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Welcome to Admiral Design & Print blog. Giving you hints and tips on what you can use your products for and how to get the best out of them. Along with insights in to the printing process and how your products are brought to life.

Creative advertising and advertorial design working in perfect harmony

Wellingborough based Admiral Design and Print have been busy supporting the promotion of Eco-Airvent. Our work to date includes developing presentation brochures, folders and technical data leaflets.   These projects have also helped us... Read More

Fri 23rd June 2017 by Jan

Showroom comes to life with the help of large format printing

Admiral Design and Print were asked to print a large format graphic to create a lifestyle impression in a Glassroom showroom. For those of you who don’t know, a Glassroom is a stylish way to enhance and utilise your home’s outdoor spaces. The... Read More

Fri 12th May 2017 by Jan

Promote your business throughout 2017

Promote your business throughout 2017 January is the perfect time to consider your business marketing for the year ahead. How are you planning to get noticed & increase your sales? Invest in a promotional calendar this month and keep your... Read More

Tue 10th January 2017 by Ash

Get set for a successful 2017

Get set for a successful 2017 Plan your marketing agenda for 2017 and lay the foundations for a successful year ahead. What do you need to help you increase your sales? From brochures and flyers, to folders and business cards, team up with... Read More

Thu 5th January 2017 by Ash

How is your business cooking?

How is your business cooking? Your key ingredients for a successful 2017 2017 is just around the corner. It’s always useful to take a step back and assess how your business has performed in 2016. Consider how you wish to improve and grow... Read More

Tue 6th December 2016 by Ash

Free festive gift with every order

Claim your free festive snowman! So you may be wondering, what does a snowman have to do with design and print? Well, here at Admiral Design and Print, we're doing our bit to get everyone in the festive mood by giving away a free snowman toy with... Read More

Mon 21st November 2016 by Ash

Promote your business in 2017 with a bespoke Christmas Card Calendar

Promote your business in 2017 with a bespoke Christmas Card Calendar Get the best of both worlds for your business promotions with a bespoke Christmas Card Calendar. One side features a festive design and personalised greeting, allowing you to... Read More

Thu 17th November 2016 by Ash

5 Benefits of Great Design for Your Business

5 Benefits of Great Design for Your Business Design is a vitally important but often overlooked asset for every business, big or small. Be sure to harness the potential of distinctive design and branding, and compliment your investment in digital... Read More

Mon 14th November 2016 by Ash

Effectively communicate your business with great storytelling

Effectively communicate your business with great storytelling If you don't tell your story, will you ever truly succeed? Unlock the magic and mystery in your business today with great storytelling. Why not take a look at your business... Read More

Mon 31st October 2016 by Jan

3 Simple Steps to an Effective Business Card

 3 Simple Steps to an Effective Business Card Admiral Design and Print are proud to unveil our new business card. Combining distinctive design with a tactile range of finishing techniques, here’s a handy step-by-step guide to achieving the... Read More

Mon 26th September 2016 by Ash

Secure a podium finish for your business this year

Secure a podium finish for your business this year After a spectacular summer of sporting success during the Rio Olympics, why not work with Admiral Design and Print today to secure a podium finish for your business as well! Promising great... Read More

Tue 30th August 2016 by Ash

Effective Business Promotions: Personalised Calendars

Save the Date! Promote your business with a personalised calendar In the business world, it’s always good to start planning for the year ahead. How are you planning to promote yourself in 2017? A personalised calendar is a useful addition to... Read More

Mon 22nd August 2016 by Ash

Black Digital Printing: affordable, reliable and fast

Black Digital Printing: affordable, reliable and fast Black digital printing offers many benefits for your business marketing. Here’s a few ways in which it can help you.   Affordable Black-only digital printing offers an economic... Read More

Mon 15th August 2016 by Ash

Litho Printing: What can it do for your business?

Litho Printing: What can it do for your business? At Admiral Design and Print, we have been able to offer a high-quality lithographic (or litho) printing service for many years. Alongside digital printing, litho is an excellent way to guarantee a... Read More

Mon 25th July 2016 by Ash

Refresh your brand this Summer

Refresh your brand this Summer Summer has finally arrived! This is the perfect season to evaluate your brand and consider how it is performing for your business. A brand refresh can either be relatively minor, or it can involve a total re-design... Read More

Mon 18th July 2016 by Ash

Digital Printing: What can it do for your business?

