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Citiprint hits the Silverstone Track

This weekend, we were invited by Bespoke Cars to the Britcar Endurance Championship with their competing driver Marcus Fothergill in the Porsche 997 911. After a 5am start, we arrived on site and were tasked with getting the new livery fitted to the Porsche ahead of practice.

Replacement vinyl graphics fitted to the Porsche with new sponsor branding ahead of practice laps.

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Oris Mayfair Boutique – Vinyl Hoarding during Refit

Repeat agency clients GHOST came to us to white out and brand the Oris Mayfair Boutique ahead of reopening on the 23rd March.

Using matt vinyl, we wrapped every window and door glass panel including branding. This project was completed in under two hours.

At Citiprint, we have certified and experienced installers for Vinyl, Wrap, Signage, Hoarding, Graphics and more – available 24/7 on 0203 167 0400 Nationwide.

London Vinyl Installation
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Displays for McLaren 720S Launch

We’ve worked now with both McLaren London and Ascot dealerships for five years, in which time we’ve seen plenty of stunning models launched and sold. But nothing beats seeing the latest model unveiled in the flesh so when Jardine asked us to produce some high quality displays ahead of their customer launch event, we stepped in and produced simple yet sophisticated results.

For this event, we supplied several premium roller banners printed on a fast turnaround and designed in house, as well as 4m flags to welcome guests upon arrival.

Roller Banners designed and printed in house for McLaren Ascot and London
Premium 2m Wide Roller Banner produced for McLaren
High Quality Outdoor Flags during setup on site
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Mug Printing for Channel 4’s Celebrity Call Centre

How many times have you opened a present on Christmas to find it’s yet another novelty mug?! Well, not all mugs are mugs, especially when it comes to supplying AgeUK with a case of Same Day Mugs for their recent filming with Channel 4’s Celebrity Call Centre.

With the laughter from James Acaster, down to earth advice from Nick Hewer and smiles from Gogglebox’s Steph and Dom, Celebrity Call Centre tackled the public’s dilemma this Christmas in a Channel 4 special.

Working in a call centre can be hard work so it’s no wonder those involved enjoyed our mugs so much.

But, it wasn’t just the Celebs who were impressed as AgeUK themselves said “Thanks so much for sorting this so quickly, they look fab!”

You can find out more about Same Day Mug Printing in London here.

And you can catch up with the show on All4 by clicking here.

COVER PHOTO: Channel 4 ©

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Sign Installation at UCI Cycling World Cup – Olympic Velodrome for British Cycling

British Cycling came to us requiring a solution for correx sponsor signs. We came up with a solution overnight with morning delivery and were then tasked with replacing and installing new graphics on the Velodrome track finish line. This was done on a tight turnaround with limited access the night before the UCI World Cup.

Once again, we demonstrated our agility in turning around specialist sign installations on site nationwide with the correct insurance in place for client peace of mind.

Track Finish line before removal of existing graphics
Post installation of foamex panels onto glass
Final result completed in under an hour on client’s deadline.
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Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N ExCeL Signs and Graphics

The events team at the new STATION attraction at the ExCeL contracted us to produce fast turnaround graphics and signs including installation prior to the opening to the press and public. 

The exterior of the venue was treated to Print and Cut of nearly 30 different Avengers Logos up to 1.5m wide. These were installed on site to hoarding and were part of a solution devised by Citiprint and the events company to bring colour and recognition to the attraction for the end client.

Internally, key branding was applied to bring attention to 12 fire exit doors with themed graphics used to keep with the event’s branding. These were matt laminated for internal and external use, resulting in a high quality finish to match the building.

We also produced around 30 foamex signs of various designs for wayfinding purposes, security and public safety.

Our installation service is available Nationwide 24/7 with an experienced and skilled team ready to leave within an hour to be with you.

Same Day Signs London for Avengers
Front of Exhibition featuring Hoarding Branding. Photo: https://twitter.com/KeirWallerPR
Fire Door Graphics
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Citiprint scoops Title in Corporate Excellence Awards

Over the past few years, we’ve worked hard to win several industry and wider Awards and were pleased to find this week that we’d been titled the ‘Leading Specialists in Printing and Sign Services’ in the 2019 Corporate Excellence Awards.

