Exhibition & Events: Signage & Promotional Items

We love exhibitions & events here at Firpress! We recently worked with Armstrong Watson on their promotional items & products for their stand at The Cumberland Show.

Items included a customised kids goodie pack holder made from correx for the centre of the tables. Each of these contained personalised Armstrong Watson mini colouring books, which were printed digitally on our digital press! Promotional signage for the event, mini product tags for the toy tractors they were handing out and also a really unique large cow jigsaw! Produced from gloss vinyl prints mounted onto foam ex, these jigsaws went down a storm at the event! A real crowd pleaser!

If you have an upcoming exhibition or exhibition, we would love to hear from you! 

Work Experience: Ollie

Ollie joined Firpress this week from Keswick School for his Work Experience. 

During his week Ollie worked in the Design Studio alongside our Graphic Design team, who set him several briefs to work on. One brief Ollie worked on was to create some pump clip designs for some imaginative new beers for The Tractor Shed (Ollie’s family business).

The final designs he created were amazing, we have shared some images of them below.

Ollie also worked closely with Rob our production manager on the RYOBI press, setting up jobs for print, checking them and also running the machine to print the final print run. Our finishing team showed Ollie all the different machinery we use to produce our finished jobs, such as the guillotine, folder and stitcher. Ollie even jumped in to the delivery van to go on a local delivery run with Claire. 

Ollie has a real eye for design and we were really impressed with everything he produced during his time here. We asked him a few questions about his work experience week, have a read of his answers below:

What did you think working in a design/print studio would be like before you started your work experience?
I really had no idea what it would be like at Firpress.

Which part of working at Firpress have you enjoyed the most & why? 
The design studio because it is a very chill environment and I like that I got to be independent. I also liked going on the press as much as the design studio, as I learned a lot and it gave a sense of achievement.

Which jobs have you enjoyed working on the most? (Tell us a little bit about them below)
I enjoyed the Tractor Shed design as it was good to design something that is for the family business and  I am familiar with the client and the designs currently used.

What have you learned whilst you have been here at Firpress?
One of the things that I learnt was that when printing you have to  make sure that all the colours line up

Have you enjoyed your time here at Firpress?
Yes it was very interesting and the time went by very quickly. 

Do you think you would pursue a career in Graphic Design in the future?
Graphics is definitely an option but I am still uncertain whether I will pursue it.

We would like to thank Ollie for choosing Firpress for his Work Experience Placement, he did a fantastic job and we wish him all the best for his future career!

WE ARE HIRING! Graphic Designer (Full Time)

Due to the continuing expansion of our Graphic Design department, we are looking for an experienced & talented designer to join our ‘Firpress’ Team!

Firpress are the only quality assured printer in West Cumbria, providing quality print & design services for over 30 years.

Our ideal candidate will have a passion and a creative flair for design, be able to use their own initiative and work effectively alongside our existing team.

Your projects will include:
corporate branding, posters, brochures, business stationery, menus, leaflets, banners, exhibition displays, multi page documents, signage,
web & social media marketing updates & more!

Required Skills:

• BA Hons in Graphic Design desired (minimum qualification HND in Graphic Design)

• Working experience of the Adobe CC including Indesign, Photoshop & Illustrator.

• A passion for design.

• Excellent attention to detail.

• Excellent communication skills as you will be dealing directly with customers.

• Good organisation skills, with the ability to prioritise and workto tight deadlines.

37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Salary dependent on qualifications & experience

Please email your CV & recent work examples to: kerri@firpress.co.uk 

Closing date for applications:
Friday 21st June 2019 with a view to an immediate start

CALLING ALL GRADUATES!

Firpress is growing! Are you an upcoming graduate looking for your first job in the design industry? Perfect!

Do you have a passion for Graphic Design and a drive to thrive within an established printers? We are looking for full-time Junior Graphic Designer.

 JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER 

Full-time | 37.5 hrs | Mon-Fri 

OUR STORY 

Firpress opened their doors in 1985 and have been providing a quality printing service to businesses throughout Cumbria for over 30 years. We are one of the only printers in West Cumbria that can offer a truly comprehensive ‘one-stop’ service. We provide a very tailored service which incorporates in-house graphic design as well as printing. 

