About Andrew Talbot

Custom Gateway CEO & Founder and Mass Customisation Evangelist. Based in the Peak District in the UK enjoys life and the challenge of making the next industrial revolution a reality

We are Customisers Hashtag & Podcast

We are passionate about creating personalised products and love sharing new products, new tools and customer personalisation success stories so we created the #wearecustomisers hashtag and podcast and over the coming weeks and months will be sharing a lot more with you

If […]

New Global Partnership with HP Indigo Leaders in Digital Print

We are really pleased to announce that we have teamed up with HP Indigo as a Solutions Partner & Innopartner. Working with HP as one of our machine & equipment partners it enables us to connect with over 4000 Indigo owners […]

A Plain English Guide To What We Sell

Our vision is to Enable Mass Customisation & On Demand Fulfilment but we sometimes get confronted with blank faces when we say this so we have tried to create a plain english presentation to better explain what we do.

The short presentation […]

Get Your Own Personalised Sun Newspaper

One of the most popular personalised gifts is the personalised newspaper and one of the biggest names in Newspapers is the “The Sun” so it is great to see Personalised Sun Newspapers get a live preview upgrade on their own […]

Keynote Speakers Confirmed for Create Sell Print 2018 at Disney

We are excited to announce more details about the keynote speakers for the Create Sell Print Event 2018 at Disney on the 20th March. The event is a showcase to explain how the disruptive technology of “On Demand & Personalised” offers […]

The Established Rules of Retail Are Changing

Whether we like it or not the internet is changing the world we live in.

eCommerce has certainly changed retail and now mass customisation is opening up the market place for creative companies or individuals who want to create their own […]

The Most Popular Mass Customisation Printing & Decoration Methods

The improvement of decoration technology has been one of the four main drivers in the rise of mass customisation

A key part of the Custom Gateway strategy is to partner with the leading printer & equipment suppliers so we can help […]

New Partnership with Happy Embroidery

Last year we pioneered a new workflow to enable embroidery on this year we are delighted to announce our new partnership with Mid West Machinery the UK distributor for Happy Embroidery Machines

In our new Personalisation Zone we have just […]

Unlocking the Merchandise Market with HP Indigo

STM Brands Launch New 3D Configurable Case Builder

Always nice to see innovative new products launch so was good to see STM Brands launch their Elements Case at this years CES Show in Las Vegas .

Using our 3D configurable products technology the elements case can be built from […]

Bespoke Customiser Helps Drive Sales for Schalke

Even with 20 standard personalisation apps sometimes you just want something different. We have now developed over 100 custom apps to customers specification and it is always nice to see a nice one start to earn its living

This rather stylish […]

New Monochrome Effect Added to Available Effects

Effects & Filters are a key feature of our Product Personalisation Apps and have 2 main applications

Filters to change image appearance like Instagram filters
Effects to emulate decoration techniques like embroidery

Monochrome is the latest effect to be added and can be […]

Create Sell Print 2018 Details Confirmed at Disney HQ

Our previous Create Sell Print Events have been very popular and well attended (and hopefully a very useful overview of the mass customisation market place) so we are delighted to be able to confirm Create Sell Print Licensing for 2018 […]

Powering Personalisation at the Spring Fair 2018

The Spring Fair is the UKs largest trade show for the retail industry and takes place at the NEC next week. With Mass Customisation so popular on the high street this Christmas we expected there to be a lot of […]

Welcome to the Personalisation Zone @ Custom Gateway

We are delighted to announce the opening of the Personalisation Zone at our Macclesfield Head Office – take a look at the short presentation below to understand more about how you can create and print products with the latest tools […]

What is The Best Customiser for Your Products

We have developed more than 150 different customisers to suit different types of products as we know when it comes to online product personalisation it is not one size fits all

The presentation below gives an an overview of the standard […] Add Personalisation with Live Preview

There is no doubt that having a live preview increases sales for personalised products (people want to see what they are buying) and there is also no doubt that creating a separate category for personalised gifts also has a significant […]

What was the Busiest Day of the Year for Personalised Products?

Just like the rest of the retail sector personalised and print on demand products are most in demand for Christmas with almost 35% of sales coming in November and December in 2017

One question we often get asked is what are […]

New Giant Touchscreen Kiosks Draw the Crowds at Comicon

At this years Comic Con Exhibition the giant iPad style kiosks displayed below were certainly drawing the crowds who wanted to create their own personalised Marvel products

Powered by our POS Instore Smartlinks they allowed users to select their favourite character, […]

Introducing Multi Channel Personalisation

With the seamless integration of web, instore & mobile becoming such an important requirement for retailers over the last 12 months we knew that we must provide the first multi channel platform for selling personalised products

With most personalised products being sold […]

What is the difference between Personalised & On Demand Products?

The infographic below explains the core differences between personalised and print on demand products 

Both types of products are typically supplied on a dropship basis using the same production techniques so need very little investment in stock and can be […]