It's business as 'usual' a Paper Spectrum.
We'd like to reassure customers that we are here, supporting our customers and shipping goods as normal during the pandemic and the latest lockdown. We have taken all steps necessary to keep each other safe. Calls are being diverted to mobiles, with people working from home, and we have limited staff at our premises therefore it may take a little longer to answer calls and reply to emails.
Our Next Day Delivery service option will continue. As far as possible we're able to maintain this service but occasionally we're experiencing delays in deliveries of stock, plus courier delays. Please bear this in mind if your order is urgent.
Unfortunately we have had to suspend our 'collection' option at checkout and temporarily suspend our Bespoke Window Mount service, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
We thank you for your continued support and understanding and hope you will all avoid the worst impacts of this situation.
Brexit changes for customers within the EU from the 1st January 2021.
Previously we have not charged UK VAT if you were a business with a VAT number, but we did charge VAT if you didn’t have a VAT number.
In future there will be no extra tariffs, so the goods will cost no more, but you will simply need to pay your local VAT/customs charge before you receive your order. We understand that you will receive an email once your order has entered your country asking you to pay the charge which is applicable, which will usually have a link to an online payment system.
There are currently big delays on EU deliveries, please allow approximately 4 weeks for delivery.
2020 Product Guide Competition WINNNER!
Congratulations to Laura Drury for her image of 'Orangutans'.
Laura's image was taken just two days before our deadline at Wingham Wildlife Park in Kent, it was her first proper day out since the lockdown!
'Orangutans' will shortly grace the front cover of our 2020 Product Guide and Laura has £250 to spend on Pinnacle goodies.
Our latest Carbon Capture Certificate. Oct-Dec 2019
We plant trees
For every tonne of paper we buy at Paper Spectrum we pay a percentage of the cost, through the Woodland Trust Carbon Scheme, which pays for new trees to be planted.
Each winter our MD Chris Roberts braves the cold and joins the Carbon Capture Tree Planting Day to help plant these trees.
During the quarter from October to December 2019 we created 37.20m² of new Native Woodland in the UK to remove 1.488kg of Carbon Dioxide.
Masters of Print Exhibition 2019
Congratulations to Richard O'Meara who was the Paper Spectrum choice at this years MASTERS OF PRINT competition for his image 'Egret in Mist'. David won a Luxury Print & Mount Kit and we have re-branded our Pinnacle CottonRAG 310 with his super image.
If you'd like to view all of the accepted images for the competition they are on display at the following venues:
16th January to 9th February 2020. The Old Schoolhouse, Oldbury B69 2AS.
0121 5520279 (ring for access).
15th February to 15th March. Wilkinson Cameras. 4 Bold Street Liverpool L1 4DS.
(Monday-Saturday, shop hours).
Thursday 21st November 2019
Paper Spectrum help plant 13,000 in Derbyshire
Carbon Capture Tree Planting Day (Heanor, Derbyshire)
Joined by TV’s Julia Bradbury and the lesser known Paper Spectrum MD Chris Roberts, the tree planters met at the Woodland Trust’s Heanor site in Derbyshire and were greeted with fresh breakfast sandwiches, hot coffees and teas. After a series of brief introductions, the intrepid eco-warriors took to the fields armed with spade, wellies and determination, despite the bitterly cold November air.
The tree planting took place near Heanor in Derbyshire, previously the site of a former opencast mine the area has been transformed into a haven for wildlife and people. The Woodland Trust plan to develop the site further, creating the Young People’s Forest – a giant classroom for children and young people aged 10-20; they’ll be planting trees, learning about nature as well as designing, delivering and taking in part in activities.
As the day came to an end the final amount of trees that had been planted totalled a staggering 13,000, more than twice as many as the previous years planting day . Amongst the saplings that were planted were maple, oak and silver birch, hawthorn and hazel – all of which are broadleaf trees native the UK.
Carbon capture is the market leading environmental initiative which offers the opportunity to mitigate the CO2 emissions from our product purchases by planting new native woodland in the UK with the Woodland Trust.