Friday, 7 September 2012

Bristol Printers Printing Deals of the week - 07/09/12

Bristol Printers TOP Printing Deals of the week!

TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk is the Bristol Printers and Cheap Printing website supplying Local Businesses throughout the UK, Online. Every week we have TOP Printing Deals which we share on our blog at http://www.bristolprinting.blogspot.com


Friday 7th September

Uncoated Business Cards - Save £60 on 10,000 Uncoated Business Cards!
We've extended our offer on uncoated business cards, saving an amazing £60 off 10,000 Uncoated Business Cards making them just £120 including delivery (that's £139 less than the leading UK printers)!

Flyer Printing - 5000 Glossy Flyers for £200
On our Flyer Printing page we have top deals on Glossy Flyers - perfect as handouts and promo cards! The best deal is on 5000 A5 Flyers - for just £200 including delivery (£69 less than the leading UK printers).

Trifold Leaflets - 1000 A4 Folded Leaflets for £110
If you're looking to showcase information about your business, tri fold leaflets are the perfect, cost effective way to do it! We are one of the cheapest Tri Fold Leaflet Printers in the UK and have unbeatable prices on A4 Folded Leaflets - with 1000 Tri Fold's costing an incredible £110 including delivery (£83 less than the leading UK printers)!


These Printing Deals and more are available to buy online 24 hours a day at TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk with FREE delivery, and NO VAT to add!

Contact TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk
Email: blog@thelocalprintcompany.co.uk
Website: http://www.thelocalprintcompany.co.uk

Friday, 31 August 2012

Paper Sizes - A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6

Paper Sizes Explained

In the UK most paper is based around the A-series (A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, etc). If you're not used to working with different paper sizes on a daily basis you might find it a little confusing when trying to work out what size your printing is going to be, so here's a list of all the common paper sizes we use!

A0 - 841x1189mm
A1 - 594 x 841mm
A2 - 420 x 594mm
A3 - 297 x 420mm
A4 - 210 x 297mm
A5 - 148 x 210mm
A6 - 105 x 148mm
A7 - 74 x 105mm
A8 - 52 x 74mm
A9 -  37 x 52mm
A10 - 26 x 37mm

DL - 100 x 210mm
Business Cards - 55 x 85mm

** Interesting fact - Envelopes use a slightly larger size scale ('C')... so if you need an envelope that will fit A4, you'll need to get C4 envelopes. The extra few mm allows the a4 paper to slide in and out easily without getting ruffled. **

That's it - easy as a1, a2, a3! ;)

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TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk is the Bristol Printers and Cheap Printing Website supplying Local Businesses throughout the UK. Order printing online and get Free UK delivery at http://www.thelocalprintcompany.co.uk

Friday, 24 August 2012

What can Leaflets do for your business?

Leaflet Printing is one of the easiest and cheapest forms of marketing. If you're looking for street handouts or something to pop through letterboxes, leaflets are ideal. They have high visual impact that will stand out from any other post and with the right message can prompt an immediate response.

Leaflets are particuarly useful for local businesses, such as takeaways, taxi firms, builders or gardeners, and if you want to draw people into your shop - perhaps for a sale or new product launch.

You are likely to find that leaflets bring much lower response rates to some other forms of marketing; they're generally far less targeted than higher converting methods so in general it's best to keep your leaflets design as general as possible, or for situations when an immediate reponse is required - such as a lunchtime discount available right now, or to promote a live band that's playing tonight. 

The up-side is that leaflet printing is cheap - so you can usually afford to blanket a specific area, or even a whole town. Popular takeaway businesses often send out 10,000 - 15,000 leaflets each month just in their local town, keeping the message fresh with new ideas, menus or promotions so new customers keep coming. Some businesses choose use promotion codes or direct customers to sign up on their website so they can keep track of how successful the leaflets have been. Expect around 1% return in general - so for every 1000 leaflets you deliver, you should get 10 enquiries.

If you're looking for Leaflet Printing in Bristol, or for leaflets delivered anywhere in the UK get in touch or visit http://www.thelocalprintcompany.co.uk 

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Bristol Printers Printing Deals of the week - 22/08/12

Bristol Printers TOP Printing Deals of the week!

TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk is the Bristol Printers and Cheap Printing website supplying Local Businesses throughout the UK, Online. Every week we have TOP Printing Deals which we share on our blog at http://www.bristolprinting.blogspot.com


Wednesday 22nd August

Uncoated Business Cards - Save £60 on 10,000 Uncoated Business Cards!
This week we have an incredible £60 off 10,000 Uncoated Business Cards making them just £120 including delivery!

