digital embossing is very straightforward. We simply require an additional separation to act as a mask for all the areas that you would like to have embossed on your project. This separation can be supplied as an individual PDF file or as an additional channel within your PDF. It is important to make sure that it is identical in all respects (size, orientation, crops, position of images and text etc.) to your original CMYK artwork.

Normal printing uses a single Design to produce 100’s, 1000’s or even 100,000s of items, all identical. This may be described as ‘Traditional’ Printing. However, with new, Digital Printing technology, it is possible to produce one item or multiple items where every item is printed differently to the item before and the one after.

For a complex or demanding Emboss we strongly recommend running a small trial before committing to a production run.

There are special considerations in preparing artwork for these products as set out below.

Variable Data - Names in Text Please supply your base design as a PDF and your data in an Excel Spreadsheet or as a CSV (Comma Separated Variable) file.

Black page mirrors original artwork, black elements are embossed areas

If you want to have text or line work digitally embossed into your project, the easiest way of preparing your emboss plate is to make a duplicate of your original artwork. On this duplicate either delete or make white all the elements which you do not want embossed. All the embossed elements should be converted to black. If the item to be embossed is a picture then a separate black and white image file should be created. The method for creating the embossing separation depends on the complexity of the ‘mask’ you create. It may be possible to use the ‘magic wand’ selector tool in a programme such as Photoshop to highlight the areas for embossing. Alternatively it may be that the mask must be formed by tracing out the areas manually. This can be a time consuming process. If you would like help preparing your black mask please get in touch and we will provide a quote for undertaking this work. To calculate the area of embossing in your design please submit your separation to www.embosspot.com. For the best results please make sure you read the ‘How to Use’ section of the site before submitting your file for area calculation.

The setup charge for the addition of one field of data from the spreadsheet is £25.00. Additional fields are £2.00 each. Once the setup has been completed we then charge £0.05 per page to produce the output PDF. Sample order: 100 conference delegates, each requiring a Single Sided personalised folder containing their course notes. Each folder includes the name of the delegate and their ID number. We produce a 100 page PDF from your artwork with each page being the folder personalised with the delegate’s name ready for printing.

Variable Data - Names in Pictures Using ‘Direct Smile’ software we can embed variable data right into photos to create absolutely unique and exceptionally engaging personalisation. The base design should be supplied as a PDF. The setup charge for the first image to be used in the project is £35.00. The setup charge for each additional image is £4.00. After that we charge £0.09 per page to create the output PDF ready for Digital Printing. Sample Order: You would like to send a special postcard to 300 favoured customers with a picture of flowers spelling out the names of the recipients, as well as a slogan. The setup charge for the one image would be £25.00 and the cost of producing the output PDF would be £27.00 (300 x £0.09). The total cost to produce the PDF origination would be £52.00. If Names in Pictures appeals to you we would be delighted to send you a PDF of all our current images.

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The world of print is rapidly changing. We are determined to remain in the vanguard of innovative print production techniques. Our passion and expertise reflects the joy we feel at being a part of such an exciting and dynamic industry.

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MORE ABOUT US Our expertise and dedication is evidenced at every stage of the print design and production process. The strength of our passions is matched by the quality and precision of our advanced equipment, the combination of which is guaranteed to result in successful delivery and satisfied customers. The routes we take to achieve this exceptional level of professional prowess are dependent entirely upon the particulars of each individual project. Each and every mission of work we undertake requires technical adjustment, bespoke integration and new definitions of how we, as a company, are able to describe our professional obligations. Nevertheless, we have grown and expanded services to the point of being able to offer unparalleled services from point of contact to delivery and beyond, for guaranteed customer satisfaction and your peace of mind. OUR CUSTOMERS Our company ethos was set out with your needs in mind, and every step we take is designed to ensure that we stay on the path of providing you with a printing experience that’s of a consistently high quality. We want you to be delighted with the service and products you receive, and if our service falls short of what you expect from us then we want to know about it.

PRINTING Once your artwork is ready for print it will be sent to one of our presses. We use lithograph printing for large runs and digital printing for small runs and variable data. PRINT FINISHING Once your job has been printed it is sent for finishing, which can be as simple as cutting to size or as complex as producing a booklet cover combining matt lamination, digital embossing and PUR binding. QUALITY CONTROL A key part of our service is our attention to detail and quality, and our adherence to strict deadlines. We constantly monitor every stage of the process and take care to correct any issues that might impact the quality or timely dispatch of finished jobs. PACKING AND DELIVERY Completed work is carefully packaged and made ready for transit. Delivery is the final bridge between us and our valued clients. We monitor every delivery and constantly check that everything has gone to plan.

CUSTOMER SERVICES Our dedicated customer care team is at the heart of our entire operation, and their goal is to ensure your experience with us is consistently positive from start to finish. If you have any questions or queries about any of our products or services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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We have committed ourselves to a programme of sustainability. We pledge to further reduce the size of our carbon footprint and to continue to operate in an environmentally friendly way.

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GREEN CREDENTIALS We all have a duty to protect the environment and we take our responsibilities very seriously. We are constantly reviewing and improving our systems and procedures to make sure that we are ever ‘greener’.

