We are very pleased with our new delivery van and the great new sign writing that we have commissioned. A big thank you to PJA Graphics, a local sign writing business here in Blandford for such a skilful job. We shall be out and about the country making customer deliveries with our newly branded delivery van, creating a great impression and letting people know who we are.
We here at Amberley Labels would like to reassure all our customers that you can be safe in the knowledge that no foil is ever deposited into landfill sites.
We have for the past eighteen months been members of the Zero Foil 2 Landfill solution. You can find out more here
Simply by segregating our label conversion waste we can ensure that a 100% diversion from landfill is achieved.
All of the team here at Amberley Labels, would like to take the opportunity to wish you and your colleagues a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year for 2018. We shall be closing from 1.00pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 until Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Each year, rather than sending Christmas cards we are making charitable donations to those who need our support, whether in our local community of Blandford or a national/global organisation. This year we are continuing to support “Blandford Opportunity Group” who do an amazing job of supporting children with special needs, in their pre-school here in Blandford Forum.
Blandford Opportunity Group is a pre-school for children with special needs. The group opened in 1992 at the request of the Dorset Community NHS Trust professional staff. They help children from Blandford and the surrounding areas.
To celebrate the installation of our brand new shiny press we held a ribbon cutting ceremony with special guest Chris Strong who is the former owner and founder of Amberley Labels. He purchased the land in Blandford and had the factory built more than thirty years ago. It is an exciting time here at Amberley Labels with new opportunities and technology for the whole company. A great afternoon last Thursday, followed by champagne and nibbles.
Trevor Smith MD “Edale offers the best combination of suitable technology, a knowledgeable team and synergy with our requirements. We plan to produce multi-colour labels on specialist materials, such as multi-layer material labels. Using Edale technology, we are able to replace two of our existing presses with one”.
After much consideration here at Amberley Labels, Managing Director Trevor Smith chose to purchase the new 8 colour Edale FL3 which features AiiR print automation and delivers: improved registration accuracy, reduced wastage and set-up times, reduced tooling cost and operator intervention leading to a more consistent, higher quality final product for our customers.
Congratulations go to our very own Printweek ‘Trainee of the Year’ Ryan Samways.
Ryan shone in this category – Judges citation
Amberley Labels are proud of Ryan’s success for the prestigious win at the Printweek awards. Colleagues joined him on the night to help him celebrate last Monday in the packed Great Room at London’s Grosvenor House, hosted by Miles Jupp with more than 800 guests.
The biggest cheer of the night was reserved for our youngest person who received the spectacular trophy for reprographics trainee of the year. Ryan said he was ‘absolutely elated to have been named Trainee of the Year. “I had no knowledge of print at all before I started; I was initially interested in the creative aspect and that drew my attention to the sector. But now I like to see how complex the processes can get and understand the technical aspects’. “Amberley Labels has given me all the support I needed and I’ve never felt more welcome”
“Amberley has given me all the support I needed and I’ve never felt more welcome”
It was not an easy time at school for Ryan, ‘a bit like fitting a square peg into a round hole’. And then it all clicked into place when as a sixth former, he joined us here at Amberley labels on a modern apprenticeship in 2014. He now has attained a Level 3 NVQ diploma in digital pre-press and is a valued full time reprographics operator, creating PDF proofs, stepping files and focusing on a large-format venture for our company here in Blandford, Dorset.
Managing director Trevor Smith is “delighted Ryan grasped his opportunity”
Proving that there is so much more to digital than just producing short runs, three visionary printing companies have formed a new partnership that works closely with brands to make them ‘smarter’.
Label printing company Amberley Adhesive Labels, which is based in Blandford Forum in Dorset, is also very much part of the cooperation. The company is an innovator in self-adhesive labels and supplies to big brands, such as Coca-Cola, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Farrow & Ball and Fortnum & Mason, as well as smaller artisan brands and craft gin distilleries. It installed its first HP Indigo press back in 2003.
‘As one of the very early adopters of digital print production, Amberley is delighted to be working alongside Ultimate and Kalas as the label partner in this exciting new venture,’ commented managing director Trevor Smith. ‘Having worked on digital packaging campaigns, such as Share a Coke and IrnBru’s Your Clan, we have seen the value that packaging can bring to a marketing or sales campaign.’ He continued, ‘With these three market-leading, experienced companies working closely together, we will be able to cover virtually any digital packaging campaign requirement and ensure seamless integration across the various formats. It really is a great opportunity for brands to leverage their marketing spend to a new level.’
‘Amberley is a very forward-thinking company,’ commented Mr Tonge. ‘They supply labels to a whole range of brands that would very much like to buy what Kalas and Ultimate can offer as well.’ Mr Evans added, ‘And they are different brands to the ones we normally deal with, so we complement each other really well. The great thing about us all using the HP format is that the files are exactly the same, so there is no issue with consistency across the different types of packaging.’
Great news for Amberley Labels again this awards season. Having entered two award ceremonies we can announce that we have been shortlisted for both.
Printweek Awards have shortlisted us for ‘Trainee of the Year’ and we wish Ryan Samways the very best of luck. Winners will be announced on Monday 16th October 2017 at the Grosvenor House, London.
We also have a nomination for the best of Labels category at The Digital Printer Awards 2017 to be held at the Marriott London on Thursday 9 November 2017.
The 6 O’clock gin brunel edition is presented in a distinctive 70cl black bottle with a copper-foiled label which gives a clear ‘no label look’ and six different neck tags portraying images associated with Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
The new design from Green Chameleon promotes the exquisitely engineered Brunel edition which builds on the original formulation of 6 O’clock gin, with the introduction of six new botanicals – green cardamom, nutmeg, cumin, cassia bark, cubeb and lemon.
The Brunel edition gin will be available to buy from 19th July. To find out more on our history of working with Bramley and Gage please click here.
Civette and Unicorn have a new set of beautiful labels and branding created by Penn Graphics. Here at Amberley we have been proud to produce the clear ‘no label look’ which sits at the neck of the bottles and the ten different parfum artisan labels to identify each individual eau de toilette. The premium rustique blanc substrate was digitally printed using one of our HPindigo 6800’s then foil blocked creating beautiful and distinctive labels.
HP have launched a brand new premium ink and here at Amberley Labels we were one of the exclusive digital printers to take part in the beta test programme, which included producing the sample sheets to be inserted into the recent edition of the March 2017 Labels and Labeling magazine.
The new premium white ink offers the widest range of opacities in a single print process. This new ink allows the user to enjoy the look of expensive screen printed product packaging for a fraction of the cost of screen printing to deliver a premium look.
Request your sample sheet here Click here for our contact form or call us on 01258 455 772