Sustainability 101 – why Irish Print needs to take it seriously.

Sustainability is a hot topic, but what is it? How can it help us navigate the major problems we face as a global community and what opportunities does it have for businesses? In the course of this blog, we will address these topics and hopefully get a feel for how sustainable development can help us work towards a cleaner, more efficient …

Print Media Apprenticeship Renewed

“We are delighted to announce that, as a result of representations made by the Irish Printing Federation, a meeting was held between SOLAS and DIT at which it was agreed that the Print Media Apprenticeship would be granted a one year reprieve. Why does this matter? The Print Media Apprenticeship is the only recognised craft training qualification in the state, …

Election Poster requirements

You might find the following document interesting when it comes to the election material that you are seeing all over the country.  It will definitely be the start of some interesting conversations with the campaigners! ELECTION POSTERS ETC

Your industry needs you!

With the election looming we thought that this might be helpful. Please have a look at the attached postcard that highlights some of the key questions that you might ask election candidates as they land on your doorstep. We would be delighted if you could print this out and keep it by the door – you might even send it …

Salary Survey

Please take a moment to complete our salary survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IPFsal16

Selling Yourself Short?

I’m not much of a salesperson. It’s a tough skill to master, and requires a combination of people skills and hard nosed business sense. I’d rather just mix some inks and calibrate my cutting machine. However, making good sales is how we keep the lights on, and when it’s done right it can be the difference between beans on toast …

Pop Up Advertising

This short video from Newspapers Canada takes a look as some of the ways newspaper printers are collaborating with advertisers to create memorable advertising moments. About half way in there is what can only be described as a full circle moment. Newspapwers have been innovating with increasingly, let’s say ‘imaginative’ ways to push adverts to the front of readers attention, …

Making First Impressions

As a fresh blog, what better place to start when covering the rich and storied world of print than by taking a few minutes to appreciate just how bloody far we’ve all come? Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (Try fitting that on a business card) is the man to whom we owe so much. The father of movable type …