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  • Alchemy Coatings reborn after administration
    Alchemy Coatings reborn after administration

    Thomas Fox of Umbrella Accountants was appointed by directors as Alchemy Coatings Limited?s administrator on 16 July. The Manchester-based firm?s listed directors at the time of administration were...


  • University expands packaging course credentials with...
    University expands packaging course credentials with Mimaki

    In order to provide the course, the Edgmond, Shropshire-based higher education provider invested in a Mimaki UJF-3042FX UV printer, with the support of a grant from the Worshipful Company of Butchers,...


  • Ofcom fines Royal Mail £50m for competition breach
    Ofcom fines Royal Mail £50m for competition breach

    The UK communications regulator first launched an investigation into the country?s leading mail provider in March 2014 after Royal Mail announced it would introduce wholesale price increases for customers...


  • Smurfit Kappa joins Two Sides
    Smurfit Kappa joins Two Sides

    The global packaging giant became a member of the initiative, which promotes the attractiveness and sustainability of paper, at the start of this month. It has joined at a time when packaging, in particular...


  • Midland invests £250k to bring lamination in-house
    Midland invests £250k to bring lamination in-house

    The Nottingham-based business is set to take delivery of a Lamina FA Blackline 1600/800 automated laminator in October, at which point operators will undergo two weeks' training on the machine. The...


  • YM ready with new paper wrap solution
    YM ready with new paper wrap solution

    The current backlash against single-use plastics has caused a number of the group?s customers to ask about potential alternatives to traditional polywrap. ?Paper wrap is not a new thing for us and...


  • Anapurna hybrid replaces three machines at PrintBig
    Anapurna hybrid replaces three machines at PrintBig

    The Headcorn, Ashford-based large-format printer took delivery of its new circa-£500,000 investment in July, powered by Agfa?s own Asanti workflow. It replaces three printers ? a 2.6m-wide Mimaki flatbed,...


  • Double Horizon boosts finishing at Leeds Die Cutting
    Double Horizon boosts finishing at Leeds Die Cutting

    Installed at the start of June, the Horizon BQ-470 EVA binder and the CRF-362 folder-creaser represent a circa £100,000 investment for the Yorkshire-based trade finisher. The four-clamp BQ-470 EVA...


  • More magazine paper tonnage to be taken out
    More magazine paper tonnage to be taken out

    The Italy-headquartered papermaker has confirmed that it will reconfigure the PM9 paper machine at its Verzuolo mill from the production of coated mechanical papers to container board. The move has...


  • Local printers wary as Northants approves drastic cuts
    Local printers wary as Northants approves drastic cuts

    Government commissioners were sent to investigate the local authority in April after a projected overspend of £21m for 2017/18 was revealed. Last night (9 August), a majority of councillors from the controlling...


  • Kodak puts flexo business up for sale
    Kodak puts flexo business up for sale

    Alongside its Q2 results the manufacturer confirmed that it had appointed UBS Investment Bank as adviser on the sale. Chief executive Jeff Clarke said that Kodak had already been approached by potentially...


  • Indigo Press installs second H-UV perfector in...
    Indigo Press installs second H-UV perfector in Komori world first

    The machine, which commenced installation at the Southampton-based commercial printer in early July, started printing earlier this week and is expected to be in full production by next week. Sitting...


  • McGowans launches 3D printing brand for newly...
    McGowans launches 3D printing brand for newly arrived Massivit

    Set to launch on 1 September, Eclipse 3D will see Dublin-headquartered McGowans take on five new members of staff ? including a 3D pre-press expert and an installation team ? to produce 3D-printed POS...


  • Packaging Innovations London 2018 to step up...
    Packaging Innovations London 2018 to step up environmental focus

    Taking place at London Olympia on 12-13 September, the show will expand on the high-profile plastic debate which drew a high degree of attention from the 4,200 visitors at its Birmingham counterpart earlier...


  • Hello! delight at new print engagement
    Hello! delight at new print engagement

    The celebrity and royals weekly had been printed on the continent at Circle Media since the collapse of Polestar just over two years ago forced the publisher to seek a new printer at short notice. ...


  • Elle in recycled paper first
    Elle in recycled paper first

    The September issue of Elle UK went on sale today (8 August), billed as ?the sustainability issue? on the cover. The autumn publications of glossy fashion titles are typically bumper issues and Elle said...


