Job Description: Busy and established Print, Web and Sign making company based in Chippenham with another studio in Bath are looking to recruit a signage department manager, production/fitter with both good practical knowledge and production skills, to ensure customer expectations are met by overseeing product quality and ensuring delivery timescales are met.
What you will do: We are looking for a “hands on” Sign Maker / Production manager who has a technical knowledge and practical experience, understand the importance of high-quality customer service, will be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing, and be a good team member.
Ideally, you will have worked in the signs industry for at least 4 years covering a full range of skills and experience such as:
The ability to interpret briefs accurately and a strong understanding of signage and manufacturing techniques
Visit clients to carry out surveys and document information ready to progress to quotation
Good attention to detail
Have good design skills using industry-standard design software such as CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, Caldera.
Be able to complete quotes independently or communicate information to others to provide quotes Manage workflow using plotters and large format printers
Be proficient in the application of vinyl onto a variety of substrates including vehicles
An effective communicator to work within a small team
Complete paperwork to high standards ready to be passed on for invoicing
Driving licence essential
Operational role: Overseeing the production process, including: managing a production schedule; accept and handling of new orders, scheduling jobs for production, liaising with customers to keep them updated, processing completed jobs for billing. Ensuring that the production is cost effective, minimise wastage / errors, products are produced on time and to a good quality; follow standards and methods, ensure tools and machinery are maintained and capable of quality, ensuring that all work is checked and quality controlled.
Production Capabilities: Be able to artwork and produce signage designs and layouts Be able to operate large format printers, cutters and laminators Be able to apply vinyl to all substrates and vehicles Be able to install a wide variety of signs, including vinyl, post mounted signs and shop fascias
What we are looking for: Successful applicants will be enthusiastic, be able to work on their own initiative, flexible, a great team player, well organised and have an understanding of the importance of health and safety.
Your working hours: This is a full-time position working Monday to Friday but you will need to be flexible to work outside of these hours if required.
Benefits: Bonus scheme Company van Company pension Employee discounts Reference ID: SMCHIP
“Cheers” both beam, as bubbling flutes clink To that chance encounter, toasted with a wink Strangers at an expo, one year ago today Now his greatest client, it’s fair to say A decision was sealed, when he refused to blend His incredible stand demanded all must attend Transfixed by intensity and jaw dropping drama Their eyes locked, like some kind of nirvana They got down to business, it was plain to see What a fruitful relationship this was destined to be His huge display, popped-up, taken-down in a blink It attracted all the big spenders, he began to think Both pockets brimming with leads, he stood tall For his truly was the finest show of them all
10% off all backdrops
Choose between a curved or straight backdrop. Straight ones can be accessorised with a bridge, TV and shelf unit or a fin shaped display, all of which have 10% off too! View range
10% off all booths
All styles of fabric booth are on offer this month. Conjure up a fabulous illusion at your next expo with a cosy booth. Printed all over with whatever scene you dare to imagine! View range
50% off table runners
If you’re tight on budget, these table runners are the most cost effective way to brand your expo space. Instantly turns a trestle table into a smart promotional device. View range
Pop out banners
5% off all pop out banners
Choose between the tall, slim option, or a short, wide one. Or opt for both! These can have a different design on either side, and are available in two different fabrics. View range
Pop up stands
5-20% off pop up stands
Four styles, designed to fit all types of space. High, low, fat, thin. They’ll all give you plenty of display space, and they’re super quick to put up too. View range
£5-£10 off flags
An essential at any event or exhibition, our flags can be hand-held, worn on your back, or free-standing! They look most effective when grouped together, so grab a few whilst they are discounted this month. View range
20% off ceiling hangers
Get noticed from the far end of the exhibition hall with our ceiling hangers. Choose from a circular, square or triangular diplay. They can also be used in large showrooms or stores to help customer navigation. View range
10% off literature holders
Make it easy for people to grab information about your product or service. Fill the two baskets to the brim with your brochures or leaflets, and brand the stand the same as your literature for maximum impact. View range
Table Runners – Instantly transform your table area with a fully branded table runner. This product is designed to lay vertically across a table either with our without a table cloth underneath. Ideal if you are unsure what size table you will be using, or need a more cost effective solution.
The table runner is designed to reach just above the floor either side of a trestle table width-ways.
Printed in full colour, you can personalise every inch of these durable table runners. Great for exhibitions, trade shows, school fairs and markets.
Tablecloths – Instantly transform any table area with a fully branded tablecloth. Printed in full colour, you can personalise every inch of these durable table covers. Great for exhibitions, trade shows, school fairs and markets.
Café Barriers – These smart café barriers are
great for transforming open areas into a private alfresco setting for coffee
shops, bars or restaurants. They can also be used to direct footfall, or
section off areas at exhibitions or outdoor events.
