Bring Me Sunshine…

We have just installed solar panels on the roof of our factory. It is great to be helping to reduce our carbon footprint as the protecting the environment is very important to us as a company.

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Solar panels being installed on the roof of our factory.  All we need now are a few more sunny days!

To further that aim we have always specialised in printing with water-based inks as they have a very low impact on the environment. We also recycle where-ever possible and, by making virtually everything in the one factory, we again cut down on the environmental damage caused by shipping goods unnecessarily from one place to another.

If you want to read our full Ethical & Environmental Policy it is on our website Home Page or click here.

Another interesting issue cropped up this week. They say ‘Imitation can be the sincerest form of flattery’ but sometimes this can be taken a step too far.

We have always specialised in very difficult edge-to-edge printing on products such as aprons, tea towels, oven gloves, bags etc. We are able to do this due to our great printing expertise gained over many years and the fact we have a large experienced in-house sewing unit capable of making anything, however intricate.

Whilst perusing a recently updated website of one of our main competitors we were very surprised to see a photograph featured of a very technically difficult edge-to-edge printed apron and set of tea towels we had been producing for one of our very long established customers for some time now.

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Some other examples of our all-over printing on aprons.

Thinking we must have done something to upset our customer, causing them to change suppliers, I called to apologise. However, to my amazement, I found they had only ever had these aprons and tea towels printed by ourselves and had never given permission for this image from their own website to be used on our competitor’s site.  Our customer is now contacting our competitor to insist they remove the image from their website.  Audacious or what!

The moral of this story is that there are some that ‘can do’ and others that only pretend. As a customer we suggest you make sure you choose the company who actually ‘can do’ your printing.

Again and again we hear from our customers ‘We came to you because we know you are the only company that could print this very difficult job to the standard we require’.

We would like to remind everyone that not only can we print the difficult stuff better than anyone else but we also print the easy stuff better too.

If you would like to see our on-line brochures showing our full range of products click on the link here.

Kind regards and best wishes

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Kathy Brookes, Sales Director