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Gordon Ramsay Future Food Stars

BBC1 Future Food Stars by Gordon Ramsay

We are very proud to announce we have had the incredible honour of producing the labels for the BBC1 Future Food Stars by Gordon Ramsay!

Episode 5 (Season 2) which aired last night, saw the two teams set with task of creating a bottled sauce, which they must then present to Sauce Shop (who have the most incredible sauces) and Gordon Ramsay for judging. The two sauces designed were Flaming Pineapple Molasses and Ha’Pea Ketchup. Ha’Pea Ketchup (best described as mushy peas meets curry sauce) was crowned the winning sauce and will be available for a limited time to buy at Sauce Shop – please see https://www.sauceshop.co/…/sauce-shop-x-gordon-ramsay…

We cannot give out too many details, however it was a very exciting night! After receiving the information for the artwork mid-afternoon, we had a few hours to create the artwork, make the printing plates and produce these labels. These labels were printed on our state of the art inline hybrid Mark Andy Pro 3 press with flexo UV white and digital CMYK.

It makes you really appreciate the work that goes off behind the scenes, so the contestants can continue with their tasks once the brief has been set.

We would love to have this opportunity to work with Gordon Ramsay again in the future! Thank you to Sauce Shop for the honour and we loved working with you on this.

Good luck to the final contestants! You are all incredible!

We would also like to say a massive THANK YOU to Brownett Ltd for stopping their production and producing these plates so quickly for us, we couldn’t have done this without them!

Sanwa Axia

MRP invests in the latest die cutting / blanking technology

Midland Regional Printers Ltd continues to invest – installing a Sanwa 1060 S.C.B. Axia

After extensive trials, we are very proud to announce we in the process of having our first blanking / die cutting machine installed. This is a state of the art Sanwa 1060 S.C.B. Axia, which gives us far greater die cutting capacity within our packaging division and this will run alongside our existing Sanwa die cutter.

The Axia is designed for die cutting and blanking both solid and corrugated boards and has a running speed of 8,000 sheets per hour. It has edge-to-edge registration accuracy and automatic feeding, giving us far more versatility, productivity and efficiency. We believe this machine will offer far greater options to our existing clients, improve turnaround times and also open up new markets. Going forward, we foresee huge growth in this area with our clients looking for environmentally friendly options and moving away from plastic.

All the CAD design, artwork, printing, die-cutting and gluing takes place at our Nottingham site. Alongside this we also offer full self-adhesive label and ribbon printing, maintaining colour consistency across all your printed products.

Midland Regional Printers are committed to quality and service, holding ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and FSC accreditations. We pride ourselves on the company’s structure, keeping up to date with technology and our fully integrated plant enables versatility, with the ability to meet customer requirements.

For further details or to see how we can help you, please see contact us on 0115 9551000 or visit https://mrp.uk.com


Co-packing and fulfilment

Midland Regional Printers offer a comprehensive range of packing and fulfilment services to meet all your needs. 

Whether you need to rework stock, hand assemble your products or packing into gift sets, we have got you covered. Our experienced team ensure that your products are packed and dispatched with the utmost care and precision.

We understand the importance of delivering high-quality products to your customers and we strive to provide a hassle-free experience that exceeds your expectations. With our flexible and reliable services, you can focus on growing your business while we take care of the rest.

If you would like to find out more about our packing services, please give us a call to discuss your requirements on 0115 955 1000 or email sales@mrp.uk.com.

MRP – Named in the UK Top 500 Printers Again

We are very proud to be named as one of the UK’s Top 500 printers again for 2018 by PrintWeek, furthermore, we have moved up the rankings by 64 places to 397! Building on over 49 years of experience, we pride ourselves on our professional service and the long term relationships we build with both our customers and our loyal team. We feel we are small enough to remain personal but large enough to provide a professional standard of service.

Sharing some interesting printing facts and figures:

  • £700 Million – spent in Capital Investment
  • The UK is the World’s fifth largest producer of printed products
  • £13.8 Billion – Turnover
  • 116,000 – Employees
  • £775 Million – Positive Trade Balance
  • £6.1 Billion – Gross Value Added
  • 8,200 – Companies in the UK

Please see http://www.printweek.com, http://www.britishprint.com and www.mrp.uk.com for more information.

Why Our Clients Choose MRP

2017 has been a year of growth, development and investment and with an exciting start to the new year, we are excited about some of the great things we are achieving, not just within the company but primarily for our clients.