Sourcing environmentally sound materials is an important first step and we make sure that all the paper and card we used is produced from sustainable forests, where many more trees are planted than are felled each year. Maximising stock usage is also vital to us, not only because it makes us more efficient but also because it reduces the amount of raw materials we need. The ink we use is based on clean vegetable oil and is supplied in eco-friendly recyclable packaging. On the roof of our production plant we have a large array of Solar Panels which produces much of the Electricity we use in production. Any ‘imported’ power is sourced from other renewable sources. We use energy efficient lighting and low power use motors. We are passionate recyclers and make sure that all our waste products are carefully streamed so that they can be used again. Climate change and degradation of natural resources are the pressing problems facing humanity. The great news is that by sourcing your print from us you are taking a small but important step in ensuring a happy future for us all.

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INDEX This contains all of our standard products produced in standard forms. We also offer various bespoke items. If you have any questions about our products or services, please contact our customer care team.

7 Days to Go Calendars - Personalised

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A Boards Accessories Advent Calendars - Personalised Appointment Cards Artwork

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Backlit Displays Bags Banners Beer Carriers - Personalised Beer Mats Bin Hangers Bleed on Artwork Bookmarks Books & Booklets Box Styles Boxes - Personalised Business Card Boxes - Plastic Business Card Case - Metal Business Cards

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Calendars Calendars - Personalised Canvas Prints Card Bags Card Products Cardboard Prints Case Bound Books CD Inlays and Inserts Ceiling Hangers Celebrity Standees Certificates Charity Counter Display Unit Charity Giving Box Coil Bound Booklets Collating Colour Matching Compliment Slips Continuation Sheets Corner Pockets - Self Adshesive Corr-A-Clip FSDU 5 Shelf Correx Boards Counter Display Units Coupons Credit Notes Curved Exhibition Stand Cutouts - Personalised

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Delivery/Credit Notes Desk Pads Digital Embossing

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60 29 62-65 60 6 72-77 40 41 26-35 58 54 7 77 9 22-25 51 60 65 65 6 54 59 34 41 4-9 34 25 18 39 33 13 48 48 25 68 75 12 12 64 44 30 47-49 20 15 28 58 15 12 68

77 Digital Embossing - Artwork Requirements 70-71 Direct Mail & Fulfilment 31 Display Boards 71 Distribution 7 Door Hangers 68 Drilling Finished Products 47 Dumpbins (Hexagonal) 46 Dumpbins (Square) 18 DVD Inlays and Inserts

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Embossing Envelopes Exhibition Stand - Curved

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Finishing Services Floor Graphics Foiling Folder pack - Personalised Folder Books Folders Fonts in Artwork Forex Signs Frame Banner Fridge Magnets FSDUs 3 & 4 Shelf Fulfilment

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Giant Cards - Personalised Gift Card Carriers Gift Vouchers Graphics Graphic Post Green Credentials Greetings Cards

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Hand Finishing Handouts

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ID Cards Invitations Invoices

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Keyrings

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Labels Laminating Leaflet Dispensers - Acrylic Leaflet Dispensers - Board Leaflets Letterheads Literature Post

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Magnetic Removable Vehicle Signs Membership Cards Menus Metal Signs Miniature Folded Leaflet More About Us Mounting

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NCR (No Carbon Required) Sets Newsletters

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Orders of Service Outdoor Banners

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Packaging Padding Finished Product Pallet Wrap (Angled) Pallet Wrap (Square) Paper Bags Paper Block Holders Party Packs - Personalised Pavement Signs Perfect Bound Books Perfect Bound Finish Permits Personalised Cutouts Personalised Products Pharmaceutical Folded Leaflet Photographs Pick & Pack Service Playing Card Boxes Playing Cards Point of Sale Police Standees Pop Up FSDU 3 & 4 Shelf Postcards Poster Snaps Posters & Banners Posters Printed Doors Promotional Products Proofs of Artwork PUR Bound Books PUR Binding of Finished Products

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Ram Punching Finished Products Recipe Cards Remoist Reply Paid Leaflet Reply Paid Leaflet Retail Products Retail Window Displays Roller Banner

35 15 9 31 21 78-79 69 13 19 19 30 50-51 68 45 46 41 65 60 29 24 68 21 58 56-61 21 75 71 7 7 42-49 33 44 6 29 26-35 35 35 52-55 76 24 68

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Saddle Stitched Booklets 24 Saddle Stitching Finished Products 68 Sale Boards 38 Salers 31 Scratch Cards 54 Scratch off Latex 69 Seven Days to Go Calendars - Personalised 60 Sheet Products 16-21 Shelf Barkers 40 Shelf Edge Strips 38 Shelf Ready Packaging 49 Smile Calendars - Personalised 61 Solicitors Corners 8 Spiral Bound Booklets 25 Spot UV 69 Stafix Clear (for Windows) 32 Stafix White 32 Standees 33 Stationery 10-15 Stock Management 70 Swing Tickets 38

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Takeaway Menus Tent Cards Tickets Tissue Paper

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U Hold It - Personalised or Branded UV Flood Coating

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Variable Data Vehicle Signs (Magnetic Removable)

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Wallpaper Warehousing of Printed Products Wedding Stationery Welcome Window Graphics Wine Boxes - Personalised Wire Stitched Booklets Wiro Bound Booklets Wobblers Wrapping Paper - Personalised

19 7 20 41 61 69 74 35 34 70 14 2 32 59 24 25 40 58

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