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  • Growth continues at HH Global in Q1
    Growth continues at HH Global in Q1

    The Leatherhead-headquartered business achieved Q1 revenue of £87.8m, up 20.1% compared with the £73.1m it recorded in the same period last year. The firm?s gross profit in the period was £20.9m, or...


  • Women?s weeklies and lifestyle titles hit in latest...
    Women?s weeklies and lifestyle titles hit in latest ABCs

    The figures, which were released yesterday (15 August) and covered the first six months of 2018, showed that circulation of women?s weeklies fell by 11% year-on-year, women?s home interests dropped by...


  • Picturesque printer up for sale
    Picturesque printer up for sale

    After 40 years of printing in the market town of Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales, Wensleydale Press owner Liz Lawson has decided to retire. Lawson has been running the company with her stepson Nigel since...


  • Inkjet market to pass $100bn in 2023
    Inkjet market to pass $100bn in 2023

    The print and packaging consultancy?s latest market report, The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2023, said this contrasts positively with the general outlook for the print industry, where growth is occurring...


  • Awesome Merchandise exceeds funding goal
    Awesome Merchandise exceeds funding goal

    The Leeds business launched its bid for funding via Crowdcube at the beginning of the month and was seeking £350,000 to help finance its expansion plans in Europe and the US, where it is setting up a new...


  • Hoggett Creative invests in first MIS
    Hoggett Creative invests in first MIS

    Dumphries & Galloway-based Hoggett has seen 300% growth over the past four years and is preparing for further expansion by finalising a deal for Tharstern's management information system, replacing a number...


  • Premier supports Friends of Chernobyl?s Children...
    Premier supports Friends of Chernobyl?s Children charity

    The charity works to provide respite and opportunities for children living in poverty-stricken Belarus following the after-effects of the 1986 nuclear disaster. This marks the third consecutive year that...


  • John Dollin expands packaging possibilities with...
    John Dollin expands packaging possibilities with Foliant

    Provided by Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS), the Whitchurch, Hampshire commercial printer invested £50,000 in the new machine at the start of the summer to replace its ageing D&K 3210. John Dollin...


  • Grafenia switches to 'eco-friendly' laminate film
    Grafenia switches to 'eco-friendly' laminate film

    Oxo-biodegradable laminate is a polypropylene-based plastic produced with a salt additive that catalyses the initiation of the composting process once it has been discarded. The material, supplied to Grafenia...


  • Communisis staff at Crewe to strike over pay dispute
    Communisis staff at Crewe to strike over pay dispute

    Workers were initially offered a total 8% pay increase over a period of three years, with a 2% rise in the first year and a 3% rise in each of the the second and third years. It was rejected on the grounds...


  • Third Kern inserter boosts speeds at Bakergoodchild
    Third Kern inserter boosts speeds at Bakergoodchild

    The Birmingham-based mailing house invested in the £100,000 machine in June. It operates alongside two Kern 2500 systems, improving the firm?s flexibility in the turnaround speed it can offer to clients....


  • 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...


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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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