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Uncoated vs Coated Paper & Board

UNCOATED PAPER & BOARD All​ paper starts off as uncoated. In the production process soft wood fibres are used to make a pulp that is then bleached, rolled flat, dried and smoothed. If viewed under a microscope you would see that the surface of the paper looks like a sponge with thousands of tiny holes. […]

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Supplying Data

At Peppermint Print we have 10 suggestions for supplying data for Mailings and Variable Data Printing, that will help keep your data safe and secure as well as make it easier for us to process and therefore speed up your job and make it look polished and pleasing to the eye when printed. 1. Phone Us: It […]

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Studio Check List

A Practical Preflight Checklist The following checklist is a guide to help set up and send your work for printing; to help eliminate problems, speed up production and ensure that you get the printed job that you where expecting. Document Checks 1. Pages are set to correct finished size If your documents finished size is […]

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Common UK Envelope Sizes

Envelopes can be very confusing. Paper has four main criteria namely size, weight, colour and finish but envelopes have all of these plus type, window position and nature of the sealing method. It is possible to print onto pre made envelopes but you can also print on a flat sheet of paper before converting it […]

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Why Printing Is an Eco-Friendly Marketing Option

Many people assume that electronically sending documents is more eco-friendly than printing them. We are constantly receiving messages from our banks to choose the greener option and opt for electronic statements rather than paper ones, and the logic seems clear: stop printing, save trees, save the environment. However, things are not as clear-cut as this. […]

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Catalogues: Why They Are Still Relevant in the Digital Age

People Still Like Print Despite the rise of digital books, magazines and catalogues, people still like print. They like how it feels in their hands, how comfortable it is to hold, how it smells, how they can interact with it. Quite simply, digital has not managed to take over print yet. Until that day, people […]

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Logo Design: Top Tips for a Multi-Channel Environment

No matter how simple a logo looks, there is nothing simple about designing it. These days, the process can be even more complicated because of all of the different places that you have to use it including social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter, offline adverts, print marketing and more – all of which have different […]

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Tips for Creating a Personalised Print Marketing Campaign

Benefits of Personalised Print Marketing Through the use of variable data printing you can personalise your sales letters, brochures and flyers in many ways to provide a more personal communication for customers. This can often lead to a higher response rate compared to a blanket marketing campaign as you are targeting your message to the […]

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Direct Mail: Top Tips for Getting It Right

Key Benefits of Direct Mail There are many reasons why direct mail still works wonders in these days of technology. Although internet marketing can certainly play a very important role, there is no need to forget about traditional forms of marketing altogether. The fact is direct mail remains a very powerful way to get your […]

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A Guide to Litho vs Digital Print

Litho Printing The most common, high-volume, commercial printing technology is Offset Lithography. The image is burned onto a metal plate using a laser, which is then loaded onto the printing press. This image is then transferred (or offset) onto a rubber blanket and then onto the printing surface – be it paper, card or plastics. […]

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