printing.com

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printing.com is a UK-based printing company.[1] Started in 1992,[2] it has over 300 franchises in the UK and Ireland which are served from its production facility in Trafford Park, Manchester, UK.[3] It is the largest high-street print franchise in the UK.[4]

printing.com is quoted on the London Stock exchange[5] and also has stores in France, the Netherlands, the USA and New Zealand.[6] The company has four routes to market: Online, Franchise Stores, Bolt-on Franchises and Company owned Stores.

Online channels[edit]

printing.com’s acquisition of the Dutch online printing company MFG BV was reported to the London Stock Exchange on 8 November 2010.[7] The company consequently acquired the websites Flyerzone.nl, Drukland.nl and Printrepublic.nl.

printing.com launched its first UK web2print channel, BrandDemand, at the start of 2011.[8]

The intended launch of the UK version of the Flyerzone.nl site, Flyerzone.co.uk, was reported at the end of July 2011 via printing.com's AGM Statement.[9] The French version of the Flyerzone site, Flyerzone.fr, was launched in August 2011.[10] The following year the company announced plans to add their template software to this site in the final quarter of 2012.[11]

printing.com's web2print software and systems use InDesign Server technology to build print design templates.[12] On 7 November 2011 printing.com’s CEO, Tony Rafferty, reported the launch of a further website, TemplateCloud.com. The aim of this site is to establish an online library of editable print design templates crowdsourced from freelance designers to be resold on a royalty basis.[13] In 2015 Printing.com sold online printers Drukland.nl & Flyerzone.nl to Reclameland.nl for a total of EUR 2.4 million. [14]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "UPDATE: Printing.com profits down to £1.31m | Manchester Evening News". menmedia.co.uk. 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  2. ^ http://www.aimquoted.com/companyinfo/Printing.com.pdf
  3. ^ "Europe outshines UK for Printing.com | Manchester Evening News". menmedia.co.uk. 2011-11-07. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  4. ^ "Rankings | LexisNexis | Professional Journal archives from". AllBusiness.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  5. ^ "PRINTING.COM PLC ORD 1P Share Price - Shares". London Stock Exchange. 2004-08-11. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  6. ^ "printing.com". printing.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  7. ^ Printing.com Plc's Acquisition of MFG, London Stock Exchange. 08/11/2010. Retrieved 06/08/2012
  8. ^ Printing.com issues trading update, printweek.co.uk, 02/03/2011, Retrieved 09/08/2012
  9. ^ Printing.com Plc. AGM Statement July 2011, finance.yahoo.co.uk, 22/07/2011, Retrieved 06/08/2012
  10. ^ Printing.com Plc. Interim Report 2011-2012, printing.com, 07/11/2011, Retrieved 10/08/2012
  11. ^ Printing.com gears up for W3P roll-out as Scheffer departs, printweek.com, 10/08/2012, Retrieved 10/08/2012
  12. ^ Drupa Preview: hall-by-hall highlights, printweek.com. 04/05/2012. Retrieved 09/08/2012
  13. ^ Printing.com Plc's Half Yearly Report November 2011, londonstockexchange.com. 07/11/2011. Retrieved 06/08/2012
  14. ^ Printing.com sells dutch Subsidiary as Chief Executive Rafferty Resigns, LSE.co.uk, 06-10-2015 Retrieved 17/01/2016


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