Month: February 2014

Billy Murray gets Local UTV Unsung Hero Award

00News February, 14

Kickboxing former world champion Billy Murray was floored Tuesday night (18th Feb 2014) when UTV barged into the east Belfast ProKick gym whilst Murray was teaching. Host of the UTV’s Magazine programme Sarah Travers presented Murray with a People’s award for local unsung hero’s.

You will be able to see the shocked Murray when the story will air in the next week or so on UTV’s magazine programme every Friday evening.

The kickboxing lynch-pin Murray was shocked but honoured: ” Wow, I didn’t see that coming and genuinely had no idea what was going on. Suddenly the door opened and a TV camera crew walked in to the gym.  I was about to yell get out, as I don’t like being interrupted when I’m teaching. It was a good job I didn’t and made an exception. I truly was totally blown away that someone would think to nominate me for a people’s award. I’m totally shocked and over whelmed, thanks to all involved.”

Source: Pro-Kick

Peninsula Print & Design embraces new packaging opportunities

00Offers February, 14

At Peninsula Print & Design we have been embracing new packaging opportunities with FFEI’s RealPro Toolkit for prepress. Below is their experience of our teams working together:

Peninsula Print & Design significantly improves productivity and job accuracy with FFEI’s RealPro Toolkit prepress plugins for Adobe Illustrator
FFEI Ltd the global developer of award-winning digital imaging solutions, today announces that Peninsula Print & Design – a leading commercial print company – has significantly improved productivity and job accuracy since introducing RealPro Toolkit into its packaging prepress cycle.

According to Neil Frazer, Peninsula Print & Design, General Manager, the company moved towards FFEI’s innovative software to help grow its packaging division by automating a series of pre-press tasks that were affecting productivity and accuracy:

“We set up the new packaging division 2 years ago to address the growing need for shorter packaging print runs. In the early days we were happy to spend the time manually completing pre-press tasks, but as the business grew we needed to automate these tasks – RealPro Toolkit was exactly what we needed” says Neil.

RealPro Toolkit is a feature-rich software suite of tools designed to overcome the challenges of labelling and packaging pre-press tasks. Consisting of over 12 modules, the software addresses specific pre-press workflow requirements such as nesting, file editing and preparation, colour management, trapping and step and repeat tasks.

Aaron McBride, Pre-press Manager at Peninsula Print & Design, tested the software with a free, 30 day license.  “I was impressed by how user friendly the software was. Following just a 15-minute online demonstration, I was able to confidently start using it. As an Adobe Illustrator plug-in it is very user friendly – no training required and works seamlessly with our Agfa system.”  Aaron continued.  “Toolkit also offered great value for money compared to alternative products, as we could pick and choose the modules we needed, such as nesting. Our operators can now quickly, easily and accurately nest a number of jobs onto an B2 sheet ready to print.”

Peninsula Print & Design have also taken on RealVue 3D Packager, which offers a fully interactive, animated 3D visualisation of a packaging design. “Our clients love it! We are able to share with them 3D files of their packaging design to review and approve before a physical mock up is commissioned.”

Peninsula Print & Design was established in 1986 and works with a range of clients, including small and medium sized businesses, corporate clients, and the public sector.  Based in Newtownards, County Down, Peninsula Print employs 64 staff, including an in-house design studio, production operatives and a team of warehousing and delivery staff. The company is owned and managed by Gary Withers.

“Our company mission is simple – to provide a highly cost-effective printing service with the very best turnaround times and the benefit of expert advice. Does this approach work? We believe it does, but don’t just take our word for it,” concludes Frazer.

FFEI will be demonstrating RealPro Toolkit and RealVue 3D Packager on stand F6 at this month’s Packaging Innovations show, at the NEC, Birmingham from the 26th-27th February.