Sprint Print https://www.sprint-print.co.uk Digital Printers Bristol Sun, 15 Jul 2018 10:54:51 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Business cards: make a first impression that counts https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/design/business-cards-make-a-first-impression-that-counts/ Wed, 25 May 2016 13:24:09 +0000 https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/?p=6223 Business meetings are a great way to sell yourself and your brand to a potential client in person. It offers a chance to really show off what you can do detailing why your business is so unique.

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Business meetings are a great way to sell yourself and your brand to a potential client in person. It offers a chance to really show off what you can do detailing why your business is so unique. At the end of a meeting it’s common to exchange business cards so it’s easy for you to contact each other after. It can get a bit awkward if your client has a great looking business card and yours looks cheap and rushed. Or worse still you don’t even have one.

What do you put on a business card?

It’s important to make sure your card looks clear crisp and professional. You don’t want to put too much information on it so that it becomes busy – you just need your basic contact details which you use for business use. For instance most people would put their full name their email address and either their office and/or mobile telephone number.

For instance:

Business cards

This is the only information that you need to put about yourself. However the card isn’t just selling you it’s selling your business. A common design is to make use of both sides of the card so it is double-sided. Some people opt to have their contact details on one side of the card and their company logo on the other. You can be as creative as you want with your business cards – there are no rules. Why not use your company colours to design an interesting and eye-catching pattern? Think about the font you are using the size of your text where your text aligns and the colours involved. Do you want a background colour? Will that fit in with your business design?

At the moment John Smith’s business card is very basic. Maybe it would look better with an image behind it…

Business card designs

Does that image really portray what he wants it to? Designing business cards focuses a great deal on trial an error – we think John may have a way to go yet.

We can help

At Sprint Print we can help you design your business cards while offering great value for money with our printing service. Choose from a matt or gloss lamination and enjoy the professional feel of our cards printed on 400gsm silk. Currently you can order a set of 500 Matt Laminated business cards for only £45.

For some inspiration here is an example of some of our latest work:

Latest business cards

If you would like us to print you a new set of business cards give us a call on: 01454 852255 or email us on info@sprint-print.co.uk

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Is your brand identity reflected in your advertising graphics? https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/graphic-designers/brand-identity-reflected-in-your-advertising-graphics/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:09:29 +0000 https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/?p=6215 Your brand identity Your brand identity is made up from several key features. Your name, logo and website design all demonstrate to your customers what kind of business you are and what sort of service they can receive. Business is one of the few places where it is acceptable to judge a book by

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Your brand identity

Your brand identity is made up from several key features. Your name, logo and website design all demonstrate to your customers what kind of business you are and what sort of service they can receive. Business is one of the few places where it is acceptable to judge a book by its cover – if your brand doesn’t look professional, why should anyone trust you?

It’s helpful to step back and look at what information you are giving out about yourself and whether that would make you pick up the phone. If the outcome is not the one you want, a re-brand may be in order. Is your brand identity reflected in your advertising graphics? The answer should of course be yes, but here are some useful recommendations.

Colour

The colour, or colours, you use to market your company says a lot about you. This may sound silly, but certain colours have connotations that are unavoidable and hard to ignore. For instance, the colour red often provokes strong emotions, whilst blue is more associated with being calm and peaceful. Yellow has positive and uplifting connotations, orange is warm but also cautious, green suggests health and environmental themes and purple reflects wisdom, wealth and royalty. Analyse your company’s core values and make a list of the essence of your business. Once you have that, you can re-consider the best colour, or colours, to represent your brand identity.

Font

We all have a favourite font style, and there will always be the debate about whether Comic Sans really is the worst font ever. Your business font should reflect your business’ key priorities. If your company is very creative, perhaps based in the arts or design fields, a looser, more eccentric font would suit you better than plain Ariel. If you are more corporate however, you want your font to be easily readable and professional, so anything too obscure might put investors off.

Logo image

What does your image say about you? Is it memorable? What you choose as your logo image is what people will associate your company with, so if it isn’t clear, people may avoid your site. Make it unique but simple – anything too complicated and people will become confused or bored. Letters and numbers work well, as well as carefully selected images that relate to the product or service you offer. Think of big brands like Coke and Apple – what makes their logos so iconic?

With all of this in mind, you can transform your company image with just a few image and text alterations. So ask yourself is your brand identity reflected in your advertising graphics and remember to always be thinking about your company goals and values, and put all of that creative energy into your re-design.