Digital Printing: What can it do for your business? Here at Admiral Design and Print, we are pleased to offer high-quality, bespoke digital printing as part of our wide range of services. Digital printing is a great way to solve your business... Read More

Mon 4th July 2016 by Ash

If Jamie Vardy was a Print Finisher

If Jamie Vardy was a Print Finisher Back of the net every time! Well, that’s what we aim for anyway. Good print finishing is about paying attention to the detail. When you’ve invested in a marketing strategy, good copywriting, creative... Read More

Mon 13th June 2016 by Jan

Showcase your products with a bespoke catalogue

Showcase your products with a bespoke catalogue A high-impact catalogue can deliver a tangible sales tool while making your customer feel “invested in”. Receiving a catalogue is personal, and when it’s personal it will get your customers... Read More

Mon 6th June 2016 by Catherine

Your Networking and Exhibition Essentials

Your Networking and Exhibition Essentials It’s currently peak season for exhibitions and trade fairs. Now, how prepared is your business? In order to win new customers and increase your sales, you need to maximise the effectiveness of your... Read More

Wed 1st June 2016 by Ash

Admiral Explains: Supplying your artwork for print

How to supply your artwork files for print Here at Admiral Design and Print, our Design team are used to receiving artwork files in many different formats. The artwork you supply for printing is critical to the quality of your print finish.... Read More

Mon 16th May 2016 by Ash

Is it time for a logo makeover?

Is it time for a logo makeover? A good logo is vital to your overall business success. When was the last time your logo evolved? Is it due for a makeover? Maybe you feel your branding doesn’t accurately reflect the qualities you wish to convey to... Read More

Mon 2nd May 2016 by Catherine

Stop traffic during your exhibition

It’s Exhibition Season! Do you need Design and Print that can get you noticed? Will you be showcasing your products and services at an exhibition anytime soon? If you are then you need to be prepared with the right promotional tools – the most... Read More

Mon 25th April 2016 by Jan

Leave a lasting impression with a bespoke folder

Leave a lasting impression with a bespoke folder How do you present your important paperwork during a meeting or customer visit? Invest in a bespoke folder today and leave a lasting impression. A well-designed, premium folder is the perfect way... Read More

Mon 18th April 2016 by Ash

The “Design Brief” Explained: 6 simple steps to a successful design project

The “Design Brief” Explained: 6 simple steps to a successful design project A design brief outlines what you want to achieve from your design project. It forms the starting point and the backbone of your project. This won't take long and needn’t... Read More

Mon 4th April 2016 by Catherine

Admiral Design and Print welcomes new team member

Our new addition to the team (...and she makes a cracking brew!) We are very happy to welcome our new designer Catherine to the Admiral team. Catherine joined us 4 weeks ago from global cosmetics firm Avon, where she helped to design the well-... Read More

Mon 28th March 2016 by Ash

Classical music brochure springs into action

Classical Music Brochure Springs into Action Every brochure design should connect with its audience through carefully crafted copy, great photography, creativity and high-quality printing. Admiral Design and Print have just completed Fiori... Read More

Mon 21st March 2016 by Jan

Your Marketing Agenda: Get set for 2016

Plan your marketing agenda for the year ahead How has your year been so far? February is the perfect opportunity to consider your marketing agenda for 2016 and beyond. Reinforce your customer relationships, win new business and grow your sales:... Read More

Mon 22nd February 2016 by Ash

Boost your brand with bespoke labels

Boost your brand with bespoke labels Bespoke labels are the perfect way to reinforce your brand image.  Why not enhance your packaging with a high-quality product label? Address labels are another good way to leave a lasting impression with... Read More

Mon 8th February 2016 by Ash

Dressed for Success: Delivering the right impression with Bespoke Envelopes

Dressed for Success: Delivering the right impression with Bespoke Envelopes   Make sure your mail stands out and delivers the right impression, every time. Invest in high-quality bespoke envelopes today and stand out in your postman’s... Read More

Mon 14th December 2015 by Ash

Admiral Explains: The Statistics of Printing

The Statistics of Printing The printing industry continues to play a vital role around the globe. Both at home and at work, it is hard to imagine life without print. The BPIF have recently published some revealing statistics that demonstrate... Read More

Mon 30th November 2015 by Ash

Selling products or solving problems?

