VAT rise should not impact printing companies, says top business analyst

December 31, 2010 by  

Business analysts at marketing and consumer insights firm Mintel have released a statement claiming that the VAT rise in the UK from January will not have a permanent impact upon printing companies such as those in Leith, Edinburgh. The director of the research company says that he expects sales in January to be poor across the board for retailers, printers and other businesses, but does not feel that this trend will last. This is good news for both [Read more]

Edinburgh’s hero acknowledged for encouraging blood donors

October 21, 2010 by  

One of Edinburgh’s unsung heroes, Margaret Punton, has been acknowledged after years of fantastic efforts to encourage those in her neighbourhood to donate blood in a ceremony organised by the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service. The Donor Award Ceremony was held in the city chambers and is organised by SNBT primarily to thank those who give a substantial amount of blood. Margaret Punton’s award was for outstanding achievements after she spent [Read more]

Police reveal faces of beat officers

September 9, 2010 by  

The Lothian’s Police force will be enlisting businesses who offer poster printing in Leith or other areas across Edinburgh and the Lothians to produce promotional material featuring their beat officers. This latest use of printing companies is part of a scheme to demonstrate the force’s commitment to the community. Officers will have their photographs displayed on posters around [Read more]

Posters promote Crabbie’s

August 17, 2010 by  

Companies offering poster printing in Leith or other areas of Edinburgh will want to be offering their services to a brand with strong Scottish Roots as Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer looks to run a poster campaign in Edinburgh around the Fringe Festival. City centre bus shelter posters will be the locations booked to take advantage of the thousands of people who descend on the city around this time of year. The poster campaign will be backed up by a [Read more]

Posters reposition Edinburgh and Leith

July 9, 2010 by  

Outdoor advertising posters are being using to promote the city of Edinburgh, as well as Leith, and encourage new visitors to the Scottish capital, perceived as a cultural and historic city. Posters will be used to now position the city of Edinburgh as a happening place with much to attract those looking for a cosmopolitan city to visit.

The posters will feature different residents of Edinburgh to depict the wide and varied range of attractions to visit in the city, and market Edinburgh as a cool place for young, savvy visitors to come to. The campaign name ‘This is My Edinburgh’ demonstrates that the Destination Marketing Alliance Edinburgh wants to use real people to challenge people’s perceptions of the city and give them perhaps some insider tips on what else the city has to offer.

The posters will be displayed in key transport and commuter hot spots in other areas of the country to encourage those to travel north to Scotland. Posters will be seen in London’s Gatwick airport, Stansted airport, London’s [Read more]

Leith agency appointed to work on SSE

June 3, 2010 by  

Printing companies in Leith could be gearing up for a busy time now that ‘The Leith’ creative agency in the area has been recently appointed to work on Scottish and Southern Energy’s advertising campaigns. The advertiser is a supporter of the outdoor advertising industry, having run bus campaigns and billboard campaigns in the past, which can be an important source of income for print companies.

There had been rumours in London trade press that Scottish and Southern Energy might be looking at London creative agencies to work with on their advertising campaigns after calling for a pitch that included creative agencies from Scotland and London. The news that they have appointed The Leith as part of its roster is therefore good news for the agency but also the wider advertising industry across the area. As reported in The Drum magazine, Jonny Petrie, brand manager at [Read more]

Leith agency makes shortlist

May 30, 2010 by  

Creative agency, The Leith, has made it onto the shortlist for the ‘Best of Health Advertising’ – national awards that recognises the best in creative work in Healthcare.

There are 26 agencies that have been short listed in the Best of Health awards, which is organised by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising and the Leith based agency is one of them, with their entries included in amongst a total of 111 entries across 22 advertising categories. There had been 334 entries from 50 agencies in total submitted before the shortlist. The shortlist covers campaigns across press, online, direct mail and poster printing.

The IPA Best of Health awards is a well respected creative awards ceremony for media communications aimed at healthcare professionals or messages to consumers about healthcare. The team judging the work are led by [Read more]

Leith poster printing reunites dog with owner

April 27, 2010 by  

Poster printing in Leith isn’t just for businesses looking to promote their latest offers, or deals on their services; it can also be used for really personal reasons too. One recent example of a woman who successfully used Leith poster printing was when 42 year old Jackie Bruce needed to find her lost dog.

Jackie left her Labrador outside a supermarket in Leith while she was shopping – but when she came out the dog had vanished. The dog, named Bess, had been left tied to a lamppost outside of the supermarket while she was inside with her son.

Thankfully, the dog hadn’t been dog napped, nor had she ran away, she had been [Read more]

How many printers know what SAPPHIRE is about?

March 28, 2010 by  

There are still a significant number of people employed in the printing industry in Scotland. But would current employees in, for example, a brochure printing firm in Leith or a litho print company in the middle of Edinburgh, know about the importance of the print and publishing industry to 20th-century Scottish economic, social and cultural development.

About ten years ago three people, David Finkelstein, Sarah Bromage, and Alisair McCleery were involved in an initiative, with collaborative partners Napier University and Queen Margaret University College. The aim of the initiative was to document the history of the Scottish printing industry in the 20th century. The Scottish Archive of Print and Publishing History Records (SAPPHIRE), was a aural history project which [Read more]

Printing firms around Leith for all your printing requirements

February 25, 2010 by  

If you require stationery printers in Leith you should not have much trouble in finding a suitable local print company to suit your needs. There is a choice of print firms in and around the region. Some are bigger firms, handling large production print runs and others are smaller family run businesses offering that personal touch.

For example, local print firm Leith Print & Copy is one of the print companies which could provide all of your printing requirements. They offer digital and graphic printing and can handle anything from business card and stationery printing in Leith, to digital and graphic printing and laminating. The printing company says that digital printing has become the [Read more]

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