Minprint Start Contract at W5

Minprint are the Key Sub-Contractor to Wilson Construction for the manufacture, supply and installation of new exhibits and theming sets in the Discovery Exhibition area at W5 – the interactive discovery centre at Odyssey in Belfast. The area where the work is due to take place is the children’s exhibition space, aimed predominantly at the under-8 age group. The space facilitates various interactive exhibits.

For more information please visit the Wilson Construction website here.

Hamilton Architects is acting as managing agents for the contract.

This project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland and administered by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

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Colour Sample – Can we match it? Yes we can!

Today we received a paint colour sample in the post from a client who wanted to know what colour he should use to get a match on his printed materials.

 

So what do we do?

Well, our I3 calibration reader examines it and our special software produces a printable swatch with all the closest matches available. We print this off and hand it to our client. Simple!

Until recently we would use a physical pantone chart, examine it under special lighting, find the best match then as most jobs are now printed in full colour, rather than spot colour, we have to use a colour bridge guide to find the best match from full colour too.
Even then, every material on every device will appear differently, our colour profiles close this down, but it was always a worry until the ink is on the paper, not any more!

It takes a while but we will do this for you when required for only £25.

Colour Sample – Can we match it? Yes we can!

Do you ever get concerned about how your colour is going to look when it is printed?

Today we got a paint colour sample in the post from a client who wanted to know what colour he should use to get a match on his printed materials.

So what do we do?
Well, our I3 calibration reader examines it and our special software produces a printable swatch with all the closest matches available. We print this off and hand it to our client. Simple!

Until recently we would use a physical pantone chart, examine it under special lighting, find the best match then as most jobs are now printed in full colour, rather than spot colour, we have to use a colour bridge guide to find the best match from full colour too.
Even then, every material on every device will appear differently, our colour profiles close this down, but it was always a worry until the ink is on the paper, not any more!

It takes a while but we will do this for you when required for only £25.

What a handy tool.


Colour Sample Match
Colour Sample Match

Our Fantastic New Printer

Last month we installed a new UV Flatbed printer, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland.

We can now print onto virtually ANY rigid and flexible media with high quality results in an extremely productive environment.

Ideal for Signage, Events & Exhibition graphics, Point of Sale Materails and even Packaging,  the HP Scitex FB700 will print on media up to 64mm thick and 2.5m wide at almost any length.

Currently running in 6 colour mode the results are stunning and with a resolution of 1200 x 600 what else would you expect!
We also have the white ink option, ideal for double sided printed or for specialty media, spot colours and niche market work.

Look out for our new Graphic Materials Swatch book coming soon!

If you have anything in mind you would like to discuss with us call now on 028 9070 5205 and we will be glad to help.

We have even been in the trade press with our investment, click here to read more.

HP FB700

HP FB700

 

Plan Printing, Belfast

Minprint are pleased to offer themselves as a Point of Service for Architectural Plan Printing.

Prints are available with a next day or even same day turnaround (subject to demand).

Our HP Designjet printers offer high quality, accurate plan printing production with incredible turnaround times and an affordable price.

We stock rolls of 80gsm, 90gsm, 100gsm or 160gsm uncoated paper and prints are available in colour or black and white. Architectural Prints and CAD Drawings at A0, A1, A2 or A3 size.

Prints are also available on a roll at any length up to 1600mm wide.

Need photo quality prints? No problem, our quality Photo Silk and Gloss papers in 190 or 250gsm are perfect.

Any length and up to 1600mm wide.

 

Architectural Plan Printing

 

Call us now on 028 90 705 205 to find out more about how we can help you with this part of your business.

Email sales@minprint.co.uk with your enquiry now for a quick quote. Prices from £4 per colour print at A1 size.

Clients may also be interested in our bespoke ring binders and hard back books using our paper over board techniques for a premium approach to tender bids, portfolios and pitch books.

 

 

December Job of the Month – 2014 Personalised Image Calendars

December is always a busy month coming up to everyone’s favourite time of the year and a welcomed break for everyone at the Christmas holidays.

Our 2014 personalised calendars seemed to be one of the top sellers and vastly became Minprint’s ‘December Job of the Month‘.

Personalised 2014 Minprint Calendars

Completely personalised to your company or purchased as a gift for anyone, we can personalise a calendar for you today!

 

 

Print Marketing Appeals to the Young

Happy New Year Everyone!

Research studies demonstrate that direct-mail print marketing is an excellent strategy for meaningfully reaching the young adult demographic.

We live in the digital age, sure, but we’re still raised from birth to anticipate the mail. Our children still race each other to the door. And in this age when children are inundated with iPods and Kindles and email, print is a novelty they grow up enamored with. Simply put: kids are absolutely delighted to receive print mail in their names.

I’m sure there’s some psychological reason for why as adults we continue to appreciate those things of which we were fond as children. And mail – even direct or “junk” mail – is one of those things, especially for digital age in which children who are numb to the screen.

For younger generations, the Internet is an absolute truth, perhaps taken for granted yet in no way novel. It simply doesn’t excite the way a tangible piece of printed mail can. It doesn’t command the attention, nor does it seem private or personal.

While it’s obvious that young adults read, appreciate and respond to direct-mail print marketing, you don’t need statistics to prove that print marketing is part of the youth movement. All you need to do is watch your kids race each other to the mailbox.
Read more at http://www.business2community.com/marketing/print-marketing-part-youth-movement-0624623#2CqOVcGEwXhJi8XE.99

 

November Job of the Month – 2014 Personalised Promotional Gift Catalogues

This month our selected job of the month is our new personalised promotional catalogues.

 

These were created with Personalised Images using names from our database, personalised QR Codes and PURLs (personalised URL) to take the reader to a unique web pages personalised just for them.

 

Peronalised 2014 Promotional Catalogue Covers

 

Each brochure is personalised to the recipient containing unique images and links to enhance the experience and personal touch that can be easily achieved with Minprint Cross Media.