Positive Planet

The Positive Print Group is proud to launch our Positive Planet initiative!  Positive and Colouration became partners in the Positive Print Group earlier this year.

The new initiative is a commitment by the group to continue to reduce our environmental impact and produce sustainable solutions for our clients, ourselves and the future of our planet.

2019 has seen an increase in consumer concern over sustainability, with the EU and several other governments committing to banning certain single use plastic items.

Tony Dennington, Managing Director of Colouration said “Sustainability will be a key priority for our clients in 2020.  The Positive Print Group is able to utilise the latest innovation, technology, knowledge and materials to reduce our environmental impact and offer our clients a range of new and exciting sustainable solutions.”

Both Positive & Colouration have a long history of environmental responsibility and Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation.

Danny Sullivan, Managing Director of Positive said Our mission is to provide our customers with the products and business solutions to enhance their business operations. Our success is driven by our management systems, which specify our internal procedures, controls and gold standards”.

The Positive Print Group boasts a range of business management accreditations including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 as well as FSC chain of custody certifications.

The group strives to implement a circular business model by using sustainable materials, sustainable production methods and working with a sustainable supply chain.

POSITIVE, founded in 1994, provides the full range of commercial design, print, direct mail, web2print and multichannel marketing solutions for clients in the retail, media, financial, charity, cosmetics and health and wellbeing sectors.

COLOURATION, founded in 2001, offers the complete spectrum of in-house production facilities, from bespoke and premium large format print and cardboard engineering to manufacturing counter units and floor standing permanent and semi-permanent POS for clients in the beauty, fragrance, retail and events industries.

Looking for a sustainable solution?  Call Sarah Carter today on 020 8544 5500 or email sarah@positiveimagesuk.com

For further information visit our sustainability page. 

FSC Certification

FSC Certification

POSITIVE is delighted to announce that we have been FSC recertified for another year.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) helps take care of forests and the people and wildlife who call them home.

FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.

The FSC system allows businesses and consumers to identify, purchase and use wood, paper and other forest products made with materials from well-managed forests and/or recycled sources.

FSC’s “tick tree” logo is used to indicate that products are certified under the FSC system. When you see the FSC logo on a label, you can buy forest products with confidence that you are helping to ensure our forests are alive for generations to come.

At the Positive Print Group, we only use paper and card that has come from well managed forests and/ or recycled sources and both Positive and Colouration hold FSC Chain of Custody Certifications.

Chain of Custody certification ensures that FSC materials and products have been checked at every stage of processing, so that customers purchasing FSC labelled products can be confident that they are genuinely FSC certified.

Looking for a sustainable solution? Contact us to discuss our range of FSC certified stocks and displaying the FSC logo on your printed materials.

Call Sarah Carter today on 020 8544 5500 or email sarah@positiveimagesuk.com

ISO 27001_9001

ISO 9001/ 27001 Recertified

POSITIVE is delighted to announce that we have been ISO 9001 & ISO 27001 recertified for another year.

ISO 27001 is the Information Security Management Standard. Accredited organisations assess and prevent information security risks and safeguard their customer’s data and information.

Whilst ISO 9001 helps improve consistency, efficiency and productivity within organisations.

Both ISO 9001 & ISO 27001 certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.

Following a successful annual audit, POSITIVE has earned the right to continue to display the coveted British Assessment Bureau ISO 27001 & 9001 certification marks, which demonstrate conformance to the ISO standard.

Mike Sullivan, Production Director said “We are particularly pleased to be ISO 27001 certified for another year, as it demonstrates that we have the correct processes and controls in place to keep data secure. This is particularly important for our direct mail service”.

POSITIVE provides Design, Print, Direct Mail and Multichannel Marketing solutions. All of our services are carried out in-house to ensure the highest quality from start to finish.

Whether you need to simplify processes, get to market quickly or just want to ensure you achieve your revenue goals, we can help.

