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Back to school!

(Don’t panic kids, this is for estate agents – we know the school hols have only just started)

Estate agents, do you know your Flags from your Ts?

If you’re looking for estate agents boards and you’re not quite sure what format you need then please do give CSD Print a call.

Over the years we’ve printed hundreds of thousands of property signs – For Sale, Sold, To Let, Let – and in the vast majority of cases they have all been either Flag or T shaped.

Flag boards – are the ones with the post at the side – they are very flexible and a little bit more cost effective. They take up less space and can be easily be fitted directly to the property if needed e.g. terraced houses. So if you are marketing a broad range of properties you might wish to consider having Flag boards.

T boards – these are the ones with the post down the middle. The correx signs to the front and back of the post need to be welded together and therefore T boards cost a fraction more. However the upside is that these signs really stand out. If you are marketing high end, semi or detached houses these could be the ones for you.

You could of course have a combination of the two as many of our clients do.

Correxthis is the corrugated polypropylene board that is used to print the vast majority of estate agent signs on. It’s perfect for For Sale and To Let boards because it’s very light, durable, weatherproof and economical. We print onto to range of thicknesses including 2m, 3m, 4m and 6m.

And Slips – are the small For Sale and To Let sections that are fixed on to your boards until a sale or letting has been agreed. They are also made from Correx and are attached using slip screw fixings.

All our estate agency signs are printed here at CSDPrint and we offer a very hands-on personal service making sure ordering your signs is as stress free as possible. If you have any queries at all, get in touch and let’s get things moving!

Estate agents boards

A simple guide to For Sale and To Let boards

Make 67 your lucky number

Car sales car crowners

Attention grabbing car crowners

All of our car dealership clients and their agencies are gearing up for the September number plate change over – it’ll be changing from 17, as it has been from March this year, to 67.

It’s a tricky time in the automotive industry as new car buyers tend to hold off purchasing in the months before the new plate number is released and then there’s a surge of activity.

To maximise this selling opportunity CSDPrint has put together a really comprehensive package of products and services. We’ve been helping make the most of car showrooms and forecourts for 30 years and have learnt a lot about which promotional graphics work best and how to make implementing new sales campaigns as easy as possible.

We can print pretty much any kind of car showroom or forecourt point-of-sale graphic you can think of, for example:

  • car decals
  • car price boards
  • was/now save signs
  • car crowners
  • banners of all types including mesh and A-framed
  • posters
  • flags

We could go on but you get the picture!

At CSDPrint we know only too well how hectic it can be getting a new sales campaign installed and so we include project management with our print services. As well as making sure everything is printed to the very best standard, that you have just the right quantities, that everything is collated and dispatched to the right place and we even check that it has been received safely.

If problems arise which of course they do in this fast-paced world, we won’t make a fuss about it, we’ll look at the options, discuss them with you and then take responsibility for getting things sorted.

Whether you want to call it partnering or just good old fashioned customer service, that’s up to you. We’re just happy for you to leave all your automotive printing, from order to delivery, up to us.

If you have just one dealership or lots located across the country and would like any help at all with your new 67 plate promotional campaigns, please get in touch.

Retired early or made redundant – want to keep busy?

Print room and dispatch vacancy

Looking for a new challenge?

Are you looking for a job that will keep you out of mischief? We have a vacancy that would be perfect for someone who has maybe retired early or been made redundant from their career job but still wants to work. Would you fancy being our dispatch and print finishing lifesaver?

CSDPrint is an established family-run business, we’ve been going for over 30 years and have built up a friendly tight-knit team who work really hard…and eat a lot of cake!

We need a new dispatch and print room assistant. You don’t have to have worked in the printing industry; we’ll teach you everything you need to know. We’ll show you how to manage our dispatch processes including packing parcels and booking them onto our tracking system. We’ll also show you how to put the finishing touches to our print work for example how to edge PVC banners, cut down posters to size and prepare vinyl lettering.

