Author: Mary McCabe

sales traning

Excellent Upcoming Sales Course

Have you seen our upcoming Sales Training Programme – Our Price is more than 25% off the RRP for this Course.

Full details on the course available here

The purpose of this programme is to provide the sales team with leading, practical methods of selling in a competitive environment. There are three key deliverables:

· Increase self-awareness and ability to successfully interact with others

· Easily apply proven best practices in selling

· Develop effective personal business disciplines in the areas of: improved communication, time management and assertiveness

Shaping the future of print

Shaping the Future of Print

Intergraf, with the support of Smithers and NOPA (The Nordic Offset Printing Association) is pleased to announce its first speakers for the Shaping the Future of Print Conference.

The event will look at Commercial Print defined as the production of brochures, leaflets and catalogues. Topics covered will include market trends, online-print, environmental aspects and European legislation affecting the sector.  Speakers will come from academia, the European Commission and industry. The conference takes place in cooperation with Smithers, a renowned market research institute for the printing industry who will deliver the market and statistical figures. The conference report including the Smithers market data will be made available to all participants.

Participants attending the conference will hear from printing industry experts, including from industry, academics and the European Commission. A panel discussion will focus on unaddressed advertising and the future of this advertising medium in many European cities. Throughout the day, real-life case studies will be presented to demonstrate the topics discussed, including sustainability.

The first set of speakers announced for shaping the future of print event are:

  • Jannick Schmidt, University of Aalborg (Denmark)
  • Mark Davies, European Letterbox Association (UK)
  • Markus Hofmann, Leonard Kurz Stiftung (Germany)
  • Philippe van Ongevalle, Febelgra (Belgium)
  • Miguel Delcour, KVGO (The Netherlands)
  • Paul Verspoor, Intergraf Environmental Consultant
  • Name TBC, European Commission
  • Name TBC, Smithers

The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rue Ginestre, in Brussels. To attend this event on on 19-21 February 2020, kindly return your completed Registration Form to Annie Scanlan at Intergraf: ascanlan@intergraf.eu. Intergraf has reserved a limited number of rooms at the Crowne Plaza which can be booked through the link provided on the registration form.

Further speakers and organisations will be communicated over the coming weeks. Up-to-date information on the agenda can be found on the event website here.

international print day

International Print Day on 23rd October

International Print Day is a great opportunity to really celebrate what we love about print!

Lets use this day to share and spread our ideas, projects and thoughts on print through our social media platforms.

Each year on International Print Day the global print community comes together on social media to network, exchange knowledge and information, and proclaim their love for print and the people that make it possible by following and sharing using the hashtag #IPD19.

Print fans can support this year’s theme by also including the hashtag #Print2Gether, which celebrates partnerships within the industry and all the relationships from idea to execution that enhance the creativity, quality, and vitality of print.

We would love you to collaborate with us this day and get International Print Day trending worldwide. Read More…

How can I participate? Getting involved in International Print Day is easy and here at Two Sides we’ve created some International Print Day branded factographics for you to download and use on your own social media. We have even got some Twitter friendly videos ready for you to share as well!

Use the #IPD19 and #Print2Gether hashtags to get this event trending worldwide!
Get tweeting, sharing, posting and spreading the word on the world of print. Read more…


To help spread the word and make things easy for you, Two Sides has some informative and shareable content for you to download and share.

Click here to download the #IPD19 factographics

Get tweeting, sharing, posting and spreading the word on the world of print. Read more…
To help spread the word and make things easy for you, Two Sides has some informative and shareable content for you to download and share.

Click here to download the #IPD19 factographics

Membership of Two Sides starts from only £195 per year and there are loads of great benefits – Become a member today!

Irish Printing Federation

diploma in packaging

Diploma in Packaging Technology

Class of 2019 Graduation

On Friday 4 October, Design Print and Packaging Skillnet celebrated the graduation of our 2019 Diploma in Packaging Technology students.

It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements of graduating class with their families and friends and also their trainers.

The Graduation took place in the brilliant National Print Museum.

Sincere thanks to all involved in making it a wonderful event.

Website Update

We are delighted to have updated our website and you can now book courses online.

There is still also the option to email Maureen@dppskillnet.ie to book, and request an invoice.

We will be adding a lot more content to the site, useful links, news and free courses so make sure you check out the new site here.

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