Category: News

2018 LOOK! Local Rate Card Launched

00News January, 18

Look Local Rate Card CoverWe have just launched the 2018 advertising rate card for the bigger and better LOOK! Local magazine which is now distributed to over 18,000 homes and business locations in the Newtownards and Ards Peninsula areas.

The 2018 rates include very generous multiple edition ad booking discounts, and we have also joined up with Ards Chamber of Trade to offer a discount to any of its members placing ads in the publication.

LOOK! Local is an excellent and cost-effective way to reach out and promote your product, service, event or organisation to the Ards area community.

Demand for space is high, so act promptly to reserve your preferred format. You can arrange your booking by contact Roger Barnes, Advertising Manager. Email: or telephone: 07786 082435.

Click Here to download a copy of the rate card.


Peninsula Print & Design gives an early Christmas present to Sound Asleep Beds

00News December, 17

(l-r) Chantal Smyth from Peninsula Print & Design presents Denise McLernon from Sound Asleep Beds with her Prize VoucherChantal Smyth, Sales Manager with Peninsula Print & Design nipped in to play Santa’s little helper last week when she dropped off an early Christmas present to Sound Asleep Beds in Newtownards.

Sound Asleep had been randomly selected as the winning entry in a prize draw run by the print company based in the North Road Business Park, associated to its 2017 customer satisfaction survey.

Peninsula Print & Design which has been offering lithographic and digital print services across Ireland for over 30 years, has embarked on a strategic review of operations to help shape its way forward in terms of developing an enhanced product and service portfolio offering to its extensive client base throughout Ireland and beyond.

As an initial step in this strategic review, Peninsula Print & Design issued the electronic survey to its existing customers to solicit feedback on current performance standards. The company was delighted to find that overall, nearly 93% of respondents listed themselves as either ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with their offerings.

Denise McLernon from Sound Asleep Beds was one of those respondents and wins a voucher giving discount off future services as a way to say thank you for taking the time to participate.

Click here to visit the Sound Asleep Beds website.

Help us to improve our quality of service to you our valued customers

00News November, 17

Peninsula Print & Design is currently carrying out a review of its products/services offering in order to improve the levels and quality of service we can provide to you our valued customers…

To that end, we would welcome any feedback customers can give us on our current range of product and services and levels of customer service provided to you. We would also be grateful for your input in relation to potential areas of future development within our company.







We recognise that your time is valuable, so as a thank you, everyone who takes the time to complete the survey will be automatically entered into a prize draw (providing you wish to be entered), where ONE lucky winner will receive a voucher entitling them to a discount of £150 off a future order with Peninsula Print & Design (terms and conditions apply).

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Peninsula Expands to Help You Build Bigger & Better Brands

00News October, 17

Geoff ScottPeninsula Print and Design Limited are delighted to announce that Geoff Scott BA (Hons), DipM, MA, has recently joined our team as our new Branding & Marketing Associate.

Geoff is a highly creative, resourceful and impacting branding and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in both the private and community/voluntary sectors.

Geoff is an expert at devising and delivering unique and engaging brand identities and focused and informative marketing collateral that captivate and convert audiences to action.

As part of our drive at Peninsula Print & Design Limited to continuously improve and evolve our design service offering, we have engaged Geoff to make his expertise available to any of our existing or new clients wishing to embark on a brand development exercise or who may be in need of consultancy input on a particular marketing/communications initiative.

Throughout his previous employment, Geoff has led on the development and implementation of countless marketing resources and outputs, everything from websites, brochures, magazines, leaflets and reports to corporate stationary, supporter magazines, signage, corporate clothing, promotional resources, vehicle livery and point of sale/display items.

A particular skill and passion of Geoff’s is branding. Having been in the almost unique position of spearheading client-side the rebranding of no less than four local organisations, Geoff has accumulated a wealth of hands-on knowledge and experience in the development, introduction and embedding of new identities.

Over the next few months Geoff will also be engaging with us at Peninsula Print & Design Limited to carry out an audit of our own identity to help our brand become bigger and better than ever before. So stay tuned for some exciting new developments in our own marketing activity coming up in the near future.

If you would like to have a conversation with Geoff about maximising the potential of your current brand or devising the perfect identity for your new enterprise or project, you can reach him by email at: or give him a call on: 07557 356152.

Brochure Design Tips

Creating a Great Brochure – Design Tips

60Brochure, Design Tips, News April, 16

Brochure Design Tips

So now you know what you want to say and you have decided to create a brochure as a medium to get your message across, what is the next step?  There are countless different styles of brochures being created by designers filling up mailboxes across the country every day.  So here are some brochure design tips to help you out:


1.  Clarity – paint a clear and concise picture

Use plain language.  Keep it simple, in wording and design.  This will allow images, words and themes to convey the intended meaning without confusion.


