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Designer Spotlight – Divine Design

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If you have ever cracked open an Irish home and interiors magazine you have undoubtedly been treated to the subtle pairings of textiles and colours that typify the distinctive style of Divine Design. This award-winning interior design studio divides its attention between commercial and residential clients, applying a rigorous consultation and research process to address the needs of any given project. The … Read More

Stock is dead, long live stock

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Not every project has the budget or timeframe to fly out to the Antartic (or even down the road to Athlone) to get a perfect shot for that flier or landing page. That’s when creative types turn to outside vendors for some help. Enter the humble stock photo. It used to be true that most imagery of this type had … Read More

Company Spotlight – Innovative Print Solutions

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We put a lot of trust in those printers we choose to fulfil our printing needs. That need for trust is further elevated when we are dealing with confidential client lists or sensitive information. Innovative Print Solutions, a member of the Coldridge Group, has built a solid reputation on its unique ability to deliver very specific products and services for those jobs … Read More

“It’s normal to feel this way”

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September 19th might not hold any special place in your memories of the past year, but for the residents of Mexico City, it brought destruction and chaos from which the city is continuing to recover. The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck the region collapsed buildings, cut power lines and took the lives of over 300 citizens. In the aftermath the … Read More

FESPA 2018

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With the end of the year approaching it is time to look ahead to what is coming in 2018 for print and packaging professionals. One of the big dates for 2018 has to be FESPA in Berlin, Germany. The Federation of European Screen Printing Associations will host over 700 vendors next year for four days from May 15 – 18. The … Read More

Designer Spotlight – Steve Simpson

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If there is a word that sums up the work of Steve Simpson it has to be ‘Distinctive’. The Dublin based illustrator’s work is instantly recognisable; the textured, organic shapes jostling with the vibrant lettering to create a colourful tapestry that never loses sight of the need to convey a message but offers endless and delightful details and visual humour. … Read More

Lasting Impressions

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Who would have thought that this late into the second decade of the decidedly fast-moving and screen-focused twenty-first century we would rediscover our love of that most enduring of printing methods; Letterpress? There is really no other method of printing that gives such a sense of firm and immutable permanence. The type is bolder, the paper stock thicker and the impression … Read More

Company Spotlight – Trimfold Envelopes

Trimfold Envelopes

Trimfold Envelopes located, appropriately enough, in Trim, County Meath, are one of the larger envelope suppliers in the country, regularly fulfilling orders that can run into the millions of units. The company plant employs 40 staff in a range of disciplines, covering the entire sales and production process. The sales team works with an in-house design team to deliver customised solutions … Read More

Irish Print Awards – 40 years Strong

Irish Print Awards 2017

The end of the year is still a handful of weeks away, but now that we are into the home straight on 2017 thoughts are turning to awards and accolades. The printing industry is no different in this respect which is why Irish Printer, along with sponsors Canon, are gearing up to present the 40th year of the Irish Print … Read More