To book your FREE consultation contact Sarah Carter, Sales Manager on 020 8544 5500 or email sarah@positiveimagesuk.com

For further information about ISO accreditation visit https://www.british-assessment.co.uk/

Image shows company directors (left to right) Mike Sullivan, Danny Sullivan and Jay Sullivan with their ISO certifications.

Positive Colouration Partnership

Positive and Colouration Partnership

Positive and Colouration have partnered to form a new larger print group.

The directors of both companies believe there are many benefits to bringing the two family-owned businesses together.

Positive’s Managing Director, Danny Sullivan said “Each company has different but complimentary services.  Through the partnership both businesses will be able to offer their clients a wider range of solutions”.

Positive Images UK, who recently celebrated 25 years of trading, provide design, print, direct mail, web 2 print and marketing solutions for clients in the retail, media, financial, charity, cosmetics and health and wellbeing sectors.

Colouration, founded as a family business in 2001, has evolved to become market leaders in delivering high end displays and visual solutions to the beauty, fragrance, retail and events industries. Colouration offers inhouse services including creative design, print, cardboard engineering, acrylic fabrication, site builds, media rollouts and installation.

To strengthen the partnership Colouration has re-located to Positive’s newly expanded Surrey factory and head office.

Tony Dennington, Managing Director of Colouration said “By partnering Colouration and Positive we have doubled our production capacity, allowing us to offer a wider range of production services to our clients for both smaller and bigger projects, all from one purpose-built site. Good internal structures, improved production efficiencies and a strong account management team ensure we are well placed to offer a greater range of visual image services to our valued clients and open the doors for growth”. 

Both directors are keen to stress that it is very much business as usual.  “We will be keeping both the Positive and Colouration brands, as they are very well established” Danny Sullivan added.

The newly formed group now boasts a 35,000 square foot site, employs 44 members of staff and is expecting a £5.5 million turnover for this year.

For further information about Colouration visit https://colouration.london/

To find out more about our partnership with Colouration, call POSITIVE today on 020 8544 5500 or emaill hello@positiveimagesuk.com 

Customer Survey

As an ISO certified organisation, Positive is committed to continuous improvement.  Every year we ask our customers to complete an anonymous satisfaction survey. 

How likely are you to continue using Positive for their services?

All customers surveyed said they were “likely” to continue using Positive and 83% stated they were “extremely likely” to continue using Positive’s services.

Overall how satisfied are you with Positive’s service? (10= extremely satisfied 1= extremely dissatisfied)

Positive scored an average of 9/10 for overall satisfaction. Positive also scored an average of 9/10 for:

  • Telephone and email service
  • Knowledge and helpfulness of staff
  • Quality of quotes received
  • Turnaround time
  • Quality of products
  • Delivery time

How likely are you to recommend Positive to others?

All customers surveyed said they were “likely” to recommend Positive and 72% stated they were “extremely likely” to recommend Positive to others.

Please leave any specific feedback you have for Positive

“Account Handler excellent always transparent, prompt and offering feedback and explaining outcomes”.
“Our one stop shop for anything printed, but most of all, I know we can trust PIUK (POSITIVE) to deliver on quality and price”.

We would like to thank all the customers that completed the satisfaction survey. The results of the survey have been reviewed by the Positive Management Team and will form part of our yearly ISO 9001 assessment.

Positive first achieved the internationally recognised ISO 9001 & ISO 27001 accreditations in 2016 and are assessed annually to demonstrate conformance to the ISO standard.

Whether you need to get to market faster, streamline your workflow
or curb your costs, Positive can help you achieve your business goals.

Call the Positive team today on 020 8544 5500 or email hello@positiveimagesuk.com 

Jay Sullivan

Jay celebrates 20 years at POSITIVE

Congratulations to Jay Sullivan, Production Manager, who is celebrated 20 years at POSITIVE last month.

Jay joined the company back in 1999 and has grown with the business, working his way up from an apprentice to a Print Minder and then a Production Manager.

