Today’s Print Week Article

Pre Press Update

KNP upgrades its workflow through Heidelberg

We have now invested in the new Prinect workflow and Tharstern MIS upgrades which it hopes will give us a 10 to 15% improvement in productivity but also pave the way for our web-to-print portal which will be released in January 2019.

Our studio manager Dave Witherden has monitored Prinect since its launch and is delighted with the decision. Dave and production manager Steve Omer will undertake a two-stage training programme during the installation and integration period in September.

“We can seamlessly integrate Prinect with the latest Tharstern MIS modules and we will be able to quickly and easily output to both our Speedmaster SM 74-10-P and our Xerox iGen presses,” says Steve. “The increase in productivity this will give us means our customers will benefit from quicker turnrounds immediately and when we implement the web portal, either at the end of this year or the beginning of next, customers will receive proofs quickly and accurately and be able to amend and return them easily. We will also offer templates to those wanting to load jobs online.”

We have also switched its plates supply from Kodak to Heidelberg.


Thank You

I would like to thank all the team at KNP for all their support with the rebrand and printing jobs. Looks great !

Marketing Manager 

Business Design Centre


Another Happy Customer

I’ve been totally delighted with the service and work that you guys have provided me.

Your dedication to giving exceptional customer service is clear to see. My last order was hand delivered because you were ‘in the area’. It’s the personal service like this that sets KNP apart from the rest.

You continue to surprise me whenever I’m in contact with any of your staff and I’m always confident that my experience will be precise, speedy and efficient whenever I need something completing.

Thank you for being so fabulous to work with and for never failing to ‘wow’ me! An absolute pleasure! A lot of businesses could learn from you!


The Print Revolution

The print revolution is happening. After a rise of 4% income on printed book sales in 2017 it seems that publishers who moved to digital are now finding it levelling off with digital and with the print performances returning this now signals the ongoing return to the printed paper. Hopefully this growth will filter back down to b2b and commercial print and direct mail. #loveprint #knp #directmail #printing #publishing 

Sustainable Supply Chain

Many of our clients are interested in our sustainable print production. My answer is always “We are as good as OUR supply chain”. How many companies advertise they are carbon free and actually know where their supply chain originate from ?

We feel that this will only grow in significance for all businesses. So it’s important to help them understand how, as a partner, we can be part of their responsible supply chain, and contribute to them achieving their social and environmental goals.