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Technical Issues: Email

We are currently experiencing some technical issues with one of our email accounts.

If you receive an email from Firpress with a ‘we transfer’ link please delete the email and do not open it or click any links within the email.

We are currently working to resolve the issue, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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 

Woodland Trust

Woodland Carbon is a scheme created by the Woodland Trust, the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity, to plant more trees in the UK. 🌳

Between October & December 2018 Firpress helped create 322.50m² of new native woodland in the UK to remove 12,900kg of Carbon Dioxide.

COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT!

Thank you to all who entered, we had some amazing photos submitted and it was a difficult choice selecting the winning images.

Congratulations to:
Matt Philips
Lucy Thompson
Linda Stephenson
Jeff Wilson
Wendy Owen
Nick Landells
Ben Hobson
David Lister

All winners will receive a printed & mounted copy of their winning photo(s) plus 10 copies of the 2019 Charity Calendar with a personalised cover

Calendars will be on sale shortly, proceeds to Hospice at Home West Cumbria & West Cumbria Carers. Please purchase a copy and support these fantastic charities.

Join Our Team: Print Finisher (Full Time)

Firpress is looking for a hard-working individual to join our busy print finishing department.

DUTIES TO INCLUDE:

• Operation of print finishing machinery including: guillotine, booklet making, machine folding, industrial lamination and other pieces of automated machinery

• Sign making on a variety of medium including: vinyl, dibond, correx & foamex

• Finishing of pvc banners and pop up display systems

• Hand work to finish and package our printed products

• Preparation of pallets or boxes for courier despatch

• Monitor stock levels

SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES:

• Be methodical and well-organised

• Have excellent mechanical and problem-solving skills

• Work to a high degree of accuracy, even when working to a deadline

• Pay close attention to detail

• Have good communication skills

• Be able to follow instructions closely to achieve the right result

• Have a calm manner and work well under pressure

• Be a good team player

• Experience preferred, not essential as full training will be given

• Full Driving Licence required

HOW TO APPLY:

Please download an application pack by clicking HERE.
Application forms should be returned by Sunday 30th September 2018.

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.

2019 Charity Calendar: Photography Competition

CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS! 

We are looking for a selection of stunning photographs to feature within our 2019 Charity Calendar. This year, our theme is ‘West Cumbria’. We are looking for 13 eye-catching images highlighting the beauty of West Cumbria.

All profits from the sales of the calendar will be split between 2 local charities, Hospice at Home West Cumbria & West Cumbria Carers. Our calendars are used by businesses & individuals throughout Cumbria, so it is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your skills & gain an extra bit of recognition.

To enter, please email your photograph(s) to paul@firpress.co.uk.

Prizes

Winning photographers will have their image featured in our 2019 Charity Calendar. They will also receive 5 printed copies of the calendar plus a mounted A3 or A2 photographic print of their winning entry. 

Terms & Conditions

  1. Closing date for entries –  Tuesday 31st July 2018.
  2. Entries must be landscape in format and submitted at high resolution (ideally 300dpi).
  3. Please include your full name, contact details and also the location where the photograph was taken.
  4. Please note that all photos submitted must be your own work. It is the photographers responsibility to ensure that the images were taken with the permission of the subject and that they do not infringe on any copyright laws.
  5. There will be 13 winners (the cover photo and one for each month of the calendar). Each will receive 5 printed copies of the calendar plus a photographic print of their winning photo, printed at A3 or A2 size & mounted onto foamcore.
  6. The decision of our judges is final.

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