Selling products or solving problems? Within design and print, the trade press is always talking about the trends within the industry. A typical question being asked is “Are you a printing company or are you a marketing solutions provider?” In... Read More

Mon 23rd November 2015 by Jeff

Developing a logo for your business: as easy as a walk in the park

Developing a logo for your business is as easy as a walk in the park Admiral Design and Print recently teamed up with Hod's Hounds, a local dog walking business, to produce their logo, business card and leaflet. Here are 3 key steps to... Read More

Mon 16th November 2015 by Ash

You Can Touch This: Stand out with bespoke finishing

You Can Touch This: Stand out with bespoke finishing How something feels is as important as how it looks. Why not consider investing in premium bespoke finishing, and ensure your brand stands out from the crowd. Spot UV Spot UV uses digital... Read More

Mon 26th October 2015 by Ash

Lord of the Rings, King of the Ring Binders!

Good design, printing and ring binders can fit together like a hand in a glove. How could information presented in a ring binder help your business? Training or instruction manuals, product catalogues, price lists, company policies and... Read More

Mon 5th October 2015 by Jeff

Are you being served? - The importance of customer service

Are you being served? Great customer service is often difficult to define in a single sentence. People talk these days about the “customer experience”. This can range from the warmth of the initial greeting right through to the thank you for... Read More

Mon 28th September 2015 by Jeff

A Cake Study: 5 essential ingredients for your brand

Admiral Design and Print recently helped a local bakery to create their business brand The newly-launched Much A Dough Bakery in Raunds were in need of a distinctive brand for their signage, packaging and overall business identity. Admiral... Read More

Sun 20th September 2015 by Ash

Thank your customers in style this Christmas

What makes the difference in your relationship with your customers? A small word of appreciation can go a long way in building and keeping a good relationship. Thank your customers in style with a personalised, charity Christmas card. A... Read More

Mon 14th September 2015 by Jeff

Promotional Notepads: A sure-fire boost for your brand and business

Promotional Notepads: How will they benefit your business? One product that almost all customers have a need for is a promotional note pad. It’s handy to have a notepad there when you need to jot down some notes, remember a number or just to... Read More

Mon 7th September 2015 by The Admiral (not verified)

Branded Envelopes: Stand out from the crowd

How do you get your non-digital communications to your customers? For most of us we place the documents within an envelope and send it in the post. Within the business world it is all about first impressions. Don’t miss out on a chance to advertise... Read More

Mon 31st August 2015 by The Admiral (not verified)

What does your business card say about you?

3 ways to make your business card stand out The business card is the most important tool you can use in the world of business. Business cards are an effective way to share your details with clients and suppliers, and communicate your brand,... Read More

Mon 24th August 2015 by Ash

Getting Down to Business: Five Design & Print Essentials for Any New Start-Up Business

Starting a new business can be one of the most challenging things you will have to do. From identifying your customers and developing your products and services to selecting an appropriate brand, there are a myriad of boxes to tick and often very... Read More

Mon 27th July 2015 by Ash

Getting Started: Choosing the right paper weight and finish for your business printing

Choosing the right paper weight and finish can be tricky as there’s so much to choose from. Paper weight, or paper ‘grade’, can say a lot more about your company than you may think. Generally speaking, heavier paper conveys a sense of quality and... Read More

Mon 20th July 2015 by Ash

CLDF Challenge

Design Solutions for Charities: Helping the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation to raise their profile We all know that charities work really hard during the year to raise funds. CLDF (Children’s Liver Disease Foundation) is no exception and... Read More

Mon 13th July 2015 by Jan

Brilliant colour accuracy, whichever way you look at it

Admiral Design and Print have invested in a new digital printing press – The Konica Minolta C1060 Pro. Bill Brown, Admiral’s digital press operator said, “We have seen a surge in interest in the digital market place and needed to respond by... Read More

Wed 8th July 2015 by Sarah

Investing in young creative talent

Budding young designer Carwyn Bradbury has put his design skills to the test at the Admiral Design and Print studio. As lead designer at Admiral I made the decision to offer a two week work placement that would help a student understand the print... Read More

Thu 2nd July 2015 by Sarah

Getting Started with Business Branding

Choosing the right image for your company brand is vital. You need to be able to confidently put your business ‘out there’, knowing that your brand gives the right impression and attract the right sort of interest. Not only that, your business... Read More

Tue 30th June 2015 by The Admiral (not verified)

Five Ways To Make Your Leaflets and Flyers Stand Out

Flyers and leaflets are the perfect way to get your message seen quickly, so the importance of getting them right first time should be a top priority. They are cost effective and versatile, so whatever you want to promote - whether it’s getting your... Read More

Tue 9th June 2015 by The Admiral (not verified)

Envelopes ... just packaging?

