Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas and New Year Staff Holidays

Planet Ink Limited will be closed for the festive holidays from 2pm on Friday, December 19 2008 and re-opening for business from 11am on Monday, January 5, 2009.

Email messages will be checked throughout the period.

For urgent inquiries, the team can be contacted by mobile: Gerry Cassidy 0798 543 9752, Derek Bryce 07887 483 627

The staff and management would like to wish all our friends and clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Publishing Expo 2009 - Meet the Team

The senior executive and creative teams at Planet Ink Ltd will be in attendance at the Publishing Expo 2009 taking place at Olympia 2 in London on February 11th and 12th.

They will be available to meet clients old and new, and to answer where they can any questions relating to design for digital or design for print, and to introduce the services offered by the company.

To book a meeting in advance, simply contact us on 0141 248 5595 or email

Powering Through the Work

In what has been a pleasantly busy few weeks for Planet Ink Ltd the team has been working closely with ScottishPower on a series of publications across their business for both internal and external readerships.

We were called upon to help digitise a specialist newsletter for the company before an event in Glasgow.

We also created printed and digital editions of the comprehensive guide for contractors detailing health and safety and environmental requirements.

And of course were responsible for producing the latest editions of the staff newspaper, ScottishPower News, in both printed and digital formats.

To find out how Planet Ink Ltd can deliver these high standards for your company, get in touch today, on 0141 248 5595 or email

Planet Ink Ltd. A member of PPA Scotland.


Planet Ink Ltd is delighted to have digitised the latest edition of MS Connect on behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland.

Designed by 39steps of Edinburgh, this is the second edition of the magazine to be published in digital format by Planet Ink Ltd, and runs to 20 pages.

Digitising magazines through Planet Ink Ltd is easy - opening up the publication online without the memory drag of old style PDFs clogging up PCs or Macs - and can help to dramatically slash both print and distribution costs.

Make it your New Year's resolution to see how Planet Ink Ltd can help your publication go digital.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

MEDIA RELEASE: Planet Ink Ltd Joins PPA Scotland

The Periodical Publishers Association Scotland today confirmed Planet Ink Limited as its newest member.

The association now boasts over 300 publishing companies among its membership, together producing more than 2500 consumer, business and professional magazines.

Part of its role is to maintain professional publishing standards to ensure a healthy, visible industry.

Shaun Milne, founding director of Planet Ink Limited, said: "We are delighted to have been accepted as full-members of PPA Scotland and look forward to the opportunities it will provide.

"Our team has been hugely grateful for the support and friendship of those within the association we have met already, and we look forward to playing a full and active role as members.

"In particular we hope to champion the cause of digital publishing and how it can be made to work with traditional print as well as promoting the best practices in publishing.

"We've already benefited from PPA Scotland through its fantastic awards events in the past two years and we look forward immensely to the challenges 2009 will bring as bona fide members."

Established in 1908 as The Society of Weekly Newspaper and Periodical Proprietors before undergoing various transformations, the PPA settled on its current form in August 1967, with a mission to promote and protect the interests of the industry.

Among its many initiatives is the highly acclaimed Scottish Schools Magazine Competition, open to every school in Scotland, now accepting entries until Friday, 24 April, 2009. It is aimed at encouraging pupils throughout Scotland to produce their own title to showcase their creative skills.

The current chairman of PPA Scotland is Fraser Allen of White Light Media, with Steven Craven of Craven Publishing the vice-chairman. Kathy Crawford is the association's business manager in Scotland. Details of PPA Scotland's aims and work can be found at

Gerry Cassidy, fellow founding director of Planet Ink Ltd, added: "We're thrilled to join the elite of Scottish publishing and look forward to promoting our work under the PPA Scotland seal of approval."


Tel: 0141 248 5596

Monday, December 15, 2008

Interview: ecoforyou

Founding director Shaun Milne was interviewed by respected lecturer Alex Lockwood, a specialist in environmental journalism, about Planet Ink Ltd's latest digital title ecoforyou and the decision to publish it as an online only title.

You can read the interview and learn more about the eco-friendly magazine over at Online Journalism Blog by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

ecoforyou Issue Two

Planet Ink Ltd is delighted to announce the safe arrival of ecoforyou, issue two, the new free digital magazine about all things environmental.

We would encourage all our friends and colleagues to sign-up for future editions and to forward the link to anyone they think may be interested in reading it.

This month's bumper edition stretches to 40-pages of news, interviews and tips along with our great green gift guide for Christmas, special offers and competitions.

Don't forget to follow updates for ecoforyou by signing up to its Facebook Group and Twitter site too.

View ecoforyou for free here.