Gemini Print Group Awarded Printing Contract from Henry Schein Dental UK

Gemini Print Group announced today that it has achieved preferred vendor status with Henry Schein Dental UK, one of the largest providers of health care products and services to office-based dental practitioners in the UK. Upon completion of a competitive review and RFP process, Gemini was awarded a two-year agreement to provide printing fulfilment, and mailing services.

For the past six months, Gemini and Henry Schein have worked diligently to ensure a smooth transition of operations and services, which has included several site visits to Gemini’s head office by Henry Schein’s Creative and Marketing teams.

“Throughout the review process, it was clear that our companies share a similar business philosophy and culture,” said Victoria Fisher, Marketing Services Manager of Henry Schein Dental UK.” Gemini demonstrated that they have an array of print solutions – colour to digital printing – to meet our sales and marketing needs. We look forward to working with the Gemini team to further enhance our ability to provide our customers with the quality printed communications they have come to expect from Henry Schein.”

“Winning a contract of this size with a company such as Henry Schein is a real game changer for Gemini,” said Steve Cropper, Managing Director of The Gemini Print Group. “Team Schein is a pleasure to work with and I am truly grateful they have chosen Gemini to help with such a vital aspect of their business in producing their sales and marketing materials.”

Cropper added, “This is a very exciting time and something Gemini has been working towards over the past eighteen months – the hard work has certainly paid off”.

 

2017-04-28T07:53:42+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Print|

Congratulations in order for Gemini…

Gemini wins major, three year print, direct mail and fulfillment contract from The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales…

Against stiff competition, Gemini has secured a three year contract to become   the supplier of print, direct mail and fulfilment services to The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Gemini already provides ICAEW with digital and print services and this new contract, awarded following a rigorous tender process, recognises the ongoing investment Gemini has made in the latest production, personalisation and fulfilment equipment.

ICAEW quote on why Gemini has been selected. John Pearce, ICAEW’s Director, Digital and Publishing said, ‘We are delighted to be working with Gemini to deliver the highest standards of service to our members and stakeholders. Their passion to deliver was clearly evident in their tender pitch.’

Steve Cropper, Managing Director of Gemini Print Group said ‘After a successful period of supplying print to ICAEW we are delighted to have been awarded this prestigious contract to provide both print & fulfilment for the next 3 years. We will be aiming to dedicate significant resource and expertise in helping to deliver added value across all platforms, including direct mail, digital and web to print solutions for all members. This is a very exciting opportunity for Gemini and we would like to thank ICAEW for placing their faith in our organisation.’

For more information, please click here.

2016-12-16T09:07:29+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Print|

Gemini Wins Four Year Contract With Newcastle University

Gemini Print Group are proud to announce a large four-year print framework contract with Newcastle University.

After several months of tendering Newcastle University came to their final decision and chose Gemini to be one of their trusted and approved suppliers for the Provision of External Printing Services.

Shirley Tindle, from Newcastle University’s Marketing and Publications team explains “Newcastle University is very pleased to welcome Gemini Print to our External Print Framework. There is a vigorous selection process, undertaken via the official OJEU tendering process, and Gemini Print came through by meeting all the set criteria. The University is looking forward to building a great working relationship with this new print supplier over the four years of the contract”.

Steve Cropper, Managing Director of The Gemini Print Group commented “I would like to say a huge thank you to Newcastle University for giving Gemini this fantastic opportunity. The contract certainly gives the Gemini team a chance to show the range of high quality print that can be produced on our selection of top specification lithographic and digital presses”.

If you would like to know more about contracted work with Gemini, please contact us on 01273 464 884 or email info@gemini-print.co.uk we look forward to hearing from you.

2016-11-21T10:01:41+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Print|

GEMINI PRINT GROUP’S LATEST INVESTMENT

The Gemini Print Group invests in the latest Kodak Sonora Process Free-Plates for our Litho printing presses across the entire group and also a whole host of workflow production tools for our Kodak Prinergy Systems.

