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About Us –
Where We Come From and How We Tick

Your Creativity in Print – Perfectly Executed

Colours, print quality, feel – we get them all right.

Until now, with every print job you’ve asked yourself the same questions:
  • Will the format and trimming be right?
  • Will the colours look good?
  • Will the pictures and text be sharp?
We can answer all of them with one sentence: Let PrintCarrier.com do your printing and everything will be perfect: the colours, the format and paper, and the precision and sharpness of the finished product.
We think just like you and want to live up to your expectations in every respect – with premium quality “made in Germany”. We have anchored our total dedication to quality in a set of six commitments that apply without exception to us and our suppliers, as well as to every single step involved in production. These principles are your guarantee that you are dealing with a reliable, competent partner.

Our Six Commitments for Ensuring That You Always Get Top-Quality Prints


1. Our Ink Commitment:

Ink, along with paper, is one of the most important ingredients for printing well. We therefore rely exclusively on inks that are “made in Germany”. For example, from Epple, a seasoned Bavarian firm with over a century of experience. This is a genuine guarantee of maximum depth, purity and brilliance. Both for standard printing colours like cyan, magenta, yellow and black and for spot colours of the Pantone series.

Our colors from Eppel

2. Our Paper Commitment

All papers are not created equal. To slash costs, these days many printing firms are using paper from the Far East. But not us. We purchase our premium stocks exclusively from experienced, highly reputed German paper factories like Papyrus and Papier Union. Our portfolio comprises 19 different grades ranging from very light to very heavy, in glossy and matt versions, ribbed or smooth, recycled or freshly pressed from virgin pulp. All of our papers feature an impressive look and feel.

Our paper store

3. Our Technology Commitment

The third pillar supporting the premium quality of our print products is technology. We print with three different processes, selecting the best one in each case to minimise costs. This mainly depends on the size of the print run. For all three, we use state-of-the-art equipment from industry-leading manufacturers, with a heavy focus on outstanding German engineering from world market leaders Heidelberger Druckmaschinen (HDM) and Koenig & Bauer (KBA).
Offset printing: the best choice for runs of more than 1000 copies
We mainly use offset printing, also referred to as lithography or litho, for large jobs and for reprints in which only the black text changes. Our fleet of offset presses includes:
  • Short printing units of the XL 75 Anicolor class from HDM
  • Rapida presses from KBA
  • XL printing presses from HDM
These presses give us the following capabilities:
  • Eight printing units with sheet reversal for efficient four-colour, double-sided printing in a single pass
  • Inline measurements for automatic calibration of ink zones and adjustment of characteristic curves
  • Fully automatic, simultaneous changing of printing plates
  • Low-energy (LE) UV inking units for brilliant prints
  • Double-sheet detection
Digital printing: ideal for small jobs down to a single copy
Digital printing has also become so sharp and precise that we routinely use it for short runs of between one and 1000 copies, as well as for rush jobs without any noticeable loss of quality. We use one of the best high-tech presses of the iGen4 brand from Xerox for this.
Large-format printing (LFP): ideal for big items
The LFP process is also excellently suited for printing on non-paper-based materials such as canvas, corrugated plastic, textiles, PVC foamboard, plastics, mesh foils, Plexiglas, sandwich panels and wallpaper. We use the VUTEk® QS2 Pro from EFI for this: a leading-edge, highly flexible, two-metre UV printer.

4. Our Certification Commitment

We have written confirmation that we print in premium quality: a PSO certificate. PSO is a German industrial standard for offset printing based on the international ISO 12647-2 norm. It establishes consistent quality requirements for everything from data preparation to the final product. And it is your guarantee that we, as a PSO-certified print shop, don’t just talk and write about premium quality but actually deliver it. In every print product that leaves our plant.
Unser Papierlager

5.Our Commitment to Checking

Better safe than sorry! We check your data no fewer than five times:
  • When you upload them.
  • When they are first applied to a press sheet.
  • During the print process.
  • During subsequent postpress finishing.
  • And finally, when packaging and dispatching your order.
We do this to make absolutely sure that both the data you provide and the resulting prints completely comply with our high standard of premium quality.

6.Our Commitment to Supporting You

We competently and courteously advise and support you on every job with all of our expertise, from start to finish. From pro to pro or pro to novice. We will gladly answer all of your questions. Because we want you to get the results you want and need. And because we want you to always feel inspired, supported and excellently advised by us. Both here in our shop and when dealing with our customer service representatives, who you can contact between 8 am and 6 pm by phone, email or chat.
Unser Papierlager


Your Creativity in Print

Brilliant Colours and Quality: Made in Germany by PrintCarrier.com

We really mean it. Because we know what you want: a print shop which is able to flawlessly render your layouts, designs and ideas. Which supplies you with printed items – flyers, posters, business cards, brochures, calendars or whatever – that will instantly impress your customers and reflect your own commitment to top quality. With brilliant colours, crispness and a compelling overall look & feel.
That’s what we’re all about here at PrintCarrier.com. We started out in 2004 with conviction, ambition and the vision of revolutionising the printing industry. With an online print shop that works efficiently and fast, charges attractive prices and consistently delivers premium quality of the kind that used to be available only from conventional printers.

