Benefits of a Central London production studio

01/10/2020
by Simon McClelland Morris
Customer service, Inspiration, Large format, Office graphics, Retail, Uncategorized, Vinyl, Vinyl printing, Visual merchandising, Wall graphics, Window

The Graphical Tree are a genuine Central London large format print and display company.

This means, not only do we have a team of account managers on-site and at hand, but we also have a fully functioning production studio in W1 too. We're based on the corner of Great Titchfield & Little Portland Street, W1 - a stone's throw from Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Uniqlo and all the other brands on Oxford Street and Regent Street. We are also surrounded by PR and creative agencies, restaurants, galleries and smaller boutiques who use us as a dependable local resource.

It's important for us to be here in W1 for a number of reasons. Reasons we have listed below.

Ultimately it comes down to being able to offer the service we want to share with our customers - which is the best service. We've been in the area for 13 years, including 10 years in the same location, so we understand the personal benefits to us as a supplier, and we also hear directly from our customers how useful it is for them too (see below). Some of our customers we even see daily, because we can, either at their desk or in multiple retail stores. We'll dash over to Bond Street, jump on a train to Knightsbridge, and stop off in Piccadilly on the way back to the studio. Which is super useful if we want to double-check an on-site measurement prior to signing off artwork; show a VM manager print samples; or pop an additional last-minute vinyl decal down to an installer working locally (also see below).

So what do we feel the benefits are? Here's the list, perhaps you have more to add yourselves?

  • Customer convenience
  • Central London print capacity
  • Central London vinyl cutting capacity
  • Central London finishing capacity
  • Local installation capacity
  • Easy customer access
  • Ability to show local customers samples in person
  • Cheaper delivery costs to Central London locations
  • Helps to keep our carbon footprint down
  • Ability to walk to local customers
  • Ability to use push bikes for many of our Central London deliveries
  • Easy for account managers to attend site visits
  • Easy for in-studio installer job briefing
  • Easy for last-minute additions to installations
  • Close proximity to flagship retail stores
  • A central location for staff commutes
  • Oh, and Central London is an inspiring environment to be around

Lastly, we'll leave you with this quote from events company Blonstein. It sums up the experience of being in Central London perfectly. And we should add, after this first phone call and job, we went on to form a long-standing relationship with Blonstein, one that still runs today. This initial last-minute local job also led to The Graphical Tree undertaking consultation, production and installation for the London Fashion Week signage. It's a phone call we're hugely grateful for, and the ability to be able to offer the service we do, in the location we are in.

"Many years ago, we needed a cut vinyl made and delivered (to Somerset House) after hours with no notice when a client suddenly added some extra logos. After calling a couple of companies I found that The Graphical Tree was the only one nearby with someone still picking up the phone.

They were about to go home, but could they help me?
No problem, artworked, cut and delivered in 40 mins. Their attitude and skills made them instant friends and I have lost track of the amount of times the team at The Graphical Tree have gone way above and beyond to make us look like miracle workers. They soak up huge complex orders and multiple last-minute changes, always with a smile and an unrivalled understanding of what it takes to do it right." Brian Jones, Blonstein

If you'd like to see how using a genuine Central London display production studio could help your business and brand, drop us a message to print@thegraphicaltree.com ~ we'll be happy to hear from you.

 

 

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