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Behind the scenes at Printed.com – take a peek into the world of print

When you shop with Printed.com, you place your order online, but happens after you send your print to the presses?

 

Well, that’s where the magic happens!

Our print plant is set in a 40,000sq ft. environmentally accredited state-of-the-art facility; where we’ve got a range of 15 industry leading HP Indigo and large format presses ideal for achieving the highest standard of print.

But, it’s not all about the machines. Every job we process gets the hands-on treatment, right from the minute you checkout.

Once you’ve checked out your artwork, your files are assessed – to make sure they’re print ready. If it all looks ok, it’s on to print. If not, if we spot an error, or you’ve forgotten to add bleed or made a size error with your files, our Artwork Team are on hand to help! They’ll take a look at your files against your order and check what the problem is and let you know as soon as possible.

It’s this high level of attention to detail that ensures that when you print with us, it goes perfectly every time.

 

The team at Cramlington have a hands on process, from start to finish

The team at Cramlington have a hands on process, from start to finish

 

Once your files are all-ok, it’s on to the print room!

Your job will be printed according to its spec – and we’ve got loads of different printers and machines to handle different jobs, papers and materials.

Our HP Indigo Presses are state of the art machines, designed for high volume digital printing, with a speedy turnaround, so we can offer you things like next day delivery.

 

One of our newest (and shiniest) additions, the Foiling machine

One of our newest (and shiniest) additions, the Foiling machine

 

Our HP Indigo 5500 is one of the most eco-friendly printers around, delivering high quality print, combining the look and feel of traditional offset with genuine photo quality print, while reaching the highest level of productivity. This piece of kit helps Printed.com look after the environment, with an oil recycling system, which reduces oil consumption and waste.

We also have special printers for special jobs, like large format print. Our HP Scitex LX600 can be used to create large format products, such as banners and posters, printed on a wide range of media. The HP Scitex LX600 creates stunning image quality and is perfect for environmentally conscious customers because of its use of latex inks.

 

Our Die Cutting Machine is manned and set up at our Cramlington print plant

Our Die Cutting Machine is manned and set up at our Cramlington print plant

 

The fancy named ‘HP Z6200 60″ Designjets’ is another exciting piece of kit in the Printed.com armoury. This printer enables us to create large format products, such as posters and banners, for our customers. The HP Z6200 printer has an embedded spectrophotometer and uses eight pigment inks to ensure accurate colour output every time. The results are water resistant and non-fading. The HP Z6200 Designjet can deliver up to 105.4 m2 of output every hour, again ensuring a quick turnaround for your order.

 

We also have a specialist Epson Stylus Pro 9890 on site, for those super fine photographic prints. Created specifically for commercial photography and fine art markets, it utilises four different types of black ink to give an excellent range of grey tones and colour perfect print results, completely free from bronzing or uneven surface appearance.

 

Right through 'til the packaging stage, everything is overseen by experts

Right through ’til the packaging stage, everything is overseen by experts

 

And what about afterwards?

After your job has been printed, it’s checked and ensured that it’s ready to print.

Then, it goes into our packaging area, where it’s packed by hand and then sent on to you, or your customers.

 

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Jack knows everything there is to know about print. With nearly 20 years’ experience, he's an expert in everything from print floor processes to product specifications. When he’s not flexing his printing knowledge you’ll find him looking after his cat, Turnip. No really. That’s her actual name.

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