Jay said that advancements in technology have transformed the print industry over the past 20 years:

“First we bought a four colour press, then a six colour press and then we installed digital presses.

“Digital print has changed the market completely over recent years, with shorter print runs, faster turnaround times and improved quality”. 

Today POSITIVE provides design, print, direct mail, web 2 print and marketing solutions for clients in the retail, media, financial, charity, cosmetics and health and wellbeing sectors.   

POSITIVE operates digital presses, Heidelberg litho technology and Roland wide format printers as well as a wide array of direct mail and finishing equipment and machinery.

Image shows Jay Sullivan, Production Manager

Easter Opening Times

Easter Trading Hours

Listed below are our Easter trading hours:

  • Good Friday 19th April – Closed
  • Saturday 20th April – Closed
  • Easter Sunday 21st April – Closed
  • Easter Monday 22nd April – Closed

We will re-open on Tuesday 23rd April at 7am.

Wishing you a Happy Easter from all the team at POSITIVE!

Positive Ricoh

Positive invests in new technology

Positive has kicked off the first quarter of 2019 by investing in new machinery, including a Ricoh Pro C9210 Digital Printing Press, a Horizon SPF/FC-200L A4 Landscape Booklet Maker and a Heidelberg Suprasetter A74 Platesetter.

The C9210 is part of Ricoh’s new flagship series of high-volume, high- performance digital printers and will run alongside Positive’s existing HP Indigo digital technology. 

The capabilities of the Ricoh Pro C9210 include taking a banner size of 1,030mm in duplex and 1,260mm in simplex on substrates up to 450gsm.   It can print 135 A4 pages per minute and an automatic inline calibration system maintains colour consistency and stability.

Mike Sullivan, Production Director said“Our new Ricoh Pro C9210 will make short runs of A4 landscape brochures much more cost effective and there will be a lot less material wastage”.

Positive has also invested in a Horizon SPF/FC-200L A4 Landscape Booklet Maker, to add to their portfolio of finishing kit, and upgraded their pre-press software to a Heidelberg’s Prinect system.

Danny Sullivan, Managing Director said “As a company we have always moved with the times and invested in new and leading technology”.

Positive provides the full range of design, print, direct mail and multichannel marketing solutions.  The family owned company employs 23 members of staff, has a turnover of £2m and operates from a 25,000sq. ft Surrey factory as well as a London sales office. 

Alongside its new Ricoh kit, Positive operates HP Indigo digital presses, Heidelberg litho technology, Roland wide format printers as well as a wide array of direct mail and finishing equipment and machinery.

Image shows Mike Sullivan, Production Director with the new
Ricoh Pro C9210 Digital Printing Press

Jade Sullivan

Jade’s 10k London Winter Run

Congratulations to Jade Sullivan, Positive’s Sales and Marketing Executive, who completed her first 10k challenge on Sunday 3rd February at the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run. 

Jade has raised a whopping £615.00 for Cancer Research UK so far, 246% over her original fundraising target.

The Cancer Research UK London Winter Run is a 10k race through the heart of the city, passing world famous landmarks and instantly recognisable areas that have been taken over by winter creatures.

Since the first event in 2015 over 65,000 people have taken part, raising over £2,000,000 for Cancer Research UK and other good causes.

This year’s race started in Trafalgar Square and finished on Whitehall by Downing Street.  Jade completed her run in just 53 minutes and finished in the top 5,000 runners, out of 23,000 competitors.

Well done Jade!

If you would like to sponsor Jade, you can do so here.

POSITIVE XMAS

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

We wish you a positively perfect Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Our festive opening hours are:

  • LAST DAY FOR ONLINE ORDERS – Friday 21st December (12:00).
  • LAST DAY FOR PHONE & EMAIL SUPPORT – Friday 21st December (17:00).
  • CLOSED – Monday 24th December to Tuesday 1st January.
  • OPEN – Wednesday 2nd January onwards.

SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM ALL THE TEAM AT POSITIVE