Posts Tagged 'Design'

May 4, 2018
Transport was never really that much of an issue for me until I moved to Shetland. Now – as I suspect must be the case for just about every other person here ­­­– it is a really big deal. How we get around, on...
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Transport was never really that much of an issue for me until I moved to Shetland. Now – as I suspect must be the case for just about every other person here ­­­– it is a really big deal. How we get around, on and off these islands has a significant impact on our lifestyles and our wallets, so it’s not surprising that hardly a
week passes without transport issues making the front pages of The Shetland Times.

In recent times, many of these afore-mentioned column inches have been devoted to lamenting the hugely inflated cost and unreliability of the airlines which provide our “lifeline” link with the mainland. Personally, I find air travel such a frustrating and dehumanising process, that I’d probably plump for the good old North boat even if flights off Shetland were cheap as chips and ran like clockwork.

Just before Christmas I took part in a Radio Shetland Speakeasy. When asked by host Davie Gardner what I thought Shetlanders could do to challenge the prohibitive cost of air travel, I suggested that everyone should take the boat instead. The rest of the panel laughed, and I realised they thought I was joking. I wasn’t. If Shetlanders voted with their feet and opted to travel exclusively by ferry then surely the airline would have to reconsider its exorbitant fares.

So much for travel on and off the island then. How we get around these islands can be just as controversial. I’d ditch my car in a heartbeat if we had better public transport and cycle lanes. And when I say cycle lanes, I don’t mean a pathetic white line painted down the road.

Well, that’s my transport tuppence-worth. Whatever your views are, we’re confident you’ll find something in this issue to inform, interest and entertain. Happy reading.

Genevieve White
Editor

March 30, 2018

Our latest box order has just been completed and our customer, Burra Bears, is delighted…………

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Our latest box order has just been completed and our customer, Burra Bears, is delighted with their new product.  Of course this is not just a simple corrugated 330mm x 220mm x 220mm kraft box with white print that folds up into a sturdy protective case without the need for gluing, staples or any other means of securing (as we created a die to cut the shape below so there are no joins), NO, for a short time this is a temporary home for a peerie bear as they travel safely from Shetland to a requested world destination to meet their new family who eagerly await their arrival!

 

March 6, 2018

The ultimate holiday guide for your vacation (or staycation) in Shetland is now widely available throughout the island at……….

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The ultimate holiday guide for your vacation (or staycation) in Shetland is now widely available throughout the island at various retail shops, tourist information points and accommodation providers.

It’s bursting with ideas for things to do, stunning photographs of our beautiful islands, a short “what’s on” guide, and a host of Shetland businesses to visit to make your time here as fulfilling and exciting as possible.

We publish and produce Shetland Visitor each year and The Shetland Times are committed to helping promote Shetland to as wide an audience as possible. We are proud to play a part in getting visitors to come to our islands and keep them coming back again. This publication is also used by many locals too and we are very grateful to the many businesses who continue to support the holiday guide.

Our digital edition is available at http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&pubid=796f3e5e-ca49-4f66-a429-0d0cd0290997 and if you are looking for accommodation in Shetland, head to www.shetlandvisitor.com.

We look forward to seeing you here.

February 1, 2018

We want your events to have the very best coverage to make them as successful …………..

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We want your events to have the very best coverage to make them as successful as possible. To help you, we have a variety of print options from tickets, invites, posters, advertising, programmes, souvenir booklets and news coverage that reaches throughout the majority of the local community.

Below are samples of our successful 2018 Lerwick Up-Helly-A’ coverage which we pride ourselves on making as in-depth and wide spread as possible. We’d love to do the same for your events so get in touch with us to discuss your options.

Our goal is to help you let as many people know about, attend, speak about, share information and if applicable, return to take part in it time and time again!

Get in touch by calling or dropping in along for a chat and we’ll talk you through our print options and also tie them into the online options we also provide through social media, online banner and video “top n tail” advertising.

 

 

 

November 29, 2017

We’re delighted our team efforts have been recognised at the recent Scottish Magazine Awards 2017…….

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We’re delighted our team efforts have been recognised at the recent Scottish Magazine Awards 2017 in Edinburgh. Winning the Small Publishing Company Magazine award at this prestigious ceremony is testament to the work our editor, Genevieve White, contributors and design team have put into continually improving our monthly magazine.

Covering all topics to bring our valued readership a taste of what life in Shetland has to offer locals and tourists alike, our drive to provide a magazine that is full of great topics, informative features allied with great photography will step up another gear moving into 2018.

We have more surprises and new ideas that are currently in development which we are excited about sharing with our readers and potential new readers! If you would like a quick look at a sample of our magazine you can view it, at http://subscriber.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/subscribe.aspx?source=4&eid=3cdd8dd4-37b6-4c57-8d95-13e5bc5b431f, and can also subscribe to our digital edition on this page too. Perhaps you know someone who would appreciate a subscription to the magazine as a gift – perfect timing for Christmas.

