At your print service
We only came together in 2016 - but we’ve got over 50 years’ frontline experience of the industry. Each of our directors has worked client-side as well as print side – so we understand the day-to-day challenges our clients face when it comes to ensuring their print delivers, in terms of quality of finish, on time delivery and value for money.
Our team has experience of working with major UK and global brands, delivering a premium service across all print mediums. From large instore POS campaign roll-outs for major retailers, to highly personalised print campaigns for global fashion retailers and large format exhibition support for market-leading companies – we’re the Everything Print Experts!
Securing you the best print deal
Our drive is to get the best print deal for our clients, carefully balancing quality with savvy negotiation and as much charm as we can muster! We really know our print onions, so we’re well placed to act as your very own personal print expert, looking after your interests, and your bottom line. It’s a 100% genuine value exchange – our inside knowledge and access to the very best print partners throughout the UK, in return for your trust in us to manage your every print need. We don’t see ourselves as a middle-man in the print-buying process. We’re really so much more!
As we buy print day-in-day-out for a whole range of businesses, we can carve serious pounds and pence off the price that many in-house buyers, marketing teams and agencies can get themselves by going direct. In effect, we’re specialist bulk buyers, able to get better deals – so we really can offer a win-win to our clients. And we believe this all makes for a sound business model for us to build great relationships, which we hope will keep our clients coming back time and time again.
The 'Everything Print Experts'
We believe our biggest strength is the breadth and depth of our print expertise when it comes to advising our clients on their job specifications and the best way to approach things to get the right outcome. Basically, if it’s got any element of print we can source and supply it.We’d be happy to share our work portfolio over a coffee to give you a feel for the variety of print we have sourced and managed. We have included brief information below about our core areas of support.
Everyday print and marketing collateral
We work with in-house marketing teams, procurement teams, agencies and corporate print buyers to deliver a responsive service for the everyday print and marketing support materials that every business needs. We fully understand the importance of brand consistency and we make it our business to get to know your brand guidelines so that we can represent your brand as print ambassadors.
Colour management is key to this process as is quality of output and finishing. Timings are often tight, with events, product launches and brand campaign deadlines to be met. Members of the Ink team have worked within the creative environment themselves, so we know the pressure you’re under to deliver on time, and we respect this. We always pass on press, and many of our clients join us on critical jobs over a coffee. We’re here to make your life easier and to take the difficulty out of the simple yet time consuming static print jobs with automation. Our web to print system also offers full online stock control visibility so if you’re looking for better print efficiency, we have the solution.
Examples of print we can help with:
- All forms of signage including internal wall graphics.
- Brochureware, leaflets, booklets, sales support collateral and annual reports.
- Exhibition/Event support including wall panels and pull up banner stands.
- Direct mail & door-to-door distribution, small run to large run, we can help to increase your ROI.
- Branded promotional items of every variety, we can even help with product ideas!
- Branded clothing and uniforms.
- Labels and packaging.
- Large multi-item POS campaigns & product displays.
- Online ordering personalised template systems.
Small run digital and personalised print
The world of digital print has developed and grown massively in recent years, and we have strong experience and expertise in this area. Digital output is now as good as litho quality for short run work, and many businesses are saving money and improving marketing agility using this flexible print medium.
Offering the ability to make your marketing messaging much more personalised to individual customers and target audience groups, digital print can help to generate better campaign ROI through more highly targeted print communications. We make this process easy for our clients, by managing and advising on all aspects of variable print and automatic artwork generation by combining data with artwork at print source. This saves design teams valuable time and speeds up print turnaround time. We also offer a demographic profiling service for door-to-door distribution of consumer promotions, ensuring you get the best one-stop deal.
Examples of print we can help with:
- Small run marketing support collateral e.g. business cards, menus, brochures, leaflets and mailers.
- Personalised direct mail print including fulfilment and discounted rates for postal market access rates.
- Leaflet printing for door drops and sales promotions.
- Bespoke printed envelopes and (eco friendly) poly-wrapping.
- Small run catalogues and booklets including stitched and perfect bound.
- Posters and large format promotional banners.
Point of Sale (POS) and large format printing
We work with many clients in the retail sector - especially within the fashion retail space - so we deal with the production of point of sale (POS), promotional signage and in-store displays on a daily basis. From the print of simple display boards for photoshoots, to on-shelf promotional ad packs and totally bespoke freestanding POS units, we can support your needs with cost-effective and eye-catching solutions.
One of our directors is the former Managing Director of UK Mail Print Logistics, which means that we are also ideally placed to support large in-store campaign roll-outs, which require time-sensitive, multi-point distribution of POS and promotional materials throughout the UK, Europe and Globally – see below for more information.
We also work on retail store and office fit-outs, supplying large format branded and photographic quality print to create a unique brand experience. We support our clients at exhibitions and events, producing bespoke exhibition display print and more ‘off-the-shelf’ display banners and graphics for modular schemes.
Examples of print we can help with:
- Point of Sale (POS) – all formats including on-shelf, hanging and free-standing POS.
- Exhibition stand graphics (bespoke and modular systems).
- Banner stands and other multi-dimensional pop-up print graphics.
- Office wall graphics and in-store display graphics.
- Poster prints, billboard ad printing and other outdoor displays.
- Signage – banner grade, soft (fabric) and rigid.
- Vehicle decals and wraps.
Print fulfilment & logistics
We understand the challenges and pressures of working in the marketing and promotions industry as members of our team have themselves worked on your side of the fence. ‘Yesterday’ deadlines, last minute artwork changes, and there's always a need to get finished print from A to B at the speed of light to meet an event or campaign roll-out. All in a day’s work for team Ink!
This is why we offer a dedicated print fulfilment and logistics service to support clients who don’t have the in-house expertise or resources to manage the complexities of multi-point print distribution. Unlike a standard carrier service, we can offer a highly personalised service, always on hand to give you peace of mind that everything is running like clockwork. Our team has over 20 years’ experience in print logistics, managing national accounts for well-known brands and retail market leaders, so there's not much we haven't had to 'make happen'.
What's more, we fully appreciate that when it comes to promotional print, final presentation is everything. We also understand that you need to keep a tight control on your distribution costs without losing control of service quality. So, we’re as big on delivering value, as we are on taking care of your precious print when it’s in our hands.
Examples of how we can help:
- Warehousing, stock control and call-off.
- Collation, fulfilment, labelling, packing and wrapping.
- Emergency stock top-up same day service to offices and retail points.
- Consolidation and distribution of POS stock.
- Campaign launch multi-point timed distribution i.e. to retail stores.
- Distribution data management and record maintenance.
Want a quick print quote?
Drop us a quick line if you would like to speak to a member of the Ink team about your general print support needs, or if you’d just like a competitive quote on your next print job to test us out. We’re at your service and here to help!
If you’d like to arrange a meet up to talk about a print job you have coming up, for some advice on your spec, or for an expert eye to look at your print design output then we’d be happy to help. All no-obligation. No hard sell. No jargon and over-promising. Lots of friendly support, hand-holding and we always take care of the biscuits!