Letterhead Printing - 1000 Letterheads for £75
On our Stationery Printing page we have great deals on Letterheads - perfect for that great first impression! The best price is on 1000 - for just £75 including delivery.

Leaflet Printing - 250 A6 Leaflets for £45
If you're looking to boost sales for your business, leaflets are an essential, cost effective way to do it! We are the cheapest Leaflet Printers in Bristol and have unbeatable prices on A6 and A5 leaflets - with 2500 A6 Leaflets costing an incredible £45 including delivery!


These Printing Deals and more are available to buy online 24 hours a day at TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk

Contact TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk
Telephone: 0845 625 8572
Email: blog@thelocalprintcompany.co.uk
Website: http://www.thelocalprintcompany.co.uk

What can Bristol Printers do for your business?

In the last few years there has been a huge upsurge in the use of e-marketing techniques such as social networking and email among small businesses. As an e-business ourselves, we know only too well that the results achievable online can be fast, and dramatic - small changes in search engine placement can mean the difference between a few, and mega order numbers. And as anyone can learn the trade, profit can be maximised, meaning the returns possible online can render more traditional marketing (flyers, leaflets, brochures etc) next to useless.

But, and here's the BIG but, e-marketing (or using the internet to promote your business) certainly isn't suitable for all businesses, and while some can easily add an extra revenue stream by trading or promoting online, others are better off sticking to the traditional methods. So for those businesses, especially those around Bristol this article is just for you..!

TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk is the Bristol Printers and cheap printing website aimed at Local Businesses in Bristol (and throughout the UK as it happens). We offer free delivery with every order, and are passionate about delivering great service, and prices that are lower than others. We're able to undercut our competitors by operating a efficient printing business, with low overheads (we're an online printers, not a high street copy shop).

We specialise in Flyers, Leaflets, Business Cards, Stationery, Booklets and Poster Printing in Bristol, so can help you market your business by supplying Cheap Flyers, attention grabbing brochures, luxury business cards, colourful leaflets, corporate stationery, big posters... the list goes on! Whatever business you run, or industry you're in, we can help - from every day essentials like letterheads, to promotional printing like folded leaflets, to boring necessary's like annual reports & newsletters.

So what can we do for your business? We can take care of all your printing, at prices that are cheaper than you're paying elsewhere, saving you money to spend on more marketing, or anything else you like! Take a look at our website for further information about all our printing - http://www.thelocalprintcompany.co.uk

Monday, 20 August 2012

Save Money on your Printing without loosing quality

With so much choice when ordering Printing online it's easy to slip into the assumption that your printing will be so cheap it'll be rubbish... At some printers this might be true, but not at The Local Print Company!

At Bristol Printers TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk we're commited to delivering the highest quality, at the lowest price, everytime a customer orders. We use words like 'Cheap Printing' meaning what you're ordering is cost effective, good value for money and lower in cost than our competitors. What you won't get is an inferior print job, rubbish print quality or poor customer service.

We print in large batches on large sheets, and use 'optimised' quantities to help stack up the orders next to one another, making them as cheap as possible to print. The large sheets are then cut down after printing, and split into the orders they represent. The downside (or upside) to this method of printing is the more you order the more you get for your money - so if you order 250 flyers, it'll cost comparitively more than ordering 10,000. You'll often find on our website that 1000 costs just a few pounds more than 500 because of this.

So there you go - order printing at http://www.thelocalprintcompany.co.uk and you can be sure you're getting high quality printing, at cheap printing prices!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

How to get better results from leaflets...

One of the most popular search terms customers use when looking for printing by thelocalprintcompany.co.uk is 'leaflet printing bristol', making leaflets one of our hottest selling products.

Modern computers coupled with readily available, often free software means lots of small business owners are able to design their own leaflets. This is great - cutting out design costs, and bringing the price of leaflet printing down to silly prices - like £35 for 1000 A6's!

We're all for this, but thought we'd pop together some common mistakes some home-designers make... you've all heard the 'a badly designed leaflet will cost you' type statements. It might also be that you're wanting to design your own leaflet, but want to get the best results... so we'll cover that too!