If you’ve not read Shetland Life recently, it’s definitely worth leafing through our pages to see how it’s changed and we hope you agree the magazine is a great way to keep up to date with life on our wonderful island. And remember to look out for our teasers in the local newspaper prior us bringing you more exciting news about our award winning magazine!

 

November 1, 2017

Shetland is a wonderful place and was recently voted as one of the top three places in the UK……..

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Shetland is a wonderful place and was recently voted as one of the top three places in the UK to bring up children and provide the best quality of life for children in the annual survey from Halifax.

To help you find the best accommodation to suit your holiday while visiting our islands, the Shetland Accommodation Guide 2018 edition is out now and available from VisitScotland’s national visitor information centres as well as Northlink Ferries and Promote Shetland. You can also view the digital version online, view Shetland Accommodation Guide 2018 online.

Packed full of information, including brief holiday facts, travel details and some of the main Shetland event dates, we are proud to produce this annual guide to help promote our islands and participating businesses to both the local and tourist markets.

We hope you enjoy our publication and are inspired to book some of the fantastic accommodation available to further enhance your stay in Shetland.

 

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September 25, 2017

…..asked many locals as the naked (top right) van cruised past. We are delighted with our new van graphics

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…..asked many locals as the naked (top right) van cruised past. We are delighted with our new van graphics and are can now reveal – it’s us, The Shetland Times!!

Promoting our core business of design & print, weekly printed newspaper, monthly magazine and online news portal, we hope our eye-catching graphics (and van colour) get more potential customers talking. And talking to us about utilising all our products and services.

The newspaper brand is very well known but can sometimes lead to our other products and services being overshadowed. The van graphics are to remind all potential clients that our design team and print factory facilities (we have the only commercial print presses on the island) are available to them.

Well designed promotional print products still pack a mighty punch, have an enviable reach and provide great ROI. In this age of multimedia marketing and communication, print retains a number of unique qualities that grab the attention of consumers. By integrating print and online services, we help manage and provide our customers with highly effective cross media packages that can include online advertising, videos and podcast promotions.

We foresee our latest weapon, the green machine, will help us get this message across.

September 22, 2017

Our latest publication, “Enjoy Fair Isle Knitting” is launched today at the Shetland Wool Week. We were pleased……..

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Our latest publication, “Enjoy Fair Isle Knitting” is launched today at the Shetland Wool Week. We were pleased to have worked with author Chihiro Sato from Tokyo who has created beautiful contemporary designs with colourations inspired by Shetland’s nature and atmosphere.

Having been heavily involved in the project from its inception, designing the layout, amending text that was translated, coordinating the logistics of proof reading to printing and binding the project for the requested launch date, we are glad to now share and make this fine book available to you.

With the author’s deep respect for traditional Shetland patterns gained from many visits to the islands, this collection of 18 projects will allow you to share her love of Fair Isle knitting and make it possible to create hand knitted garments inspired by our islands.

The book is packed with fantastic photos, diagrams, patterns and helpful knitting notes and instructions is available now at shop.shetlandtimes.co.uk

We hope you do all enjoy Fair Isle knitting.

 

April 25, 2017
We’ve just produced this academic publication which has been digitally printed as a “print on demand” title. This allows our client to order their required initial print run quantity and...
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We’ve just produced this academic publication which has been digitally printed as a “print on demand” title. This allows our client to order their required initial print run quantity and then re-order smaller quantities (50-100 copies) should this be required.

Print on demand is becoming a popular service for not only academic books but niche publications, personal literary projects or reprints of old titles that have a limited target market. If you are a budding author with a book that you would like to get printed and would like to test potential sales with a short run publication but are unsure of how the process works, give us a call and we will guide your through the various stages of production.

We’d like to thank the editor of Traversing the Inner Seas for kindly leaving us the following review:

First-rate service by Shetland Times throughout the process of printing our latest monograph“.

 

February 6, 2017
If you live in Shetland or you’ve made the great decision to come and visit us, the Shetland Visitor magazine that we produce annually is a must have holiday tool to make sure you make the most of your time when...
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If you live in Shetland or you’ve made the great decision to come and visit us, the Shetland Visitor magazine that we produce annually is a must have holiday tool to make sure you make the most of your time when out and about.

Shetland Visitor is a handy A5 format and has 128pp packed full of ideas for fun days out, trips to take, places and businesses to visit, local area information/tips as well as a “What’s On” guide.

The majority of the photography we use is sourced from local amateur photographers and visitors who have taken the time to visit and see the special sights of Shetland. If you have any relevant scenic photos from your trip visiting Shetland, why not send them into us at info@shetlandtimes.co.uk and we can consider them for our next edition.

We hope you enjoy our Shetland Visitor holiday magazine (digital edition also available at http://edition.pagesuite.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=8fdbecf6-7e57-4f27-a4a1-aadce80606a3).

If you need to book your Shetland holiday accommodation take a look at our guide which contains a vast array of all types of  accommodation at http://edition.pagesuite.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=66598676-c926-4765-9d38-f08bdf25ed69

Have a great time!

 

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