The Evolve Group Edinburgh https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk The Expert Signage Company Thu, 15 Apr 2021 07:16:17 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/evolve-icon.png The Evolve Group Edinburgh https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk 32 32 Get ready to reopen your premises with the experts: The Evolve Group https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/blog/reopen-your-premises Thu, 15 Apr 2021 06:11:16 +0000 https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/?p=4431

“We have a wide variety of products that will help direct your customers to help them maintain social distancing without negatively affecting how you run your business.”

Are you ready to reopen? Get ready to reopen your premises with The Evolve Group

Things are looking hopeful when it comes to reopening a number of different businesses following a loosening of Covid-19 Restrictions, we’re pretty excited and we hope you are too. We have to ask if you’re ready to have customers back in your premises however, because if not, we can help you! Restrictions might be loosening but we still need to strictly maintain social distancing measures to ensure that we do not have to go back into another lockdown any time soon. We have a wide variety of products that will help direct your customers to help them maintain social distancing without negatively affecting how you run your business. Keep reading to find out more about the great social distancing products we have available at The Evolve Group.

 

We have options for a wide variety of businesses including the retail sector, the service and hospitality industries, as well as for nightlife venues. Now is the time to get ready to make sure you meet all the necessary restrictions for reopening. This is key to making sure you can reopen with your best foot forward, this way you can make the best profit and can get your business back on track after a really difficult year for everyone. We want to wish you and your business the best of luck with your reopening and we hope things will remain open, we want to help everyone get back on their feet so if you need Covid print or signage please do not wait to get in touch with us. Take a look below to find out about some of the great options for maintaining Covid restrictions while you reopen.

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Posters

Posters are an affordable way to make sure your customers are aware of the particular social distancing rules within your establishment. Making sure people are aware will be key to ensuring that your business can reopen well and can stay open. It is also a great way to inform customers of new opening hours, of reopening deals and offers. Invest in posters today to help with your reopening process.

Café Barriers

A pretty great option for maintaining social distancing in a wide variety of businesses, especially the hospitality industry. They can be used to cordon off particular areas or for directional and queuing purposes. Café barriers can also be used for marketing purposes. You can advertise deals and reopening times and you can also provide customers with information about your social distancing measures. Café barriers are the perfect way to make sure your customers don’t break the rules.

Vinyl Floor Graphics

Vinyl floor graphics are the perfect option for ensuring people socially distance. They can be used to set out socially distanced queues and they can be used for directional purposes. They are a really affordable way to add signage to your premises and they are easily installed and removed and they won’t cause any damage to your property. You can also purchase wall, window and vehicle vinyl graphics from The Evolve Group.

Hand Sanitiser Stands

Hand sanitiser is just a part of life now and businesses need to be able to offer their customers hand sanitiser. Having a printed or branded hand sanitiser stand is a great way to let your customers know you can offer them sanitiser and it is also far more hygienic than simply setting the sanitiser on a table or bar. It also looks far more professional if your sanitiser is on a stand.

Roller Banners

Roller banners are a great way to advertise in a socially distance setting, simply set your roller banner up at your premise’s door and let people know about your restrictions, opening hours and great deals available in your business.

Flags

We can offer flags as another great signage option. Flags are very attention grabbing and a great way to advertise that your premises are reaping after lockdown. We also offer bases so you can place your flag anywhere and it won’t blow away in the wind. They are great for a wide variety of businesses.

Flyers and Leaflets

If you want to send leaflets and flyers directly to your customers homes to let them know that you will be reopening we can help you. We can design your flyers, print them and send them for you, it couldn’t be easier. Simply let us know what you need and we can carry it out. Flyers and leaflets are an incredibly affordable way to market and they are a great option for social distancing because you can just put them through people’s letterboxes.

Things are definitely looking up for a number of businesses across different sectors. If you are interested in getting your business back up and running fast after lockdown restrictions have eased do not hesitate to get in touch with us to find out how we can help you and the wonderful Covid print and signage we have available to help inform your customers you’ve reopened and to remind them of social distancing measures. Lets all get ready to reopen this April!

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Freshen up this Spring with some fantastic new print – Work with The Evolve Group – the Edinburgh printing company https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/blog/edinburgh-printing-company Wed, 07 Apr 2021 07:49:12 +0000 https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/?p=4404
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“The Evolve Group, an Edinburgh printing company, can print on ANYTHING!”

Spring is always a great time to carry out a little freshen up of any business or brand. It’s spring cleaning time after all. Now that things are beginning to reopen, it’s also a great time to update your brand to make sure you can make the most of the lifting of lockdown, which will help you get your business back on its feet. There are so many easy ways that you can quickly and affordably update your business, we think investing in some brand-new high-quality print is a great way to do so. The importance of print for a really wide variety of businesses can not be underestimated, everyone needs it. That’s why making some changes to your brand with updated print is such a great way to spice things up.

If you have any questions about how we can update your print do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We are an Edinburgh based printing company that serves brands throughout Scotland, the UK and beyond. We also have a wide range of other services inclusive signage, design, manufacturing and fulfilment, the options really are endless. Take a look below for some suggestions about how you can update your print and make a serious impact this spring, time for a freshen up!

