Custom Printing

A Local Printing & Design Service in Northumberland

Millfield Media are a local affordable, professional reliable Printing and Design Service in Northumberland.

We are a family business, with a friendly caring attitude to get the most out of your printed materials.

Although we are based near Alnwick in Northumberland we offer FREE UK delivery.

We provide a personal and professional B2B Printing and Design Service to clients across Newcastle and the North East Region as well as UK wide. 

We have 35 years’ experience in the printing and design industry with a large product list.

We have the capabilities that enables us to supply either Lithographic or Digital Printing solutions and Wide Format machinery that is used for our Indoor or Outdoor Signage. 

It doesn’t matter how large or small your order we offer a 5* service to all our customers regardless of their spend.  

We offer advice and guidance to save you money, without compromising on quality.

All our orders are treated individually with a professional attitude and a smiley face and are printed using the latest technology.

We will ensure that your branding ethos of fonts and colours are not compromised.

Why work with us ?

✅ You will have the benefit of a dedicated account manager

✅We take the anxiety out of your printing needs
 
✅ We will design all your printing collateral, signage into a print ready format. 
 
✅ Excellent quality products with an affordable price tag, so you get you more for your money
 
✅ Our designer will make sure your branding is consistent
✅ Your colours and fonts reflect your brand and key messages
 
Advise and  help you to create a website to suit your business needs.
 
Branding packages are available to help you create a logo and all your social media infographics
 
If you are an existing business we can help you to rebrand and refresh if you are moving in a different direction

If you are you a new business or start up trying to launch your new product or idea please contact us.
 
Lets have a conversation via zoom on how we can get your business branded and up and running.

This can be anything from logo design, branding, google my business training,  graphic design or website design at affordable costs 

✅ Your account manager will keep you updated every step of the way  and inform you when delivery will be. 

✅ We use only the latest print technology to ensure quality without a high price tag.

✅ We offer a FREE no obligation quotation with various printing solutions and finishes if required, and help you to choose a finish suitable for your product and budget.

✅ Business Stationery

Letterheads, Compliment Slips, Business Cards, NCR pads, Branded Envelopes, Diaries, Notebooks. Stickers and Labels, Posters

✅ NCR pads are available in various formats of carbonless pads, either (2/3/4 part) which are ideal to use as work forms, personalised invoice books, customised receipt books..

They can be supplied in duplicate or triplicate gummed books, full colour or black and white basically whatever you need to run a successful business.

✅ Exhibition Materials

Pop Up Banners

Outdoor Vinyl Banners

Tablecloths

Pens

A5 Flyers

Brochure Printing

✅ Banners and Signage

Indoor and Outdoor Signage

A Frames

Vinyl Banners

✅ Websites and Hosting

All our websites are built in house using wordpress. We have structured our pricing to help start ups or small businesses owners who need a web presence.

✅ We are registered providers for the North East Business Support Fund who can support projects such as a new website.

You could be eligible to access up to 35% funding for business improvement projects to encourage business resilience and change during this difficult time.

Funding is available for you to :-

Build a website 

Website improvements

Website Development

Re-branding and design

Design for any promotional material

If this is of interest to you and you want to create a website that includes a web hosting service please contact us to let us guide your small business and provide you direction, helping you with branding and content. 

WordPress Training 

As part of the service we provide when we create a new website for our customers we now provide a WordPress training course. This enables our customers to manage their own website content themselves.

Normally you would ask your website developer to make changes which all costs money. As a small business owner, this isn’t always cost effective so if your looking to control and edit your site we are here to help.

We offer WordPress Training for beginners. We want to help you understand the simple jargon, in a step by step process. 

We provide one-to-one virtual training bespoke to your website in a step by step stage so you learn and understand the  basics. 

We will help you to understand :

✅ How to change content

✅ How to optimise for search engines, and help you understand key words

✅ How to write your URLs that will improve your click through rate

✅ How to write a meta description in your content to improve ranking

✅ How to add a new page

✅ How to create a blog

Google My Business Virtual 1:1 Training 

All local business owners need to get their business in the Google search results.

There are loads of tactics to rank well as a local business but no magical solution it does take hard work and perseverance. 

One of the best ways to do this, is to optimise for local SEO and Google my Business is an ideal way to achieve this.

Getting the most out of LinkedIn 

Facebook for Business
Twitter for Business

 

Please get in touch if you would like to work with us 

Personalised Business Stationery

Think about your Personalised Business Stationery as a marketing asset. 

Whether your businesses is large or small it is an excellent way to get your brand in front of your customers for a relatively low cost. 

It is a fantastic marketing tool to ensure your brand identity stays in your clients minds. 

Personalised Stationery is an affordable solution to help you to achieve brand identity.  

Your logo, colours, fonts and design all contribute to your professional branding and will keep your business and corporate identity in the minds of your customers. 

It helps people to recognise a brand.

