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A Stitch In Time!

In October we spoke about having a bottleneck in our finishing department and our 20 yrs old guillotine was replaced with a brand new Ideal 7260 B2 guillotine. Well, this month we have had a similar problem with our booklet making machine, old age and sourcing worn parts were becoming a problem causing a lot […]

A cut above the rest!

  As with all growing companies, there are certain areas of the business where a bottleneck can occur. In one of our instances, this was in the finishing department were all the printed sheets gets trimmed, folded, glued, stitched 2 wires, made up etc. Our guillotine was 20 yrs old and it was breaking down […]

The Mimaki Room!

What a busy month we have had for September. Apart from having a record-breaking month for jobs produced we have been busy preparing a new workspace for our Mimaki wide format printing machine. We had 500sqf of space not being utilised so we got the builders in to prepare a state of the art printing […]

Wife Wont Let Me Eat This!

Here’s a story that illustrates why it’s so important to understand what your customers actually want. Two men always walk past a burger stand on their way home but don’t even give it a second glance. Then, one day, the burger stand owner puts up a sign that really catches their attention – click the […]

Welcome Michael!

Welcome On-Board Michael Callaghan, here is what he had to say:- ” The opportunity to join Manchester Printers Ltd was simply too good to turn down. Being a forward – CUSTOMER thinking company, it offers the best value added quality products along with the most competitive prices in the marketplace. Its in-house cutting-edge technology on […]

I Dont Work Fridays!

They say there isn’t such a thing as a free lunch. But of course, we know there is. And that’s why I got a personal invite to join “I Don’t Work Fridays Lunch Club” which was set up by #1 Amazon Bestseller author and Scalability Coach Martin Norbury who reveals the formula to serious business […]

So Nice I Had To Name It Twice!

If you’re like me, you know the story (or at least some of it) of Levi Roots, the appearance on Dragons’ Den, the Reggae Reggae Sauce, the cookbooks, the restaurant, and that’s about it. You may have picked up the odd little titbit elsewhere, but other than that, the overnight success that took nearly 50 […]

June Review Draw

This is June 2018 monthly review winners draw. Everybody who leaves a review on Google, Facebook or Trustpilot goes into our end of month draw to win a nice prize.

An interview with Mary Portas, the Queen of High Streets

I’ve been lucky enough to have seen many great speakers during my years. I loved Levi Roots, was wowed by Sir Clive Woodward and surprised by how superb Deborah Searle was. But I have to say I think Mary Portas is one of the best I’ve ever heard. Hearing her talk about her past, her […]

Meet Dino, the dinosaur

Did you know, we now offer a full in-house vehicle livery wrapping service? Last year we were asked by numerous customers, old and new, if we could supply vinyl lettering and vehicle wraps from design through to fitting. These enquiries were from a range of clients, from our B2B customers who already had fleets of […]

Review of the Month March 2018 Winner Draw

This is March 2018 monthly review winners draw. Everybody who leaves a review on Google, Facebook or Trustpilot goes into our end of month draw to win a nice prize.

It’s All About The Balls! Meeting with Karren Brady

Just recently I was lucky enough to meet Baroness Karren Brady and listen to the story of her rise up the ladder of the corporate world. Despite her diminutive size, she packed a whole lot of punch into a very short amount of time. Her story, from choosing to go to work instead of university, […]

What is Personalised Printing and what can it do for You?

Personalisation is a way to use your data to customise the content of the print you would like to produce like a wedding or birthday invitation, place cards, table names, Christmas card or any other direct mail you want to produce. Personalised printing enables you to tailor each printed item to match the likes and […]

What is Digital Embossing?

Digital Embossing is a process where digitally clear ink in perfect registration prints onto a suitable previously printed sheet, which is then UV (ultra violet) cured causing the clear image to rise off the surface of the sheet creating a dramatic three-dimensional effect. It can be applied to one side or both sides of a […]

What is a Proof ?

You might think of proofing as your sort of early warning system. You want to catch problems early and that’s why proofing is so crucial. And there are several different kinds of proofs that you might encounter in your print job. PDF Proofing is the fastest and least expensive way to proof your print file before going to the press. […]

How much is a roller banner?

Before answering the main question about the pull-up roller banner you are considering, answer the following:- Why do you want it? What do you want it to do? Where are you going to use it? How long do you want it to last? What is your budget? What material is it printed on? Is it […]

A Guide to Litho vs Digital Print

Technological advancements in the printing industry mean there are now more commercial printing options than ever before for the average Joe. Whatever the job, turn-around or budget there is an option to suit everybody, but it has also led to a lot of confusion for people trying to understand the difference between the two most […]

Matt Lamination versus Gloss Lamination – Which is Best?

As I’m writing this I’ve got two folded menus in front of me; both black, both similar design, but one is matt laminated and one is gloss and they are both achieving different things. With the gloss, the shine finish is giving the artwork a much more striking look, the light reflects off the cover, […]

What is Bleed & how do I apply it?

What is bleed? Bleed is the image (ink) that prints beyond the trim edge of the page to ensure it extends to the edge of the page after trimming. As there is a degree of movement when printing on any press, you should always create 3mm bleed on all edges where bleed is needed. Supplying […]

Standard Business Card Sizes and Standard Different Stocks Used

Does size matter with business cards? We all have different requirements from our business card, this could be the amount of information we want to include or the quality of the stock that they’re printed on. With a wide range of options available, printed double or single-sided, it’s important that you find the size or stock […]

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