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Gemini West Raise Money For Bristol Zoo

Gemini West managing director Rob Page and print estimator Nick Griffiths helped raise money for the new giraffe house at Bristol Zoo #giraffe3peaks…

On Saturday 9th July through traitorous weather conditions the pair managed to power through and walk it all the way to the top of Snowdon, Nick made it to the top of Snowdon followed by Cadair Idris and finally Pen y Fan.

In total Nick walked a total of 18 miles up all three peaks with gusts of wind up to 65 mph on the top of Cadair Idris…congrats to him & for a great cause!

If you would also like to donate to Bristol’s giraffe house, please click on the link below….

www.bristolzoo.org.uk/save-wildlife/conservation-and-research/giraffe-house-appeal

July 22nd, 2016|Print|

Gemini’s ‘Best Design for Print’ 2016 award winner!

Gemini has been a proud print sponsor to the Brighton Fringe for the third year running in 2016. Being the official print sponsor enables Gemini to interact with the local community and to give something back to help the growth of performing Arts in our City. The Brighton Fringe have been at the forefront of championing Arts & performance in our area for a number of years and aside from the many incredible acts on view the benefit of the Festival to our City’s economy is fantastic, with hundreds of thousands of visitors in May & June.

Tommy, The Queer Historian.

My debut show, Homophobe, started out as a simple piece of theatre with the goal of looking homophobia square in the eyes and trying to work out if people can change their homophobic viewpoints. The piece grew into the monster of the show that I performed on the 4th and 5th of June as part of Brighton Fringe. The show ended up offering a much deeper look into one man’s journey (my own!) of homophobia I faced as a teen, interspersed with performance, magic, cabaret and the first ever showing of Homophobe was well received by the audience and arts industry.

To win the award for Best Design for Print means the world to me. It was important for us to show that words, no matter how small, have results and the consequences of homophobia can be brutal. We wanted to have a poster that would catch people’s eyes but also show the deeper side of the project.

I couldn’t have done this without the amazing work from my team. From my producer, Emily, for supporting my decision on a hard hitting poster to my film director, Stephen, for offering his amazing eye on the poster. To My Name is Ad for the graphic design, Matt Oliver, our photographer, and Roz Gomersall for the amazing make-up.

Now the pressure is on for next year’s Brighton Fringe but we already have some exciting plans for a show called ‘3,597’. Watch this space!

July 4th, 2016|Print|

Gemini Group at the Brighton Fashion Show 2016

Sales executive Richard Golds pictured at ‘Brighton Fashion Show‘ held at Jurys Inn Brighton on the 9th April. Jane Busby ran the show ‘styling and staging all types of fashion shows in Brighton and the South East. With her team of professionals Jane can produce the whole show’. Gemini provided all goody bags for the fashion show and posters alongside exhibiting at the show.

June 9th, 2016|Print|

Gemini Group raise £1,200 for Starr Trust children’s charity

Steve Cropper, managing director of The Gemini Group pictured with Trish Starr (fundraising department) donating £1200 to Starr Trust. At Gemini we believe in supporting our future generations by making regular donations to support our local charities.

Starr Trust is a local, independent and family run charity based in Hove, East Sussex. All raised funds go towards supporting young people aged 10 – 18 fulfil their potential through sports, arts and education, by giving a helping hand to achieve their goals at this crucial time in their lives.

Starr Trust provide;

  • Training and development of skills
  • Connections and mentoring
  • Financial grants up to £5,000 for young people living in the BN post code area of the UK(Edward Starr Awards.

Registered Charity no. 1127497.

For more information or if you would also like to make a donation please visit – www.starrtrust.com

May 25th, 2016|Print|

Gemini Group raises money for United World Schools Charity

Gemini Director – Mark Tully pictured presenting a cheque of £1000 to help support Kings Education – Andrew Green’s chosen charity United World Schools (UWS). Andrew will be cycling 300km next week through some of the remotest jungle in Cambodia, 35 degree heat and 80% humidity. United World Schools focus on building schools in the world’s poorest regions and sourcing goods from their local communities.

Please visit Andrews ‘just giving’ page if you would also like to donate to this great cause – www.justgiving.com/fundraising/AG-Cycles-Cambodia

April 11th, 2016|Print|

Installation of Digital Printing at Gemini West

We are delighted to announce the launch of digital printing at our sister company Gemini West located in Bristol, with the Kodak Nexpress 2500 digital colour press. Over the past 18 months we have invested 1.4 million pounds in pre-press, print and finishing. We felt the next natural step for Gemini West was to add digital printing to the high quality services they already offer. The addition of the Nexpress 2500 enables The Group to offer faster turnaround times whilst maintaining high standards of quality and service.

The Nexpress 2500 can deliver up to 5000 A4 images per hour whilst producing first class unique finishes. As a group we can offer dimensional printing – for example taking a 2D piece of print and transforming it into a life like 3D image with fabulous eye catching textures. It works like embossed printing by adding a ‘raised’, tactile effect to a specific image or text.

Please see below for key features of the Nexpress 2500:

  • Consistent image quality
  • The best colour solution for the environment
  • 5 colour print engine
  • 4 standard feeders with total capacity of 11,000 sheets
  • 1 high-capacity delivery with total capacity of 5000 sheets
  • Standard paper feeding up to 520mm/20.47 in. paper length
  • Imaging technology – dry electrophotography at, 600 dpi.
    • Screens include: Classic HD, Classic, Line, Optimum, Supra and Kodak Staccato DX Screening
  • Paper Substrates – uncoated, matte coated, glossy coated, cast coated and textured, wood free and recycled
  • Special Substrates – uncoated, matte coated, glossy coated labels; paper-backed transparencies; magnetic; photo book paper; synthetics; pre-perforated and scored specialty stocks
  • Substrate weight: 60 to 350 gsm uncoated – 80 to 350 gsm coated

Steve Cropper, Managing director of The Gemini Group explains, “This is a fantastic time for us and a great way to start the New Year. At Gemini we believe our expansion in digital printing will help us to perform to an even higher standard and exceed our customers’ expectations. Over recent years we have built up a strong working relationship with Kodak and we are looking forward to sharing this experience with you”.

The expansion at Gemini West takes The Gemini Group to a grand total of three Nexpress machines.  After great success with sister company Gemini Digital based in Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex who are currently running with two Nexpresses. The Gemini Group believe the new investment is only of a positive for customers and the company.

February 2nd, 2016|Print|