Think of Virgin or Coca Cola who are the market leaders in brand consistency and you will understand how they are easily recognisable. 

Your Business Card is a good starting point and a  valuable asset to give out to potential clients or if you deliver goods add it to their order.

A free giveaway such as bookmarks are also a cheap but good quality alternative for your customers and less likely to be thrown away.  

Letterheads  and Compliment Slips are an absolute must if you send out correspondence.

Firsty they are really cost effective and secondly it shows you are a professional company.  

They will save you money on printing inks and costs in the long run.

If you are in the construction or engineering business then our  NCR Pads or Invoice Books are a must.

They are an easy way to make duplicate or triplicate copies without using the old dated carbon paper.

They are so versatile they can be used for Receipt Books and work forms, delivery notes, permit to work or waste transfer forms and so much more for a variety of jobs in different industries. .

Particularly ideal if your business needs  instant multiple copies of a particular form.

A fantastic time saving option for your business.

Whether you are a large or small business they are a valuable asset.

Business Stationery will ensure that your business looks more professional and help you stand out from your competitors. 

If you send out parcels, think about some custom stickers or labels for that personal touch.

Its a nice thank you to your customers for their order.

Sending out professional letterheads and compliment slips will help you to get your brand recognised.

5 Things All Company Letterheads Need to Include By Law

You must include your company’s name on all company documents, publicity and letters.

On business letters, order forms and websites, you must show:

  • the company’s registered number
  • its registered office address
  • where the company is registered (England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland)
  • the fact that it’s a limited company (usually by spelling out the company’s full name including ‘Limited’ or ‘Ltd’)

If you want to include directors’ names, you must list all of them.

Invoices

You must clearly display the word ‘invoice’ on the document. You must include:

  • A unique identification number
  • Your company name, address and contact information
  • The company name and address of the customer you’re invoicing
  • A clear description of what you’re charging for
  • The date the goods or service were provided (supply date)
  • The date of the invoice
  • The amount(s) being charged
  • VAT amount if applicable
  • The total amount owed

Sole trader invoices

If you’re a sole trader, the invoice must also include:

  • your name and any business name being used
  • an address where any legal documents can be delivered to you if you are using a business name

Limited company invoices

If your company is a limited company, you must include the full company name as it appears on the certificate of incorporation.

If you decide to put names of your directors on your invoices, you must include the names of all directors

VAT invoices

You must include VAT invoices if you and your customer are VAT registered.

These include more information than non-VAT invoices.

Maybe you would also like branded envelope printing  or printed postal boxes, which is another fantastic opportunity to keep your brand is consistent. 

Would you like us to help your business achieve a more professional look at an affordable cost ?

We would love to hear from you. 

Please contact us for a FREE no obligation quotation

Millfield Media Magazine Printing

Lithographic Printing or Digital Printing – What’s the difference ?

Lithographic Printing explained

Lithographic Printing is a process using wet ink and printing plates.

It is more cost effective and suitable for larger print runs.

Why ? Because there is a lot of cost and time involved in making the printing plates and preparing the ‘spare’ material that is required for all the plate images to be processed and registered before the job can be run.

However, once this is done the cost per copy will be cheaper for bigger printing runs.

The turnaround time is longer with lithographic printing (usually at least 5 working days on average).

This is because time has to be allowed for the ink to completely dry before finishing. Longer run jobs have to be scheduled to run on the bigger presses.

Benefits of Lithographic Printing

📌Suitable for a wide range of surfaces including paper, card and plastics

📌The larger the order the cheaper it gets as the cost decreases as the quantity increases

📌Ability to cope with long runs with out losing quality

📌Special inks allow you to keep your brand consistency with your Pantone colours

Digital printing explained

Digital Printing  is a process that uses toners on a press and is more suitable and cost effective for shorter runs. 

This is because there is less initial set up involved making it a cheaper option for small businesses. 

Digital printing is what we call a four colour process reproduction method that uses electronic files (PDF artwork).

Dots of colour are used to produce an image using toner or ink.

(Unlike litho printing no printing plates are required)

This means there is less waste of the chemicals involved and paper because there is no need to make-ready.

Benefits of Digital Printing

📌 It is great for a quick turnaround as the job is produced in its finished format.

No additional drying time required.Its quick to set up so fast turn around of orders

📌Colours are bright, ideal for vibrant images on a vast range of materials

📌A much cheaper option for small volumes which makes it ideal for Small Business owners.

📌Personalisation is much easier as text and graphics can be changed on each item without stopping or slowing down the press

Although there are benefits for both options, it is also depending on the size of your business, your budget and your specific requirements.

Particularly if your brand colours are vibrant, and you want to keep the consistency of your Pantone colours.

Using a graphic designer will help you decide the best cost effective printing option for your business.

It will ensure that all your brand colours are consistent especially if you use business stationery so they should match specifically.

If you would like some further advice on brochures and leaflets, read our blog

If you would like any advice and guidance or a quote please contact us 

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