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

Personalised Football Gifts at the Hamburg Merchandising Show

The Content team have been at the Hamburg Sports Merchandising Show this week showing our unique range of personalised designs and green screen technology for the football industry. In the UK we have been pioneers of personalised products for the […]

Adding Live Personalised Product Previews to Your Website

Our Product Personalisation Apps make it very easy for you to add live or delayed previews to your eCommerce website.
Take a look at this short demonstration to help explain why it is important and how we can help you reduce […]

Aardmanbyme.com Leads the Way for Licensed Products

As somebody that grew up with Morph I was very excited to see the latest website created by the licensed product experts at Watermelon get launched this week aardmanbyme.com

Aardman the creators of many of the UKs best known animations such as […]

Art 4 Everyone Showcases New Talent

One of the most exciting developments for on demand products is the ability to showcase great artwork on many different products – not just the traditional canvas or wall art

So we are really pleased to have helped Art for Everyone […]

What is Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing and how does it relate to personalised products?

There has been a lot of talk of the next industrial revolution and for many Industry 4.0 is considered to be the 4th Industrial revolution. When you start to look at what Industry 4.0 means then you cannot avoid the […]

Understanding Our Different Personalisation Apps

When it comes to personalising different products online can one customisation interface or online product configurator work for them all?

In simple terms the answer is “No” no single product designer or customiser can be ideal for every type of product […]

Support Hours for Christmas 2016

Happy Christmas to all our friends, customers and partners  – it has been an exciting year with the addition of our new Content Division & Rebrand and the continued rapid growth of the mass customisation market place. It is hard […]

Don’t Forget Cyber Monday!

Today is Cyber Monday

In the all the hype that has surrounded Black Friday it seems we have almost forgotten about Cyber Monday – which for websites has traditionally always been a bigger trading day

Like Black Friday Cyber Monday has its […]

Introducing Unlimited Capacity for Artwork Generation

One of the key benefits of our software is the fact that it creates print ready artwork as well as realistic on screen previews. The artwork production process can be fairly server intensive because it involves the manipulation of images […]

How We Helped In The Papers Increase Production for Christmas

When it gets closer to Christmas everybody involved in Mass Customisation is looking for ways to increase productivity – so when our new content team at Personalised Football Gifts asked us for some ideas we had several options for them […]

Black Friday Deals for Our Customers

The build up to Black Friday has been quite frantic this year as personalised gifts become more and more popular so we thought it might be quite fun to share some great products and excellent discounts with everybody from a […]

What is User Generated Content (UGC)?

User generated content (UGC) is defined as “any form of content created by users of an online system or service, often made available via social media websites”. It is also often called user created content (UCC)

There is no doubt that […]

Come & See Personalised Products at the Sports Merchandise Show

There is no doubt that sport sells products – and experience tells us that it is also a great way of selling personalised products – for that reason we are heading down to the The Sports Merchandise and Licensing Show at […]

Designing for Print on Demand

The market for printing unique designs or artwork on a wide range of products is continuing to expand and creating new revenue opportunities for brands, licensors, designers and artists. As the name suggest no actual stock is needed as everything […]

Another Chance to See Create Sell Print 2016 – The Future of Mass Customisation

If you were unable to attend our Create Sell Print Networking Event in Manchester this week we thought you might be interested in watching the keynote presentations on the future of mass customisation – we have recorded the whole presentation […]

Rebrand to Custom Gateway Announced

We are delighted to announce the rebranding of Gateway 3D to Custom Gateway.

Over the past few years the business has become more and more focussed on mass customisation and personalised products so we wanted our name to more closely reflect that […]

Watch Create Sell Print 2016 Live – The future for mass customisation

Over the past 12 months more than 1000 people have watched the key note address from Create Sell Print 2015 so we thought this year we would let our increasing global customer base have the opportunity to watch the event […]

Speakers Confirmed for Create Sell Print 2016

We are really pleased to confirm the speakers at this years Create Sell Print Event at UK Fast in Manchester on the 25th October 2016 – if you want to discover more about the future of mass customisation then please […]

Dropship Supplier Network & Networking Day

A critical part of the Gateway Strategy has been to put together a network of best in class suppliers that understand mass customisation. We now have over 100 integrated suppliers in the UK, Europe, US and Rest of the World […]

Max Spielmann Launch New Photo Gifts Website

Glad to see one of the leading names in High Street Photo Max Spielmann launch a market leading website as well – congratulations to the team at Max for putting together a really great website. Well I guess we are […]

House Name Plate Co Now Offer a Totally Personalised Service

The UKs leading supplier of House Signs, Letterboxes and Door Numbers has just relaunched their website developed in Magento with their own Bespoke Personalisation App

We think they have done a really good job as the site looks good is easy […]