  • Innotech Digital expands portfolio with General...
    Innotech Digital expands portfolio with General Formulations vinyl

    The new range, which became available from Innotech Digital in mid July, consists of more than 30 high-quality substrates for solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV-curable printers. The products in the...


  • Industry output and orders matched downbeat forecast...
    Industry output and orders matched downbeat forecast in Q2

    The quarterly published study of the health of the industry found that 33% of printers increased their output levels in the second quarter of 2018, with 32% holding their output steady and 35% experiencing...


  • Welshpool enhances Komori with UV curing retrofit
    Welshpool enhances Komori with UV curing retrofit

    The XO system, retrofitted by Baldwin Technology in June, uses UV to heatlessly cure any substrate. It enables WPG to finish work faster and with sharper colour definition, as well as reducing the risk...


  • Loop looks ahead with Mimaki UCJV installation
    Loop looks ahead with Mimaki UCJV installation

    The new Mimaki replaces an EFI Vutek QS2000 flatbed and was delivered to the Sheffield-based printer last month. It will also pick up some work from a Roland VersaCamm VS-420 solvent printer that will...


  • New newspaper launching on Isle of Wight
    New newspaper launching on Isle of Wight

    The first printed edition of the Isle of Wight Observer will hit the streets on Friday (10 August), around six months after its sister website was launched. The 48pp weekly title will provide locals...


  • Ad spend on the up, but DM activity slows
    Ad spend on the up, but DM activity slows

    The Advertising Association and Warc?s (AA/Warc) expenditure report for Q1 of 2018 showed that spending on display ads for popular titles had gone up by 2.8%, although total printed display spend was down...


  • Heidelberg maintains 2022 targets after Q1 boost
    Heidelberg maintains 2022 targets after Q1 boost

    Group sales for the German manufacturer rose by 9% to ?541m (£484m) across the 1 April-30 June period compared with Q1 2017-18, with an EBITDA of ?20m significantly up on the previous year?s ?14m. ...


  • ?Always on? culture affecting SME bosses
    ?Always on? culture affecting SME bosses

    A study of 504 SME owners and senior decision-makers commissioned by software and services company Advanced found that one in five feel under pressure all the time. 65% of respondents said they either...


  • New Polar replaces ageing predecessor at Quadraproof
    New Polar replaces ageing predecessor at Quadraproof

    The Cambridge-based commercial printer bought the then-12-year-old Polar 76 from a closing print company in 2006, and was persuaded in discussions with Heidelberg to drop considerations for another secondhand...


  • Ultra Finishing bolsters foiling with Yawa spend
    Ultra Finishing bolsters foiling with Yawa spend

    Supplied by Terry Cooper Services (TCS) and installed last month, the Yawa machine will be run alongside a Heidelberg cylinder set up for foiling that was bought two years ago. ?Foiling demand had...


  • Taylor Bloxham sets up dedicated education and...
    Taylor Bloxham sets up dedicated education and membership team

    The five-strong client-facing team, headed up by director James Fear, has more than 20 years? combined experience working both with and within education institutions and membership organisations. They...


  • Manchester's G&H seeks buyer
    Manchester's G&H seeks buyer

    The Manchester sheetfed and web printer has filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators, but is not currently in administration. The business is close to 50 years old, having been established...


  • Westdale brings case binding in-house with £1.25m...
    Westdale brings case binding in-house with £1.25m spend

    A Kolbus BF 513 for casing-in line, a Kolbus DA 260 casemaker and an Aster Pro sewing line were all delivered to the Cardiff-based printer at the end of July. The £1.25m investment represents a ?new...


  • HP Inc acquires MPS giant Apogee
    HP Inc acquires MPS giant Apogee

    Apogee is an office equipment supplier and managed print services provider that also provides a number of outsourced services in the commercial print sector. Its equipment line-up includes a number of...


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  • Best prices for print in the UK – trade only
  • Instant estimates for you to sell on
  • Our expert print management support is
    included in the price
  • Sell more to your existing customers
  • It’s a FREE service to the print trade!

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Print management for printers, not against them!

Welcome to FreePrintManagement, the way for printers to make money by offering a print management service themselves.

