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Festival celebrating the Scottish Drink industry launches in Glasgow

What: Ooshka Festival – Scottish drink festival

Where: The Tall Ship, Glasgow

When: 12.09.15 

Festival celebrating the Scottish Drink industry launches in Glasgow

Scotland produces some of the world’s best-loved drinks and what better way to celebrate this thriving industry than with an experiential festival on Glasgow’s iconic Tall Ship.
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Glasgow PDC Customer Case Study: Poet & Editor Gerry Cambridge

It’s no exaggeration to say that Gerry Cambridge has an impressive biography.  The well-known poet and editor of ‘Dark Horse Magazine’ also boasts an award-winning portfolio of print design.  He has worked with Glasgow PDC for several years, producing beautiful pamphlets and poetry books for small publishers in Scotland.  Now well known for his typography and print design work, he has worked with small publishers including Happenstance Press, Mariscat Press, and Red Squirrel Press in London.
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Posters and Banners | Promotional Items | Glasgow

Our press allows us to create colourful, full sized posters and banners with sizes up to 1600mm x 1170mm. That is the equivalent of 25 A4 sheets of paper!

We now offer stand up displays for stall designs, outdoor billboards and posters from A0 to A4! This is thanks to our new Large Format press which has made lots of new opportunities available to us.

Our New Large Format Press

Our large format press allows us to create larger images. This is useful for posters and promotional items that have larger and more detailed designs. It takes in rolls of paper, rather than the typical single sheet of paper.  This printing method allows us to print larger images that are of higher quality at a faster pace.  Our printer uses CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and key colour black) producing some of the highest quality results available.  The best thing about our new large format press is that it allows us to print images cheaper than other methods such as screen printing.  This allows us to offer some of the best prices in Glasgow!  We are excited about our new baby and love using it. The prints we create on our new machine are simply beautiful. Our new print allows us to print:

  • Better quality images

  • Faster

  • In a more environmentally friendly way

  • Cheaper

  • Alcohol free

Come on down to our Glasgow print studio, call us on 0141 248 7083 or email us at print@glasgowpdc for high quality, fast turnaround print services.

Vehicle Wraps | Glasgow PDC

Using our roll fed Ink Jet technology we can print on special vinyls designed for wrapping vehicles. Working in conjunction with a national team we can now also fit the wrap to your vehicle virtually anywhere in the country. In order to stand out anywhere you go; whether it’s to do the weekly shop or to a business meeting – the secret to advertising is to be visible.

At Glasgow PDC, we offer a full vehicle wrapping service. This is a powerful marketing and advertising tool, read on to find out more about the benefits.

Attention Grabbing

Attractive vehicle wraps, incorporating bright colours and your branding allows your company’s vehicles to stand out from all the other cars on the road.  Drivers don’t pay much attention to plain white vans, but they will notice a well-designed vehicle wrap. Colorful vehicle wraps are so engaging that peoples’ eyes naturally gravitate towards them.


Reach a Wider Audience

Depending on the size of your fleet, how often they are on the road and distance covered; you can reach from tens of thousands to over a hundred thousand viewers per month. You can reach a larger audience with a vehicle wrap than almost any other form of advertising.

Cost Effective

As opposed to billboards and advertisements that have consistent reoccurring costs for as long as you advertise, you can change your vehicle wrap as little or as often as you like!

Local Advertising

Vehicle wrap advertising is targeted marketing and advertising as it helps you achieve brand recognition in the area you operate.



Vinyl vehicle wraps help protect your vehicle’s body from scratches and chips from road debris. Specialists can also easily remove vinyl vehicle wraps without damaging your vehicle’s paint. Vinyl vehicle wraps help keep your vehicles in better condition for when you need to trade them in or sell them.

If you would like us to help you turn your vehicle into a twenty four hour, year in year out marketing tool please get in touch.

No Joker, This Offer is Ace| Branded Playing Cards

Branded Playing Cards

At Glasgow PDC we offer our clients the very best in promotional materials, helping you to stand out from the crowd and create a lasting impression. Our latest offer is free branded boxes on orders of 10 or more packs of playing cards. This will allow your business to provide a constant reminder to your customers, giving them a product that is useful and has longevity.

playing cards

The playing cards are sealer varnished to ensure exceptional quality and play-ability, meeting the exacting requirements of gaming authorities worldwide. The unique material has a metallic core to prevent any possibility of show through allowing the professional touch and look with our playing cards being the standard poker card size (3.5″ x “2.5 or 89mm x 63mm). Our Packs consist of 54 cards.


gpdc cards

We are able to personalise playing cards on a single side only, keeping the reverse as the standard bsuits. Alternatively your playing cards can be fully personalised on both sides, allowing a reinvention of a classic card game or a completely new game entirely. As standard our playing cards are supplied in a plain white box, but our current offer gives you free branded boxes on orders of 10 or more packs of playing cards.

Why not get in touch with our design team today to see what would suit (pun intended) your business.

Who needs Print? Digital is the future! Think again.

Since the sprint towards social media and the digital revolution is there still a place for print?

Why Print?

The birth and growth of online shopping and advertising sparked talk that it was the beginning of the end for high street clothing shops, but years on and it’s not the case. Similarly, digital isn’t going to wipe out print just yet! Every day we are being exposed to millions of messages, committing to brands (then changing just as quickly as we committed), and seeing adverts across all our social media channels. However, these can all be dismissed with a single click. Without a doubt digital advertising has revolutionised the way in which we are given information but has it saturated itself?
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5 Essential Branding Rules

Branding is one of the most important aspects of a business – large or small, retail or B2B.  An effective brand strategy will give you the edge in increasingly competitive markets.

  1. Know Your Audience
    The best brands have a deep understanding of their target markets demographics, what their interests are and how they communicate. This is critical as it provides direction for marketing activities and helps the overall identify of the brand.
    Trying to appeal to everyone can be damaging, causing the brand to become diluted.
  2. Be Unique
    In order to establish a brand identity, it needs something distinctive. Creating an identity within a market doesn’t necessarily mean a revolutionary idea – just something that separates it from the competition.
  3. Consistency
    This is not limited to branding elements such as colours, fonts and visuals. When consumers come back to a business they usually expect to receive the same level of quality as the first time.  With so many markets being so competitive inconsistency can be enough of a reason for consumers to go elsewhere.
  4. Exposure
    A big part of gaining awareness and recognition is the ability to reach consumers through multiple channels. This doesn’t necessarily need a huge marketing budget  – the internet and social media have narrowed the gap between small companies and large ones.  Develop presence on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ (to name a few).
  5. Leadership
    Just like any thriving community or team – there is typically an influential leader behind every successful brand. Someone should be solely responsible for coordinating the team members and ensure everyone is aware of the strategic vision for the brand – throughout the whole organisation.

We can help you with print and design – just get in touch to see how we can help.