Fireboy6 months ago

Just had a bit of a shock, and I'm not naming and shaming, but if you use Danwood please check you charge per copy invoices. It appears in the last couple of quarters they have had a bit of a change of company policy and are now charging scans as B&W printing. It's a tad underhand. They have also been increasing my cost per print by a small percentage each quarter  

Mary5 months ago

We are a newbie in the forums. We are looking to cooperate with companies with our web hosting services. We would like to partner up with printing companies, free lance designers or anyone who is interested in providing web hosting for their clients. Our servers are in the Telehouse, London, providing great speed. We provide the customer support and all setup and give our associates commission for each hosting account. Let us know if you are interested.  

MechExp4 months ago

Hello, Just a quick introduction to our company. Macprint Blackpool have been providing garment printing & embroidery services for Blackpool, Lancashire and Nationwide for over 25 years. The majority of our printing work is for promotional purposes, with embroidery being more workwear based. If anyone would like more information feel free to reach out, we are perfectly suited for small or large businesses as we have machines to suit all job sizes: from 1 embroidered polo shirt for a self-employed tradesman to a run of 20,000 t-shirts for a large marketing campaign. I've been meaning to sign upto this forum for a while. Thanks! John  

Red4 months ago

Not sure if there are any 3d printer users on this forum but after seeing a demonstration, I'm considering pushing for one to be added to our warehouse (we mostly deal in plastic packaging). I literally have no clue what's going on in digital printing and the finer details would be handled by the guys in our warehouse but I was curious to know whether there was a particular brand or model of 3D printer that was considered head-and-shoulders above the rest? I think a lot of the quality comes down to the software but I'll probably just let our warehouse techs decide where we go with that.  

FordOwner4 months ago

Designed for growing businesses sending 10 or more parcels a day, Parcelhub's innovative multi-carrier shipping software gives eBay, Amazon and eCommerce companies access to 'pooled volume' discounted shipping rates. Growing at 20% per annum, more than 500 businesses around the UK save time and money with Parcelhub carrier management software. Parcelhub's Nottingham headquarters have now seen the addition of three more distribution centres in Sheffield, Coventry and Reading. ​Parcelhub tracking, label printing and shipping software can be installed on your PC, server, or accessed online.  

Porker4 months ago

I am looking for the least expnesive way of printing a two-page newsletter, full colour. Just a simple newsletter to send to our 400 retail customers. Any prices or thoughts. Many thanks  

Matchmaker14 months ago

"Augmented reality" and "head up displays" will be two areas to see grow and grow. 3D printing is an interesting one, and I don't think this year we'll see it become a consumer product. I'm investigating and testing the uses of 3D printing, and at the moment it's still very early to be really useful in day to day life. For rapid proto-typing, or creating small one-off items then it's perfect, but other than that it's just a toy (for everyday people anyway). I think it will start to boom in industries where 3D printers could be useful (ie F1 teams might use a 3D printed instead of carying spare parts) but not in the home yet anyway.  

Gary19964 months ago

Hi, I have a small business selling art and cards and I put spinners with cards into outlets. I publish my own cards and work with a couple of artists. My printer, who I have always paid on delivery of order, doesn't want to print the cards anymore. I have had some quotes for digital and litho printing and they are far higher than I have been paying. Would it be worth printing my own? What sort of investment would I need in a digital press and where can I get training to use the equipment? I only want to print the cards.  

Red4 months ago

We're running out of cash....fast! Its the end of the quiet season as christmas is when we make 80% of our money, we've moved to larger premises, purchased another company and equipment and all was looking good until today! Our corporation tax is due shortly and it'll be another VAT return soon too, this combined with some unavoidable large invoices for which we don't get credit (printing the new catalogues etc.) its going to be rather tight. We might not need any extra funds, but if we did what options are available to us, we've got a 20 year history of good trading and healthy profits and will be fine in a few months without doubt.  

MDG Ltd4 months ago

“This is going to be bigger than I ever expected.” These were the words of Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe when he tested the latest VR prototype back in 2013." Facebook also bought Oculus for 2 Billion Dollars. Interesting views, one thing I agree on is that the prices are to high, I am certain once the prices fall and the public realise just what applications VR can be used for it will "kick off". I don't believe it is a "gimmick", almost like 3D printing was, as a lot of the big players are jumping on board. Ed VRMarket - The Virtual Reality Marketplace  

Col Minessota4 months ago

to be fair, the margins on print are pretty high, you are printing money.  

