Motorists targeted by shock posters

October 15, 2010 by  

A town in Wales has resorted to shock tactics to help reduce the number of children becoming road accident victims as a result of speeding drivers or badly parked cars close to schools. Enlisting the expertise of companies offering poster printing and postcard printing, Glanymor and Tyisha Communities Action Group have used pupils from local primary schools in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire in a series of scenes mocked up to replicate [Read more]

Celebs line up to preserve tradition

October 12, 2010 by  

Businesses that offer postcard printing will be pleased to hear that a host of celebrities are signing up to a British Airway’s campaign aimed at saving the tradition of sending a postcard when on holiday. The airline has launched their campaign in their in-flight magazine, High Life, after a survey found that very few people actually post a card to their friends or family when on holiday. Modern technology has meant that most British holidaymakers use their mobile phones to make contact with those at home, either via text or internet through email or Facebook. In fact, only 1 in 10 of those asked said that they would send a postcard.

BA’s magazine has issued an invite to a host of famous people to design a postcard and an auction will [Read more]

Brochures get into another fine mess

October 7, 2010 by  

Brochure printers will be looking for a repeat order as a tourist board has made an error when it has come to printing a brochure to promote their area. The tourist office in County Durham had commissioned printing materials with a leaflet and map of the area and laid claim to Bishop Auckland being the birth place of Stan Laurel, half of legendary comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. However, Stan Laurel – born Arthur Stanley Jefferson – was actually born in [Read more]

Biker pub officially made a tourist attraction

September 26, 2010 by  

Most pub landlords in and around Leicestershire wanting to promote their various entertainment nights employ the services of companies who offer digital printing in Loughborough and the surrounding area to produce posters to draw the crowds to their establishments. Not so a pub landlord in Leicestershire who runs The Victoria Bikers Pub. With the help of a pub regular who goes by the name of ‘Big Al’ Cayless from Loughborough who helps to organise all the events in the pub to cater specifically for bike enthusiasts, the Council has now been convinced of the attraction of the establishment, enough to put official [Read more]

Shops ‘popping up’ all over UK

June 5, 2010 by  

Pop up shop are really in fashion right now. The recession in the UK has hit the retail industry hard and most high streets will have more than their fair share of empty retail units until estate agents can find companies looking to expand, or new businesses starting up who want to take this space – no easy task at the moment.

Hence, the arrival of pop up shops.

Pop up shops can be a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to road test a new idea or get into a high street to market their products and get consumers to experience their brand on a temporary basis. Fun, innovative and most importantly, cost [Read more]

Largest 3D lenticular display ever in the UK?

May 7, 2010 by  

The film Avatar has already broken records around the world, and now it looks like it’s just broken a new print record as well.

The movie, directed by James Cameron, has already surpassed his own directorial hit ‘Titanic’ in the worldwide box office stakes, in part due to the fact that Avatar is in 3D and 3D tickets cost more for theatregoers. Now it appears that Avatar may have set a new 3D print record too.

Lenticular specialist company Riot of Colour has created a 3D panel that is to be displayed at HMV’s flagship store on Oxford Street, London, to promote the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the movie. The display is believed to be the [Read more]

IPEX 2010 will be mainly digital

March 4, 2010 by  

Recent printing trends confirm a growth in the marketplace for digital solutions. This year’s forthcoming event, IPEX 2010, which will take place at the NEC Birmingham on 18th-25th May, will see digital print as the dominant exhibitor.

Trevor Crawford, the IPEX exhibition director, has revealed that 38% of the exhibition floorspace is booked by digital manufacturers and suppliers with just 26% being taken by presses. Mr. Crawford believes that the market is more positive compared to six months ago and speaks of a ‘new air of controlled optimism’

According to Mr. Trevor Dodsworth, head of product marketing at Cannon Business Solutions, who has doubled its space take-up this year, digital is now a [Read more]

Online news, digital, Litho and the future

March 3, 2010 by  

There is a lot of debate and speculation at the moment about the way that news will be delivered to the consumer in the future. Speculation is being fuelled by the growth of free news sites online and new technological developments in digital print. Many printing companies, for example, typical brochure or catalogue printers, now run a digital facility as well as their litho operation.

Some people are worried that traditional coldset produced newsprint will vanish as a result of these new developments, whilst others believe that the newspaper format is here to stay. For example, Sir Harold Evans, former editor of The Sunday Times, believes there is plenty of life left in [Read more]

Adobe reiterates support for print industry

January 31, 2010 by  

Adobe, the major US software company and makers of Acrobat, recently closed down its Print Service Provider partner programme. This caused concern within the print industry over whether Adobe was really committed to the print and graphic arts industry – concerns that Adobe was quick to address.

Adobe UK’s John Cunningham stated that Adobe’s decision wasn’t in any way a sign that Adobe wasn’t committed to the print industry and the print market is of vital importance to Adobe.

Cunningham stated:

It’s really just that the official programme, which was created to help with the transition to InDesign, is no longer [Read more]

Police request help of print industry to combat fake IDs

January 4, 2010 by  

The British police force are asking for the help of the UK print industry, and printing companies up and down the length and breadth of the country, to help them combat the creation and printing of fake ID cards.

The police are hoping that the manufacturers of the specialist printing equipment that is used to create fake IDs will assist them in monitoring who has access to it and what it is being used for. The equipment can be used to produce fake ID cards and even passports, when in the wrong hands.

The police are asking that manufacturers and distributors create profiles of their [Read more]

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