2.  Less is More – simple shapes and bold colours

Simple shapes and bold colours make for an effect that has impact.  For example a bright yellow circle against a deep blue background creates a pop, draws the eyes and is not to busy.


3.  Subtle – But make it stand out

The goal is to have your brochure stand out.  Instead of having basic square cornered pages, a subtle change for example, rounded corners can create a unique subtle feel.


4.  Texture & Material – different to the touch

Having a texture that literally feels different to the touch is a great way to communicate rather than just the visual.  Furthermore using recycled or industrial type papers can help promote the business, service or purpose of the brochure depending on the type of business being represented.


5.  Break the Norm’ – separate from the Crowd

The vast majority of brochures open like a book.  Why not try using a brochure that flips up like a calendar or a trifold that opens for the top or bottom.  Make it your goal to separate yourself from the crowd.


6.  Variety – different strokes for different folks

There is no law stating that each group of brochure must be the same.  It maybe a good idea to use different styles of brochure depending on your audience or where the brochures are being distributed.


7.  Typography, Typography & Typography

The strongest form of communication available are typographic options.  Angled words, photo enhanced words and word images are all great ways to stand out and voice your message.


8.  Themes – Corporate Branding

Most businesses, groups and other organisations have a logo and a colour scheme that helps people to identify them. Incorporating this into the theme of the brochure can help promote as well as give instant recognition to who you are.


9.  Use an Excellent Printer

If the brochure layout, content and design is perfect.  What a shame it would be to finally start producing brochures only to have colours faded, words that are not perfectly edged or bleed.  A polished product will say volumes.  Choosing the correct brochure printer needs to be given a lot of consideration in the process of the final product.


10.  Hire an Excellent Graphic Designer

Graphic designers are experts in they will provide assistance, knowledge and information. So unless you are an expert in this subject it is wise to get professional help. The cost involved in creating, printing, and mailing brochures is expensive so you do not want to waste money on an ineffective marketing campaign.


To Conclude

Think through the process, try different layouts and get feedback wherever possible. It is always better to produce quality as opposed to quantity when talking about brochures and brochure design. It is my name, my business, service, etc. that I’m putting out there, I want it to be right. These tips will help, and feel free to get creative, remember you are putting yourself out there and you want wear your best suit, your best dress…in other words – your best you.

Print Price Booklet

2017 Pricelists now available

00News January, 16

With new lower prices and extra services including WEBSITES.
( Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and UK )

• Stationery • Leaflets • Folders • Pull-Up Banners • Adhesive Labels • PVC Banners • Exhibition Backdrops & Displays • NCR Books & Pads • Flyers / Leaflets • Posters • Envelopes & Bound Books


Contact a member of our sales team (see below)

today for your FREE copy
U.K. / N.I. 028 9181 4125 or R.O.I. +44 (0)28 9181 4125

Sales Representatives
Anthony: Mobile: 07713 392640
Henry: Mobile: 07816 297183
Jim: Mobile: 07712 815868
Nikki: Mobile: 07436 033385
Philip: Mobile: 07808 773484
Chantal: Mobile: 07845 050 675

Packaging Department (Quotes & Design)
Colin: Mobile: 07808 793094
Neil: Mobile: 07854 864307

Web Solutions (Quotes & Design)
William: Mobile: 07808 793094

The Design Studio

New Year- New Ideas!

00News December, 15

Peninsula Print & Design Ltd is offering its customers a selection of new ideas / products every month this year.

Wall Graphics

• Full colour or black only
• White adhesive PVC vinyl
• Eye-catching and long-lasting
• Price includes measuring & fitting
• “Anti-Graffiti” laminate option available
• Artwork extra*

Wall Graphics: £ P.O.A


Spring Networking

00News May, 15

Firmus Energy showing of their gift bags from Peninsula Web Solutions at the Spring Networking Conference, 28 April 2015, Europa Hotel Belfast

Adam meets Mickey Mouse at Disneyland Paris!

00News May, 15


Four-year-old Adam suffers from the genetic disorder called Emanuel syndrome. As a result of his condition, Adam’s development is delayed and he has some deformities in his facial features and jaw. Adam loves being around other children and is always smiling and clapping, even when he is ill.

All of Adam’s communication is non-verbal so he uses his eyes and hands to communicate. His mum told Starlight that Adam loves Mickey and Minnie Mouse and that he absolutely adores seeing the Disney characters on television. It comes as no surprise therefore, that Adam’s greatest wish was to meet Mickey at Disneyland Paris!

Adam’s family had a wonderful time on holiday, and his mum said “Adam absolutely loved meeting all of the characters and having his photo taken with them. It was a truly magical experience and we cannot thank you enough.”