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John Baker Lucy Barbour–Hill Rob Campbell Dave Chadwick Garry Clark Dave Davies Paul Evans Glyn Hughes Eddie Jones Helen Jones Peter Jones Rhys Jones Reece Owen Jamie Roberts Ad Tingle Sue Walker Ashley Weale

meet the team

John Baker

John Baker
Printer

My job is to set up the press and produce various colour printing jobs. In my spare time I enjoy seeing my granddaughter, and walking in the local mountains with my dog.

Lucy Barbour–Hill

Lucy Barbour–Hill
Graphic Designer and Marketing

A bilingual graphic designer with over ten years experience in creating branding and designs to meet our clients every needs. From concept through to print I’m a stickler for the finer details. Also responsible for the marketing of design2print. When not busy creating beautiful designs I have to keep fit and active, whether running or spinning as long as you get a sweat on it’s all good!

Rob Campbell

Rob Campbell
Finishing Technician

I am part of the finishing team – mainly running the stitching line which produces complete books. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and keeping active.

Dave Chadwick

Dave Chadwick
Printer

I’ve been at design2print for the last 18 years, my job is to set up the press and produce various colour printing jobs. I enjoy most sports especially football and rugby, walking around the North Wales coastline and travelling to interesting places abroad.

Garry Clark

Garry Clark
Print Finisher

I do most of the folding prior to stitching/binding as well as any other finishing tasks. Away from work I am a part time disc jockey and enjoy playing pool for my local team.

Dave Davies

Dave Davies
Production Director

I ensure projects are passed through our system as smoothly and professionally as possible, liaising with clients all the way. Out of work I avidly follow motor racing (from the comfort of my armchair). I also carry out a lot of charity work.

Paul Evans

Paul Evans
Company Director/Estimator

It’s my job to work out quotes for each request that comes in and I help oversee the day-to-day running of the business. Outside work I split my time between socialising and working on my computer.

Glyn Hughes

Glyn Hughes
Studio Manager

I ensure the smooth running of the design workload as well as work on graphic design projects for clients. I love spending time with my four year old son. He’s yet to decide if he’s a football, golf or rugby man – but his skills in all three are developing nicely!

Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones
Estimator

I’ve worked in the print trade for more than 35 years as an estimator – as well as producing estimates I purchase paper for our products. To relax I enjoy walking in North Wales with my wife, and watching Everton FC, which sometimes requires a glass of red wine or two!

Helen Jones
Company Director/Finisher

My job at design2print is to make sure everything runs smoothly on the factory floor and jobs go out to customers on time. I also oversee the day-to-day running of the business. In my spare time I like to go on walks and do a bit of retail therapy.

Peter Jones

Peter Jones
Delivery Driver

I ensure that all items are packaged and addressed correctly and delivered smoothly and on time. Out of work I enjoy family time with the grandchildren who keep me active and young of mind!

Rhys Jones

Rhys Jones
Printer

My job is to set up the press and produce various colour printing jobs. When I’m not at work I like to spend time with my family or you’ll find me on the golf course (weather permitting!).

Reece Owen

Reece Owen
Managing Director

I run the business, develop strategy and direction (An MD is paid to create the future, not manage the present). But sometimes I make the coffee too. It’s good coffee, though! Away from the office, I like to hit the golf course (not literally, unless I really slice my drive).

Jamie Roberts

Jamie Roberts
Graphic Designer

I create design solutions with a high visual impact. I meet clients, interpret their needs and develop concepts to suit. I then work these up into great, print-ready designs. Otherwise I’m an outdoor junkie. You’ll almost always find a kayak on the roof of my car, as I explore the beautiful North Wales coast from the water.

Ad Tingle

Ad Tingle
Production Technician

I am responsible for the imposition, processing and platemaking of all print work. I enjoy family life, walking and touring with my wife and I also get a real buzz from record collecting and antiques research.

Sue Walker

Sue Walker
Credit Controller, Accounts assistant, Administrator, Receptionist, Talented person all round!

Away from the desk I entertain friends at the weekend, or go camping. I live on the Great Orme and regularly walk over the mountain with my beautiful grandchildren.

