60 seconds with Crescent Press – PrintWeek 23rd October

Founded in 1997, Crescent Press has built a reputation serving advertising agencies, creatives and print management firms across the UK. Initially a Birmingham-based litho printer, 2010 saw the company relocate to Solihull in the West Midlands.

An acquisition in 2013 introduced large-format print services for the company’s client base. In the following years it continued to invest in its digital facility. “We realised that the creative world was asking for different offerings: personalisation, high-quality imaging and special finishings that differentiate their design ideas from the norm and we now believe we have ‘changed the game’ and evolved our business into one of the UK’s leading digital print companies.”

Where are you based? Shirley, Solihull

How many staff do you have? 20

What does your firm do? Everything from business cards to vehicle wraps. We do a lot of wide-format work for restaurants and we have an installation team that will handle all the external work for our customers

What’s your typical customer? Anyone who’s looking for a print partner that can offer solutions

Which areas do you serve? National

Which markets do you serve? We have a very broad customer base ranging from a photographer looking for high end prints to one of the largest holiday park companies in the country where we print and fit the posters and banners in 72 locations around the UK

Who are your clients? We work with designers from concept right through to some of the major brands in the UK 

What’s your USP? Digital flexibility – no job is too small or too large!

What’s your company’s motto? Welcome to the future of digital print! 

What equipment do you run? HP Indigo 12000 digital press, several wide-format devices, including HP, EFI and Zünd, and five Horizon finishing lines

Where do you see your business in five years’ time? Developing what we are currently doing. Growing our digital firepower and offering more bespoke products for varying applications

What’s been your proudest achievement in recent years? Being selected by the Royal Mail to produce the gold medal limited edition stamps during the London 2012 Olympics. We weren’t allowed to talk about it at the time

What’s your team’s favourite biscuit? Has to be a Hobnob!

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