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For anyone involved or interested in printing and paper products, it is crucial to comprehend what GSM is. GSM means grams per square meter; it is an internationally accepted measuring tool that helps to define the thickness as well as the weight of the paper. To provide a clear understanding of what GSM in paper…

Knowledge of paper sizes is significant in a variety of situations, such as when developing fliers, leaflets, and other marketing promotional materials or when obtaining paper for use in printers. The United Kingdom uses ISO 216 based on the A-series for their paper size format. This blog has an updated list of the A-series sizes…

Imagine you are on a busy street, looking for a particular shop or cafe, you have heard good reviews about. How will you find it? This is where signage comes in. Signage refers to the design or use of signs to communicate a message to a particular audience or group. Signage is like your personal…

Logos are a crucial element of branding. Whether you wish to start a new T-shirt business, design a T-shirt for your employees, or design for a promotional campaign or corporate event, you need to be very careful about the placement of the logo. There are various placement options, but you should choose according to the…

Flyers are an important part of every campaign, event or announcement. They work as indispensable marketing tools. They can reach the desired audience and grab the attention of the audience through consistent and unique design elements. They play a pivotal role in being tangled and cost-effective means to reach the target audience.  Flyers can be…

In the world of business networking, a good business card remains an enduring staple. A well-designed business card not only conveys contact information but also reflects the essence of your brand. To make the right impression, you need the right business card. Connect with our experts via phone at 0800 999 1094 or email at…

Stickers are an easy way to personalise any item or to label your belongings but, removing them can be a tedious task because of stubborn residue. If you have the right tools and tips, removing residue will not be a hassle for you. Do you wish to print new customised stickers? Connect with our experts…

Businesses are constantly seeking innovative ways to elevate their brand and connect with their audience. One strategy that has stood the test of time is the use of promotional items. These tangible products, adorned with a company’s logo or message, serve as powerful tools for brand recognition and customer engagement. As per a 2019 case…

Have you ever wondered what makes that brochure gleam with vibrant colours or that business card feels so luxurious? It is not just the design; it is the powerful partnership between paper and printing techniques. When printing, the choice of paper plays a pivotal role in determining the outcome of any project. The marriage of…

For businesses, marketing is at their core, and outdoor marketing plays a key role in promoting the products and services. A major part of the outdoor marketing strategy is brochures. Therefore, choosing the right partner brochure printing for businesses is a must. Physical brochures, which may sound like an outdated marketing method, are still effective…

The art of illustration has witnessed a notable shift from traditional paper-based drawings to the dynamic landscape of digital expression over recent years. This evolution has turned illustrations into indispensable tools for businesses in southeast London, captivating audiences and conveying brand messages with finesse. It goes without saying that collaborating with illustration experts from a…

According to recent UK market data, businesses with consistent branding across all sales channels experience an average revenue increase of 23% (source: UK Business Insider). Which brings to our attention the significance of branded printing in the success of London businesses. The seamless integration of effective branding and quality printed materials can elevate a business,…

In the dynamic world of modern workplaces, the significance of office signage extends far beyond mere wayfinding. Effective signage can transform a workplace, boosting morale, collaboration, and brand identity. Office signage is a silent yet powerful contributor to a thriving work environment. 1. Navigating success: The importance of clear direction Effective office signage begins with…

Would you like to find a trusted and reliable print partner that will help your company flourish further? In this case, you are advised to check out Printingprogress, one of the best printing firms in Kent. They offer nationwide print solutions across the UK with very affordable rates. This blog post will discuss Printingprogress Ltd…

In the vibrant landscape of UK business branding, the choice of a printing method can make all the difference. And it is said that with offset printing, precision meets artistry. In this blog, we embark on a journey to unravel the secrets behind offset printing, a time-honoured technique that has become synonymous with unparalleled print…

Posted: 26-10-2023 Updated: 28-05-2024 The world is now largely driven by digital technologies. In which, businesses like yours continually strive to make a lasting impact on their target audience. As we know, it’s all about catching the eyeballs first. Everything else comes later. From brochures and leaflets to flyers, packaging, corporate gifts, signage, posters, banners,…