Ashley Weale

Ashley Weale
Head Finisher

I organise and manage the finishing team, in all aspects of the finishing from stitching to creasing to laminating – what I don’t know about finishing isn’t worth knowing! In my spare time I love any type of fishing: Sea fishing, match fishing, river fishing – you name it I will do it. Otherwise, you can’t beat spending time with close family.

Founded in 1991, North Wales design and print business design2print has designed and produced thousands if not millions of business cards, flyers, brochures, folders and other materials for people across the UK.

about us

With a dedicated team of 17 professionals.

If you want to make the right ethical choice when choosing a printer, we endeavour to purchase our paper from carefully managed, sustainable forests. We have also been working with the Carbon Trust to reduce our carbon footprint by 37 tonnes by investing in new lighting and specialist circulation fans.

environment

That’s not all. As well as recycling all waste paper, here at design2print we use vegetable-based printing inks. They offer the same quality print results as the more commonly used petroleum inks, but are biodegradable and much easier to recycle.
Whether it’s a terrifying abseil off a castle tower, growing facial hair for Movember or (scarier still!) dressing our Managing Director in pink for Breast Cancer Research, design2print has a long and proud tradition of supporting charities and local community organisations.

community

Local organisations benefiting from design2print sponsorship have included Llandudno Football Club, Maesdu Golf Club, Old Colwyn Golf Club, Conwy Sports Awards and Conwy Choral Society. We’ve also supported charities and community groups such as the Stroke Association, NSPCC and Childline.
Groups North Wales Brochure for North Wales Tourism
Groups North Wales Brochure for North Wales Tourism
Black Boy Inn re-branding and various printed materials
Black Boy Inn re-branding and various printed materialsBlack Boy Inn re-branding and various printed materialsBlack Boy Inn re-branding and various printed materials
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We have been using design2print for 14 years and they always put their very best into every project

"St David’s Park

our work

Zip World logo branding design and marketing material
Zip World logo branding design and marketing materialZip World logo branding design and marketing materialZip World logo branding design and marketing material
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d2p provides a local, cost-effective service for much of our print needs. Friendly service from design to delivery.

"Slate Museum Wales
Castle Hotel various printed materials
Castle Hotel various printed materialsCastle Hotel various printed materialsCastle Hotel various printed materials
Abakhan various printed marketing materials
Abakhan various printed marketing materialsAbakhan various printed marketing materials

design

At design2print our in-house graphic design studio will take fledgling ideas and develop them into brands and designs you can be proud of. Even if you’re struggling for ideas, with a young team with over thirty years experience we can help you develop a look and feel ideally suited to your needs. With a wealth of commercial and non-profit client experience, design2print graphic designers have created everything from shop signs to innovative marketing brands for large organisations. See our portfolio for some of our more recent work.

Slate Museum various printed marketing materials
Slate Museum various printed marketing materialsSlate Museum various printed marketing materialsSlate Museum various printed marketing materials
Galeri printed materials
Galeri printed materialsGaleri printed materialsGaleri printed materials
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It’s always been a pleasure working with Glyn. He knows how to converse our ideas into eye-catching designs.

"Venue Cymru

our work

Venue Cymru marketing material to promote theatre events
Venue Cymru marketing material to promote theatre eventsVenue Cymru marketing material to promote theatre events
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d2p were very easy and friendly to work with and provided excellent design advice

"Bangor University
St David’s Park, The View and Coed Helen promotional material
St David’s Park, The View and Coed Helen promotional materialSt David’s Park, The View and Coed Helen promotional materialSt David’s Park, The View and Coed Helen promotional material
Snowdon Café Cookbook design and printing
Snowdon Café Cookbook design and printingSnowdon Café Cookbook design and printing

tech

spec

Digital Print

Digital print is perfect for delivering small print runs (quantities) when a quick turnaround is required. State-of-the-art printing at design2print ensures we maintain our high standards whatever the job requires. We print in full colour on quality paper up to 300gsm. Digital print is ideally suited for:

  • Personalised printing, such as event invitations or greetings cards.
  • Short-run promotional items, such as leaflets, flyers or brochures.
  • Stationery and business cards.
  • Where you need material at short notice.

