Lick at first sight

Get noticed with spot gloss in June

We’re all attracted to beauty and shiny things. It’s in our nature and it’s impossible to override. Your marketing can make the most of these basic human instincts.

One way is to add StarMarque spot gloss highlights to your promo material. The contrasting matt base causes the highlights to shimmer in the light. And get noticed. They bring marketing to life. And make people want to lick it. A lot.

It’s best to use StarMarque as a design object in its own right, rather than overlaying a picture or text. Ask us for ideas. And save up to £50 on our StarMarque range in June.

Top Tip #1

Add a spot gloss pattern to make your business cards look and feel unusual.

Orders approved by 6pm on 29/06/19

Top Tip #2

Put your logo in gloss on the front and your contact details on the back.

Orders approved by 6pm on 29/06/19

Top Tip #3

Highlight an area or photo in gloss to make it shine, or add a bold, statement shape.

Orders approved by 6pm on 29/06/19

Get more customers: The super secret cheat guide: Part 3 – use fonts properly

The typeface you use says much about your business. Your font choices determine whether you look old-fashioned or hip. Trustworthy or exciting. Traditional or fun. Safe or outrageous.

Don’t use too many fonts. That looks amateur. Cheat. Get a professional look by sticking to a couple, and use them in different weights. Ask us about font-pairing to suit your business.




How to Easily Personalise Canvas Prints Online

You’ve probably admired box canvas prints in a gallery or expensive retailer. Now get the studio look with a printed canvas. We’ll print your design – a photo, illustration or signage – then tension it over a wooden frame and attach it to the rear for a neat professional image. Available in a range of sizes and guaranteed to brighten up any wall.

Framed Canvas Prints make great gifts for the whole family – simply add their favourite photo of the family, a holiday snapshot or memorable moment and watch their faces light up when they unwrap their present.

To get started, search for “Canvas” in our library of designs. You can refine your search by selecting colours, canvas size and styles using the menu on the left.

Online Design Search Results

When you’ve found a design you like, click on the green ‘Quick look’ button, which will appear when you move the cursor over the thumbnail, to view a larger preview of the canvas design. If you’re happy with your chosen design, click ‘Edit this Design’ to start personalising your printed canvas design.

Choose Your Printed Canvas Design

Click on the green ‘Edit’ buttons to personalise that part of the canvas. You can change the font, font size or colour using the tools on the right hand size.

Edit Your Printed Canvas Design

To add your photograph, click on the ‘Edit’ button over the existing image and then click on ‘Replace’ on the right which will open up the image replacement options. Go to the ‘Upload an Image from my Computer’ tab, click ‘browse’ and choose and jpg or tiff image on your computer and select ‘upload’.

Upload Your Own Photo

You’ll get a warning if your photo is too small to be used on the canvas. Images that are stretched bigger may appear pixellated or jagged when printed. Pictures on Facebook, Twitter or other social networks are often too small because they are saved as low resolution. If you’re unsure, get in contact and we can help.

If all of your pictures are too small, you may want to choose a smaller canvas size or choose a design that uses several images to make a collage. This enables you to use smaller pictures.

You can then use the image editor to move, rotate and scale your photograph once it is placed in the design. You can regularly save your design by clicking on the ‘Save’ button at the top right of the editor. Save regularly and come back later if you wish. After you’ve pressed ‘save’, sign in or register so your masterpiece will never get lost. Once you’ve finished editing you can preview the design without the green edit buttons. To place your order click ‘Next Step’.

Editor Buttons

You’ll be taken to a page to confirm the details of your order, once you are happy with these select ‘Add to Basket’. Checkout securely online and we’ll print your order and deliver it quickly to your door or your local studio.

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Edit&Go Designer Templates

Looking for inspiration? Browse our library of over 9,000 ready-made designs all fully loaded with text and images. Search for a specific industry, use or event. Find the one you love, and use our online editor to easily personalise with your contact details, photos and logo. No need to be a designer to get the designer look. Configure your printing, checkout securely online and we’ll print your order in Hi-Definition and deliver it quickly to your door.

Read more about editing templates.

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The Positive Outlook 2014

Mark CarneyWho knows for certain?
But the signs are more positive.

Even compared with just six months ago, all of the indicators suggest that the outlook for doing business in the UK is increasingly positive.

The British Chambers of Commerce, the Bank of England, the Office of National Statistics and other organisations tell the same story. 2014 looks more positive.

I started in the last recession. Once it ended, we grew 600% in the following two years – it’s a question of timing as they say.

Last year we teamed up with James Caan’s initiative, the Government funded Start-up Loans Scheme. This enables to approve start-up loans of up to