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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.

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By | November 9th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Gemini Wins Four Year Contract With Newcastle University

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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.

By | November 7th, 2016|Categories: Print|0 Comments

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.

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Print|0 Comments

GEMINI WEST BUSINESS SHOWCASE PARTNERSHIP

The Business showcase comprises of two shows each year both held at Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol. Historically held in May and October each year, the show enables local businesses raise their profile and brand awareness in the area. Like every exhibition it’s a great chance to bring a greater sense of community and support local businesses, not to mention being able to share their latest investments and offerings.

So why not take a look at Business Showcase South West 2016 by visiting the link below and find out what’s new in your area.

www.businessshowcasesouthwest.com

If you are in need of any print or large format exhibition stands, please call us today on 0117 965 5252 or email sales@gemini-west.co.uk

By | August 26th, 2016|Categories: Gemini West|0 Comments

GEMINI WEST – PRINT PARTNER TO BUSINESS SHOWCASE SOUTHWEST…

The Business showcase comprises of two shows each year both held at Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol. Historically held in May and October each year, the show enables local businesses raise their profile and brand awareness in the area. Like every exhibition it’s a great chance to bring a greater sense of community and support local businesses, not to mention being able to share their latest investments and offerings.

So why not take a look at Business Showcase South West 2016 by visiting the link below and find out what’s new in your area.

www.businessshowcasesouthwest.com

If you are in need of any print or large format exhibition stands, please call us today on 0117 965 5252 or email sales@gemini-west.co.uk

By | August 26th, 2016|Categories: Gemini West|Comments Off on GEMINI WEST – PRINT PARTNER TO BUSINESS SHOWCASE SOUTHWEST…

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.

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Digital, Print|0 Comments

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.

 

 

 

 

By | July 28th, 2016|Categories: Gemini West, Print|Comments Off on Duplo Booklet System Expands Gemini’s Digital Print Offering

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!

 

By | July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Gemini West|0 Comments

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.

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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!

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By | July 4th, 2016|Categories: Creative, Design|0 Comments

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.

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By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

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High Speed Success For Gemini Print Group

Celebrations for the Gemini Print Group colleagues now that the new Heidelberg XL105 Speedmaster is fully operational for clients across the U.K.

With high speed ten colour power the investment in this printing press ensures clients gain additional 24/7 litho capacity and a high standard of production.

Also good to see the Herald Group newspapers recognising the commitment and hard work of the Group Managing Director and CEO Steve Cropper.

With a team of 160 people Steve is actively involved with all the diverse range of printing,  promotional products and communications services Gemini Print​ now provides – offering a lot more in addition to  ‘simple ink on paper’.

Steve says “Our Gemini Print clients must always feel how passionate we are about ‘perfect printing’ – let’s prove that we really care about achieving the best standards, best value, and best customer service – on time, every time!”

www.shorehamherald.co.uk/news/business/van-driver-who-rose-to-ceo-hails-cutting-edge-success

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By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: All|0 Comments

Finalists! The 2017 Business Awards

With thanks to the many clients and partners who nominated or sent testimonials!

The Gemini Print Group are delighted  to confirm they are FINALISTS three times over in the Adur & Worthing Business Awards.  https://awbawards.com/2017-shortlist/

Group Managing Director Steve Cropper is shortlisted for Business Personality of the Year (sponsored by the Martletts Partnership). Clients, charities, community organisations, and colleagues were all determined that the passion and commitment of the man who has developed his career from van driver to ‘the big boss’ was highlighted and celebrated.

Printing is recognised as a tough business with its unusual mix of creativity, manufacturing and production, with every project needing bespoke service from skilled teams, whilst operating at highly competitive margins in a sector that demands multi-million investments in presses and equipment to ensure the highest standards are maintained and enhanced.

With four bases across the UK providing a nationwide 24/7 service it is impressive that Steve still ringfences time to ensure local community partnerships are given hands on pro-active support and personal input.

The Gemini Print Group is also a Finalist for Large Company of the Year (sponsored by Worthing Pier) recognising the level of investment and development achieved by The Gemini Print Group and the skills of the 160 strong team providing high quality services including  litho, digital and large format printing, advanced finishing, creative multi-media integration, printwear, promotional products, fulfilment, mailing, and managed print services, whilst gaining full eco and ISO accreditation

There was further delight at the Shoreham by Sea HQ when we received the news that Ben Griggs was shortlisted for Young Achiever (sponsored by Lancing College Preparatory School at Worthing).  Working in the digital print team Ben gained excellent testimonials from his clients and recognition from his colleagues – a nasty accident led to a change in career direction for Ben but nothing will get in the way of his ambition to progress his career and his skills.

Good luck to all the Finalists!

By | October 18th, 2017|Categories: All|0 Comments

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