The humble envelope – just packaging? Far from it.  Envelopes are the perfect avenue to get creative, and hence, get noticed. They will reinforce your identity and therefore boost your customer response. Our dedicated design team provides a... Read More

Mon 8th June 2015 by The Admiral (not verified)

Benefits of a Local Bespoke Design and Print Service

When it comes to design and print for your business, whether you need business cards, printed folders or brochures, you probably need the following: Good value for money Fast turnaround times Support from experienced professionals A... Read More

Tue 26th May 2015 by Ash

Presentation Tips: How to Make Your Presentation Make an Impact

What tips can you give me to make my presentations more effective? How do I gain long-term results from a single presentation? The two questions above pose a common dilemma for someone making a presentation or pitch. As the old saying goes:... Read More

Tue 26th May 2015 by Ash

What makes the best brochure? 10 tips for designing and printing your best brochure yet.

1.Know your customer. Sounds obvious we know, but it’s so important you have a grasp of what your customers need in order to put together a brochure that will drive sales and enquiries. Highlight, and feature prominently, what’s important to them on... Read More

Thu 14th May 2015 by The Admiral (not verified)

Quality Promotional Material: a worthwhile investment?

How do you know your investment in promotional items is worthwhile? An interesting question! I remember the old story from a marketing manager, who said : “Half of our marketing budget is wasted, We just don’t know which half!” A product... Read More

Thu 14th August 2014 by The Admiral (not verified)

Look good and stand out: The importance of quality business stationery

Does your business stationery make you look good? Your business stationery sends out an important message about your company. A matching set of letterheads, compliments slips and business cards demonstrates professionalism and quality. Care and... Read More

Fri 25th July 2014 by The Admiral (not verified)

How are you facing the challenges of 2014? It’s like shoe shopping…

Are you stepping forward in the same shoes as the year before? You can patch them up if they leak can’t you? When was the last time you looked at your website, your logo, your stationery, your marketing strategy? You may think you are saving... Read More

Wed 19th February 2014 by The Admiral (not verified)

How Valuable is Your Time?

I have found myself in a situation recently when this question came to the forefront – if not directly, then subliminally. Situation I was in a meeting with a new client and we were going through the finer points of completing a logo. Whilst... Read More

Tue 11th February 2014 by The Admiral (not verified)

How to make the most of your promotion

You’ll dramatically improve the success of your sales promotion by taking a few minutes to answer these questions: Who are your customers? What are your goals / What do you want to achieve? (E.g. To tell customers about your new... Read More

Tue 4th February 2014 by Jeff

Admiral Explains: The basics of Litho Printing

Most people know that ink is involved in the lithographic printing process but not many know how that ink gets onto the paper. So how does Lithographic printing work? It’s based on the principal that ink and water don’t mix. The graphics... Read More

Fri 31st January 2014 by The Admiral (not verified)

Promotional Calendars: the benefits for your business

Business calendars are fantastic tools for branding, promotion, & fundraising. Even with our digital hand-held calendars in smartphone form, everyone has at least one calendar in their kitchen, office, workplace, or on their table. A... Read More

Tue 28th January 2014 by The Admiral (not verified)

The Admiral Alphabet

What’s the best way of informing your customers about your products & services? We’ve come up with the Admiral Alphabet! An A to Z of the design & printing products we can supply some letters offered quite a challenge! The Admiral... Read More

Mon 6th January 2014 by The Admiral (not verified)

Admiral Explains: Three ways to strengthen your brand

You and your staff have many of the answers needed to keep you ahead of the competition. You just need to have the right approach and ask the right questions. By putting these three easy steps into place, you can give your business a stronger... Read More

Mon 23rd September 2013 by Jan

Admiral Explains: What is printing?

With a turnover of over £14 billion, employing nearly 130,000 people in around 10,000 companies in the UK, printing is an important economic contributor in all UK regions. 
It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without print. It’s all around us... Read More

Thu 19th September 2013 by Jeff

Embracing the QR code revolution

The evolution of cross media interactivity. A man picks up a marketing leaflet for a company. Amongst the well-presented content is an opportunity to obtain a 25% discount voucher by scanning a QR (Quick Response) code. He scans the QR code with... Read More

Wed 31st July 2013 by Jeff

Maximise your seasonal sales

Seasonal businesses have plenty of opportunity to prepare the perfect approach, with strong design and print to generate business. Are you prepared for the coming seasons? Many businesses have seasonal elements; think about Fashion Houses,... Read More

