Alphaprint is a long established, fresh thinking, customer focused, environmentally conscientious company that provides complete design and print management solutions.
What sets us apart is that we design, print, finish, mail, store and distribute, all from our single site. This gives us total control over the quality of what we produce, and gives our customers confidence that we are in full control of their projects from start to finish. Our philosophy has helped the company grow, and inspired loyalty among our customers of which we are proud.
A fresh approach to design and print
Since the company formed in 1980 Alphaprint has grown to become one of the most highly regarded and versatile suppliers of print and design in our sector.
Our sites occupy 30,000sq ft at our home in Colchester, Essex. We have an experienced in-house design studio, a print facility incorporating 6 presses from 1 to 5 colours, on-site bindery, die cutting and creasing, metallic foiling, mailing, warehousing and distribution and a digital print centre.
1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 colour brochures, leaflets, forms, flyers, stationery, NCR sets and pads, postcards, reports, prospectuses, bookwork
marketing pieces, die cut
shaped folders and leaflets.
walksort, mailsort out sized and bespoke hand mailing.
Die cutting, folding, foil blocking, gloss or matt coating, binding stitching, wiro binding, trimming, inline sequential brochure numbering or coding, UV varnishing, matt and gloss lamination, PUR binding, book binding.
Brochure concept, logo design, branding, signage, managing corporate guidelines, type setting and form design, adverts, newslettter shells, interactive PDF's...
24hr delivery, 'on-the-day' conference material, short run leaflets, brochures, newsletters, reports, training guides, manuals, invitations, menus, Christmas and Greeting Cards.
STORAGE & DESPAtch
Free print storage, pick and pack service for multi-sites, global distribution, stock management, same day or next day nationwide despatch.
Providing a wide range of design and print related services cost effectively and to a high standard is one of our strengths and a major factor in securing our customers' loyalty. If you have a requirement that is not listed here please contact us. We can tailor our services to match your specific requirements.
OUR DESIGN STUDIO
One huge advantage with using Alphaprint is that we have a fantastic in-house design studio. Our designers have a wealth of design experience and creative flare across many different mediums. Our creative team work well under pressure and are used to working to tight deadlines, while still producing a very high standard of work.
As well as producing design to go on our in-house presses, our team are also available for stand alone artwork only jobs that don’t require any print. Whatever your needs, our aim is to exceed your expectations.
Alphaprint takes itS environmental responsibility very seriously and we are proactive in the pursuit of our own environmental targets and those of the organisations we work for.
We are proud to announce that as well as ISO 9001, we are one of only a few printing organisations nationally to be certified by the FSC® (Forestry Stewardship Council®) and also the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certifications). We were also awarded our ISO 14001 certification in October 2008, a real achievement for a company of our size.
Our environmental initiatives do not stop there. We are very close to achieving our target of recycling 100% of our manufacturing waste, and with our medium term goal of becoming a carbon neutral producer we are investigating ways to switch our power consumption to wholly renewable sources once it becomes available in our area.
Current environmental schemes we run include a paper pick up service. We encourage our customers to contact us if they have any old print they wish to recycle. We send all our waste paper for recycling, and rather than our vans heading back to base empty we are happy to pick this waste print up and add it to the bins here for recycling. Waste paper has a value, we are now paid for this by the tonne. All the proceeds raised from recycling our metal and paper waste will be channelled into our charitable fund that supports various school projects across Africa.
IT WON'T COST THE EARTH
We do not have a sales force as such; we choose to employ experienced account managers instead. They will know how best to produce your work to suit your budget, quantity, and design requirements. If you call us we can work out the best option for you. We are more than happy to offer advice even if the project does not go ahead.
All our staff have the experience to help you, and there is technical support in every area that can be called upon. We do not operate direct lines so no leaving messages and then waiting for days for someone to call you back, your enquiry will be dealt with there and then.
We'd love a chat or if you prefer, drop us an email to see how we can help.
We welcome site visits, why not come and see your work being produced!
Tel: 01206 795546
Alphaprint (Colchester) Ltd, Challenge Way, Hythe Hill, Colchester, Essex CO1 2LY
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