Vinyl Graphics

We love vinyl graphics at The Evolve Group, they are such an easy way to update any space. Whether you want to add graphics to the floor, ceiling, wall, windows or even vehicles, we honestly believe vinyl graphics are the way to go. You can ask our design team to design you a fantastic vinyl design, we’ll print it and can install it for you. It’s so easy to install and maintain. If you want to add a new display to walls or windows, if you want to advertise a great new offer or if you’re looking to create social distancing measures, vinyl graphics are a very easy and affordable option. What’s great about vinyl graphics is that they are easily installed but they are also easily removed and won’t damage surfaces. This makes them perfect for temporary installations. Freshen up any space with exciting and inviting vinyl graphics this April.

Pavement Boards/ A-Boards

We would recommend pretty much every business in the hospitality and contact services industries invest in A-boards, they’re a great addition to the repertoire of any brand. They’re so easy to store, simply fold them and place them inside after close of play. They catch the attention of every passing customer and you can use both sides to advertise. We can provide you with A-boards with printed information on both sides. You can receive an A-board that can have it’s printed information changed. This makes them great because you can update the information, just change out the print. We think hairdressers and salons, cafes, bars, hotels and restaurants would benefit from having A-boards. It’s a great chance to get customers back through your doors this spring.

 

Pop-Up Banners

Pop-up banners are one of our favourite products at The Evolve Group because they are so convenient. Simply let us know what design you want, we’ll design it, print onto high-quality but flexible material and then we’ll assemble your pop-up banner. They are light-weight, easily setup and easy to transport and store. They are a great addition to most brands, the hospitality sector can use them to advertise new deals and offers, changes to opening times, upcoming events or new social distancing measures. They are perfect for events because they can be easily transported. Pop up and talk to us about the fantastic print services, both large format print and small format print we have available to help you get things going this spring.

 

Branded Wall Planners

Looking to get your business back on its feet this spring? Invest in some branded wall planners and make sure your entire team is organised and put together to maximise productivity. Branded wall planners are a great addition to any office space and they also make great items to give away as merchandise. We think team work is the best way to make a success of a business and so if the whole team has access to the wall planner, they have the best opportunity to work together as a well oiled machine. Invest in your brand this spring and spring into action.

 

Printed Canvases

We love printed canvases too, they are a great way to add a pop of colour or excitement to any space. If you want to add art work or design to your premises we suggest choosing printed canvases. Choose whatever art work you want or even pictures of your brand and staff, it’s so easy and affordable. We think personalised art is a great way to make a business more friendly and inviting, which is exactly what you want now that things are beginning to open back up again. We hope to hear from you soon.

As you can see there are so many print options to choose from as a way to add something new to your business. We love print and believe in its importance. If you want to find out more about all the incredible print options we have available at The Evolve Group, please do not hesitate to ask, no question is too small. We look forward to hearing from you.

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5 key times you need a designer – Print, design, manufacturing and fabrication https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/blog/you-need-a-designer Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:13:13 +0000 https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/?p=4353

The Evolve Group is a design and manufacturing company based in Edinburgh. We serve businesses across a range of services throughout Scotland, the UK and the rest of the world. We manufacture some amazing products for our customers and we always use the best materials to achieve the best outcome. But we’d be nowhere without our dedicated team of designers. With years of experience designing, our team are involved in pretty much every aspect of creating products. It might be easy to forget some of the areas where good design is key, let us tell you about all the products and services we offer that require the skills of our expert designers.

1. Branding and Logos

This one is probably pretty obvious, but when you start a new business you need fantastic logos and branding. Or if you’re looking to update your brand, you might want to make some changes to your image. A good designer can help create a logo that 100% reflects the ethos of your brand. They can create high-quality and professional looking logos that make your brand look really put together. When it comes to designing branding however, there is much more to it than simply designing a logo, a designer will think about the overall image of your brand. This means taking into consideration how your new logo will be incorporated into your packaging, your website, your print and every other aspect of your business. A good designer will take all these factors into consideration when it comes to designing your logo and branding. Our design team are very experienced when it comes to designing branding for businesses, so if you choose to work for The Evolve Group then you know you’ll be getting the best possible branding.

2. Packaging

There’s a lot of design work that goes into creating packaging for a particular product. Not only does a designer need to take into consideration what will be printed on the packaging, they need to think about how the actual packaging will be constructed, how the product will feature and if it will be protected sufficiently by its packaging. Our design team are well equipped to do both. They can design packaging for you that is both attractive and practical. You can never underestimate the importance of good packaging when it comes to making sure your products sell. If you are looking for a company who can take care of the entire packaging process including designing of your packaging, printing, manufacturing and fabrication of your packaging, as well as fulfilment and co-packing, and even delivery, then do not hesitate to get in touch with us to find out what we can do for you.

3. Print

You might not realise, but all of your printed products including flyers, brochures, business cards, leaflets and more all need to be designed. This includes designing the layout and colour scheme in a way that conveys important information whilst also showing off your brand in the best possible way. Our designers can design printed material that work for your brand and that are effective marketing tools. Print is one of our specialities at The Evolve Group and our design team always work closely with our printing and manufacturing team to ensure the best results for our customers. You should never underestimate the effectiveness of print for marketing and great design on printed materials will also ensure they are effective. Get invested in well designed print today.

