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A fantastic trip!

26 Nov

The James Cropper Paper Mill Prize:

A warm welcome . . .

WOW – what a great couple of days!

Our GF Smith draw prize was a brilliant success.

The lucky winners plus Les, 'yours truly', Matt from GF Smith & Stefan from Croppers

Thank you to Matt & Nick from GF Smith for organising this fantastic event. Thanks also to Sophie, BethRóisín, Ed, Dom, Martin and Sheldon for taking two whole days out of the office.

On the 18th November 2010, we took the train from Euston at 9.30, arriving at the mill in Burneside, near Kendall at around 1pm.

Following a nice, very welcome lunch, was a comprehensive tour of the fantastic paper mill. There was an awe inspiring yet nostalgic feeling as we walked through the huge mix of old and new.

First stop – the Lab . . .

Manufacturing . . .

Converting and packing . . .

A really interesting, inspiring and educational tour. By the way, if you have the use of 2 tonnes of paper, you can have your very own, unique shade of Colorplan!

Then – to the hotel overlooking Windermere (gorgeous) and a few beers at the Hole int’ Wall.

The next morning we took a very calm (veeeerrry slightly jaded) boat trip on Lake Windermere. Just beautiful . . .

This trip was absolutely fantastic, everyone agreed and the feedback since has be overwhelmingly positive. I am very sure we will be doing this again so please watch this space.

There are plenty more images than shown here so if you are interested in looking through these please CLICK HERE. If you would like any information on GF Smiths huge range of beautiful papers, please drop me a line.

Thanks again to all who made this possible.








22 Oct

Exciting news!

Our draw has closed and the results are now in . . .

166 draw numbers were allocated in total and 8 have been drawn at random by our GF Smith Representative Matt Ford! (Thank you Matt)

We thank you all for your entries, as expected we had a great response and we are delighted to announce the winners as follows:

The winning companies are as follows:

  • The Potting Shed
  • Float the Boat
  • One Darnley Road
  • Bond & Coyne Associates
  • Deep
  • The English Group
  • Tom Lardner
  • Command D

One member of each company will be invited to accompany us to The James Cropper Paper Mill on 18th &19th November. We will be in contact with the winners very soon.

(If any are unable to make the date, we will be obliged to re-draw their entry)

I hope to post some pics and comment about the trip so if you didnt win, you will still be able to see something interesting here!

Thanks again to all those who entered.

Last week!

11 Oct

Hi There!

Just a quick post to remind you that this is the last week for entries into our  Mill Visit Draw.

I stated in the original post that the closing date was the 16th October but as this is a Sunday, I thought it best add the Monday on as well . . .

Therefore, draw will take place on the 25th October with the lucky winners being announced during the same week.

To date, we have allocated 117 draw numbers . . .

Looking forward to receiving your entries this week.  Any questions please do let me know.


Just over 2 weeks left!

22 Sep

Hi All

GF Smith Promotion

Just a quick reminder about the GF Smith Draw . . . your last entry date is 16th October so that‘s just over 2 weeks before the promotion closes.

We have had a great response so far – almost 60 draw numbers are now allocated – keep them coming!

If you would like any more info, please do get in touch.


See Colorplan being made . . .

24 Aug

Have you ever wondered how paper is made?

Would you like to find out and actually see it manufactured?


Well, along with our good friends at GF Smith Paper, Dayfold would like to offer you the chance . . .

We have up to 8 places for an all expenses paid trip to the James Cropper Paper Mill in the Lake District. You will have an extensive, first hand tour of the paper making process which will include:

  • The lab and colour matching
  • From wet pulp to finished product on machine
  • Finishing
  • Converting, laminating, embossing etc

and . . . not forgetting the all important visit to the sample room!

You will also enjoy an overnight stay in a quality hotel in Bowness and all travel arrangements from Euston Station. Food and drink will be looked after for you too, all you need to do is find your way to Euston.

So, what do you have to do to win one of the exclusive places?

Well, as GF Smith are sponsoring the visit, we thought it would be good to promote their materials and make it accessible to all . . .

On the appropriate job, we ask you to specify and use an element of any of GF Smiths fine papers. The job doesn’t have to use GF Smith material fully; just an element is required to qualify. Of course, we will be more than pleased to help you choose the appropriate stock if need be – we know their papers inside out!

This job is to be ordered through Dayfold and should have a minimum job/order value of just £250.00. You will then be allocated a draw number (per £250.00 ordered, so:  £500.00 = 2 numbers; £750.00 = 3 numbers and so on) which will ‘go into the hat’ with others. You can enter any numbers of jobs – the more you enter, the better the chance of your number being drawn. The qualifying period will run from 1st September to the 18th October. The draw will take place the week after with the winners announced on the 25th October.

The trip will take place on the 18th and 19th November so please ensure that you are free on these days.  You will be accompanied by the other winners, GF Smith and Dayfold personnel so we hope to make this a fun and also educational trip.

We are expecting a high interest in this promotion as mill visits are a little of a rarity these days, so: please do consider GF Smiths huge range of stocks when specifying your next job.

That’s it!

Easy and accessible to all!

Obviously if you have any questions at all, please do get in touch and we will be happy to clarify anything that is unclear.

We look forward to your feed-back and your entries.

Very best of luck.