Full colour printing

October 27, 2017

Full colour printing has been around long before our technologically advanced, high-speed printing equipment was available. This type of printing has a vibrant, colourful and fascinating history that not too many people are familiar with.

The effect this technology has on any type of media or marketing campaign cannot be underestimated and many studies have been done on the effect that colours have on consumer buying patterns. Minuteman Press Roodepoort has been providing full colour printing services for many years, and will continue to assist their clients in the successful execution and production of all their marketing materials.

The history of full colour printing

As one can expect, colour printers derives from a long and enthralling history. First used in Asia and then Europe, colour printing dates back to the 13th century. Soon afterwards, the Europeans got on board and further developed techniques for colour printing. It certainly was not a mainstreamed process back then that we know today, as each colour printing involved numerous print runs, one for each colour used. Could you ever imagine the time investment this required for each printing project? Luckily for their clients, Minuteman Press Roodepoort makes use of the latest technology in their operations!

The 19th century saw various new methods and advancements in colour printing developed in Europe. One of the most popular methods was what would become known as chromolithography, which through mechanical colour separation reduced the number of print runs per print to only three. This was a huge step forward to bringing the magic of colour printing to the masses, and making it accessible to more mainstream markets.

With a huge and comprehensive product offering, Minuteman Press offers their clients a one stop service solution to all their full colour printing needs. These range from company letterheads, catalogues, business cards, brochures and booklets. If you are looking for the most affordable full colour printers in Roodepoort, Minuteman Press is your best option.

Full colour printing: A brief history

September 22, 2017

Our visually driven society these days do not even flinch at the sight of colourful and attention grabbing posters, banners, pamphlets and other print media. Yet this was not always the case, as the history of colour printing shows. The short but interesting journey of full colour printing reflects not only a changing attitude to marketing styles and techniques, but also represents a shift in consumer attitude towards how a marketing campaign is executed. Most consumers will not give a bland looking black and white pamphlet the time of day, whereas they are more likely to respond to colourful media – a field in which Minuteman Press Roodepoort specialises in.

The days before technologically advanced printing equipment

History relays that the earliest way to add colour to paper prints was by hand colouring. Luckily, it seems, we have progressed from this tedious art form. This form of colour printing was widely used across both Asia and Europe, even from as early as the 13th century according to the Chinese woodcuts, and in Europe from the 15th century. It continued being used until deep into the 19th century.

Most methods of early colour printing involved prints for each colour, and were laboriously performed by a separate print run for each page. Luckily for modern society, we have the splendid technological advancements of Minuteman Press Roodepoort, at affordable and achievable prices.

Should you find yourself in need of full colour printers then look no further than Minuteman Press in Roodepoort. Their services vary from catalogue printing, business cards design and printing, newsletters, brochures, booklets and presentation folders.  We’re here to help you with everything from designing work and colour advice to bulk printing services.

Contact us to find out more about full colour printing services in Roodepoort.

Affordable Manual Printing and Binding Services in Roodepoort

August 20, 2017

Jiddu Krishnamurti is quoted as stating: “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” It is no wonder then that we are constantly seeking to learn. Courses abound, and to keep the costs reasonable, the manual printing and binding must be affordable.

First Impressions Count 

Superficial or not, we make certain assumptions based solely on what we initially see. In the same way, readers will form an impression of your company and its level of training proficiency as soon as they pick up your training manual. Ink-smeared and dog-eared pieces of paper stapled together and handed out as a manual will cause delegates to assume your business is below-par. They may even question your authority. On the flip side, even a plain covered manual which is neatly printed and professionally bound will elicit a sense of trustworthiness and expertise.

Make it Stick 

Having gained the trust of your delegates with the appearance of your manual, ensure that the content is well thought out and clearly stated. Double check that your spelling and grammar is 100%. Ideally, get an outsider to read through your manual prior to printing. That way it can be checked objectively. (A chocolate thank you might be in order!) The best way to ensure that your message is understood, remembered and applied is to have logical, easy-to-follow content.

Minuteman Press, Roodepoort, will Print and Bind Your Manuals 

If you need professional manual printing and binding services, look no further than Minuteman Press, Roodepoort. Our printing company in Roodepoort offers full-colour printing, black-and-white copies and even graphic design services. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us or request an online quote today!

Self-inking stamps

July 20, 2017

For any business, time is of the essence. Any business person/manager worth their salt needs to constantly look at ways to save and maximise the time spent on activities in their organisations. One area which uses a lot of time in companies is paperwork. Anything that will help in cutting down on this time will go a long way. Cue music…enter ‘self-inking stamps’!