4. Merchandise

If you’re looking to fully kit your brand out with a full set of printed merchandise then you’ll need to ensure that your merchandise is well designed. Employing a designer to ensure your logo and branding are well incorporated into your products will guarantee that they look professional and high quality. If you’re looking for something completely new and different then a designer could design your merchandise products from scratch, giving you something that is truly unique. So many fun products come under the term merchandise, from branded clothing to toys and games. Using a designer means you get the best expertise about which products are the most effective for marketing purposes.

5. Digital Design

It’s easy to forget that graphics and layouts in the digital realm also need to be designed by a professional. From website layouts and graphics, to advertisements and email templates to social media post designs. If you want your digital marketing world to look as good as your print marketing, then choosing the same designer for both is a great way to ensure that creatively both online and in person elements match. A well designed email or social media post is a very effective way of reaching customers and promoting your brand. Invest in good designers and you will always have great marketing products.

If you are looking for a brand that can take care of all the design elements concerning you business, then look no further than The Evolve Group. We can help you very step of the way, and not just when it comes to design, we have manufacturing, print, fabrication and fulfilment services too. We have all the elements of the process together in one place, which makes for a very cohesive end product.

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Get in the team spirit with branded clothing from The Evolve Group https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/blog/branded-clothing Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:02:49 +0000 https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/?p=4350

Get in the team spirit with branded clothing from The Evolve Group

Nothing makes a team look more put together than a matching uniform or set of branded clothing. Whether you’re a sports team, a work team, front of house staff, an organisation or a club, getting matching branded clothing is a great way to make sure everyone feels included and to make your group look like a team. We have branded clothing for our team and it means everyone gets to feel like a part of something. If you’re looking for branded clothing then look no further than The Evolve Group, the Edinburgh based print and manufacturing brand that serves businesses in Scotland, across the UK and beyond. Take a look at some of the amazing branded clothing options we have available, let’s get printing them today!

T-shirts

T-shirts are probably the first item that comes to mind when you think of branded merchandise. Every team needs branded t-shirts, they are a staple item and they are also a part of most staff uniforms. The Evolve Group are experts at printing branded clothing. We choose the highest quality t-shirts for our branded merchandise and allow your and your company to completely customise them and add your branding and logos. Available in a large range of styles, fits, colours and fabrics, whatever you had in mind for your branded clothing, we can make it a reality…and we’ll do it fast! If you want pockets and other decorations, we can do that for you. If you want t-shirts with multiple colours on them that’s no problem. Make sure your business, team or organisation looks professional and cohesive with your very own branded t-shirts designed entirely to your specifications and carried out in the highest quality.

Sportswear

We can design, print and manufacture a wide range of printed sportswear for your team including; t-shirts, polo-shirts, sports jerseys, sports tops, shorts, socks, cycling wear including tops and shorts, swimsuits and swim trunks and so much other sporting clothing. All our sporting clothing is made of high quality, lightweight materials, our sports clothing options are extremely comfortable and allow for optimum movement and flexibility. They are also very breathable meaning they are perfect for high intensity sports at any level, including running, jumping and so much more. Our branded sports clothes are entirely yours to customise with whatever design you wish for. Available in any colour or print you can make sure your team stands out and are wearing their home colours. Add whichever logos you need and made them as prominent as you want. Also add your sponsors names anywhere on the tops, it’s entirely up to you. Premium quality sports kits are essential for any winning team. Make your team look put together and professional and create a sense of uniformity and community.

 

 

Hats

Hats are great branded clothing options, they come in such a wide variety, we know you’ll find a hat from The Evolve Group that suits you and your brand. We can pretty much brand any type of hat including; beanies, cycling caps, trucker caps, baseball caps, dad hats, snap backs, bucket hats, camper hats and every other hat you can think of. Hats are a really affordable way to get branded clothing items, they are a great item to choose for your branded merchandise. They are practical as they keep people warm, perfect for staff or clients who work in the outdoors or who live in colder climates. They also look causal and are a great way to show that your brand can have fun and not take itself too seriously.

Bags

Bags are a great option for branded clothing because they can not only be used by your team or staff but they are great options for giveaways and goody bags. They are so affordable and also have a practical element which means they are a fantastic investment for brands who want to get their name out there but don’t have a huge budget when it comes to their merchandise. We have bum bags, canvas bags, tote bags, shopping bags, gym bags, weekender bags, back packs, barrel bags, holdalls, laptop bags, shoulder bags and everything in between, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you want to equip your whole sports team with matching kit bags, or you want branded tote bags for trade show and event giveaway bags, we can help you. We can help every step of the way from designing your branded clothing to printing and manufacturing it. We can even deliver it straight to your door. Get in touch with us to find out about the amazing brand clothing options we have available.

