Posts Tagged 'Printing'

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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October 20, 2017

We’ve enjoyed working on the Northern Studies publications since 2005 and the 48th edition is…….

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We’ve enjoyed working with The Scottish Society for Northern Studies on their Northern Studies publications since 2005 and the 48th edition is now available. It includes an updated, full colour cover to complement the great academic work contained within this interdisciplinary journal.

This Special Edition:Scotland and Scandinavia in the Early Modern Period is a 96pp, plus cover, A5, PUR perfect bound format and makes a fine addition to the collection.

If you have a book project you would like us to help you produce, we would be very interested to hear from you. We can help project manage the whole process if required and are happy to provide flexible production timetables to keep your publication on track and meet your preferred delivery or launch date.

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

Another packed annual full of patterns, essays from designers and authors as well as information on Shetland’s……

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Another packed annual full of patterns, essays from designers and authors as well as information on Shetland’s cultural heritage that past participants of the event have been asking for makes up this third edition.

To enhance the tactile nature and quality of the annual, the cover is now matt laminated which also offers a higher degree of protection too. We’re sure all knitters will want this edition in their collection to help see them through the forthcoming winter nights and see them through the the next Shetland Wool Week in 2018.

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.

 

September 5, 2017

We are pleased to have completed various orders for the latest product we offer in our design and print portfolio – digitally embossed business cards with……

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We are pleased to have completed various orders for the latest product we offer in our design and print portfolio – digitally embossed business cards with soft touch lamination.

What’s that? – they are cards on which an area/s of print are highlighted and raised providing an embossed look and feel. The soft touch lamination provides a protective, smooth coating to further enhance the cards tactile appeal.

If you want to make the best first impression when meeting new clients, businesses or you just want your company to stand out from the crowd, this product is the one for you! Call in or contact us so we can help guide you through the design process and provide advice on how to make your new business cards keep on working for you long after you’ve handed them over.

Let’s get everyone talking about your organisation. We look forward to meeting with you.

Client Testimonial

We needed new Business Cards, and did some research into some of the online business card websites...After some frustration etc we found that The Shetland Times was quick, efficient, face to face, and cheaper too!.
Thank you Colin and Isobel :-)
Self Catering Shetland

 

May 2, 2017

We’ve been pleased to work with Morrison Construction to keep the Shetland community up to date with progress on the construction of the new Anderson

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We’ve been pleased to work with Morrison Construction to keep the Shetland community up to date with progress on the construction of the new Anderson High School and associated accommodation block in Lerwick.

On the last Friday of every month we product a newsletter which is designed, printed and distributed as an insert within The Shetland Times newspaper to ensure it reaches the majority or the Shetland public, informing them of the latest phase of construction, what’s due to happen next, as well as introducing them to some of the key employees involved in the project.

Having recently produced “Issue 16” we have approximately six issues left to run before the school is due to be finished. We hope all goes well over the next few months and that the school remains on track to be completed on schedule.

If you want to keep your customers or the Shetland community up to date with the latest news from your company call us to discuss how we can help you raise awareness and engagement through the power of print and our unique distribution services.

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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“.

 

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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