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Digital Printing Benefits and what it offers your business https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/digital-printing/digital-printing-benefits/ https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/digital-printing/digital-printing-benefits/#respond Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:15:14 +0000 https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/?p=6175 Digital Printing Benefits and what it offers your business Digital Printing Benefits when asking should I choose Digital or offset printing? That was once the decision that had to be made when printing materials like brochures, flyers and posters. Not any more though, it’s now widely established that digital is the better option in many

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Digital Printing Benefits and what it offers your business

Digital Printing Benefits when asking should I choose Digital or offset printing? That was once the decision that had to be made when printing materials like brochures, flyers and posters. Not any more though, it’s now widely established that digital is the better option in many ways.

Digital Printing Benefits your brochure printingBelow are a few further reasons why you should consider using digital print specialists like Sprint Print the next time you need quality printed advertising materials for your business.

Short Turnarounds

Need a batch of premium quality flyers created to promote an upcoming sale or the launch of a new product or service? No problem. Digital printing offers exceptionally fast turnaround times that offset printing just can’t match, enabling you to capitalise on promotional opportunities quickly.

Greater Accuracy and Less Waste

Digital printing is incredibly accurate and as every print is exactly the same, once you’ve seen an example you can rest assured that the rest of the run will be of the same high quality.

Cost Effective Printing

Digital Printing Benefits you because it is very cost effective and the fact that there’s no waste due to the accuracy of this method all helps to keep the costs down because printers don’t need to factor waste into their cost estimations.

Naturally you’ll still need to have cutting edge brochure or poster designs created, but once you’ve got your design it’s yours to use time and time again, so all you need to do is have it printed as and when you need it.

Customisation Options

Digital printing offers far more customisation options, including variable data printing, a form of customisable digital printing that enables multiple changes to be made without having to stop or slow down the press. This is an excellent option to use for advertising and direct marketing materials that need to be personalised.

Having specialised in aspects of digital design and printing for many years now, like brochure design for instance, and having built a reliable network of suppliers who we can confidently work with, it’s safe to say that Sprint Print are Bristol’s digital print specialists.

Sprint Print can manage every aspect of your digital design and printing needs at affordable prices, empowering you to engage with your target audience efficiently and professionally.

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The Power of Print in Business https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/digital-printing/print-in-business/ https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/digital-printing/print-in-business/#respond Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:31:18 +0000 https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/?p=6197 Print in Business and why is print important to your company’s success? OK, so we’ve all heard the cliché, 'you can't judge a book by its cover'. However, when it comes to Print in Business, prepare to have this phrase thrown back in your face with an uncomfortably close focus on presentation. Like attending an interview,

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Print in Business and why is print important to your company’s success?

OK, so we’ve all heard the cliché, ‘you can’t judge a book by its cover’. However, when it comes to Print in Business, prepare to have this phrase thrown back in your face with an uncomfortably close focus on presentation.

The Benefits Digital Print in BusinessLike attending an interview, it is important to not only present your skills effectively, but to also make sure your physical appearance is smart and professional. Rightly so then, the way your business is presented is of paramount importance to its success, as it will significantly contribute to how your brand is viewed and respected.

At Sprint Print we not only offer professional printing services, but can also offer you a personalised selection of graphic design options to really help lift your business presence. We can even translate your print into online communication solutions — just ask us how?

Quick and Flexible Printing Services to Suit You

We provide a vast amount of design packages, from logo to exhibition designs. With our marketing expertise, we can also assist you with your company branding, creative marketing ideas and advertisements.

If you simply want help with a quick brochure design we can do that, or if you want a complete overhaul of all your company literature, we are here for you too.

It is crucial to make sure your branding is consistent and your content is accurate and engaging, but if it is presented badly, no one will get around to reading it. You want to make an impact online and in print and especially if you are looking to evolve your business.

For instance, if you were setting up a new bakery or were launching some new products, you may want some campaign imagery to send out for PR purposes. Sprint Print could work with the imagery for the bakery and then design the press releases for you to give out as you please. All you would need to do is make some scrumptious pastries… We promise we won’t eat them (all).

Give the friendly team at Sprint Print a call on: 01454 852255, or email info@sprint-print.co.uk to see how we could start improving your business today.

 

 

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Why Print Still Matters https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/digital-printing/print-still-matters/ https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/digital-printing/print-still-matters/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:08:32 +0000 https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/?p=6173 Print still matters, with one of the reasons often given is that in an increasingly digitalised world, people begin to crave something tangible, something they can hold onto, touch and feel.

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Just why print still matters to you and your business

People Want Something Tangible

Print still matters, with one of the reasons often given is that in an increasingly digitalised world, people begin to crave something tangible, something they can hold onto, touch and feel.

