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Blog – Category: Print

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

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)

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 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)

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