A Self-inking stamp is a rubber stamp placed in a spring-loaded stamp body which rotates to an internal ink pad after each use. Self-Inking stamps are fast, clean, easy-to-use and ideal for rapid, repetitive stamping.

Big benefits from Self-Inking Stamps

  • Stamps are a great way to save time when you need to communicate the same information over and over again. A variety of different information can be communicated, i.e. dating documents, placing addresses on mail or just marking copies before they are filed.
  • Self-inking stamps can be used thousands of times before needing re-inking. Because the ink pad is contained within the stamp, there is very little mess when using these stamps. This means fewer ink pads and less mess to deal with when using the stamp.
  • Self-inking stamps give a quality image every time they are used. This enables them to be used in quick succession retaining the same crisp, clear impression every time.

 

If you are looking for a printing company in Roodepoort to handle all your printing requirements, from black-and-white copies to full-colour printing, we have the solution for you. Please get in touch with Minuteman Press Roodepoort to get a printing quote.

Copying that’s as good as the original

June 20, 2017

Photo copying has come a long way since the first machines came into being a few decades ago. Gone are the days when photocopies were blurry, grainy images flecked with tiny black specs. High-quality digital photocopiers replicate documents so perfectly that you can hardly tell the difference between the original and the copy.

 

Minuteman Press, Roodepoort, offers high-quality copying. Here are 4 reasons to choose our exceptional copying services:

 

  1. Superior equipment makes the difference

At Minuteman Press, Roodepoort, we use high-quality printers and copiers to ensure the best results. We’re all about innovations in the printing industry. So, we keep ourselves up to date with the best and most advanced equipment. This allows us to deliver exceptional results every time.

 

  1. Black-and-white or full-colour copies

Whether you need simple black-and-white copies or colour, you can expect flawless results. Our state of the art equipment digitally scans your documents and photos, and produces crisp, clear copies that look exactly like the original.

 

  1. Any order large or small

Because we are committed to always giving our customers excellent service, we believe that no job is too large or too small. We have the machinery and staff capacity to handle extensive photocopying requirements… but if you just need a couple of pages copied, we can help with that too.

 

  1. Great service that’s affordable

Not only do we provide our customers with superb quality and excellent turnaround times, we’re also affordable. Speak to us at Minuteman Press, Roodepoort, about a cost-effective copying solution for your needs today.

 

If you are looking for a printing company in Roodepoort to handle all your printing requirements, from black-and-white copies to full-colour printing, we have the solution for you. Please get in touch with Minuteman Press, Roodepoort, to get a printing quote.

Market your business with eye-catching booklets

May 20, 2017

Whatever your business, giving potential customers information about your business is important. Printed booklets are a superb marketing tool for any company, whether you need to provide a detailed outline of your services or showcase a variety of products. Multiple pages offer more opportunity to expand on information and to use impactful, appropriate images. A quality finished product is something that customers are more likely to keep at hand than a single page flyer.

 

Consider the following before you embark on printing brochures:

 

  • Professional design

Marketing booklets should be designed by a graphic designer who will ensure that what is produced is visually consistent with other branding elements previously printed, such as business cards and adverts.

 

  • Balanced information

Typically, a multi-page brochure will contain more information than a flyer or advert, but less than your website. Think of a booklet as an incentive for potential clients to visit your website rather than a printed copy of it.

 

  • High-quality images

If you are having booklets designed and printed, be aware that quality images can make or break a design. You may consider purchasing stock images or having a professional photograph your products.

 

  • Printing and finishes

When having brochures printed, choose the best quality print and finishes that you can afford. Remember that people will often keep marketing booklets for later reference, so, better quality has more longevity.

 

Minuteman Press Roodepoort, offers a variety of booklet printing options (including saddle-stitched, stapled and perfect bound) as well as finishes such as laminating and foiling. In addition, we have an in-house design team to ensure that your booklets have an eye-catching, professional design.

 

If you are looking for a printing company in Roodepoort to handle all your printing requirements, from black-and-white copies to full-colour printing, we have the solution for you. Please get in touch with Minuteman Press Roodepoort to get a printing quote.

Our stationery services:

April 20, 2017

Minuteman Press offers a wide array of services from branded stationery to printing services to even taking care of your stationery needs. These days branded stationery is crucial for small businesses: it indicates that you pay attention to meticulous details; however, we have more than just that!

 

Branding stationery:

If you have a small upcoming business, branding stationery is exactly what you need to maximise the exposure you need. The common things to brand are diaries, pens, notebooks and rulers. Branding your stationery gives your business a professional image, more importantly, your clients will have a constant reminder of your business by means of the branded stationery.

