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Graphic Design in Blackburn by Academy Design

Academy Print and Design are one of the leading graphic and web design agencies in Lancashire, serving customers in Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Preston Oldham, Rochdale and Greater Manchester. We create individual effective design solutions and web design solutions at a price that will allow you to stretch your budget even further.
We believe that smart designers uses a creative approach that combines deep strategic understanding of what will build your business with outstanding design quality. Having a fantastic website is essential for any business, but a great web site is useless if no-one sees it! Having leaflets that look pretty but don’t deliver the message or create an impact have failed.

Our team of graphic designers are widely experienced in the design of printed promotional materials, adverts, web based marketing and web sites, we produce unique, cutting edge design solutions to a varied range of clients, from our graphic design studio in Lancashire, UK that depict your company's marketing message with visually stimulating and engaging graphic design concepts.

We add depth and breadth to your printed or multi media collateral. Through intelligent graphic design solutions, we can entice readers to open, absorb and respond to your message. We believe good design can be influential, stunning and beautiful. Based on fresh, inspirational thinking it should reflect the needs and aspirations of your target markets. It should consistently convey your key messages and build brand differential and competitive advantage. Whether its laying this design down for print or whether it’s using it for creating a web site we are vastly experienced in both areas.
Do you need a new website coded from scratch? A fresh re-design for your marketing literature? More visitors to your site? A better ranking in the search engine listings? A new logo or corporate branding? A new company brochure, then you’ve come to the right place! ACADEMY Print and Design delivers outstanding graphic and web design solutions and impressive search engine rankings for clients.

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Professional Design

Whether it is a simple 'flyer' or product brochure we have the expertise and flair to create a fresher, clearer and more appealing impression on all your printed material.

Recent Projects

Lancs Forum Website
Content Managed Website

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Stylish Website Design
Content Managed Website with Dynamic Image Gallery for the customer to keep the website upto date.

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 E-commerce Website Development
Content Managed, E-Commerce Website - Customer has the ability to manage the content of the website and manage their own online shop.

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Affordable Graphic Design

Anyone who has either used the services of a so called graphic designer or who has tried to design something themselves will know that whilst it’s possible to get something reasonable down as the finished product, if you want to wow your audience, and stand out from the competition, it’s best left to a professional graphic design company. Without creative graphic design your brochure, or company folder will look flat and lifeless and not project your company as you would wish. So let’s say, as I do you live in East Lancashire and are using google to look for graphic design firms what are you looking for when the results come up, and believe you me there will be no shortage of graphic design agencies to choose from. The things you need to decide early on is are you happy to be discussing your requirements on line over the phone etc or are you going to prefer a one to one meeting. In this area it’s all down to personal preference and it’s true to say that either way has the potential to deliver outstanding results.

Location Location Location

If you do feel that at some stage in the design process you are going to want to meet up with the designers then location is obviously going to be important. If this is the case you need to narrow your search to look for local companies who can provide graphical design solutions to meet your requirements. Firstly, ask yourself if you know anyone who has used the services of a graphic designer or graphic design agency. It’s definitely worth the cost of a phone call to talk to them about their experiences. Did they feel part of the design process, were the costs easy to understand, did they feel that they were given value for money, did the designs make a difference. If the answers to these type of questions were positive then this is definitely one of the companies you should see. I would suggest it’s also worth choosing one or two other companies to talk to. If you’re like the vast majority of us, you’re probably going to use the internet to find the other companies. Use a few different searches to bring up different companies, for example graphic design Burnley, graphic design Blackburn or graphic design Preston. It’s amazing just how the results can change just by a subtle change in the search term. You can do this for yourselves try graphic design Lancashire and Lancashire graphic designers and see the difference just on page 1.

Quality Graphic Design in Preston

If visiting the company is not important then the choice of companies is far wider, but as always when faced with lots more to choose from, far harder. Many graphic designers will not come to you, for meetings other than the first one to sign you up. It’s worth asking,as it may not be always convenient for you to visit their graphic design studio and you may want them to bring their design concepts to you, to discuss. There are no shortage of good graphic design companies in Lancashire but they differ so much in the way they cost up work, the final price, or indeed their capacity to take on new work. If time is of the essence then it’s worth considering one of the larger graphic design agencies or firms who have more than a couple of graphic designers working for them. These companies are far more likely to have flexibility in their working patterns to achieve your deadlines. Your choice is probably going to be heavily influenced by their web site. Is this right? Well there should definitely be some flair in the overall web site design but remember you are looking for a company who can deliver creative graphic design and this differs considerably from the skills required to create impressive web sites. In my view the most important page on the web site is their graphic design portfolio.

Affordable Graphic Design Vs Cheap Graphic Design

The distinction between affordable graphic design and cheap graphic design is important. It is the same in any business, cheap does not mean bad and expensive does not mean the best, what is important is that the service you receive is both affordable and achieve your aims in bucket fulls!. This is where some graphic design agencies get it wrong, they deliver a fantastic creative piece of artwork but then charge ridiculously over inflated prices for doing so. We don’t believe in that concept. We only charge for the time it takes us to achieve the design, there is definitely no surcharge added because we’ve done our job and created something that delights you, and will make your product, whatever it be, stand out from your competitors.

Can a printing company offer creative graphic design?

We feel that one of our strengths is that if you choose Academy Print and Design, you don’t just get a professional graphic design company you get than just graphic design. In our main site situated between Burnley and Blackburn as well as our Graphic Design Team of 8 graphic designers we have lithographic, digital and wide format printing facilities, Direct Mail and a Department specializing in the production of portable exhibition companies. So when you place an order with us, we not only control the design process but also nine times out of ten the production process as well. What does this mean to you? Improved quality control, and generally a cost saving as you’re cutting out the middleman and buying direct from the supplier. Of course, the purists will say that you can’t possible expect the same standard of creative graphic design from a printing company as opposed to a graphic design business and sometimes they would be right.

Graphic Design and Print

Most printing companies will claim to have a graphic design capability, even when their capability is limited to amending and tweaking artwork or copying concepts that others have designed. We are one of the exceptions. Our graphic design department, consisting of 8 graphic designers is bigger than most of the independent graphic design companies in Blackburn, Burnley and Preston. We recruit from the same graduate pool, and work on similar design briefs to any independent Blackburn graphic design, Burnley graphic design or Preston graphic design company. We are in effect a graphic design business within a Printing company and that is why we have our own independent web site to showcase our products away from the main Academy Print and Design Web Site or the Media Village web site. Infact we believe that being so closely integrated within a print company actually makes us better designers. We know what works, what looks good on paper, and we have a greater understanding of the types of paper that will form an integral part of the finished design. So if you are looking for a fantastic graphic design company then all we ask is that you give us the opportunity to show you what we can do.

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