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What are the benefits of Window Frosting?

At PrintDsign we have been selling and installing frosted window film (etching) for several years. in all that time is hasn’t changed much, but thats because it does really need to. we only use frosted window films from the worlds top manufacturers , so the quality is guaranteed and each install we carry out looks great and has excellent longevity thanks to the extra strong adhesives in the frosted window film.

There are several reasons why you should consider allowing PrintDsign Manchester to install frosted window film to the windows of your business premises. here are just a few good reasons:

Privacy

Our frosted window films are opaque, so they cannot be seen though clearly. this is great for adding additional privacy to the windows in a certain room. At PrintDsign we also have the ability to cut the frosted window film (window etching) on our vinyl cutters, so we can shape the frosted window film to suit a specific design and also just add it to sections of the window. so the frosted window film can be used on the lower half of the windows to add privacy but the top of the windows can be left clear, so visibility is still possible.

Although visibility through the frosted window film isn’t possible it still allows significant light to transfer through, so unlike what happens if you add a window graphic to the windows, the light from outside of the windows can still makes its way through the window. this means you get that extra layer of privacy but without compromising natural light.

Using our frosted window film to add privacy to your office windows can great boost security as valuable items will no longer be visible from outside of your office, making them much less likely to be taken.

Aesthetics

Although available in gold, red, green and blue our window frosting film is most often used in its silver form. our silver window etching gives a classy look when added to office spaces and restaurant windows. it is clean and modern and helps to raise up the overall look of an office once it has been installed.

Design

At PrintDsign Manchester we have the ability to cut the frosted window film on our vinyl cutting machines, this allows us to not only shape the frosted window film but also cut out letters and turn it from a blank panel into a piece of artwork for advertising your business. all while still offering an additional layer of privacy and looking good.

Why do you need Window Graphics? 

How can having PrintDsign install window graphics help your business premises? well ether are a variety of ways in that our window graphs can help your business, here are just a few key features:

privacy

at PrintDsign we can completely cover your windows in our window graphics, or just add a few letters, as well as everything in between. obviously the more window graphics to add to your windows, the more they will be covered and therefore the more private they become as the visibility through them will be obscured by our window graphics.

as mentioned above we don’t have to completely cover out the windows to add the window graphic advertising, we can just block out sections to improve privacy. on of the most popular ways we add window graphs to business premises is to cover out the lower hold of the windows. this give 50% of space for the window graphics and their design and 50% privacy for the windows as well. these style of are especially good if you have an office with large windows, our window graphics can block out the lower half of the windows to effectively hid the office furniture and equipment but still  allow your staff to see out of the windows easily.

advertising

why else would you want to add window graphics to your windows? advertising is the primary purpose for our window graphics. our design team can help to create bespoke artwork to suit your needs, adversing your company information, tag-lines, contact details and anything else you think your potential customers may want to know about you.

we can create big and bold design that will catch the attention of passerby and draw them into your business.

bold colours, images, text, logos, there really is no limit with with what we can add the the windows with our custom window graphics.

aesthetics

to make your office or shop look nice. there is no point in adding window graphics to your building if they are only going to stand out for all the wrong reasons. at PrintDsign we are dedicated to creating high quality designs that will only improve the aesthetics of your building which still offering the advertising.

Premium roll out banners

At PrintDsign one of our more popular display system items for event advertising is our standard roll out banner stand. it consists of a roll up cassette that houses a digitally printed banner that can be pulled out and attached to a 2m long pole to hold it up. for the £85 cost it is hard to beat in terms of advertising. however some clients desire something a little more extravagant for their events. this is where our premium roller banners come in. at PrintDsign we offer a selection of roll out banners and pull up banners that range from economy al the way up to high end.

Our premium roll out banners have nicer looking cassette systems that have internal weights (so don’t require fold out feet). these premium roll out cassette fit in much nicer at events where aesthetics are important.

an additional bonus of our premium rollout banners is that some of them are available wth a double sided print. this means that we can add 2 separate banners to the roll out banner stand system (front and back) these 2 banner can then be displayed simultaneously or separately. so for example f you have 2 big events in a month we can install a banner for each event and you can simple display one banner at a time for each event. saving money on additional banner stands.

Roll out banners from £85!!!

need quick turnaround advertising?

are you in need of something to help promote an event but you don’t want to spend the day just handing out flyers and business cards? if so then a roll out banner from PrintDsign may be the answer.

our standard roller banner stands at 2m tall with a 800mm wide print area. this print area can display whatever you feel is best but at PrintDsign we offer a complete design service for our rollout banners, so you can just give us some basic information and we will design your roll out banner to get maximum attention and promote whatever you are selling.

 

For just £85 you can have a great roll out banner, perfect for advertising at events.

Why do you need a Letterhead?

letterhead is a great way of subtly advertising your company and its details. having your companies contact details easily accessible can result in you getting the sale.

Speed is king in many areas of business, so if a new client has to go looking for your contact details they may end up not bothering and just going with a different company.

In addition to making your contact details more easily accessible the letterheads we produce at PrintDsign or a of a very high quality, so it makes  great impression on clients. match this with the design services we offer at PrintDsign Manchester and you can end up with a high quality letterhead or compliment slip that has a classy design that will give greater brand identity to your company any and help you get more business through subtly advertising.

Printed folder finishes available at PrintDsign Manchester

At PrintDsign we like to offer a complete range of printed stationery items, this means that we not only offer a large selection of flyer, businesses cards, printed folders and business stationery, but we also take into account the variety of finishes available on these stationery items.

Here is a mini guide to the main print finishes we offer at PrintDsign for our printed folders.

