All Gemini 2017 calendars showcase artwork from ‘Artists Open Houses’ – a festival that runs twice a year and is open to anyone in the 01273 – telephone code area. The festival provides a unique experience for visitors, where you can view an array of work from contemporary and original local artists and makers in their homes, as well as meeting the artists and buying artwork and crafts directly from them.
Gemini are the official print sponsor of the festival for the third year running and recently ran a competition where all artists were invited to submit seasonal images for inclusion in the calendar, with all proceeds going to the Starr Trust charity.
Fundraising manager from Starr Trust – Rosie Molloy commented ‘The Starr Trust supports children aged between 10 and 18 living in the BN post code to help them to fulfil their potential in sport, art and education. We offer grants of up to £5000 per year to help them to achieve their goals at a time when they really need it. Every single penny raised helps us to help the young people who live in our area. For more information please see our website – www.starrtrust.com’.
Many thanks to everyone who entered the competition, here are the lucky winners;
- Steve Carroll – January
- Lyn Rohde – February, June & July
- Gerard Byrne – March & November
- Amanda Taylor – April
- Lucy Parker – May
- Jess Scarletta – August
- Janice Thurston – September
- John Hancock – October
- Lyndsey Smith – December
We politely ask for a minimum donation of £2 per calendar.
Gemini Print Group
The Gemini Print Group held a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September, staff members contributed homemade cakes/sweet bites and sausage rolls to help raise money and awareness for the fantastic charity Macmillan Cancer Support.
Macmillan are there to support anyone battling with cancer from the minute they are diagnosed straight through to treatment and beyond. Often just a pair of ears might be what you find most comforting through such times needing full support. Just £25 could pay for one Macmillan nurse for an hour, helping people with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.
Gemini raised a grand total of £500 and the day was a great success! To find out more information or if you would also like to donate to Macmillan please click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org we look forward to hearing from you.
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 email@example.com we look forward to working with you.
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.”
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.