Wed 10th July 2013 by The Admiral (not verified)

Make loyalty the key to your success

How do you achieve a large number of repeat customers? Customers that won’t even think about going anywhere else. Well, we are about to share our secret with you. Show loyalty yourself. If you stick with your customers, they won’t... Read More

Wed 10th July 2013 by The Admiral (not verified)

Maintaining excellent service during the holidays

How do you ensure your customer service levels remain consistent & high at all times? It is a concern for most business that while their staff take well earned breaks over the holidays service levels in a small team can be affected. Strong... Read More

Wed 10th July 2013 by Jeff

Are you making the most of your local marketing?

Promote yourselves locally with the right tools and create thousands of pounds of new business. Ask yourself this… before the internet people used to introduce themselves to other business by sending or dropping off brochures and promotional... Read More

Wed 10th July 2013 by Jan

How many people purchase as a result of receiving a brochure?

A new study from Royal Mail’s MarketReach has found that the benefits of having a brochure can be instant, with 60% of people making a purchase as a result of receiving one. The study looked into the role of printed brochures in the digital age,... Read More

Mon 17th June 2013 by Jeff

Faye’s back in the Design Studio

After taking a 9-month break to have my second child, I have returned to the Design Team of Admiral Design and Print.   Something for maternity leave parents to bear in mind when they are looking at returning to work is, that the... Read More

Mon 20th May 2013 by The Admiral (not verified)

How to add value to your start-up

Does your business have a good answer to this question? It will serve you well to have one and make it known. All start-up companies and young businesses need help with products & services. Building a relationship early can often lead to a... Read More

Mon 20th May 2013 by Jeff

Exhibiting excellence with ADEPT Pure Water

Exhibition material for ADEPT Pure Water Ltd Based in Wellingborough, Northants ADEPT Pure Water Ltd are specialists in commercial and industrial Water Purification Systems. For the last year Admiral Design and Print have been helping them with... Read More

Fri 12th April 2013 by The Admiral (not verified)

Stepping up to the mark: meeting deadlines, every time

24-hour turnaround, for leaflet printing. Always up to a challenge Admiral was asked to print a quantity of leaflets for Stephill Generators on their Hiremax generator range within 24 hours. With print ready artwork this is a doddle for the team... Read More

Fri 12th April 2013 by Jeff

The benefits of NCR: Part 5 – Education and Local Authorities

With a high diversity of form and function, both laser and standard carbonless grades of NCR or Carbonless Copy Paper are used within the Education and Local Authorities sectors. These are the items that Admiral Design and Print can produce that... Read More

Mon 14th May 2012 by The Admiral (not verified)

The benefits of NCR: Part 4 - Heavy Industry and Engineering

Forms within this industry have two predominant requirements – longevity and durability. Forms are often used in hostile environments and often have to accompany a part or a component through various processes or locations (i.e. tracking... Read More

Fri 20th April 2012 by The Admiral (not verified)

The benefits of NCR: Part 3 – The Construction Industry

The building and construction industry require a variety of forms, some of which are detailed below. Key to forms usage within this industry is often the need for forms in hostile and remote environments where new paperless technology is simply... Read More

Wed 11th April 2012 by The Admiral (not verified)

The benefits of NCR: Part 2 - The Medical Sector

Due to a large number of departments, the need for long term storage and security, carbonless papers fit well into the medical sector. From Labs to general practitioners, carbonless papers are used in a variety of formats. Self contained... Read More

Tue 10th April 2012 by The Admiral (not verified)

The benefits of NCR: Part 1

Brief Synopsis Wikipedia describes NCR paper as “Carbonless copy paper (CCP), non-carbon copy paper, or NCR paper is an alternative to carbon paper, used to make a copy of an original, handwritten (or mechanically typed) document without the use... Read More

Wed 14th March 2012 by The Admiral (not verified)

Delicious designs help local restaurant to launch

After a free design consultation with our design team, Tresham College asked Admiral to develop ideas to promote their new training restaurant. Our free design consultations give us the opportunity to really understand your business and gives you... Read More

Wed 12th October 2011 by The Admiral (not verified)

Boost your sales with a distinctive brochure

Here’s some welcome feedback on delivery of one of our Admiral Design and Print brochures. “I really can’t thank you all enough, it’s been such a refreshing change to deal with a team of people who are not just professional but enthusiastic... Read More

Sun 25th September 2011 by Jan