Author Archives: Jill Glen

Supertough Menus

Supertough, waterproof, durable menus by Glasgow Print + Design.

Save money on reprinting old, worn-out or water damaged menus.

Paper menus can be handled thousands of times, spilled on, dropped, ripped and generally abused before you have to go through the expense of reprinting them and starting the cycle all over again. At Glasgow PDC, we’ve come up with a better way to produce menus.

Introducing Supertough Menus – waterproof, toddler proof, hen party proof…we’ve tested them and they really are that durable! What’s the secret? We print the menus on a recyclable and non-toxic synthetic paper that is used across the world for ID cards, credit cards, store cards and more. Continue reading

What should you include in a business brochure?

Research has shown that people remember more when they read it in print than online, so it pays to introduce your company to potential customers with a business brochure. Unlike a flyer, it needs to offer value rather than rely on a short, sharp message. A brochure is a bigger investment than a leaflet, and gives you the opportunity to give a more in-depth view of who your company is.

Here are our top tips to make sure you get the best return on your printing budget:

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Beer Mats | Promotional Items | Glasgow PDC

Summer’s here, the temperatures are rising and the urge to have a jolly in a beer garden with friends and family is finally upon us, so utilise your space and make stand out with branded beer mats.

In order to stand out from the rest why not create something to raise your brand awareness?


One of the easiest way to create a fun family feel is to have custom designed beer mats with board games on one or both sides allowing entertainment for the kids.  Our Beer Mats can be supplied single faced, the reverse being plain white; double faced, with the same image on each side; or multi-faced, with a different image on each side.

Beer mat

Why not download a template for this product at Download Template before starting your design process?  Consult our artwork preparation tab in the top menu to aid you in your design for your beer mats.


Glasgow PDC can prepare beer mats in a range of themes colours and designs. These include beer mats suitable for weddings, birthdays, Christmas, as well as themed mats such as fruit, animals, birds, cats and dogs. At Glasgow PDC we can also provide national flags and even a range of unique Smilie Face beer mats.


Our beer mats are functional as well as visually pleasing, the mats provided by Glasagow PDC are made with a litho printed laminated construction which combines high quality print with effective absorption properties. The absorption layer is 1.5mm thick open texture wood pulp board.

All too often, the end product at the end of the bar is a cheap alternative, which are typically printed on paper and then mounted (glued) onto a substrate which may or may not be pulpwood. However, whilst these “beer mats” may look good out of the box how functional are they?

So, if you are looking for an inexpensive way of ensuring your customers are entertained and your business leaves a lasting impression, why not design your very own beer mats?  Alternatively you could get in touch with our design team!

What is Digital Embossing

What is Digital Embossing?

Digital embossing is a new digital printing technology which is a post print process that applies a varnish using fancy ink-jet technology.  Digital embossing means we can reduce overall energy use compared to traditional embossing, as the process doesn’t need printing plates, moulds, chemicals, or solvents and it emits no pollutants or waste. Continue reading

what is bleed

Printing Jargon: What is Bleed?

What is Bleed?

When designing for print it can be very difficult to print exactly to the edge of the page.  Sometimes, in order to achieve this you need to set your print area to slightly larger dimensions, allowing you to trim around the page to the right size.  This larger area around your page is known as the bleed area.  In order to get the best results it is important to ensure you leave an area for the bleed when designing for print. Continue reading