By @SimonCocking

Describe the company – the elevator pitch …

Creative Solutions make printing, signage and exhibition products an easy and rewarding experience. Our business is about helping your brand to attract new customers and delight existing ones. Our roots were founded in double checking artwork was suitable to print with a little bit of design work for local businesses. Demand and reputation increased whilst office space went the other way, and we now take great pride in working with international clients and providing print and signage for blue chip brands from our purpose built facility in Devon.

We’re passionate about digital printing and signs, but what does that mean for you? It’s our promise that your product will have been produced using cutting edge technology and that your work will have been handled by our team of designers who care as much about the final result as you do. Our product range is vast, and includes banners, a boards, pavement signs, roller banner stands and printed whiteboards amongst others.
You dream it, we’ll create it.

How are you different?

All of our printing is done in-house using state of the art machinery. There are plenty of other printers and sign makers out there, but what separates us is our commitment to innovation and pushing boundaries. We take a product and think how it can be adapted to provide a better end-user experience for our customers.
We try and take areas like signage and vehicle graphics and turn them in to a physical embodiment of your business. Research has shown that you have seconds before a customer formulates a view of your business, so it makes sense to have the right products in the right places that truly represent your brand.
Why will the company / product do well?

We continue to be successful by keeping pace with the ever changing print and signage landscape. Signs remain an integral method of advertising for many businesses, and people are increasingly recognising that successful branding is important for business and growth. To put it simply, we help businesses showcase the very best of themselves through printing and signage.
Where are you based?

We have a purpose built printing facility based in the beautiful East Devon in the South West of England. We operate all over the United Kingdom.

When was the company launched?

We launched back in 1999. We’ve steadily built a reputation for producing forward-thinking, innovative print and signage for clients across the UK. Starting out in a little seaside town called Lyme Regis in the South West, our roots were founded in printing banners with a little bit of design work for local businesses. Demand and reputation increased whilst office space went the other way, and we now take great pride in working with international clients and producing world-class brands from our purpose built facility in Devon.

What have been your biggest wins to date?

We pride ourselves on working with some of the top companies in the UK and Europe. It’s hard to place value and say one particular job is a bigger win than any other. We’ve particularly enjoyed working with Red Bull on event branding, providing the printing and signage for some worldwide events hosted here in England.
More recently we’ve done a lot of work with England Rugby (Rugby Football Union), that’s been particularly exciting for the rugby fans amongst our staff.
Tell us about your team?

We have a richly diverse team that make us the company we are. From our fantastically talented graphic design team whirring away on the computers upstairs, to our dedicated production team downstairs, we’re a closely knit group of 12 who work together like clockwork to bring the customers idea to life and delivered to the doorstep.

What are your favourite tech gadgets?

This will no doubt sound geeky, but it has to be digital printing. Flatbed printers are an incredible tool, their capabilities are just huge. We can print directly on to just about anything, as long as it’s flat. That opens up a huge range of possibilities for us as sign makers… whether it be glass, wood, metal, acrylic, you name it and we can turn it in to a full colour printed display.

We also heard about this mini robot portable printer, did you see that going around the internet?! That was pretty cool.

How do people get in touch with you?

You can reach us however suits you best. Our email is [email protected], or call us on 01297 630130. If you’re visiting East Devon any time, drop in and see us.

If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at [email protected] or on Twitter: @SimonCocking

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