Have you ever been intrigued by pavement signs that make you stop for a moment? Perhaps it was an entertaining catchphrase, a fancy product, or an appealing picture. It was something special that when you saw it, you automatically had to stop and look. That’s the power of pavement signs. They are such simple yet…

In the bustling landscape of the United Kingdom, where creativity meets innovation, the synergy between design and printing plays a pivotal role in shaping everything from marketing materials to brand identities. In this digital age, where visual content floods our screens, print materials stand out as tangible and impactful. They bridge the gap between the…

In the realm of branding and marketing, a logo is the calling card of a company. It’s the face that represents the essence and personality of a brand, making it a pivotal element in the business world. A well-crafted logo can leave an indelible mark on the minds of consumers and is often the first…

Have you considered starting to send out thank you cards to your customers or employees? This is something that may sound like a little bit of effort, but it’s well worth it! Thank you cards are often so appreciated, especially if they are unexpected. So, what is the impact of a thank you card from…

Posters are often used to get the word out – whether this is an event, a lost pet or car, or to make an announcement, posters are a great and dynamic way to ensure people pay attention to what you have to say. So, if you’ve lost your car and you’re thinking of effective ways…

When it comes to your marketing materials, you should consider your paper type early on – almost as early on as the design! There are factors you should consider when it comes to choosing your paper type, and in this blog, we explore the main points that you should think about. With our knowledge, you…

The term flyer dates back to 15th century as U.S. slang which originally referred to police bulletins, which were generally small handbills or flysheets, specifically printed to be scatter broadcasted. Designing the perfect flyer requires careful consideration of various elements, including its size, typeface, layout, print colours, paper quality, marketing message, and other important tips.…

Summer postcards have a rich and fascinating history, serving as a beloved form of communication and capturing the essence of the season. Take a journey with us through time as we explore the potted history of summer postcards. Late 19th Century – The Birth of Picture Postcards Picture postcards emerged in the late 19th century,…

The statement “print is dead” is often debated in the context of the digital era. While it’s true that digital marketing has gained significant traction, print materials still have their place and are effective in many situations. Our top reasons to embrace printed marketing materials in 2023: Tangibility and permanence Print materials provide a tactile…

Selecting the right marketing materials for your business needs is crucial for effectively promoting your brand and reaching your target audience. Two brains are better than one At Printingprogress we’ve been helping companies get their printed message out clearly and concisely for many years – and winning awards in the process – so we’re delighted…

If you own or drive a company van, from a Smart car to a fleet of vans and have found yourself here, consider it a great sign. Nothing is worse than providing a great service or product, and nobody knowing about you. Van sign writing is a timeless, cost-effective practice that has boosted revenue for…

Over the last few years, digital menus have been rearing their head, and restaurants and eateries have been starting to favour them over the tradition of a printed menu. There is something to be said, though, for the charm of a printed menu, and we firmly believe that they will never truly go away! There…

Posted: 05-03-2023 Updated: 28-05-2024 Funerals can be a difficult time, and having an order of service to guide attendees through the ceremony can be helpful. However, it is important to make sure that the order of service is a fitting tribute to the person being celebrated. Here are some things to consider including in an…

As a business, it’s important you have a brand that your prospective and existing customers can recognise. Having a consistent brand design will mean that you are instantly recognisable – and who wouldn’t want that? You might be asking, why is a consistent brand design so important for my business and even further, how do…

Close your eyes and picture a scene which brings you joy, relaxation or even stress. Unconsciously, your mind could associate these settings with a colour, and this is the same process which happens in the world of business. Whether it be on the high street or in a high-rise office block, our minds have a…

An excellent way to establish your new small business or reinvent your company’s image is to create brand-new business cards that stun your customers! When you give out your cards, you want the customer to be bowled away by the beauty of your business card, whether it’s because of its simplicity or its bold, eye-catching…

An effective menu design is a highly important factor for the success of your restaurant. As a key marketing tool, it allows you to positively and simply communicate your products to each customer, as well as the tone and personality of your restaurant. When it comes to the design, considering essential factors such as your…

