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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 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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Same Day Vinyl Cut Graphics Lettering for Upping Your Elvis

“It looked great and the client loved it! Thanks again for the quick turnaround”

Great feedback from our client on these Same Day Vinyl Cut Graphics delivered to London direct to client.

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Same Day Roller Banners for McLaren and Aston Martin

Same Day Roller Banner Printing in London for McLaren and Aston Martin Dealerships. We’ve previously provided print for McLaren on numerous occasions and even installed last minute signage at their Ascot Dealership.

Feedback from our the dealerships: “Thank you so much for going out of your way to get these to me on time. They look fab and have definitely been a great addition to the day.”

Same Day Roller Banner Printing London McLaren Aston Martin

Same Day Roller Pop Up Banner Printing London

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Banners mean Business

Banners have long been a quick and cost effective way of advertising – be it your business, charity or event, they’re everywhere. Today there are literally thousands of places who print banners BUT – we also live in the day and age where we need things quick, often the Same Day. This expectation for a fast turnaround is fuelled by the rise of the apps such as JustEat and Uber. We’re so used to tapping here and there and getting what we want, when we want. It’s that ease and transparency that we apply to our business when it comes to Same Day Printing in London and across the UK.

With two fairly new Mutoh Wide Format Printers, we can produce up to 200ft of banners per hour, that’s the length of a whole football pitch. This means no matter what size banner you’re after, we can turn it around fast and with solvent inks, your banner is ready as soon as it comes off the printer, providing a long lasting high quality result that will endure all weathers and always look vibrant.

Our Same Day Printing Service covers nearly everything – including: Same Day Wide Format Printing, Same Day Roller Banner Printing, Same Day PVC Banner Printing, Same Day Twist Exhibition Stand Printing, Same Day Exhibition Graphics.

For a quote, simply use our LiveChat or Call us on 0203 167 0400.

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Same Day Roller Banner Printing in London for Acrotrix

Great results from these Same Day roller banners we produced earlier in the week for Acrotrix including delivery to London.

Our same day service covers many products and we have wide choice of roller banners in stock ready to print with the finished product available for collection or delivery in under an hour.

Call us on 0203 167 0400 or use our live chat for all your urgent print and sign needs.

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Overnight Foamex Panels for Motorama Vending Machine London

Our agency client got in touch at midnight seeking four large foamex panels printing ready for use as a vending machine for a pop up display in London’s Waterloo Station for Motorama.

Our Mutoh printers churned out the job in under an hour with the graphics then being laminated and applied to foamex before delivery direct by us to site and what a result, take a look below.

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Van Graphics – VW Caddy for Blinds Direct London

Volkswagen Caddy signwritten on site in Finchley, London for Blinds Direct – Fast Turnaround

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Replacement Signage at Essex Emergency Services

Signs are a powerful marketing tool for any business and Essex Emergency Services makes no exception. Aluminium panels on three sides of their North Weald warehouse span nearly 300ft wide all in. When powerful winds battered Essex at the start of the year, the fixings for some of these panels failed, causing huge 8x4ft panels to come away from the building. As the signs are visible from up to 1km away, it was key to ensure a swift repair/replacement to maintain the impressive image EES have.

We started this project with an initial site visit to investigate which panels would need replacing and ascertain heights and access for fitting them. The signs are fitted at a height of 10m, requiring specialist access and our IPAF/MEWP trained and certified staff. On the day of installation, we first used a cherry picker platform to remove the damaged panels and fixings. Building a new frame mounted to the warehouse provided a new sturdy and solid platform to mount the replacement panels on. This also helped with the adjoining panels, keeping them all firmly mounted to prevent a similar issue occuring again.

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