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Case studies

See how other companies are using Tharstern to grow their business.

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Read our case studies to find out how other companies like yours have implemented Tharstern, how they're using it and what hardware or software they've integrated with.

"Tharstern are the Rolls Royce of MIS in printing"

Richard Simms, MD
Oriel Packaging

Smart Graphics

Signage/Vehicle Wrapping

Smart Graphics specialises in public transport graphics, particularly on buses, as well as fleet work. Read the full case study to find out why Smart Graphics need to hire more sales reps after implementing the Tharstern MIS. 

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Thistle Printing


Thistle Printing is a Candian, full-service commercial printing company. As a result of their successful growth strategy, the company had reached an impressive throughput of 15,000 quotes and 7,000 jobs a year. The executive team knew that to maintain their high levels of service, they would need to invest in a best-in-class MIS solution that would keep up with their continued growth. Read the full case study to find out more. 

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McGowans Digital Print

Digital/Large Format

The wide and large format specialist in sign and display materials, including point-of-sale for retailers such as Tesco and Primark, invested in the solution to streamline job throughput. Read the full case study to find out about their double-digit growth after Tharstern Investment.

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Baxters the Printers

Large format/Finishing/Promotional/Direct Mail

Baxters offers an in-house print service - from initial concept through to Solutions in Print. After introducing Tharstern, Baxters went from 300 to 500+ jobs per month. Read our latest case study to find out more. 

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Graphic Village

Offset/Digital/Wide Format Printing & Mailing

As a fast-growing full-service marketing services provider, Graphic Village brought in Tharstern to provide a comprehensive MIS solution to bring increased efficiencies across multi-site operations in America's mid-west region.

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Peczuh Printing

Offset/Digital/Wide Format/Flexo Printing

A desire for increased efficiency and visibility across its multi-site operation was behind Peczuh Printing Company’s decision to implement a comprehensive Tharstern MIS solution.

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Galloways Printers Ltd

Litho/Digital Commercial Printers

Galloways have a 24/7 litho printing capability and digital presses which deliver both flexibility and significant capacity. Watch our video case study to find out how Tharstern have benefited their business.

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JC-square-photo.jpgElle Media Group - interview with James Cuthbert


Read the written interview with Elle Media Group's MD, James Cuthbert, and hear what lessons he learnt about the implementation process.  


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An interview with General Manager Philip O'Reilly which discusses using Tharstern to calculate hourly cost rates and why going through the calculation process is the most powerful thing you can do for your business.




Elephant Print & Display

Digital/large format

Elephant Print and Display offer large format, short run digital printing with in-house finishing capabilities. As with many small companies in the early days, business administration was run through an accounts package and a mixture of manual processes and FileMaker databases.



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Digital, litho and large format

Prime's Managing Director Jon Tolley talked to us about how Tharstern has helped Prime Group to become experts in print personalization and customization.


OPM Group

Labels and packaging

OPM Group are award winning printers of high quality self-adhesive labels, laminates, sachets, flexible film and flexible packaging.

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Harlow Printing

Commercial print

Harlow Printing offer a full service from design to finishing, warehousing and distribution.  The company was using a home grown MIS to run their business but the growth of the company created a requirement for a system that provided additional functionality.

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Digital printers

Based in a 14000 sq ft factory in Central London, Rapidity have a full suite of digital production presses, finishing equipment and software.

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Elle Media Group

Litho & digital printers

Elle Media Group have achieved an integrated workflow between Tharstern, Prinect, Citrix ShareFile and BigIceBox. Find out how it all works and how it's benefited their business.

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Harrier LLC

Commercial print

Harrier is the largest photo processing company in the UK and is probably best known under the brand name Truprint.  On a busy day their 8 HP Indigo presses are handling tens of thousands of orders. After introducing a commercial arm to their business, Harrier needed a system that would tie all processes together and require minimal training for staff.

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Visual Print & Design

Commercial print management

Visual Print and Design produce high-quality products such as magazines, leaflets, brochures and exhibition graphics.  As the business grew they quickly realised that their existing MIS wasn’t up to the job as it was slow, offered poor support and didn’t provide the vital analytical information and reporting functionality required to run a successful print company.

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Oriel Printing


Trade UV litho printer for the packaging industry, Oriel, needed to replace their ageing MIS and modernise and streamline their entire business process – from sales and production to procurement and fulfilment – and introduce a JDF workflow with Fuji XMF workflow and Heidelberg Press Room Manager.

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Your Print Solution

Web-to-print integration

Your Print Solution offer digital printing, design and web-to-print services.  Their impressive list of clients includes Twentieth Century Fox, YMCA and Wimpy.  The company needed to replace their existing MIS with a new system and integrate this new MIS with their web-to-print software, Pageflex.

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