It’s a huge accolade for us as we continue to push boundaries and redefine the Print and Sign industry as we continue to grow and plough ahead.

It joins the other Awards we’ve been lucky to receive including the Bark Certificate of Excellence, RAR Digital, Best Website (HDA 2016) and more.

 

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Same Day Vinyl Pop-up Graphics for Descente London

Descente came to us needing urgent vinyl cut graphics for their new Shoreditch Pop-up Shop in London.

After their vinyl supplier had let them down, we turned around several various graphics in under 6 hours from order to delivery.

Citiprint Same Day Printing Signs London

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Same Day Foamex Signs Printing London – Royal British Legion

Fast Turnaround on 3mm Printed Foamex boards (A0 Size) for Paddington Central in support of the Royal British Legion. We specialise in Same Day turnaround Print and Signs including Foamex Printing London.

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Who’s PRINTING your PRINT?

It’s now been 25 years since the introduction of digital printing, pioneered by Indigo (now HP). Now, to put that into perspective, this revolution in printing has been around for longer than Citiprint’s owner but it comes a mere 554 years after the origins of mass print production.

Now, if you’ve been paying attention, whilst print advertising has declined over the past decade, the print and sign industry has boomed – now worth nearly $1 trillion Worldwide. That means there’s a hell of a lot of print and sign companies out there, with the UK alone responsible for keeping 150,000 people in employment in the industry each year. So, that means we’ve got a lot of history to cover and a lot of stats, but we’ll keep it short and sweet.

Where did we come from?

In late 2015, consumer demand was transformed by the boom of apps such as JustEat, Uber and TaskRabbit. This meant getting what we want, when we want it became as simple as a few taps on a screen. Taking that ease and simplicity and the increasing demand for last minute printing, we built M25Print.com – servicing all businesses and customers within the M25 for Same Day Printing of Business Cards, Flyers and Roller Banners. Quickly realising there was a huge market for other products and services – wide format, graphics, digital printed vinyl etc led us to start Citiprint and well… it’s grown more than we’d ever imagine.

Do we print or outsource?

The UK print market is flooded beyond belief with outsourcers. Sure, it’s simple – you buy a cheap laptop, find a few online trade printers and run your ‘print’ business from home. BUT… how many times do we get calls and enquiries from clients who have been let down by these so called print partners. There’s no doubt the outsourcing and marketplace business model can work; take Amazon for example, over half their products are in other people’s warehouses around the world and they still continue to grow year on year with amazing customer retention. That’s all well and good for retail but Print and Signs require knowledge and your online outsourced print supplier simply won’t have that. We’ve built up a wealth of knowledge from working closely with manufacturers, suppliers and experience to deliver a first rate solution to every client requirement.

Less than 6 months into our journey, we realised it was time to invest in our own equipment and go fully in house for production. Taking on premises and purchasing two existing print companies gave us the overnight ability to produce high quality digital print in house. We have continued to reinvest and now operate three Mutoh solvent printers, the workhouse of our business and the heroes behind every job we print. At the end of the day, we’re a bricks and mortar business – you can visit us, see your job being printed and ask for advice and see how that advice results in the end product. Your outsourced partner can’t come close to offering that.

Are we growing?

In short, every day we’re growing faster than expected. We’re responsible for turning around bespoke projects, signage and solutions for some of the World’s biggest brands (you can read more about our clients here). We work so closely with our clients to deliver the right print or sign solution, even if it’s a simple batch of business cards or a few graphics because we know when our customers grow, we grow and the circle then never stops.

Our new 1500sqft unit in London will help us continue to grow – we’ve got even more capacity now for vehicle graphics, van signs, exhibition stands and so much more.

The moral of the story?

Use a printing company who prints. Work with a team who understand print and have extensive knowledge. Go with a company that works closely with suppliers and attends every possible course and open day possible to enhance their skills. We print in house, we deliver nationwide. We are the leaders in 24/7 Print and Signs.

 

 

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