Promotional Items for under £1

Posted on: September 5th, 2018 by Yvonne Gorman No Comments

Promotional Items Under £1

Promotional Items for tight purse strings

Its always good practice to review your marketing collateral and ensure that all the items in your marketing toolkit are up-to-date and represents you in the best light possible.

For some small businesses or those who have a limited budget, the task of sourcing cost-effective, quality promotional items can be a real struggle.

That’s why we’ve taken the pain out of this for you by presenting our best sellers for under £1!


PENS – from 50p each
Get into the hands of your clients with branded pens.

Our most popular pen shape is the Contour. It has a good range of funky colours available. In our experience, they look best with just a 1-colour print; silver is smart because it complements the silver fixings but, we will print whatever colour you wish. Secondly, you can split the minimum order quantity of 250 between two barrel colours. If your logo is two colours say, red and blue, you can print your colour in white or silver and have 125 red pens and 125 blue pens – giving you a choice of pen colours when you hand them to prospects and customers.

How much? For 250 pens, with a 1-colour print, they are 50p each.

If you’d like us to quote for more than 250 or if you’d like a different pen shape, chat with us online.


NOTEPADS – from 58p each
There’s nothing quite like crossing off a tricky task or having a handy-sized pad to jot down moments of genius. So, why not give our your own, branded notepads for your contacts to do just that?

Our most popular size is A6 (105mm x 148mm) or DL (99mm x 210mm). Our prices include a full-colour print, so there are no limitations to the design. Each pad contains 50 sheets of white, uncoated paper and has a backing board.

Top tip; get funky by adding a textured image or pattern in the background.

How much? For 250 A6-sized pads, they are 58p each. The DL size pads, which are similar to jotters, are 68p each. This price includes 30-mins artwork setup cost so, all you have to do is send us your logo, tell us what you’d like your notepads to look like (roughly*) and we’ll do the rest. *If you don’t have any ideas – that’s fine because we have plenty!

If you’d like us to quote for more than 250 or if you’d like a different size, chat with us online.


STICKY NOTES – from 98p each
Make your message stick with branded sticky notes.

If you host events, conferences or training activities, sticky notes can be beneficial for group sessions because they reinforce a message from your training program or just simply, remind delegates of your brand. People often take them back to the office, which makes your advertising last even longer.

Top tip; allow enough space for someone to write. Many designs we see are very cluttered and don’t allow very much room for note-taking.

How much? For 250 square pads (72mm), they are 98p each. This price includes artwork setup so, all you have to do is send us your logo, and we’ll do the rest. It won’t matter how many colours are in your logo because the price includes full-colour printing.

If you’d like us to quote for more than 250 or if you’d like a different size, chat with us online.


Whatever the season, make it the season to be jolly by having a stock of branded greetings cards ready to send. Have some cards, ready-to-post makes sending a celebratory note or wishing someone a happy birthday, a lot easier. Not only will you look super organised but, super professional too with cards that have your branding printed on them.

How much? For A6 size (same size as a postcard), they are 46p each. For A5 size (half of an A4), they are only 4p more (50p each). Prices not only include full-colour printing, inside and out but white envelopes too! To create a bespoke design for you, add on £40 to cover 1 hour’s studio time.

If you’d like a full price list, chat with us online.


BALLOONS – from 25p each
Whatever the occasion, make it go with a bang with printed balloons. For a corporate event, branded balloons will make you look super cool.

Top Tip: Split your quantity between a choice of base colours, and you’ll make the venue even more colourful. As long as the print colour stays the same, it will not cost any extra.

How much? For 250 balloons printed one colour, one side, 44p each (choose up to two base colours) or stock up with 500 balloons at 25p each (choose up to four base colours).

If you’d like a full price list, chat with us online.


With these top five promotional items, it just goes to show that there is something to fit most budgets and look awesome in the process.

If you’d like to chat through your ideas or would like more information about these printed promotional items, call 01332 418377 and speak to one of the Print Angels.

All prices exclude VAT.

Printing, done efficiently and to a high standard

Posted on: August 21st, 2018 by Fran Ellis No Comments

We love getting great feedback from our clients!

“Printing, done efficiently and to a high standard, ” from Deirdre

If you want your printing done to a high standard then please get in touch with one of the Print Angels today!


Derby print firm confirms new signings as part of its expansion plan

Posted on: August 20th, 2018 by Yvonne Gorman No Comments

The full squad of Print Angels at Essential Print Services in Derby.

The full squad of Print Angels at Essential Print Services in Derby; from left to right; Emma Hough, Stacey Barradell, Yvonne Gorman, Katie Aldridge and Fran Ellis. Photo by JAKT Photography.

Based on Pride Park in Derby, print “evangelists” Essential Print Services, are continuing with their expansion plan by taking on a new “Print Angels”.

Fran Ellis, Emma Hough and Stacey Barradell are amongst the latest three signings for the firm. The new trio joins the squad of Print Angels at Essential Print Services, which now in its seventh year of trading, is continuing to grow from strength to strength.

The company was set up in 2011 by Yvonne Gorman, who trained initially as a graphic designer over 20 years ago; “having the right people in your business is crucial. You need employees who understand that outstanding quality and amazing customer service is paramount. Printing is hard work and can be technically challenging so, what is also important to me, is that I have a team who can have fun in the office and enjoy what they do – the space hoppers certainly help with that,” said Yvonne.

