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Category: Print & Production

Branded packaging

July 2015

Branded packaging With Pebblechild it’s simple. When you purchase a Pebble product, you are helping poor women in Bangladesh support their families and keep them together. Helping women out of poverty and putting smiles on faces worldwide! The company makes beautiful toys and creates dignified employment. Hathay Bunano aims to provide employment which fits in […]

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Promotional POS design

April 2015

  Point of sale POS design Design Inc was pleased to be recently invited by Jeeves of Belgravia to pitch for the provision of a year-long schedule of integrated marketing. Our creative pitch included some creative ideas for promotional POS campaign work for the high-end dry cleaning-plus brand. Amongst the designs we presented was the […]

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Company magazine design

June 2014

Company magazine design & newsletter publishing is now multi-channel, multi-media and multi-platform. Corporate publishing is on the up. Moreover, it’s a great way to keep your customers, employees and stakeholders engaged. Encouraging a sense of community,continuity and advocacy through relevant content – is king. Once created, content can be designed, published, fed, downloaded, streamed or […]

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A print solution service to match the creative aspiration

August 2012

When a client briefs a media neutral agency to produce the most effective delivery vehicle or vehicles for delivery of their product or services’ campaign proposition, they are at once relying on that agency’s ability to provide a print solution service to match. Quality in strategy and media planning, quality in design and creativity must […]

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‘Experience’ Design Inc creative print design services for TAG Farnborough Airport

December 2011

TAG Farnborough Airport recently commissioned Design Inc print design services for the creation of their new flagship brochure. Our briefing included at its heart the need for compelling representation of the truly inspirational architecture and unique passenger and operator ‘experience’ that awaits private aviation travellers and crew when using TAG Farnborough Airport. An award-winning airport […]

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Specialist Print Management Delivered

November 2011

Special creative projects require specialist print management Most of our long-term marketing and design clients look to us to provide specialist print management for the production of their integrated campaign deliverables. This is a value-added benefit for them as we handle all print elements on their behalf. This specialist print management service can often mean […]

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3D Photography

April 2010

Achieve amazing photographic results with HDR As part of a photography proposal currently being written, Design Inc are suggesting this rather interesting, but widely underused photographic technique which really brings images to life. HDR (high dynamic range) imaging, gives a larger dynamic range of luminances between the lightest and darkest areas of a photo and […]

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Printing on Recycled Paper – Our Chance to Help Ourselves and the Planet

April 2010

You may have heard the term “FSC Accreditation/Certification” used by print companies previously but not fully understood it’s meaning and benefits to the environment, below is some information of the processes involved in trying to be a ‘green’ company. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation established to promote the responsible […]

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What paper weight gsm should you use to print on?

March 2010

GSM or Grammes Per Square Metre is the measurement used when weighing paper sheet sizes. Although any weight of paper can be used for any printed item, there are generally a few unwritten guidelines we follow in order to make sure the finished product is suitable for its purpose. For example, if you printed a […]

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Changing Faces – image retouching & manipulation

March 2010

It is said that beauty is eye of the beholder. Or perhaps that should be ‘…in the eye of the beholder after a lot of photo manipulation’! Marketing communication tools such as company brochures, website design, direct mail, advertising campaigns, etc all rely on promoting the right message to the right people at the right […]

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A1, A2, A3, A4 learn about paper sizes, if you’d like to know more

March 2010

Everyone uses standard paper size terms but do you they understand what they mean and why? International Standard (ISO 216) specifies paper sizes used in most countries in the world today (except for the US and Canada which uses its own sizing standard) and the development of these paper size ratios can be dated back […]

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Print Finishing Methods – Lamination and Spot UV Varnishes

January 2010

Printing “finishes” such as lamination and Spot UV varnishes are used to increase both the perceived value and quality of a printed item (such as a brochure, folder or data sheet) and also provide ink-protection. Depending on the desired result and project budget, each of the print finishes has it’s own pros and cons and […]

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Lights, camera, reaction!

December 2009

Combining image, sound and movement is proven to emotionally engage an audience – if you can also provide clarity of information for your users to act upon – then you have both hearts and minds covered. It’s probably the ambition of every company to have dynamic movement on their website. Whilst a static picture does […]

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New Custom Corporate Leather Portfolio Folders, Maintaining Your Brand Identity At All Times

November 2009

  Clients looking for luxury-look & feel, quick turnaround and most importantly, cost-effective folders have turned to Design Inc. for support and expertise in this area. We have seen a real increase in demand for these types of folders which are ideal for conferences, presentations or as business gifts.   The folders themselves are made […]

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Design Inc. picks up where Metal FX metallic inks leaves off

October 2009

Anyone who has looked to enhance their corporate identity through professional creative design may be familiar with the Metal FX metallic ink printing process (which is basically the over printing of full colour inks onto silver ink to create a knew metallic depth to standard CMYK colours). Not all however, may know that the Metal […]

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364 tomorrows

October 2009

It’s that time of year again, the nights are drawing in and a marketer’s thoughts turn to the festive season, entertaining, parties, glamour and of course calendars. Ask yourself…. How can my brand be front of mind for all my clients 365 days a year without spamming them daily? How can I thank my clients […]

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How Coated and Uncoated Paper Stocks Affect Printed Colours

October 2009

Coated and uncoated paper stocks are easily distinguished by their appearance. A coated paper has a shimmer to its surfaces and will feel smooth and waxy to the touch, whereas uncoated papers appear matt and will feel rougher or grainier to the touch. Deciding which type and finish of paper to use for a print […]

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Print Finishing Methods (Binding)

October 2009

A multiple page printed document such as a brochure, book or booklet will require finishing to ensure the best possible look and feel. The actual method of finishing a brochure is known as binding and although there are many methods we thought it might be of help to list some of the more popular ones. […]

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The HP Indigo 5500 digital printer and GF Smith papers are a perfect match

October 2009

“I need a small print run, on a high end luxury feel paper stock, my budget is tight and I need it now!” This is a common phrase found in the estimating department at Design Inc, but not one that causes much alarm anymore. Not every client needs 10,000 printed, nor do they have the […]

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What is an Artworker?

August 2009

Many people often ask this, so what role does an Artworker play in a design agency? An Artworker basically takes the creative design concepts from the designer, tidies them up or reworks the design to create an entire document, fixing colours, typography, consistencies, etc and making the file print ready. A good eye for detail […]

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