Laser benefits for local printer

Laser cut business cards

Digital finishing solutions are fast becoming the norm in the print sector. The introduction of technologies such as laser cutting and engraving benefits local printers. Adding a new dimension to the product and service portfolio, complementing all areas of business life.

Laser cutting additional benefits

Laser cutters have in recent years become a popular method of material processing owing to the numerous advantages offered by the systems. In comparison to traditional mechanical technologies, laser cutters offer contactless processing for cleaner material finishing and finishes that would not be possible otherwise. The addition of the laser cutter has allowed Minuteman Press to introduce kiss-cut labels and stickers into their product range. Thanks to the contactless laser process and the ability to control the laser power, a finish and product that would not be possible with mechanical technologies.

Dual laser diversity

Laser technology itself is diverse, with different laser sources and combinations of sources available. A dual-source CO2 laser machine offers great possibilities for businesses such as Minuteman Press. The glass DC source is the perfect tool for cutting ‘bread and butter’ products for printers such as business cards and flyers. The ceramic laser source provides the perfect tool for cutting thick materials such as acrylics, as well as providing the ability to engrave materials with a high-quality finish.

Control over lead times

Lasers offer near-unlimited material processing options, which is a key driver for diversification in many businesses. For Minuteman Press, the introduction of a laser meant that the requirement for outsourcing was removed. The team has full control over lead times and finished quality of workpieces. The laser also brings greater project scope for work with clients. Minuteman Press process a wide range of materials, many of which were not possible without the laser, including faux leather and acrylics.

Laser technology often complements existing technologies in production. For example, Minuteman Press utilise a cutting plotter alongside the laser cutter, which is ideal for processing materials containing PVC. PVC is not suitable for laser processing, with both technologies operating in tandem. Workloads are significantly reduced for jobs, depending on material suitability.

Pinpoint accuracy

laser machine
Trotec laser cutter

For printers, accuracy in finishing printed products is essential. With traditional tools such as guillotines, much manual positioning is needed from the operator. Making it a time-consuming process. Print and cut camera recognition systems such as Trotec’s Vision Print and Cut allow for speedy processing of printed materials. With pinpoint accuracy. Negating the requirement for print bleeds. Deviations between artwork and printed material are automatically corrected before processing. This guarantees a crisp and accurate result.

To conclude, laser technology offers a wealth of benefits to local printers. The speed, versatility and material diversity allowing the team to drive business forward. Providing clients with a complete, all-in-one service.

To conclude, laser technology offers a wealth of benefits to local printers. The speed, versatility and material diversity allowing the team to drive business forward. Providing clients with a complete, all-in-one service.

Variable data printing in Bath

Bath is a striking UNESCO Heritage Site that is renowned for its Roman history and yellow brick buildings. The architecture of the Royal Crescent and the Circus are particularly noteworthy. The Jane Austen Centre is home to information about the author and the Regency era. Local businesses use variable data printing in Bath in their communications with their clientele.

Variable data printing is great for direct mail to local Bath homes

At Minuteman Press, we are proud to service the local community with printing services.

Variable data printing enables brands in Bath to send out correspondence by post which is personalised and targeting to their clientele. It is a means through which brands can connect with their clients and make them feel valued. Bespoke offers can be tailored to specific client profiles. If they reflect what clients most need or want, they are more likely to be effective.

Variable data printing can be use for postal campaigns

Variable data printing can be printed using a range of techniques. Digital printing provides speedy, pristine prints suitable for large batches of printing. Thermal transfer printing is used for printing onto plastic, film, or labels. Thermal inkjet printing combines these two techniques and is commonly used for plasticised or glossy packaging.

Local brands use variable data printing in Bath to boost their profile. At Minuteman Press, we are on hand to help you to understand the options available. Get in touch for more information.

Printing for Christmas

Wrap up your Christmas and New Year with our 2022 collection of personalised printed stationery. We are busy printing for Christmas and we would love to help you too.

Bath Christmas Market

Companies in Bath are gearing up for a busy Christmas, with the Bath Christmas Market also confirmed, it’s all go for the city.

From Christmas cards to calendar and gift tags to personalised gift wrap. Our team are on hand for advice and creation of your Christmas printing, making it really special and personal.

Personalised Greeting Cards

Why use a standard “off the shelf” greeting card when you have the opportunity to send personalised cards to your customer and friends? Just follow our three easy steps.

Step 1

Choose a design and size from our exciting 2022 Christmas Collection. Ask us for our Christmas collection or supply us your own image or artwork to make it special. We can add company logos or adapt one of our existing designs to make it your own.

Step 2

Choose your message, we have plenty of ideas for printing Christmas or New Year greetings inside of your card, or you can use your own. We can also scan and add signatures into your cards for you.

Step 3

Tell us what you would like to order. Telephone, email or make an appointment. We will design your card, send you a final proof and quote before we go to print.

All of pricing includes gummed envelopes for your greeting card, but if you don’t fancy the licking ask for prices to upgrade these to peel and seal. Coloured envelopes are also available, we can even print the addresses straight from your database onto the envelopes!

Get inspired by our special gold, silver and clear inks on our greeting cards to add that special effect. For that added wow ask about our new in house foiling techniques.

Printing Christmas Gift tags

Give a personal touch to all your gifts this year with gift tags. We can take your created artwork or our design team would be happy to help.

