We offer a highly-responsive print management service for agencies, in-house marketing teams and print buyers across the UK.
We’re based at Manchester, Manchester. With over 50 years’ combined experience across all aspects of print delivery, our mission is to provide you with a consistently fabulous print management service you can rely on, time and time again.
Creative agency looking for a print soulmate for loving relationship?
Having worked on the coalface of agency account management ourselves, we really get what you need from a print partner. Express quote turnaround, hand-holding on complex jobs, the best price and quality for the budget you have to work with and 100% reliability.
Amazing creative and design work is only as good as the final printed output. So when it comes to our bit of the process, we’re here to work hand in hand with you to make sure your work shines.
We offer advice pre-press to flag up any potential issues in advance, and we work closely with our clients to spec out paper and finish well before we hit press. We’re always keeping ourselves ahead of the latest print techniques and technology too, so when you’re looking for print inspiration, we’re here with brains ready to be picked.
We like to work as a true extension of your agency production team, collaborating and joining client meetings whenever you need us there to advise on print technicalities. We can source paper samples, run pre-press tests and hunt out the most beautiful of inks when you need something really special.
Above all, you get a really personal and responsive service from a team as committed as you to your client service experience. We jump when you need us to, and take our time when detail is everything on a complex job. We can even pull the odd rabbit out of a hat when time is really up against us! So if you’re looking for a print partner that truly understands the ever-changing needs of a client brief, then you may just have found a new print BFF.
Marketing team looking for a safe pair of print hands?
We’re here to make you look great. A safe pair of hands you can rely on to make all your print jobs hassle-free and picture perfect. Great prices, consistent quality and a friendly voice, always on call for advice and guidance when you need it.
There’s no such thing as an average day for an in-house marketer. Goalposts and deadlines shift by the hour, and it’s up to you to juggle all the balls. We get it - we’ve worked in marketing roles ourselves.
Digital marketing is no doubt your key focus, so when it comes to print you may not be 100% savvy about the process or the potential pitfalls. This is where we seamlessly slot in for our in-house marketing clients, offering advice you can count on. From managing data for personaised digital print campaigns, to getting your sales support materials on the same colour spectrum for larger litho print jobs. Colour match matters as much to us as it does to you as brand custodian.
We appreciate you need to make every penny of your marketing budget work hard for you, so we make it our business to negotiate hard with our print partners to access great prices on every job we quote. We also instinctively know which suppliers to use for each different job to guarantee the quality your brand deserves, whether we’re sourcing exhibition graphics, direct mail, catalogues or promotional goods with your name on them – you can trust us to care as much as you do. Because we will.
Experienced print buyer looking for the perfect balance of quality & price
You know what you’re doing when it comes to print and you want to work with a partner who can deliver best value on each and every job whilst never compromising on quality. A partner you can trust to regularly test the market to squeeze prices, whilst never compromising on quality of service.
If you work with Ink, we make it our mission to deliver the best print quality for the best price. Yes, there’s always a cheaper deal to be found when print presses are quiet, but finding that perfect balance between quality and price is the space we play in. This is why some of the UK’s most well-known brands trust us with their print buying and management.
If you’re an in-house procurement professional or print buyer, you have the negotiation skills to secure a great deal. You may have even built up some good print company contacts over the years to buy direct at good prices. But the market is changing, with the reduction in print and the emergence of digital replacements, good deals are not always great deals unless you have a huge and regular print requirement and contract in place.
This is where we can help. As we are buying print on behalf of our clients day in, day out, we have relationships in place with print suppliers large and small around the UK, Europe and Globaly. We know where to place jobs to maintain this perfect balance of price and quality of finish. And, we have invested in these relationships over the years to make sure we’re a big fish in a big pond. In short, we guarantee to secure you a great deal, time and time again, whilst managing the whole process on your behalf too.
Want a quick print quote?
Drop us a quick line if you would like to speak to a member of the Ink team about your general print support needs, or if you’d just like a competitive quote on your next print job to test us out. We’re at your service and here to help!
If you’d like to arrange a meet up to talk about a print job you have coming up, for some advice on your spec, or for an expert eye to look at your print design output then we’d be happy to help. All no-obligation. No hard sell. No jargon and over-promising. Lots of friendly support, hand-holding and we always take care of the biscuits!