Vissensa is a leading IT Services and Support organisation based in Southampton, delivering innovative IT solutions to businesses of all sizes across the world.
Vissensa has experienced colossal growth over the last 5 years, leaping into marketing-leading positions for many of their services and expanding into new markets and locations.
Harmony Print has proudly worked alongside Vissensa since the early days, through a full re-brand, and looks forward to supporting them as they step boldly into the future with a library of the very best digital and printed materials.
Vissensa - The Print Challenge
Before we started working with Harmony Print, we’d go out to individual organisations that seemed like they’d be suitable for that particular product. Our ‘go-to’ was a fairly cheap but well-known online printing company, then we’d reach out to smaller local companies for things like branded T shirts.
The problem with sourcing suppliers ourselves was that the quality of the printed goods between different suppliers was too sporadic, and it was actually very time consuming trying to find them. We were spending lots of time and effort simply trying to increase our brand awareness by appearing professionally in the market with our printed and digital footprint.
Working with Harmony Print
Having finally realised that our method was not working from a business sense, we approached Kev at Harmony Print for our regular order of business cards and branded shirts. Harmony Print has a huge range of products available. Kev gave us a complete catalogue of clothing in every colour and material that we could brand up– the possibilities were endless!
We quickly realised that Kev was meticulous, and every job was completed to the highest standard, and we were spurred on to create more brochures and sales materials, and every time we were really impressed. It was surprising to us at first to discover Harmony Print isn’t a huge company as Kev’s knowledge was vast and the turnaround time was really quick.
When we started working with Harmony Print we were a young organisation and we attended occasional events in order to grow our network. Kev produced pop up banners that looked great, but were really cost effective for us at the time. We now attend much larger events and the Harmony Print team have created much more sophisticated banners that are incredibly well received - we always receive comments on how good the stand looks!
Harmony Print’s attention to detail in terms of understanding our requirements mean that our branding is always consistent and impressive whether you’re sitting in front of website, reading a piece of branded material, or visit us at an event.
Vissensa and Harmony Print's Partnership
We hadn’t been working with Harmony Print long before we realised that we wanted to make sure Harmony Print managed all of our print work, and to this day we welcome Kev’s guidance on materials to use and styles that work with every project we work on with him.
Having Harmony Print as our print partner has been great for our business. Kev is at ease collaborating with marketing organisations that are helping Vissensa, which means we can put all elements of our branding and printing in our partners hands, taking the pressure of our team.
"Working with Kev is a wonderfully simple process, with great results. He’s a traditional printer and completely understands the limitations of what you can do with print, and also how you can use particular materials for different print products for the most impressive results.
Vissensa, like most organisations, constantly want to push the boundaries to look different and present ourselves in a unique way. It’s always a risk when trying to force a style or a design on a printer who isn’t prepared to share their knowledge and invest in your project – and without Kev’s input, we’d probably achieve sub-standard results for some of our crazier ideas! Kev would rather walk away from a piece of business than do something that didn’t look spectacular at the end, and we have never not been bowled over by the products Kev helps us to create. His ideas propel us forward, and his knowledge is what delivers a fantastic final product."
- Steve Groom, Vissensa CEO
I was initially approached by Vissensa to print a small quantity of Business cards and Polo shirts, and we now supply Vissensa with a wide range of bespoke branded workwear, promotional items and marketing collateral to support at trade shows and exhibitions. The team at Harmony Print is very proud to be a small but integral piece in Vissensa's worldwide jigsaw, and are recognised as being instrumental in the development of their branding.
One of the best parts of working with Vissensa, is that they are always open to new designs and ideas. Because we make it our mission to understand our customer's businesses, we're able to use our knowledge and experience to create branded items and develop ideas that enhance the company in their specific marketplace. We appreciate that recognition by customers (and competitors alike!) is vital, especially in this post COVID era when digital marketing and conventional printed matter is such an important aid to increasing sales.
As the old adage says, think of marketing collateral as an investment and not as an expense - and the results will speak for themselves!
- Kevin Smith, Harmony Print Founder