Outerwear

Branded jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts and coats are some of the other branded options we have available at The Evolve Group. We can brand outerwear that suits any type of climate including the cold. Branded jackets are a great option for travelling kit or for staff who work outdoors. Hoodies and sweatshirts are great options for brands that want to create a more relaxed and casual atmosphere. We can brand pretty much any type of clothing including accessories and underwear, you can have a whole outfit branded. If you’re looking to create a great team spirit then invest in high-quality printed clothing.

The Evolve Group are printing experts. If you want something branded we can do it, our branded merchandise is first class and our branded clothing is second to none. We know from experience that branded sports kits and staff uniforms are a great way to create a sense of unity. It’s a great way to make everyone feel part of a time and to stand out in the crowd as a professional team or company. Invest today, you won’t regret it.

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Update your Merchandise game with The Evolve Group https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/blog/update-your-merchandise Mon, 01 Mar 2021 11:52:49 +0000 https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/?p=4339

Merchandise is a great way to market your business and to get your brand out there. At The Evolve Group we love a great branded merchandise item and we’re pretty good at producing them if we do say so ourselves. We believe they key to great merchandise is great design. Our fantastic team of designers are well equipped to design you the perfect merchandising products for your brand. They know how to expertly incorporate your branding and logos into the merchandise in a way that looks both natural but that also highlights your brand. Our manufacturing team are also well equipped to make your branded merchandise exactly to your specifications. We only use the high-quality materials to make merchandising products, so you can rest easy that you will receive the best merchandise available. If you’re looking to update your merchandise game then why not take a look at our 5 favourite merchandise products below, they’re pretty fun if you ask us…

 

 

Hoodies

Branded hoodies are really a great merchandise option in our book. They are so comfy and casual, your customers and staff will love them. Hoodies are a really flexible object when it comes to designing new merchandise. They have a really large surface area and so there are many more options when it comes to choosing a design for your product. You can choose from a variety of materials, including light jersey or heavy duty materials to make for an extra cosy jumper. You can choose to have your design printed on, vinyl heat transferred or embroidered. It’s really up to you.  You can have a design on the front, on the back, on the sleeves. You can have a pouch on the front and draw strings if you desire. You can work directly with our designers to create a branded hoody that is perfect for your brand. Invest in something cosy today.

 

 

Pin Badges

Pin badges or enamel badges are all the rage these days. Numerous designs flood sites like Etsy and Not on the High Street. Many small businesses design their own pin badges which their customers can collect. Pin badges are sturdy little things made out of a heavy duty metal. You can choose whichever design you wish and your badge can be crafted exactly how you would like it. Customers can wear them on their lapels, attach them to their bags and hats or can add them to pin boards with the rest of their collection. If you want merchandise items that your customers will be excited about then funky little pins might just be the way to go.

 

 

Branded Sweets

Branded sweets have worked a treat for businesses like Candy Kittens, why not make it work for your brand? People of all ages love sweets and they are a great item for giveaways and gift bags. They are inexpensive to produce and so they make for a very affordable method to catch the attention of your customers. You can choose whichever type of sweet you want and we will create branded packaging that shows of your logo. Whether you choose bags or boxes to package your sweets in, we know they will be affective because they make people feel like kids again, and people always remember how you make them feel.

 

 

Beanies

Beanies are always a great option for merchandise because they are so cosy, people absolutely love them. They are a relatively inexpensive product to produce and they are easily branded, providing your with an affordable and effortless merchandise product. Whichever colour or design you choose, we can add your logo and branding however you want, printed on the beanies, vinyl heat transfers or embroidered in. Whatever look you’re going for we can help you achieve exactly what you want. Keep cosy with branded beanies and you won’t regret it.

 

 

Jigsaw Puzzles and Games

Who knew you could get your very own branded jigsaw puzzles and games? We did, because we offer them! If you’re looking for a branded merchandise option that will really stand out from the crowd, then why not invest in branded jigsaws or games? Choose whatever image you want for your jigsaw and choose from a wide variety of games, or why not even come up with your very own original board game? Make merchandise fun and inventive, it doesn’t need to be stuffy, it can be interactive, inclusion and innovative. If you have an idea for a possible branded jigsaw puzzle or your own branded game then do not hesitate to get in touch with us asap.

 

There you have it, there are so many options when it comes to merchandise and some of them are really fun. It’s 2021 and it’s about time we got creative and had some fun when it comes to marketing and merchandise. Getting customers involved and getting them talking is what it’s all about and we believe with some of our merchandise options you can do just that. Get in touch with us if you have new and innovative ideas about your merchandise and we’d be happy to help make those dreams a reality. We’re an Edinburgh based print, signage, merchandise, design, fabrication and fulfilment business, what does that mean? That we have the skills and facilities to carry out any projects that you might be interested in. We serve brands throughout Scotland, the UK and beyond, so no matter where you are and no matter what your ideas are, be sure to get in touch.

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Our top 5 printed products for 2021 https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/blog/top-5-printed-products Tue, 09 Feb 2021 12:41:31 +0000 https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/?p=4295
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“As an Edinburgh based print company we can deliver high-quality, unique print throughout Scotland, across the UK and beyond to the rest of the world”

Print is a tried and tested method for getting your brand out there. In 2021 we think it’s time to invest in high-quality printed materials to show off your brand to customers and potential partners alike.

