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  • ShortList shuts print title as publisher rebrands
    ShortList shuts print title as publisher rebrands

    A report today (16 November) from Campaign said the group will shift its focus to Stylist, its female ?power brand?, though added ShortList will continue to operate online where it will focus on product...


  • Remaining Paperhat companies in advanced sales talks
    Remaining Paperhat companies in advanced sales talks

    When Philip Watkins and Tony Wright of London-based insolvency firm FRP Advisory were appointed administrators of Paperhat Communications, it was unclear if the remaining businesses within Paperhat Group...


  • 335 corporations remove misleading ?go green? claims
    335 corporations remove misleading ?go green? claims

    The organisation has investigated 921 businesses worldwide since it was established 10 years ago. Its anti-greenwash campaign found that two-thirds of these were using unsubstantiated claims regarding...


  • Print welcomes government boost to creative industries
    Print welcomes government boost to creative industries

    The joint venture from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will see the creation of eight creative industry...


  • Macroart boosted by Vism project management system
    Macroart boosted by Vism project management system

    Officially launched at Fespa in Berlin earlier this year, Vism is a software system designed to pool all job information into a single place for all team members to access. St Neots-based Macroart...


  • New COO joins Adare SEC
    New COO joins Adare SEC

    Prestwich spent nearly eight-and-a-half years at Communisis most recently as director of its group change programme, and prior to that he was head of operations at its transactional business. He joined...


  • Paperhat Communications admins step forward, but no...
    Paperhat Communications admins step forward, but no word on group companies

    In a brief statement released last night (14 November), Philip Watkins and Tony Wright of London-based insolvency practitioners FRP Advisory confirmed they were joint administrators for Paperhat Communications,...


  • New higher productivity Jet Press 750S launched
    New higher productivity Jet Press 750S launched

    A Jet Press 750S has been installed at Fujifilm?s Advanced Printing Technology Centre near Brussels for just over a week, and a select group of customers and prospective customers have already been to...


  • Corrugated firm fined for turning river purple
    Corrugated firm fined for turning river purple

    The Environment Agency launched an investigation after being alerted by reports from local residents and found that the disposal of waste ink by the Yeovil-based packaging manufacturer was responsible...


  • Royal Mail to review UK network
    Royal Mail to review UK network

    Following last month?s shock profits warning, the group?s results for the 26 weeks to 23 September showed a sales increase of 1%, to £4.93bn. Adjusted operating profit before transformation costs was...


  • Opus Trust appoints new board members
    Opus Trust appoints new board members

    Tony Strong, Richard Farmer and Christine Sampson-Hughes have joined the board in three new roles to help grow the Leicester-based print, mail and digital marketing firm. Farmer was appointed as sales...


  • Paragon acquires Paperhat Communications from admin
    Paragon acquires Paperhat Communications from admin

    It was confirmed to PrintWeek today (14 November) that the trade and assets of £14.5m-turnover Paperhat Communications have been acquired by Paragon and will be integrated into its Graphic Services division,...


  • Echo House assists development of compact Acuity Ultra
    Echo House assists development of compact Acuity Ultra

    Having been the first company in the world to install the 5m device following an announcement at Fespa Berlin in May, Surbiton-based Echo will take on a new iteration of the machine in January as an expansion...


  • ColorGate acquired by Ricoh
    ColorGate acquired by Ricoh

    Ricoh said the acquisition was intended to strengthen its industrial printing business and that it was particularly attracted by ColorGate's specialism in colour management. The transfer of shares is expected...


  • Kodak sells flexo business to private equity firm
    Kodak sells flexo business to private equity firm

    Kodak put the £116.5m-turnover Flexographic Packaging Division up for sale in August and confirmed it was in exclusive negotiations over the sale in its Q3 results last week. Montagu was officially named...


  • James Cropper profits down in H1
    James Cropper profits down in H1

    For the half-year period to 29 September 2018, the company reported a pre-tax profit of £1.4m, down 39% from the £2.3m recorded in the equivalent period a year earlier. The decline comes after the...


