There is a lot that goes into bringing print campaigns to life but we are here to make it straightforward. At Eight Plus, we not only oversee the process – through our managed print services, we also offer choice, transparency and aim to add value for every customer.
What is print management?
From concept to proofing, printing to distribution, as print project managers we can oversee the whole process.
With our in-house expertise, we offer technical support and advice on the end to end campaign. We have an approved list of print and mailing partners who ensure the final product surpasses your expectations.
“We’re a people-centric business and our team has the expertise to support customers through the whole print process, offering transparency, flexibility and helping to navigate the challenging print market.”Rob Moules, Sales Director, Eight Plus
What does Eight Plus do differently?
When it comes to conventional print management, all too often, customers are treated as job numbers and projects are churned through print brokers.
At Eight Plus we focus on managing print properly. We’re on a mission to restore faith in print media, provide a bespoke service and add value to every job. Through format review, print and paper optimisation, streamlining the artwork and print approval process – we take ownership of the whole process for you.
Why use print management? In every industry there is always a challenge, and the world of print is no exception. With our expertise in product sourcing and production, we are able to offer customers choice and exercise flexibility when it comes to print and distribution.
“Marketing budgets are under strain and are constantly under question. We can help to mitigate the increases to print, postage and mailing costs.”Rob Moules, Sales Director, Eight Plus
What print management services do we cover?
Whether you’re producing postcard marketing, creating leaflets, brochures, printed catalogues or delivering direct mail, our team can help bring your campaign to life by offering a complete managed print solution.
We source digital printing, offset litho, web offset, gravure and offer creative cover finishes and brand pantone matching or any other process your job requires.
With an established supplier list, access to a diverse range of printing press capabilities, we marry up the best fit between your print specification and our suppliers, to give the most cost effective and quality focused solution.
Our services at Eight Plus include:
Workflow optimisation and consultancy
We are here to support and guide you through your workflow.
Our team take the stress out of the process by providing consultations on technical job specifications, minimising paper waste, reduce costs and save on postage. Gathering quotes for print, post and mailing. Using our industry-leading digital proofing software, we’ll streamline production, ensuring your job more time and cost-efficient.
Quality print and colour reproduction is an art. Formatting images and artwork correctly for different paper stocks is an integral part to how we achieve this. We will guide you through this complete workflow and check all files through our proofing and print management software ensuring a streamlined, slick, easy process.
We’ll check the first copies hot off the press (known as a Press-pass) in case any changes need to be made to the printing plates. We are a dab hand at knowing how to make the right adjustments to really make the most of your artwork and substrates.
Our supply partners span the print industry, meaning that we’re adept at finding the very best route to production for your project. As well as purchasing print, we source an array of paper stocks on behalf of our clients, including gloss, silk and uncoated papers for printing. We also manage mailing and distribution.
We tailor our service to the needs of each client, and work in a consultative procurement capacity on behalf of customers to create and manage the print tender process. In addition to product sourcing, measuring the environmental impact of projects and price analysis, our team support clients at each stage of due diligence, including supplier visits and print tests.
Our strategic partnership with Royal Mail, and relationships with other mailing and postage providers allow us to advise on optimum print formats that qualify for reduced postage costs. We are experienced in delivering direct mail marketing, partially addressed mail, and distribution on behalf of our customers nationally and internationally.