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8
Oct 21

The printed menu is back on the menu!

The pandemic drastically changed the dining experience with the prioritization of customer safety over the pleasurable experience of dining. To restrict interaction between customers and staff and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, restaurants and cafes were restricted to table service only but not the kind of table service we were previously spoiled with […]

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5
Aug 21

Walk this way… how floor graphics can be the route to successful marketing

The use of printed floor graphics has rocketed since the start of the pandemic.  We now see social distancing messages everywhere we go, but what does the future hold for floor graphics when it comes to other applications such as advertising and promotions? One reason that floor graphics have become so popular in recent years […]

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May 21

Cleaning up – has the pandemic changed our hygiene habits for good?

The global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in billions of people changing their personal hygiene habits, particularly when it comes to thorough and consistent hand washing. What may have been a subconscious act previously has seen us transition to rigorously washing whilst counting to 20 in the process! We’ve also all become accustomed to sanitizer and […]

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Feb 21

A GROWING DEMAND FOR HORTICULTURE AT HOME

Spring is in the air, and once again people are turning to their gardens in search of an activity that will bring both physical and mental health benefits as we head towards what we hope to be the end of the pandemic. The horticulture scene has experienced a significant boom since we entered into the […]

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Jan 21

Beauty and the box… how demand for luxury packaging continues to grow

The COVID-19 pandemic has been responsible for the demise of many industries, but one sector that has not just survived but thrived has been online retail, particularly the health and beauty sector. Digital marketing across social media platforms for health & beauty products has rocketed, with sites such as Instagram and Facebook flooded with brands […]

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12
Nov 20

5 innovative ways to use floor graphics

It’s no surprise that the most popular application for floor graphics right now is social distancing signage, however, there are many creative applications for floor graphics that can easily be produced in-house and are not just limited to the one application. The beauty of printing your own floor graphics is that the only restriction is […]

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21
Sep 20

What does the future hold for the synthetic print industry?

Bosy Colak, President at Kernow North America shares his thoughts on where the future could be heading for the synthetic print industry… Continued demand for Social Distancing signage Social distancing signage is here for the foreseeable future, and this has presented an opportunity for printers to branch out into the custom floor graphics area.  However, […]

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7
Jul 20

Kernow education blog – The changing face of synthetics in the Education Sector

Changing times have meant that synthetics within the education sector have taken on a whole new responsibility.  Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, synthetics had typically been used within schools for visual aids and signage, but with so many social distancing and sanitisation rules coming into force, synthetic printing has an even more important part to […]

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Jun 20

KernowPrint Matt White Pro (HWT)

It’s official – KernowPrint Pro has been put to the test against the toughest of liquids, including rubbing alcohol, disinfectants and even domestic bleach.  The results are in…   Unlike many synthetic substrates, Kernow only produces optimised high-performance coatings that are resistant to a number of strong liquids that could otherwise compromise the print (and […]

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May 20

How the dining experience has changed – customers now value cleanliness above all else

The coronavirus pandemic has presented us with a “new norm”. The socialising, dining and travelling that we once took for granted has been replaced with lockdowns, self-isolation and social distancing.  Many industries have been hard hit, but one that’s ground to an almost stand still is the hospitality sector. Just months prior to the coronavirus […]

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Apr 20

CLEAN VS DISINFECTED. What difference does it make?

Standing up to the challenge is KernowPrint – the most tested and trusted material and the ONLY alcohol and chemical resistant solution in the market. KernowPrint has become the healthcare’s print partner, delivering durable, economic and alcohol-washable print solutions through a variety of applications including medical charts, name tags, signage and medical laboratory logs.

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6
Apr 20

KernowPrint – supporting the healthcare industry

As part of this daily battle in hospitals around the world, healthcare professionals are constantly cleaning their hands with hand sanitizers and then touching hospital documents as well as washing down emergency room and in-room printed materials with alcohol and cleansers. For this reason, durability, chemical and alcohol resistance will be of priority when it comes to the use of print applications within the healthcare sector.

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Oct 19

Your substrate guide: know your PET from your PVC

This substrate guide shows you the difference between KernowPrint PET, PVC, BOPP, and Styrene, to help you see why choosing the right base matters. All plastics are the same, aren’t they? Whether it’s for a shipment of chemical barrels across the Atlantic or a public notice that’s legally required to be legible come rain or […]

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Aug 19

The Power Of Personalized Print

Personalization is a key part of customer experience, with intelligent use of data enabling marketers and brand owners to create relevant and unique experiences. Personalized printed items hold the reader’s attention for longer and studies show it increases purchase rates. The report titled ‘Making it personal’ published by Deloitte demonstrates the success of personalized print, […]

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Aug 19

Visual Merchandising: The Right Material For The Job

Making your retail store inviting should be one of the most important tools in your brand strategy. Visual Merchandising encompasses many different areas of the retail experience and a few examples would be the shop window, interior display, store layout and the atmosphere created within the store by factors such as light and sound. Yes, […]

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Jul 19

PRINTER MATH: UNTANGLING THE CONFUSING WORLD OF CONVERTING AND CALCULATING

Math. Let’s face it, if printers don’t have enough to juggle…ink types, paper types, cylinder pressure, drying times, tension and alignments…they have the whole challenge of understanding exactly how paper math works. There’s grammage and sheet sizes, calculating costs and shipping weights, working backwards into converting rolls to sheets. While many industries have a standard […]

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Jun 19

The Application/Solution Focused Sale

We at Kernow, providers of Value-added solutions, know that we must provide our customers with the reasons why they should go with our solutions that are NOT necessarily the lowest cost BUT have the highest value. For the last 40+ years we have succeeded by solving the customer’s problems! We focus on Application/Problem solving for […]

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May 19

Synthetics in the Hospitality Market: Helping You Stand Out From The Crowd

Do You Stand Out From The Crowd? The hospitality and leisure industry is the fourth largest employment sector in the UK. No matter what type of hospitality you are engaged in, the competition is high and today that extra something is required to attract your customers’ attention. Hotels and restaurants face new challenges, as competition […]

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Apr 19

Specialty Coating and Laminating: Your Partner in the Industry

The “hidden” Cornish Gem When you think of Kernow Coatings, think best-in-class quality print receptive coated synthetics across all print platforms from traditional litho and flexo to digital dry toner, all ink jet technologies and more recently HP Indigo. We have the best digitally printable synthetics in the market with the most OEM certifications in […]

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Mar 19

When white plastic isn’t just white plastic

Durable. Waterproof.  Tear resistant.  These are just a few of the ways printed plastics impact our life each day, often without us being aware of it!  From the bank cards that we use daily to pay for goods, to the safety signs that warn us about dangerous situations, synthetic materials surround us and provide us […]

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