Posts Tagged 'Pre-Press'

November 2, 2018
It’s often remarked upon that Shetland’s high creative output far exceeds what might be expected from its small population. The amount of musical, literary and artistic activity here does seem disproportionately...
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It’s often remarked upon that Shetland’s high creative output far exceeds what might be expected from its small population. The amount of musical, literary and artistic activity here does seem disproportionately high, and I’ve often wondered why this is. Is it the dramatic land and seascapes which inspire? Does Shetland’s relative remoteness force people to fall back on their own creative resources? Or do the
much-maligned long, dark nights trigger artistic urges?

Whatever its source, the creativity of Shetlanders is just one of the reasons that this is such a great place to live. Take this month, for example. Elsewhere, November is possibly the most “meh” month in the year, but here we have a literary festival (featuring a good few local writers), a bumper Christmas craft fair and two large scale theatrical performances to look forward to. Plenty to nourish the soul and inspire the creative mind.

At present, I’m at the planning stage of our December issue: the stage where an A3 sheet of paper is spread out over my kitchen table, each of its 47 squares a magazine page to fill. This is probably my favourite part of the whole process, as deadlines are, as yet, a distant threat and anything seems possible. Anyway, I digress. The issue I am currently planning has “giving” at its theme. It strikes me that this is something that (along with creativity) Shetlanders are particularly good at. I’m looking to collect stories of unsung heroes in the community, so if any of you can think of any worthy nominees, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Next month’s issue of Shetland Life will be the last that I put together, and I’m delighted to share that Laurie Goodlad will be taking over the position of editor. With ten years of experience in the heritage industry, a passion for Shetland’s history and a wealth of creative ideas, Laurie is sure to take this magazine to some exciting new places.

I’d like to wish all our readers a creative and productive November. See you next month!

 

 

May 3, 2018

Welcome to the 38th Shetland Folk Festival…complete with tunes, laughs and some serious sleepless nights….

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Welcome to the 38th Shetland Folk Festival…complete with tunes, laughs and some serious sleepless nights!!

We’ve completed the official programme and are excited to see such a great line up once again.

We thoroughly enjoy working with the Folk Festival each year to help them promote their event creating full colour flyers alongside newspaper and magazine and online/social media advertising. As we also print The Shetland Times newspaper every week, our coverage of the event alongside any videos we can capture for our news website, helps provide great all round coverage of the event that has become a staple in many a Shetlanders’, returning tourists’ and music fanatics’, yearly calendar.

Having so many visiting artistes and visitors to our islands join in the fun makes it all the more special. You’ll have a great time at this event and we hope you enjoy the programme and can make time to visit the supporting businesses who have advertised within the programme to help support this fantastic festival.

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.

 

 

 

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.

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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June 1, 2016

Shared production and distribution costs provide excellent value for money as well as the leaflet showcases the products and services…..

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It’s time for our Summer Motoring leaflet! Having a few days of nice weather perhaps doesn’t justify calling it summer just yet but it’s easy to justify why readers should shop locally for all their motoring needs as our participating businesses have some great products and services on offer.

Get in touch with them and get great advice and deals.

Distributed as an insert in The Shetland Times newspaper throughout Shetland using our “town and country” option (8400 copies) all participating businesses get the added bonus of access to our 18,360 AIR readership figure (number of adults over the age of 15 in Shetland who read our title).

If you would like to get included  in the next Summer (or Winter) edition of this promotional leaflet give us a call on 01595 742000 or contact us at printing@shetlandtimes.co.uk. The leaflet provides excellent value for money to our clients as we split production and distribution cost equally between participating businesses which makes this a very attractive marketing option.

ADD PRINT, ADD POWER to your promotions.

There are as many benefits to print, perhaps the most important is tangibility and the fact readers have made a conscious decision to put time aside to read without any distractions. With all good publications there’s also a feeling of substance, of stimulating the senses, taking the reader further down the “path to purchase” – that’s always a good route!!


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March 1, 2011

Our pre-press department has the latest Agfa Galileo VXT Computer-To-Plate system (CTP) installed allowing us to deliver precise…

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Our pre-press department has the latest Agfa Galileo VXT Computer-To-Plate system (CTP) installed allowing us to deliver precise image quality in an energy efficient manner. This benefits our clients through the production of sharp, high impact imagery on all of their products.

The CTP system has eliminated the use of photographic film, allows the use of water-based chemicals in all our processes, incorporates a violet-laser imaging head (which lasts for up to seven years) and limits waste, which all helps us greatly reduce the environmental impact of this process.

Please see our pre-press plant list here for complete technical specifications of all our machinery.