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Practical print advice

Reducing your print budget can be hard - Print and Procurement can help

Many people are tasked with buying printed items such as leaflets, brochures, direct mail, stationery and books and magazines. A lot of print buyers come from other backgrounds. They don’t have experience in procurement or print or supplier management.

It’s a steep learning curve trying to make sure that people are aware of all the things that they need to think about before going out and giving a printer a job.

And, of course, if staff don’t have all the right knowledge experience it can cost your company a lot of money. Buying print is a complicated exercise. And if your print is wrong it can kill your marketing results.

Sometimes print buyers need help. And that’s where Print & Procurement come in. Print & Procurement makes sure that your company is able to buy the right type of printed item effectively and efficiently.

Print & Procurement focuses on practical print advice

We focus on advice that YOU can put into action. We give this advice through a mixture of training, consultancy and, in the near future, e-books.

Amongst other things we:

  • train staff in all matters related to print and purchasing
  • make sure that you are buying the most appropriate print pieces
  • benchmark print pricing for you
  • run print tenders for you
  • write service level agreements for you and your printers
  • resolve print problems from you

Print & Procurement helps you reduce the cost of buying printed items and associated services (and you’re not stuck with us for on-going print work!)

We give practical print advice

All the advice given in our print consultancy and training is delivered by people who still regularly work on projects. All our training and projects are based on what actually works in the print industry.

We give experienced print advice

Print & Procurement was founded by Matthew Parker, who has had over twenty years’ experience in buying all sorts of print. See more about Matthew and his print career on this page.

We give targeted print advice

Every print training and consultancy solution we deliver is personalised. We ask for your experiences and your challenges and build the solution around those. That way what you learn and what we implement is appropriate to your experiences. We don’t just give you standard advice which is not relevant to you.

We give independent print advice

Unlike most other companies in the print sector, we are also totally independent:

  • we don’t take commission from suppliers
  • we offer unbiased advice in the marketplace
  • we can work with your current suppliers without any problems
  • we don’t do print broking

That’s why our clients keep coming back to us for more advice, more training and more projects.

We’d love to keep in touch with you.

So please subscribe to our newsletter. This always has articles full of practical advice on print buying. And we’ll also give you a free e-book, with our compliments. “Ten Common Print Buying Errors, and what to do about them” has lots of practical action points which you can put into action today.

Matthew Parker Print and Procurement




Matthew Parker

P.S. I have just published The Print Industry Negotiation Handbook.  It’s a great place to find out more about negotiation skills that are really relevant to the print industry.  And, right now, there’s a special launch price.  But this is only for a limited time.  So head over and purchase your copy now.


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I have worked with Matthew for just over a year now and he has delivered a number of highly successful training events for the IPIA during that time. He is very organised and produces seminars which are full of

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Matthew provided an excellent “Print Processes” training session for myself and some of my colleagues.  The feature that I liked most about the training, was that the day itself was very interactive – which not only

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If you think you are on top of your print buying you might be in for a surprise! We asked Print & Procurement to undertake a print audit. Matthew said ‘’If we do not find savings sufficient to earn back our fee

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Matthew is a consultant who is totally committed to his clients and to delivering on his promises.  He has an excellent understanding of both the challenges of the print channel and the opportunities it presents. As a

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Apart from being a thoroughly decent chap Matthew is scrupulously professional, ruthlessly efficient and always delivers excellent results.
I genuinely have no hesitation whatever in recommending Matthew. He

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In an industry renowned for its pressure, Matthew Parker delivers a very gentle but insightful intelligence about the ways of print. Somewhere between art and science there is a place that defines the balance of what

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