Carta’s Design and Print Services

At Carta we work with you not for you

We prefer to work with you. Working for you seems a bit like ‘I’ll design whatever you tell me to design’. We talk with you about your project and offer advice from a design, print and web point of view. Also as a member of the public would view it too as sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees when working on your own material. At Carta, we want your finished design to reflect your values, personality, services, products and business to your audience.


Graphic Design

From logo designs to exhibition stands and everything in between, there isn’t much we haven’t designed over the years. When possible we always meet with a new client to get a good understanding for their business, organisation or product. This helps capture the ethos, style and personality needed for the job in hand and make it truly bespoke for each client.

Some of the key areas Carta can help with…

  • Branding and logo creation
  • Brochures, mailers and flyers
  • Stationery
  • Posters, exhibition panels and stands
  • Point of Sale (P.O.S)
  • Books and catalogues

Website Design

The internet has come along way in it’s short life so far. It’s gone through many trends and fads and user experiences. It’s now a more social experience with sites such as twitterfacebook, instagram and LinkedIn but some things don’t change. Like a website that is easy to navigate, search engine friendly, accessible, looks great and represents your company, product or person. That is what Carta strives to offer you.

Some of the key areas Carta can help with…

  • Specialising in WordPress based websites
  • Content Management Systems (CMS) for client updating
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and marketing
  • Website visitor statistics (Google Analytics)
  • E-commerce for selling online
  • Web hosting and domain name set-up
  • Ongoing site updating and maintenance
  • Full support for technical problems

Email newsletters & Social Media Branding

It’s important to keep in-touch with your customers both old and new to let them know what is happening in your world. Having a regular email marketing campaign is a really cheap, visually rich and quick tool to get up-to-date news and offers to your customers. I use an online service called MailChimp (go take a look) to design and send my client’s campaigns. The beauty of this service, apart from the great price (it can be free), is you can monitor the open responses, and visitor stats.

Some of the key areas Carta can help with…

  • Email newsletter design and sending
  • Email newsletter statistics
  • Integration with Twitter and FaceBook accounts

Photography

My love of photography started in college as part of my design course. It was with my very first Carta design project for Justin Duance that I used my photographic eye, shooting his jewellery for a product brochure on the beaches of Mount’s Bay. I now photograph regularly for designer makers and holiday home interiors. I use the latest Fuji X-Series camera system and lenses which produce an amazing quality. P.S. I do not do weddings!

Some of the key areas Carta can help with…

  • Neutral background product photography
  • Lifestyle product photography
  • B&B and holiday home interior room / exterior photography
  • Digital image retouching and editing
  • Image montage

Print handling

In the past, we’ve been lucky enough to work in design and print studios. Seeing how a design goes from screen to plate to a finished bound item gives you a valuable knowledge that most designers do not experience. We use established and reliable local & national printing companies to strike the best balance on flexibility and price. We provide precise quotations for printing your designs and can advise you if you are unsure of the best paper stock, ink or format.

Some of the key areas Carta can help with…

  • FSC Certified Printers
  • Litho printing
  • Digital printing
  • Stationery, brochures, flyers, postcards and posters
  • Large format printing for exhibition stands or banner