“The new additions to the team is yet another step in the right direction. Our expansion plan is coming to fruition and with the Print Angels’ support, I can now focus on our strategic vision and growing the business further. I’m excited and energised about what the future has in store for us,” Yvonne concluded.

Print Angels at Essential Print Services having fun with space hoppers

“What is also important to me, is that I have a team who can have fun in the office and enjoy what they do – the space hoppers certainly help with that,” said Yvonne. Photo by JAKT Photography.

So what do the Print Angels have to say?:

“I am working with a fantastic team in an exciting and bustling company, working on a range of projects each completely different from one another,” said Stacey Barradell, who joins the company to head-up the artwork studio.

“We work with a range of clients from all different industries, all with different requests and ideas. It is my job to ensure that the work that goes out represents our company to the highest standard and leaves our clients feeling delighted,” said Emma Hough, who Graduated at University of the Arts, London.

“Every day is different, and I enjoy the hustle and bustle in such a colourful environment. Its refreshing to work for a company that values its clients and staff with equal importance,” said Fran Ellis, who has been hired to support Yvonne and her fellow print angels with the day-to-day running of the company.

“You have to be a certain calibre of person to be a Print Angel. You must have high standards, attention to detail and have the client’s best interests at heart, at ALL times. I’m confident that my new colleagues have all these attributes and more!” said Katie Aldridge, who has been with the firm now for over two years.

Yvonne herself is already a renowned business figurehead; named as one of a handful of “Leading Ladies” in the local press, appearing on ITV Central News, visited No. 10 Downing Street and is continuing her appointment as Small Business Saturday UK Champion. Her most recent accolade is the confirmation of her appointment as Non-Exec Director of the Inward Investment Agency; Marketing Derby.

For more information or print advice, call the Print Angels on 01332 418377.

Print Evangelist, Yvonne Gorman, joins Marketing Derby Board of Directors

Posted on: August 14th, 2018 by Yvonne Gorman No Comments

The award-winning Investment Promotion Agency, Marketing Derby Ltd, has extended its Board of Directors with four key new appointments.

Our very own Yvonne Gorman joins fellow newbies; Howard Ebison, Commercial Director at East Midlands Airport, Cllr Chris Poulter, Leader of Derby City Council and Mo Suleman, Director of Resources at Derby Museums Trust – all have joined as non-executive directors.

The board represents a wide wealth of knowledge and provides Marketing Derby with governance and strategic oversight to support their mission in raising Derby’s profile with investors to attract jobs and investment. To date over 4,500 jobs and £300m of investment has been attributed to the company’s activities which include their iconic Embassy events and innovations such as the London Ambassadors Club.

All of the board members share a passion for the economic development of the area, representing Bondholders and supporting Marketing Derby in upholding their company values of being pro-active, making a difference and thinking Derby and Derbyshire first.

“I’m Derby, born and bred and so, having this opportunity to represent my city and to contribute towards its economic success is absolutely thrilling,” commented Yvonne Gorman.  “This is a voluntary role and will not conflict with my commitment to Essential Print Services, in fact, I’m hoping my seven years of running a business will help towards the running of the city!” concluded Yvonne.

Chairman of the board Bob Betts commented: “These are four very important appointments bringing vital experience and new perspectives from sectors critical to our future well-being. They join a tremendous board of enthusiastic ambassadors for the area, with delivery supported by a fantastic executive team.”

For more information about Marketing Derby and to see the full Board of Directors, visit


Print Evangelist, Yvonne Gorman joins Marketing Derby on the Board of Directors

Print Evangelist, Yvonne Gorman joins Marketing Derby on the Board of Directors

Derby Print Firm sponsors East Midlands Chamber Awards

Posted on: July 31st, 2018 by Yvonne Gorman No Comments

Based on Pride Park in Derby, Essential Print Services make professionals look professional, with their competitive prices, exceptional customer service and excellent quality print. So, when the opportunity arose to sponsor the East Midlands Chamber, Marketing Campaign of the Year, the print angels jumped at the chance, not just because they are East Midlands Chamber members but also, to spread their creative wings.

“Whether your business is experiencing a downturn or it’s working at full capacity, marketing is THE activity that should remain consistent. However, during hard times, marketing seems to be seen as an expense and it the first to go. When companies are really busy, marketing is the thing that gets forgotten. It’s really important to keep in the forefront of people’s minds, all the time that’s why we’re delighted to celebrate the importance of marketing by sponsoring this prestigious award,” explained Yvonne Gorman, Managing Director or Essential Print Services, Derby.

“To create a memorable marketing campaign takes time, energy and of course, investment. If clients choose to use print as their marketing mix, we guide them through the process from start to finish, even down to the mailing,” Yvonne added.

“There are three worthy finalists; Paskett Public Relations, Future Proof Films and QUAD – we’re fans of all three so, we do not envy the judges’ task to choose a winner. We’re looking forward to presenting the winner with their accolade on the night.”

If you’re thinking of your next printed marketing campaign but don’t know where to start, give us a call on 01332 418377 for an informal chat.

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We are a printing company based on Pride Park in Derby and we pride ourselves on making professionals look professional, by offering competitive prices, exceptional customer service and spectacular print. Our 'Customer Reviews' show just a few of our many satisfied customers.

From business cards, brochures and leaflets, through to folders, flyers, banners and promotional items, we can handle anything from conventional full-colour print to some of the most bizarre print requests.

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