Tracking Hen Harriers
Standard Printers recently had the opportunity to work with a Hen Harrier research programme. The Hen Harrier is one of Ireland's most spectacular birds of prey but unfortunately their numbers are declining. Identity tags are required for each new bird bred into the wildlife. These tags will accompany the birds throughout their lives, allowing them to provide valuable research.
NUI Galway Showcase Competition
In May of this year Standard Printers became a main print supplier to the National University of Ireland in Galway. As part of this achievement, Standard Printers took part in the 2014 Showcase presenting all of the unique print products and printing services that they provide.
One of the highlights of the day was the Showcase Competition, offering the great prize of dinner and a show for two adults at the Trad on the Prom event in the Galway Bay Hotel courtesy of Standard Printers. Four of these prize packages were on offer and the lucky winners are...
• Yvonne O'Hara
• Niamh Connolly
• Máirín Ní Fhátharta
• TO BE ANNOUNCED
That's right, the fourth winner has yet to claim their prize, so it could be you! Be sure to check your email to see if you are the final lucky winner of the Standard Printers NUI Galway Showcase Competition. Good luck.
Digital Print at Standard Printers
Standard Printers are pleased to announce some exciting upgrades to our Digital Printing services.
We have just installed our new digital printing machinery that allows us to print, fold, and stitch books all in one go. This is a great time saving process that is ideal for low quantity runs (under 1000) of reports, brochures and other form of books.
We have updated our existing digital machinery to allow us to print larger size pages. Our maximum print size is now 364mm x 660mm - just short of A2. This brings great benefits in printing larger sized posters without the added cost of using plates. Also, this new format allows us to print three A4 sheets combined and fold them into a great looking brochure at an affordable price.
We are introducing low-cost spot varnishing. This is a great new digital solution for traditional Spot UV Varnishing, known as Clear Dry Ink. With Clear Dry Ink, you can highlight images for visual variety, making them pop off the page; draw attention to headlines and variable text; highlight photos, logos or variable images; create artistic effects; add watermarks and elegance to your digital print project.
Along with these great new updates to our Digital Print facility, we also offer high-quality litho printing for large run print jobs and the very best in sign and display solutions. Call us now to see a demonstration of our great new digital services and print products.
Standard Printers Win at Print Awards
It's a great end to another successful year for Standard Printers! On Friday 29th of November Standard Printers finished in top position in the Carton Packaging category of the Irish Print Awards 2013. Peter Cunningham and Gary Dunne represented Standard Printers at the ceremony in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin, and received the award from Paul Kealy of Ricoh (pictured).
The honour was awarded to Standard Printers for their work in product packaging for international Hair & Beauty Specialists Lifes2good (www.lifes2good.com). In receipt of the award, sales consultant Gary Dunne said "it is a great achievement to win this award in a new sector of our printing business. It is a mark of the hard-work and dedication of our staff, and we hope the future will bring equal success to our continuing development".
Congratulations to all at Standard Printers for this fantastic achievement.
Irish Print Awards 2013
Standard Printers are pleased to announce their recent nomination in the Irish Print Awards 2013, in association with Réalt Paper. This year, Standard Printers were nominated in the Carton Packaging category, for their work with international hair & beauty specialists Lifes2good (visit their website www.lifes2good.com).
This is the second year-in-a-row that Standard Printers have been Irish Print Award finalists, following last years double nomination. The 36th annual Irish Print Awards will take place on Friday the 29th of November in the Crowne Plaza Dublin – Northwood. For more information on the these awards, please visit the website www.irishprinter.ie.
Act For Meningitis Calendar 2014
This week, Standard Printers completed and delivered the Act for Meningitis charity calendar for 2014. The calendar contains 12 original photographs of beautiful Galway scenes, by local photographer Johnathon McDonnell.
ACT for Meningitis is a non-profit organisation based in Galway, Ireland. It was established in 2011 by Siobhán and Noel Carroll, who in 2008 lost their precious daughter Aoibhe – aged 4 – to Meningitis. Since losing Aoibhe, Siobhán and Noel feel that there is an urgent need to increase awareness and educate people of the signs and symptoms of Meningitis.
The calendar will be launched in the coming weeks, and would be an ideal gift for the Christmas season. For more information on the Act For Meningitis charity, visit their website www.actformeningitis.ie
Launch of 'Life Close To The Bone'
Standard Printers took great pride in attending the recent launch of James M Sheehan's memoirs 'Life Close To The Bone'. The book chronicles the professional life of James M Sheehan, co-founder of the Blackrock, Galway, Hermitage and Limerick Clinics.
After much time of writing, James turned to Standard Printers to help him in self publishing his book. From February to June 2013,
Standard Printers and James worked side-by-side to get the book designed and printed to the highest quality. The end result was deemed a great success.
'Life Close To The Bone' summarises the challenges that James endured in establishing the clinics he co-founded, as well as his thoughts on how to deliver an efficient, equitable and progressive healthcare system. We wish James and his family the very best for the future.
For more information on 'Life Close To The Bone' go to www.lifeclosetothebone.com
Children's book to launch in November
This morning Standard Printers welcomed author Sonja O’Brien to view the press print of her new book to be launched in November.
Sonia's publication 'What To Do and Not To Do' is a children's story book, that aims to highlight awareness of the Burren area and it's surroundings. The book is beautifully illustrated by Sonia, and carries a very positive message to children about being responsible for our natural environment. Standard Printers wishes Sonia the very best of luck in the launch of her new book.
Standard Printers Goes Green
At Standard Printers, quality, affordable print, and our environmentally conscious ethos are fundamental in the printing service we offer customers. Our commitment to sustainability has led us to “Chemical Free Platemaking”. This move eliminates the chemical waste while still imaging higher definition plates at faster speeds.
Standard Printers are now reaching the level of ECO friendliness we have always hoped to achieve. We continually review and improve our service to ensure we remain a key partner for our customers.