Monday, April 28, 2008

Shaping Scotland's Digital Future

Planet Ink Ltd was represented at the latest Sunday Herald sponsored debate on the future of digital in Scotland this month.

The event was part of a series aimed at pulling together the thoughts, concerns and aspirations of some of the nation's leading contributors on business and technology.

Its aim is to develop a digital blueprint for Scotland.

Among those taking part was a panel made up of Iain S Bruce, Technology Editor of the Sunday Herald; Raymond O'Hare, Regional Director of Microsoft Scotland; Stewart Kirkpatrick, Content Marketing Director for w00tonomy; Gordon Thomson, Operations Director for Cisco Scotland and Ireland; and Steven Thurlow, Technical Director with Graham Technology.

Among the topics covered were innovation; invention; content and how business responds to user demand.

Shaun Milne, founding director of Planet Ink Ltd, said: "We were delighted to be involved in the debate.

"Many people repeatedly made the key observation that Scotland needs a change in culture to embrace innovation.

"That is something I am sure will become a central plank for any National Technology Strategy that results from these most welcome and necessary debates.

"As digital publishers, we are delighted to be a part of that conversation."


Issue 17 of the award winning ScottishPower staff newspaper, ScottishPower News, is out now.

Planet Ink Ltd publishes the title in dual digital and printed formats.

The printed edition is produced on environmentally sustainable stocks here in Scotland.

Fully project managed by Planet Ink Ltd our service includes all design, subbing, retouching, writing, proof-reading, print handing and distribution.

This month's edition is also stuffed with an additional 40-page booklet.

The digital alternative - using leading edge on-screen page turn technology - also allows the company to reduce its print run and carbon footprint by minimising distribution while saving on fuel, energy, paper and print.

This format can also incorporate hyperlinks and video files.

To find out how Planet Ink Ltd can help your company be as forward thinking, contact our team at or by calling 0141 248 5595/6

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

SNS GROUP - PFA Scotland Player of the Year Awards

Planet Ink Ltd is delighted to have completed its latest commission for Scotland's premier photographic agency, the SNS Group.

Our team produced stunning full colour large format photographic panels using a range of iconic images taken by SNS Group to provide the backdrop to this year's celebrity packed PFA Scotland Player of the Year Awards.

The awards took place on Sunday night at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.

Mounted on Corex - sturdy yet lightweight fluted polypropylene panels - our design team prepared and installed the giant images used to decorate the main hall for the event recorded for TV.

Planet Ink Ltd also prepared associated advertising for the event's official programme.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

SETANTA SPORTS - Switch On In April

Planet Ink Ltd is delighted to announce the successful completion of yet another double edition of Switch On magazine for Setanta UK and Setanta Ireland.

Featuring video, Flash files and hyperlinks, the on-screen page turn magazines were used to highlight Setanta's action packed month which included both Old Firm derbies, the Calzaghe v Hopkins title fight and the crucial league games helping to decide where the Barclays Premier League title will go.

Work is already underway for the May editions of the digital marketing tool.

Find out how page turn publications could help transform your business and marketing communications, reducing both budget spend and carbon footprint at the same time.

Contact us by email: or call (0044) 0141 248 5595/6

Thursday, April 17, 2008


The latest digital and printed editions of the award winning ScottishPower News have been completed and delivered with work already underway for the next information packed issue.

The digital edition of issue 16 contained video footage shot on location at a recent ScottishPower conference as well as live links to other areas of their intranet site, helping increase the reader experience for the end user.

Planet Ink Limited are able to digitise publications, corporate reports, brochures and marketing materials on a project by project basis.

And we can now offer loyalty packages for high volume customers allowing clients to buy pages in advance to reduce costs and help with the planning of annual budgets.

The loyalty packages - available in bronze, silver, gold and platinum - are just another way Planet Ink Limited can tailor the ideal package to forward thinking companies keen to migrate to our page turn technology.

For further information, contact us to arrange a free consultation.