For the graphics, there
are 3 different options to choose from to ensure they are fit for purpose in
any setting. Choose between single or double-sided TENT material for everyday outdoor
or indoor use, or single-sided VENT material for windy, exposed environments.
The graphics are really easy to fit, so they can be changed quickly at short
notice for those last minute promotions.
Hangers – Increase visibility at exhibitions with these eye-catching suspended frames. Suspend one over an exhibition stand to grab attention from visitors near and far! They can also be used as a permanent fixture in other large spaces like reception areas or showrooms. They’re available in three different shapes and all come with hanging loops attached to the main frame.
Display Stands are made up of two main components — a strong, lightweight,
tubular aluminium frame and a printed fabric cover. The 260gsm ‘stretch’ fabric
cover is printed on the front and reverse as standard. Designed to fit snugly
over the frame, it is secured at one edge with a zip fastening.
The fabric cover is washable, changeable,
and additional covers can be ordered separately.
These display stands give you a superior presence
at exhibitions and are ideal for permanent indoor office or studio props.
Make a private meeting space in your office or divide up your open plan rooms
with these huge booths. Fabric booths are also perfect for exhibitions – just
rent a ‘space only’ stand. Clip the aluminum frame together and stretch the
fabric graphic over the frame. Zip it up and you’ve got an eye-catching
one-piece, ready formed stand, printed on all sides.
Curved Fabric Displays –
Backdrops are made up of two main components — a strong, lightweight, tubular
aluminium frame and a printed fabric cover.
These larger backdrops are perfect for
defining your exhibition area. They use one continuous graphic which means they
completely eliminate the problem of visible join lines commonly encountered on
the traditional multi-panel exhibition backdrops.
Both the front and the reverse of the
backdrops can be printed with your designs, giving you more room for your
promotional message and increasing their functionality.
Straight Fabric Displays –
Straight backdrops are made from a strong, lightweight, aluminium frame and a
fabric cover, which can be printed on the front and reverse. They are perfect
for defining an exhibition area or dividing open office space. The fabric cover
is one continuous graphic which completely eliminates the problem of visible
join lines commonly encountered on traditional multi-panel exhibition
Straight backdrops can be accessorised with
connection kits to attach them to other Stage backdrops or lights to illuminate
your display from above. Just add a backdrop to the basket, then choose your
accessories on the next page.
Connecting Stands – Straight backdrops can be used in conjunction
with the ‘Rialto’ bridge to make a 3 dimensional display, with or without a TV
bracket, or a ‘Queen Peacock’ which features shelves and a TV bracket to
complete your promotional display area.
Python – These display stands give you a superior
presence at exhibitions and are ideal for permanent indoor office or studio
King Python – Same but on steroids! take a look at the monster on our site
Baby Python – Same but on a diet! take a look on our main order pages
Media Stands –
These display stands give you a superior presence at exhibitions and are ideal
for permanent indoor office or studio props.
This media stand has two metal literature
baskets to hold up to A4 portrait or landscape (335mm width x 150mm height x
65mm depth). It also comes with metal brackets to hold a tablet (minimum width
220mm | maximum width 355mm) and a flat-screen TV (26″ to
Goliath Deckchair –
Create an Instagrammable centrepiece for your attraction or event. Our Giant
Deckchairs are printed in your brand on waterproof fabric and seat two people.
They’re locked into position with a hasp lock, to help keep things nice and
Barrier Covers – Our crowd barrier covers allow you to
brand your event whilst maintaining your safety procedures.
Printed in full colour, you can personalise
every inch of the cover.
Great for sporting events, corporate
buildings, music events and festivals.
freestanding lightbox displays are perfect for signage. They’re double sided,
so you get a graphic on each side.
– Brand your outdoor areas or events with
these personalised deckchairs. Pop your logo on the seat so everyone who sits
down is exposed to your brand.
Pop out banners – These
lightweight pop out banners assemble themselves in seconds. Just release it
from the carry bag and watch as it pops into life. Great for outdoor or indoor
Choose between FLAG or DISPLAY material.
FLAG material is semi transparent and some show-through will be evident from
the opposite panel. DISPLAY material is thicker and reduces the show-through
Flags – Stand
out on the high street with these fantastic flags. They’re
flexible, lightweight and easy to assemble.
Brilliant for getting your
message out there or in there (suitable for
indoor and outdoor use). Perfect for café’s advertising freshly brewed
coffee or wifi.
Did you know that Digiprint supply Workwear and branded clothing? Well we have access to one of the largest ranges of trade clothing suppliers in the UK and we can offer great prices on brands you know and trust such as Fruit of the loom, Kustom Kit, Gamegear, Regatta and Stormtech to name just a few.