  • Callprint admins make first report
    Callprint admins make first report

    The report to creditors and statement of proposals from joint administrators Philip Duffy and Benjamin Wiles at Duff & Phelps stated that unsecured trade creditors of some of the group companies could...


  • DMGT moves to buy i from Johnston Press
    DMGT moves to buy i from Johnston Press

    The broadcaster said the proposed bid by Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) is at an early stage but is expected to be lodged in the coming weeks, ahead of a deadline set by Johnston?s advisers at Rothschild...


  • Box maker fined over severed fingers
    Box maker fined over severed fingers

    Liverpool Magistrates Court was told how the employee was attempting to retrieve a tool on 26 September 2016 when his hand was drawn into an in-running nip between two large power-driven rollers and the...


  • Sonora sales jump as Kodak closes in on flexo sale
    Sonora sales jump as Kodak closes in on flexo sale

    Speaking as the manufacturer announced its Q3 results, chief executive Jeff Clarke said the firm was ?in advanced negotiations on an exclusive basis? to sell its Flexographic Packaging Division, and expected...


  • Genesis scores Welsh first with Roland buy
    Genesis scores Welsh first with Roland buy

    The LEJ-640 S-Series belt printer has a list price of £71,499 and was installed at Genesis? Cardiff base in September to speed up signage board production and broaden the range of substrates it can print...


  • First Nettl store in Scotland opens
    First Nettl store in Scotland opens

    The new Nettl Business Store opened on 5 November and, like Nettl in Birmingham, will sell coffee and offer meeting rooms alongside website and print services. The store is owned by director Jonny...


  • Bluetree buys unit next door for bumper expansion
    Bluetree buys unit next door for bumper expansion

    Parent to Route One Print, BluetreeConnect, Instantprint and Instantprint Pro, the entirety of Bluetree?s operations have been based in a single 9290sqm unit in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, for the past...


  • Gardiner Colours expands product range following new...
    Gardiner Colours expands product range following new hire

    Alan Thomas, who has worked in the print sector for more 40 years, started in the new role at the Normanton-based business over the summer. Most recently, Thomas spent 20 years with Ultrachem as factory...


  • Precision Printing enhances casebinding with new kit...
    Precision Printing enhances casebinding with new kit haul

    In the first week of October the Dagenham-based business took delivery of a manual Zechini Roby Zero and a semi-automatic Zechini Roby Junior 2 casemakers, supplied by Friedheim International, plus a Schmedt PräLeg Neo...


  • EFIA revamps training offering
    EFIA revamps training offering

    The EFIA?s offering includes its online academy, hands-on training programmes, and schemes for apprenticeships, continuous professional development (CPD) and management training. The initiative was...


  • Integrity Print expands transactional wing
    Integrity Print expands transactional wing

    Walton was previously managing director at Paragon Customer Communications? Bristol site. Midsomer Norton-based Integrity has recently expanded its Transactional print business with the addition of...


  • Out-of-home buoyant in H1 2018 ad spending report
    Out-of-home buoyant in H1 2018 ad spending report

    In the Advertising Association/WARC H1/Q2 2018 expenditure report, UK adspend in general was found to have risen by 7.2% year-on-year in the first six months of this year to £11.4bn. Spending for Q2 2018...


  • Heidelberg reports H1 loss while anticipating subs...
    Heidelberg reports H1 loss while anticipating subs payoff

    Planned restructuring at the German manufacturer has racked up costs of ?5m (£4.35m) in the first half of 2018/19, five times the spend in H1 2017/18, alongside the acquisition of post-press rival MBO...


  • Parts issue crimps sales at Koenig & Bauer
    Parts issue crimps sales at Koenig & Bauer

    For the first nine months of the year order intake increased by 4.4% to ?943.2m (£821.3m), while order backlog jumped by 25.5% to ?769.3m. However, sales to 30 September fell by 6.9% to ?788.8m due...


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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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