Here’s a quick overview of what the qualities the ideal person will have:

–  the ability to quickly learn new systems and processes

–  exceptional attention to detail

–  a ‘can do’ attitude

If you’re interested we’d really like to speak to you, please call and speak to Stephen or Glyn on 01977 551 910 (no agencies please).

Say hello to Sam

CSDPrint's new senior account executive

Welcome aboard Sam

Here’s the very lovely Sam Ripley who joined us just six weeks ago and is already making a fab contribution to team CSDPrint.

Sam is our new senior account executive and has lots of really valuable account management experience having spent the last 7 years working in sales and sales support. And before that she worked in customer services for 12 years. So all in all, you can see why we were keen for her to join us.

We are very busy at the moment going through another growth phase but Sam hasn’t been daunted by the pace of work here, she’s really got stuck into her new role. She’s cheerfully absorbed masses of new information, gamefully grabbing hold of all we’ve thrown her way. That’s everything from learning the ins and outs of our print management system, our printing technology and the huge range of substrates we use to customer service procedures and who prefers coffee or tea!

But enough from me, let’s hear from Sam: “I’m loving it! I really do prefer being part of a tight knit team – the fact that CSDPrint was an established family-run business really appealed to me. I’ve learnt so much and have already started establishing relationships with a good number of existing clients as well as some new ones.

“I thrive on variety and the different types of companies and projects I’ve been involved with so far have been incredible. I’ve sorted out safety stickers for construction sites, signs and slips for estate agents, banners for automotive retailers, and I’m really excited because my first big job – hoarding boards for a new housing development – has just been dispatched. I can’t wait to see them in situ.”

It’s great to have you in the team Sam; we hope you’ll be really happy with us.

Make marketing easy

Quick and easy pvc banner

Keeping marketing fresh

More often than not it’s the simplest things that work the best.

If you’re not sure what you need to grab your customer’s attention, or if you are looking for a quick and simple advertising solution that won’t bust your budget, then we’ve got a great suggestion for you…

Banner stands; they really are the ‘turn to’ display option. They are so popular because they’re quick to put up, easy to change and very cost-effective. If you want to keep updating your graphics, banners will be perfect for you.

They work really well in a huge number of situations for example: exhibition spaces, boardrooms, receptions, showrooms, shops and automotive forecourts.

Whether you’ve only got a small space for your promotional messages, or a really large space to fill, banner stands are perfect for making a BIG splash.

We have a fantastic range of formats that can be used individually or can easily be linked together.

All our banner stands are top quality and can be put up in just 2-3 minutes.

So, if you are looking for something simple, or even something a bit more complex please get in touch, CSDPrint is here to help make your marketing as straightforward as possible.

Banner stands

Versatile and cost-effective banner stands

Safety signs and stickers

safety signs and stickers

Photoluminescent vinyl Fire Safety signs

We’ve been printing large quantities of safety signs, stickers and labels this week – lots of Hazchem stickers, PPE posters and Fire Exit signs to mention just a few.

We’ve got orders for hard hat stickers for a construction company, hazardous liquid labels for a chemical manufacturer and materials handling equipment warning signs for a warehouse coming through too.

They might not be as glamorous as some of our print jobs but there’s something very satisfying about knowing they are being used to help keep people safe.

CSDPrint prints onto a large range of materials including vinyl, Correx, Foamex and flame retardant high impact polystyrene (HIPS). And we can use specialist photoluminescent vinyl for glow in the dark applications.

Vinyl stickers

Health & Safety warning stickers

 

Make a BIG splash with your construction site hoardings

Construction site advertising

Does your development stand out?

 

 

Our oversized construction site hoarding boards are perfect for making new housing and office developments stand out.

We digitally print full colour advertising hoarding boards up to 8ft x 4ft. These boards can be used individually for single new home promotions and for the entrances to larger multi-home sites for example, or can be connected together to surround an entire development.

Here are videos of two really fab hoarding projects that you might find interesting. One shows 150 boards being produced for a very large site in London and the other was filmed at Springfield Healthcare’s Chocolate Works development in York where we produced over 100m of hoarding.

