Datum Print Provides Significant Savings to Southwark College on Large Format Print
Hatfield, United Kingdom- Southwark College, the entrepreneurial college of South-East London, is the latest
organisation to make significant savings by commissioning Datum Colour Print as its large format printing
Online PR News – 19-September-2012 – Southwark College, the entrepreneurial college of South-East
London, is the latest organisation to make significant savings by commissioning Datum Colour Print as its
large format printing company.
Located on three sites across South London, Southwark College helps students improve their career
opportunities across a variety of disciplines by providing full and part time vocational training. The college
also cements job prospects for students by facilitating work experience placements with its network of
Southwark College commissioned Datum to help with a significant requirement for large format print work.
The college needed a number of pull up and pop up banners for publicity purposes as well as vinyl wall
graphics, outdoor banners, signage and hanging banners. They also needed A1 size window graphics for
advertising at local underground stations.
Datum digital printing was able to help Southwark College save money on its large format print requirements
in several ways.
Design is an area which can prove extremely expensive. With its in-house design team, Datum was able to
provide the college with designs for all their large format items, with the added benefit that the artwork would
be set up to work perfectly during the print process without the need for further pre-flight checking.
As the sole supplier of Southwark’s large format print requirements, Datum was also able to make efficiencies
in terms of raw materials and time on press. This process was aided by Datum’s expertise in printing on
different types of materials which helped the company’s skilled technicians to get a perfect result first time.
Understanding budgetary restrictions, Datum was also able to specifically design artwork that would not incur
expensive print processes.
Based just outside London, in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, the large format printing company, Datum, is near
enough to its central London clients to provide an efficient service whilst the company is also able to
maximise the benefits of its lower cost location. Datum has all its design and print machinery on site which
not only provides products of consistent quality, but ensures that production costs are kept to a minimum as
Jon Cox, Marketing Manager for Southwark College explains, “Like many educational institutions, our
budgets are not limitless and we need to be careful to avoid unforeseen and unnecessary costs which would
also work against our purchasing protocols. I’m delighted to say that Datum offered us an extremely cost
effective service for our large print requirements combined with great joined-up thinking when it came to our
design and print requirements. As a result, we have some really stunning banners, graphics and
advertisements which have been favourably received by our target audience. Datum has managed to achieve
this at a reasonable price which was also consistent with their quotation, helping us to keep our budget on
“As official suppliers to a number of educational institutions, including the University of Hertfordshire, Datum
has been able to fine-tune its service over a number of years,” explains Scott Pearce, Joint Owner of Datum
Colour Print. “We understand the restrictions that educational institutions have on their budgets and also their
priorities in terms of purchasing, branding, the environment and many other criteria besides. We have found
that as a small, company, we are able to maintain our customer focus and take a 360 degree view of a client
project. As a result, we pay close attention to areas where the costs could mount up and spend time helping
clients to understand alternative methods. Based just outside London, our cost base is considerably lower,
giving us savings that we’re delighted to pass on to our clients.”
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