Driving up Quality - Driving Down Prices!
Quality at A Local Printer is not just confined to the ISO 9001:2000 quality certificate that we uphold, but encompasses our equipment, personnel and determination to produce high quality, added value printing at industry beating prices.
Investment in Quality
Between 2005 and 2007 we invested nearly £1.5 million in best-in-class printing technology with a further £750,000 during 2008 and £100,000 in 2012. This investment equals high quality products combined with maximum efficiencies.
We offer digital print for cost effective short runs but the majority of our products are printed on conventional litho presses.
Our finishing equipment, such as folding and saddle stitching (booklet) machines are also the best available, utilising the most efficient technology to ensure the best quality at fantastic prices.
The Best People
Do not underestimate the importance of people! Our production team are expertly trained and experienced with the average length of service in the company reaching 13 years – you can’t get the best out of the equipment without the best staff operating it!
Our management team has well in excess of 100 years combined experience in the industry - yet we all look so young!
Our buying power enables us to buy the best grades of paper at highly discounted prices - savings we pass directly to our customers. The FSC approved and recycled papers we use meet our very strict quality and environmental standards and we simply do not compromise on this policy.
We do not shop around for deals on surplus stocks of paper on the “spot market”. We guarantee to provide you with the highest quality papers consistently from one job to the next. Green and good – great!
Our full colour litho printing presses are equipped with special coating units that apply an eco friendly water based protective sealant to the paper as part of the printing process. This coating enhances the look and feel of the finished product and protects against scuffing, marking and the odd coffee spill! Please note this coating is not applied to uncoated paper stocks such as letterheads.
Unlike laminated finishes, which are a plastic film, these coatings are fully biodegradable and recyclable, so very environmentally friendly.