Click below to order online


Litho Print

Lithographic print is ideal for longer print runs (larger quantities) and where premium quality is paramount. One of the most widely used printing methods in the industry, lithographic print is expertly catered for at design2print with the latest five-colour equipment and direct computer-to-print plate technology. Lithographic print is best suited for:

  • Large volumes of printed material.
  • High quality brochures and presentational material such as folders.
  • Posters, calendars and menus.
  • Volume leaflets, flyers and point-of-sale items.

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Wide Print

Large banners, posters and adverts are ideal for providing you with instant, maximum impact. We print on a range of media suited to both internal and external use; including weatherproof canvas, outdoor mesh and vinyl. Ideal as ‘go-anywhere’ exhibition stands, pop-up banners enhance your event presence. You can also swap-out the canvas, making pop-up banners even more versatile and reusable. Ideally suited for:

  • Roller Banners, Exhibition Stands and Pop-Up Banners.
  • Indoor/Outdoor Banners.
  • Large Format Posters.

Click below to email our estimating team


Printers north Wales

printing

Bangor University design and print of various marketing materials
Bangor University design and print of various marketing materialsBangor University design and print of various marketing materialsBangor University design and print of various marketing materials
DMM Climbing wire bound product catalogue and marketing material
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d2p offered a fantastic, helpful and friendly service, I couldn’t believe how quickly they were produced

"Surf Snowdonia

print work

Surf Snowdonia printed tri-fold leaflets
Surf Snowdonia printed tri-fold leafletsSurf Snowdonia printed tri-fold leaflets
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In the final days before Christmas to print, finish and deliver our brochure when other printers quoted 5 weeks – d2p delivered in 5 days!

"Westpak
Bodnant Garden marketing material for National Trust
Bodnant Garden marketing material for National TrustBodnant Garden marketing material for National TrustBodnant Garden marketing material for National Trust
Deganwy Quay Hotel various printed materials
Deganwy Quay Hotel various printed materialsDeganwy Quay Hotel various printed materialsDeganwy Quay Hotel various printed materials

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design2print now offer online ordering with super-fast turnaround for all your digital printing. Click below to get started...

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news

  • June 15, 2016

    Staff Spotlight: Print finisher Ian Turley

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    Joining our print room this spring Ian Turley has quickly become a real asset to the design2print team. Ian, who lives in Conwy, is a print finisher, meaning that he takes care of everything once printing has been completed including gluing, binding, cutting, etc. In short he makes sure that the final product you receive is spot on. Ian knows the trade inside out having started in the printing trade straight from school and says the best part of working here is the camaraderie. Outside of work, Ian is a bit of a globetrotter and has travelled widely in America, South America and Asia. He cites Sri Lanka as his favourite place to be thanks to the stunning scenery and friendly welcome. Next on the hit list is Australia and South Africa. Married with grandchildren, Ian says he is never happier than when walking the dog Ellie, gardening or trout fishing with his twin brother.

  • June 15, 2016

    Moving mountains for media start-up

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    Newly launched social enterprise Mother Mountain Productions is a media company that creates films to help organisations and individuals tell their story. MD Jude Limb, has 14 years experience working for the BBC as a former producer and director and cites the likes of Mohammed Ali and John Simpson among her working credits. When Jude launched the Cheshire based not-for-profit this spring, she came to design2print to create the logo and other marketing materials. “Designer, Jamie was not only very creative by extremely flexible to our needs. He was able to grasp the initial concept I had for the design, listened to my brief and pulled out all the stops,” she said. “The result is the production of a fresh, clear and strong brand which is precisely what we wanted. I would highly recommend them to others.”

  • June 15, 2016

    Staff Spotlight: Apprentice Ben Jones

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    Apprentice print finisher Ben Jones, 18, is the latest addition to the design2print team. Ben, who joined us in May, is learning the ropes in our print room. As part of his apprenticeship he works four days at our Llandudno office and spends one day a week at North Wales Training.
    Ben has fitted into the team well and reckons the best thing about working at design2print, is the team’s sense of humour: “Everyone is funny and easy to get along with,” he says.
    Outside of work, Ben lives with his mum and sister in Colwyn Bay and, like most people his age, counts socialising as his favourite thing to do. He also has been bitten by the travelling bug and has a taste for the high-life citing Las Vegas and Dubai as his favourite places to be.