MechExp4 months ago

Hey UKBF! Found this forum very useful for getting ideas and help from others experience. Thought id introduce formally. Our organisation provides excellent quality business cards, letterheads and other stationery with instant proofs of your design from our huge library of templates. You can take a look if you are interested at www dot goodprint dot co dot uk. If anyone woudl like any advice/help with printing please reply to me on this thread !  

Bri19874 months ago

peterorl said: ↑ IMO general trend is to more and more addict a man from the corporative technologies. To manage your home with an application which collects data about you. Already, their database is huge due to GPS tracking or reading a fingerprint(via iPhone 5). Google glass will only increase their control. Besides what has already uttered i believe that 3D printers and voice searching are technologies which will gain a huge group of users. I'm waiting to buy 3D printer and try it.Click to expand... Yes 3D printing is the future as it carries lot of advantages like proper utilization of row material and less waste, accuracy, speed etc.  

Porker4 months ago

Hey, I don't often bother with Internet forums, but find my self on an extended business trip..... With little to do! Anyway, I just felt like mentioning something that seems worthwhile. I became part of the Bartercard network recently in the Dorset area and since have traded in excess of £20,000. This has been mainly moving slow moving stock and spending on various services (accounts/advertising/printing), I read some reviews before getting involved (all be it mainly from 5yrs ago) and they did make me a little apprehensive, however, it looked like a winner and I thought, go with it. I don't know if this is a localised thing, as I've only ever read positive things from people in my region, but I can't understand that, as long as you actually know how to run a business, this can be a bad thing? Anyway just my 2p, as I couldn't figure where all the negatives came from? By the way, if anyone in Dorset has a business that does kids events and Is thinking of joining.......please do as I'd like to utilise the network on a personal level for 2 bored children on weekends .  

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

Just downloading sketchup trail now to have a play apparently its compatible with 3D printing, Thats one of the reasons we decided to take this route, this is our last available route as we are stuck in a 12 month contract and cannot get out of it, materials are cheap, 3D printers are cheap enough now, and with a 3D printer you can print out the parts needed for any other machine we need lol. After we have a few products i am looking at building a small CNC machine, we also sell crystals and healing stones, and some of these come in fancy designs, you can get a clump of quartz crystal in the shape of a skull thats only 30cm tall but costs you around £10-£20, whilst the rough cut crystal only costs 50p or so, But in regards to the 3D design we are hoping to have the manufacturing set up and running by the wednesday and then start showing off our wares in our store and start talking to a few small gift shops in the next few weeks that are based near us, once we get a few other stores involved and on board with out unique products i will get back in touch about hiring you as a free lance 3D designer if that's okay  

Gary19964 months ago

LocalLawyerNI said: ↑ Hi, NI Post are presently doing a flyer drop for us in the Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus areas: they are brilliant - we get updates by e-mail as they do each area and we know that they are being delivered because we're getting calls. They're also printing the flyers for us and the price for printing and delivering 30,000 flyers is absolutely fantastic - must be unbeatable for the service. Hope this helps. As far as Royal Mail goes, they hardly seem to be able to deliver mail at times, much less flyers!Click to expand... Thanks for the response, I've emailed them Unfortunately their website wasn't very helpful - its under construction As I'm waiting for their emailed response - Any ideas how much they would charge for delivery of 10,000 leaflets  

Porker4 months ago

I am in Bromsgrove James For all your printing needs try BPM-UK!  

Watergirl4 months ago

pvcprinting said: ↑ It really is amazing that in this democratic and free society how/why peope get so wound up in something so trivialClick to expand... It's exactly because it is a democratic and free society that we are allowed to get wound up about whatever we want to.  

Watergirl4 months ago

Anyone in County Down, Armagh and parts of County Antrim that require leaflets distributed can visit northernprinters.co.uk We are a new company operating in the Craigavon district and can guarantee your products will be delivered, as they are delivered by yours truely. Visit our site, and get in touch via our direct marketing section for a discounted quote. We can also provide you with high quality cheap flyers or other cheap printing products, and offer a graphic design service; if your not too sure on flyer DIY. David.  

Matchmaker14 months ago

- Fixed the ActionSheet on iPad Devices- New Markdown Support!- Updated Sync'ing Core- Added Printing Capabilities to the Share Sheet- Multiple bugfixes here and there!

Watergirl4 months ago

Can't see anything wrong with that, the relevant bits are unchanged from the original. If your config.php is correct then there's something else odd happening. At this point I would try the following: Directly edit the file you've posted above, and after this line: Code: $this->data['title'] = $this->document->getTitle(); add this Code: global $log; $log->write($this->config->get('config_ssl')); Then load any page on your site, doesn't have to be an SSL page. Then check your error logs from admin and view the last entry. If this does start with https, then your config.php is correct and for some reason I don't understand the page thinks it isn't https. If this doesn't start with https then there's an issue with your config.php file. All this is doing is reading what should be the base URL for an SSL page and printing it out to the system log. By doing this we're removing any remaining doubt about the config file.  

