21st Century Print.
Three Key points.

1.

Printed Products
We supply any print for any purpose to organisations and to people in the Midlands and all over the UK. We can provide instant pricing for most jobs where print ready artwork will be supplied. There is nothing printed that we cannot supply.

2.

Print Management
We offer print management services to small and medium sized businesses as well as larger organisations. We will help you reduce your expenditure on print and make it as effective as possible.

3.

Multi-Channel Marketing
We can help you effectively integrate print into your digital marketing campaigns. We are not afraid to tell our clients to print less if we can see that is the best course for them.

Testimonials

Please find a link here to a very heartfelt testimonial from one of our clients that very generously expresses her view of the service provided by one of our principals.

When I moved to the Midlands last year I was looking for a printer to do some training manuals for me...

and I found 21st Century Print Ltd. Since then I have used them numerous times for a variety of work. I give them full marks for great quality of work, speed of service and pricing. No need to look elsewhere, I can really trust them to do a great job."
John Taylor
Tricordant Ltd

I just wanted to say that the materials arrived and were great... just what I needed.

Thanks for helping me and at relatively short notice. I will happily recommend your company to others and hopefully, when I secure a similar piece of work, return to you for support."
Andrea
Clarion Consulting

Thank you again for everything that you have done for us, we are really really pleased, you’ve done an exceptional job and I will certainly recommend you."


Tracey Higgins

Tony produces superb printing to a time he promises and at a price offering excellent value.

I asked Tony to produce two different cards for a new venture, to a tight timescale for important client and supplier meetings. The job was delivered in time, despite the tight deadlines and to an excellent standard.

Thanks Tony - your work is excellent and your service is designed to please."
Andy Murdy
Explorator Consulting

Your service has been second to none. I will pass your details on to my friends."

Margaret McFerran

Just wanted to say how grateful we are at the service books you've done for us...

they are beautiful and most thankful for the two laminated keepsakes ones they where so very much appreciated and we couldn't be prouder at what you've done for us as a family at this difficult time."
Sally Jayne

Golding Young have been loyal partners for over a decade due to the excellent service provided and of course being competitive in a tightly priced market."


Golding Young Limited

On behalf of Potteries Mechanical Services Limited we are happy to promote 21st Century Print Ltd who have provided us with excellent service including quality, design and printing. We have no hesitation in recommending 21st Century Print Ltd for all of your printing requirements."
Susan Powell
Potteries Mechanical Services Ltd

Our Company have used 21st Century Print for some time now, our general day to day printing requirements have been handled with care and attention.

Just recently I was tasked with some bespoke requirements, Tony and his design team set to it and within no time I was reviewing designs and receiving samples to review. The outcome was fantastic, we couldn’t be happier."
Amy T

21st Century Print have supplied our printed materials for the last five years.

They have always provided efficient, friendly service – but more than that, on several occasions have gone out of their way to ensure we receive the items we need at very short notice. Tony and Carol go above and beyond for their customers."
Sue Soley
Academy for Chief Executives

We act for a large portfolio of clients in dealing with their company secretarial and corporate legal compliance requirements which requires us to send circulars to shareholders, notices, accounts etc on their behalf.

We have used the services of 21st Century Print Limited for several years to deal with the printing and despatch of documents and throughout that time we have found them to be consistently efficient, reliable, and accurate even when completing tasks given at very short notice. In short, an outstanding level of service.

It gives me great pleasure to recommend them.


Tim Hughes, Senior Manager
Equiniti David Venus Limited

21st Century Print have been fantastic once again.

Never fail to deliver a fantastic printed product, great quality, superb service and at a great price. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them (again) to anyone. I’ve been buying print for over 20 years and it’s always refreshing to work with great people like Carol and Tony."
David Bamber, Creative Director
Cake Agency

Highly recommended! Printed perfectly and delivered quickly."


Clare Williams

Thanks Carol, that is fantastic service!"


Gary Dunne
Classic Car Auctions

21st Century Print are a very experienced printing company who are extremely helpful,

every order we have placed has been of excellent quality and has been delivered on time. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.


