WHO WE ARE
“We” are a Manchester based full service design agency, and when we say ‘full service’ we mean it!
Over the 13 years that we have been in operation, we have worked with a variety of people in a variety of different industries, ranging from fashion and textiles to medical and retail. We don’t pigeon hole ourselves to specialise in one area, as we thrive best when faced with new challenges, which is one of the many reasons that makes Marlin unique.
From artwork to creative eye-catching design, we can solve any problem over multiple creative platforms. Turning great ideas into eye catching designs that work for you! From branding and print, videos, 3D and Web design.
Our Photography team have a keen eye for detail and are ready to make your products shine. with a fully equipped studio and more then 30 years’ experience, make products irresistible with Pack Shots & E-commerce, Flat Lay Photography, Ghost Mannequin, Bags and Jewellery.
Our packaging production team prepares your final artwork to ensure you get the optimum print result. With Proofing via pdf, GMG colour certified proof, 3D or conventional mock-ups.
Catalogues, magazines and adverts… there’s a lot of pages and many problems that can occur. Our Repro teams check your artwork and adjustments are made if necessary, master adverts can be created and then resized, re-profiled and delivered to your chosen publication.
Optimised, colour-accurate and consistent representation of your products across print and online is crucial. Our retouching team deliver exceptional results which ensure your products always look stunning.
Though we are one company, we specialise in a wide range of design based areas, from original creative design for both print and screen to retouching, packaging production, pre-press production and advert placement.
Pull out all the stops
“I have had the pleasure of working with Marlin for several years. In this time we have developed a very close working relationship and experienced a high level of service. The team are always willing to pull out all the stops to give us the best possible service at all times.”
Working with Marlin is easy
“Working with Marlin is easy – they identify our requirements and grasp concepts quickly, creating impressive visuals with very little amendments required – and all delivered to our deadlines and budgets. I can’t say enough about the quality, speed, attention to detail and the performance of their work!”
Design concepts that WOW
“We’ve had the pleasure of working with Marlin for several years and have always found their service highly competitive, flexible and innovative. Marlin fully understands our briefs and quickly turn these into engaging design concepts that WOW our stakeholders and help drive our brand and reputation.”
Never fail to deliver on quality and time
Marlin is an agency we have worked with for a long time and the reason is simply, it is that they understand our business and never fail to deliver on quality and time. We would struggle to meet our customers’ demands without their commitment and continued support to our business.
Responded quickly and efficiently
It is a pleasure to work with the team at Marlin. They have always responded quickly and efficiently to briefs, and their fast turnarounds have enabled us to meet some very important business deadlines. We look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.
Meeting of deadlines has been first-class
if you do as much as you do for me at all our centres, I can only imagine what the workload is like in full! I was anxious when we were asked to switch design suppliers – because in the past the service I’ve received from some of Care UK suppliers has been, in a word – C**P! Thankfully that hasn’t been the case and the work and meeting of deadlines has been first-class – so thanks.
The results are superb
Marlin meets the challenge of creating new images without the need for new photography. The results are superb.
Time and cost efficient retrieval of all our images
With several design agencies on our roster we rely on Marlin to retouch, produce and proof our imagery. Webflow delivers time and cost efficient retrieval of all our images from one central source. We have total control over who can access the site at any time.
We have come to rely on Marlin’s retouching
Having the final printed catalogue match as close as possible to the actual product is very important in ensuring customer satisfaction. We have come to rely on Marlin’s retouching to achieve this goal.
Pull out all the stops to give us the best possible service
I have had the pleasure of working with Marlin on behalf of Cotton Traders for several years. In this time we have developed a very close working relationship and experienced a high level of service. The team are always willing to pull out all the stops to give us the best possible service at all times and I look forward to our continued working relationship.
Consistent colour accurate results
Marlin take our photography and creative and ensure we achieve consistent colour accurate results across a wide range of print processes.
All images are correctly profiled to our specification
We produce our own artwork and photography and use Marlin to ensure all images are correctly profiled to our specification and proofed from print ready PDFs to a certified proofing standard.
Impressive visuals with very little amendments required
Working with Marlin is easy – they identify our requirements and grasp concepts quickly, creating impressive visuals with very little amendments required – and all delivered to our deadlines and budgets. I can’t say enough about the quality, speed, attention to detail and the performance of their work!
GET IN TOUCH
If you have any questions about us or how our services can benefit you, or if you have a project you would like us to quote for, choose your preferred contact method to get in touch, we are always happy to help.