Our printed products cover a wide range of business needs from letterheads to marketing leaflets, business cards to booklets all printed to a high standard at affordable prices, from concept to completion, all under one roof! 

THE ROLE 

Our ideal candidate will have a passion and a creative flair for design, be able to use their own initiative and work effectively alongside our existing team. Communication is a big part of the job, so you must feel confident enough to contribute to the entire creative process – from initial briefs, to creating artwork, preparing for print and finishing – cradle to grave! 

This is a highly diverse role – every day will be different! You will be working across various projects; logo design, invitations, posters, brochures, business stationery, menus, leaflets, banners, exhibition displays, wedding stationery, labels, large format and much more… 

SKILLS REQUIRED 

• BA Hons in Graphic Design desired (minimum qualification HND in Graphic Design)* 

• Working experience of the Adobe Suite including InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator. 

• A passion for design. 

• Good attention to detail. 

• Excellent communication skills as you will be dealing directly with customers. 

• Good organisation skills, with the ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines. 

• Ability to think outside of the box! 

* Not finished your course yet? Don’t worry – we will happily see you through your qualification on a day release helping you build your skills and portfolio along the way. 

Want to know more about the role? Contact Steph on 01900 68141 or steph@firpress.co.uk 

 To apply please email your CV & recent work examples to: kerri@firpress.co.uk
 Closing date for applications: Monday 17th June 2019 with view to an immediate start 

Join Our Team: Graphic Designer Wanted

JOIN OUR TEAM!

Graphic Designer (Full Time)

Due to the continuing expansion of our Graphic Design department, we are looking for a talented designer  to become an integral part of our ‘Firpress’ team!

Firpress Printers are the only quality assured printer in West Cumbria, providing quality print & design services for over 30 years.
Our ideal candidate will have a passion and a creative flair for design, be able to use their own initiative and work effectively alongside our existing team.
Your projects will include: corporate branding, posters, brochures, business stationery, menus, leaflets, banners, exhibition displays, multi page documents, signage & much more!

Required Skills:

• BA Hons in Graphic Design desired (minimum qualification HND in Graphic Design)

• Working experience of the Adobe CC including Indesign, Photoshop & Illustrator.

• A passion for design.

• Good attention to detail.

• Excellent communication skills as you will be dealing directly with customers.

• Good organisation skills, with the ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines.

• Ability to think outside of the box!

37.5 hours per week. Salary dependent on qualifications & experience

Please email your CV & recent work examples to: kerri@firpress.co.uk 

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 4th September 2018 with view to an immediate start

Cut Vinyl Signage

Cut vinyl signage being prepared in our design studio this morning! Yellow corex shown here with black cut vinyl lettering.

A cost effective signage solution, perfect for exhibitions & events. Cut vinyl can be applied to a wide variety of materials. The vinyl is also available in a range of colours.

If you’d like a price for this service, give us a call on 01900 68141.

Vinyl Banner: St James C of E Infant School

A sneak peek of a vinyl banner in production this morning for St James C of E Infant School in our digital production suite. Cut to size & ready to eyelet.

A fresh look for the logo too, Dave worked his magic on this to give it an updated & modern feel.

Wedding Invitations: AJill & Stuart

A modern & stylish invitation set for Jill & Stuart. Elegant typography combined with gold tones, printed onto card stock with a subtle shimmer. Perfect! 

Photo courtesy of Georgina Harrison Photography

Vinyl Banner: Northern Rail

Striking vinyl banner design for Northern Rail to promote new rail services. Perfect for any location, our banners are strong & weather resistant. High quality full colour printing ensures your banner will stand out from the crowd

Hen Party: Kiss the Miss Board

Got an upcoming hen party? Why not surprise the Bride to Be with a Kiss the Miss board! The perfect addition to any hen party. All the hens kiss the board & leave a little note for the Bride to Be. It can then be popped into a frame as a keepsake.

 

Our Kiss the Miss boards are A3 in size, printed & mounted onto lightweight foamcore with a strut card behind, allowing the board to be freestanding. Prices start from £20 + VAT or you can upgrade to a foiled board from £25 + VAT.

This gorgeous example was for Christie’s Hen Party, using Rose Gold Foil.

Photo courtesy of Beth Faulder Photography