 

You can never underestimate the power of print, especially in the middle of a pandemic.

At The Evolve Group we’re kind of the experts when it comes to printed materials and so we thought we’d choose our top five printed products to showcase this year. As an Edinburgh based print company we can deliver high-quality, unique print throughout Scotland, across the UK and beyond to the rest of the world.

We are proud to say we know the printing industry inside and out and have the facilities to offer you the widest range of printed materials possible, now stay tuned for our top five printed products for 2021…

1. Flyers

We really can’t recommend enough investing in printed flyers. They are such a fantastic way to market your business. Why? They are incredibly high impact for a very low cost. We can help you design very effective and attractive flyers that will help spread awareness of your brand. They are printed so easily and at such a low price, they are a great small investment for new businesses. They can be directly delivered to potential customer’s doors and they are a great way to market during the pandemic. We can’t market in many of the ways we used to because people are largely required to stay at home. Flyers are a great way to market to people directly at their doors. Flyers are the perfect Covid marketing technique! You can choose whatever design you want for your flyers, you can make them stylish, informational or chock full of great deals and offers. All the major fast food delivery businesses use flyers to market, so why can’t your brand? Invest in a low cost and effective printed marketing material today.

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2. Packaging

If you’re still able to trade chances are you’re going to need some fantastic packaging that is post friendly. The pandemic means that people are mostly shopping online these days and so pretty much everything you sell you will need to post directly to customer’s houses. We can help design you a packaging solution that entirely fits the needs of your brand and your products. If you are looking for packaging that can be slotted through letterboxes then we can help.

If you need packaging that can protect your products while they are in transit we can help with that too. We design, print and manufacture packaging so often so we really know what we’re doing and what’s required to make products look good but also what protects them as they journey to your customers. Printed packaging that allows your products to be safely transported to your customers is a key printed product.

3. Booklets and Brochures

Another great option for printed products in 2021 is booklets and brochures. Like flyers they can easily be delivered to people in their homes. Unlike flyers they have room for looks of information, graphics and design. You can really show off what your brand is all about with high-quality and well designed booklets and brochures. They are a great way for brands to show off all the services they have on offer, the products they have available or to give examples of recent work though case studies. They can be chock full of important information and you can really go all out on the design making them look stylish and professional. For 2021 we recommend investing in high quality booklets or brochures to be delivered right to your customer’s doors.

4. Personalised Stationery

As you can see there is sort of a pattern when it comes to our top five printed products for 2021, they can all fit through letter boxes! Personalised stationery is no different. Branded stationary is a great option for print this year as it is a great way to get in touch with your customers whilst looking professional and put together.

We have tons of branded stationary products available at The Evolve Group including; compliment slips, desktop pads, envelopes, greeting cards, letterheads, postcards, soft grip printed pens, stickers (including sheet stickers), everyday pens and so much more. Personalised stationary is great for high-quality correspondence but also for adding to giveaway packs, swag bags and goodie bags. Nothing looks more professional than branded letters and envelopes. Show off your brand with branded stationary in 2021.

5. Calendars

Our final favourite product for this year is branded calendars. It’s a good time of year to send out calendars directly to customers. They can easily be sent in the post. Calendars are a great marketing product because they are both attractive and practical and will be seen by customers for a whole year. They will constantly remind their owners of your brand and are such an easy way to market. We have a few different types of calendars available at The Evolve Group including desk calendars, folded wall planners, promotional calendars and so much more. Invest in branded calendars in 2021 to help market your brand.

There you have it, our top five branded or personalised print products for 2021. We hope you’ve been inspired to look into print to find out how it might be able to help your brand. 2021 presents some challenges to marketing departments but we think these print options might be a great way to get around them. If you’re looking for an Edinburgh printers then look no further than The Evolve Group, we serve print throughout Scotland, the UK and beyond.

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Our top 5 tips to elevate your print – the power of print https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/blog/the-power-of-print Tue, 09 Feb 2021 11:13:41 +0000 https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/?p=4271
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“Taking your printed products to the next level”

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again. Never. Underestimate. The. Power. Of. Print. There’s a reason why print is still one of the main methods used by businesses and brands to get their name out there.

It works. It’s effective, affordable and accessible. You might think of print as a boring part of the marketing world, but it doesn’t have to be.

There are ways you can make your print exciting, edgy and eye-catching…want us to tell you? Stick around to find out 5 of our top tips for taking your printed products to the next level.

All the services and extras suggested here are available at The Evolve Group, a brand that takes their own printed solutions very seriously. If you are looking for high-quality printed materials that stand out from the crowd, then look no further than The Evolve Group, an Edinburgh based printers, who serves customers throughout Scotland, the UK and beyond…

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1. Invest in great design

This is one of the best ways you can make sure your print stands out.

If you work with a great designer you can take advantage of their expertise and the knowledge they have concerning the best options for printed marketing. A great designer knows how to perfectly incorporate your logo and branding into printed products, they know where is best to place the important information and they know which designs catch the eyes of customers.

