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Welcome to our digital

Playground

We like to make and break things! So we created a 'safe' place where we can experiment with the latest digital and print trends and then share them with the world.

Using tools to create your best social media graphics

Even if you’re not a designer, there is a huge range of tools and apps out there that will enable you to create social media graphics free of charge. That means, even if you’re a technophobe, you’ll be able to create eye-catching posts that will attract attention and build followers.

Speciality printing techniques

There are times when simple ink-on-paper isn’t enough – when you’re looking to make an instant impact with your brochure, flyer or leaflet. This is the moment to consider embossing, foiling or choosing a speciality paper stock such as German etching or vellum. These techniques can lift your printed item above those of your competitors by adding a touch of quality or some extra sparkle to your offering.

Designing a product catalogue

Although most businesses now rely on their websites to present their range of products, there is still a place for well-designed catalogues in the sales team’s arsenal. When there’s the need to convey a large amount of product information, catalogues are an essential tool – and they need to be both functional and appealing to get the best results.

What should I print for a trade show?

Whatever sector your business is in, the chances are that you’ll attend a trade show once or twice a year. It’s your opportunity to put your brand right in the path of trade show delegates, so it’s important to make the most of it. Having a great stand is critical, but just as important is your printed collateral. You need people to remember your name and offering long after the show has packed up and finished.

Designing the perfect roller banner

If you go to trade shows and exhibitions, one thing you probably want to have up your sleeve, so to speak, is an eye-catching roller banner. If you do it right, it will attract people to your stand, build brand awareness and advertise your products or services. A good roller banner is a valuable marketing tool, so here are our tips for producing the most effective designs.

How to drive traffic to your website

In the space of a few short years, websites have become an integral part of marketing for nearly every business. In fact, it’s hard to imagine how we found customers before we had websites. This means that one of the most important aspects of marketing is being able to drive customers to your website – and in the face of ever-increasing competition, it’s something that deserves to be the focus of your marketing activity.

Wireframing: the essential guide

If you’re not going to use a pre-designed template for your website, then wireframing is one of the most important stages in the design process. It’s a way of ensuring that the layouts of all your web pages conform to the same blueprint so your whole site looks like a coherent whole.

Picking the best domain name

You might think it’s easy to pick a domain name – it should just be the name of your company, right? Possibly…but it’s not quite that straightforward. Getting your domain name just right can have a real impact on how successful your website will be. And getting it wrong could spell disaster.

To CMS or not to CMS…

That is the question! It’s time to decide whether to add a content management system (CMS) to your website, so what are the key factors you need to consider? And when you decide that you do need one, which type will be right for you? There are a multitude to choose from and all aim to help you create and manage your web content – your text, graphics, photos, video, audio and program code – to ensure your web pages look amazing.