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The Electoral Documentation Experts

At Ashford Press we specialise in producing poll cards, ballot papers and all other kinds of electoral documentation.

The Ashford Press unique approach has helped to firmly establish us as the trusted and most cost-effective single port of call for local councils to source their electoral printing requirements. The whole process is carried out in-house from design, programming and handling secure data through to production, personalising and mailing.

Councils are experiencing increased pressure on budgets and have to meet very strict time frames when organising electoral material. The advantage of expert handling and support direct from the manufacturer has become even more important to guarantee improved communications, adherence to production time frames and reduced cost.

Based near Bristol, Ashford Press have worked with local councils all over the UK to produce poll cards, ballot papers, postal voting packs, canvass forms, reminder letters, and inserts, supplying in canvass round order or mailing on your behalf.

We accept most types of artwork or our studio will create it for you. Our own IT team will take care of all the necessary personalisation programming, including any special features you may require such as variable maps. Our comprehensive data integrity policy follows strict data protection guidelines, offering security as well as quality within the timescales you need and the costs you expect.


Why choose Ashford Press?

[+] 1 – Everything under one roof
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Ashford Press handle every aspect of your requirement from start to finish and it all happens under one roof. This offers massive benefits in terms of communication as your requirements are not being relayed through a third party. It also offers peace of mind, as your data will remain securely stored at our site until production is completed when it will be securely destroyed.

From artwork to printing, secure data handling, personalisation, inserting and mailing, the whole process is managed and produced in-house, saving time and money, and offering improved quality assurances.

[+] 2 – Quality and speed
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With more than 20 high volume digital presses, Ashford Press employ a comprehensive state of the art range of black, highlight colour and full colour production lines! Data personalisation in mono or full colour is achieved at astonishing speeds, plus our flagship Pitney Bowes APS inserting machines offer 'intelligent inserting' up to 20,000 per hour.

So whatever the quantity or finishing requirements, you can be assured that all your electoral print requirements will be produced to the highest quality, in the most cost effective way and the fastest timescales.

[+] 3 – Data integrity and encryption
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Data security is imperative, and Ashford Press follow a strict Data Integrity Policy with IT security procedures which exceed ISO 27001 standards and the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

We have our own in house IT team who create a bespoke print application for your requirements to work with your data, so all your information is held securely on our premises.

Firewalls and encryption methods are employed to ensure that access cannot be gained to clients data and all data is destroyed within agreed timescales upon completion.

We can provide a secure upload facility for your data and proofs and your personalised printed documents are produced within a secure facility with restricted card access.

[+] 4 – Our trusted portfolio
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Established in 1989, we have unrivalled experience in public sector print. If you would like to speak to some of our current Council clients, then this can be arranged.

As well as our experience with personalised electoral documents, we can provide your council with all your print needs. Ashford Press currently provide a Council Tax Billing print solution to many councils.

Ashford Press also provide a comprehensive service on other print requirements from books, leaflets, manuals and labels, through to letterheads, posters, banners, binders and calendars.