Printed Matter Consultancy

Health check your existing purchasing strategy.

With over 24 years experience in the trade, I have seen the rise and fall of litho printing with the introduction of the internet. I have sourced, tested and implemented new print technologies and launched new print business models keeping up with new markets which included large format & point of sale printing, short format digital printing and a promotional products business.

I have also been estimating the best part of my career so know about what make up print costs, and have a mass of substrate and supplier knowledge.

In my experience, the traditional ways of print buying have changed and there is less knowledge being demonstrated from a lot of buyers which can lead to increased costs, an uneven playing field for print companies to compete on and general confusion for the print company allocated to complete the works. This can lead to costly mistakes. 

If you are spending a sizeable amount of money on printed matter, whether it is litho, digital short format, or large format, then you should really seek an independent audit of your print spend activities. The results will be revealing and you should expect to save between 10 and 30% on your print spend depending on how well you are buying.

Andrew Hatcher, Swindon Consultants
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What we do

We are unbiased and can advise you on any part of the buying or production process related to printed matter or print technology, even if you are not looking for a managed outsource service.

We simply cross-check your suppliers or suggest improvements to your current production workflow or purchasing methods, with the intention of improving the service, cost, or quality of what you already receive.

If required, we can assist you to integrate print technology and services into your business so when you turn the power on you can ‘hit the ground’ running ensuring Operational Excellence and a quality product with the back-up and support required.


We do also provide a service management layer, allowing you to take advantage of best suppliers without the overheads.

Managed Print Services, Swindon Consultants
Printed Brochures, Swindon Consultants

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