Our story so far...
Creative Forge is the brain child of a group of local artists who, after many years of ordering through larger print businesses, decided to create a more flexible service for fellow creatives.
We really struggled when starting out with our own products to find a good deal and give us some flexibility to `test our market’. Often, we needed to order lots of one design to get a good price, and, whilst we understand why so many suppliers require this from customers, felt it didn’t work well for us when trying to trial designs and develop creative ideas.
We decided to research bringing the printing in-house and met with consultants, invested in the professional software and machinery required, researched and tested a whole range of products. In 2017 we opened this up to fellow artists offering use of our equipment and software for them to have the same opportunities we were benefiting from.
We now have a group of artists and creatives who have stuck with us since day one and continue to love the products we offer. As it was artists who started this business, we are well aware of the need for a product to reflect the time and love that has gone into creating the artwork. The staff who have joined us at Creative Forge work with this principle at all times.
We refuse to use inferior products and are well aware there are lots of companies who can print you lower grade products in volume. This may work for some but we feel we can only stock products we have faith in and believe will give your customers confidence in your product.
We have made it our mission to support fellow creatives through our work and this has been well received by the creative community. This is an industry that flourishes in supporting each other in many different ways.
We not only offer the products, but also consultancy for those wishing to move into retailing gift products should they require it.
We are delighted you are considering trialling our products and are as excited as you about your new potential product range! Whether you are an established business or an emerging creative, we will do everything in our power to support you in your venture.
The Creative Forge Team