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