Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all!

We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and enjoyed a good break inbetween. We're well into 2009 now, but the team at Graphico Printing were busy right upto the end of 2008. Whilst we were ensuring our customers had everything they needed to see them through to the New Year, we were preparing for 2009 and specifically, the arrival of our new Digital Press in the break between Christmas and New Year.

We're pleased to tell you that we have now completed the installation of our new Xerox Digital Printing Production Press ready to serve our print customers throughout 2009 and into 2010.

Graphico Printing is now able to offer our customers full print personalisation services so that you maximise your marketing budgets to really target your prospects in a way that will ensure their interest in your product or service.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Recycling and the Environment

To ensure that we are as environmentally friendly as possible, Graphico Printing Limited has taken numerous steps.

We'd like to mention a few below:

1) We have changed our entire plate production system and cut out the constant use of hazardous chemicals. By installing our new Heidelberg Suprasetter to produce our plates, we now have a chemical free plate production process.

2) We have now introduced an internal paper recycling system whereby all internal paperwork and internal documentation is printed on off-cuts from press sheet wastage. As well as this, we no longer purchase jotting pads and instead only use press off-cuts.

3) We send to recycling any offcuts that cannot be re-used in other parts of the business.

4) We have now also got a large range of recycled paper in stock, so if you should choose recycled paper for your printed jobs, we can recommend which type of paper would help give you the same desired finish.

5) Where we have to use new paper internally, we ensure we use a recycled or sustainable paper.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Total Print! Expo 2009 announced

With Total Print! Expo 2008 having only just come to a successful close on Thursday 16th October 2008, Total Print! Expo 2009 dates have already been announced for 20-22 October 2009 in Earls Court 2 again. The show which focuses on digital print will return once more before IPEX in 2010 at the Birmingham NEC

This year even Heidelberg attended the show and were demonstrating the Suprasetter which Graphico has invested in as well as their new Anicolor press which allows them to be compete against suppliers of colour digital presses for short run jobs that have increasingly moved towards digital printing in recent years.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Print Industry Exhibition

Next week will be the start of Total Print Expo 2008. This is the smaller annual exhibition that sits between Drupa, the flagship print industry exhibition in Germany Dusseldorf that we attended earlier in the year and IPEX, the next large show for the industry at the Birmingham NEC in 2010.

As you'd expect a team from Graphico Printing will be making the journey from Croydon to learn about the latest and greatest in our industry to ensure we have the tools and knowledge to provide our customers with the best quality printed materials in the most efficient manner.

With the show focusing heavily on digital print hardware and software we'll be paying close attention to what's new in both areas to ensure we are leading with digital print technology in the Croydon area. If you are a business in Croydon and would like a quote for some print work, don't hesitate to contact us by phone or online to see how we can help you with your print requirements.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Quark XPress 8.0 Installed

We are please to announce that we now have Quark XPress 8.0 installed across all of the machines in our design department and are ready to receive your jobs in the new version (or previous versions if required) and will be able to work with them. We can print both digitally to our digital printer or to an offset press. The benefit of digital of course is that Graphico Printing should be able to deliver your printed job in the Croydon area in the same day if we are given the artwork early in the day and there is no special finishing required.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

QuarkXPress 8 Roadshow

Quark, held a roadshow to showcase their new version of the industry leading professional DTP software, Quark XPress 8.0. Any professional printer should be able to open Quark documents, but at Graphico Printing, we like to be ahead of the competition, so to ensure we are able to meet the demands of our customers and their designers, we always like to run the latest versions of software available. On September 3rd 2008 the design team from Graphico Printing went to London to attend the Quark Roadshow where the latest version was demonstrated and our team were able to talk to Quark employees are learn directly from them about the new features in the latest version of Quark XPress. We purchased licences for Quark 8.0 to ensure all of our design computers are running the latest version as we saw benefits in the new release that will benefit us in terms of the speed we are able to produce jobs and our customers in ensuring we can open all of their jobs. We look forward to receiving your next jobs in Quark XPress 8.0 format.

Monday, August 18, 2008

How does a printer print to the edge?

Following on from the blog with the table of different paper sizes that are available, have you ever wondered how a printer can print to the edge of a piece of paper? The paper must need to be held or "gripped" from somewhere by the printing machine regardless of whether it is offset or digital, so how can the ink cover the whole page? The answer is that a printer will use one of the oversize paper types listed below. This allows the printer to print to an area larger than that final printed job and then cut it down to the correct size to give the desired look.

Name mm × mm in × in
DL 110 × 220 4.3 × 8.7
F4 210 × 330 8.3 × 13.0
RA0 860 × 1220 33.9 × 48.0
RA1 610 × 860 24.0 × 33.9
RA2 430 × 610 16.9 × 24.0
RA3 305 × 430 12.0 × 16.9
RA4 215 × 305 8.5 × 12.0
SRA0 900 × 1280 35.4 × 50.4
SRA1 640 × 900 25.2 × 35.4
SRA2 450 × 640 17.7 × 25.2
SRA3 320 × 450 12.6 × 17.7
SRA4 225 × 320 8.9 × 12.6
A3+ 329 × 483 12.9 × 19.0