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Our Managed Print Services: Case Studies in Efficiency

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Managed print services (MPS) offer a range of solutions to streamline printing operations, reduce costs, and improve productivity. Let’s dive into our case studies and see what we did for our previous satisfied clients that we could do for you!

Case Study 1: Sovini Trade Supplies – Innovation at Heysham Road

An example of our efficiency and creativity throughout managed print services is the work CDP performed for Sovini Trade Supplies at their new Heysham Road location in Aintree. This project encapsulates the essence of tailored, client-centric service, a hallmark of effective Managed Print Services.

Project Scope and Execution

CDP’s engagement with Sovini Trade Supplies for their latest store opening involved a comprehensive approach, beginning with initial surveys and project management. The project encompassed:

  • Bespoke Signage Production: Tailoring each signage piece to the unique requirements of the Sovini store.
  • External and Internal Signage: Ensuring cohesive branding both inside and out.
  • Installation: Executing the setup with precision and attention to detail.

Each aspect of this project highlighted CDP’s commitment to understanding and fulfilling the client’s specific needs.

The Signage Impact

The signage designed by CDP was not just functional; it was a statement piece. The external building sign, spanning an impressive 19 meters in length and 1.5 meters in height, was crafted from fret cut aluminium trays. It featured full print coverage and illuminated acrylic logos, creating a striking visual impact. This effort was complemented by various other external and internal signs, including high-tac wall wraps and bespoke elements, which enhanced the store’s aesthetic and navigational ease.

Client Satisfaction and Outcome

The project’s success was evident in the client’s response. Sovini Trade Supplies commended CDP for our understanding of their business needs and for bringing their flagship store to life. The signage at the Heysham Road store not only met but exceeded their expectations, reinforcing the effectiveness of Managed Print Services in delivering bespoke, high-impact solutions.

Reflecting on Efficiency and Creativity

This case study demonstrates how Managed Print Services, exemplified by CDP’s work with Sovini Trade Supplies, transcend traditional printing. They encompass a broad spectrum of services, from design to installation, tailored to each client’s unique requirements. The result is not just a successful project completion but also a testament to the efficiency, creativity, and client-centric approach inherent in Managed Print Services.

Case Study 2: First Ark Group – The Watchfactory Transformation

Our managed print services in the project undertaken for the First Ark Group at The Watchfactory in Prescot was another superb piece of work by our team. This initiative beautifully illustrates how MPS can blend historical reverence with modern living needs, achieving both aesthetic and functional excellence.

Project Overview and Execution

First Ark Group envisioned transforming the historic Prescot Watchfactory into living accommodations for those aged 55 and over. CDP’s role in this ambitious project included:

  • Project Management: Overseeing the project from conception to completion.
  • Design Briefing and Concepts: Creating designs that resonate with the building’s storied past.
  • Bespoke Signage Production: Crafting unique signage that aligns with the thematic elements of the project.
  • Braille and Tactile Signage: Ensuring accessibility for all residents.
  • Installation: Implementing the designs with precision and care.

The project showcased CDP’s ability to manage complex requirements while staying true to the client’s vision.

Design Innovation and Historical Integration

The creative challenge was to incorporate elements of the building’s history, specifically its legacy as a watchmaking factory, into the living space. CDP, collaborating with design and branding agency Gingerhead, devised graphical representations of the watches produced in the factory, integrating these designs into the signage and the building’s interior. This approach not only paid homage to the site’s history but also created a visually engaging environment for the residents.

Accessibility and Compliance

A significant aspect of the project was ensuring that the signage was compliant with the Equality Act and accessible to visually impaired residents. CDP’s solutions included frosted acrylic signs with matt finishes, braille and tactile text, and dyslexia-friendly features. These considerations exemplify the depth of CDP’s commitment to inclusive design.

Additional Features and Client Satisfaction

Beyond the primary custom signage, the project also included wayfinding signs, window and door manifestations, and external signage, all delivered efficiently and within budget. The client’s feedback underscores the success of the project, praising CDP’s seamless management and the signage’s perfect blend with the building’s historical essence.

Reflecting on MPS in Historical Renovation

This case study underscores the versatility and adaptability of managed print services. CDP’s work at The Watchfactory demonstrates how MPS can play a critical role in projects that require a delicate balance between preserving historical integrity and meeting modern living standards.

A Dedication to Excellent Work

The case studies of Sovini Trade Supplies and First Ark Group demonstrate the dynamic capabilities of our managed print services (MPS). Further to this, our services extend beyond traditional printing, offering creative, customised solutions that enhance business operations with efficiency and innovation. Get in touch with us today to see how our print services can be of use for your printing and signage needs.

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