People want to ‘unplug’ after a day of looking at screens and they’re looking “forward to the opportunity to disconnect and discover” as Joe Pullizzi, author of Epic Content Marketing, recently wrote.

Quality brochure print still mattersIt Provokes Reading Interest

Printed advertising materials have been found to provoke reading interest because print has a tendency to incite the reader to engage with it in ways that digital doesn’t.

“If you have time to read a magazine, then you’re going to really engage with the ads in there,” says Britt Fero, executive vice president and head of strategy at ad agency Publicis. “Print ads should inspire you to look at them even longer,” he adds.

The more engaged the reader is, the more effective the advertising is deemed to be from an advertising standpoint, making print advertising a highly effective means of getting a message across to a business’s target audience.

It Establishes Brand Worthiness

Not that the right digital designs won’t help to establish the worthiness of a brand, but this is something that print lends itself particularly well to, provided of course that it’s of a high quality and aimed at the right target audience.

Time Inc.’s senior vice president of advertising, Andy Blau, says: “Print advertising is a very efficient way of establishing a brand identity and for communicating that to the target market.”​

Digital is a highly effective means of establishing brand worthiness when performed correctly, but because it tends to be more transient than print it lacks some enduring qualities and has a tendency to date more quickly.

An Amazing Experience

When ample time, effort and thought are given to the creation of printed materials, they provide an amazing experience for the reader —one that’s more tangible and permanent, which also that produces a greater impression of importance.

Let Sprint Print help you with your printing needs

Printed mediums are a favourite of ours and as most of our creative designers come from advertising backgrounds, we have plenty of hands-on experience working with print advertising mediums.

What’s more, we’ve built up a reliable network of print suppliers over the years, so if you’re looking for print advertising design services and printers in Bristol, get in touch with Sprint Print.

Whether you’re in need of brochures to mail to your clients, flyers to hand out, or posters to display, Sprint Print can assist you with all of your print advertising design needs.

To find out more Why Print Still Matters call: 01454 852255 or email info@sprint-print.co.uk.

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Difference between litho printing and digital printing? https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/digital-printing/difference-between-litho-printing-and-digital-printing/ Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:15:15 +0000 https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/?p=6128 What is the key difference between litho printing and digital printing? We help to explain the difference!

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What is the key difference between litho printing and digital printing?

Sprint Print offers you both digital and litho technologies so that we are able to pick the correct technology for each particular job depending on weight & type of stock, turnaround required, run length (number of copies) and quality required based on the original file supplied. We will make this decision with you in order to deliver the quality you expect at the price quoted and within the time frame that you expect…so down to the nitty gritty of just what is the key difference between litho printing and digital printing?

In a nutshell lithographic printing uses wet ink and printing plates whilst digital printing uses toners on a press similar to a giant office printer! Digital printing is more suitable for shorter runs and lithographic printing for longer runs.

Difference between litho printing and digital printingStock

Our digital machines will run on stock weights between 70 GSM and 300 (sometimes 350) GSM. Offset presses will run onto both lighter weights and heavier weights so should be used if the paper weight is of importance.

The digital machines we have at Sprint Print are generally more limited in the types of stock onto which they can print although the ranges are increasing all the time. It is still safe to say however that the ranges of stock for lithographic presses are still wider and generally cheaper if selecting a specialist stock.

Quantity

For full colour printing digital presses are more suitable for the shorter run lengths, generally from 1 up to around 500 although this last figure may vary depending on the particular job requirements.

If you are printing in only one colour black, then this figure of 500 will increase considerably.

Turnaround

It is generally accepted that Digital printing is faster than litho printing since no complicated set-ups are required nor is there a need to make plates. This is where Sprint Print excel and can turn around your digital printing very quickly.

Quality

Historically, it has been said that litho printing produces the best quality and that is still true today. However, Digital printing quality is now so good that to the average layman, in most cases it is hard for them to tell the difference, if not impossible. The use of graduated tints and large solid blocks of colour would tend to lead to lithographic being selected as the preferred process however.

Price

Digital is generally less expensive for the shorter runs and litho for the longer runs and we can offer you some very competitive pricing when it comes to fast turnaround digital print. Prices reduce significantly for the very long runs when it comes to lithographic, so much in fact that clients can question pricing, but it all comes down to once the machines are running, they only need to be fed the paper and ink without any time consuming set-ups again.

Colours

If a number of specific Pantone spot colours are required to a high level of accuracy, then it should be mandatory to specify lithographic printing. Digital presses are now very good at matching some Pantone colours, but are not as good a match.

