Author Archives: Lindsay

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

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

Jay

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

Christopher

Printing runs in Christopher Dinnes’s family – his grandfather, grandmother and uncle all are, or have been, in the industry. So, it was only natural that when the possibility of an apprenticeship in his uncle’s firm came up, he was the first to apply. The 23-year-old from Armadale in West Lothian is now in his Read more

Hazel

A word to the wise set Hazel Linden on the road to her dream career when a friend, the Digital Print manager at Glasgow-based J Thomson Colour Printers, recommended that she try for an apprenticeship at the firm where she is now in her third year of lithographic printing training. Hazel Linden, 25, who lives Read more

Print Scotland appoints Susan Carr of CV Labels and Lex Kellett of CCL Design as new Board members

Print Scotland, the trade association and voice of Scotland’s graphic communication industry, has appointed two new members to its Board. The accession to the board of Susan Carr, sales director of Irvine-based CV Labels, which specialises in pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare labelling, and Lex Kellett of CCL Design, a global supplier of labels for electronics, Read more

Print Scotland elects its first female president

Print Scotland, the trade association and voice of Scotland’s graphic communication industry, has elected Susan Graham, managing director of Dalkeith-based FLB Group, as its first female president. At an online annual general meeting last month, members of the 111-year-old trade body unanimously elected her as President for a two-year term. Richard McCombe, managing director of Read more

The 2021 Scottish Print Industry 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 sixth 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