Coming soon at Design Xpress

We are very excited to be able to announce the introduction of a new HP SCITEX flat bed printer in March 2014, capable of prints to both rigid and flexible media with sheet sizes of up to 3050x1560mm.

Delivery takes place on the 3rd March and we anticipate being fully operational by mid March.
Having attended a demo recently at Hewlett Packard’s European Head Office in Barcelona, Juliette and Carl are excited by the prospects this printer will bring to the business and their clients.

With a range of quality and productivity settings, the FB offers versatility coupled with competitive production costs.

Offering direct to board prints of outstanding quality, the FB will print onto most substrates including :
• Plastic
• wood,
• metal,
• glass,
• cardboard,
• fabric
• roll to roll
It also offers quirky and stylish print finishes by means of speciality settings. These include combined Gloss/Matt printing and textured print.

Other benefits include:
• savings to clients on larger runs
• roll to roll function spooling overnight for banners/banner stand graphics
• outdoor stable print for signage solutions, with no need for the additional cost of a
Teamed up with the companies environmentally friendly Latex roll fed (external grade vinyl, outdoor posters, banners and double sided printing) and pigment Z62 photo printer, this new HP flat bed will compliment the offering making Design XPress a one stop shop for signage solutions, exhibition graphics, retail display, wall decor, canvas printing, stickers and more.
In 2014 we will also be adding a ‘design your own room’ software package for bespoke wall paper/wall decor on our website. We are also introducing a new Management information System allowing fast and efficient estimating and controlled order processing.
Please let us know if you would like to come and see for yourself what this printer is capable of…or for clients based further afield, sample packs are available.
For regular clients we are also happy to visit to your business and explore this further.


Design Xpress New Appointment

Design X-press has appointed Production Manager Carl Gerry as Operations Director with immediate effect.

Carl has been with the company for over 3 years and has over a decade of experience in procurement and production related positions.

Since joining the Company in 2010, he is responsible for the successful certification for both Quality (ISO9001) and Environmental (14001) standards and has also assisted in improving general production workflow and assisted growth.

Managing Director Juliette Middlebrough says “Carl has shown that he has both the drive and determination to succeed at the highest level and I am therefore delighted that he has decided to take up this challenge. Whilst I will remain at the forefront of development and key customer relations, Carl will manage the day to day. I am excited and encouraged by these changes and feel that it will bring further benefits to myself, the business and my clients.”

North East Business Awards 2013

 Design Xpress won the first heat for Small Business Award in the North East Business Awards narrowly beating competition from Runners Up Lingotot and Oil Consultants. The ceremony took place at Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light on 7th March 2013.

Managing Director Juliette Middlebrough said “These awards have been a great opportunity for us to celebrate and recognise the success of our business in these challenging times, where we have continued to grow, innovate and win new customers”


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Proud to be Business Award Finalists


Design X-Press is proud to reveal that we have made it to the finals of the North East’s biggest business awards.

We are in the final 3 in the Durham and Wearside sub region for both the Small business award and the Manufacturing Award. The awards are organised by The Journal in association with the NECC.

Despite the economic climate, this success demonstrates our determination to succeed and shows that all our hard work and dedication to our clients is being recognised… We are thrilled to have been nominated and are very proud of our business, our staff and our fantastic client base.

Our whole ethos is based upon customer service and feel that our care in our work coupled with fast lead times has got us to this point in the competition…

Wish us Luck! The winners will be announced at a black tie dinner at the Stadium of Light on March 7th!