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.
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….
Andrew Nolan’s creative design for comedy act ‘Richard Todd Sellotape’ was announced as the winner of this year’s Brighton Fringe Design for Print Award.
From almost 100 entries, the judging panel said: “Andrew’s work stood out as original, impactful, interesting and engaging. All the ingredients for a winning creative.”
The accolade and a £500 print voucher was presented by Gemini Print’s Mark Tulley at a packed Brighton Fringe Awards ceremony on Sunday 4, June at the Warren.
Gemini Print launched the ‘Design for Print’ Award in association with Brighton Fringe in 2014. Mark said: “We are passionate about design and print and these awards provide a platform to recognise the fantastic creative designs developed for Brighton Fringe every year. Congratulations to this year’s winners and we look forward to seeing next year’s entries.”
The 2017 judging panel included Katie Moorman, creative director at Viva Brighton magazine, Laurie Griffiths, MD at Mosaic Creative, and Darren Smallman, marketing director at Brighton Fringe.
To see a shortlist of entries visit: www.gemini-print.co.uk/best-design-print-award/
Gemini Print is the official print partner of Brighton Fringe and offer subsidised print to all Brighton Fringe participants and venues every year.
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”.