The Guide to Creating Print-Ready Artwork

Posted by B&B Press on 18 November 2019

If you want to print artwork in full colour and with a high-quality finish, there are several things you have to consider. Now, you don’t need to learn about every single printing definition or technology to create good artwork, but there’s a process you should follow.

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Topics: Print Advice

What Are the Best File Formats for Printing?

Posted by B&B Press on 11 November 2019

It can be difficult to decide the best file format for printing. The answer isn’t that simple - the file type you use depends on your print project and the results you’re after. You might ask yourself something like 'Should I save it as a PDF?’ amongst a whole host of other questions.

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Topics: Print Advice

What are the Benefits of Bespoke Printing?

Posted by B&B Press on 04 November 2019

In the digital age, print isn’t dead. In fact, it’s experiencing a renaissance. Print is an art form, one that you can contribute to and capitalise on. Run-of-the-mill printed marketing materials no longer inspire so it’s time to create print that’s captivating and evocative. Bespoke printing offers just that.

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Topics: Business Printing, Event Marketing

What You Need to Know About Printing Businesses Before You Find One

Posted by B&B Press on 28 October 2019

If you’ve never worked with a printing partner before or you’ve stopped for a while, you’ll want to cover all the bases. What do these companies offer? How do you know which is the right one to work with? What even is a printing partner anyway? We’ve decided to answer all these questions for you. 

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Topics: Print Advice

What Finishing Solutions are Available for My Printed Products?

Posted by B&B Press on 21 October 2019

The final part of any printing process is choosing a finishing solution for your printed product. These can help to make your printed product even more striking, whether it’s by embellishing your logo, creating a tactile feel, adding dimension or even creating a sense of luxury.

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Topics: Print Advice

Printing Partners: Do You Really Need One?

Posted by B&B Press on 14 October 2019

Are you getting the best price, the best service and the best quality on every single print order? Probably not if you aren’t working with a printing partner. 

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Topics: Print Advice, Business Printing

Catalogue Design: Pros and Cons of Traditional and Digital Catalogues

Posted by B&B Press on 09 October 2019

Everybody thought the rule was simple. Companies that produced any kind of media, such as brochures and catalogues, had to convert to digital or die. Traditional print might be glossy and reliable, but audiences were demanding more engaging and relevant information. But despite all of digital’s perceived advantages over print, both have their pros and cons.

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Topics: Print Advice

4 Beautiful Examples of Leaflets With Killer Features

Posted by B&B Press on 23 September 2019

The right printed leaflet can wow an audience and tell a reader exactly who your brand is. It’s a fantastic way to deliver a great first impression of your business.

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Topics: Opinion, Print Techniques, Print Advice, Marketing

10 Ways To Make Marketing Leaflets Relevant In 2019

Posted by B&B Press on 16 September 2019

Whilst digital platforms allow for great personalisation and highly targeted ads, our attention spans are constantly decreasing. How likely is it that you’ll remember a marketing post longer than it takes to press the share button? This is why a marketing leaflet, if done properly, is still highly relevant in 2019.

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Topics: B&B Press News, Opinion, Marketing

A Glossary of 100 Printing Terms

Posted by B&B Press on 09 September 2019

Crop. Absorption. Feeder. If you’re not familiar with printing terms, hearing them for the first time can be confusing. As printing professionals, printing terminology is like a second language to us. We’re always happy to explain the various definitions and meanings but we thought it’d be useful to provide a glossary of printing terms and phrases.

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Topics: How-to, B&B Press News, Opinion

Basic Marketing Advice for Newbies

Posted by B&B Press on 23 August 2019

There’s no denying that today, there’s so much competition and the market is increasingly saturated. Plus, with the rise of social media, it’s a lot more challenging to stand out from the crowd. That doesn’t mean you can’t succeed in marketing, even if you’re a newbie to it all.

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Topics: Marketing

Why the Future of Printing is Undoubtedly LED UV

Posted by B&B Press on 12 August 2019

Contrary to what some people might believe, LED UV printing is more than just a ‘buzz phrase’ or fleeting piece of technology. It’s shaping the future of print as we currently know it, for the better.

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Topics: LED UV Printing

Offline Marketing: Does it Work and When Should You Use It?

Posted by B&B Press on 04 June 2019

Offline marketing has had a resurgence with an Event Marketing Report revealing that 95% of marketers prefer live events (which is a form of offline advertising) as it helps them build connections. But there are so many more innovative offline tactics you can still take advantage of.

Here’s why offline marketing does work and some brilliant real-life examples to back it up.

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Topics: Marketing

Where Does Print Marketing Stand in Today's Digital World?

Posted by B&B Press on 23 May 2019

Someone might try and tell you that print marketing is dead. “What’s the point creating that brochure when you can spend your money on paid search instead?” These people are wrong and you have our permission to ignore them completely. The rise of digital marketing doesn’t spell the end of print; it simply changes the way that print should be used.

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Topics: Print Tips, Marketing

5 Innovative Ways to Boost Brand Awareness for Every Business Size

Posted by B&B Press on 07 May 2019

Boosting your brand awareness is obviously very important. When your target audience knows about your brand, your products and services are more likely to sell and eventually, you’ll have brand advocates that love shouting about your business.

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Topics: Marketing

5 Brilliant Marketing Tips and Tricks You Should Know About

Posted by B&B Press on 03 May 2019

Year on year, marketing techniques and tips continue to evolve. However, one thing that doesn’t change is that effective marketing is necessary for your business to reach its true potential. You can have the best content, product or service in the world, but marketing it correctly is what’ll make it reach the right people at the right time.

Here are five great marketing tips and tricks that you should be aware of in 2019.

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Topics: Event Marketing

The Top Marketing Trends of 2019 and How to Jump Onboard

Posted by B&B Press on 26 April 2019

The fast-paced world of marketing is continuously developing so it’s important to stay on top of the latest trends. The need for marketing is obviously crucial, but so is jumping on the relevant trends to stay ahead of the competition. It’s one thing to know what’s hot in the industry but it’s another to implement them in your own marketing strategy.

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Topics: Marketing

6 Marketing Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Posted by B&B Press on 19 April 2019

Marketers have to keep an awful lot of plates spinning at one time. There are demanding customers, sceptical superiors and just when you think you’ve cracked it, there’s a whole new technique the marketing world is going crazy for.

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Topics: Marketing

How to Forecast a Direct Mail Budget

Posted by B&B Press on 21 March 2019

Direct mail is still proving to be a go-to method for many marketers, with the latest Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report revealing that ad spend for direct mail has increased by almost five percent to a record £22.2 billion.

From the format of direct mail to the plans you have in place, a lot of factors can change the budget you put towards your next campaign. Here’s how you can forecast a direct mail budget to set you up for success.

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Topics: Marketing

Still Debating the Effectiveness of Print Advertising? Here are 10 Killer Print Campaigns to Make You Look Twice

Posted by B&B Press on 13 March 2019

It’s easy to think that print advertising isn’t going to work in today’s increasingly digital world. That’s certainly not the case. In fact, studies have shown that people are 70 percent more likely to remember business seen in print compared to online - so it comes as no surprise that the major companies below decided to create some of the most effective print campaigns around.

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Topics: Marketing