Specifying these huge hoardings can be daunting but we’re here to make the whole process run smoothly. We will visit your site, work with your sales and marketing team and oversee delivery and erection if you want us to.

Here are a couple of things to bear in mind when you are ordering construction site boards:

  • It’s absolutely crucial to make sure the project is properly surveyed. It’s not just the measurements that must be accurate but the gradients too.
  • If you plan to do the design yourself please run everything by the printer – your design may need adjusting to cope with the limitations of uneven surfaces or the layout formats required for printing such large sections.
  • Take advice about materials and finishings. Having put so much effort into getting your big signs meticulously designed it’d be such a shame if they didn’t stay in tip top condition for the length of the project.

As well as being able to print to virtually any size you need, we we can also print onto a number of different materials. Depending on your budget and how long you want your construction site hoarding to last, CSD Print will recommend the most appropriate substrates including aluminium, foamex and 100% eco-friendly Correx.

If you have any queries about large format digitally printed site advertising, please get in touch with Gail by calling 01977-551910.

Looking for a new Jo

Print production assistant job vacany

Could you fill Jo’s shoes (and eat as much cake)?

We need a new print production assistant. Are you experienced in working in a production environment or are you interested in the print industry? Then read on…

For the past twelve months CSDPrint has employed a young man during his gap year. He is now ready to kick start his engineering career and so we are looking for someone to join our busy large format print production team.

Here’s what the ideal new recruit will have:

–  the ability to quickly learn new systems and processes

–  exceptional attention to detail

–  a ‘can do’ attitude

And he or she must be willing to work overtime in busy periods.

The responsibilities include:

– checking proofs

– ensuring all printing standards and deadlines are met

– maintaining and operating all machines in line with company health and safety policies

– preparing orders for print, packing/unpacking products

 

To apply please send your CV to Stephen@csdprint.co.uk or call and speak to Stephen or Glyn on 01977 551 910 (no agencies please).

All the little things

CSDPrint gives exceptional customer service

It’s all about the level of care

Here at CSDPrint we understand that meeting deadlines is probably the most important part of any print job, that and getting everything just right, oh and of course not busting your budget in the process!

Over the 30 years we’ve been in business we’ve honed our skills and procedures to make sure our customer service standards are absolutely tip top. We know it’s what  makes the difference.

We work in a very competitive industry and however whizzy our technology is, or keen our prices are, if we don’t look after you properly the chances are you’ll go somewhere else for your banners, posters, exhibition stands or construction site hoardings.

We don’t have a customer charter on the wall, or a client relationship manager, we simply make sure that from the minute we receive an enquiry to the minute it’s delivered, it receives the utmost care and attention from everyone here. Whether it’s a small order or a big order we’ll lovingly nurture it to completion because then, we very much hope that you’ll come back and order some more.

Long-time client Lesley Wilcock of travel and leisure marketing agency 3FOR  very kindly agreed to say a few words endorsing…well, our fabulousness!

“I first started working with Gail and Stephen in 1988 when I was very new to marketing agencies. Initially I ordered screen printed point-of-sale and promotional materials on behalf of the clients I looked after at Luckett & Co. As I have moved on with my career, the relationship has continued to grow and evolve.

“How times have changed, today I still place all my large format work with CSDPrint but it is now printed digitally of course. CSD’s work is always great quality and they really know how to look after their clients.”

That’s really lovely thank you, we appreciate your loyalty Leslie.

 

CSD Print is 100% dedicated to providing the best possible printing service – we’d love to show you how.

 

 

 

 

Sales Jump

Correx signage

Simple but effective sales signage

Looking for a quick and simple way to drive up sales? Why not have your offers printed onto Correx boards? We’ve just printed these lovely colourful 50% off offers for JumpArena and don’t they look great!

Correx is perfect for signage of all kinds – indoor, outdoor, retail point of sale, automotive signage, construction sites, safety signs, estate agent sign boards  – in fact pretty much anywhere.

Why, because it’s really light, durable, can be cut to any size and in fact almost to almost any shape. Correx is recyclable too.

Please get in touch if you’d like to know more about Correx.