Direct Mail Campaigns vs Online Advertising

What works best? As we become more involved with technology and the internet everyday people assume that everything must be done online and if not you may fall behind, but is that really the case? Direct mail vs online advertising is a common argument and if you were to pick one without doing your research majority of people would say …

Heidelberg introduces new AI tool to boost print shop performance

Heidelberg added a new AI-based performance insight tool to its cloud services. This new tool is available as a ‘freemium’ option to users, the new AI tool is called the Performance Advisor Technology (PAT). Heidelberg’s cloud has collected data from over 13,000 connected machines worldwide. The manufacturer thinks the PAT module will help increase customers profitability by providing this performance …

Antibacterial coating on paper

Helping to stop the spread of Covid-19 Everyday there is a risk of contracting infection from paper and packaging. Microorganisms will utilize any surface to transfer from one person to another, and surfaces with high person-to-person use are one of the main contributors to infections such as Covid-19. This is a new and innovative way that the printing industry can …

New Machine: Heidelberg XL75-5+L-C

Exciting times at Fretwell Print & Direct Mail, we have just upgraded our main printing press with a new Heidelberg XL75-5+L-C. It offers maximum flexibility thanks to extensive configuration options for the most demanding requirements in commercial, label, and packaging printing. One of the most exciting features of this new machine is Push to Stop. We can now change jobs …

COVID-Secure – We will stay open

In light of Tuesday’s announcement, we’d just like to reassure everyone that we are open and we will continue to stay open. Here are the procedures that have been put in place to ensure our workplace is COVID-Secure: 6 stage handwashing instructions posted at all handwashing stations in factory and office Posters to prompt handwashing more often and for longer …

Machines Updated: Konica Minolta AccurioPress 6136P

We have purchased two new Konica Minolta AccurioPress 6136P to replace our existing machines. These machines are the best on the market and can print up to 7,500 A4 pages per hour. It can allow multiple finishing options and it has a high-speed colour scanner. Equipped with the latest technologies we can guarantee fast delivery times and provide outstanding black …

New Machine: Heidelberg Versafire

We have purchased a new digital printing system from Heidelberg. The Heidelberg Versafire is perfect for offset printing runs. With this machine we are able to have faster delivery times, print variable data and process a wide range of materials. This machine offers further benefits such as nearly zero paper waste, allowing us to be a more ecofirendly company. Our …

MBO at Fretwell Print & Direct Mail

The deal, which was completed last Tuesday (4th September 2018) sees the ownership of the £6m+ turnover Litho/Digital and Direct Mail Printer transfer to Andy Gillett and Gareth Pociecha who are now Joint Managing Directors, Andy has been Commercial Director for the last 20 years having originally joined the company in 1995, Gareth was previously Works Manager for nearly 15years. …

Fretwell Print & Direct Mail – February 2017

Increase in enclosing capacity. We’re pleased to announce the installation of a Bell & Howell Jumbo Inserting Machine. This 4 station ‘Jumbo’ machine brings extra capacity to the business and enables us to enclose up to 4 items into an envelope up to C4 in size at up to 6000 packs per hour.

Fretwell Print & Direct Mail – November 2016

Here’s a reminder to clients that Royal Mail postage prices increase on 3rd January 2017 for bulk mailings. Please be aware that if you are using Downstream Access Services, including our own CampaignMail Solution that the price rise will be implemented before the end of 2016. This ensures that anything injected in the Royal Mail chain for delivery after 3rd January is …