Fairtrade extends to trees too

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 14:36:00 Europe/London

Fairtrade cotton promotional printAlthough many of us think of Fairtrade as being a ‘noughties’ concept, it started as long ago as the 1940’s and has since seen a steady increase in fair trade products and uptake. However, the introduction in 1998 of a unified Fairtrade certification and labelling initiative is when Fairtrade as a brand and concept really caught on.

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Comments | Posted By Miranda Barnett

Designing your eco friendly wedding stationery

Monday, 22 January 2018 14:37:41 Europe/London

Eco friendly wedding stationerySo here we are on Valentine's Day with love, romance and wedding proposals in the air. And when you do decide to make that special trip down the aisle the last thing you want is to be worrying about all the details that have gone towards making your Big Day, well, big.

With an ‘average’ wedding costing a whopping £27,000 (source UK Wedding Report 2017 by Bridebook and TWIA) it is little surprise that DIY weddings are becoming more popular. We can’t help you out with hacks for every aspect of your big day, but we can give you some great pointers for saving some cash by designing your own wedding stationery.

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Comments | Posted By Miranda Barnett

Meet the team that make us tick

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 16:39:09 Europe/London

People matter to our businessI came across an 'infogram' that I pulled together a couple of years ago and was impressed that it is still current! I was also impressed that I had managed to navigate my way around some infogram software and created a pretty alright image at the end of it.

Just in case you are wondering how we manage to run our business with the the eleven people on show, I hasten to add that this is a 'snap shot' and that there are a whole heap of other people running around madly in the background. In fact you can get a better idea of everyone and their roles by heading over to meet the team, although with all the new bodies we have just taken on this is a out of date as well now!

Enjoy my Infogram masterpiece by clicking on Read More...

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2017 - How we survived!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 16:17:07 Europe/London

Still standing after 1000 milesThe most challenging and rewarding thing I have learnt over the past decade or so (yikes) is that nothing ever stands still in ALP World! Whether it is new products, new equipment, new people or even new horizons, we zip through the year like one of those speeded up time lapse films. 

January is always a good time to reflect back on the past 12 months and 2017 was a corker of a year for us for lots of reasons; I’d like to share a few of the highlights with you. Read on and enjoy!

Tim - still standing after 1000 miles

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3 Opportunities to Embrace Creative Services

Wednesday, 3 January 2018 11:45:13 Europe/London

Creative Service from A Local PrinterCreative Services and Design - two sides of the same coin perhaps, although each one has its own unique set of skills. Working hand-in-hand each relies on the other to interpret and deliver customer requirements in the most beneficial way.

At A Local Printer we have our own creative services arm called, unsurprisingly, ALP Creative Services. As well as design we also offer marketing experience and options for promotional campaigns, which is the Creative Services element of our offering and not at all scary!

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Comments | Posted By Miranda Barnett