Digital Press coming to Gemini West…

We are delighted to announce the launch of digital printing here at Gemini West with the Kodak Nexpress 2500 digital colour press. Over the past 18 months we have invested 1.4 million pounds in pre-press, print and finishing. We feel the next natural step for us at Gemini West is to add digital printing to the high quality services we already offer. The Nexpress 2500 will enable us to offer faster turnaround times whilst maintaining our high standards of quality and service.

The Nexpress 2500 can deliver up to 5000 A4 images per hour whilst producing first class unique finishes. We can offer dimensional printing – for example taking a 2D piece of print and transforming it into a life like 3D image with fabulous eye catching textures. It works like embossed printing by adding a ‘raised’, tactile effect to a specific image or text.

Please see below for key features of the Nexpress 2500;

  • Consistent image quality
  • The best colour solution for the environment
  • 5 colour print engine
  • 4 standard feeders with total capacity of 11,000 sheets
  • 1 high-capacity delivery with total capacity of 5000 sheets
  • Standard paper feeding up to 520mm/20.47 in. paper length
  • Imaging technology – dry electrophotography at, 600 dpi. Screens include: Classic HD, Classic, Line, Optimum, Supra and Kodak Staccato DX Screening
  • Paper Substrates – uncoated, matte coated, glossy coated, cast coated and textured, wood free and recycled
  • Special Substrates – uncoated, matte coated, glossy coated labels; paper-backed transparencies; magnetic; photo book paper; synthetics; pre-perforated and scored specialty stocks
  • Substrate weight: 60 to 350 gsm uncoated – 80 to 350 gsm coated

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Cropper, Managing director of The Gemini Group explains, “This is a fantastic time for us and a great way to start the New Year. At Gemini we believe our expansion in digital printing will help us to perform to an even higher standard and exceed our customers’ expectations. Over recent years we have built up a strong working relationship with Kodak and we are looking forward to sharing this experience with you”.

The expansion at Gemini West will take our group to a grand total of three Nexpress machines.  We have had great success with our sister company Gemini Digital based in Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex who are currently running with two Nexpresses. Overall we believe the investment in the new press is a positive move for our customers and the Group.

Please revisit soon for the next update of the Nexpress 2500….

 

2017-11-03T12:14:33+00:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Gemini West, Print|

The Starr Trust – Starr Wars Challenge Day

Our continuous support for ‘The Starr Trust‘ involved us in a ‘Starr Wars Challenge‘ Day on Sunday 13th September.

It was a fantastic day and a well organised event that will hopefully become a regular fund raiser.

It’s all about taking part but we are pleased to say we won.  Well done the Gemini Digital team!  The day raised a magnificent £6500.00!!

For more on this information on this fantastic Charity organisation please visit : www.starrtrust.com

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Mia, Peter, Craig & Laura
(left to right)

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2017-11-03T12:56:57+00:00October 5th, 2015|Categories: Digital|

Bristol Zoo gives Gemini West print contract

Gemini West is now working with high profile local charity, Bristol Zoo, after it won the contract, which also covers the Wild Place project and Bristol Zoological Society.

The print contract involves the production of maps, leaflets, guides, educational booklets, mailing and stationery.

Rob Page, director at Gemini West, said, ‘We are delighted to be working with a key Bristol charity. We adopted the butterfly as our corporate identity many years ago to highlight our unwavering commitment to preserving the environment, so this new contract is a great fit for us. The Zoo does so much more than display animals – it’s a conservation project that has helped save over 175 species from extinction.’

As one of Bristol’s leading print providers with a commitment to maintaining a local and sustainable business, the company has also recently provided its services free of charge as part of the new fundraising campaign for Bristol Zoo’s new Giraffe house.

The zoo is currently working on conservation and research projects across the world, from the Philippines to South Africa and back to our very own door step, the River Avon, and Gemini West said that it is keen to get involved with the zoo in many of these projects.

(article taken from Digital Printer website 18th June 2015 – click here for link)

 

 

2017-09-18T14:46:02+00:00June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Gemini West|

ZOO PARTNERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS GEMINI PRINT’S ECO CREDENTIALS

Gemini West is delighted to be working with high profile local charity, Bristol Zoo. The contract, won as part of a competitive tendering process, also covers the Wild Place project and Bristol Zoological Society.

The print contract involves the production of maps, leaflets, guides, educational booklets, mailing and stationery.

Rob Page, director at Gemini West said: “We are delighted to be working with a key Bristol charity. We adopted the butterfly as our corporate identity many years ago to highlight our unwavering commitment to preserving the environment, so this new contract is a great fit for us. The Zoo does so much more than display animals – it’s a conservation project that has helped save over 175 species from extinction.”

As one of Bristol’s leading print providers with a commitment to maintaining a local and sustainable business, Gemini West has also recently provided its services free of charge as part of the new fund raising campaign for Bristol Zoo’s new Giraffe house.

The zoo is currently working on conservation and research projects across the world, from the Philippines to South Africa and back to our very own door step, the River Avon, and Gemini West  said that it is keen to get involved with the zoo in many of these projects.

2017-09-19T14:20:53+00:00June 9th, 2015|Categories: Gemini Print|

WINNER OF BEST DESIGN FOR PRINT AT BRIGHTON FRINGE 2015

The winner of Gemini Print’s Best Design for Print Award 2015 was announced on Sunday 31 May at the Brighton Fringe awards ceremony.

No Voice Unheard, songs from the Holocaust, by Opera Coast was the overall winner who received £500 worth of printing. Credits for the design execution go to designer Jorge Pamplona Martin and producer Anastasia Witts.

A highly commended award was alsopresented to the creative for The State versus John Hayes; who will receive free registration to next year’s Brighton Fringe.


Mark Tulley of Gemini Print presenting the awards

(photo by David Smith)

Mark Tulley of Gemini Print and a judge of the award, said: “There were some fantastic entries and it was a really tough decision, but in the end we chose No Voice Unheard. We loved the imaginative and original way it delivered its message and the bold impression it made as printed artwork.”

The other judges on the panel were Daniel Fagg, creative director at Designate, Brighton’s biggest creative agency, Rupert Denyer, one of the country’s leading street and landscape artists, and Kimberly Butler, marketing director at Brighton Fringe.

The award was open to all designs for print developed for Brighton Fringe 2015.

2017-11-03T13:00:05+00:00June 5th, 2015|Categories: Creative, Design|

MASSIVE RESPONSE TO GEMINI & BRIGHTON FRINGE AWARD

Gemini Print has had an overwhelming response to its Best Design for Print award.

The judges, Mark Tulley, Director of Gemini Print, Daniel Fagg, creative director at Designate, Rupert Denyer, one of the country’s leading street and landscape artists and Kimberly Butler, Marketing Director at Brighton Fringe will be meeting on 28 May to consider the entries and decide the winner.

The winner will be announced at the Brighton Fringe Award ceremony on Sunday 31 May where they will receive their award.

Gemini Print’s Mark Tulley said: “We are delighted with the response we’ve had to this award. The entries have all been of an exceptionally high standard and no doubt we will enjoy some spirited discussion as we whittle down entries to find a winner.”

Gemini Print is the official Brighton Fringe print partner.

2017-09-19T09:50:52+00:00May 13th, 2015|Categories: Creative, Design|