Working with a business who can take care of your printed products through every step of the process is a great way to ensure that all your printed products are cohesive and it’s a great why to reduce stress for you and your business.

At The Evolve Group, we have the facilities to take care of you every step of they way including a team of fantastic designers, whom you can work with directly to ensure that you receive the best possible option for all your printed design needs.

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2. Embossing

A great way to elevate your print is through embossing. Something about this particular feature just screams luxury and elegance. It’s subtle, it’s stylish and it’s surprisingly easy to carry out, especially when you have the wonderful print facilities we have. If you are looking for a way to make your print stand out amongst other print and if you want it to look more luxurious, high quality and professional, then embossing is defiantly a great option for doing so. You can have the name of your brand embossed or entire logos, the design is up to you. This is just such an easy way to make your print look really classy. It would be a perfect option for business cards or for luxury brochures for hotels, boutique and other upmarket businesses. Literally stand out by embossing your printed products

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3. Foiling

Foiling is another great way to elevate your printed products. Add a touch of class and luxury to any printed product with foiling, available in a range of expensive looking metallic shades, we know it will help make your printed products stand out. It is easy to underestimate the effect of little extras like embossing and foiling, but they are actually very effective at just taking your printed products that extra level and making them stand out in comparison to ordinary print.

Just taking that little bit go extra time and care to choose great finishing options is a sure fire way to make sure your printed products catch the eye of all your potential customers.

4. UV Spot

This is another fantastic but subtle way to make your printed products look a bit more high end. UV Spot treatment means a special UV coating is applied to a specific area of your printed, such as text or your logo. This special vanish makes that particular part of your print stand out and it almost looks 3D and reflective. It is a great way to add a little something different to your chosen print options, it looks especially good on business cards or on the cover of a luxury brochure or booklet. It’s an affordable way to add a touch of something different to your printed products and its easy to do too. At The Evolve Group we have the facilities to easily add UV Spot treatments to your products.

5. Metallic and Neon Inks

Our final top suggestion for quick, easy and affordable ways to update and elevate your printed materials is by using special inks, especially neon and metallic inks.

Neon is a great way to stand out because it uses bright colours but also because by using neons you are showing the fun and creative side of your brand.

You can create something really exciting when you use neon inks for your printed products. Metallic inks are available in a range of metals including silver, gold and the tremendously trendy and popular rose gold. Metallic inks are great because they are a very affordable way to add a touch of glamour and luxury to a simple printed product.

We have the ability to carry out completely custom print jobs using a wide variety of ink options at The Evolve Group.

We think these are some very easy and effective ways to really make your printed materials stand out. We have a wide variety of finishing options and accessories available when you choose our printing services.

When you work with The Evolve Group you will always get more than just basic printed materials, why not see how you can work with us to elevate your printed materials even further?

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New Year, New Business? Get set with Printed Products https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/blog/printed-products Wed, 13 Jan 2021 15:50:38 +0000 https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/?p=4119

The New Year is always a time for hope and resolutions, this New Year more than any. After a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne and maybe one too many glasses of celebratory champagne we start to think of the myriad ways we could make our lives a little or a lot better. Whether those are fitness goals, deciding to read more or picking up a new hobby, the New Year is truly a time of promise. It’s also a time when many aspiring entrepreneurs decide to embark on the landmark decision to start their own business. This is an incredibly exciting time in the life of a new business owner, but it’s also a daunting one and it can feel like you just don’t know where to start. We’ve been there. We know exactly how it feels to go out on your own, it’s exhilarating…and terrifying. You’re not alone though, there are so many places where you can go to get great (and free) advice about starting up your own business. Here’s some resources we found…Entrepreneur Handbook ,FSB, and always check with government sites for information on funding, take a look a the Scottish Government website. At The Evolve Group, we work with new businesses and start ups all the time and we know how to help you, in fact we have a number of services that might be vital to helping you get your new business off the ground, take a look…

1) Designing your branding

We really can’t underplay the importance of great branding for any business. It’s the first thing people see when they come across you company and it’s something that will identify you for years to come. Getting it right at the beginning will save a lot of hassle further down the line. It’s a great way to stand out if you have professional and unique branding for your business. Thankfully our team of designers have a whole host of knowledge about the branding designs that will work for your specific company. Whether you need your entire branding line designed from scratch including logos and colour schemes we can certainly help you with that. You can work closely with our designers to ensure that your receive branding that is entirely reflective of your brand’s ethos. We can infect help you with any design problems you have, whether you do need your branding designed from scratch or whether you already have your branding designed and you need it incorporated onto packaging or merchandise. Whatever your design needs as a start up we can help you.

2) Printed Products

One thing you shouldn’t neglect is printed materials to help promote your business. They are not something new but they are certainly tried and tested. There are so many options with printed materials and some are key for new business owners. Such as business cards, they are great for networking and help make you look instantly professional. They can also be used as appointment or loyalty cards and really are versatile. Other useful print options include flyers, which are amongst some of the most affordable marketing options amiable to a growing business and we know from experience that they are incredibly effective. Other great small format printed options include letters and letterheads, envelopes, posters, brochures, booklets, calendars, labels, wall planners and so much more. There are also larger printed options such as roller banners and signs, wall, floor, window and car graphics and display units. If you are looking for an Edinburgh printers to help you get started this New Year do not wait to contact us, we would love to help you. Don’t neglect print!