Our branding process utilises our ability to cut vinyl and we contour cut from rolls of specialist heat press vinyl to produce your graphic or text.
Unlike sewn in embroidery logos which can be limited in terms of the detail achieved, our heat press vinyl process can produce some great hard wearing results. We can brand pretty much any garment and even fabric bags and aprons which have been popular recently.
Just give us the logo in vector format or ask us to create a vector file for an additional cost and leave the rest to us. We can produce short runs starting from just one garment up to larger job lots or production runs. We use this process for our own team workwear so just pop in and have a chat with one of our signage team to see samples or chat over designs.
This May we have a buy one get one half price on all our standard quality T-Shirts and basic Polo shirts so grab a few this month.
These vinyl cut heat pressed garments can be used for every day use or for special promotions or exhibitions. Turn your team into a walking advertisement and promote your brand or service more.
1. Get the right look and feel. Your stand is your shop window – a direct invitation to say “Come on in!”. It’s vital to make sure your objective for the show – selling, marketing or corporate image – determines the look and feel of your stand. Choose signage, posters and products to display to boost the image you want to create. Keep things simple, your stand is meant to entice people in to find out more! often the most successful stands are the simplest in design, your sales people do the rest.
2. Remember, small is beautiful, too. Exhibiting is about having great ambitions, not huge budgets. Deciding on a space that will suit your objective can be challenging; all too often, people get carried away with the idea that size is better than focus. Small stands can work well.
3. Try it out beforehand. Setting up your exhibition stand in your workplace before the trade show will save time and give you a feel for the space you will occupy. You’ll soon see what you can include and what you’ll need to leave out.
4. Tell people what you want. Create a clear, concise brief for stand-builders, signage companies and equipment hire firms. Explain your main aims for the show and ensure that your objective is their objective, too.
5. Get creative. Experiment with lighting, sound and screens, electronic presentations, posters and signage. Follow the same path as visitors around the stand so you see what they see – both from a distance and up close. Make sure there’s not too much text to read (impossible from a distance) and no visual overload. Set a theme and stick to it, so that your stand has a uniform harmony in it’s message and visuals. Exhibitions can sometimes be just a sea of roller banner stands, why not stand out from the crowd and try something different like a fabric display or pop-up wall?
6. Stick to your budget. Exhibiting at a trade show is not about spending pots of money by always ordering new materials. Look to see what’s already on your premises that could furnish your exhibition stand. Always make sure you have enough business cards!
7. Beware giveaways. A lot of money is spent on promo gifts that don’t relate to the message or brand. These often end up on the floor of the exhibition or forgotten in a desk drawer. If you want to give gifts, choose relevant and memorable branded merchandise to market your business.
8. Chat with the event organiser. Make sure the event organiser understands your business nature and requirements. The placement of your stand at the venue may be critical to your target audience, so discuss your requirements with the organiser beforehand and negotiate the best possible location of your stand at a price you can afford.
9. Pick the right people. Pick your team members for the event and the audience. Many exhibitors use the “hook” candidate (someone who attracts people to the stand), or the “spotter” (who approaches people and brings them onto the exhibition stand). If you have neither, just make sure your team remains active and friendly. Some exhibitors attract attendees by appealing to their senses – we all like to hear, see, touch, taste and even smell things.
10. Don’t forget to tell people! Once you’ve created a great stand, don’t forget to tell people you’re going to be at a particular trade show. Upload banners on your website that contain an invitation to customers to come and visit you at your stand and send prospects and clients regular email updates in the week leading up to the show. Join the event organisers’ marketing of the whole event and work closely with them to increase the publicity and, even, link your business name with the event itself.
Rapid advancements in technology have meant a greater choice in how we print. So, when you’ve put that finishing touch on the design that’s taken you months, from choosing colours to typography to imagery, there’s yet another choice to make – how will you print it? At Digiprint, we are here to alleviate any print concerns you may have to make the process as smooth sailing as possible.
Traditional offset lithography is the most common choice there is when it comes to high-volume commercial printing. High in quality, this method takes an image and burns it onto a plate, transfers it to a rubber blanket, and lastly onto a printing surface. This is the cheapest and most efficient printing when producing high quality in large quantities. And as the quantity increases, the cost reduces. If you wish to use special spot colours, such as the Pantone® Matching System, litho will give you the best match, as it uses the Pantone® ink.