Kodak Sonora Process-Free plates eliminate all plate chemistry and help to keep all toxic wastage at Gemini to a minimum. Gemini have also been awarded with Kodak’s Green Leaf Award Certificate for continuing to support the local environment.

How will this benefit you?

You can be confident that when placing orders with Gemini that the work will be produced with the lowest impact on the environment in mind and a continued drive towards sustainability.

The software update includes Kodak Prinergy Workflow ‘where control meets freedom’ this high tech software ensures colour consistency and accuracy is monitored throughout the production of each job. The software is customised to the way Gemini works best, this flexibility means Gemini are very much in control of the end product and not reliant on one process like many presses.

The Kodak Insite Prepress Portal updates means faster turnaround times for you. Available 24/7 this portal allows you access anytime from any place and connects you interactively to your proofing files. In time FTP logins will gradually fade out for digital printing and the new system linked with Insite will be integrated into the workflow. Digital proofing will now be of a higher standard with accurate colours for online proofing (varied dependant on viewing device). If any problems arise with Insite please do not worry as the system is checking automatically for problems which will be flagged up so corrections can be made quickly.

Connectivity upgrades to Kodak Magnus 800 CTP devices includes unique Square spot imaging technology that produces a cleaner and crisper image onto the Sonora printing plates. Click here to have a look at the video below to see how the plates work in action.

If you would like to know more about the recent Kodak updates, please call us today on 01273 464 884 or email info@gemini-print.co.uk we look forward to working with you.

2017-04-10T12:29:52+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Print|

Duplo Booklet System Expands Gemini’s Digital Print Offering

Gemini has purchased a Duplo 350C Booklet System to expand our growing digital offering. Installation starts (5th August 2016) at our Bristol branch Gemini West.

The Duplo 350C Booklet System will provide Gemini with further capacity and automation for finishing, which, as a result, will free up man hours and reduce our wastage. It marries the DSC-10/20 Collator with the DBM-350 Bookletmaker and trimmer to create a cost-effective mid-range bookletmaking system with a compact suction collator, ideal for a wide range of applications.

Steve Cropper, Managing Director of Gemini Print Group, said: “We were most impressed by live demonstrations at drupa and are proud to have signed this deal with Duplo, which is a world respected print finishing company. This is part of a £2million investment over the past five years, which has also included a Kodak Nexpress 2500, as well as a Muller Martini stitching line and Heidelberg printing and folding systems. The Duplo 350C Booklet System is going to play a key role in expanding our digital offering.”

Peter Jolly, Duplo UK Managing Director, said: “Gemini Print clearly sees the benefits of investing in a bookletmaker that will free up a lot of time and improve wastage levels. It’s another example of how companies are increasingly turning to Duplo systems to enable their businesses to drive forward in smarter, faster and better ways of working.”

 About Duplo:

Duplo International has provided innovative solutions to the print finishing industry for many years and today offers a comprehensive portfolio of finishing equipment across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East through its extensive network of distributors, dealers and partners. Headquartered in the UK, Duplo International also has a subsidiary in France.

Duplo’s range of solutions includes saddle stitchers, bookletmakers, perfect binders, sheet feeders, collators, digital cutter/creaser/slitters, UV coaters, folders, guillotines and digital duplicators. Duplo is also the UK distributor for PBT, IDEAL, Powis and Multigraf products.

2017-09-19T09:03:10+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Digital, Print|

Duplo Booklet System Expands Gemini’s Digital Print Offering

Gemini West has purchased a Duplo 350C Booklet System to expand our growing digit al offering installation starts (5th August 2016)…

The Duplo 350C Booklet System will provide Gemini with further capacity and automation for finishing, which, as a result, will free up man hours and reduce our wastage. It marries the DSC-10/20 Collator with the DBM-350 Bookletmaker and trimmer to create a cost-effective mid-range bookletmaking system with a compact suction collator, ideal for a wide range of applications.

