About Mercia Image.
Mercia Image Print, the Little Eaton based Printers, established in 1989, are a real Derbyshire success story.
Following a major investment, of circa £1.1m, into new machinery and purpose built premises back in 2008, Mercia have just invested well over £100,000 to complete Phase 2 of their development programme. This new investment sees the purchase of three addition pieces of machinery that will make the business more efficient, more profitable and more competitive.
The Print Industry suffered quite badly over the past few years, firstly, with everyone ‘having a go’ at desk top publishing and then the recession hit the Industry quite hard.
Amanda Strong, Owner and MD, has been at the helm since the very beginning, when the company first started in a spare bedroom, before moving to their first premises in the early 90’s and then the purpose built warehouse in 2008.
She has steered Mercia through the tough times with a dedication and commitment that has kept customers totally loyal. She knows that whilst the high quality standards are maintained, the business is well prepared to drive forward as the country’s economy recovers.
Over the past twelve months staff levels have increased by 20%. Mercia has made a huge commitment to the apprenticeship scheme, both internally and externally. They have appointed several apprentices and have invested significantly in the ‘When I am’ Apprentice Development Programme with Derby College.
The majority of senior staff has been with Mercia for the majority of their 25 years in business.
Mercia Image Print’s ethos is to always produce a first class job at a competitive price.
Your Print Partners.
We provide a full in-house service on all printed literature. On occasions, customers ask us to print on material other than paper. Should you require advertising or promotional items on other material we have a selection of trusted suppliers we can recommend.
Mercia Image began business in 1989, and we have enjoyed consistent growth over the years, making us the most established and successful print company in Derbyshire. We have proven ourselves as a reliable provider of high quality commercial print and design, at competitive prices, and offer a range of printed materials for colour brochures, leaflets, folders, letterheads, Newsletters, booklets, calendars, posters, manuals and banners.
We also offer variable data printing, otherwise known as personalisation, Web2Print and digital and lithographic printing services to businesses locally in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, as well as across the UK and Europe.
Our purpose built, 12,000 sq. ft. warehouse, is fully equipped with the latest, most up to date printing equipment and technology, which allows us to provide bespoke, essential print services to businesses of all sizes. We can produce anything from small to very large print runs - ensuring that our clients benefit from complete flexibility.
We offer full in-house print finishing.
Print finishing is the process that happens after the printing has been completed. It's the process that cuts, creases and binds the product ready for delivery and is a crucial process to the job your product needs to do for you.
We have an original Heidelberg Cylinder, dating back to the 1950's, which we have converted to a cutting and creasing machine. Using bespoke dies it performs an important role within Mercia for the cutting out and creasing of folders and shapes. Even with today's technology the cylinder provides Mercia with an efficient die-cutting service.