Five free ways to celebrate Mother's Day

13. March 2015 18:14 by Neeru in   //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
We’re sure you don’t need us to remind you that it’s Mother’s Day on March 15th. But just in case it slipped your mind, we’ve got a few suggestions to turn things around. What’s more, these ideas don’t cost a penny. And they’re a good deal more personal than a bunch of flowers or a box of chocolates. So if you’d like to say thank you to your first lady for all the lifts, loans and love she’s lavished on you over the years, here’s... [More]

Five reasons to let your employees work from home

4. March 2015 14:26 by Administrator in business  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Back in 2013, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sparked an international debate. The reason? She announced that Yahoo’s 11,000 employees wouldn’t be allowed to work remotely anymore.   Mayer reasoned that when employees are off-site, it has a negative impact on collaboration. But was she right?    While there is research (including studies from Harvard University) to suggest that face-to-face working does help drive innovation, there’s also plenty of support for teleco... [More]

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Recipe

17. February 2015 09:00 by Neeru in   //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Apricot pancakes by Printerinks Pancake Tuesday is here. And it’s your last chance to tuck into something decedent before you attempt (and fail) to give up goodies for Lent. But what if we told you that eating pancakes didn’t have to mean piling on a few pounds. Healthy pancakes? Have you flipped out? Not at all. Here’s a quick and easy recipe that keeps Shrove Tuesday treats tasting sweet, without loading them with sugar. It packs a nutritional punch with oatmeal, apric... [More]

How 3D-printing is going to make our lives better

16. February 2015 14:55 by Neeru in   //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
How does printing your own home sound, for starters? Or your own solar-powered car to park in the driveway? Admittedly, you might have to wait a few years. But innovations like these aren’t too far off in the future.  3D printers create their output by depositing layers of materials, layer by layer, to build up a solid object. What kind of materials? Well, pretty much any you can think of. At the moment, most 3D-printed objects are formed from plastic. But metal, sand, sugar, ceramic... [More]

3 of the Greatest Small Start-ups we can all learn from

2. February 2015 17:14 by Neeru in business  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)
  Snap Chat What’s it all about:  Developed by two young web entrepreneurs, Evan Spiegal and Bobby Murphy when they were both students at Stanford University, Snapchat has revolutionised the way we message and send photos.  Snapchat is a photo messaging application whereby users can take and send photos and videos as well as add text and designs/drawings.  Senders can determine how long their messages are viewed (the current range is 1 to 10 seconds) at which point ... [More]

5 Great Business Travel Destinations this Summer

14. July 2014 17:03 by Neeru in   //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)
Travelling abroad for business this summer?  Business travel can be daunting when you face airports full of people heading off on summer vacation. However, there are some perks, especially if you have a chance to experience what the city has to offer outside of your working hours.There are some fantastic tips on surviving business travel in the summer. Below we have highlighted some of the best summer business travel destinations across the globe: 1. New York City, New York, United Sta... [More]

Revolutions in Print Technology

12. June 2013 09:26 by Claire in infographic  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Since the dawn of time, humans have searched for ways to preserve knowledge. From ancient drawings on cave walls describing mythic hunts, to the birth of writing three centuries after the West’s first epic was written – we’ve tried our damndest to hold onto our ideas. Without the invention of print technology, untold thoughts, religions and stories would be lost.  In celebration of this remarkable achievement, we’re tracing the history of the printed word – fr... [More]

Short Story Competition Winners Printed Book

14. February 2013 14:54 by Claire in competition  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)
Late last year we ran a competition on our blog for you to send in your short stories based on the theme 'autumn'. The prize was for the short story to be published and the winner would receive 10 copies of it. We chose the winner as Moya Rooke and she has now had her book printed by our sister company Print Express You can see the finished copy of her book below. Congrats Moya!  

A Brief History of Ink

10. January 2013 10:07 by Neeru in ink online  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
  Next time you take a chewed biro out of your top pocket spare a moment to consider the epic journey that little measure of ink has been on. Lots of ancient cultures claim ownership of the invention of ink, and each has played a crucial role in its development as they worked to discover and formulate inks for writing and drawing. It’s interesting to note that despite the crucial role that ink has played in the sharing of knowledge throughout the ages, little on the subject of ink it... [More]

Safety Tips for Christmas!

24. December 2012 10:31 by Neeru in Christmas  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
It may be the season of goodwill, but there are things – and individuals - out there that can spoil your celebrations. Here’s a quick checklist of our top safety tips for looking after yourself, your valuables and your home over the festive period. Your home, gifts and valuables Don’t make it easy for criminals to get their hands on your gifts: - Check your outside lighting and burglar alarm is in good working order - Keep your chimney unblocked for Santa and your windows a... [More]