Our new swatch and holder/desk tidy

12th December 2013

After much thought and deliberation over the most effective and practical method of promoting our fabulous range of products we decided a small but never the less, beautifully formed swatch nestling in a stylish holder/desk tidy was the way forward. As you will have seen if you have already received yours, our mascot Starsky features prominently on both the swatch and the holder-which is filled with a handy pad of notelets.

From unlined greyboard through to two side-coated and everything in between; we firmly believe we have the most comprehensive range in the trade and with the exception of the Beermat and Airfreshener boards, all are PEFC®  or FSC® Chain of Chain  of Custody products or Recycled boards.   

The 140mm by 90mm swatch cover was printed on BillerudKorsnäs White 425 ums/290 gsm on a Komori Lithrone 28, using a four colour process with gloss lamination. The heavier weight samples in the swatch were litho printed on a Heidelberg CD 102 using a four colour process and water-based coating. The other samples were printed on a Komori Lithrone 28 using a four colour process and seal varnish.

The ‘wrap’ for the swatch holder/desk tidy was printed on 130 gsm silk -  again using a four colour process on a Komori Lithrone 28 with a gloss laminate. The holder was constructed using Smurfit Kappa White Lined Greyboard.  

For your own swatch and holder please call the Sales team on 0116 232 4102 or email


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