Here at Sentio Print and Multimedia we like to keep you updated with all the news that is happening in and around the industry with links to useful websites where applicable. Please see the content below and keep an eye out for new items.
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Read all about QR Codes 6th Ocotber 2011
This is a new and very exciting new way of communicating with your audience. Read on to find out about a new piece of technology call the QR Code This code has started to appear on many printed items from business cards to brochures and folders to point of sale. You may have heard of this code but it is really becoming quite important in business; it is a great way to drive traffic to your website.
I thought I would let you know that to obtain your very own QR code is free! Simply click on this link and follow the instructions. The QR code can be used for websites, telephone numbers, text and other important online sources of information such as newsletters. I have attached the Sentio QR Code for you to read with your smart phone!
If you would like a little further reading on the matter then please read on here If you need any further help then please do give me a call or drop me an email
July 12th 2011
Curious Collection revamps its range
Curious Collection has been a favourite brand of designers for many years. The latest changes see the range entirely reshaped to offer an even wider spectrum of weights in fashion-led colours.
The launch of 27 NEW colours across the Metallics and Translucents ranges allows for an infinity of combinations between transparent and iridescent effects.
The Curious Collection consists of: Metallics, Translucents, Touch, Skin and Cosmic – a NEW addition to the portfolio. Applications range from annual reports and marketing brochures, cards, menus, invitations, envelopes for direct mail, business cards to packaging bags and luxury packaging and much much more.
CALL 01295 268649 for samples!
June 1st 2011
New Munken Books
Arctic Paper have just launched the much awaited new book about Munken. Beautifully designed and printed a real collectors piece! The book chronicles people lives who work in the paper mill along with biographies and great photography.
Munken is all about committment – to design, to nature and to detail. You can always trust Munken for 100% design on 100% natural papers. Or to put it another way, with the choice of design or environmental concern – choose both!
Munken Paper is FSC-accredited and PEFC, promoting sustainable forest management.
Paper Price Increase
27th April 2011
A paper price increase has been implemented by GF Smith. The text and cover specialist paper merchant has increased paper costs by 4% for the portfolio of papers on offer, with effect from 1st June 2011. For more ‘not good news’ and comment please read more below:
Printing companies are facing the prospect of double-digit rises in paper prices following announcements of up to 12% increases by UK paper merchants. Printers have been warned that most merchants will make their increases from 6th April, although not all of the increases have been confirmed.
Depending on the grade, Antalis and its sister company James McNaughton Group have announced it would raise its prices by 8-10%, saying it would affect coated and uncoated graphic papers for sheets, reels and cut-size grades.
Howard Smith Paper have made it known that the full extent of the proposed price rises on its pricing strategy was not yet clear, but it is likely to raise prices between 8-12% for coated and uncoated grades for stock and direct mill deliveries.
The increase is expected to be in the region of 8-10% at Robert Horne.
Blaming rises in the cost of raw material and production, most of the paper merchants increased their prices last month and now they are back again, profiteering beyond the price rises introduced by the paper mills.
It would appear that the rationalisation of UK paper merchants over the last decade has resulted in a situation where there is little competition. Maybe it is time for the big boys to be broken up?
New Outsourced Print Buying Service:
11th April 2011
Sentio Print and Multimedia is delighted to announce that in response to a number of queries from our customers, we are now offering an interim Print Buyer service; essentially we will manage your print projects on a fixed term basis, working either in your office or remotely for half a day a week or more.
For more information on this new service, please see www.sentio-pm.co.uk/services for further details.
hello hot silk
1st April 2011
“Hello Hot Silk” is the latest addition to the market leading Hello portfolio.
Hot Silk offers a luxurious super smooth printing surface, complemented by these technical benefits:
In short, a Silk paper that behaves like a Gloss Hello Hot Silk, a paper unlike any other.
For more information please visit : www.roberthorne.co.uk/products/hello-hot-silk/
This organisation was set up to tell the story of tree to paper and dispell some of the untrue myths regarding printing.
Two Sides was created in 2008 with members from the Graphic Communications Supply Chain, creating a forum for the industry to work together and share experiences; improving standards and practices; maximising customer confidence in our products. There are approaching 100 members at the present time.