The world of print can be technical and baffling. There are so many options to choose from, so many printers to choose from, and technology is always evolving. For the majority of people getting printed is a practical formality. It’s something that simply needs to be done, a task to tick off, not a topic that most of us are especially enthralled by.
It might therefore come as a relief to think of 21st Century Print as your go-to printing geeks. Both directors have been in the industry since their teenage years and - although I am too polite to say how old they are now - I can safely say that they have a combined experience of more than 70 years. Basically, it wouldn’t be arrogant to think we know a thing or two about the print industry. That’s why we’ve created our business in a way that means we’re able to offer a complete solution for any job.
Recently we were reviewing all of our skills and capabilities, so all the things we can offer you. The list was substantial. It made us think it worthwhile to spend a moment or two writing up an overview of our products and services, alongside the benefits of each. When you’re next contemplating print, you will know the options and rationale for the solution we’d pose.
The great thing with 21st Century Print is that we’re a genuine one-stop shop, combining a mix of in-house, brokerage and consultancy, alongside many additional services. We’re agile and creative so that we can find you the most appropriate and effective solution for any project. That’s right, no more legwork shopping around or overwhelm at the myriad of companies and solutions out there.
Our in-house digital printing service is great for time-critical projects and short print runs where you need tight control over deadlines. Many printers have either specialised for one particular type of printing or become brokers. Keeping our own industrial print equipment on-site and working as print brokers too provides the best of both worlds.
To list all of the benefits of choosing a print broker would need its very own blog, and we’ll endeavour to give you that soon. In the meantime, as an overview, we basically leverage our industry experience and contacts to get you the best price for the highest presentation of your print job. Working for you, we can identify and solve problems before they arise, ensure that there’s no confusion between shipping and delivery dates, and utilise our own long-term relationships to your all-round benefit.
There’s also a print management service that, when said quickly, could be easily confused with brokerage. Print management is quite different though. It is all about your overall print strategy, deciding exactly what needs to be printed and why. Looking at all your business’ printed material, reader needs and information flow, we audit your printed materials and ensure that you’re not wasting trees or money just for the sake of it. Print management utilises our skills as communication specialists to identify the most appropriate format and medium, including digital. On the whole businesses save 20% off their print bill by going through a print management process.
Now, we don’t want to overwhelm you but there are many more services that 21st Century Print offers. This article promised to simplify your print solutions so, if you feel like you’re not following at any point, just remember the short answer: we’re a one-stop-shop. If it relates to print, we can help.
First to mention are the practicalities after printing, such as warehousing, assembly and postage, and maybe you won’t be surprised to hear that we can take care of all of those very easily. Not to mention the steps before going to print; such as graphic design, copywriting and digital-print integration. Over the years we’ve built relationships with a host of reputable, efficient and varied marketing professionals, so we love being the go-between linking just the right creative to the job in hand.
If you need to print regularly but with slight changes to the content, our web to print service offers online templates that can be amended and printed with minimal clicks. Or, if you’re about to launch a new brand or product, or are getting ready to tour trade shows, exhibitions and expos, peruse our packages and starter packs. They make it possible to get a complete set of branded marketing material with maximum efficiency and minimal outlay. We’re specialists in glossy catalogues and stunning B2B newsletters. For free advice about necessary considerations for creating a first class catalogue, download our eBook ‘Designing Print Ready Catalogues: What you need to know’.
Finally, are you a budding author? Well, there’s something for you too. Our sister company, 21st Century Publications, has a whole host of products and publishing services. And My Order of Service gives a tidy solution for anyone in the business of producing, well, orders of service.
Try reeling that off quickly! Yes, we’re busy bees. If it involves printing, you can be sure we’re interested in it. So save yourself a lot of running around and begin your next print job with 21st Century Print. It is highly unlikely you’ll ever need to source another printer again.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you move forward.