Suffolk Printer Kingfisher Press achieves ISO14001:2015 accreditation.

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Kingfisher Press Ltd are delighted to announce they have achieved ISO14001 accreditation!

The ISO14001 accreditation provides a framework for organisation policy, planning and actions to meet internal and external environmental management objectives. It addresses the management of environmental aspects and results in continual improvement of environmental performance. ISO14001 focuses on helping organisations grow while reducing their environmental impact and helping to achieve sustainable success.

What does Kingfisher Press’s ISO14001 accreditation mean for you as a client?

The UK is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. There is plenty of opportunity for businesses to reduce their own carbon emissions (cycle to work schemes, electric cars, low energy equipment, the list goes on) but your clients will still want print and their clients will still want print – so how does Kingfisher being ISO14001 have any impact on you as a business?

If you are pitching to a local council, major supermarket or environmentally conscious company, the chances are the fact that your printer is ISO14001 accredited will impress them.

Many large companies have a carbon reduction policy. General consensus amongst business heads is that in order to reach their 2050 target the government will impose an environmental tax of some kind and also encourage businesses to use accredited companies who are already part of the ‘green’ initiative.

It doesn’t cost anything for you to let your clients know your printer is ISO14001 accredited or to use a carbon balanced stock and we feel that not only does it show we are environmentally aware but that we are not just concerned about our business, but of the issue of sustainability overall.

What does this mean for Kingfisher Press as a business?

As part of the manufacturing sector, and using a living growing product as part of our resources, print can be viewed as a non-environmentally friendly business. But there aren’t many businesses who don’t use wood or paper in some way. So the ideal answer is to have an environmentally conscious business and do what we can to create sustainable and green policies and procedures to limit any impact on the environment that we may have.

We are already FSC accredited which gives a chain of custody for paper providing an audit trail right back to the tree and papermill. All FSC stocks are supplied by ethical and sustainable farming methods and forests.

We are also a Carbon Balanced Publication Printer, which means our business, not just our paper, has been assessed and the carbon offset with the World Land Trust.

So the ISO14001 accreditation, for Kingfisher Press as a business, means we are recognised as having procedures in place that will reduce our environmental impact and will continue to evolve and develop to remain as environmentally friendly as possible.

Want to find out more about Kingfisher Press and ISO14001?

Check out our website now.

A new look Kingfisher Press !

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The New look Kingfisher Press has arrived!

As well as working hard to ensure our first rate client service and print production is maintained here at Kingfisher, we have been busy investing in a new corporate brand and identity.

We felt it was time to modernise our look. While staying with the traditional basics for our brand we have come up with a new logo and stationery to make sure we stay looking fresh!

Our new logo is crisp and clean while retaining the tradition concept. As well as the new brand identity we will be launching a new website in early 2017.

We have a wealth of exciting and good news coming up in the next year so watch this space for updates!

Stylish Magnetic Calendar and Envelopes

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We’ve just produced this fabulous magnetic for up and coming London based brand The Positive Vibe Company.

The boards are printed on a White gloss faced magnetic material so it can be stuck on fridges and magnetic surfaces. The sheet is then finished with a dry white gloss laminate allowing it to be written on with dry wipe pen and then wiped clean like a memo or white board.

To compliment this handy memo style wipe board, we also produced a printed board envelope so the magnetic board can be posted securely, without damage while making this magnetic board an ideal gift for the go getters in your life.

Rushani, founder of Positive Vibe, commented ‘ dealing with Kingfisher Press has made the entire print project smooth and stress-free. We discussed which material would best suit the purpose of the magnetic calendar and having sampled and looked at several we decided upon the gloss faced magnetic sheet. The finished project is of impeccable quality compared to anything currently on the market and we know our customers will love them! The communication and support throughout this process from the team at Kingfisher has been invaluable in getting this product made to such high standards in such a short time-scale!’

Kingfisher Press provides, litho, wideformat and digital print solutions and using a combination of wide format for the magnetic sheets and litho for the board envelopes ensures consistency of quality for the end project.

We love producing these innovative and exciting print projects so if you have something a little bit special then give us a call and we’ll help you get on the way to print success!

Delightful book printed here at Kingfisher Press.

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Kingfisher Press have been delighted to have worked with Ashe Ericksson to publish this wonderful childrens book ‘The Snowlies and the Lost Key’.

The story follows on from the previous book ‘The Snowlies find a letter’ which was published back in 2007. The new book features the Elveden Elves for the first time.

The book has been printed on a velvet stock with a matt laminated cover, silver foiled on the front with embossed title text on the front cover.

The book has also been PUR bound to ensure it can be leafed through over and over again.

The beautiful illustrations inside the book look amazing and really help tell this heart warming tale.

Ashe Ericksson, Author and Illustrator of the book, commented ‘I am very pleased with it all. I am thrilled with the snowglobe images they really work so well . The team at Kingfisher Press really have done excellent work for me and have been extremely helpful with every step of the printing process.’

The book is on sale now from Noble and White, Blackthorn House and Design in Bury St Edmunds and Elveden Courtyard. There is a special book signing where you can meet the ‘Snowlie Queen’. The signing will take place at Noble & White in Stowmarket on 26th November 10.30am – 12.30pm.

And as special Christmas treat there are also a series of special book readings at Elveden Inn on the 3rd & 4th and 10th & 11th of December which will be run in-conjunction with a breakfast or lunch. If you would like to book please call 01842 898068 to confirm your place. Come along and get your signed copy of this beautifully designed and printed book but hurry, the elves have been busy and places are filling fast!

Kingfisher works with a variety of local authors and companies providing print services for a wide range of books and magazines. If you have a print project you need help with then gives us a call.

Magnecote – versatile magnetic printing

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Magnecote is a fabulous magnetic material used for magnets and charts of all kinds.

Its  a great material to work with, we have produced a wide range of projects using this versatile stock, samples of which are available.

It can be die-cut into any shape and is available in 2 different weights. Use it for safety and warning signs in the office, or magnetic planning boards or just as a corporate promotional magnet. Whatever you want magnecote for just let us know and we’ll get the most cost effective solution for you.

If you would like samples please contact us and we will post them to you via snail mail.

Click here to view our website for further info.