Fretwell Print & Direct Mail – 2010/2011

Continued growth in DM helps Fretwells increase turn over by over 10% in 2010/2011. Our ability to offer clients a total in-house Print & Direct Mail Solution has helped us increase our turnover to over £4.5million in the last year. A significant amount of DM work now comes from regular clients, both in the UK and overseas. “Their flexible attitude to scheduling and the ability to respond quickly to the most difficult jobs makes Fretwell’s our first choice supplier” said one Direct Marketing Manager.

Fretwell’s respond to Pakistan Emergency. Always willing to help Fretwell Print & Design recently produced over 120,000 Insert packs for a major charity in the Irish Republic. The packs were produced over a 48 hour period including delivery to newspapers in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Ink Jet equipment updated – In September 2010 Fretwell’s enhanced its Ink Jet Capability with the installation of a brand new Ink Jet unit. The Astorjet 300p is capable of 600dpi personalisation in black or coloured ink on a wide variety of base stocks.

From 1st April 2010 Fretwell Print & Design Ltd were a member of the Royal Mail Mailing House Scheme. The scheme now rebranded as Partners In Quality with Royal Mail helps assure clients of our commitment to delivering quality packs into their system. We also have recent experience working with AnPost in the Republic of Ireland sorting to their PostAim requirements.

Further investment continues here at Fretwell Print with the installation of a Buhrs BB300 High Speed envelope enclosing machine. Installed in May 2010 this enhances our Direct Mail offering by more then doubling our enclosing capacity.

In the current economic climate not many businesses continue to invest in new equipment – however here at Fretwell’s we like to be at the cutting edge! So, to start 2010 we have invested in a new Muller Prima High Speed binding line. This investment, somewhere in the region of £150,000 will enable us to produce stitched products more efficiently and with its ability to ‘5 knife trim’ gives us even more flexibility.