2004: Pioneers of the Triple Wow Effect

True to our goals, we establish one of Germany’s very first online print shops: PrintCarrier.com. Our vision is for every completed job to evoke a triple “wow effect” in the customer: Wow, are they inexpensive! Wow, are they fast! Wow, are they good! We start out modestly near Würzburg in an office with adjoining hall for dispatch and logistics. Surrounded by a motley crew of neighbours who must be thinking, having noticed that we usually burn the midnight oil in our brightly lit rooms, that “these guys have the energy to achieve great things!”
We’re inspired by the invention of the automated printing press by KBA in the early 19th century, also in Würzburg. It’s a good omen that our hometown has such a long tradition of innovation in printing. Although even today, in 2004, printing is mostly still a costly and time-consuming business. It typically takes printers days or even weeks to complete and deliver jobs. The fact that we’re offering an alternative to this long, arduous process might explain why our services are such a hit in Germany from the word go.

2004: Viva la Dolce Vita!

Spurred by our success in Germany, by the autumn of 2004 we take aim at the Italian market by launching our first online shop in another country. The first customer gets in touch within minutes from South Tyrol. They make payment by credit card via a secure SSL connection (still a total novelty in 2004). Just five days after receiving the order, we deliver the finished flyers in Italy. A real record, and our first step towards expanding throughout Europe.

Delivery to Italy

2005: Picking Up Speed

PrintCarrier.com grows and grows some more. In 2005, just a year after starting out, we begin offering our services in France and the Netherlands. Customers there respond enthusiastically, and before long the demand for expertly produced, attractively priced print products is booming in those countries as well. Everywhere we turn, the idea of “fast, inexpensive online printing” falls on fertile ground. We follow up by adding our “Express” and “SameDay” delivery options. Now we can print and deliver orders even faster than before, if requested overnight. We win the gratitude of existing customers and many new ones join their ranks.

Delivery to France and Netherland

2006: Success Across Europe

Our success story continues: in 2006, we add web shops in Belgium, Luxembourg, the UK, Ireland and Denmark. And the following year they are joined by Austria, Sweden and Switzerland.
all countries that we supply

2007: Taking More into Account

While extending our network of online shops, we also steadily improve and extend the functionality of our PrintCarrier.com website. In 2007, we become one of the first online print shops to introduce central customer accounts. Now it’s possible for us to load print data straight into our system via the website.
Parallel to this, we implement real-time checking so our customers can see right after uploading files whether they have been correctly relayed to our servers.

2009: Goodbye to Errors

In 2009 we develop a system for checking print data fully automatically. It identifies and immediately fixes any problems, thus helping to ensure that our customers receive monitored, flawless print products.

2011: A New Place for Us

We’ve been growing by leaps and bounds, and by 2011 our facility is bursting at the seams. We find new accommodation in Winterhausen just south of Würzburg, where we continue to print premium-quality products fast while selling them online.

2012: Keeping an Eye (or Five) on Things

We’re one of the first online print shops to add considerably more value for our customers by inspecting every order no fewer than five times:
  • By checking the protocols when the data are uploaded
  • By manually checking the first press sheet
  • During the print run by inline measurements
  • During postpress finishing operations
  • When packaging and dispatching the finished job
The benefits for customers are obvious: we provide the greatest possible confidence that supplied data are in fact processed, printed, finished and delivered without any errors. Our specialists in IT, in the pressroom, and in logistics are always vigilant.

2013: The Code on the Package

In 2013 we invest in a new, semi-automated shipping line that lets us dispatch orders to customers in Germany and abroad without any delays. To let them seamlessly track each package’s current processing and shipping status, we print a barcode on it.

2014: Even Faster Delivery

Yet another important step in improving our service is the introduction of the “SameDay+” delivery option. It lets customers receive their finished orders the very next day in premium quality, as long as they order by 5 pm.

2015: Another Quantum Leap

This is the year in which we introduce low-energy (LE) UV printing technology. It protects printed materials by increasing their abrasion resistance, which translates into less wear during cutting, trimming, folding and especially shipping for overall lastingly better results.

2016: A German Double

Early in 2016, we finally open a long-planned PrintCarrier.com branch in Wernau near Stuttgart. From now on we will coordinate all of our online marketing activities from here while serving customers across Europe with the help of a multilingual team.
In other words, there’s a lot to do. For us and for everyone else who will be supporting us in achieving our goal of “fast, attractively priced online printing in premium quality”.

It Can Always Get Better

Since starting out in 2004, we have been very busy. Here at our plant, and especially serving our many loyal customers. And we have accomplished a great deal. But we still have quite a way to go to reach our goals. Because even good things can be improved on. After all, printing involves much more than simply applying ink to paper. Swift responses, clearly defined processes, friendly service, an intuitive website and, of course, premium-quality print products are all at least as important.
We continue working full steam ahead, day after day, to meet all of these customer requirements even better. It’s one of the reasons why we now rank among Europe’s top players, serving markets in 15 countries with our multilingual customer support team. Today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.

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