New Print Partnership with Nottingham Rugby

Midland Regional Printers Ltd are delighted to announce a new partnership with Nottingham Rugby.

Midland Regional Printers Ltd are proud to have teamed up with the Nottingham Rugby (The Greene King IPA Championship Club). We are delighted to be able to work on all the ‘Green and Whites’ marketing materials, including their match day programmes, event tokens, posters and flyers.

We were privileged to have Marketing and Operations Officer Simon Ball-McQueen and first team players Tom Holmes and Darryl Veenendaal visit us for a tour of the factory and to meet staff and directors.

Simon Ball-McQueen said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have MRP as part of our team here at the club. We’ve now been working together since the start of the current season and it’s clear to see the passion, enthusiasm and experience they put into their products.”

“We hope this is the start of a very long and fruitful relationship and it’s been great to welcome many of MRP’s staff and directors down to The Bay, for a number of our home games this season.”

Midland Regional Printers’ Sales & Marketing Director Catherine Tew added: “We are proud to be working with Nottingham Rugby, love being able to support them and as massive supporters we really value being able to spend time with the team and support the matches. We look forward to working together throughout 2018 and beyond.”

For more information on MRP’s products and services, please visit www.mrp.uk.com, or call 0115 955 1000.

Photo – MRP Sales & Marketing Director Catherine Tew, First Team Player Darryl Veenendaal, MRP Technical Director Michael Tew, First Team Player Tom Holmes and MRP Managing Director Stephen Bates.

2017/18 News and Investments for MRP

We are both excited and proud to share our news including all the latest investments throughout 2017 and continuing into 2018.

2017 was an amazing year for Midland Regional Printers Ltd (MRP), Nottingham’s Packaging and Labels Specialists. The company enjoyed growth and success across several areas – including reaching the finals in two prestigious industry awards, and investing over £1.5m in new equipment and software.

Catherine Tew, MRP’s Sales & Marketing Director and daughter of company founder and Chairman, Stephen Tew, explains: “2017 really was an important year for us at MRP! Business flooded in from new and existing clients which led to us expanding our team from 50 people to 65 – and we’re still recruiting! It’s our committed workforce who make us what we are, and we’re very proud that no fewer than 9 team members celebrated their 25th year of working with us during 2017.”

At a time when many printing firms face difficult market conditions, MRP are enjoying a major growth surge. A few years ago, the company took the brave decision to change its focus from commercial print to packaging and labelling which have always been two of the company’s strengths. With equipment already in place, this put MRP in a strong position to provide a solution for their client’s needs – working alongside household names from the health and beauty, toy, retail and leisure industries.

What’s more, they gained serious recognition from the print world. Says Catherine: “It’s great to see the industry sitting up and taking notice as it shows all our hard work is paying off! Back in 2016, we were delighted to win an award at the FlexoTech International Print & Innovations Awards. Last October, we found ourselves back at the FlexoTech awards, this time as a finalist in the ‘Line and Tone’ category. We were also honoured to be shortlisted for ‘Luxury Packaging Printer of the Year’ in the PrintWeek 2017 Awards – we are very proud of the quality of the work produced by the MRP team.”

With business gaining momentum throughout 2017, MRP made some major investments to make sure they could keep meeting and exceeding their clients’ expectations. Their first acquisition, in February, was a Heidelberg XL B1 6 colour press, which has increased print capacity and enabled MRP to offer a greater variety of packaging options. This was followed in October by an Easymatrix Die-cutter which can handle stocks from 90gsm – 2,000gsm (and corrugated up to 4mm thickness). Then a Flexographic Bar Graphics Rewinder. These machines will run alongside existing plant to boost capacity for both packaging and labels.

Our investments in 2017 show that MRP are serious about giving our clients the best possible quality and service,’ says Catherine. ‘We firmly believe there’s an even brighter future ahead for us. Our new systems and equipment are the springboard we need to push our business onwards and upwards in 2018 and beyond.

Apart from print quality and customer service, what are the other secrets of MRP’s success? It’s the company’s ability to provide a complete, end-to-end solution under one roof, coupled with a refusal to adopt something that’s all too common in today’s print industry: a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

We take the time to understand each client’s unique requirements and specifications of their individual product. Our skilled and experienced staff can provide as much or as little guidance as they need: from simply printing existing designs to offering advice and creating concepts and CAD designs from scratch. From materials and colours to foiling and finishing, it’s all about finding the right format for the job in hand.

We offer a very personal service and our clients are involved at every stage (if they want to be!) We’ll invite them in to discuss progress and see for themselves how their packaging and labels are taking shape. They can even “press the button” on their own print and finishing jobs if they like.”

However, it’s not all ‘work, work, work’ at MRP. During 2017, the company raised over £600 for Children in Need, plus an amazing £1,600 for School for Parents (a local educational charity), when Catherine ran the Robin Hood Half Marathon in September. MRP further supported School for Parents by printing the programmes and menus for their Summer Ball and events. The company also sponsors Nottingham Rugby Club, providing a range print services all their marketing material, to all their match programmes.

Please get in touch if you would like any further information or advice – we look forward to hearing from you.

New Heidelberg Easymatrix Die-cutter

Midland Regional Printers enhances its die-cutting capacity with an Easymatrix

We are pleased to announce we have just invested and installed a brand new Heidelberg Easymatrix die-cutter to run alongside our existing Sanwa die-cutter. We feel we offer our clients a complete end to end solution for their products, and believe this machine will offer better support to our existing clients as well as open up new sales opportunities.

MRP – our family run packaging and label company has been in business for close to 50 years and are pleased to serve big brand market retailers such as Sainsbury’s, Speedo and Slimming World, plus many more illustrious clients. We recently installed a Speedmaster XL 106-6+L to operate alongside a similarly specified Speedmaster CD 102, therefore we needed to invest in the die-cutting area to keep up with our increased volume of work.

Our Managing Director Steve Bates, Michael Tew our Technical Director and an experienced machine operator went to the Heidelberg Packaging Centre at Wiesloch, Germany for a demonstration of the EasyMatrix die-cutter. After rigorous testing, results were impressive, leading us to invest and acquire this up to date die-cutter. “This is a machine that will give us significantly shorter make-ready times, a faster mechanical speed, increased overall output and will without doubt complement our presses with its similar running style.” says Catherine Tew.

The Easymatrix is a 7,700sph machine which can handle stocks of 90 to 2,000gsm (and corrugated up to 4mm thickness) and in formats from 400 x 360mm to 1060 x 760mm. It is a very automated model and the stripping station takes away the waste to increase efficiency.

Packaging is just one part of the Midland Regional Printers portfolio. It also offers complete product design, commercial print, self-adhesive labels and in-house finishing with storage and distribution options.

Paul Thompson, product specialist for Heidelberg UK, says: “The Easymatrix is great for Midland Regional Printers and their applications. We see this as a very versatile and affordable model which suits a range of applications including packaging, greetings cards and POS.”

For more information and to find out how MRP can help provide a solution for your needs, please get in touch –

http://mrp.uk.com/packaging-printing-nottingham/