We would like to share with you a few of our reviews – every review is valuable to us and we appreciate all your time putting them together, thank you.

‘I have now received the cartons and would just like to say a big thank you to you and all the MRP team that have worked on the cartons for me. They look absolutely brilliant and I am so happy with the outcome.’ Claire – Beauty Company

‘This is just a quick note to say Thank You very much for the beautiful packaging & labels. I picked up the first batch of my oils and wanted to let you know that they look really great. Can you also please say thank you to your team and whoever else helped with getting it done. I appreciate it.  The next products are in motion and I’ll be in touch soon with the next steps / quote etc.’ Ané – Beauty Company

‘Yes it’s perfect and we just received the leaflets – thank you very much! Your service is great!’ Kristine – Vape Company

‘Received the boxes and labels today, I must say I’m very impressed they look amazing! Great job guys I won’t be going anywhere else now for my printing and will definitely be passing on your details to fellow colleagues and customers. Can’t wait to see how the letterheads turn out but ticked all the boxes so far so will look forward to seeing how the trails look. Please pass on my thanks to your team and let them know they did a great job.’ Jay – Vape Company

‘The Nottingham Rugby Match Day programme looked fabulous on Friday night at the Yorkshire Carnegie game. Well done!’ David – Nottingham Rugby

‘A massive thank you to all the team at Midland Regional Printers Ltd for the printing of our new labels, flyers and leaflets they look great!’ Tom – Freshly Spiced

‘I cannot recommend MRP enough!! Catherine has lead my project of new labels and boxes for my beauty range Clarity Cleanse with the up most attention to detail, going above and beyond expectations. If you are wanting a quick turnaround with competitive prices and outstanding quality then MRP are for you!! Thank you so much guys!!!!’ Jolene – Beauty Company

‘We have received first class service from MRP. Not only did you provide us with a wealth of knowledge and huge support to us when we were starting out, but nothing is too much trouble, quick service, the price was great, and the product is of excellent quality. Can’t recommend highly enough.’ Nicky – Treat Company

‘I’ve always ordered my business stationery online, however, since being introduced to MRP Ltd, I won’t be reverting back to my online supplier (who I should add, I loved), so this goes some to showing how impressed I am with MRP – who always goes above and beyond to meet my needs – it’s very comforting to know you have a reliable supplier you can go to, when you need them – thank you guys!’ Katrina – Beauty Company

‘Thank you for the super fab printing you did for me for my Boudoir promotional material. You helped with the weight of paper, the size to shrink my vouchers down to – so they would fit inside the tri-folds (which I hadn’t thought of) turning the job around on time & budget! All done with super efficiency and a smile. Bonus for me it turns out we are only 5 mins away from each other. So a big thank you – I know all my printing needs can be met here.’ Ursula – Photography and Video Company 

It is our customers who make us who we are today. If you would like to write us a review, we would love to hear from you. Thank you for your time in advance. https://mrp.uk.com/contact/

Colour Psychology for Packaging

Your choice of colours for your packaging will set your product apart from your competitors’ products. This is one of the most important elements when designing your packaging. 

White is an excellent choice where you want to create the impression of cleanliness, purity, efficiency or simplicity. However it can also stand for basic and conservative, depending on the message you want to portray.

Black is the colour of power, authority and control. It tends to stand out as it makes products appear more expensive and can create a higher perceived value. Black can add a degree of mystery and intimidation or elegance and class, depending on your target audience.

Blue builds customers trust, it creates the feel of honesty and reliability, strength and unity. Blue can indicate a product that will contribute to the buyer’s relaxation and calmness. Use darker blue to create the more professional feel and light blue for a more creative product.

Using red for your packaging draws attention to your product, it stimulates the senses and excites the potential buyer. Red stands for energy, action, passion, excitement and strength.

Pink packaging is generally most appropriate for products relating to the female market such as cosmetics, fashion, beauty and romance. Pink creates a feeling of warmth and compassion, whilst being calming and comforting.

Green creates packaging that will represent a balanced, calming design. If you want to show that your product is natural or organic use this colour. Dark green can also be used to show wealth and luxury whilst adding a professional quality to your package.

Gold packaging suggests expensive, luxurious and high quality. However your product should reflect this high standard or you will lose credibility – a poor quality product inside gold packaging will appear cheap.

Silver packaging implies elegance and sophistication. It is more gentle than gold and it combines well with almost all other colours highlighting anything printed or decorated on the packaging.