3) Create an online presence

Nowadays, an online presence is a key tool for all businesses and can be an incredibly important one for new businesses, especially if your brand is based online. Creating profiles on all the key social media platforms is an important step. However there is more to creating an online presence than this. You need to ensure that you follow all the relevant people to get your followers up and you need to deign relevant and engaging posts that promote interaction with your followers. Building a social media following can be slow going but you need to persevere and keep up the good content. You never know, something you post could end up going viral! At The Evolve Group we have lots of experience creating and managing social media accounts for various businesses and so we know how to create the desired online aesthetic for your brand, whatever feel you’re trying to achieve. If you want to evolve your online presence and promote your business then we know how to help.

4) Manufacturing Packaging

Not all brands need packaging, but if you have a tangible product, then chances are you need packaging. New business owners might be overwhelmed with all the design options available to them, but we know what works for different products and what doesn’t. We don’t just do standard printing at The Evolve Group, we’re equipped to print packaging for whatever type of product you have to sell. Our design team can work directly with you to come up with the perfect packaging solution for your product that both shows of your branding and is practical and protects your product. We have the onsite facilities to print a number of various packaging solutions for any number of brands. If you’re looking for local print, Edinburgh based print then look no further than The Evolve Group. Packaging is essential if you’re selling products in any retail setting and they are the first thing customers see, ensuring they are well designed will definitely help you boost sales and get your brand off the ground.

5) Fulfilment and Delivery

Not many companies can claim to have the facilities to design, print, manufacture and fulfil customers orders all under one company roof, but we can! Once we’ve taken care of designing your products, we can print them for you. If your printed products need manufacturing, for example if you’ve ordered a packaging solution then we can do that do. Did you know however that we also have the facilities to pack and fulfil all your product needs as well? If you’re a new business looking for businesses to work with then looking for a business that can help you with multiple aspects will help narrow down the amount of work you need to do, it will really help make your business life more simple and you can focus on things that really need your attention. Did you know we can even deliver, talk about convenient. Get in touch with us now!

If you are just starting up your new business, then we want to let you know that you are not alone and we are here to help you along the way. Get in touch with us to find out the services we have available.

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts from the Evolve Group https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/blog/last-minute-christmas-gifts Wed, 09 Dec 2020 11:25:43 +0000 https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/?p=4073

Last Minute Christmas Gifts from the Evolve Group

Not the type of person who has all their Christmas shopping done by the end of November? We’ve got you covered. Christmas is one of the best times of year but for most people it’s also one of the busiest. If you haven’t had a chance to get all your Christmas shopping sorted then we can help you. We have a wonderful range of custom gifts available for the whole family and for every friend. Christmas 2020 will be unlike any Christmas that’s gone before, this year will be all about spending time with your family. If you would like to get someone you love a special and bespoke gift to show them how much you appreciate them this Christmas then stay tuned to find out all the wonderful bespoke Christmas gifts we have available at The Evolve Group!

Christmas Jumpers

Nothing says Christmas more than custom Christmas jumpers. They are the perfect Christmas accessory. Whether you buy them for your family and choose to add your surname or a family portrait, or whether you buy them for a team or group of friends, they are always a great gift. Festive jumpers are cosy, fun and put everyone in the Christmas spirit. At The Evolve Group, we can design the perfect custom Christmas jumper for someone special or even a group of special people because you can order in bulk. If you would like to show off your Christmas spirit in 2020 then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to find out more about the amazing Christmas jumpers we have available.

Giant Family Games

We all know that on Christmas morning, buying gifts that the whole family can get involved with is pretty important. Games are always a fantastic option, but often the games pieces are too small to allow young children to play. With our fantastic range of jumbo games this is no longer a problem. They make the perfect Christmas gifts for tiny tots and are great Christmas day activities. Our range of jumbo sized games includes Chuck a Puck, Giant Chess, Giant Link 4, Giant T-Rex Model, Giant Serpents and Snakes and Jumbo Twist it. These are all great options that can get the whole family involved. If you are looking for a great gift for young children that will keep them entertained for hours on Christmas morning then you need to get them one of our giant family games.

Personalised Wine and Whiskey Boxes

We all know a wine connoisseur or a whiskey buff, and we have the perfect gift for them this Christmas that will make them feel special and loved. Personalised whiskey and wine boxes allow your loved one to show off their favourite wine or whiskey in a special, personalised beverage box. Why not get their name printed on the box or a special heart felt message. You could fill the box with a bottle of their favourite wine, whiskey or champagne and they would be delighted with the special wrapping. Show you care with our bespoke wine and whiskey bottles this December.

