31 Days of Signage – Day 8 printed Workwear, Polo’s, T-shirts & Hoodies.

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.

Black Friday deals

 

 

LUXURY
BUSINESS CARDS
500 for £29
was £93.60 then £31.5085x55mm | 400gsm silk artboard
Matt laminated both sides
Full colour both sides

 

A4 CORPORATE
LETTERHEADS
1,000 for £59
was £111.60 then £70.20
297x210mm | 120gsm paper
Bright white wove
Full colour one side

 

A6 STARMARQUE
SHOWCARDS
500 for £89
was £172.80 then £98.10
148x105mm | 400gsm silk artboard
Matt Laminated both sides
Full colour both sides
Spot UV varnish on front

 

STARMARQUE
BUSINESS CARDS
500 for £39
was £120.60 then £49.50
85x55mm | 400gsm silk artboard
Matt laminated both sides
Full colour both sides
Spot UV varnish on front

 

A4 Folded leaflets

A4 FOLDED
LEAFLETS
500 for £69
was £176.40 then £91.80
297x210mm | 150gsm gloss paper
Folded to size
Full colour both sides

 

QUILL
STANDING FLAG
£99
was £139.00
3.6 metres | 100gsm polyester
Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
Full colour one side
Base, pole and carry bag included

 

A5 SILK
LEAFLETS
1,000 for £49
was £168.30 then £54.90
210x148mm | 170gsm silk artpaper
Full colour both sides

Full colour both sides
Spot UV varnish on front

 

A5 Gloss leaflets

A5 GLOSS
LEAFLETS
5,000 for £79
was £180.00 then £88.20
210x148mm | 150gsm gloss paper
Full colour both sides

 

PYTHON
POP-UP STAND
£199
was £299.00
Assembled size: 930(w) x 2270(h)
260gsm 100% stretch polyester
Frame & Fabric
Full colour both sides

 

Need to raise some funds?

Need to raise some funds?

Fundraising CalendarsFundraising CalendarsEver thought about selling calendars instead of giving them away?

Many of our customers use calendars to raise funds or make some money. Here are a few ideas on ways you could boost your income – and raise your profile – with a little bit of effort.

 

Top five tips

1) Run a design competition for kids
Put the best paintings or artwork into your calendar and sell them to parents (and a second copy to Granny).

2) Sell adverts to local businesses
Ask local businesses to buy adverts – put a different one on each page, or around the side of wallplanners.

3) Photograph kids on their birthday month
Snap everyone with a June birthday together, print on their birthdays, then flog the calendars to Mums and Dads.

4) Strip off like the calendar girls
Get your colleagues to flash a bit of flesh in the name of charity.

5) Double up as recipe books
Pop on some seasonal recipes on each month and make the calendars even more sellable.

 

No matter your budget, calendars are an effective way to give a branded gift that lasts a whole year. Here’s our most popular sellers – fancy something else? Ask us.

CASE CALENDARS
A separate card per month with a front and back cover, all presented in a neat acrylic case  250 from £279

14 MONTH ‘DOUBLER’ CALENDARS
Wall hanging, with big images and calendar pages to view  250 from £430.20

WALLPLANNERS
A massive billboard on your customer’s wall, with the whole year to view (as well as your brand)  250 from £262.80

MOBILE PHONE HOLDERS
Somewhere to rest their phone, with the whole year at a glance 250 from £235.80

POCKET CALENDARS
To keep in the wallet or purse – your details one side an annual calendar on the back  250 from £27

DESKPADS
A scribble pad with 35 leaves. A calendar on the side – leave room for to do lists and memos  100 from £188.10

HANGING CALENDARS
Our lowest cost hanging calendar – a nice picture and a whole year to stick up  250 from £81.90

14 MONTH CALENDARS
Starts in December and runs ‘til January 2018 – up a month earlier, stay a month later  250 from £259.20

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Ten ways to attract visitors to your stand at an exhibition

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.

Get clued up on litho and digital printing

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.

5 Design tips for great signage

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.

Fly high with academic printing

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.

Print professional with full bleed designs

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.

The PDF way

One simple alteration to your finished file before it goes to print can mean the difference between a high quality success and a high quality flop. Either way, your document will be printed on one of our top machines, but just what is printed is up to you. Here at Digiprint, we love PDFs. This Portable Document Format is the ingredient to ensure your work is printed to the desired effect you wish.

PDF is a versatile file format that can be read on almost any machine, Windows and Mac included, which makes it perfect for getting your file over to us for print. However, with a Word Document file, formatting can change from computer to computer. If you brought in your dissertation in this format, elements, such as tables, paragraph formatting, margins, and fonts would dramatically alter, and after all that hard work of setting it up perfectly, you could be left with a muddled document. But with PDF, you can be confident that not one part of your design will be out of place.

With such a wide range of fonts, sending us a PDF of your work is crucial. If you have used a specific font that we don’t have on our system, when we open your Word Document our machine will instantly use a substitute font in its place, as your document won’t have embedded the font like a PDF would. Creating a PDF locks your formatting and fonts in place so we can print your work exactly as you intend.

Providing a PDF also makes it easy for us to impose your files for printing using our latest software to ensure that we complete your order on time. Creating PDF versions of your files is straightforward. Most software, including Microsoft Office applications, has an option to save as PDF in the ‘Save As’ menu. So, instead of saving as a Word Document, simply select PDF.

Our printers are geared up to print PDF files. Are you geared up to let them? For more information, call our team today.

Top 5 Digiprint Design Tips

To maximise the impact of your print, we want to share with you some of our valuable insights into what makes a great design. Here are just five ways to inspire you:

The Quiet Zone

A quiet zone is a 5mm border in from the outer edge of your document where no text, design elements, or logos reside. This will ensure professionalism and guarantee that none of your content is trimmed off when we cut your artwork down. So, for all those of you who want your presentation posters to shout with knowledge, get into the quiet zone.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Big, Bad, Negative Space

White space in artwork is really not all that bad. It can be tempting to fill out your document with design elements, such as text and imagery, however white space is an opportunity to let your design breathe. It can also create purposeful shapes on the page. For example, FedEx use negative space to create a forward arrow, which promotes their brand.

Tell it with Typography

Think about the font you use and what it communicates. For example, typefaces with rounded edges are often friendlier, Serifs portray tradition and age, and Sans Serifs have a more modern feel. Typography is an art, so make it count.

Compare and Contrast

Text colour that is too close to the background colour will be unreadable. Avoid blue text on a red background and try white text instead. Also, avoid black text on busy backgrounds.

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel

When you’re setting out to design make a note of design trends. For example, you’ll notice that movie posters in the horror genre are very similar. This is because people expect a certain portrayal of the product. If you’re too radical and your design doesn’t fit within its niche, it may not communicate what you want.

Once you’ve had some fun designing, we can offer you a quality print service to get the best out of your efforts. For more advice and ideas on what makes a fantastic design, get in touch with our team.