- custom print
We help our customers promote their brand by offering a custom print management service on a range of tableware, disposables and packaging products, helping to raise the profile of their brand for only a few pence more than the cost of a standard item.
We successfully manage the print on:
Our dedicated print management team works closely with leading suppliers to design, create and manage bespoke products, and we can store stock of printed products for up to 6-months to ensure a continuity of supply.
There’s lots to consider before starting a custom print project – but it needn’t be a daunting prospect if you’ve chosen the right partner to work with, and that’s where we come in!
With bundles of experience and expertise, we know everything there is to know about planning, managing and delivering a successful custom print. We help hundreds of customers every year to bring their brand concept to life on a wide range of disposables and food packaging products.
The key to our success is a print management service, supported by a dedicated print management team, that oversees our customer’s custom print projects from start to finish.
Disposable paper cups are a very popular product to custom print – as they can advertise your business long after the customer, with their lovely hot beverage in hand, has left your site. Custom print is available on single wall, double wall, triple wall, rippled and wavy cups. Here’s our top tips for a perfectly printed paper cup:
Front and centre in many food operations, whether on a plate or counter top, napkins are a great place for displaying marketing messages or your brand logo. Some key tips:
A handy hold-all for lunch on the go can double up as a walking bill-board for your business. Custom printed bags have grown in popularity in recent years.
Here’s our top tips for custom printing paper bags:
The minimum print quantity rather depends on which product is being printed and how many colours are in the design. As a rule of thumb, our minimum print quantities start at 50,000 for single and double wall hot cups, 24,000 for 33cm 2 ply napkins and 10,000 for carrier bags. We do offer a short print run service on hot cups, but this can often work out more expensive.
Creating a made-up sample is possible, but we advise against it. Generally, there is a cost associated to making a printed sample and the process of having it made increases the lead time. Often, a made-up sample will be created in a different way to the final product – so it doesn’t always reflect the final finish anyway. Our advice is to sign-off against a 2D PDF visual – which we ask all our customers to do before we commence a print run.
You might notice that the same design (using the same pantone colour references), when printed on two different products, look slightly different in colour. This is because the colour of a printed design can be affected by the colour and the finish (matt or gloss) of the material it is printed on – so a design printed on a white cup might look slightly different to the same design printed on a Kraft napkin. Design colours might also be affected by the method of printing.
Hi-res artwork is essential for a successful custom print project – and it’s something we take great care to get right. We advise providing all artwork in an outlined vector format – that means a file with a file extension name of ai. or eps. We will sometimes accept hi res JPEGs and editable PDFs – but we prefer a vector! Our print management team help hundreds of customers through the artwork phase of a custom print project – so we’re on hand to support you.
Yes, we provide product templates for most of our custom print products – which means you can design your artwork in its final printed format if you wish to. You don’t have to provide artwork in this way, as we will take your vector artwork assets and put them on a template for you to sign off before we commence the print run.