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Valentine's Day

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Perfectly Packed with a little something for you

Valentine's Day

Orders hand-packed with love between the 13th-15th February will include a Valentine’s treat.

Email or call Tina to place your orders. sales@bakermaterials.co.uk | 01277 281900

 

Our guys are getting into the Valentine’s mood….

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Press Release Strategic Partnership with Kernow Coatings and OKI Europe Ltd

OKI Europe Limited are pleased to announce a key strategic partnership with Kernow Coatings and Baker Materials to further develop and address a range of specialist media requirements across a number of different and durable label applications.

 

“As a part of OKI’s continued expansion providing solutions for printing labels in house, we are seeing an increased demand for specialist media requirements, particularly in the area of durability.

As such it is important that we can help customers understand how to source and create durable labels, which might need to withstand a range of conditions such as chemicals, water, abrasion etc.

The range of synthetic durable media from Kernow Coatings provides outstanding results on OKI printing machines and are the perfect match to suit these high-quality application requirements that customers demand, ranging from beauty and cosmetics, through plant tags to beer bottles and a whole host more, giving businesses the ability to print a huge range of labels in-house and on-demand.

Recognising how important it is to source media in a ‘ready to print’ format, quickly and easily, Baker Materials are now holding stock of the Kernow materials approved to run on the OKI Pro10xx. Using their extensive experience and first class facilities Bakers are able to offer conversion into a wide range of finished stocks ready to run on the OKI Pro10xx roll to roll label printer”. Rob Brown, EMEA Head of Business Development, Pro Series.

“As current stockists of a range of Kernow Coatings products we’re delighted to add this new range to our product list. At Bakers we pride ourselves on fast turnarounds and low minimum order quantities of over 400 different label substrates, that allow our customers to keep their presses running no matter what the material demand is.” Paul Sykes, Production Manager at Bakers.

Call our team on +44 1277 281910 or email sales@bakermaterials.co.uk to order or enquire. See our Kernow Coatings Range 

OKI Europe at a glance

OKI Europe Ltd is part of the printer division of OKI Electric, a global business-to-business brand and pioneer of award-winning digital LED printer technology. Its compact, robust and leading-edge products combined with customer-centric solutions, empower businesses to create and print professional quality applications in-house.  Used by organisations across a range of sectors including retail, graphic arts (print for profit), education, healthcare, hospitality & events, construction, engineering, chemical and more, OKI’s printers are renowned for their innovation, reliability, unrivalled media handling capabilities and superb colour quality.

 

Baker Materials at a glance

A division of Baker Labels, who have been established for 50 years this year and are the leading trade label printer in the UK. They are a family business with a family ethos at the centre of how they operate. Bakers pride themselves on being forward-thinking, well-respected innovators, consistently growing and investing in the latest print technologies.

Baker Materials are a leading independent converter and distributor of self-adhesive & non-self-adhesive label materials based in the UK. Offering a comprehensive range of both branded & non-branded label products, they are a “one-stop shop” for companies across Europe requiring roll label stocks to print. Bakers offer their customers low minimum order quantities, slitting from 25mm and free next day delivery on all orders placed by 1pm.

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Christmas Prize Draw

Ho ho ho!

All this week we are spreading a little extra festive cheer. Every customer placing an order before Friday 16th December will be entered into a prize draw for a Fortnum & Mason’s Christmas Hamper worth +£100.

Christmas Hamper

All and every order

This is just for a bit of extra Christmas spirit and to say thank you for your custom in 2022. Any customers that place an order will automatically be entered into the draw. Evie will pull a name from the hat on Friday 16th December at 1pm and we’ll ship the hamper the same day!

 

Free standard next day delivery

All orders over £65 placed by 1pm have free next day delivery as standard. Our team work fast to keep you in production and with our high stock levels on all products, we can get you what you need within 1-2 days.

Call us 01277 281910 or email sales@bakermaterials.co.uk with all your enquiries.

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Plastic Packaging Tax

Plastic Packaging Tax Information

Although the Plastic Packaging Tax is live from the 1st April 2022, there are still some grey areas in the legislation provided by HMRC.

We are looking to get these cleared up before supplying any information that may be incorrect, inadequate or unnecessary.

The points clarified via HMRC for roll materials are:

  • If the face material is plastic, PPT is payable, unless the recycled content is 30% or higher.
  • PPT is liable at the site of last significant modification.
  • Plastic Backing/carriers – Whenever the backing carrier is unprinted, the PPT tax point will rest with the importer or UK manufacturer. If printed, the tax point moves to the printer/converter.
  • Plastic Face materials. If printed, the PPT tax point is with the printer/converter.
  • For roll materials, we assume the last significant modification will be with the printer us and therefore the printer will be liable for the PPT.
  • The liner is excluded from the weight calculations.
  • The adhesive is included in the construction weight.
  • PPT is payable once the 10 tonne threshold (in a 12 month period) is reached.
  • Registration is required once the 10 tonne threshold is reached. You must register within 30 days after you meet the criteria (criteria being 10 tonne of plastic orders placed and in the system).
  • Online service to register and pay will be available from 1st April 2022
  • PPT is payable at £200 per metric tonne
  • Requirement to show amount of PPT tax on invoices from 1 April 2022 has been postponed.