  • June 15, 2016

    Case Study: On the wall designs

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    Designed using a stunning picture taken from the hills above Llangollen, this Go North Wales wallpaper sums up the breath-taking scenery typical of this part of the world. The wallpaper, designed and printed by design2print, has become a talking point according to Jim Jones, MD of North Wales Tourism, who commissioned the artwork.
    “The Go North Wales wallpaper has pride of place in our headquarters in Colwyn Bay and whoever comes into the building is incredibly impressed by it,” Jim said. “The branding, also supplied by design2print, fits perfectly with the backdrop.”
    “We use design2print because of their excellent quality, innovation and imagination and this wallpaper sums that up, the concept is fresh and original and showcases what North Wales Tourism has to offer.”
    Please contact d2p for a quote on your very own bespoke wallpaper design.

  • April 25, 2016

    Staff Spotlight: Sue Walker

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    Sue Walker is the first face you will see walking through the door at d2p. Friendly and outgoing, Sue has been a part of the team here in Llandudno for seven years.

    She describes her sense of humour as ‘strange’, but you will need to mind your Ps and Qs with Sue, as her favourite subject at school was English and she’s a stickler for grammar and correct spelling.

    Loving old buildings with character, it’s no surprise that Sue says Llandudno is her favourite place to be. Living on the Great Orme she also has fabulous views.
    Sue also had a brush with fame on ‘Juke Box Jury’ in 1979. “Myself and then boyfriend (now husband) were interviewed on the prom in Llandudno and it went out the following Saturday. I would love to get a copy of it to show the children and grandchildren!”

  • April 25, 2016

    d2p new brand creation set to fly!

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    Fly Paddles is a labour of love for outdoor instructors Rhys Watkin and Hope Filby. The couple set up the bespoke paddle business after Rhys decided to try his hand at making his own paddle and was hooked (the name came after a fly landed in the drying oil of that first attempt).

    With some paddle-making training under his belt and a Facebook page set up, Fly Paddles is now getting enquiries from across the world. Each paddle crafted at the couple’s workshop near Criccieth is made to order. Customers get to choose the precise length and types of wood used, so their paddle is completely individual.

    Our designer Glyn created the distinctive Fly Paddles logo, which is now adorning all of the bespoke items leaving Rhys’ workshop. To find out more, search for Fly Paddles on Facebook or call 07787 124110.

  • March 2, 2016

    Competition! Win a bespoke banner

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    To celebrate the launch of our new online digital print service we are giving away a bespoke roll up banner created by our design and print team. These high quality banners have a sturdy base to make them stable, durable and longer lasting. Great for displaying information or promoting products and services at an exhibition, design2print’s premium roll-up banners are incredibly versatile, lightweight and portable.

    To enter the draw, simply like the design2print Facebook page www.facebook.com/d2pltd and post the comment ‘I’m in’ on the special competition post pinned to the top of the page. The prize, which includes an hour’s design time from our graphic designers, will be given to a person selected at random on 1st April. Full terms and conditions are on our facebook page d2pltd. Good luck!

  • March 2, 2016

    Staff Spotlight: Lucy Barbour-Hill

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    Lucy came to us straight after graduating from Bristol University following her graphic design degree 14 years ago. As well as being a great graphic designer, Lucy is responsible for our brand new e-commerce website. What’s your idea of great design? I get really inspired by interior decoration and prints. I love Orla Kieley and the whole retro/kitsch vibe. I also admire children’s illustrators such as Quentin Blake and Eric Carle, who were a big influence when I was growing up and probably helped me realise art was something I loved looking at and creating. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I love running and make the most of any spare time I have by zoning out in the gym, or doing spinning classes. I’ve always been a bookworm, so revisiting my childhood books with my son is great. What makes you laugh? My little boy’s musings!

  • March 2, 2016

    St David’s Day Welsh Cakes

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    What better way to celebrate St David’s Day than with a plate full of delicious Welsh Cakes?

    The most mouthwatering recipe can be found in the ‘Snowdon Café Cookbook’ priced £4.99 available here: www.snowdoncafe.com. Proceeds from sales of the book will go towards the Love Hope Strength Foundation charity which promotes music related, outreach and awareness programmes for Leukaemia and cancer sufferers, survivors and their families.

