Stationery and Giftware
Stationery Manufacturers and Giftware Production Services
Imago has over 40 years’ experience as stationery manufacturers, producing beautiful, design-led stationery and bespoke giftware items including notebooks, journals, diaries, albums, scrapbooks, calendars, card sets, gift wrap, and gift bags.
We are also a leading producer of advent calendars and have produced some of the most innovative and attractive advent products available on the market.
Our network of global suppliers allows us to give our customers access to the widest range of print, bind, finishing, and packaging capabilities. Together with our know-how and your creativity and vision, we have a winning formula to produce the most stylish, high-quality stationery products!
Why Choose Imago to Produce Stationery & Giftware?
Our expertise in this area and close working relationship with our preferred stationery manufacturers and suppliers, ensure they understand the quality requirements of your project and we run our own risk assessments to help pre-empt any problems.
We are aware that stationery items are often purchased as gifts and they need to be made to the highest production standards and arrive in pristine condition.
Due consideration for your product is taken care of during production by our stationery manufacturers, and there are several stages of sample checking and approval to make sure everything is correct and goes to plan.
We also have our own qualified QC inspectors at our disposal for inline or pre-shipment checks.
Many specialist stationery manufacturers work with generic formats which can then be lightly customised, for example, adding your branding or corporate colours.
Imago’s approach is different – we work from a blank sheet of paper to offer you an entirely bespoke product according to your chosen format, materials and layout.
It is worth bearing in mind that minimum order quantities may sometimes apply as the product is tailored for you, typically our pricing starts at around 2000 copies.
We produce stationery products with suppliers within the EU, wider Europe, China and South East Asia. So, if, for example, producing close to home is your number one priority, we can offer you plenty of choice when it comes to manufacturing locations.
Journals and notebooks often have embellishments such as pen loops, elasticated closures, metal corners, document pockets, or decorative finishes such as gilt edging, foil blocking, and embossing. We can offer all of these and more!
Or, you may want your printed stationery product to be sold together with an accessory such as a pen or pencil. In this case, we may recommend focussing on manufacturing in China, where our dedicated sourcing team are best placed to source off-the-shelf or custom-made items and co-ordinate between the different factories involved on your project.
All our products can be made using sustainably sourced FSC materials to enable you to offer the consumer a product that is naturally environmentally friendly.
We can also offer recycled packaging materials such as kraft wrap to make belly bands, swing tags, and outer packaging to reduce the amount of plastic in the product.
Working with Gift Publishers and Brand Owners
We work with many leading gift publishers, retailers and brand owners to produce high-quality coordinated stationery and gift ranges.
Whether the designs are contemporary or traditional, we can offer a full range of bindings, materials, and finishes to suit. For the most cost-effective products, it is worth considering producing several different themed ranges simultaneously, rather than as standalone items or designs.
We love to get involved at an early stage to find out about your stationery project and help you arrive at the best, most appealing products. We are happy to provide multiple quotations to explore different formats, finishes, and materials to ensure your requirements are met.
I am absolutely delighted and entirely impressed. I’ve been involved in print since 1983, and this is one of the most impressive services I have experienced!
Terry O’Hare, Managing Director
It means a lot to me that you value this relationship… you and Imago showed that you’re a lifelong business partner.
Brian Thomas, Founder & President
“I just wanted to write to thank you so much for helping us navigate this (quite stressful) undertaking for us at this stage in the publishing life of Little Door Books. Imago have been wonderful, allaying my fears, answering my silly questions, and looking out for us by getting us a good deal so that we have been able to complete the task financially.”
Alan Windram, Director
Little Door Books
Thank you so much for being so amazing and making this work for our client. It means the world having someone like you having our back.
Maria C. Litman
Using Imago has transformed how we do business. With Imago we saved at least 3-6 months of coordination time and I wouldn’t ever go back to ordering from printing companies directly! First class service and amazing support.
Whenever there has been an issue Imago step up to the plate, communicate clearly and come up with a solution. Their customer relations are second to none. I know we are in the best of hands.
Guy & Daniel Goldwater
Start your project
At Imago, we’re dedicated to ensuring your stationery or giftware project is handled with care and attention from start to finish.
Get in touch with us today and we will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your project in more detail.
Responsible Stationery & Giftware Production
For the best possible finished product, stationery and giftware production often involves a vast amount of collaboration with global suppliers. With this in mind, Imago has developed a suite of robust and ever-evolving ethical policies to ensure that we have an ongoing responsibility to both the environment whilst ensuring ethical work practices are adhered to throughout the supply chain.
Our Ethical Commitments
We are proud to offer you book printing services and products with the option of assured FSC® Complete Chain of Custody and the use of our FSC® logo, or your own if preferred. Imago became FSC® certified in 2008 and the majority of our suppliers are also certified.
In the UK, stationery products fall under the UK Timber Regulations which are designed to prohibit the placing on the market of products made from illegally harvested timber.
We have a due diligence process in place to ensure our products are made with paper from known and legal sources. Likewise for Europe where the EU Timber Regs apply.
Applying due diligence checks to ensuring our products meet the requirements of the Lacey Act, EU and UK Timber Regulations
Imago actively researches environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic packaging, lamination and shrink-wrap
We actively encourage our suppliers to invest in new technology such as HUV printing and thermal plate setting, technologies that have been developed to have a lower carbon footprint.
Imago is able to offer access to suppliers who have achieved ISO standard ISO 14001 (Environmental Management).
Achieving the standard demonstrates our suppliers’ commitment to understanding and reducing their environmental impact and to improving their performance in the areas of forest sourcing and environmental protection.
We offer a product development consultation and free quotation service.
Global Suppliers & In-House Teams
Our dedicated, knowledgeable in-house production teams work with an extensive network of trusted and accredited global and stationery manufacturers and suppliers to give you access to the best printing, binding, and finishing facilities for stationery and other gift items.
Our sophisticated systems, processes, experience, and creative flair means that we can offer the most comprehensive, bespoke production services anywhere in the industry.
For improved efficiency, quality, and communication both with clients and suppliers, we operate fully staffed offices in the United Kingdom, China and South East Asia, Germany, France, Australia, Brazil, and the USA, all of whom speak the native language. We work with stationery and giftware manufacturers in China, South East Asia, and Europe.
At Imago we firmly believe in the power of collaboration and having people ‘on the ground’ as close to the production of your product as possible. We never leave your project unattended and often have direct in-person Imago personnel on-site at the production facility, or at the very least constant contact with those involved from quotation to production and final delivery.