FESPA 2018

FESPA expo

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

Steve Simpson in his studio

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

letterpress

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

We are making plans and taking notes

planning

The Design, Print and Packaging Skillnet is currently piloting a new approach to creating relevant and timely posts and articles focusing on the SME sector of our industry. Starting today we intend to bring you something fresh every Monday – Friday (We’re going to cheat and count this post for today). Sometimes we will use this space to highlight new … Read More

National Print Museum workshops

workshop

If you haven’t been to one of these already do yourself a favour and book one soon.  Held in the museum itself the friendly staff and lovely surroundings will transport you back to a different time. Upcoming workshops include: NOV 05 – INTRODUCTION TO LINOCUT PRINTMAKING WITH CAROLINE BYRNE NOV 19 – INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING WITH CAROLINE BYRNE NOV 26 … Read More

Masters in Professional Practice (Design and Print) graduation 2017

Masters in Professional Practice design and print - Graduating class 3017

The 2017 class graduation. This course is the perfect way to develop your strategic skills and gain a Masters in just one year. The Design, Print and Packaging Skillnet is dedicated to helping you develop your skills and gain personal and professional recognition. To that aim, this highly regarded programme has three major advantages over other taught Masters: 1. Taking … Read More

New Skillnets Videos – Enjoy!

THE BETTER TRAINING, BETTER OPPORTUNITIES STORY THE YOU DO BUSINESS, WE DO TRAINING STORY   We have created two new video shorts for the network to advertise the benefits that can be achieved by training with DPPSkillnet. Take a look for yourself Masters Programme and our video about our Job Seekers Support Programme. A HUGE thank you to those who helped out with … Read More

Skill up for survival!

paddle

Strategic Skills for owner managers Strategic skills are urgently required for owner managers in all industries.  If you run and own your own business you need a wide range of skills to stay on top of your game.  We are providing specific training to owner managers to give you the strategic knowledge to make the most of your business opportunities. … Read More