instantprint’s Big Fat Roundup 2018

instantprint’s Big Fat Roundup 2018

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14 Dec 2018

2018 has been an exciting year for instantprint. From launching a huge range of new products to investing in the latest in print technology, we’ve made this year all about you and your online printing experience. In fact, there’s been so much change, we’ve decided to create a big fat roundup so you can keep up to date with everything that’s been going on.


New Print Products

Reaching out to customers with print that makes you look amazing has never been so easy! We’ve added essentials for every small business this year. Here’s a quick list of all of our latest products.


Feather and Teardrop Flags

For outdoor advertising come rain or shine, there’s no better solution than a custom printed flag banner. Whether you use them to promote an instore sale or pop them by a busy road to attract commuters to your business, you can now get your brand in front of as many eyes as possible.


5mm Spine Presentation Folders

With all that extra room, you can fit up to 70 sheets of regular paper in your presentation pocket folder. (That’s 55 extra sheets than our standard spine range!) Our custom folders even have a special business card holder, making them ideal for your next networking event or a welcome pack for your new client.



If you haven’t taken advantage of our personalised mugs yet, you’re missing a marketing trick! Not only do mugs make great social media giveaway prizes, they’re also great for branding your office and uniting your team. Coffee or tea, the office brew round will be twice as fun.


Tote Bags

What’s better than a custom reusable bag? One with your business’ branding on of course! Easy to design and affordable to print, fill our tote bags to the brim with merchandise to stand out at your next trade event.



Boost your next marketing campaign with custom printed T-shirts. Available in men’s and women’s sizes, these tees are sure to make fantastic merchandise for your business. Design your own graphic tees, add your logo and voila – instant uniform for your team to stand out at the next big event.



Another event giveaway essential, personalise your own bookmarks by adding a logo to your design. We want you to be able to spread brand awareness as easily as possible, so we’ve extended our entire business stationery printing section to include bespoke bookmarks.



The best kinds of company merchandise are the ones that can be used again, and again, and again… Whether you use them to brand your office or staff room, or you sell your design on them, we print our coasters on aluminium dibond so they’re sturdy and waterproof.


New Stocks

To create print that’s truly your own, customisation options are crucial. So, to help you put your mark on your print marketing tools, we’ve introduced a ton of new paper stock options. 


170gsm Silk Posters

Getting your business noticed doesn’t have to break your budget. Our new 170gsm posters are lightweight and affordable, making them perfecting for advertising your business’ deals indoors. Design your own with our free online templates today! Available on: A2, A1, A0, 40 x 30 and 60 x 40 posters.


Mix and Match Booklets

Do you judge a book by its cover? Or are you a firm believer that it’s what’s on the inside that counts? Either way, we introduced the option to mix and match your cover type and inside pages. That way, you can create the perfect look and feel for your stapled booklets.



Kraft is a creative’s dream paper to print on. Its earthy colour and texture means it’s great for quirky flyer, business card and greetings card designs. If you’re after a handcrafted look teamed with professional quality, we know you’ll love our Kraft options.



The more your business grows, the more print marketing you’ll have to invest in. So, why not reduce your environmental impact and give a little back with our recycled range? Available for flyers, greetings cards and business cards, there are no quality compromises here.

Top Design Online Templates 2018

Life as a small business owner is hard enough without also having to be the designer or hire an in-house design team. With our free design templates, you can create your own print online – and we upload new designs all the time, so keep your eyes peeled in 2019. 

Here are our top 10 templates from 2018 – click on the images to start customising them:

1.    Basic

Our Basic template is the perfect blank canvas for you to design on. Add text, images and change the colours to make something unique to your business.

Available products in this range: stickers, business cards, roller banners, business stationery.

2.    Furniture Showroom

This classy, sophisticated style has been a big hit in 2018. Although its name suggests furniture shops, it’s incredibly versatile – try it for a wedding planning business or even a hair salon.

Available products in this range: folded leaflets, posters, business stationery, stickers, business cards.

                              3.    Summer Vibe 


The ever-popular Summer Vibe templates also made a huge splash – especially during the heatwave. They even inspired a sister template family: Christmas Vibe!

Available products in this range: folded leaflets, stickers, flyers, roller banners, correx signs, posters, table talkers, business stationery, business cards.


4.    Neon

Yellow, is it neon you’re looking for? You certainly showed this design template some love in 2018. Super easy to customise, just add your business’ name and you’re good to go.

Available products in this range: roller banners, stickers, business stationery, business cards.


    5.    Cleaning Lady 

We completely agree with you guys on this one – the cute, cartoon style is irresistible. And a great way of advertising your cleaning business.

Available products in this range: business cards, stickers, posters, flyers, business stationery.


6.    Abstract

Available with a choice of 4 base colours, this template certainly appeals to the freelance designer in us. Professional with a creative edge – perfect!

Available products in this range: business stationery, business cards, roller banners.


7.    Simplicity

Simple, yet effective, our Simplicity design template oozes professionalism. This style is ideal for consultants, IT specialists and even cutting-edge fashion retailers.

Available products in this range: business cards, table talkers, flyers, folded leaflets, stickers, roller banners.

8.    The Red Bell

If you’re a modern pub or social club that wants to get the word out about some upcoming live acts, our The Red Bell Templates are a gorgeous way of doing this.

Available products in this range: stickers, posters, flyers, business stationery and business cards.


9.    Cubed

For all your business stationery needs, this style adds interest without being over the top. Simply replace the filler text with your own details for quick and easy professional print.

Available products in this range: business stationery, business cards.

10.    Lotus

This template’s popularity is down to its timeless beauty – just like your hair and beauty parlour or service. Add your website and wait for the appointment requests to roll in.

Available products in this range: business cards, folded leaflets, stickers, posters, business stationery.

Top Blogs of 2018

As part of our aim to help your business flourish with print that makes you look amazing, we create loads of guides, how-tos and informational posts to inspire you. Here are our most popular blogs of the year.


1.    6 Famous Businesses That Started Out Small
2.    What Is a Leaflet Actually Meant to Include?
3.    How to Create a Welcome Pack


Think Big

1.    12 Christmas Marketing Ideas for Small Business in 2018
2.    Daily Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs
3.    5 Helpful Resources for Small Businesses

An Award-Winning Online Printer

This year we’ve been lucky enough to win some fantastic awards. And that’s thanks to you! Thank you for choosing instantprint as your go-to online printer in 2018, and we look forward to helping your business to flourish in the new year too! 


Here’s what we’ve won this year:

•    The European Business Award for Manufacturing
•    The Sheffield Business Award for Large Business of the Year
•    Internet Retailing Growth 2000
•    BHP Rapid Growth Survey
•    Business Link Ones to Watch for Printing Solutions
•    1000 Companies to Inspire Britain for the £20-£30m category
•    FT1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Company


New Team Members

Our team is growing 30% year on year, which means even more print experts to help you throughout your journey. Meet the 2018 new starters here:


And… to top it all off, we bought a new building! Check out our expansion plans here.


Although our aim is to help your business flourish, we couldn’t have made all of these exciting changes and achievements without you, so thank you for all of your support in 2018. With our constantly-evolving facility and more brand-new products always waiting around the corner, we can’t wait to help your business grow even more in 2019. 



About the Author

Hey, I’m Darby, a Client Service Advisor at instantprint. I’m trained as an expert in all things print and aim to answer all your most asked questions here on the blog.