Is your trade print provider the perfect partner?

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Five essential questions to ask before working with a trade printer
As a print reseller, your reputation depends on the quality and service you get from your suppliers. It’s vital to your business that your customers can trust you to deliver their print on time and to the highest standards so choose your print partner carefully. Before you commit to ordering print ask your trade print provider a few questions. You can even put these in the form of a questionnaire. Don’t be shy about this. Your business depends on their service and a professional, reputable trade printer will be only too happy to prove that they’re the right supplier for you. Read Full Article recognised with Digital Printer 2017 Shortlist

Trade Digtial Print - The Digial Pinter Awards

It seems we just can’t stop being shortlisted for awards and that’s great news for customers as well as a deserved reward for our highly dedicated staff.

We are thrilled to announce that Northside Graphics, which owns and operates, is a finalist in the ‘SME Business Initiative’ award category at The Digital Printer 2017 Awards. This promptly follows another nomination for the PrintWeek Awards that was announced earlier this month. Read Full Article

Tap into the big world of large format trade printing

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In the increasingly competitive world of print, designers and print resellers are constantly balancing the quality and service of their print partner against price. Successful resellers and their customers know that value for money is far important than initial cost and that value can be added in a number of ways. The quality of the print, the level of customer service, reliability, turnaround times and product range are all taken into account by customers and decision makers. Read Full Article

Reselling print? Read on.

The path to better margins for print resellers.

 Reselling Print

If reselling print is all or part of your business then you’ll know that understanding the motivation of each individual customer is important before you can advise on and supply the print they need. Very often, the cost is a large factor. But the cheapest option is not always the best value. And offering cheap print cuts into your margins, so how do you stay competitive?

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PrintWeek 2017 Awards – Best in Class!

Trade Digtial Print - SME of the Year (4) is delighted to announce that, Northside Graphics which owns and operates has been shortlisted in the SME of the year category at this year’s PrintWeek 2017 Awards, which take place on the 16th October in London.

The PrintWeek Awards recognises the brightest and best the UK print industry has to offer and we’re thrilled to have made the cut for such a prestigious finalist list. The competition was stiff and making the shortlist serves as recognition of the continued investment we make in new technology and the team across Northside Graphics, and With three other industry awards in the bag since 2015, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed to have another to add to the collection next month. Read Full Article

Top tips for designing an effective roll up banner stand

Roll Up Banner StandRoll up banner stands serve a multitude of purposes. They might advertise one-off events or be used more widely to introduce a business in trade shows or conferences. That’s why at we supply an extensive range of types and sizes to suit every purpose whether you need a stand you can use again and again for years, or something for a particular event.

Different medium – different rules Roll up banner stands are as important as any part of the marketing mix, but their design rules differ slightly due to how and where the stands are used. Roll up banner stands need to grab attention and get their message across in seconds. To make sure your roll up banner stand is really effective we’ve published a few tips you can use as a guide. Read Full Article

Trade exhibition? It pays to be prepared.

Make the most of any event with professional promotion

Trade Exhibition PrintingThe great thing about trade shows and exhibitions is that everyone who attends has made a conscious decision to do so. That means they are all potential customers to both exhibitors and other attendees. If you’ve ever provided marketing for a trade show or event or exhibited at one, you’ll know that there’s much more to it than turning up and standing behind a table waiting to be approached.

Businesses and traders who make the most of the exhibitions all start preparing weeks in advance and share many of the same habits. If you’re supplying marketing materials for a trade exhibition, you can really benefit your client and add value to your service by working with them in a number of ways in the weeks leading up to the event. Read Full Article

Why great imagery makes great poster campaigns

Outdoor PostersIt used to be only large corporates that could afford outdoor poster campaigns. These days, however, advancements in printing techniques and the rise of online poster printing services mean that even 48 and 96 sheet posters can be printed affordably with no minimum quantity. Because of a number of people who’ll see your poster, outdoor advertising is the most cost effective form of marketing with 92% of shoppers saying they’d seen a poster 30 minutes before buying. Of course, this means that every agency and marketer is looking at poster advertising as a way to serve their clients. So how can you make sure that your posters jump out from the maelstrom of advertising all around us? It’s all in the imagery. Read Full Article

Top tips for discussing document binding options with your clients

Document BindingWhen discussing document binding with your clients, it’s important to understand that different binding methods are suited for certain documents. For example, a small document such as a simple brochure or booklet is easier to bind than a thick document. If your clients are unsure of what type of binding is right for them, it’s a good idea to point them in the right direction according to their specific needs and preferences. Below, we have gathered some of our top tips for choosing the right binding option for certain documents and how you can discuss these options with your clients:

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