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DIGITAL PRINTING FOR THE GREETING CARD INDUSTRY

The evolution of digital printing has made fundamental changes to the printing process and these changes have had a dramatic effect on the greeting card industry. It is now possible for you, as a greeting card publisher to print what you want in the quantities that suit you and your business needs.

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We are specialists

in digital print for the greeting cards industry

Based in the heart of the Kent countryside The Imaging Centre is a family run business established in 1991 which has now grown to twenty staff over five departments.

Quality is important to our business because we value our customers. We are committed to getting it right first time, every time and endeavour to offer the highest possible standards of quality and customer service.

XMAS OPENING AND NEW YEAR SHOWS

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Our last delivery day before Christmas will be 22nd December 2016 when we shut for the Christmas break. The offices re-open on January 3rd 2017. We would like to wish all our customers and suppliers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Please do bear in mind that there are shows early in the New Year so please leave plenty of time to order your printing as we do get very busy in the weeks before the shows take place.

 

A quick reminder of the show dates:

Top Drawer, London from 15th to 17th January 2017

Spring Fair, Birmingham from 5th to 9th February 2017
and not forgetting those north of the border there is Scotland's Trade Fair from 22nd to 24th January 2017

what we do

We would always recommend meeting your printer but as our customer base grows further afield we appreciate it is difficult for all of you to come and visit us here in Kent.

 

So for those of you who are too far away to visit we have made a short film to give you an insight as to what we do and how we do it here at The Imaging Centre.

LADDER CLUB 2016

It was great to meet so many up and coming card publishers at the recent Ladder Club Seminar.

 

The Ladder Club seminars on greeting card publishing are run on a not for profit basis by Lynn Tait, of the Lynn Tait Gallery. Held once a year in Westcliff on Sea in Essex, there are two separate day’s seminars.


The first day, Getting on the Ladder, is for absolute beginners and the second day, Climbing the Ladder, is for publishers which have exhibited at at least one trade fair and have an annual turnover of over £3k. These are both intensive days, so it is only possible to attend one day out of the two in the same year.

The Ladder Club members then go on to help each other up the rungs of the greeting card ladder via the network and Facebook group - the ongoing peer to peer support, encouragement and friendships are the essence of The Ladder Club.

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The Imaging Centre's exclusive online web to print service, IC Simplicity, has now printed, finished, packed and sent more than 1 million cards direct to retail.

Utilising the latest technology users of IC Simplicity are able to place orders from a library of their own designs and send them straight to press. The benefits include quicker turnaround times, even more accurate ordering and easy stock management.

 

Since its launch in May, over 1200 orders have been placed on IC Simplicity going direct to retail. Print quantities have ranged from as few as 6 to more than 20,000 cards within a single order. We know this because the IC Simplicity system allows us to analyse the data. This means that as well as being an online ordering service, IC Simplicity is able to give real information about your products.
 
To find out more about how IC Simplicity could benefit your business or to arrange a visit so you can come and see it working, contact us on 01622 871449 or email adam@theimagingcentre.co.uk

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SAMPLE PACKS:

The Imaging Centre have produced a free information pack to help greeting card publishers choosing to have their cards printed digitally.

The pack includes information on The Imaging Centre as well as the benefits of digital printing for the greetings card industry, our price list, information on how to supply files and FAQ's. There is also a selection of our most popular paper stocks from suppliers GF Smith, Fenner and Fedrigoni.

If you would to receive a sample pack simply click below or scroll to the form at the bottom of the page.

Request a Sample

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Jessica Hogarth

Berni Parker

Dear Prudence

Green Pebble

Heather Alstead

Lucilla Lavender

Jolly Awesome

Sandscript

Typecast

Rocket 68

Katie Leamon

Lou Mills

Love Raspberry Blossom

Off the Water

Velvet Olive

Able & Game

Britta Robertson

A big thank you to all our lovely customers giving
permission to display their card designs!

These images showing a very small selection of the cards we are currently producing give an idea of just how wide and varied the choice of cards in the shops has become since the advent of digital printing. There really is something to suit everyone and every occasion!

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We are here to help, so if it is easier, please feel free to call us on 01622 871449 during office hours.

how to send us your files

Please use WeTranser to send us your files. With WeTransfer you can send up to 2GB per transfer. It’s simple, secure and most importantly free. Please click here for a simple guide to how it works:  How To Send We Transfer Files
If you already know how to use WeTransfer please upload using the link below.

Alternatively you can send an email with attachments. Our email capacity is 25Mb. If you are sending files by email then please confirm in the email what you have sent so we can be sure we have received everything.
If either of the above are not viable options then you can always send a CD or USB stick through the post to us.

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