Author Archives: Lindsay

Thomson Print & Packaging

Thomson Print & Packaging is a family-owned business established in 1998 and based in the south of Edinburgh. We produce a range of printed labels, brochures, books, folding cartons, collarettes, swing tags, marketing materials and corporate stationery. We specialise in providing a complete service from the initial design through to final production of your product. Read more

MC Squared

We go above and beyond Your One Stop Shop For All Your Design, Print, Signage, Branded Merchandise and Marketing Needs. Design: The power of design captivate your audience with MC Squared Branded Merchandise: Promote your brand to the world Print: Professional print solutions for any business Visual Displays: Sometimes you need to get your message Read more

The future is in safe hands as Scottish print industry apprentices are honoured with Apprentice of the Year Awards

The vital importance of apprentices to the future health and prosperity of the printing industry in Scotland has been recognised right across the sector in the eighth annual Scottish Print Apprentice of the Year awards. Four outstanding young apprentices received the approbation of their peers at the event earlier this month (June 16) organised by Read more

Eastern Exhibition & Display

Eastern Exhibition & Display offer creative and practical solutions for all types of display, including interpretation, retail, special promotions, props, exhibition stands & portable exhibitions. Our in-house teams of studio services, large format & bespoke printing, finishing, joinery services and a nationwide installations team means we have the capacity to manage every aspect of a Read more

Print finisher Alex, a devotee of new technology, finds the solution to a knotty issue in second-hand half century old piece of kit

Edinburgh-based print finisher, Alex Porteous, takes pride in his company’s focus on investing steadily in new, innovative equipment to undertake the wide range of jobs his print customers ask of him. As well as supplying a highly automated trade print finishing service of superior quality and service using the latest equipment, Alex and his team Read more

Four Outstanding Scottish print industry apprentices are honoured with Apprentice of the Year Awards

Print Scotland, the trade association and voice of Scotland’s graphic communication industry, has honoured four outstanding young apprentices in its seventh annual Scottish Print Apprentice of the Year awards. The occasion is part of its mission to represent the Scottish print community and to highlight the profile of future leaders of the industry. Garry Richmond, Read more


Rachel Lawrie embarked on an apprenticeship in the printing industry straight from school and has never looked back. She sums up her work as a print administrator with Midlothian-based FLB Group as “enjoyable and rewarding”. The 20-year-old from Dalkeith, where FLB is headquartered, had no prior knowledge of the print sector and no relations in Read more


It is a daunting task working with a huge, noisy machine which is the size of a football pitch, but the massive newspaper press which star printing apprentice Jay Findlater looks after now holds no terrors for him. The 19-year-old from Wishaw in Lanarkshire has finished his third year at Newsprinters, whose Eurocentral plant houses Read more