screens4printing news

Introducing...

20 November 2022

Hazel & TerryJust stopping by to introduce ourselves...We are Hazel and Terry, you might know us already as the textile artists behind InStitches Creative Textile Courses and now we’re delighted also to be running Screens4Printing.

When we ordered our latest batch of thermal screens for our demos in the Creative Textile Studio at Festival of Quilts in August, little did we know that just three months later we would be the proud owners of the business!

Set up as thermofaxscreens.com by Claire Higgot in 2008, following a change of technology and ownership in 2018, it was re-branded as screens4printing. Now, having grown and developed the business, and notably introduced the greyscale screen, Christine, Christina and Sarah are 'retiring' to focus on their own work and we are delighted to have been invited to take it on.​ We would have hated for it to disappear completely as thermal screens are such a useful addition to our creative work.

We started on November 1st and have received lots of encouraging comments from well-wishers on IG and FB, and plenty of orders from our lovely customers here. It's going to be a learning curve, but we are enjoying making screens, answering questions and learning the ropes. Most importantly we will ensure that we achieve a balance between InStitches and screens4printing so that everything gets done to the best of our ability.

Looking forward to working with you on your creative journey in the future.

Please note a change of address and other contact details:

screens4printing
Sunfield Studio
Unit 12, Sunfield Business Park
New Mill Road
Wokingham
RG40 4QT


Shoreline!

18 March 2022

New shoreline category has been introduced. You can find it in the menu under All Products in the drop down list of categories. There are several new designs and a couple still to come.
   

Crab 1                                      Netting 1                        Sand 2

Wading Birds 1

Watch this space for Winkles, Seaweed, Lobster Pot.

 


New Service Delivery Times

6 June 2021

As many of you may already know, we 3 partners in this business are artists with many different commitments. When the Covid pandemic took hold, our other commitments went into lockdown giving us more time to devote to providing a speedy service to our thermofax customers. We know, from many of the comments that we have received, how grateful you have been for that service commitment.
Now we are returning to a new normal, and all our lives are picking up again, we need to devote some time to the other areas of our artistic lives and employment. We have looked at how the orders are progressing and decided that we will be more efficient in our provision if we limit our print runs to a few days in the week, rather than every day no matter how many orders come in. This will also give us the time we need to devote to the other areas and endeavours.
Essentially, we are simply returning to our original aim to turn orders around within 72 hours, rather than the 24 hours that we set ourselves during the pandemic. 
We will be doing print and post runs ONLY on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays from now on, with a regular review of the situation so that we are sure that we can keep up our usual standards of good service as life returns to normal. To give us a fighting chance of getting orders into the post on the same day as the print run, we have a cut off time of 10.30am.
Please note though: if you have an order which is very urgent, please call us on 07498 680112, and discuss the situation to see if it is possible to help you out  with a speedy turn around. This may not always be possible depending on our own scheduled commitments, but we will always try and do our best on that odd occasion when you really need something quickly.

 

 

 

 


Changes to Next Day Delivery

19 January 2021

In response to changes in both our own working practices, and our local Post Office drop off times, we can no longer offer a Next Day Delivery service for orders that come in later than 10.30am.
We try very hard to fulfil all orders that come in as quickly as possible, but we also try to create your screens in the most economical way possible to ensure our prices remain competitive. This requires us to combine screens on templates which require careful management.
With the increase of traffic in our local post office that COVID has created, we need to get our parcels there in plenty of time to enable them to process them by the time the van driver comes to pick up.
The combination of these things means that in order to keep gettting everyone's orders out in a timely fashion, any special requirements such as Guaranteed Next Day Delivery must be placed early enough for us to plan them as a priority in to our print run.


Postage & Prices

1 January 2021

Happy New Year Everyone!

When you are browsing through our website you will notice that our prices have changed. There are some variations which more accurately reflect the actual costs of the different sizes of the screens - which now include our lovely Compact screen with a printable area of 12cm x 18cm.

Our big announcement is that for all UK customers, our prices are now fully inclusive of postage! 

So no more additional charges at checkout (unless you are living outside the UK or require other postage options such as a guaranteed next day delivery). Coupled with our new Paypal Checkout which bypasses a lot of the details that take so much time at checkout, it is easier and faster than ever to place your order giving you more time to browse through our design library!

Image: Heart to Heart 2
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Christmas closure dates 2020-2021

24 November 2020

We will process all UK orders received by the end of Wednesday 16 December (2nd class) and Thursday 17 December (1st class). They will be posted before the last posting date for post (Friday 18 December - 2nd or Monday 21 December - 1st)) and should arrive in time for Christmas.

International orders (Zones 1-3) received by Monday 07 December will be processed in time for Christmas posting dates, and Wednesday 10 December for  EC countries. 

After that we will be closed for two weeks from and including Friday 18 December until Sunday 3 January 2021 inclusive.

If you miss the deadline you can still order a gift voucher for a last minute gift as they are sent by email!

Thank you for your custom in 2020. It has been such a difficult year for all of us and we thank you particularly for continuing to work with our products.

We wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Roll on 2021!!


Payment changes

27 August 2020  |  Admin

Unfortunately, our Bank details have been misused recently in a couple of fraudulent transactions, and therefore we have had to take the decision to remove them from our invoices and website. This means we can now only accept payment for regular screen orders through Paypal.

You do not have to have a Paypal account in order to make a payment as PayPal accepts debit or credit cards. We realise this may be an inconvenience for some of you but we have had no choice in this matter and thank you for your understanding.

Schools and Businesses who place regular orders with us and who would prefer to pay on account via BACS, can do so by emailing us for an account application form. Any school who already pays by BACS on account, can continue to do so.


Just a little bit of help...

19 March 2020  |  Admin

We recognise that some of you are needing to self isolate and will be wanting things to keep you busy, as quickly as possible. As other areas of our lives here in the office have become quieter and therefore we have some spare capacity, we are able to offer a little bit of help by aiming to turn around all orders in 24 hours and removing the normal supplement for this service. 
To clarify, any orders received before 12 midday, we will aim to put into the post that day. Any received after that time will go in the post the following day. However, we may not be able to fulfil this with custom images that have any queries.
We are also adding 10 extra cards to our Mini Screensprinting Kit.
#Staysafe
Christine, Christina & Sarah 


VAT No Longer....

7 December 2019

When we took over the business from Claire, we took it on as a 'going concern' complete with its VAT registration.
Over our first year we have charged and paid VAT on all our products. Whilst our customer base has been growing, which we are really delighted with, we know that we are not going to get back to the VAT threshhold for several years.
So we took the decision, in these uncertain times, not to put up our screen prices and pass that on to our customer base, but instead, to de-register for VAT.
We realise this will affect a few of our larger clients and schools, but hope that you will understand and that the loss of the reclaimed VAT will not affect your business adversely. Inks are the one exception to this, as there has not been a price rise on these for a long time. So although the inks do attract VAT and therefore we do benefit from not having to pay VAT on them, we will need to review these prices in the new year in light of the costs from our suppliers.

Christina, Christine & Sarah


 


New Postal Address

1 September 2019

Christine has had to move out of her teaching studio which we were using as our postal address. So with immediate effect, we have a new address for you to contact us and send in our designs:

c/o Christine Chester
screens4printing
11 Addingham Road
Eastbourne
BN22 7DP


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