Let’s call a spade a spade.

It takes a lot more than quality for a company to stand out these days. The simple fact that you are reading this sentence means that we have done something right. Thank you!
Hold all the Aces.

When were you last intrigued by someone’s business card or blown away by a company’s marketing brochure? Design is a lot more than something visually attractive, when done correctly it defines your brand, raises your profile and expresses what you stand for. Don’t have the cards stacked against you by portraying the wrong message.


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Don’t be lost in the shuffle.

It’s hard to know who to work with these days, there are so many companies out there doing similar things. Our answer is simple: Work with people. Work with a company that treats you as such, that listens to you and cares about your success. Play your cards right to avoid poker faces when you hand in your marketing collateral to potential customers.

Have an ace in the hole.

The meeting goes well, the potential customer shows to be interested. Make a positive first impression and break the ice by having a card up your sleeve. Literally.

Make your business cards, our bespoke playing cards. Ace it!

Marketing Videos

We’re forever telling clients that video is one of the most powerful forms of marketing, and that it is increasingly accessible for all businesses. Video is easier for clients to recall, it’s more persuasive than written words, and search engines love it! We decided to practice what we preach and have made a short video to show you all how to ‘build’ your Glasgow PDC Christmas card.


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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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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Glass Panel Printing | Glasgow PDC

At Glasgow PDC our Flat Bed Printer uses UV cured inks so there is no need for the surface we are printing on to be absorbent. This means that virtually any flat surface can be printed – including glass.

Glass Panel Printing is a challenge, not least because of the fragility of the material. This means it is not possible to tabulate prices for Glass Printing. Instead we evaluate each proposition and produce a bespoke quotation, including working with Glass Companies local to you regarding fitting where this is required. Continue reading

Personalised Printed Wallpaper

Add the personal touch to your office or home with our made to measure wallpaper. Create a feature with wallpaper printed to your specifications!

With printed wallpaper you can now have your walls personalised just the way you want them. Our paper is 480mm wide and comes in pre-cut lengths to suit the height of your room. Each roll is labelled to make hanging simplicity itself using conventional Wallpapering techniques.

We can print the beautiful wallpaper but, unfortunately, we can’t help you hang it…so here are our top tips for a Beautiful Wall!

1. Make sure your wall is dry and smooth
Make sure your wall is smooth and even as possible.

2. Check your overlaps have plenty of paste
If you are papering a wall that needs pasting, make sure you don’t miss the edges when applying paste. Excess will be easy to wipe away so use plenty!

3. Use a sharp knife and take your time!
Use a straight edge as a guide when cutting and go slowly. Take your time and the results will be a lot better – slow and steady wins the race.

4. Two sets of hands are better than one!
Like most DIY jobs, a little help can go a long way – especially on big walls.

Find out more about our personalised wallpaper or get in touch!

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.