Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Communications Over the Wire

A cleverly creative business card communicates the services offered by Wire Media. Designed by Everyone, we letterpress printed in black ink onto both sides of a chunky 700gsm duplex Colorplan stock - bright white to citrine - from GF Smith.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Wayzgoose On The Waverley

There's a fair bit of traffic flowing past our printworks. This grand lady is The Waverley, the world's last ocean-going paddle steamer. We snapped her as she passed at 7 minutes past 10 this morning on her last voyage of the summer season.

A trip on The Waverley was a favourite choice for the annual Wayzgoose of many of Glasgow's printing companies, as it offered all the components of a great day out; entertainment, refreshments, splendid surroundings, beautiful scenery and a convivial atmosphere.

It takes a hefty bit to maintain such a vessel as The Waverley, and she is in need of a bit of support to tide her over the winter months. So, along with Glasgow Press, you can keep her afloat by making a donation here and keep the printers happy for many long years to come.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Brand Spanking Pocapoc

How's this for a great idea from Pocapoc Creative? Order business cards in a thick 540gsm Colorplan board of Pistachio and Bright White. Get a big whack of them printed in ink to match the pistachio with a complementary colour of wild west logo featuring cowboy with lariat, ready to lasso plenty of clients, on the reverse.
Then take them home and set about them with your own personalised rubber stamps and ink pads.
Great fun and very effective. Brand spanking!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Hollywood Comes to Town

World War Z is being filmed in Glasgow this month with some of the action being shot next door to our printworks in The Big Shed.
One of the stars of the movie sauntered by to take a look at some of our letterpress print work. He was very impressed, as was our devil, who looks well chuffed. Awright, big man.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Diane Robertson; d r d

Always nice to print a set - in this case, business card and compliment slip for London based designer, Diane Robertson. drd's creative approach offers a fresh, professional look that will help a company stand out above its competitors.
This is reflected in the agency's own stationery, printed on Colorplan stock from GF Smith.
The business card is a bond of Bright White to Smoke, 540gsm. drd's logo is foiled in white and the reverse of the card is letterpress printed in an ink mixed to match the Smoke side, as is the compliment slip.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011


Smoked Salmon from Scotland is appreciated and enjoyed around the globe. This little card, with rich coppery foil applied to pearly grey stock, celebrates the Scottish smoked salmon scene. Tuck in!

Monday, 15 August 2011

Rosemary Carr; Good to Know

 It's the fine detail that makes this business card for Rosemary Carr outstanding. Design is by Taxi Studio and paper from GF Smith.
White and silver foil is applied to amethyst Colorplan and letterpress printed in co-ordinating inks to bright white, with an eyecatching logo in silver foil.

Rosemary Carr sends compliments via a crisp Colorplan sheet, letterpress printed in two colours of ink with the signature silver foil trademark. Beautiful design, and very good to know!