About Us - Tradeprint

ABOUT TRADEPRINT

Tradeprint, winner of the PrintWeek Awards Company of the Year in 2014, is the leading trade printer in the UK. Since 1997, we have pioneered a new approach to printing. With the economies of scale and constantly developing new technologies, Tradeprint has made premium quality print and cutting edge print production accessible, reliable, and, most important of all, affordable for local printers, print buyers, agencies, brand managers and franchises across the UK. Tradeprint is a software driven quality trade printer delivering an outstanding customer experience.

Service, Quality and Price in a single package

Service

"The number one job of everyone at Tradeprint is to make our customers successful," says Managing Director Rod Scrimgeour, below. "We are proud to provide outstanding quality, reliability, delivery speed and service at very competitive prices."

With our philosophy of low touch production and high touch customer care, we focus on the needs of our customers, and with dedicated account managers, we're always ready to listen and act.

Quality

The integrity of our quality assurance system is paramount. We refuse to use inferior stocks, we print to ISO 12647-2 colour standards, and, with our InPress colour controls, we ensure that every job is as close to perfect as can be realised. By investing in the latest technology and advanced equipment, we are able to raise the standards on what was previously considered possible in commercial printing.

"It is this that allows us to offer premium quality print as standard," says Tradeprint MD Rod Scrimgeour, right. "For many of our printer customers, we are becoming their pressrooms... they are able to sell their larger machines and not have to replace them. And now we are finding increasing numbers of design agencies, print buyers and brand managers are beginning to realise that we are a competitive and credible option for them."

Price

Because of the size of our enterprise we are able to introduce the very latest technologies and the most sophisticated production systems into our automated workflows.

We harness the power of our proprietary technology and software to power the entire production process to make print manufacturing faster, more flexible, higher quality and lower cost.

We have broken new ground, taking trade printing to a new level by making production efficiency the key criterion, and allowing personalized price lists with personal products and favourites has meant that our customers can make the most of the value produced by these efficiencies.

1997
1997

Tradeprint Begins

Our founder Paul Anderson establishes the company that will become the UK's Leading Trade Printer, from the beginning concentrating on quality, reliability and unbeatable value.

2007
2007

We plug in the tech for our growing business

We move to new 1,400m2 premises, and initiate the development of our bespoke MIS that has since become the envy of the print industry.

2008
2008

Tradeprint moves online

Ever a pioneer, we adopt an online transactional platform, while increasing our production capacity with new Perfector presses and finishing equipment.

2009
2009

We grow. Quite quickly.

We see turnover treble, and make the move to complement our low touch production by minimising press waste and applying the most stringent colour control.

2010
2010

Low touch production; high touch care

We have always listened to our customers. We aim to combine an automated and fast production service with the highest levels of customer care from our UK team.

2012
2012

We go digital

We increase our litho capabilities with B1 Perfector presses, and take the leap into digital printing to complete our print package.

2013
2013

Tradeprint achieve ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004

As an indication of our commitment to quality and sustainabilty, we become ISO Quality and Environmental Management certified.

2014
2014

Tradeprint win Company of the Year at the PrintWeek Awards

At the first time of asking, we win the most prestigious award in the printing industry. And our apprentice Aiden is a finalist for Print Trainee of the Year.

2015
2015

We win Highly Commended at the PrintWeek Awards

Another year, another award. Tradeprint also achieve fifth place in the PrintWeek Top 500. Oh, and we launch our new site.