Smith’s history with trade print goes back several decades. In the 1980s, they were the first company in the UK to invest in plotters and printing equipment for this very reason. The service continued since and remained a mainstay until the COVID-19 pandemic hit in late 2019.
A few years on, Smith is thrilled to finally announce that as of today, the Trade Print Service will be returning for the industry to use.
What is a Trade Print Service?
Many of you will already be well aware of what a Trade Print Service is, but for those who don’t, it’s quite simply the printing of large-format graphics for the trade.
In essence, Smith can print your projects for you, saving you valuable time and removing any hassle and capacity issues you might otherwise face.
Why Use Smith’s Trade Print Service?
Because of Smith’s link to the wider William Smith Group 1832, they can easily utilise all of the different digital print films that are readily available to us. This includes major brands such as 3M, Avery Dennison, Arlon, VION, and Contra Vision. Beyond that, we have films suitable for any application type, including monomeric, polymeric, cast, short-term, medium-term, or long-term.
Smith can provide our services for vehicle graphics, signage, retail applications, window applications, promotional applications, and more.
Smith has state-of-the-art, large-format printers on site and can fulfil both latex and eco-solvent print projects.
You can consider Smith as an overflow service, particularly when you’re struggling for capacity or if you’re looking to secure more large-scale projects with tight turnarounds in the future.
What Projects Qualify for the Smith Trade Print Service?
To place an order with our Trade Print Service, you’ll need to have a project with a minimum print run of at least 15 linear meters.
All artwork supplied must be finalised, nested, and print-ready as we will not be able to edit or amend supplied artwork documents once we’ve received them.