Steve Cropper, Managing Director of Gemini Print Group, said: “We were most impressed by live demonstrations at drupa and are proud to have signed this deal with Duplo, which is a world respected print finishing company. This is part of a £2million investment over the past five years, which has also included a Kodak Nexpress 2500, as well as a Muller Martini stitching line and Heidelberg printing and folding systems. The Duplo 350C Booklet System is going to play a key role in expanding our digital offering.”

Peter Jolly, Duplo UK Managing Director, said: “Gemini Print clearly sees the benefits of investing in a bookletmaker that will free up a lot of time and improve wastage levels. It’s another example of how companies are increasingly turning to Duplo systems to enable their businesses to drive forward in smarter, faster and better ways of working.”

 About Duplo

Duplo International has provided innovative solutions to the print finishing industry for many years and today offers a comprehensive portfolio of finishing equipment across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East through its extensive network of distributors, dealers and partners. Headquartered in the UK, Duplo International also has a subsidiary in France.

Duplo’s range of solutions includes saddle stitchers, bookletmakers, perfect binders, sheet feeders, collators, digital cutter/creaser/slitters, UV coaters, folders, guillotines and digital duplicators. Duplo is also the UK distributor for PBT, IDEAL, Powis and Multigraf products.

 

 

 

 

2017-09-19T09:37:11+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Gemini West, 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.

2017-09-18T13:59:59+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Gemini West, Print|

Digital Press coming to Gemini West…

We are delighted to announce the launch of digital printing here at Gemini West 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 feel the next natural step for us at Gemini West is to add digital printing to the high quality services we already offer. The Nexpress 2500 will enable us to offer faster turnaround times whilst maintaining our high standards of quality and service.

The Nexpress 2500 can deliver up to 5000 A4 images per hour whilst producing first class unique finishes. 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

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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 will take our group to a grand total of three Nexpress machines.  We have had great success with our sister company Gemini Digital based in Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex who are currently running with two Nexpresses. Overall we believe the investment in the new press is a positive move for our customers and the Group.

Please revisit soon for the next update of the Nexpress 2500….

 

2017-09-18T14:09:59+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Gemini West, Print|

Arriba! Arriba! Partners Again for 2015

Gemini Print joined Brighton Fringe stalwarts, Flamenco Productions, to announce its second year as official partners with Brighton Fringe. To mark the colourful celebration Gemini Print is offering subsidised print to all Brighton Fringe participants and venues

Mark Tulley (pictured) of Gemini Print said that he was really delighted to be supporting the festival again this year. ‘’Gemini Print is key supporter of all things Brighton and the Brighton Fringe Festival is without doubt one of the highlights in the City’s calendar,” he added.

2016-11-21T10:01:44+00:00 January 12th, 2015|Print|

New Colour Management Standard Secured

We have attained the ISO 12647-2 colour management standard for offset litho, this is very soon after we installed two new five-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster XL presses.

The Heidelberg ISO 12647-2 certification involves a comprehensive programme of equipment optimisation and testing. Steve Cropper, our Group Managing Director comments:

The colour management programme and testing took about three days and we did have to lose about eight hours a day in production on each day. However, we regard that as an investment because we will reap the benefits in reduced waste and even better colour quality and consistency moving forward.

The ISO 12647-2 certification is a sales tool but also enhances production disciplines. With Inpress Control, sheets are automatically checked and inking altered, eliminating the need for operator intervention and ensuring consistent and provable results.

Companies that attain Heidelberg’s ISO 12647-2 certification become members of the press manufacturer’s ‘Colour Club’ and are listed on the Heidelberg UK website so that print buyers can check the authenticity of their colour credentials.

There is a real advantage in undertaking this certification process with the press supplier. We have benefitted from sound, practical advice.

Read more about our achievement in PrintWeek magazine.

2017-09-19T11:08:34+00:00 August 30th, 2013|Litho, Print|