Look who has too much time on their hands!

These are great check out the Clustarack in action, they really made their point in the video to sell these racks!

We have 3 of them and need a couple more.

Hands off Our Packs

The UK Department of Health (DoH) has today published its ‘Consultation on standardised packaging of tobacco products’ which will close on 10 July 2012. The consultation will ask individuals whether they think standardised packaging will have an impact on people’s health and reduce the uptake of smoking.

In the latest press release from the Department of Health, the Minister is quoted as saying, “Through this consultation we want to hear as many views as possible about whether tobacco packing should remain unchanged, plain packaging should be adopted or a different option should be considered.”
Quotes from Media 13 – 15 April 2012

How you can get involved:
Sign up to HOOPS (Hands off Our Packs) campaign www.handsoffourpacks.com and encourage customers, friends and families to show their support by signing the online petition,

These comments appeared across the media over the weekend and are detailed below:


Mark Field, Conservative MP. “Plain packaging will result in other sorts of negative impacts, including the increased health threat posed by counterfeit tobacco, the encouragement of smuggled products and damaging competition. Plain packaging would create a dangerous precedent for the future of commercial free speech”

Ken Clarke, Justice Minister. “The point at which you so police somebody else’s wellbeing that you are prepared to order them and put penalties on them if they won’t stop doing something .  .  . is a step one should take cautiously.”

Opinion leaders

Mark Littlewood, Director-General at the Institute of Economic Affairs. “A more nannying and ill-judged intrusion into our lives is hard to imagine. The keenest enthusiasts for plain packaging will be organised crime networks.”

David Hockney, well known artist with pro-tobacco views. “The anti-tobacco professionals have gone far too far in a country that prides itself on freedoms. Denying cigarette companies the right to decorate their cigarette packets is a draconian measure of which Stalin’s censorship police would have been proud. It suggests that the Government thinks it can control our thoughts and our desires.”
Business Groups:

US Chamber of Commerce. “We believe it is important to make clear our serious concerns with the prospect that the U.K. government may mandate the destruction of an industry’s legitimate trademark protection and branding – rights long protected under law and treaties.”

Andrew Wilson, Director of Policy at the International Chamber of Commerce in the UK (ICC UK), Industry groups. “What might be viewed as a justifiable measure in narrow terms, could set a precedent which would be hugely damaging to global trade. The Government must remain cognisant of this international dimension as it consults with stakeholders in the weeks ahead”.

James Lowman, Chief Executive of the ACS. “This would create further regulatory burdens on thousands of businesses. If every tobacco product looks the same it will be much harder for retailers and their staff to locate products on the shelf. This will slow down service times, affect customer service and make stock management harder.”

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Minprint Ltd Join the Federation Of Small Businesses

Minprint Ltd have now joined the FSB. Do you know about the benefits they can offer you? We always thought they were for ‘small’ businesses and with nearly 50 employees we considered ourselves too big! No way, they deal with enterprises with staff levels up to 250.

Email Roisin.McNamara@fsb.org.uk if you are in NI to find out more.

East Belfast Life Offer – Look out for it!

These lovely inserts to advertise our new online store will be in the first edition of the East Belfast Life due out later this month.
We are printing them tonight on our Heidelberg CD74 5 colour press on a 170gsm art paper.

We will also have a full page advertorial about the company over the past 30 years and more.

Stationery – New Office Unlimited!

The Easter Bunny has delivered our new discount catalogues!
Make sure you email stationery@minprint.co.uk now to get your copy or give Jean & Joan a call to see what offers we can find to suit you.
£20 off your 1st order over £100!

New GTO printing press


2 Colour Heidelberg GTO

Here’s the first pic of our latest purchase, a 2 colour GTO with numbering and perforation facilities this is a clear winner for NCR books and forms!

We are no longer limited to perforations on the short edge when printing A4 jobs 2 up.

Welcome back GTO, we’ve missed you.

Why not get in touch for a competitive price on your companies print products?

GRIP – Game Results in Practice

Grip Notepads with UV print

Watching the Masters this weekend? Wish your game was that good?

Check out:
to see how to improve your game.


We printed these lovely notepads and PU covers (amongst other things) for this great new local company who are really going places with their practice game products.