Personalised Canvas Print

2020 has been a really difficult year for everyone. We’ve been unable to see many of the people we used to be able to see on a regular basis. This year, showing people that you care might take on a whole new meaning. At The Evolve Group we have a number of printed products that you can gift to people to show how much you love them and how much they mean to you, delivered directly to their door. Our amazing personalised canvases come in a huge range of sizes and you can have whatever you want printed on them. What about a beautiful picture of your children to gift to grandparents? A picture of you and your signifiant other from a romantic trip? A picture of your and your friends on girls or guys night? A lovely picture you took on holiday? Or even a memorial quote or beautiful design? There are so many options and it’s a really great way to show someone you are thinking about them this Christmas.

Personalised Calendars for 2021

Everyone is looking excitedly towards 2021 including us at The Evolve Group. A great way to set a positive tone for the next year is to get beautiful personalised calendars for 2021. You could get a picture of your family on the calendar and make it the perfect gift for everyone in your family. Calendars are great because they are practical and can also look really good and make people feel special. The Evolve Group are experts when it comes to printing so get in touch with us if you think that this could be the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones.

Christmas 2020 is going to be a good one we just know it. If you want to give something special to someone special this Christmas then do not hesitate to get in touch wit us to find out how we can help. Merry Christmas and look after each other this year.

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Evolve Your Mind – A pressing history of print… https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/blog/history-of-print Mon, 09 Nov 2020 11:09:53 +0000 https://www.theevolvegroup.co.uk/?p=4022

Evolve Your Mind – A pressing history of print…

At the Evolve Group we think it’s pretty important to regularly evolve your mind by taking on new and interesting information. We would like to introduce to you our Evolve Your Mind blogs, which are intended to do just that by helping inform you of a whole host of amazing facts and figures about the various industries we are involved in, from historical facts to the most modern innovations of the day.

 

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“The printing industry was entirely revolutionised by the invention of the printing press.”

 

Starting off with a fun fact filled history of the printing press, a device which revolutionised printing and realistically made the Evolve Group possible! Keep coming back for our Evolve Your Mind blogs every month to find out something new and to keep your mind constantly evolving!

Before the advent of the printing press, printing on a large scale was virtually impossible, can you even imagine how hard it would have been to print and copy each book and pamphlet? There really was no such thing as mass printing and production. Each page would have to be painstakingly transcribed and this would have taken an incredibly long time, meaning books were only available to the most wealthy people around.

The printing industry was entirely revolutionised by the invention of the printing press. It allowed more people to access the written word and caused what some have described as the first information age, which saw the spread of information and knowledge extend beyond the most wealthy. We really cannot underestimate the importance of the invention of the printing press in regards to the progress of the modern world.

Prior to the invention of what we know as the printing press, there were a couple of rudimentary examples of printing tools that could certainly have inspired the printing press. Largely found in China and Korea, these woodcuts and other tools may have been a source of inspiration for the man who we actually credit with the invention.

This is Johannes Gutenberg, a goldsmith from Germany. In around 1440, Gutenburg amalgamated a variety of printing processes into a one singular invention and named this large wooden structure a printing press. Individual letters are moulded into individual letter blocks and filed to perfection.

These individual letter blocks would be arranged to create the composition of a particular page and would be placed on the carriage of the printing press. The ink would be added to these plates using ink balls and paper would be placed in to its slot in the press as well. Paper needed to be damp in order to print and Gutenberg created his own oil based ink that would work with this. The plates and the pages would be aligned and pushed or rolled under the actual press. The press is lowered, screwed and pressed to create a high contrast print on the paper that is very easily to read. The possibility of mass printing was now available.

One of Gutenberg’s first major projects was to mass produce a number of beautiful bibles, know as the Gutenberg Bibles. They were over 1200 pages long and had to be printed in two volumes. Out of the roughly 180 bibles Gutenberg produced, there are around 49 still to be found in the world, these bibles are over 500 years old.

The last time one of these bibles was sold at auction, which was in 1987, it sold for an eye-watering $5.39 Million Dollars. That’s an incredible amount of money for a book isn’t it. Gutenberg lost his printing presses in a legal battle with an investor and he is thought to have died pennilessly, but his mark on the history if the world we can not be pressed enough. The information that could be delivered on masse allowed for the dissemination of information on things like democracy and human rights, medical advancement and science and so much more. If it were not for the development of the printing press our world would not be as progressed as it is.

We can also say that our industries would not exist without the invention of the printing press and thousands of other industries such as the newspaper industry.

Printing has been and still is a major part of marketing, whether it is a simple flyer or leaflet, brochures and handbooks or packaging and labels, all this began with the invention of the printing press, so we can say we owe a lot to Gutenberg and his predecessors. The printing press saw the launch of an information age, a printing revolution and the beginnings of the Renaissance, all important factors in allowing for the progress of the modern world.

We are proud to be the latest in the this long line of printing endeavours. Our printing facilities allow us to offer our customers a variety of print solutions that would have been entirely unthinkable to the people who used Gutenberg’s press. If you have any enquires in regards to the printing options we have available at the Evolve Group, contact us soon.

Sources

– Stuff you Should Know, Printing Press? Big Deal! (Podcast) October 2020
– <https://www.history.com/news/printing-press-renaissance>
– <https://apnews.com/article/93857f4015ab6510b8e57e159814dd4e>
– <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printing_press#Gutenberg’s_press>
– <https://www.britannica.com/technology/printing-press>

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