Corrie19994 months ago

Hi, NI Post are presently doing a flyer drop for us in the Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus areas: they are brilliant - we get updates by e-mail as they do each area and we know that they are being delivered because we're getting calls. They're also printing the flyers for us and the price for printing and delivering 30,000 flyers is absolutely fantastic - must be unbeatable for the service. Hope this helps. As far as Royal Mail goes, they hardly seem to be able to deliver mail at times, much less flyers!  

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

Sir Alan Sugar may be at the top of him game, with his top rated TV show “The Apprentice” and a fortune estimated to be approaching the 1 billion mark, however it is Sir Rich Branson’s business card that is most sought after by entrepreneurs. According to a recent poll carried out by MK Printing, Sir Richard Branson has come out as the clear favourite as the UK’s most respected entrepreneur. And no wonder – any entrepreneur would be thrilled to run into the ‘Rebel Billionaire’ at a networking event and get some business advice. With Branson’s best selling autobiography “Losing my Virginity” being classed as one of the most inspirational business books ever written, anyone starting a business should class this as a ‘must read’. His forward thinking business approach and his innovative style, has made him a business hero and a national treasure. David Bentley, from the Manchester Business Consortium, stresses how important business cards are to any new business. Business cards are pound for pound, one of the best investments any business or entrepreneur can make. A business card should be well designed, clear to read and printed on thick quality card. Getting quality business cards is NOT expensive, for example local printers ‘MK Printing’, design, print and deliver 5000 high quality cards for just £89 and 500 laminated cards for just £75. Runners-up in the poll included Stelios Haji-Ioannou (EasyJet founder), Martin Webb (‘Risking it All’) and not surprisingly Sir Alan Sugar. The poll was carried out with new start up and established businesses. The second series of the “The Apprentice” is currently running on BBC 2, Wednesdays at 9pm. Sir Richard Branson’s autobiography is available at all good book shops. MK Printing can be contacted on 0161 248 5474, at www.mkprinting.co.uk or e-mailed at [email protected]/* */.  

petHead4 months ago

Is any helpful adreses where i can find stuff for printing ( paper, ink etc. )  

Bri19874 months ago

For businesses or individuals who are sending 10 or more parcels a day from Nottingham, Parcelhub addresses all of your Nottingham parcel delivery needs and provides free carrier software to integrate with your eBay or Amazon store, or even your eCommerce store. Due to Parcelhub's large contracts with local and international carriers such as as DHL and YODEL, we are able to save you money on your parcel delivery costs from our Nottingham warehouse and offices, based in Colwick. The Parcelhub team is always reviewing the best parcel delivery rates available from Nottingham, and has a strong focus on local, Nottingham based businesses, along with over 100 years of combined experience in the logistics sector. Parcelhub's wide range of courier services to other cities like London, UK and abroad allow Nottingham based businesses such as yours the chance to dramatically reduce your distribution costs, and thus maximise your profit. We can collect parcels from your Nottingham business location, or you can drop off your Parcels at our Depot on Little Tennis Street in Colwick. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, and our high levels of customer service, when combined with our Software team, provides your business with an excellent delivery and fulfillment solution. Parcelhub's other services included are labelling, printing, mail forwarding and other uk mail services designed for any size of business, whether it is a Nottingham based SME, or a multi-national corporation.  

MechExp4 months ago

Looking to get a website done for my 2 shops. 1 website for 2 shops.. Also need 2-3 posters (a1 sized) done. Just the design not the printing. I have hosting / domain just need designers. Budget £300 (incl vat). Please pm me with your past work.  

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

I have used Cloud Smart - not expensive ( cheaper than printing and posting if you don't go to two sheets ) http://www.cloudsmartuk.com/post/cloudpost.php  

Bri19874 months ago

Hi, I would really appreciate your opinions/thoughts. I am currently looking at producing a local community magazine. I've looked at lots of franchises available in order to follow a proven system in getting the magazine to print, but of course the selling of advertising space, printing costs and distribution would be down to me. In my area we do have a booklet distributed free to households in the town, which I assume is very successful due to the number of advertisers. However I was hoping to produce a magazine with a more local feel, with local news, a what's on guide, competitions and resteraunt reviews. I suppose my questions are, if local businesses would advertise in such a publication if the costs were right? Maybe 1st month free if sign up to 3 months? Do you feel it would be worth paying a franchise fee of £3900 for a system and examples of magazines in other areas to show advertisers? Or should I go it alone? The mag would be A5 and glossy. Delivered through the doors of (3000 to start with) homes and businesses. Sorry for the long post and any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks. Collette  

Matchmaker14 months ago

Hi everyone, Just a quick message to introduce ourselves. We are a husband and wife team who are starting a leaflet distribution company based in Herefordshire/Gloucestershire. We will be offering companies leaflet drops of 10,000 (including printing A5 flyers) for £399 which we think is quite competitive. I have a background in web/print marketing and my wife has a background in logistics. Looking forward to reading up on the forums and hopefully gaining some new tips, advice etc.  