Common Leaflet Mistakes...
  • Boring design - or no design!
  • Poor quality images
  • Horrible backgrounds
  • Forgetting to 'sell' something... always give potential customers a reason to buy - a call to action "50% off with this leaflet" etc - don't put your company name as the headline.
  • TOO MUCH INFORMATION - don't cram so much information in you can't read it without a magnifying glass
  • Forgetting crucial information - like phone numbers, web addresses etc
  • Bad spelling..! Yes it do happin - spellin an grammer our reeely inportant... ;) 
 How to get better results...
  • Try to keep the purpose of the leaflet in the forefront of your mind - if you're just starting out, and you're promoting the lovely job you do you don't need to keep repeating the company name again, and again, and again
  • Use lots of pictures... different sizes, different shapes(?), different colours
  • Use colours that are easy on the eye... bold can be beauiful, but luminous green and shocking pink might not be the best combo
  • Give clear instructions on how to find out more, if possible direct them towards your website - people often feel 'safer' looking anonymously online than comitting to calling you
  • Write copy well... get help if you need, and always pick the right tone... it's not necessarily right to be very corporate, or very informal
  • Consider the target audience of your leaflets
So there we go... a quick guide to some mistakes, and a few pointers to get better results. If you're getting some leaflets printed in Bristol, or anywhere else in the UK check out our website!

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TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk is the Bristol Printers and Cheap Printing website supplying Local Businesses throughout the UK, Online. Every week we have TOP Printing Deals which we share on our blog at http://www.bristolprinting.blogspot.com

Contact TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk
Telephone: 0845 625 8572
Email: blog@thelocalprintcompany.co.uk
Website: http://www.thelocalprintcompany.co.uk

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Bristol Printers Deals of the week - 15-08-12

Bristol Printers TOP Printing Deals of the week!

TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk is the Bristol Printers and Cheap Printing website supplying Local Businesses throughout the UK, Online. Every week we have TOP Printing Deals which we share on our blog at http://www.bristolprinting.blogspot.com


Wednesday 15th August

Business Card Printing - 10,000 Silk Business Cards for £90
Check out the Business Card Printing page on our website where this week we have incredible prices on silk business cards - including 10000 double sided business cards for just £90 including delivery!

Trifold Leaflets - 1000 A4 folded to DL Trifold Leaflets for £110
On our Trifold Leaflets page we have great deals on Tri-folded Leaflets - perfect for Brochures, Menus, price lists etc. The best deal is on 1000 - for just £110 including delivery.

Poster Printing - 100 A4 Posters for £60
If you're planning an event and are looking for an essential way to advertise them we are the only Poster Printers in Bristol you'll need. We have unbeatable prices on A4 Posters - just £60 for 100 including delivery.


These Printing Deals and more are available to buy online 24 hours a day at TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk

Contact TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk
Telephone: 0845 625 8572
Email: blog@thelocalprintcompany.co.uk
Website: http://www.thelocalprintcompany.co.uk

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Bristol Printers TOP Printing Deals of the week!

Bristol Printers TOP Printing Deals of the week!

TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk is the Bristol Printers and Cheap Printing website supplying Local Businesses throughout the UK, Online. Every week we have TOP Printing Deals which we share on our blog at http://www.bristolprinting.blogspot.com


Leaflet Printing - 1000 A6 Leaflets for £35
Check out the Leaflets page where this week we have incredible prices on single sided leaflets - including 1000 A6 Leaflets for just £35 including delivery!

Booklet Printing - 1000 8 page A5 Booklets for £230
On our Booklet Printing page we have great deals on A5 Booklets - perfect for Newsletters, Brochures, Annual Reports etc. The highlight has to be 1000 8 page A5 Booklets for just £230 including delivery.

Poster Printing - A2 Posters from £5
If you still haven't ordered posters for your summer sizzling events this deal is a must! We have unbeatable prices on A2 from just £5 and A0 from just £20 including delivery.


These Printing Deals and more are available to buy online 24/7 at TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk

Contact TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk
Telephone: 0845 625 8572
Email: blog@thelocalprintcompany.co.uk
Website: http://www.thelocalprintcompany.co.uk

Monday, 25 June 2012

Tri-Fold Leaflets: Remind me what that is?

Up until last month, sales of Tri-fold Leaflets (brochures folded twice) were down. Really down. We'd been scratching our heads as to why this age old marketing medium had suddenly dropped off... as we could think of no reason, we thought this blog post would be a helpful reminder of what a trifold leaflet is, and what it can be used for!

A trifold leaflets folds a single piece of paper into 3 - most commonly a4 folded down to dl (1/3rd a4, or compliment slip size). In the print world we also call them 6pp DL; 6pp relating to the number of 'pages' or sections there are when folded, and the dl referring to the finished size. They're one of the most widely used bits of print around - you'll find them in doctors surgery's, takeaways, estate agents, shops, cafes, at events... you name it they'll be there.