Hayley Young
Salamander Fire & Security Ltd

I just wanted to say that I received the Order of Service parcel first thing Friday morning.

What a fabulous job, and everything was done so quickly, but to perfection!

Thank you so much. Very much appreciated.


Veronica

Tony & Carol

The booklets have arrived and they are stunning. Thank you so much once again for such excellent service, excellent product & excellent advice (you were right about the floral background Tony!).

Can't thank you enough! Sorry you are no longer in Coventry, would have loved to thank you both personally.


Caroline

Tony & Carol

Just a line to thank you for the prompt printing and delivery of the magazine. That turnaround was impressive with delivery yesterday!


Janet
Holbrooks Evangelical Church

21st Century print were really great to work with.

They remembered our last order from a year ago and gave us great customer service. The printed materials were of great quality and they also met our delivery needs in Birmingham and London all for a brilliant price! Thank you Carol and all of the team for an easy and quick service. We will definitely be return customers!"


Daisy-May Super, Project Co-ordinator Talking Together
TimeBank

 

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3 Catalogue Design Trends You Don't Know About

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Although a strong web presence is crucial to success, for many businesses a marketing plan is never complete if it doesn't still include high-quality printed materials. There are a lot of novel and innovative design trends when it comes to catalogues.

Here are the three that are really making waves as we head into 2019.

1) Drawn Lettering And Illustrations

In today's digital, app-driven world there seems to be a yearning for items that are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. To that end, one catalogue design trend that's become more and more prevalent in the last few years is the use of fonts that look as if they were rendered with pencil, pen or markers.

Small, sketchy illustrations are also being used alongside professional product photography in order to give a catalogue a more rustic and intimate feel. This is in stark contrast the flat, minimalist style that dominated catalogue design at the beginning of the 2010s. So, don't be afraid to ask to have some hand-drawn elements used in your catalogue.

2) Double Exposure

Double exposure is a peculiar photographic effect that predates digital photography. It basically super imposes one image over another, with one of the most popular versions being a figure in silhouette that frames another more complex photographic scene (see the introduction to the popular HBO series True Detective for a stellar example of this variation of double exposure).

When done tastefully, double exposure can really make a print catalogue stand out from the rest of the pack, for any given industry.

3) Virtual Reality (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR)

A printed catalogue may not seem like the obvious place to include VR and AR features but, in fact, both technologies have started playing an interesting role in catalogue production by a growing band of UK retailers.

IKEA for instance - no stranger to embracing technological innovations in its catalogues – has introduced AR to its product catalogue smartphone app. The free app, compatible with iOS devices (but not Android yet unfortunately) features 2,000 products, including IKEA’s full sofa range and many of its rugs and accessories.

When a product is selected, an image of the item is superimposed on the customer’s living room as her or she moves the smartphone around the space, using the device’s camera function as a viewport. This helps customers make informed decisions about furniture dimensions and colours, and whether a given product will work in their home.

This useful application of AR is, of course, app based – but the images used are exactly the same as those featured in the print catalogues with which the app is closely synced.

Businesses can take advantage of this technology by including a smartphone scannable link in their printed material which takes users directly to the corresponding product on the app. This works in a similar way to the old QR code (Quick Read technology), whereby a square consisting of printed bars and dots leads the user directly to a webpage when scanned by a mobile device.

Using a VR or AR enabled app alongside a print catalogue is one of the best and most sophisticated ways that a company can integrate their web presence with more traditional promotional materials (catalogues, brochures, print ads in magazines etc...).

When used tastefully and tactfully, these new features go beyond being another fancy design trend or gimmick and can really help build the customer base, engagement and increase sales.

Get Professional Catalogues Printed Today

To find out more about how your business can benefit from having professionally designed catalogues and other printed promotional materials, get in touch with one of our team. We're always ahead of the curve when it comes to these, as well as other leading tendencies in design and technology, and you'll be sure to have a final product that sets you apart from the competitors in your niche. What's more, although we're based in Redditch, our extensive network of printing partners throughout the UK means that we can assure a fast turnaround service so you'll never be left without catalogues and/or brochures to hand out at a trade show or other upcoming industry event.