Gary19964 months ago

I Have Paid This Company To Advertise My Business On A Restraunt Menu They Are Supposed To Be Printing,12 Weeks Ago Phoned Several Times To Get Info On Publication Etc,but Starting To Feel Like Ive Been Ripped Off. Has Anyone Heard Of This Company If So Are They Just Realy Slow At What They Do Or?????  

petHead4 months ago

In 1946, after trying his hand at various different professions, Chava Flores, a musician and music lover, began work at a small printing press. That decision would lead him to create Álbum de Oro de la Canción, the magazine that would eventually secure Chava’s status as “The musical chronicler of Mexico City.”

Matchmaker14 months ago

Hi, I know this is a long shot but i have tried many time over the last week to contact Webshopapps without any luck. I have been using their Invoicing extension for a couple of years and have been very happy with it printing different PPI stamps depending upon what post is required etc. However now i am upgrading to 1.9 I cant get the original invoicing extension working (it works fine apart from it doesn't add the logo or PPI image to the invoice pdf, the rest of the formatting is correct). i can no-longer see the extension on their site or in connect. Does anyone know: 1: what to look for to try and make it work, i have checked error logs and enabled their logging system but it dosnt display any. 2. any alternatives i can try It is such a shame as i had previously had a great experience from them.  

petHead4 months ago

HP released a firmware update that prevented the use of any cartridge without an HP chip. See here http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-news/blog/Small-Business-Printing/best-possible-printing-experience.html for detail and some fixes. G  

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

Thanks for sharing really good marketing ideas. Printing is really cheap way to market your business.  

Matchmaker14 months ago

Printing

Printing is very profitable, it takes a while to becoming profitable though, all you need to do is provide good quality work and then you convert these customers and they become return customers. Fairly straight forward, I've always used instantprint, but instantprint do not do foamex boards so I had to venture out and find a new printer. But I am surprised at how amatuer some printing businesses are.  

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

Hi, I'm relatively close, I run my own Printing Agency in Holme Lacy Herefordshire. I am also actively promoting ethical issues, and as an Advocate for Change on Pledging for Change's Share Programme I am raising funds for charites & non profit organisations. One of the many ways I do this is through my new & unique service called "Talking Product Videos". Share Programme Video Samples on Youtube I have applied to join the Linkedin Group & hope I'm considered close enough geographically to join.  

FordOwner4 months ago

Hi All Digital printing company based in Weymouth. Just a small business currently and we can quote very competively on shorter print runs.  

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

Hi All I seem to have done something to magento again I was installing a module and it kept coming up with this notice: /var/www/vhosts/mysite/httpdocs/app/Mage.php on line 516 I deleted the module - now the website isnt loading at all Does anyone have any idea? Also when trying to log into backoffice of magento i am getting - There has been an error processing your request Exception printing is disabled by default for security reasons. Error log record number: 9159555102400 Any help is appreciated Thanks  

MechExp4 months ago

hi I'm looking for a new printer for our small office, it for light use really, generally scanning and A4 text document printing but we do print electrical drawings so need dual paper tray A3 & A4 Any reccommendations? I would like the scanner to be able to scan full A3, current printer doesn't do this Thanks  

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

Oh I see, that is interesting. I remember looking into mould making with 3D printers when they first hit the market. Good to hear it's working for you! We recently creating some signs with resin at work. A logo was CNC cut out of corian and filled with a clear resin, a hardner was added to it and left for a few days. This was then rear illuminated. It looked really good and solid! For a big tin, clear resin it was less that £10. I've never used meshmixer, surprisingly as it's autodesk too. When CNC / 3D printing, you need software to communicate with your machinery. So almost all of them do that specific job really well. The problem is, is designing with that software will always be ****! You can use sketchup which I'm sure you'll find easier to use, then export it to meshmixer? This is what most people do with other design software too. Unless the designs aren't very complicated, in which case it's worth sticking with meshmixer.  

Mary3 months ago
This topic has been discussed elsewhere
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