Getting to Know Digitalpress - Terry

Posted by digitalpress on 22 July 2019
Getting to Know Digitalpress - Terry

We have such an incredible team here at Digitalpress and each person plays a very important role in the production of each of our projects from our admin team to our sales team all the way to our finishing team. Whilst you may recognise some names, we're excited to put some faces to those names and introduce you to our team.

Name & How long you've been with DP:
Terry Magafas I have been with Digitalpress for just over two years.
 
At Digitalpress, I'm responsible for:
Looking after key clients and facilitating new inquiries
 
A typical working day at Digitalpress looks like:
My day usually starts 8:30 working through customer inquires, preparing quotes processing invoices, and visiting with our clients.
 
Something people don't know about my role is:
I come from a family who have been passionately involved in the print trade and am the 3 generation to continue in the printing industry.

One of my favourite Beautiful Print moments is:
Working on invitation for Deloitte invitations for their shareholders to attend the 2019 Australian Open. This invitation later went on to win silver at our prestigious print awards this year.
 


 

The thing I like most about working at Digitalpress is:
The availability of service we can offer our clients and the personality and team spirit of my colleague's coupled with the experience we collectively share.
 
I'm passionate about print because:
The way that print on paper makes people feel.
 
On the weekend, you'll find me:
Working in my garden.
 
If I wasn't doing this as a career, I'd be...
A tradesman working with wood.

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Getting to Know Digitalpress - Robbie

Posted by digitalpress on 15 July 2019
Getting to Know Digitalpress - Robbie

We have such an incredible team here at Digitalpress and each person plays a very important role in the production of each of our projects from our admin team to our sales team all the way to our finishing team. Whilst you may recognise some names, we're excited to put some faces to those names and introduce you to our team. 

Name & How long you've been with DP: 
Hi, I'm Robbie Granland and I have been with Digitalpress about a year now.

At Digitalpress, I'm responsible for:
Keeping Theo under control we work side by side and I am his back up.  I'd like to think that I offer support to the whole team here as well as our customers.

A typical working day at Digitalpress looks like:
Usually it is a few meetings start the day off; this ensures we are all up to speed on jobs, quotes and delivery expectations. I spend a lot of my day making sure all of our customers are experiencing the best possible level of customer care.

Something people don't know about my role is:
I always seem to buy the coffee!

 

 

 

One of my favourite Beautiful Print moments is:
Anything that includes flowers or beautiful art. I'm also partial to a bit of subtle embellishment & love a triplex mount!

 

 

The thing I like most about working at Digitalpress is:
Our customers and the team. I also love the fact that we produce beautiful pieces that evoke emotions. Today we are doing a funeral card which will be treasured by the family, last week we did a beautiful wedding invitation which is another celebration of life.

I'm passionate about print because:
I'm passionate about beautiful paper and they go hand in hand to tell a story.

On the weekend, you'll find me:
Planning my next travel adventure or hitching up the camper trailer to the Subaru and escaping the city.

If I wasn't doing this as a career, I'd be:
A travel writer and photographer
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The Future of Printed Packaging

Posted by Printed on 15 July 2019
The Future of Printed Packaging
Everyone is talking about plastic. Packaging is the most common plastics application, accounting for 26% of all plastic use, globally and that means that everyone is talking about packaging.

We stopped by the London Stationery Show this week and one of the big trends set to sweep the world of stationery was centred around sustainability and environmental impact. Food for thought, huh? When it comes to packaging, what's happening out there? How can you reduce or tailor your packaging to be inline with consumer needs, wants, demands and trends? And what about quality? Recycled and reused materials tend to offer their own unique appearance, and have reduced shelf lives (due to their composition ability). So how can you make sure you're still offering a premium product without compromise?

 

 

Make the decision

First of all, you need to make the decision to use less plastic, or look for sustainable alternatives. This doesn't have to be done all at once, simply changing your packaging from plastic bags to card/paper ones is a great start. Make a list of all the things you can, and will change, without too much disruption to your business. Try to work through these throughout the year ahead.

 

Tell your customers


Customers are the key drivers behind this trend. A new study has revealed that 75% of British consumers want online retailers to use eco-friendly materials to pack their orders and minimise parcel packaging waste. Millennials also showed a willingness to pay almost £1.19 more for eco-friendly packaging while respondents aged over 65 years were ready to pay just £0.47 extra per package. (see source) Shout about the changes you're making. Your customers will support you and, if your new eco-friendly packaging means your products cost more, tell people up front and ask if they would be happy to pay more. You'll be surprised at the response. Customers also expect businesses to have some kind of responsibility around plastic use and environmental causes, in telling your customers about the change, you'll be boosting your brand image and building loyalty. Customers who care about the environment will be more likely to choose you over another, less eco-friendly retailer, if they can see your efforts.

 

 

Consider your options

If you sell things in store, or to retailers, think about how you package your products. Do your cards need a cellophane bag? Could you use a paper Belly Band instead? When you post your items, do you use plastic mail bags? Could you switch to boxes, or envelopes instead? Do you use recycled paper? Could you incorporate this into your designs, or even your communications and marketing? How do you manage your waste? Could you do more to recycle more effectively? These are just a few options for small changes you could make, if you're looking for more, check out this blog from National Geographic.

Customers like Rachel Hudson Illustration are already working on ways to reduce plastic use. She says "I try to keep my packaging to a minimum and source eco-friendly materials, including recycled backing board, recycled envelopes and biodegradable corn starch packets from @ecocraft_ltd Every order includes a mini Thank You card and a small copper butterfly sticker."

 

 

What does the future hold?

Smart packaging. Sounds like a buzz word. Our phones are smart, our homes are smart, our cars will be able to drive themselves soon so it makes sense that our packaging is about to get smart too. Product packaging that can interact with shoppers via their smartphones and devices to offer tailored greetings, informations, deals or discounts (based on previous purchases) might sound like the beginning of a sci-fi movie but it's coming and soon. The most recent edition of Stationery Matters (which we picked up at the London Stationery Show), discussed how NFC technology (Near Field Communications) could have a significant impact on the way we package our goods and shop. Smart packaging could have the ability to remove the need for small print, instruction manuals and extra details that are usually found on and in packaging, instead sending the information straight to your device thus removing the need for extra printing, or plastic packaging.

If you're interested in reading more, head to the e-zine version of stationery matters, here.

 

This blog post first appeared here.

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Design, Brilliantly. Add a hint of flash or a touch of wow.

Posted by Pantone on 8 July 2019
Design, Brilliantly. Add a hint of flash or a touch of wow.

Pantone Metallics for printed materials help make designs shine, dazzle, and attract attention! Whether you're a graphic or packaging designer, brand manager, printer, or ink manufacturer, we have something new for you.

  • 655 metallic colors for printed packaging, branding, logos, marketing materials, invitations, or announcements.
  • Pantone Metallics provide a full range of dynamic light, medium, and dark hues plus essential core colors like gold, silver, platinum, copper and gun metal.
  • Pantone's new metallic base ink Rose Gold, helps formulate over 25% of our new trend-driven colors.
  • Metallics for packaging and print are inspired by our Fashion, Home + Interiors Metallic Shimmers made for product design. Now you can match more color across different materials and applications.

 

Give our Beautiful Print Experts a call today to see how metalic inks can bring your next project to life.

 

This blog post first appeared on Pantone.com

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