Harnessing Technology For Business Growth

Full Control Of Your Brand Expression, From Concept to Shelf

We love print, design and packaging & we live branding. We know great relationships build great brands. Since 1969 we have been watching the market and listening to clients, making sure that we don’t just meet and exceed their needs, but anticipate them. Our ability to foresee change and harness innovation has given our clients the edge in all areas.

We believe it’s important to demystify the process, giving our clients a view into how we work and what we can offer, just as we learn about their brands and market challenges. The benefits of this collaborative approach include speed, economy, innovation, effectiveness and better return on their investment. By listening to our clients and understanding their needs, we can provide a comprehensive, relevant, streamlined range of services that give their businesses maximum benefit from global reproduction technology.

Creative Design

Printing and Graphic Design go hand-in-hand – you can’t have one without the other. Rather than have a studio simply offering a bolt-on service, our mission is to provide a design service on a par with our repro service. We can take your project from original brief, through concept work, all the way to print-ready artwork. Alternatively, if you have a concept in mind, our designers can help bring your ideas to life.

Our designers provide a full design service, including market analysis, brand audit and brand guidelines.

Physical Packaging Mock Ups

At Spera, packaging is our passion. While we have all the equipment and software needed to generate 3D simulations of your packaging design, we believe nothing comes close to actually holding a physical mock-up in your hand. Bottles, boxes, bags, sacks, cartons, labels, sleeves – you name it, we’ll build it. By bringing the idea to life we’re giving you a chance to look and feel, before you leap into full production. Ensuring you get the wow effect from you new projects.

3D Mock Ups & Augmented reality

While a physical mock-up allows you to weigh up your new packaging design by holding it in your hand, a 3D virtual mock-up offers enormous versatility. By creating a 3 dimensional model of your product we can test it in a variety of virtual environments using the latest Augmented Reality Software. For example, what would it look like stacked on a supermarket shelf? How will it look on the shelf behind the bar?

SPERA Artwork Management – SAM

SAM, Spera’s web-based packaging management platform, offers end-to-end collaboration on your artwork. Regardless of your location or jurisdiction, you can observe your artwork and make changes at any time. No training or prior understanding is required. SAM is the user-friendly way to manage your approval cycle and digital assets.

Repro and Print Expertise

Print and Repro are the core services we brought to the market in 1969 and we’ve been leading the market for flexographic print plate production ever since. In addition to expertise, experience and state-of-the-art equipment, the key to our success is the relationships we have with our clients. We work closely with them, in a collaborative way, ensuring we deliver their vision to our high standards. Over the years the technology may have changed, with soft proofing, online proofing and digital proofing the norm today, but our commitment to excellence is the same as it was the day we opened. We are very proud of our heritage.

GMG Colour Management

At Spera, colour is our business. To ensure you get the truest colours – on every substrate, on every print run, every time – we partner with GMG, the world’s leading developer and supplier of high-end colour management software solutions for proofing.

Using GMG DotProof we produce colour-accurate halftone proofs set by the Fingerprint of the press and taking into account ink density and anilox rollers. All of our proofs are ‘Print Predictive’ which means we guarantee that the colour, tone and quality of the proof we give you is what you will see in the finished job. We manage your expectations.

Digital Print, Packaging and Display

With digital printing we can offer limitless options. Whether you’re looking for a short volume run, individualised printing, samples or large formats – all you have to do is ask and we will deliver.

Our vision is to provide professional, streamlined solutions for all your visual identity. We bring technical expertise, innovative thinking and a dynamic approach to every project.

Our skilled and passionate team ensure that your ideas are brought to life and delivered with maximum impact.

HD Flexo plates - Exceptional Print Results

We pride our selves on the latest technology including:

  • ESKO HD Cdi 5080 4000ppi
  • ESKO XPS Crystal 5080 exposure unit
  • Flint Flexo Expert Global Accreditation of excellence.
  • GMG – Our colour partner
  • ISO Accreditation – 9001:2015
  • SAM Spera Artwork Management
  • Canon Arizona Digital Printing
Press Approval

Communication is central to our business. By staying in touch with you throughout the process, keeping you informed at every step, there are no unwanted surprises or disappointments along the way. It’s a collaborative journey, from the initial briefing to the final proofing. As a result, final approval should be little more than a formality.

We also act as Brand Guardians on behalf of our clients, ensuring that their brand identity is respected and brand guidelines are followed.

SPERA Academy Training

With all the expertise and experience gathered under our roof, it would be selfish not to share it with others! We provide training courses for clients, designers and other printers in the following areas:

  • Brand Management. An important skill for anyone trying to build value into their business, product or service. Proper brand management ensures your brand remains distinct from competitors and provides the cornerstone to any marketing campaign.
  • Colour Management. Accurate colour reproduction is vital for any business wanting to safeguard their brand against impersonation. It’s also important for customer recognition.
  • Design and Origination. Even if you don’t intend to practice as a graphic designer, an understanding of what’s involved in the process is a great asset for those working with designers and brands.

We believe it’s important to demystify the process, giving our clients a view into how we work and what we can offer, just as we learn about their brands and market challenges. The benefits of this collaborative approach include speed, economy, innovation, effectiveness and better return on their investment. By listening to our clients and understanding their needs, we can provide a comprehensive, relevant, streamlined range of services that give their businesses maximum benefit from global reproduction technology.

Our Partners are:

"As well as originating our own graphics we often have to customize artwork originated in other markets. Spera’s genuinely global standard of service and absolute attention to detail ensures seamless, prompt and colour accurate delivery on every job, every time."

Conor Timmons General Manager Smurfit Kappa Dublin, Ireland

"The Spera Artwork Management system has allowed us to have more control of artwork approvals and reduce our packaging delivery lifecycle, ensuring all comments and corrections are 100% visible and traceable for compliancy purposes. Our level of collaboration has significantly improved and the results are tangible."

Paul Whelan Packaging Development Manager Irish Distillers - Pernod Ricard

"Spera Brand Management have been a key Supplier to Gem Pack Foods since 1995. What has kept our relationship strong with them is the team behind the work. They are extremely flexible and have been able to expedite urgent requests to meet the needs of our customers. They are also focused on the needs of Our business and on many occasions they have suggested many cost take out initiatives. We are confident in their Management of our Artwork in such a progressively changing environment, helping us to get product manufactured on time and within required specifications."

Michelle White Purchasing and Inventory Manager Gem Pack Foods