Posts Tagged 'Design'

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 3, 2017
This year’s Wordplay festival looks set to be one of the best yet. With a first-class guest list performing readings, panel discussions, children’s sessions and book signings along with several events for aspiring...
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This year’s Wordplay festival looks set to be one of the best yet. With a first-class guest list performing readings, panel discussions, children’s sessions and book signings along with several events for aspiring writers, it should be an invigorating few days. What a perfect way to lighten up what can otherwise be a dank and dreary month.

Although Wordplay may be our annual literary highlight, I think it’s fair to say that Shetland is a great place for lovers of literature to live, having year-round events for bookworms and budding writers.

Shetland Library plays a crucial role in helping to create a lively and lightsome culture around reading and books. It is a place very close to my heart. When my children were small, the library was our second home, and we were always given a warm welcome by the lovely members of staff (even being offered a lift to the Gilbert Bain when my son attempted some impromptu shelf-abseiling and split his ear open). When my toddlers were having a crabbit day, the promise of a trip to the library usually got them into a more reasonable frame of mind. Fast forward ten years, and it still has a second-home status, although the children like to make their own way there now … Hopefully, our feature will give you a flavour of the warmth and liveliness of this very special place.

On arriving in Shetland, I was struck by how local writing talent was so well nurtured through writing groups and mentoring schemes. This supportive climate has allowed some exceptional talent to bloom. These islands have produced no shortage of writers, as a flick through this magazine will tell you: from the rapidly rising star of Malachy Tallack, to well-loved poets and novelists on the local literary scene, to up-and-coming writers such as Sally Huband (who speaks about her experience of winning a Scottish Book Trust New Writer award).

Of course, writing is just one type of craft at which Shetlanders do very well. This being November (craft fair time) we have some crafty offerings of a different type too. If only the rules didn’t prevent me from entering this month’s competition! I will be seriously envious of anyone who wins the hamper of craft goodies we have up for grabs. Continuing the craft theme, we have the tracks of Wendy Inkster’s life, and a meet up with the maakers and yaakers of Anderson High school.

Of course, literature and knitting are by no means mutually exclusive, as the book Reflection Apo Hands so gracefully proves. It was a privilege to meet Laura Whittall and Ann Williamson to speak about the inspiration behind this project. As Ann pointed out, what could make a better stocking filler than this beautiful book? (Apart from the December Shetland Life that is.)

There are loads of delights to look forward to this month: not just Wordplay, but ballet performances, theatre productions and so much
more. Enjoy.

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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October 6, 2016

Have you seen the latest Shetland Recreational Trust annual report? It looks………………….

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Have you seen the latest Shetland Recreational Trust annual report?

It looks fantastic with the four cover images having been “spot UV varnished” to make the pictures pop out. This type of specialist finish also increases the tactile nature of the reading experience too. The inner pages have been designed to pull through the angled boxes on the cover and we’ve had excellent feedback from our client.

If you want your next publication or promotional project to include an element that makes it stand out from the crowd, give us a call. We will provide suggestions and design ideas to incorporate into your printed material that will make it more attractive, memorable and get noticed.

Contact us by dropping in along, calling us on 01595 742000 or by e-mail, printing@shetlandtimes.co.uk. We look forward to your call.

 

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August 1, 2016

The Shetland Craft Trail and Makers booklet for 2016/17 has been well received after distribution throughout the isles and…………

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The Shetland Craft Trail and Makers booklet for 2016/17 has been well received after distribution throughout the isles and further afield.

The booklet, printed in the new 148 x 148mm format that has proved to be a successful update for the Shetland Arts & Crafts association, provides details and imagery of the quality assessed products from throughout Shetland. Businesses from Unst to Fair Isle create work for sale often inspired by the their environment, culture or indigenous materials for galleries and customers worldwide.

We are happy to help play our part to assist and promote local business in raising awareness and interest in their goods through quality print.

 

 

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July 18, 2016

We recently received a request to design and provide Ocean Kinetics with a variety of promotional material to showcase…..

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We recently received a request to design and provide Ocean Kinetics with a variety of promotional material to showcase their services.

The meeting with their team allowed us the opportunity to offer them one of the new products from our range, digitally embossed business cards with soft touch lamination, alongside a pull up banner and promotional flyers.

If you are looking for continuity to help identify and run throughout your full corporate promotional range please give us a call. Whatever you need designed and printed to help get your business noticed, we are happy to assist.

We were very pleased to receive the following testimonial:

I can’t recommend The Shetland Times enough – they provide a professional, cost effective service in a time frame that many other printing providers could not match.
The Shetland Times staff are on hand at every step to help and offer advice and were more than happy to assist with any and all of our last minute changes.
Our business cards, promotional flyers and banner were all delivered ahead of schedule and we were very happy with our final products.
We will definitely be using The Shetland Times for our future projects.

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