Christmas Countdown

Posted on: October 28th, 2016 by Katie Fitzpatrick No Comments

Did someone say Christmas? Yes, we did!  Don’t be a turkey this year and make Rudolph proud by ordering your Christmas printing early. Avoid the mad rush and get ahead of the game!

Get ready to reach your Christmas customers!

Our Print Angels are available to chat through your festive print requirements. Use our online chat facility below or give them a call on 01332 418377.

Meanwhile; check out some favourite festive printed promotional items of ours here:

Bauble printing

We now produce printed baubles for companies just like yours. They’re a yearly reminder on your client’s Christmas tree of just how amazing you are. If you’re a gift shop or charity, branded baubles are also a great piece of merchandise to sell to raise money for your worthy cause.

Corporate Christmas Cards
Whether you’d like generic cards or ones that are completely bespoke to your business, we can personalise and distribute Christmas Cards for you, meaning you don’t have to lift a finger.

Our prices start from just 46p per card for A6 size and 50p per card for A5 size*. For full details and a price list, email – ‘yule’ be a fool not to.

Deskpads and notepads
A great handy gift for your clients. Deskpads can be created in all sorts of sizes from huge counter-top ones to pads that fit just in front of your keyboard. Artwork can be completely bespoke to you and your business. Why not include a useful weekly planner or calendar on your printed desk pads?

Prices for A6 size notepads start from 58p** each and A4 deskpads start from £1.29** each.

Desktop Calendars
Get in front of your clients; using your own design or one of our templates, calendars provide cost-effective, year-long advertising.

New Year Cards
After the Christmas haze has lifted, be the first to send your clients a greeting next year with printed new year cards. Our prices start from just 46p per card for A6 size and 50p per card for A5 size*. For full details and a price list, email

Printed wall planners for your company are available in a variety of different sizes; from A3 ones – perfect for a noticeboard, through to huge A0 size – suitable for a canteen or communal space. At your request, we can also apply a dry wipe marker finish to wall planners, which is perfect if you’ll be using them for projects and holiday planning.

Remember, our Print Angels are available today to chat through any print ideas that you need bringing to life. We look forward to hearing from you.

*Prices +VAT. Based on 250 cards and from print-ready artwork supplied. Includes white envelopes and delivery to one UK mainland address. 

**Prices +VAT. Based on 250 pads and from print-ready artwork supplied. Includes delivery to one UK mainland address. 

Be a Christmas Cracker, not a real Turkey!

Posted on: December 5th, 2011 by Yvonne Gorman No Comments

With Christmas just over 2 weeks away, we have been inspired to share a few pointers with you to ensure your seasonal promotions are a Christmas cracker and not a real turkey.

There’s still time!
If you’ve left your Christmas cards and corporate gifts until the last minute, don’t worry, there’s still time. Digitally printed Christmas cards and calendars take just a couple of days to print and if you have all your data (i.e. names and addresses) ready to go, we can personalise, print and even post them for you – so you won’t need to lift a finger.

Some styles of printed mugs, pens and other merchandise can be produced using our ‘Fast Track’ service, which takes just 5 working days. This service normally costs more but for December only, it’s completely free.

A festive “Thank You”
Take advantage of this festive season to say ‘thank you’ to all your clients. The effort you put in now, will show your clients that you mean business and by giving them something tanglible like a card or calendar, it will help them to remember you, even after the Christmas and New Year celebration haze has faded.

Presentation is everything
So you’ve invested time and money in superb corporate gifts, cards and calendars, only to fall down at the final hurdle – the presentation. Think about how you’re going to present your gifts to your valued clients. Buying off-the-shelf wrapping paper is OK, but buying wrap that co-ordinates with your brand is better. However, bespoke gift wrap produced with your company’s branding or even your client’s logo is even better and will show that you’ve made a real effort!

Finishing your corporate gifts with clever presentation will be like icing on the Christmas cake and will leave a lasting impression for the new year.

Whatever stage you’re at, if you need help with planning your Christmas promotions, or just need reassurance that you’re doing the right thing, talk to us at Essential Print Services on 01332 418377 or email We’ll help you achieve, smarter, better, fresher print all year round.

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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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