This family-run, local printing company has been helping independent businesses in Bath for 25 years, servicing their print requirements across a diverse cross-sector of industries.
Being a family-run business, Avon Printing Services thrives on building strong relationships with their customers, forming more of a partnership rather than just a customer/supplier relationship. For Andy, it is all about meeting the customer’s requirements and making sure they keep returning.
He said: “With a vast amount of experience and knowledge under our belts, we offer a very personal print service, guiding and educating our clients along the way making sure they get maximum value from their printed literature. We discuss paper types and finishes and provide free samples when required to ensure the end product meets the client’s expectations.”
It isn’t just printing supplies that they can advise you on, they are also happy to talk about their location and their favourite things to do in Bath. Andy said: “The best bit of working in and around Bath is the ambience the city gives out, the architecture of the buildings and the passion the people of Bath have towards their city.”
The team at Avon Printing Services are in a unique position, as their offices are out of the city, allowing them to see it as a guest would and they love it just as much as the inner city residents do. Andy said: “Working outside of Bath, accessing the centre is still very easy which is unusual when it comes to cities. All entry points have cracking views and the beautiful buildings are on display wherever you look. The laidback hustle and bustle make you feel like you are somewhere else in Europe, it’s like taking a break from day to day life!
“A perfect day in Bath is having a leisurely stroll around the side streets just off the centre, walking around the park and the Crescent taking in the views. You really do discover new places when you step off of the main shopping street. Finding a quaint, independent coffee shop, sitting outside and watching the world go by is a must. I frequently stop and listen to some of the very talented locals bucketing at the various central points in Bath. Of an evening, the perfect day would be chilling with a local ale in some of the wonderful bars, restaurants and hotel bars that are located in and around the centre and sometimes having a meal. When it comes to eating, there are so many great places to choose from, so deciding where to eat is quite hard! Talk about being spoilt for choice!”
Like most of the businesses in and around Bath, the team at Avon Printing Services love their location and the surrounding area. But it isn’t just the city that they are passionate in.
“We live and breathe print, it’s what we know and enjoy.” Andy said, “this reflects in the personal service we provide because not only do we not want to disappoint our customers, we also don’t want to sell ourselves short. This is why we strive to make our service the best it can be.”
For anyone in the area that is looking for someone to do a good job for their printing, whether it is menus, price lists or leaflets, Avon Printing Services offer a digital and litho print service, which allows them to produce very small quantities cost-effectively using their digital press. It also means they can offer a quick turnaround for those last minute jobs and even deliver the same day in some cases!
Andy said: “Our studio is equipped with the latest Macs and Indesign software and our finishing department has an array of finishing machinery allowing us to score, die cut, fold, trim, perforate, number, pad, laminate and saddle stitch all under one roof.” In essence, they can perform pretty much any job that is needed.
Being an independent business means that Andy and the rest of the staff at Avon Printing Services know that supporting each other is important. He said: “As an independent business with no backing or support it is vital that the service we provide is the best that we can offer. Our all-round personal service is what we can offer businesses and that is something that so many print companies can’t do. Where our competitors will close the door on you when you offer them something that doesn’t quite tick their boxes we will welcome the opportunity and find a way to produce what is required.”
Like many of the independent businesses in the city, for Avon Printing Services it is all about their customers. Andy said: “Experience, passion, hard work and the drive to be good at what we do defines our service.”
If you’re in the city for a conference, meeting or other events where you might need some printing at the last minute, be sure to give Avon Printing Services a call, they can provide a quick printing service for all those flyers, notes for speeches and more.