Firpress & The Woodland Trust

As the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, The Woodland Trust are the leading voice for woods and trees. They campaign to protect precious ancient woods, restore the ones that are damaged and fight for those under threat. The Woodland Trust create new native woodland around the UK with the help of communities, schools, organisations and individuals.

Firpress Printers work with the Woodland Trust to create new native woodland in the UK. From July – September 2015 Firpress Printers has helped to create 300.36m2 of new native woodland in the UK. We are extremely proud to be part of this ongoing project.

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For more information on The Woodland Trust please visit their website.


West Cumbria Credit Union

We recently worked with John Bailey on a re-design for the West Cumbria Credit Union logo. We designed their original logo many years ago for ‘Allerdale Credit Union’, the name has since changed to ‘West Cumbria Credit Union’ so they felt it was time for a re-brand and a logo re-design.

John wanted an instantly recognisable logo, incorporating the fells and water to represent the Lake District. Daniel was working on this project and after much consideration he opted for an outline of Blencathra Saddleback, utilising green and blue shades to represent the fells and water. He selected a clean, modern typeface, adding a touch of italics to ‘West’ to add emphasis.

West Cumbria Credit Union

John wanted to include the website address within the logo, so we added that underneath and we added round corners to the whole logo to soften the look.

John and the team were really pleased with the final logo, it will be used online as well as on all printed promotional material. He tweeted about the project, saying “15 years working with Firpress and they still compete on cost, give top quality advice and deliver on time. First Class visuals … always!”

First Impressions Really Count

We recently had the pleasure of working with Dianne Richardson for a large curved exhibition stand for Balfour Beatty. Dianne wanted to display some key information about Balfour Beatty, alongside some imagery. She was keen to create a dramatic impact with the design.

Exhibition stands are designed to draw viewers in, encouraging them to approach your stand to find out more information. We initially looked at utilising a white background, but opted for a blue graduated background as it catches the eye and stands out in a room. We arranged the imagery in circles, connecting them together to highlight the different areas which Balfour Beatty work within.


Dianne was really pleased with the end result, the exhibition stand looked fantastic and really stood out from the other display stands at the event.

You can find out more information about Balfour Beatty by visiting their website.

If you have an upcoming event that you would like a display/exhibition stand for, please get in touch with us on 01900 68141, contact us on live chat or via our contact page.

Cooking Up A Storm

It’s essential that recipe/cookbooks are easy to read & the instructions are easy to follow. Elton got in touch with us to discuss a recipe book he was planning to produce. The book was to be targeted at a younger audience, so he wanted to create an attractive, trendy design that would draw in the reader and hold their interest.

Our senior designer Steph worked with Elton to create a fun, dynamic style for the recipe book, utilising background textures, hand drawn typefaces and sketchy illustrations. She added in some ‘Top Tip’ sections, made to look like they had been stuck onto the page with tape and added some photographs of the meals, attached with a coloured paper clip. Each recipe was given its own colour coding, making it easy to locate the chosen recipe.Recipe BookOnce printed, the recipe books were gloss laminated and wire bound down the left hand edge, we produced & delivered them in time for their launch event. 

Elton was delighted with the final product, commenting: 

“The recipe book looks brilliant! The idea of different colour for each page/recipe is excellent. I really can’t believe how fast you’ve done this – its remarkable”