Singing the Praises of Hand Sewn Notebooks

Wednesday, 4 March 2020 16:02:58 Europe/London

Singer Sewn Notebooks from A Local PrinterFor those of us old enough to remember, a hand operated Singer sewing machine was generally employed to fashion school uniforms, soft furnishings and various other items of clothing that would probably make your hair curl. 

These days however the Singer sewing machine is enjoying a new and alternative lease of life in print finishing. Yes, the Singer Sewn Notebook has finally arrived.

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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and their roles by heading over to meet the team, although with all the new bodies we have just taken on this is a out of date as well now!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

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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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Stand by – Ricoh has landed!

Sunday, 15 January 2017 15:06:42 Europe/London

Ricoh colour digital press at A Local PrinterSay hello to Ricoh – our new and very impressive digital press. And we can’t wait to introduce you to this all singing and dancing piece of kit. With our new Ricoh in residence our small order and digital printed products will be entering a new realm – not to mention all of the other possibilities that it brings.

Read on to learn more about this sexy beast.

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The psychology of colour: make your printed flyers grab attention!

Friday, 19 December 2014 14:29:05 Europe/London

Flyer printingWho would have thought that the colours on that printed flyer you’re handed in the street, or which drops through your letterbox would create a subconscious reaction, impacting your buying decisions?

We all know that colour has a significant subconscious effect: we know that blue, for example, is cool, while red is hot — and also signals danger and passion!

Because of colour’s emotional connections it’s really important to consider the colours that you select for your printed flyer; it will give a strong message about your business and the services that you are offering.

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Comments | Posted By Miranda Barnett