Gloss

our gloss folders are great for giving your folder an eye catching finish that will make your brand stand out from the crowd.

Matte

our printed matte folders are the default option we usually go to for our customers. the matte finish helps to lower reflections, so any information on the folder is easier to read and overall the design on the print folder should be visible with more clarity.

Silk

silk finish is the standard finish for our printed folders at PrintDsign in Manchester.

the silk finish is the available for the lowest cost but that doesn’t mean they are cheap. our silk finish folders have a great overall look and offer the bonus of being a writable surface. So you have the ability to customise each folder to each client and write specific notes in it for them.

Spot UV & Digital Embossing

spot uv & digital embossing can be added to the printed folders we offer at PrintDsign Manchester. spot UV can add a gloss finish to sections of a matte finished folder. these gloss sections can help to transform the overall look of the folders are make them extra noticeable.

digital embossing is a form of spot UV that is significantly more accurate, so with digital embossing we can add gloss finished sections to individual text and intricate areas of the folder design. the beauty of digital embossing is that it can also vary in depth, so we can add high lift and low lift version to give even more depth to your printed folder design.

Why do you need a printed folder?

At PrintDsign we offer a complete range of printed stationery items for use in the business world.  one of the most useful items of stationery we offer for SME has to be the printed folder. business card are of course our number one seller for SME but there is only so much info you can have on a business card and if you are dealing B2B then handing over a flyer doesn’t really sed the correct message.

that is where our printed flowers come in. at prindsign we can create a bespoke designed folder for your cpm any that contains all of your branding (logo, contact details, colour schemes, etc), showcases information about your company and also gives the opportunity to store and distribute even more information view A4 or A5 papers stored inside.

if you are going for meeting with big clients, having a custom printed folder from PrintDsign really is something you have to consider.

even if you aren’t successful in your first pitch the client is likely to keep hold of your folder (as it looks to nice and expensive) and may even refuse it in future, so you could be in line for a call up on future work.

Business card finishes, what is best? …….gloss?….matte?…..velvet?…..spot uv?

how do you want your business to be perceived? that is the easiest way to decide what finish to have on your business card.

if your work is in the manual labour sector (builder, plasterer, plumber, etc) then a silk finish business card is best for you. it gives you the ability to write on it if needed and gives a own to earth feel when handed to a client.

if you are selling products from a shop then a gloss business card could be the best fit for you. the shiny finish gives a classy look and gloss finish business cards are getting rarer , so having PrintDsign make up a set of gloss business cards can make you more memorable to customers.

matte business cards are coming the norm now. the matte finish makes them easy to read and make whatever design is on them clearer. matte business cards to suitable for all businesses and this is one of the most popular business card style that we sell at PrintDsign.

velvet finish business cards to a relatively new product to printdsign but offer that extra wow factor that matte card had before they became so popular. the velvet finish of these business cards makes them very tactile and results in a lot of clients wanting to keep hold of them for longer.

our velvet business cards are best suited for companies who sell higher priced items and business services. interior designers, performance car dealers, fashion boutiques, etc

at PrintDsign we also sell plastic business cards. these are some of the most expensive business cards available but they offer the maximum in quality and longevity. clients will rarely throw away a plastic business card because it feels  so expensive.

at PrintDsign Manchester we offer full colour plastic business cards that can include all colours. and we also offer transparent plastic business cards that offer a big wow factor to clients.

spot UV should also come into consideration when ordering a set of business cards. if the design you have chosen for your business cards could do with a little more fizz we can add a spot UV service to put al layer of gloss finish on top of sections of your design. when paired with a matte finish business card a section of spot UV can totally transform the overall look of your business card.

in addition to spot UV printing services we also have foiling available for some of our business cards. foiling allows us at printdsign manchester to add shiny silver or gold to sections of your business card design to give it that little something special that will raise it up above the business cards.

Why invest in premium quality business cards? 

Why don’t I just get my new business cards from the advert on TV for £5? 

if you are starting up a new business then money can be tight, so it really should be invested in the areas that matter. although a set of £5 business cards will help you to leave your contact details with a client easily, they will also do your new  company a disservice.

£5 business cards do seem a great deal but they are a low print quality, generic design (that your clint may have seen on someone else card before) and low card thickness, this means that you are leaving your details with a new client on a low quality card that they are less likely to want to keep on them.

alternatively you can come to PrintDsign Manchester, spend a little more but be rewarded with a set of bespoke business cards that are designed just for you (we don’t use design templates), are of a high print quality and heavy card thickness. Overall giving your business cards a higher end look and feel that will make your new clients much more likely to want to keep you card on their person.

PrintDsign are based in Manchester but can offer our stationery printing services throughout the UK. We are of course also interested in local businesses (as we offer a huge range of advertising, display and design services as well) so if you are based in Altrincham, Hale, Bowdon, Dunham, Stretford, Sale, Timperley or any of the surrounding areas please get in touch to talk to us about your business stationery needs.

You can get us via email at info@printdsign.com or on the phone at 0161 641 8374

Double sided Flyers or single? – little price difference with twice the advertising space

it really is down to how much info you want to advertise but at PrintDsign Manchester the price difference between our single sided flyer and our double sided flyers is very small. and if you go for a double sided flyer print you effectively get twice the advertising space on each flyer.

short term event flyers are after discarded one they are read, so duplicating your flyer design, and adding it to the reverse of your printed flyers will give the added bonus of the discarded flyers still advertising if they are left on the floor.

however if you are looking to use the flyers for business promotion and may need to give directions or information to your clients, a single sided flyer can become very useful. having the back of your flyers blank can give a great space to write additional and bespoke information for your customer, expanding your one-to-one dealing with each client and giving them a personal service.

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