21st Century Print Blog

Why Use a Print Broker

14-12-18 | posted by: Tony Herbert

If your catalogue print requirements are large and varied, you might have been considering whether to use a print broker, as opposed to an online or local printing business. Working with the right print broker can increase your efficiency and reduce the pressure on you, as they use their expertise to find you the right printing solution for your exact needs, at the best price. At 21st Century Print, we believe in supporting you in all your printing needs so here's our guide to the reasons why you should use a print broker. 

Does Catalogue Product Quality Matter?

08-10-18 | posted by: Tony Herbert

In a word, yes! Even in this digital age, the role that product catalogues play in marketing cannot be overlooked. Product catalogues give your business a chance to make known to the public the products or services you deal in, and their features. However, it’s not just a matter of bundling products and their descriptions in a cheap booklet and presenting them to your target audience.

How Much Does Catalogue Printing Cost?

25-09-18 | posted by: Tony Herbert

Twenty five years ago, printed media was the main channel through which companies reached their target market. Today however, print is just one crucial part of a complex ecosystem; hence the need for businesses to use more effective catalogue printing strategies.

Why Use A Print Management Company?

29-05-18 | posted by: Tony Herbert

Using a print management company can save you time, save you money and help you get a better ROI from your catalogues. The term ‘print management’ can mean different things in some sectors, so it is worth looking at what we mean by the phrase in this case – before exploring the main benefits of the service.

What Makes An Effective Catalogue?

22-05-18 | posted by: Tony Herbert


Catalogues are still a major sales tool for many sectors even in this digital age. Just ask Argos why they go to the bother of printing millions of their very thick expensive catalogues, or any auction house, wholesaler, supermarket chain and many more. Having said that, every business wants to ensure that they get full value for their design and print spend through producing an effective catalogue that sells. This is why they engage professionals with the specific skills and know-how to convert images and words on the catalogue pages into an irresistible “buy me” message in the mind of the consumer.

How Often Should You Change Catalogue Designer?

17-05-18 | posted by: Tony Herbert

Many businesses design their catalogues in house while others prefer to use a third party for some or all of the process. This may simply be for extra assistance with graphics, copywriting or editing – or it may be an end-to-end design service. If you use a catalogue design company, how can you be sure you are getting the best value service, and when should you consider shopping around for another provider?

Beating The Clock – How To Ensure Fast Turnaround Catalogue Printing!

14-05-18 | posted by: Tony Herbert

Catalogues always have a delivery deadline! We are very aware of this and therefore we offer an ultra-fast turnaround printing service. From our wide experience of jobs that went extremely smoothly and those that had some “jagged edges” that caused the process to groan a little, we know what the important aspects are to ensure a fast and streamlined print run to get them on your doorstep in lightning fast time.

Mission Impossible?

14-03-18 | posted by: Tony Herbert

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Monday 3rd April--- 12:30PM Client sends us a print file — 4 Page A4 report. Mission Instructions — Please print out and send first class today 700 of these.

21st Century goes social

14-03-18 | posted by: Tony Herbert

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Jack Taylor has been really busy in his first couple of weeks with us, establishing a Facebook Company page, a Twitter Page, an Instagram page as well as producing some animated videos for our You Tube Channel, which he also set up! Here is an example of his work.The effect on all of us has been marked! We have learned for example that at boosted post is not a pillar on a hill! Seriously, we are all really knocked out by his work! Keep up the good work, Jack!

Welcome to our newest member of the team

14-03-18 | posted by: Tony Herbert

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We welcomed Jack Taylor into our team on 13th March. Jack is a digital marketing apprentice and is charged with helping us formulate and then carry out our digital marketing strategy. He has made a really great start as well as taking no less than eleven years off our average age. Jack is a local lad, living just up the road in Astwood Bank, Redditch. Welcome Jack!

21st Century Print.
Three Key points.

  • 1.

    Printed Products
    We supply any print for any purpose to organisations and to people in the Midlands and all over the UK. We can provide instant pricing for most jobs where print ready artwork will be supplied. There is nothing printed that we cannot supply.

  • 2.