Benefits to Printers:-

  • You build profitable relationships with your clients, supplying them with a wider range of print than you can manufacture.
  • Make more money without finding new clients – sell more to the same ones.
  • Have the support of WEBMART’s award-winning print management service: we take the risk out of outsourcing and you keep the profit – and your client!
  • WEBMART - sustainable print management where everyone wins.

WEBMART- sustainable print management where everyone wins!

Latest FAQ:

How will I make money if I don't print it myself?

We benchmark the market and get the best price / quality price instantly and then give it to you. We also show you the price that a good print buyer in the market would get to show you what profit you can make via the PM² margin-o-meter and put them in an estimate to make it dead easy and FAST.

How can I trust that a supplier will adhere to the same quality standards as my company, without knowing who they are?

WEBMART takes the order off you and passes it on to the right printer. We make sure the quality and service are 100% acceptable - after all, that's all we do. Our current client satisfaction rating is 9.71 / 10 and we have grown to £37m t/o by doing just this, so you can rest easy.

How will you prevent suppliers from going to my customers direct?

Every printer who accepts an order will enter into a confidentiality agreement with your end client, so that will not be an issue.

So what's in it for WEBMART?

WEBMART is the most efficient print management company in the UK, so even offering this free service and the highest quality print management we only build into the prices you receive an average 8% for our PM service to you, so you know you win and we win together.

Is this site now only open to printers, whereas print buyers could use it before?

The price you get is significantly lower than the price an expert print-buyer would get, so that you, the printer, can maximise the profit when you re-sell it. The price at which you is entirely up to you, as you know your client best.

WEBMART works with a number of print management companies:this is a testament to our technology and the price advantage we can offer. We do not, however, work with companies that employ the practice of hidden rebates or high retro-rebates, as we believe they are wrong ethically.

With regards to the “guaranteed best price to the trade” and the “market price”, is that, in other words, the lowest price returned and the average price returned from any quote?

Yes. If anyone can beat our Trade Price Guarantee, then we will be delighted, as they have identified an area for us to focus on and a specialist supplier we need to be getting on Dynamic Pricing, so that every printer can benefit from his/her specialism/value. In this way, low prices benefit all printers - by identifying greater profit opportunities, not less.

The 8% average print management fee – is that WEBMART's slice of the pie? If not, then where does WEBMART make its money from?

Also, where does the printer make its money – does it decide its own mark-up when returning a price to its client (i.e. supplier quotes X, WEBMART adds 8% for itself to generate a new quote Y and the user then returns a quote of Y + its own mark-up to the client?)

WEBMART build 8% in to the price, on average, which provides our PM service to the printer. It is our fully inclusive price....no hidden charges.

On the money with the printer - WEBMART give them the market price as a guide. It is entirely up to them what they charge their customer. We are there to support the customer by being their PM back-office and it is the printer who retains the direct relationship with the client.

Where does the printer make its money – does it decide its own mark-up, when returning a price to its client?

WEBMART builds, on average, 8% into the price you get on the website; this provides our Print Management service to you. It is our fully inclusive price....no hidden charges. Even with this, our price will be highly competitive – we guarantee it!

WEBMART gives you the typical market price as a guide of what to sell it at. It is entirely up to you at what price you sell it to your customer. We are there to support you by being your PM back-office and it is you, the printer, who retains the direct relationship with your client.

What would you say to the argument that this is just shifting the current goalposts from Print Managers screwing Printers to Printers screwing Printers?

No, quite the converse. Every "unsustainably low price" is another PRINTER’S PM profit now - through the FreePrintManagement.com service. If anything, they would want to see more of it!

If it truly is an unsustainably low price that they quote, they will fill up with this work at this rate, then they will go bust, fast - so the problem is solved! If it is just that they have the best cost base/investment/equipment in the industry, allowing these great prices, then they win and the entire print industry benefits from it via the FreePrintManagement.com site.

How many buyers did you have registered using the old model (and how did they feel about losing the service)?

We had a thousand, and many were trade clients anyway, so there is no change for them. The rest are either clients already (who still have access) or potential clients. So it will be down to our sales team to convert them into being clients!

Any other questions - ask here

Case Study: Multiflow makes money from FreePrintManagement.com margin-o-meter.

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