Print Buying Direct - How We Do It...
In the beginning…
Almost a quarter of a century ago our parent company The Printing House Limited was established in Crewe, Cheshire. During this time, as one of the region’s leading printers, we have been providing high quality, affordable design, print and print finishing services to businesses and private individuals. As our business evolved and grew with the marketplace we adapted to our customer’s requirements and Print Buying Direct became our online trading name…. providing a fast track, custom-made service. Today, we offer the best of both worlds – our valued clients old and new can be in complete control of their print requirements via Print Buying Direct and also take advantage of our in-house design and print expertise.
Corporate ID Experts
We thoroughly understand the importance of building a brand and will work closely with you to achieve the very best outcome for your marketing campaign or promotion. We offer extensive experience as a full provider of all aspects of reprographic and graphic design and our design experts can take any aspect from logo, corporate branding, identity creation, print and exhibition design, through to other effective promotional tools such as full featured web solutions and creative e-mail marketing. Our design team can design, manage and produce any brochure, catalogue, newsletter, magazine, banner stand or postcard and can supply bespoke design or work within your existing brand guidelines. In addition, The Printing House Ltd is at the forefront of Variable Data Printing (VDP) – a new media which enables any item to be individually tailored by allowing, for example, a different name on each mailer or changing the image on every brochure that is printed.
A Step Ahead
Printing is the hub of our business. Whether Lithographic (Litho), Digital, Direct to Garment (DTG Clothing Printing) or Large Format Solvent Inkjet, long, medium or short run, spot or full colour, we have a solution to meet every need. With a wealth of experience, an eye for quality and using the latest print and print finishing technologies we are able to produce to the highest standards with absolute accuracy every time.
We have our own in-house, closed loop colour management system using the ISO 12647 & FOGRA standards. This allows us to accurately measure proofs, plates and printed sheets using the latest high-end colour management software as supplied by developer and market leader GMG. Information is constantly fed back into the pre-press workflow and calibrated adjustments made to ensure colour consistency.
Offset printing has remained the industry standard printing process due to its advantages in quality, efficiency and high volume runs. All of our offset presses can be used for producing company stationery, promotional literature, brochures, magazines, newsletters, catalogues and price lists. Our digital presses provide a cost effective digital printing solution to short run orders such as business cards and short run flyers. With the latest technology we can introduce personalised marketing solutions using our XM Pre Software, perfect for postcards printed complete with name and address.
This is the vital last stage in the production of professional work. We are fully equipped with the technologies and expertise to achieve the perfect finish. Precision trimming, folding, binding, lamination or special effects can be applied in-line to our printing process. Guillotines, folders and stitch trimmers are available for every process and our equipment is regularly cleaned, maintained and serviced. Our most recent investment has been the addition of a new Muller Martini Stitching Line, enabling to saddle stitch more booklets than ever.
Quality & Delivery Promise
We are proud of our people and believe that continuous staff development delivers excellent service for our customers at all times. Our employee skills development programme ensures the highest levels of customer care are achieved, ensuring that orders are handled by highly skilled individuals at every stage of production. Because Print Buying Direct at The Printing House Ltd guarantees to deliver the very best in quality print, design and customer service at a competitive price it has enabled us to develop long term relationships with many of our customers.
Our rigorous management procedures allow us to work efficiently on multiple projects, ensuring that all work is completed on time and to the highest quality control standards. Any urgent print work required at short notice can easily be scheduled into our production process without affecting other deadlines or compromising quality.
Whether working within a framework agreement or as sole supplier, we are dedicated to providing a cost effective yet superlative printing service, with no job too large or small. We are happy to be partnering a diverse range of clients for their printing and design needs. Find out what some of our satisfied customers say about us here. We welcome the opportunity to show you what we can do for you!