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Same Day Foamex Printing in London – How do we do it?

Turning any bespoke service around the Same Day is always a big feat but we’ve been doing it for nearly five years now, providing a reliable and efficient service 24 hours a day across London on everything printed – we’ve signwritten Private Jets overnight, transformed the interior of Harrods and even printed props for blockbuster films. So… how do we do it? 🤔

Same Day Foamex Board Printing London - Citiprint

Firstly, we owe a lot of it to our well maintained printers themselves! As this article is about Foamex, the machine in question is our swissQprint Oryx, a UV printer which allows us to print directly onto pretty much anything! So, that’s the introductions complete, let’s run you through the process in just FIVE quick steps!

  1. We’ve recently completed a huge refurbishment of our London premises, allowing us to hold even more stock of substrates (that’s sheets of foamex, aluminium, correx etc) so we’ve always got the board you need for your job. We tend to recommend 3mm foamex for most scenarios – it’s light, flexible and our most popular option.
  2. The Van Gogh stage – your artwork! We RIP your artwork (not literally!) – this means we get your files ready for printing then after a few minutes, we have a converted file ready for printing so it’s off to the Production Area and our UV workstation…
  3. Let’s hit that big red print button – we load your sheet onto the printer and make sure the printer is up to temperature and that the colours are spot on (we can achieve 99% of the CMYK colour gamut but that’s a geeky post for another time)
  4. Time for a trim – our UV printer dries the ink it prints straight away, meaning we can take your job straight to the cutting bench or use our huuuuge guillotine and cut your job down to size. Now…. importantly, we recycle any waste from this process, ensuring none of the material we buy in feels left out!
  5. Boxing – Here’s the fun bit, finding the right packaging for your job, we carefully wrap and box all substrate jobs so that it feels safe and loved in transit from us to you! ❤️

So there you have it, that’s the abridged version if you like of how we transform your design into Foamex, on a Same Day turnaround in London – on time, every time! If you’d like to know more, why not visit us or better still, try us on your next Foamex job.

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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 Epson SureColour 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 Mug Printing London for Age UK

Fast turnaround on a batch of mugs for Age UK required for filming on Channel 4.

Feedback from Age UK: “They went down a storm thanks so much!”

 

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Same Day Digital Printing – Wide Format Wrap Installed in London

Our client needed a long term yet easily removable solution for their treatment rooms. Lasers being used in hair removal would reflect off the mirrors fitted to the walls in these rooms. The recommended solution by Citiprint was to wrap all the mirror elements in matt laminated digitally printed wide format graphics.

The large graphic is 2 x 2m.

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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 Epson SureColour 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 Epson SureColour 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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Overnight Retail Graphics at Harrods – Same Day Turnaround

We were recently contacted by one of Mayfair’s leading retail agencies for urgent vinyl graphics for a Harrods window display and press event. We received a call at 8pm and had graphics fitted by opening at 7am. This job, for a high profile luxury brand was turned around fast without a compromise on quality with graphics being fitted by one of our installers on site in time.

 

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