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EGP Print Partners For The General Election

The up and coming general election has created a frenzy of activity here at EGP, we are currently printing material for all London borough’s including an 8 hour turnaround for an urgent delivery into the Houses of Parliament.

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Carnival May Flyers
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Leighton-Linslade Annual Carnival

EGP are proud to be involved as a sponsor to the Leighton-Linslade annual carnival. As well as providing printed material the staff volunteer their time to help out on the day.

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Printed Double Sided Envelopes

EGP are often asked to supply Printed Double Sided Envelopes, we have recently made dramatic improvements to this process. Feeding envelopes using our original feed table was awkward, the envelopes did not lie flat meaning we could only stack a small quantity at a time. We have now invested in specialist equipment that enables us to present a non-stop feed of envelopes to the press. As the envelopes arrive under the feed head they now lie perfectly flat, meaning they are much easier to feed. This enables us to print on both sides using the “perfecting” facility of our press to turn the envelope over during its travel through the machine. Allowing us to print the face and reverse of the envelope in a single pass at speeds up to 8,000 an hour. At the delivery end of the machine the delivery tray is replaced with a conveyor belt enabling the press to be run non stop. All of this can be seen in action in this video clip.

We are a proud supplier of printed stationary to Hertfordshire Police, who are delighted with the quality of our Printed Double Sided Envelopes.

 

Fascinating Print Facts
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Fascinating Print Facts

Here at EGP with love everything about print, its such a fascinating and amazing industry. Lunch times are often spent googling interesting facts over a sandwich. Following are some fascinating print facts, hopefully these will liven up your lunch break.

World’s Smallest Printed Book

A 22 page Japanese book containing pictures of the flowers of the four seasons holds a Guinness World Book of Records entry. It may be a fast read, but we don’t advise you doing so without a magnifying glass–unless you want to strain your eyes–because this is no ordinary book; it’s the world’s smallest printed book, 0.74 x 0.75 mm (0.0291 x 0.0295 in).

Largest Printed Catalogue

Remember when catalogues were the premier way to shop? People would spend hours pouring over the glossy pages. In 2005, Aviall Services Inc. released a behemoth that would put even the thickest catalogue to shame. They released their ‘Aviall Product and Catalog Book’ on January 3, 2005. It has 2,656 pages, weighs 7.4 lb (3.4 kg) and is 7.1 cm (2.8 in) thick.

Expensive Ink

The retail cost of black printer ink is one of the most expensive liquids on the planet, far exceeding oil and even space shuttle fuel (on a per gallon basis). It costs over $2,700 per gallon!

Edible Sushi

Chef Homaro Cantu, of Moto in Chicago, starting printing out delightful sushi entrees using a Canon i560 inkjet printer with edible ink in 2005. The son of an engineer, some of his customers have described him as a cross between a mad scientist and gourmet chef. Regardless their opinion, they find his imagination admirable–so much so that they’re willing to pay upwards of $240 for his experimental tasting menu.

Fastest time to print 500 sheets by an office color desktop printer

If you own a printer, you know that searching for just the right one can take quite a bit of time. However, seeing the above fact in a printer’s specs might help to speed up your decision. The Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro X551dw Printer was pitted against five other printers in the same model class across several manufacturers, to determine which one could print 500 pages the fastest. The HP Officejet Pro X Series printed 500 color sheets in a record seven minutes and 18 seconds.

Highest Initial Print Run For a Fiction Book

When J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books were published, they became more than just fiction–the franchise’s influence stretched beyond the literary realm and quickly became a pop-culture phenomenon. Its popularity is also evidenced by the number of print copies for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The book had an initial print run of 12 million copies, making it the largest initial print run ever.

We’d love to here your fascinating print facts, why not post them below.

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2 Colour Printing
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2 Colour Printing – Great Value & Impact

In 2 colour printing, two ink colours are used instead of one or four on printed pieces. Adding a second colour to black and white printing will add colour and impact and can improve the professionalism and increase the response on marketing materials. A unique, readily identifiable spot colour is sometimes used by companies to create a brand colour that is used on all their marketing materials. The inks used are typically Pantone® colours, and are frequently used to print a logo, design or symbol in a unique colour. Pantone inks are the industry standard in two-colour printing because they are part of a standardized colour matching system.

Our B3 SM52 is perfect for 2 colour printing. Amazing speed and quality means we can not only offer you competitive prices, but fantastic quality. The SM52 can perforate and number all in pass, so complex forms are no problem. We regularly produce NCR (non-carbon copy paper) pads and forms for many of our clients.

Get in touch today we’d love to help you with your next project and save some you money at the same time.

 

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EGP Love This Lego Printing Press

EGP are in love with this beautifully designed Lego Printing Press. Now we know where all those printed lego blocks come from.

We’re crossing our fingers that Lego decide to make this in to a production set so we can all have one on our desks. Great work Kovjonas.

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The Golden Hockey Ball
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The Golden Hockey Ball

EGP were in attendance at The Golden Hockey Ball, a glittering star studded affair held at the Tower of London. We were delighted to share a table with OLYMPIC hockey player Sam Quek.

EGP also produced a stunning brochure to celebrate England Hockey’s gold medal wins at this years Olympic Games. Print spec and images follow…

A4 28pp plus 4pp cover
Printed 4 colour throughout
Text on 200gsm silk cover on 300gsm silk
PUR bound to finish
We delivered 600 copies within 3 working days. Many thanks for co-operation from all parties to make this job happen on time.
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Hockey Brochure
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Magnus 400 II Platesetter

We are proud to be using the Kodak Magnus 400 II Platesetter, which delivers high productivity and excellent image quality.






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