 

Other stationery needs:

At Minuteman press in Roodepoort, we offer professional and unique products that suit your business. Apart from branded stationery, we also have standard stationery for the individual or corporate business. Even medical stationery is available: a doctor’s profession is very important, requiring only the best writing instruments to their professional status. At Minuteman press in Roodepoort, you will find only the best stationery printing for medical professionals.

 

If you are looking for a printing company in Roodepoort to handle all your printing requirements, Please get in touch with Minuteman Press Roodepoort to get a printing quote.

Minuteman Roodepoort is your one-stop shop for design services

March 21, 2017

Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction.  At Minuteman Press in Roodepoort, we provide design and graphic services.

 

Services offered

1) Logo design: Before you start thinking about designing a business card or picking colours for your letterhead, you need a logo. We have a team of designers you can consult to help develop a concept which best represents the corporate identity you want to exhibit.

2) Company Identity / Image: As a business, there are certain aspects you want to be identified with. Minuteman Roodepoort design services help you in shaping this image.

3) Business Cards: They are vital to convey a lot of information about your company in a short space of time.

4) Flyers: They are ideal for when you want to convey messages about promotions you are running, specials on offer, etc.

5) Advertising material: Regardless the type of advertising material you require, our design services will help you come up with full-colour or black-and-white advertising materials.

6) Company Profiles: For pitches to investors and other stakeholders, having a professionally designed company profile puts you in good stead. Talk to us in helping you come up with a profile matching your needs.

7) Brochures: This is a great way to detail the products and services you have on offer: they enable you to include details about your products and services.

8) Banners and flags: They are ideal for your outdoor advertising and when you are mobile.

9) Business stationery: This keeps your business brand in direct view of your customers.

 

If you are looking for a printing company in Roodepoort to handle all your printing requirements, from black-and-white copies to full-colour printing, we have the solution for you. Please get in touch with Minuteman Press Roodepoort for a printing quote.

5 elements of a well-designed brochure

February 24, 2017

If you’re going to invest in a printed brochure – an extremely powerful marketing tool – you need to do it properly. A badly printed, (or even worse a badly designed) brochure will do more harm than if you didn’t get one printed at all. Every well-designed brochure has five elements that need to be executed well. Here they are:

 

  1. A layout that’s pleasing to the eye
    A brochure that is a big, jumbled mess of colours and images will not attract the right attention. The layout of your brochure is extremely important, so be sure to use a skilled designer to do it. It should be tasteful, whilst highlighting the most important information.
  2. High-quality images
    Blurry, low-quality images look terrible and show a lack of attention to detail. Ensure you always use images that are 300dpi for printing.
  3. Helpful information (but not too much)
    Nobody likes to be given a wall of text to read, so keep your copy to the essentials. A good copywriter will be able to get your information across effectively. Ensure you have perfect grammar and sentence structure.
  4. Contact information
    Your brochure must have all your contact details. If you have a shop or showroom, a map to your location is a good idea. Be sure to include phone numbers, email addresses and web addresses. If you have space, a QR code that links straight to your website is a good idea, since brochures tend to get thrown out quite fast.
  5. Your corporate identity
    Always make sure your brochure is designed with your company’s image in mind. The overall look of the brochure is going to send a message as soon as your potential customer picks it up, so ensure that message is one that aligns with your business. Ensure that your brochure impacts with the best possible first impression by utilising colour psychology and creative folds.

 

If you want to print brochures, head to Minuteman Press Roodepoort. We are the experts in printing everything from booklets and catalogues, to banners and business cards. We even have in-house designers to assist you. Contact us to learn more.

Order your personalised business postcards today!

January 24, 2017

Most times when people get a postcard, they receive generic cards which everyone else receives.  Instead of being predictable like everyone else, consider personalising your postcards with your own greeting, address, family photo or company logo and signatures. This will give your card that memorable touch.

Minuteman offers postcard printing services and custom card printing. Our graphic design services assist you in bringing your concept into fruition. You can choose from our in-house selected cards where you can personalise the front with a name, logo, or your own photograph.

Employees

As minor as it might seem, giving your employees personalised business postcards will go a long way in boosting their morale and sense of belonging. Generic cards make them seem like just another statistic, personalised cards on the other hand makes the employees realise they are ‘known by name.’

Customers

Custom card printing will make your business standout from other businesses, in the eye of your customers. At this time of the year they are likely to receive loads of postcards from other businesses like yours. Giving them personalised business postcards will make your company memorable. People will always remember, “that company which called me by name.”

If you are looking for a printing company in Roodepoort to handle all your printing requirements, we have the solution for you. Please get in touch with Minuteman Press Roodepoort to get a printing quote.

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