What is Embossed Printing and How Can it Promote Your Brand

Posted by B&B Press on 11 December 2018

When it comes to printing a leaflet or brochure, there’s a wide range of techniques and options available to you. Choose the right combination and you’ll create printed marketing that grabs the eye of readers and elevates your brand. Embossed printing is a popular method of doing this, but what is embossed printing and where is it best used?

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Topics: Print Techniques, Marketing

Everything You Need to Know About Spot Colour Printing

Posted by B&B Press on 04 December 2018

The big question when it comes to your next print project - other than the actual design aspect - is whether or not you want to use the four colour or spot colour printing method.

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Topics: Print Techniques

The Ultimate Guide to Four Colour Process Printing

Posted by B&B Press on 27 November 2018

Four colour process printing can serve many purposes and introduce many benefits to your business. The printing process is a great way of making your work stand out from your competitors and getting noticed as you deserve. Not sure what it is? This post will outline everything you need to know about four colour process printing.

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Topics: Print Techniques

5 Benefits of Gold Foil Printing

Posted by B&B Press on 23 November 2018

Gold foil is the extra flourish any printing job needs to take it to the next level. It adds elegance and class to your business’ marketing materials without you needing to break the bank. We’ll run through exactly why you should choose gold foil printing for your next project and some examples of jobs where we’ve used it before.

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Topics: Print Techniques

Matte Print vs. Other Print Options - What's the Best for a Prospectus?

Posted by B&B Press on 15 October 2018

Whether it’s for high schools, colleges or universities, your prospectus is likely to be the first piece of literature that potential students see. So, you need to give off a good first impression. One thing that will definitely help how your prospectus is perceived is the stock it’s produced on. From matte and coated to glossy, here are the pros and cons of the stock options you could use for your prospectus.

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Topics: Print Techniques, Charity & Education

Difference Between Matte and Glossy: Which Should You Choose for a Planner?

Posted by B&B Press on 10 October 2018

When it comes to printing a planner, there are pros and cons to using matte and glossy prints. You want to create the best planner possible that will leave an impression on the reader, so you need to choose the printing method that you feel will suit your work the most. So, that’s why you need to look at both sides of the argument - matte and glossy.

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Topics: Print Techniques

Thinking Outside the Box with Printed Packaging Boxes

Posted by B&B Press on 03 October 2018

When it comes to printing, we often automatically think about stock like paper and card. But it doesn’t just stop there. You can print on just about anything really and bespoke printed solutions, for example, printed packaging boxes are a great example. Here’s what they are, why they’re a good way to show off products and some innovative designs to inspire you.

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Topics: Print Techniques, Marketing

Can Newsletters Be Part of a Charity Marketing Strategy in 2019?

Posted by B&B Press on 28 September 2018

Charity marketing strategies in 2019 have to be more creative than ever before. There are so many ways of reaching out to an audience now through digital means and print that you’ve got to differentiate yourself in order to stand out from the crowd.

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Topics: Charity & Education, Marketing

You're Planning a Charity Newsletter and Want to Make Sure You've Covered Everything

Posted by B&B Press on 18 September 2018

Content is key when it comes to your charity newsletter. The formatting, design and content all work together to draw in the reader and keep them entertained. Once you’ve lost their interest, you’ve potentially lost a reader.

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Topics: Charity Newsletter

Everything You Need on Sponsorship Forms for Fundraising in just 20 Seconds

Posted by B&B Press on 13 September 2018

No time to lose. Here’s everything you need on sponsorship forms for fundraising in just 20 seconds.

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Topics: Charity Newsletter, Charity Event Planning

5 Winning Tips and Tricks for Marketing a Charity Event

Posted by B&B Press on 04 September 2018

Meeting your fundraising goals with a charity event is only possible if it’s marketed effectively. The only way you can raise money and secure donations is by making sure guests actually know about the event and attend. Here are 5 useful tips that can help you when it comes to marketing a charity event.

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Topics: Charity & Education, Newsletter

STOP THE PRESS! Check this Before Choosing a Newsletter Printing and Mailing Company

Posted by B&B Press on 30 August 2018

There are thousands of UK businesses that say they’re capable of meeting your newsletter printing and mailing needs. So how do you know which ones are right for you and your business? Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind when shopping around.

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Topics: Newsletter

The Pros and Cons of Buying GDPR Mailing Lists (and How to Get Around the Cons)

Posted by B&B Press on 23 August 2018

You’ve probably read a lot about GDPR and its impact on direct marketing. If you haven’t, then head over to our blog on the basics of GDPR postal marketing. Before GDPR was introduced, mailing lists were an effective way of building a database of contacts for your business. So, post-GDPR, are they still worth your time?

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Topics: Marketing

This Year's Most Interesting Direct Mail Fundraising Statistics

Posted by B&B Press on 07 August 2018

A lot of people are led to believe that after the massive advancements in technology over the last couple of decades, direct mail is now ineffective. However, this statement couldn’t be more wrong, really. When carried out properly, direct mail is a great way to reach out to your intended audience. If you’re not convinced, check out the direct mail fundraising statistics in this post and see why it still proves to be a good idea in 2018.

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How to Make Nonprofit Newsletters that Engage and Encourage

Posted by B&B Press on 02 August 2018

Nonprofit newsletters are a great way of informing your readers of what’s going on, reaching out to them asking for help or showing thanks and appreciation. They can be sent both digitally or a quality printed version can be sent through the post too. Not sure on where to start with yours? Well, this post will outline everything you need to cover to produce great nonprofit newsletters that engage.

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Just When You Thought You Were Safe... Check Your GDPR Postal Marketing

Posted by B&B Press on 27 July 2018

Thought you’d heard the last of GDPR? It’s no one’s favourite subject but there’s no getting around it. Although you might have made sure your website and email marketing campaigns are now compliant, did you remember to think about your direct mail? Whilst we advise you check with your Data Officer and whoever has already given you legal advice on GDPR, here’s some information for advice purposes.

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11 Ways to Stand Out and Secure Corporate Fundraising

Posted by B&B Press on 18 July 2018

Securing corporate fundraising is a battle between you and thousands of other businesses and events. Standing out from the crowd helps your event to be memorable and more likely to receive funding. Here are 11 ways your business can stand out and secure corporate fundraising.

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How to Get Corporate Donations from Target Businesses

Posted by B&B Press on 12 July 2018

Corporate fundraising is a fantastic way to raise income for your charity. Not only monetary donations but gifts in kind and pro bono work are often supplied by businesses. If done right, corporate fundraising can be incredibly effective. This post will outline everything you need to know on how to gain corporate donations from target businesses.

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Topics: Event Marketing

The Brilliant List of 50 Charity Fundraising Ideas for Schools and How to Market Them

Posted by B&B Press on 03 July 2018

As a school, you’re always doing your bit for charity fundraising. Whether it’s a summer fair or sports day, there has always been a variety of ideas that schools have had to raise money. These ideas have evolved with time and technology, and the scope of creativity in your ideas now is phenomenal. Here are 50 different charity fundraising ideas for schools that you could take advantage of.

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Topics: Event Marketing

The BeBrilliant Guide to Event Programme Printing

Posted by B&B Press on 27 June 2018

A good programme can help visitors to enjoy the occasion and even act as a keepsake after they’ve gone. When it comes to event programme printing, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind to make sure you get the perfect design.

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