Printed Labels

Add some sparkle to your gifts by producing pre-design seasonal labels or ask us for a black template to personalise your own message for printing for Christmas.

Printing Christmas Invitations and Menus

From Christmas parties to Christmas dinner, choose from our templates or supply your own design for printing for Christmas. Our design team are also on hand for a personal approach to your seasonal invitations and menus.

Printing Calendars and Wall Planners

Printing Wall Planners

Be remembered all year round. Printed wall planners and calendars are invaluable in the office and home environment. These allow people to see important events at a glance. These are also great for recording holidays so that you know who’s in the office or not.

Printed Gift Wrap

Contact us today to find out how we can ensure that Christmas is all wrapped up for you.

Printed Site Boards in Bath

Correx board printing is the perfect weatherproof solution for displays, exhibitions, retail outlets and everything in between. We use correx board for printed site boards in Bath. Ideal for outdoor signage.

Correx board close up
Close up of correx board

Our customers range from demolition to construction and home improvement companies. As well as estate agents and property developers.

Many finalists in the Bath Property Awards also use site boards to promote themselves to passer bys.

With great clients like Bath Demolition ordering boards in their hundreds. Great set ups like NGS Resin Groundworks and Resurfacing with high end bespoke projects, and all businesses in between.

When lightweight, cheap signs are needed, our correx boards make for the perfect campaign signs, placards, and event signage. You will see our printed site boards all around town.

At Minuteman Press in Bath we can design print and deliver your site boards to complement your company’s identity.

Bespoke made, no run to small or to large and we can discuss pricing to and options to fit your budget. Contact us today for more information about our printed correx site boards.

Bath Printers

Tourism is a major industry in Bath. Printers in the area are in demand with the need for tourist information on all the sights to see in the city. Bath is a designated World Heritage Site. Almost four million people go to Bath for a day trip each year, along with a further million who stay there for a holiday. The area’s many hotels and restaurants need to be able to access good promotional materials.

View of the Pulteney Bridge River Avon in Bath, England, United Kingdom.

Visitors to Bath are often attracted to its historical sites, including the Roman Baths, which attract around a million visitors each year, and the famous Royal Crescent. There’s also a Jane Austen Centre, focused on the period the writer spent living in Bath and the depictions of the city in her novels. With such high profile attractions on offer, it’s important for businesses in Bath to promote the right professional and cultural image, and Bath’s printers have a good understanding of the city’s reputation.

One major industry in Bath nowadays is the arts, and there are five theatres in the city. There is also Bath Abbey, which is used for concerts, ceremonies and other occasions, and the city hosts annual events including the Bath International Music Festival and Bath Fringe Festival. Bath’s printers are kept busy producing promotional items for these events, including posters and flyers. Festivals tend to have many opportunities for local businesses to get involved, so local printing services are important to supply event information and items such as business cards.

Contact us today about your printing requirements.

Custom Printed Flyers in Bath

Local businesses use custom printed flyers in Bath in order to raise their profiles locally. At Minuteman Press, we specialise in all forms of flyer printing.

Custom printed flyers are used to promote a brand here in Bath. They can be used to showcase the products or services a local brand offers, to notify passers-by of special offers or one-off events, or to convey information to people. Flyers can be printed in a range of sizes from A7 to A3 depending on the purpose of the flyer and in different thicknesses ranging from 130 to 400 gsm.

Flyers can be printed on recycled paper to help vouch for the green credentials of a local business. Different finishes produce distinct visual impressions. A silk matt finish is sleek and stylish whereas an uncoated finish enables people to write on the flyer if they need to. Gloss finishes offer an appealing shine effect to the flyer.

Are you looking for flyers that grab their attention and draw in a captive audience? Look no further as we are your bespoke flyer printing providers. Whether you need full colour flyers to hand out or deliver to their doors, we have you covered!

Mailbox leaflets are generally the most economical method of drawing in new clients and keeping your existing customers up-to-date. Excellent for direct mail or newspaper insertions.

Local businesses use custom printed flyers in Bath in all sorts of ways. At Minuteman Press, we have colleagues in store who can advise about the whole process, from the design, size, paper or card choice. We can offer that personal touch to make you that you are getting the most from your flyer printing, as well as ideas on distribution.

Contact us today to find out more.

Foiled shiny business card

Business card printers in Bath

Bath is a UNESCO heritage site that is teeming with attractions. Pulteney Bridge is a unique Grade 1 listed structure and is the place to go for quirky shops and boutiques. For an encounter on the wild side, Bath City Farm is home to an array of farm animals and is popular with young families. Local businesses use business card printers in Bath to raise their profile. At Minuteman Press, we specialise in all forms of printing.

Business cards offer an unparalleled way for local business to communicate with their client base in Bath. Business card printers are able to create cards which can communicate about the personality or ethos of a local brand by using an array of fonts, colour palettes, and finishes. A natural and uncoated finish on a card offers a contemporary edge to a card, whilst for glamour, consider a foil finish.

Business cards come in a choice of shapes and sizes. A traditional business card measures 85 x 55mm and fits easily in a purse or wallet, but for a card that stands out from the crowd, square cards, cards with rounded edges, or attractive mini-cards which are half the size of standard cards are possible choices.

Business card printers in Bath can help local brands to establish their brand. At Minuteman Press, we have experts in store who can advise about all elements of the printing process and the options available. Contact us to find out how we can help you.