A trifold brochure gives you an enormous amount of space to introduce your business, and give jo-average all the information he needs to know your business is the one for him (or her).

The design shows the punter the quality of your product or service
The content tells the customer everything they need to know; from services to prices, availability to options
The pictures enable your clients to see your work, and be inspired to act
The brochures make the sale simple, turn enquiries into bookings, and transform the experience into a return visit...

Cost wise, you're looking at 11p each when ordering 1000 so they're not going to break the bank, but in our experience they are going to help fill it..!

You can order The Local Print Company's tri-fold leaflets online at http://www.thelocalprintcompany.co.uk/bristol-printing/leaflet-printing/tri-fold-leaflets.html

Check out some inspiring designs here - http://blueblots.com/inspiration/30-well-designed-tri-fold-brochures/





Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Bristol Printers Announce Booklet Printing...

Bristol's online printing website thelocalprintcompany.co.uk has expanded it's online printing range by introducing a new Booklet Printing service available to order online aimed at helping reduce the cost of printing booklets such as Community Newsletters...

The new booklets, aimed at small, local businesses are currently available in A5 and A4 sizes, and quantities as low as 250, though more sizes and lower quantities are due to be added soon.

The addition continues a year of expansion for the company behind thelocalprintcompany.co.uk which places its main focus on printing for local businesses. Jeremy Plumley, Owner and Managing Director of TheLocalPrintCompany.co.uk said "It's important to us that we launch products through demand, which add value or give customers more of an opportunity than they had before. We noticed the Booklet Printing marketplace has a large money-gap between very small run, low quality photocopied-style pamphlets and professionally printed booklet products which makes it very easy for local businesses to become priced out, loosing a great opportunity for promoting themselves, and potentially making some money through advertising revenue. There's no reason for this to be happening which is why we launched the range - to be cheaper, and better quality".

The new Booklet Printing range is available to buy online at http://www.thelocalprintcompany.co.uk/bristol-printing/booklet-printing/booklet-printing.html 




Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Bristol Printing Company Announce Larger Range of Leaflets

One of the South-West's leading online printers and cheap printing website, thelocalprintcompany.co.uk has welcomed the post-Easter rush announcing a new range of smaller run, cheaper and single sided Leaflets aimed at the smallest businesses...

The new leaflets, aimed at helping the smallest businesses save money on promo printing are available in A6, DL and A5 size, and quantities as low as 250, as well as single and double sided, making them ideal for smaller businesses for whom the thousand plus quantities typically available in the past, were too large. It is hoped the new smaller volume will lead to less waste among customers, something owner Jeremy Plumley is keen to promote; "Smaller, more flexible quantities at smaller prices makes it possible to cut the immediate, customer wastage right down. Nobody likes waste, and whilst throwing a few leaflets away for one person might not be an issue, multiply that by the hundreds of orders we receive and you'll see it very quickly becomes an issue".

The new Leaflet range launched online earlier this month comes following feedback from customers that smaller quantities, as well as single sided printing would be beneficial to smaller businesses, especially at the sort of super-competitive prices thelocalprintcompany.co.uk has come to be known for.

The leaflets are available to buy online at http://www.thelocalprintcompany.co.uk/bristol-printing/leaflet-printing/flat-leaflets.html

Friday, 6 April 2012

Great to have a long weekend ahead... Back in the office on Tuesday - see you then! :)

Monday, 19 March 2012

What's been happening at The Local Print Company

The last few months have flown by - we've been manic all day, every day. Crucially we've made a few decisions to improve the way we work and the speed of our service...

So for the moment we're cutting right back on the amount of design work we handle in-house, instead are subcontracting out to a great team of designers.

We've also revamped the website, polishing the brand slightly and adopting a new cleaner type-face, along with some more technical back-end changes that are helping improve the way we communicate with customers. There's still a little way to go to tie everything in together but main feature wise we're there (hopefully)! On that front - online payments are now finally sorted... so you can pay using your credit / debit card again!

On the product front we've introduced a new thicker stock for business cards - so we're now using 400gsm rather than the old slightly thinner 350gsm, which means we're bang on the industry standard stock for business cards - and at quantities of 1000 we're up there with the cheapest suppliers in the country! We've also dropped our letterheads down to 100gsm - this makes running them through printers a little easier, and reduces the delivery weights considerably - which in turn means our prices have come down further.

We're looking to continue our rapid expansion in the coming months, so watch this space..!

Jeremy - Director @ http://ping.fm/oIxml