In the world of business, signage is always a factor that remains at the top of the charts in the things you must invest in. However, you may not always need a form of signage to be as permanent as you would for a new logo, van graphics, or a large format print. Whether you’re…

While you might view embroidery as something that is just a humble hobby, it’s actually something that can take your garments to the next level. Embroidery can adorn your clothing with whatever you want, whether this is your name, your company’s logo, or your team’s mascot! You might be wondering about the benefits of embroidery…

Van graphics are an incredibly popular way to promote services and products and can be highly effective if applied and maintained correctly. When it comes to considering van sign writing for your own car or van, there are often a list of questions that every customer shares, and we assume a few of these will be…

Whilst Christmas is one of the most loved times of the year due to the celebrations involved, it is also a time for us to reflect on the past year and give thanks to those who made it great. Often, there are occasions where a standard gift just won’t cut it. Whether it be for…

There is no denying that the festive season is fast approaching, and with it being the most wonderful time of the year for many, it is always best to get those party invites out ASAP! Whether it’s a festive function for your employees or a glitzy gathering with your nearest and dearest, pack a punch…

For many, the most enjoyable time of the year is hurtling towards us. Whilst annual Halloween celebrations could be seen as a load of Hocus Pocus, we have a range of options that you could explore that can contribute to a spooktacular Halloween party for all to enjoy. Invite your guests Firstly, you will need…

Within the word of business, there’s no denying that print promotion has played a great role in the growth of companies across the UK. From raising awareness and attracting a wider range of customers, to building a sense of recognition and reliability, we have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to bespoke…

A lifetime of success is something we all wish for, but what if we could achieve a thousand lifetimes of success? Well, that is exactly what has happened with the poster. Proving itself to be not only the UK’s most successful form of print advertising, but also the world’s, posters hold a triumphant level of…

In the present day, the worries of national (or even international) crises occurring seem to always be at hand. Whether it be a global pandemic or a national recession, these situations can all have an impact on our companies, and many business owners and their staff can find it hard to pluck up the motivation…

Nothing is worse than providing a great service or product and nobody knowing about you. Van sign writing is the timeless, cost-effective practice that has boosted revenue for years. If you’re a van owner and have found yourself here, consider it a great sign. Van sign writing is a method which has generated a huge…

No matter your business type, industry, or target market, we are confident that you’ll always want to stand out, but it isn’t always as easy to do as it is to say, is it? At least, it wasn’t until we came along! As experts in all things print, we understand the value behind remaining unique…

Beware – April 1st is approaching, and if you’re anything like us, we can predict your office to be full of mischief and mayhem on the morning of April Fools’. Instead of becoming the ‘prankee’ for another year running, why not take the time now to sharpen up on your ideas and reform yourself into…

In a world that has seamlessly morphed into electronic technology, you may be experiencing doubts about print marketing, its qualities and benefits. Having your audiences saturated in the digital world, you may be fearing a break in connection and, whilst you would be forgiven for thinking so, you would also be mistaken. Print promotion is…

When it comes to perfecting your prints, every stage is crucial, but to make an impact, lamination mustn’t be forgotten! Lamination is the stage that your prints are finalised to excellence by being coated in an ultra-thin layer of plastic that boosts quality and protection. What types of lamination are there? Gloss Gloss laminate, often…

The festive season is fast approaching, and, in our eyes, there is no time too soon to start preparing – or celebrating. For prints, the festive period really is time to shine. From traditional options through to those that are more unique, let’s take a look at the ways print products can kickstart your festivities…

It’s that time of year again – the nights are drawing in and the scent of bonfires is beginning to linger. We can wave goodbye to Halloween and welcome in the bonfire festivities, commemorating the failure of the Gunpowder Plot back in 1605. With a surge of displays and events being arranged, what better time…

When it comes to running your business, amongst other factors, professionalism will be one that you will want to excel in – or at least, we would assume so! We know what it’s like to run a successful and professional business, as well as identifying what one may look like from the outside. Did you…