    Print Management
    We offer print management services to small and medium sized businesses as well as larger organisations. We will help you reduce your expenditure on print and make it as effective as possible.

  • 3.

    Multi-Channel Marketing
    We can help you effectively integrate print into your digital marketing campaigns. We are not afraid to tell our clients to print less if we can see that is the best course for them.


Please find a link here to a very heartfelt testimonial from one of our clients that very generously expresses her view of the service provided by one of our principals.

  • When I moved to the Midlands last year I was looking for a printer to do some training manuals for me...

    and I found 21st Century Print Ltd. Since then I have used them numerous times for a variety of work. I give them full marks for great quality of work, speed of service and pricing. No need to look elsewhere, I can really trust them to do a great job."

    John Taylor
    Tricordant Ltd

  • I just wanted to say that the materials arrived and were great... just what I needed.

    Thanks for helping me and at relatively short notice. I will happily recommend your company to others and hopefully, when I secure a similar piece of work, return to you for support."

    Clarion Consulting

  • Thank you again for everything that you have done for us, we are really really pleased, you’ve done an exceptional job and I will certainly recommend you."

    Tracey Higgins

  • Tony produces superb printing to a time he promises and at a price offering excellent value.

    I asked Tony to produce two different cards for a new venture, to a tight timescale for important client and supplier meetings. The job was delivered in time, despite the tight deadlines and to an excellent standard.

    Thanks Tony - your work is excellent and your service is designed to please."

    Andy Murdy
    Explorator Consulting

  • Your service has been second to none. I will pass your details on to my friends."

    Margaret McFerran

  • Just wanted to say how grateful we are at the service books you've done for us...

    they are beautiful and most thankful for the two laminated keepsakes ones they where so very much appreciated and we couldn't be prouder at what you've done for us as a family at this difficult time."

    Sally Jayne

  • Golding Young have been loyal partners for over a decade due to the excellent service provided and of course being competitive in a tightly priced market."

    Golding Young Limited
  • On behalf of Potteries Mechanical Services Limited we are happy to promote 21st Century Print Ltd who have provided us with excellent service including quality, design and printing. We have no hesitation in recommending 21st Century Print Ltd for all of your printing requirements."

    Susan Powell
    Potteries Mechanical Services Ltd

  • Our Company have used 21st Century Print for some time now, our general day to day printing requirements have been handled with care and attention.

    Just recently I was tasked with some bespoke requirements, Tony and his design team set to it and within no time I was reviewing designs and receiving samples to review. The outcome was fantastic, we couldn’t be happier."

    Amy T

  • 21st Century Print have supplied our printed materials for the last five years.

    They have always provided efficient, friendly service – but more than that, on several occasions have gone out of their way to ensure we receive the items we need at very short notice. Tony and Carol go above and beyond for their customers."

    Sue Soley
    Academy for Chief Executives

  • We act for a large portfolio of clients in dealing with their company secretarial and corporate legal compliance requirements which requires us to send circulars to shareholders, notices, accounts etc on their behalf.

    We have used the services of 21st Century Print Limited for several years to deal with the printing and despatch of documents and throughout that time we have found them to be consistently efficient, reliable, and accurate even when completing tasks given at very short notice. In short, an outstanding level of service.

    It gives me great pleasure to recommend them.

    Tim Hughes, Senior Manager
    Equiniti David Venus Limited

  • 21st Century Print have been fantastic once again.

    Never fail to deliver a fantastic printed product, great quality, superb service and at a great price. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them (again) to anyone. I’ve been buying print for over 20 years and it’s always refreshing to work with great people like Carol and Tony."

    David Bamber, Creative Director
    Cake Agency

  • Highly recommended! Printed perfectly and delivered quickly."

    Clare Williams

  • Thanks Carol, that is fantastic service!"

    Gary Dunne
    Classic Car Auctions

  • 21st Century Print are a very experienced printing company who are extremely helpful,

    every order we have placed has been of excellent quality and has been delivered on time. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

    Hayley Young
    Salamander Fire & Security Ltd

  • I just wanted to say that I received the Order of Service parcel first thing Friday morning.

    What a fabulous job, and everything was done so quickly, but to perfection!

    Thank you so much. Very much appreciated.


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