There may be further information we can supply on this once further clarification is supplied on the legislation by HMRC.

We are currently in the process of populating the materials with PPT liability and weights. Once this has been completed, we will advise of further information.

You can download this information here. Baker Materials PPT Update

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Office admin

Materials Office Administrator

We are seeking a new office administrator within our Baker Materials department in Brentwood, Essex.

Overall Description:

To carry out specific office administrative based tasks detailed below.

To provide support to the Materials teams.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Processing orders and entering them on to the MIS system
  • Distributing samples to customers
  • Arranging despatch paperwork
  • Liaising with couriers on any delays or issues
  • Assist with incoming phones calls, dealing with sales enquiries, dealing with customer enquiries
  • Working on e-shots with the PR Department
  • Dealing with internal label enquiries
  • Chasing quotations sent to customers
  • Any other Customer Service / Admin related tasks.
  • Creating Codes and Spec Sheets
  • Liaising with accounts dept
  • Batching in deliveries

 

Other duties relating to sales, admin and customer service when detailed by the Senior Sales Administration / Production Manager.

Main purpose of role.

  • To provide the very best level of customer service ensuring that all e-mail correspondence is dealt with accurately and efficiently.
  • To act as a key point of contact between the Sales & Admin Administrator and the Customers ensuring that detailed information is passed properly to process orders.

To apply for this role, please email your CV to clare.coles@bakerlabels.co.uk

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Easter Treats

We’re Treating You!

All orders hatched despatched between Tuesday 30th March – Thursday 1st April will receive an eggs-tra treat.

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New Material BM369 WBIJ Satin White PET

NEW PRODUCT ALERT

 

We have a new water based ink jet polyester in stock with excellent cryogenic perfomance capabilities.

 

BM369 WBIJ Satin White PET

 

The film is tear resistant and has good dimensional stability when exposed to variations in temperature and humidity. The high performance coating enables good adhesion to high and low surface energy substrates

Typical Industry Sectors and Applications

BM369 is an ideal material for use within laboratories, healthcare and pharmaceautical industries for on-demand variable information labels that require to be held at extremely low temperatures.

The adhesive is a permanent modified acrylic aqueous dispersion, with very good chemical, humidity and UV resistance.

Temperature range of -196°C to +120°C

Cryogenic

Consider BM369 WBIJ Satin White PET for cryogenic identification of plastic and glass vessels for the preservation of blood, reproductive cells and other biological materials.

Is this what you’re looking for?

If you’d like to know more, call us on 01277 281910 or email sales@bakermaterials.co.uk and we’ll send you samples.

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Materials factory

Materials Stock Control Operative

Materials Stock Control Operative

We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Materials department.

Working within the team, you will be assisting with the smooth running of the materials department and ensuring that accurate stock levels are maintained at all times.

This full-time role includes:

  • Loading and unloading all goods using Forklift Truck
  • Keep stock system updated at all times
  • Put away all incoming deliveries of stock in correct location
  • Conduct a full stock take each month
  • Booking in of all goods onto stock system
  • Carry out any other ad hoc tasks reasonably requested by the Management/Supervisor team
  • Maintain a tidy and well organised warehouse at all times

 

Skills and Experience: 

  • Knowledge of materials handling and stores environment
  • Ability to work in a busy environment while delivering targets
  • Physically fit and able to undertake manual handling duties on a day to day basis
  • Receptive to training and continuous improvement
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on your own initiative, as well as be a good team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Methodical worker

What is in it for you?

  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Training and development
  • Work based pension
  • Profit related bonus after 6 months service
  • 21 Days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Wellbeing at work programme
  • Great social and team building events

How to apply:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your CV to clare.coles@bakerlabels.co.uk

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Halloween Trick or Treats

This week in the run up to Halloween, all orders shipped to customers will include a surprise. Some will be spooky some will be sweet!


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Floor stickers

Good Stock of Floor Graphic Materials

As lockdown measures continue to be lifted, schools and businesses are planning how to reopen safely.

If you’ve been quoting for indoor floor stickers you’ll be interested to know that we have anti-slip protective laminate available. Perfect for the inside jobs.

 

Anti-slip Floor Matt Laminate BS7179

Anti-Slip Grade R9 | Guaranteed for 6 months indoor use

Call us for a quote 01277 281910 or email sales@bakermaterials.co.uk

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