Print optimisation & creative solutions

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We believe that print has a vital role in an omnichannel environment. A real, tangible product can play a critical part in your customers’ journey and decision-making process.

As print becomes increasingly technology-led, we can enhance the impact a well targeted and personalised printed product can have  – particularly when used as an integral element of a wider communications strategy.

CDS works with our customers to ensure that your printed outputs are as effective and efficient as possible.

At a strategic level, we work with our customers to map out their communications strategy – advising on appropriate channel shift, consistency of customer experience across all channels, undertaking communication audits, etc.

At an operational level, we have experienced print and communication experts examine each print requirement we receive. When a printed product is appropriate we will ensure that it is specified and produced in the most effective and economical way.

We provide comprehensive print and creative solutions tailored to the needs of our clients and their users.

Find out more about our print services below:

Northamptonshire County Council chose CDS because they demonstrated that they could offer the Council best value for our design and print requirements. Their expertise, systems and buying power will help us reduce costs, improve operational processes and manage our corporate image, freeing our people to focus on core council services.

David Stubbs, Marketing Manager

Northamptonshire County Council

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Case Study: Birmingham City Council

CDS transforms Birmingham City Council's print approach

Birmingham City Council, one of the UK’s largest local authorities, required a fully managed end-to-end print service which would deliver minimum guaranteed savings of 15%.

Print and Related Services

Typically, our customers rely on CDS to offer an end-to-end communications service – combining our print expertise with our content creation, design and digital delivery services to ensure they get the right content to the right contact in the right context.

We offer a combination of in-house and outsourced print services and can cater for the widest range of requirements, including:

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Systems

We underpin our delivery services with state of the art on-line systems – providing comprehensive production management, real-time management information, catalogue facilities, stock control, digital asset management and templating solutions.

 

Protecting your brand

CDS works with some of the UK’s largest and most prestigious organisations – helping them to maintain and enhance their brand identity.

As well as ensuring your printed and on-line communications are both on-brand and consistent, we are an organisation that can be relied upon to demonstrate best ethical and compliance practices, with recognised accreditations for quality, environmental, scanning, security, health and safety and business continuity systems. 

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Case Study: Wakefield Council

Savings through single sourcing and supporting the local economy.

Wakefield Council wanted to appoint a single print supplier to help drive cashable savings on their print spend. With a wide variety of print products in their portfolio, it was essential to engage with an experienced supplier who had the capability to manage a vendor neutral supply chain and support the local economy.

Using our continuous improvement methodology - combining technological advances and industry best practice - the partnership with CDS delivered in the region of £62,000 of additional savings to the Council in 2016/17.    

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