printing in christchurch

High Quality, Great Value Printing for Christchurch Businesses

NZ’s Leading Online Print Store has been at the forefront of high quality, cost effective print since 1994. Initially called Fruit Salad Design, this print company built it’s name on selling Premium Business Cards for a fraction of the price offered by it’s competitors, thanks to special group printing processes.

With the introduction of the web and online services, it wasn’t long before printing online was available and clients could order print at the click of a button. Patch Print Christchurch was then launched in 2003 and an expanded range of print products were made available. To meet trade demand The Production House was created and additional print power was added in Auckland, Gisborne and Christchurch. Printing now included pens, posters, mousemats, docket books, flyers, magnets, notepads, postcards, presentation folders and even mugs. Christchurch was the central hub for printing business cards, postcards, rackcards and letterheads for Christchurch businesses as well as other companies around New Zealand.

With the Christchurch 2011 earthquake many printers were immediately out of action. Fortunately, online systems allowed for jobs to be printed at our other regional locations with no disruption to production at all.

Today, TPH Print Ltd. is based at 336 Durham Street, pending new production facilities being built out in Wigram. We still offer the largest range of business cards in Chch, and market those throughout NZ. We have the thickest, chunkiest full colour business card for under $100 and we offer a 3 way guarantee on all our products.  They have also added t-shirts, caps, drink bottles and a wide range of other promotional products and branded gifts that can be supplied with your company logo printed on them.

Recent print projects have included Calendars for the Child Cancer Society; labels, flyers, with comp slips, letterheads and business cards as part of updated print collateral for; more cards for Home of Poi – an online store for jugglers and arts performers worldwide.

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The Value of Handwritten Cards and Letters

In a world of mass emails, it’s the simple personal touches, like a handwritten card, note or letter that we value the most. Whether it’s a long letter, a thank you card or a simple postcard, eight out of ten respondents say that receiving a handwritten note ‘makes them feel special’ – that’s over three times the number of us that feel special getting just a tweet to say thank you. While life becomes increasingly more fast-paced and convenient, it’s the inconvenient acts that begin to shine as the most thoughtful.

We did a little research on the subject and came across five interesting findings, gathered from a sample group of ‘London’ites:

• A handwritten envelope gets our attention – seven out of ten of us open it before all of our other post. So, if you want to stand out in a pile of post, it’s an easy way to do so.

• Handwritten notes aren’t just about birthday cards and love letters – they’re highly valued in business too, with over a third (37%) of the folks we asked feeling that sending a handwritten note or letter at work builds better business relationships than an email or printed letter, and the same number feeling it adds more gravitas. We couldn’t agree more – little notes to share a short message make really great personal thank yous to customers and clients. It helps a business stand out in the mass of daily communications that we all get.

• A fifth (20%) of us believe that handwritten communications at work reflect well on our reputation and the company we work for. Sounds like it’s certainly worthwhile putting pen to paper then.

• Unlike emails, 48% of us keep handwritten letters to re-read them, and will keep certain handwritten letters forever. Who hasn’t got a box of secret letters from a long lost love under their bed?

• Handwritten letters aren’t only for older generations – the group most likely to keep them to re-read are 18-24 year olds.

Unfortunately though, despite the number of us that think letters show a deeper sense of consideration, in an average month, over half of us (51% to be precise) don’t send any form of handwritten communication at all. A third of us say it’s because we just don’t have enough time and 40% of us blame the expense of stamps.

The Author suggests to start out simple and drop notes to the people within easy reach. Who knows what it might inspire you to do next! Think about the positive impact it could have on your career or business. A little bit of thoughtfulness can go a long way.

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Adapted from a post by Jamie on the Effectivesness of a Handwritten Card.