After what has felt like a million years, weddings are now able to go ahead with full capacity! Whether you have had yours on hold, postponed or booked for an approaching day all along, the time is nigh to gather the information to produce your stunningly bespoke wedding prints. As weddings aren’t something we attend…

Working to design the ideal flyer, poster or invitation can take time, effort and dedication, before bringing an intense sense of achievement when you see it in front of your eyes for the first time. It may seem to be a straight 10/10 at that moment in time, but why not take it to the…

Are you embarking on the journey of refreshing your branding with bespoke business cards? Perhaps your event is drawing closer and the time to send out your ‘Save the Dates’ is now! It’s exciting – we know – but are you confident on your choice of paper stock? With a variety to choose from, each…

In today’s day and age, the aspects of life that have been taken over by technology are overwhelming. From e-cards to virtual meetings, there isn’t a corner that has been unphased by the shift. However, just because the electronic world is trying to take over, there are still elements of print that are much better…

With restrictions easing and a glimpse of normality approaching on the horizon, you’ll be forgiven for solely thinking about lunches with friends, shopping sprees and trips down to your local, but another factor to consider is the return to the workplace. For both employers and employees, this transitional phase may be stressful and nerve-wracking, and…

Marketing your brand and services is always important, but after a year like 2020, it’s possible you are working even harder to find a way of getting known to your locals. Well, we might just have the answer for you. After a year of staying indoors to protect ourselves and the NHS, restrictions are beginning…

Modern day has seen an uprise in the use of online marketing techniques, from social media and email marketing, through to use of web design, but throughout all changes, there has remained one means of promotion which constantly tops the leader board… posters! With fresh and inventive ways of getting your personal message out to…

Promotional products effectively give your customers a way of remembering your business from the first impression. While online advertising has risen in popularity as it can instantly interact with potential customers, branded items have a lasting influence. Giving these items to customers can help with your advertising strategy, at times be a cheaper alternative to…

Brochures are a form of promotional material which we often come across, whether they are handed to us whilst strolling down UK highstreets or posted through our front doors, so how exactly can you be confident that your design will remain effective and strive heads and shoulder above others in your field? Allow us to…

Have you got something to shout about, or a message which you wish to reiterate throughout your town? With the way of the world as it currently stands, outdoor promotion is indeed the way forward. Outdoor banners are a great way to catch the attention of those passers by on their daily walks, but how…

When building an image for your company, it is simply common knowledge that you will first need a brand name and logo. These are two factors of business which should be carefully considered but are often rushed. Are you aware of just how important the logo will be for your recognition and growth? Let’s take…

Arranging your wedding is an extremely exciting process, but this excitement can often cause a blur in the way of your to-do list. Throughout the planning, the wedding itself and even after the big day, there is one constant which is required to ensure that A) you have some guests arrive and B) they know…

Business cards have the ability to act as day-to-day bookmarks, holding memories to a certain person or service by just one glance at their promotional material. Have a think about the ones stored in your wallet, or maybe even take a look. Are they serving their optimum purpose? Is the business name ringing any bells…

When building a brand, you will want to emphasise your purpose and services to a wide range of locals. Business owners often have the thought that if the services themselves replicate the branding message, then the label as a whole has been covered, resulting in additional levels of recognition. Although this can be true for…

Our range of brandable face masks are proving very popular with our customers in light of the recent government announcement that face masks are now compulsory in takeaways, banks, and post offices as well as shops, supermarkets, indoor shopping centres and stations in England as of Friday 24th August 2020.  Putting on a face mask…

As we see many retail shops begin to slowly open their doors for business again after months of closure due to the lockdown, the safety of staff and customers will continue to be of upmost concern to business owners.  We remain very busy here at Printing Progress, helping local businesses keep their staff members and…

Boris Johnson’s new three-step plan, encourages groups of workers that cannot work from home including workers in construction, manufacturing, logistics, distribution and food production, to slowly return to work as soon as their welfare and social distancing guidelines are put into place.  We could also see shops, schools, and parts of the hospitality industry reopening…