Digital printing technology has soared in recent years, with increased technical advancements. Directly from file to machine, with digital printing, there are a multitude of options and features, ranging from quick set up time to low volume printing. This means fast in-house turnaround and looser purse strings, as when setup costs are included, digital printing provides lower per unit costs for small print runs. Digital printing allows you to print what you need, reducing waste, making this a very economical choice. Going digital also allows for personalisation. So, if you’ve just finalised your perfect wedding invitation design, this customisable digital printing allows us to print each invitation with a different name. It doesn’t even take more time – if you’re in a hurry, digital printing is for you.
At Digiprint, we offer both forms of printing, to provide you with the choice that is most suitable to your needs. If you want to discover more, call us today.
Grabbing people’s attention with a great big sign outside your business is one of the best strategies around. Eye-catching signage engages customers and imparts information. At Digiprint, we understand that great signage needs to look attractive, but also clearly express what you’re trying to get across. Here are 5 design tips we believe can do both.
Boost the Resolution
Make sure you use high enough resolution images. Signage tends to be fairly large, so you will need a high quality image that can stand being blown up. There’s nothing worse than having a pixelated background image on your otherwise perfect signage design.
Contrast is Key
With signage in particular, the aim is to grab people’s attention. So, make your text stand out by putting thought into the colour. Black text on a yellow background or black on white will draw the eyes directly to the text, but green on red would be near unreadable. Don’t have a busy background, and if you want to make text stand out from other text, change the fonts slightly.
Pick a Colour
Every colour expresses something different, so choose one that will express your desired message. Black will say sophistication and mystery when you’re trying to convey warmth and cheerfulness – go with yellow instead.
Text Size Matters
Draw people in by increasing the size of your text, and remember hierarchy here. You want to keep the title size at the largest, and then decrease in size with the subtitle, and any body text last. This will clarify what’s most important, and not confuse customers by muddling information together in one big text size.
Be Simple and Concise
Don’t allow your design elements to confuse the final message that you’re trying to get across. Above all, make sure your design is simple and to the point. In a busy high street, you may have seconds to make a difference before people’s attention is diverted.
At Digiprint, we offer a wide range of signage products to get you noticed. Call us now for more information.
During that season of tight deadlines, busy planning, and all-nighters, there is nothing worse than finishing that critical essay you’ve been straining over for months only to find your printer has spat it out in poor quality, or worse, you’ve run out of ink. At Digiprint, we are here to help you through that last obstacle. We provide quality print and make it our priority to put customers first to see that your academic year runs as smoothly as possible.
For those all-important presentations that can make or break your academic year, we offer high quality printing for large format presentation posters. We will ensure that your hard work gets noticed with our fantastic colourful wide format range. From A2 to A0, our 210gsm heavy matt poster prints will showcase your work in the best light. With quick turnaround, you can collect the next day.
We understand that for photography and art students colour is everything, and we couldn’t agree more. We supply large photo satin prints, A3 or above, so for those photography exhibitions you will really look the business.
When you finally arrive at the pivotal dissertation, we are here to see that you finish your student life with a bang. From high quality colour or black and white laser printing, we can present your work to your exact requirements. Our colour printing is on 120gsm silk paper as standard to give your images and diagrams that platform to shine. We can also display your efforts with metal wire binding, which includes a clear plastic cover and a 300gsm white card back to give you that professional finish. To combat those tight deadlines, we can have your project completed from PDF to print in no time at all, and to manage that tight budget we provide a sliding price scale which means the more sides of printing you require, the cheaper it becomes.
To ensure your First, get in touch with our team today.
For borderless, professional printing, a bleed is vital. We seek excellence in everything we do and strive to secure customer loyalty through top quality service, so at Digiprint, we want to equip you with the tools so we can produce the best print of your work.
A bleed is the extension of your artwork past the trim line of each edge. This enables us to trim your artwork so your design carries on right to the edge of the page. We need your work to be print ready, and if a file is supplied without a bleed we will have to add a white border around your design, which could produce a finished effect you hadn’t intended.
Whether it’s brochure, business card or leaflet designs you’re creating for print, we can ensure your work is of the highest quality. Setting up your document with a bleed is simple and can be achieved with just a couple of steps with a variety of software applications such as Photoshop and InDesign.
To trim your work accurately, we need you to add a 3-5mm bleed area around your document. This carries on your artwork over the edge of your finished document size with the intention of trimming it off later on. Without a bleed, we have to cut into your artwork by 1 or 2 milimeters to achieve a full bleed print, and after all your hard work, we don’t want to see a jot of it wasted.
Once you’ve designed your document with the bleed area and are ready to export, you’ll need to add crop marks. This is so we know where your document ends and your bleed begins for trimming. A handy tip – keep your crop marks away from the corners of the document otherwise you could end up with unwelcome black dots in that area.
We want to get the best out of your artwork, and with these simple steps, you can ensure that we do. If you want the ultimate borderless, professional print, contact our team now.