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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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Why Use A Print Management Company?

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Using a print management company can save you time, save you money and help you get a better ROI from your catalogues. The term ‘print management’ can mean different things in some sectors, so it is worth looking at what we mean by the phrase in this case – before exploring the main benefits of the service.


What Exactly Is Print Management?

Print management takes care of every printing requirement of a business. A good analogy is an external payroll service or bureau as used by many smaller companies. Everything related to wages and PAYE is rerouted to that service, including activities such as details of leavers and new joiners, HMRC queries and correspondence, one-off payments, expenses and so on. Effectively, payroll is outsourced.

A print management service is very similar for all printed matter requirements. Anybody in the company who wants to reorder or obtain new stationery, invoices, business cards, brochures, price lists, signs, banners, mugs, point of sale promotional devices or other marketing materials deals directly with the print management company. The print management provider acts like an internal department – provides a single point of contact, does all the legwork of getting quotations, submitting artwork, checking proofs, ensuring quality assurance, and every other little detail associated with new printed material. As an added bonus, the service saves you money with typical annual savings in excess of 20% of previous print costs and over 30% in some cases. And that is not all. Digital marketing channels can optionally come under the remit of print management if required.

5 Outstanding Benefits Of Using A Print Management Company

1) Free Expertise & Advice From A Specialist

Print management involves dealing with many suppliers including specialist printers, such as wide format banner printers, textile printers and a whole host of others. People like us know the market intimately and who the go-to guys and girls are for any particular print job. We also have a very good idea about design from the perspective of what works and what has been shown not to work in the past. Avoiding known pitfalls alone can save a company quite a lot of money as well as avoiding campaigns that nosedive instantly. You effectively hire a new employee at no extra cost who has unrivalled knowledge and specialist expertise to guide you.

2) A Dependable Print Partner

If you have suffered from print delays in the past or poor quality materials, you will know the utter frustration of trying to sort out re-runs and missing critical deadlines. Contrast that with the absolute comfort and security of knowing that from now on, every print job you order, no matter how tight the deadline or how short the lead time (once agreed) will be delivered when it has been promised and will be exactly what you expected. The stress reduction alone is a massive bonus for many a harried executive or assistant. We ourselves are a Full Service Print Management provider, including design, graphics, layout, storage, postal management, consultancy etc.

3) Total Accountability

A common issue at a great number of companies is lack of control and accountability for ordering printed materials. It often seems that everybody from the janitor to the CEO has been commissioning orders from printers almost willy-nilly. Not alone does it represent a black hole in budgeting but it makes consistent branding more problematic. Switching to a single professional source for everything solves all those issues instantly. We would first carry out a document audit that shows who owns each printed item, as well as highlighting apparent orphans for whom no owner is apparent. That alone can be a sobering exercise for some organisations. Procurement and accounting are centralised and streamlined, with a single cost centre for printing with as many sub-headings (departments) as you wish. You have taken back control.

4) Multi-channel Marketing Expertise At Your Fingertips

Nowadays, print management is about a lot more than paper. We tend to advise more and more regarding what mix of channels are best suited to a particular purpose or campaign. Often that means no printing whatsoever, or printing to meet a specific objective among many in the overall plan. We realise that printed marketing materials are one tool in an array of options that ranges from catalogues to social media as well as conventional marketing channels such as print media, radio and TV. Everything is on the table from which to configure a campaign. We help you design and execute your communications strategy.

5) Employees Love The Simplicity

Many common printed products are perfectly suited to templates. Business cards are a good example. When a new employee joins, part of the onboarding checklist is to procure personalised business cards. With an online portal at your print management service, it is simplicity itself to place the order. The same applies to reordering standard everyday stationery items such as invoices, statements, letterheads and so on. There is no hassle or palaver involved, and everybody knows the ropes. Efficient processes are the bedrock of profitable businesses.

Find Out More

Download our free eBook The Catalogue Design & Print Guide and find out more about how relevant print management is to today’s most vibrant businesses.