    The recipe, from the talented Steffan Roberts of Penyceunant Tea Room – Snowdon Café – is simple, but the results are delicious!

    As Steffan explains in the ‘Snowdon Café Cookbook’: “Once you have mastered this recipe you’ll never eat a factory made Welsh Cake again.”

    You can serve the Welsh Cakes with butter or, Steffan recommends jam and cream ‘like we do in the café’.

  • March 2, 2016

    d2p now offering: Order your print online

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    The brand new design2print website is now live – complete with online ordering for the very first time.

    With prices displayed on the website, there is no need to ask for a quotation, simply upload your artwork, pay online and we will do the rest.

    Design2print managing director Reece Owen said: “This is a digital print service that we’re launching in recognition that some of our customers need a hassle-free, fast service for print runs of up to 500 when their current supplies have run out.

    “When they need, for example, extra business cards, flyers, or compliment slips they can go straight to our website and it will take just a few clicks to get the process started.”

    “While we are delighted to be launching online ordering, we will continue to offer graphic design, lithographic printing and long print run services as before,” Reece added.

  • September 30, 2015

    Roll-up for our exclusive: Autumn banner offer

    Roll-up for our exclusive: Autumn banner offer

    These high quality banners, otherwise known as pull up or roll up banner stands, are made from high quality 210 micron thick polypropylene and have a sturdy base to make them stable, durable and longer lasting.

    Whether it’s displaying information or promoting products and services at an exhibition, design2print’s premium roll-up banners are incredibly versatile, lightweight and portable.

    Throughout September and October our premium roll up banners are from just £85 + VAT (artwork supplied) or from £115 + VAT including design.

  • September 30, 2015

    Staff Spotlight: Ashley Weale

    Staff Spotlight: Ashley Weale

    This month’s staff profile is from Ashley Weale. Ashley is a print finisher and master fisherman, who once hauled a 65lb catfish from a Spanish river. He is also possibly the only person in North Wales who doesn’t dream of a white Christmas…

    What is the best thing about working at design2print? The team spirit is probably what has kept me here for 17 years. We have a great group of people who all enjoy working together. There’s a lot of satisfaction in getting the job done properly and orders out on time.

    What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Any type of fishing: Sea fishing, match fishing, river fishing – you name it I will do it. I love the peace and quiet and the challenge of fishing. My biggest catch to date was a 65lb catfish at the River Ebro in northern Spain. I like the challenge and peace and quiet of fishing.

  • September 30, 2015

    Client focus: Snowdon Café Cookbook

    Client focus: Snowdon Café Cookbook

    We were recently lucky enough to work with Steffan Roberts from the famous Snowdon Café on his delicious new cookbook. Steffan, who is a font of foodie knowledge, was kind enough to let us share one of his recipes.

    This is Pen-y-Ceunant tearoom’s famous Snowdon Pudding, taken from the Snowdon Café Cookbook by Steffan Rhys.

    First written down by Eliza Acton in 1815, Steffan tells us that this pudding was served to walkers and climbers after they returned from a day on the mountains.

    The recipe below has a few of Steffan’s signature tweaks. The finished result is utterly delicious, warming and the perfect reward after a bracing, autumn hill-walk, or an invigorating stroll along the North Wales coastline.

  • September 30, 2015

    Competition time: PTA school fundraiser

    Competition time: PTA school fundraiser

    Calling all schools, after school clubs and PTAs… have we got a fundraising idea for you! This is an opportunity to win hundreds of copies of your own professionally printed, bespoke Christmas cards to sell at PTA and school Christmas fairs.

    On the theme of ‘What Christmas means to me’ we would like your school, PTA or afterschool club to submit up to four pieces of artwork.

    Our team of judges including the designers at design2print together with the editor and photographer at the North Wales Pioneer will create a shortlist.

    The shortlisted schools artworks will be posted on design2print’s Facebook page and the one with the highest number of likes will be the winner. There will be two runners up, again based on the number of likes.

contact

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Llandudno
Conwy
North Wales
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DESIGN 2 PRINT (LLANDUDNO) LIMITED Company No. 02600994 Vat No: 559 9910 78
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Photo of Aurora over the Great Orme by Gav Jones | Facebook | Flickr