Digital print tends to be slightly more forgiving in that it will produce good quality from images as low as 150dpi. Lithographic printing will need high res artwork with images all optimised for CMYK printing and set at 300dpi whereby you can set digital artwork to be printed in RGB format with not a lot of colour shift.

Overprinting

If you have a requirement to overprint your material after Sprint Print have produced it using our digital printers (eg on your home laser printer) then we would suggest using litho printing. Litho produced prints are more tolerant of subsequent over-printing and digital copies may result in ink smudges due to the heat involved.

Metallic Inks and UV varnishing

If you require Gold or Silver for example then this is best done using lithographic Printing, because digital print will not be able to handle the colours and does not print in single spot colours.

UV varnishing will also need to be litho printed as digital printing has it’s limitations when it comes to any specific finishing, other than folds.

Conclusion for the difference between litho printing and digital printing?

Well it’s probably best to get in touch and have a chat to discuss what the best options are for you, but at least this will help give you an outline of what both types of printing are and how they differ. Give Sprint Print a call on 01454 852255 or email info@sprint-print.co.uk

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Super quick quality printing https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/digital-printing/super-quick-quality-printing/ Sun, 12 Aug 2012 13:49:54 +0000 http://breeze.unispheredesign.com/?p=95 Whether you need a short run of colour brochures or urgent high-volume copies of a black and white report, we can turnaround jobs the same day.

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For market-beating prices, quality and service for all your printing and creative needs, we will be able to provide you with great advice along the way to getting super quick quality printing.

 

Printing

Whether you need a short run of colour brochures or urgent high-volume copies of a black and white report – we can turn around most jobs the same day. Need the highest possible definition and quality on your print job?

Our expertise in the specialist world of litho printing means Sprint Litho can provide you with exceptional results at very keen prices.

Quality service

We have become renowned for our attention to detail and quality of service, all delivered on time at competitive prices. Our wealth of knowledge, expertise and continued investment in new equipment enable us to offer tailor-made solutions for all your design, print and copying requirements. Whether you need a complete corporate identity, website design, or start-up business pack, Sprint Print can give your business the edge.

Fantastic printing

Our printing facilities in Bristol means we are ideally placed to provide you with quick quality printing, with an exceptional finished quality that will have you guessing if it is a litho or digital job.

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Graphic design services for your business https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/design/graphic-design-services-for-your-business/ Sat, 11 Aug 2012 23:00:33 +0000 http://breeze.unispheredesign.com/?p=102 Our creative design for print team will work with you to promote your company.

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Graphic design services for your business to make you stand out from the crowd and impress your competitors?

 

Our creative design for print team will work with you to promote your company at a price you’ll like.

We offer a full range of expertise and graphic design services for your business from marketing advice, commercial photography, design and print, vehicle graphics, corporate clothing and gifts and much more, – we can even translate your print into cost-effective e-comms on the internet.

We’re experts at setting the right tone and producing eye-catching solutions that will raise your business profile.

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Welcome to our new website https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/general/welcome-to-our-new-website/ Fri, 03 Dec 2010 13:04:05 +0000 https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/wordpress/?p=1 Sprint Print have a brand new website designed to help showcase the type of work we can offer our customers.

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As you can see we have just had a re-design of our website!

Sprint Print have a brand new website designed to help showcase the type of work we can offer our customers. We would love to get some feedback from you regarding how you rate our new website as we always value what our customers think. Our very close working relationship with YZ DESIGNS has proved to be a highly successful and enjoyable relationship over the years and we are happy to endorse them for web design Bristol can take advantage of

Get in touch and let us know your thoughts

The new website helps to show our fantastic quality of printing and print finishing that will help you get the best value for money when it comes to getting your printing done.

…enjoy and welcome to our new website!

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Time for a new website https://www.sprint-print.co.uk/design/time-for-a-new-website/ Tue, 10 Aug 2010 23:17:34 +0000 http://breeze.unispheredesign.com/?p=109 It's never been a better or more important time to have a website for your business in order to compete with your competitors and help keep your market share of business.

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It’s never been a better or more important time to have a website for your business in order to compete with your competitors and help keep your market share of business.

The internet means it’s now even more competitive as there are now no boundaries to where you go to get work from…meaning your new website can open up a whole new world to business.

It is also a great way to communicate what you can offer to the rest of the world and with a little help from Sprint Print, we can make sure you get noticed on google and all of the other major search engines.

Whether you need a regular portfolio website or a full on e-commerce shopping cart website, Sprint Print will work with you in order to get the best website for your budget, however small or large that may be.

For a better idea as to what web design services we can offer you please take a look at Bristol web design

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