Category: Print

Forth Housing

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14th October

We designed the Forth Housing Tenants’ Handbook using large type and an attractive open design style packaged together in a custom made A5 Folder. All font sizes adhere to the Associations accessibility guidelines and 2 ring binders allows individual pages and sections to be cost effectively updated. The folder is manufactured from polypropylene which can be directly printed onto in full colour.

Since its original production the folder has worked well and as policies and legislation changes, updates have been issued to the Forth Housing Tenants.

Ochil View Housing Association

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14th October

We have worked with Ochil View Housing Association right from its inception over 25 years ago. The Association’s corporate goal is; “To provide quality, affordable and sustainable housing and associated services for people in housing need whilst protecting the long term viability of the Association”.

Our goal is to ensure that though well designed Tenants’ Handbooks, Newsletters etc. the tenants are well informed and engaged with the association and it’s work.

Our most recent project had been the design and printing of their Annual Report which communicates all the key activities of the year but also celebrates 25 years of providing quality social housing.



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14th October

CTSi was formed several years ago and approached Art is an Option to create a professional brand including logo, stationery, leaflets and pull-up exhibition panels.

The organisation consists of a dedicated team of professionals who have a huge amount of knowledge and understanding of the Third Sector both locally and nationally. Their mission is to work with new and established third sector groups and organisations to provide support with start-up, constitutions, management committees and more.

We developed the CTSi logo around a concept of three elements bound together into a single entity. The logo reflects a professional business approach. The unified shape also reflects their inclusive and supportive assistance as they help others set up or develop their own social enterprise businesses. The brand is carried into their stationery and all their other promotional material.

Clackmannanshire Tourism

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14th October

Clackmannanshire Tourism which was set up to actively promote this stunning area. The organisation has much to shout about as it has some of the best terrain in Scotland for outdoor activities. The Ochil Hills provide a great location for hill walking and the growing sports of mountain biking and hill running. There are a myriad of cycle paths and routes. Families can enjoy cycling around Gartmorn Dam, or along the Devon Way. Firpark Ski Centre, Tillicoultry, offers a range of snow sport activities throughout the year on its 120 metre dry ski slope.

The organisation were attending a trade show known as Visit Scotland which is attended annually by all the main national and international tour companies. In addition to setting up the exhibition we felt it was important to give delegates a really engaging brochure.

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Diageo Manuals

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4th April

We were asked by Diageo to produce a series of brand technical manuals. The objective of the diageo manuals was two-fold.

Firstly the manuals were intended to hold the sensitive product information on each brands specific ingredients etc. For this element of the job we supplied A4 branded shells which we supplied as pre-printed sheets. This allowed us to supply quality branded paper while still enabling the sensitive information to be laser printed securely within the Diageo brand technical centre.

The second function was to create quality folders, tab-dividers and colour swatches showing specified brand colours. Each of the manuals had to capture the quality of these iconic brands and therefore needed to be produced to exact pantone colours.

Diageo manuals were produced for each of the following: Gilbey’s Gin, Gordon’s Gin, Gordon’s Sloe Gin, Malibu, Pimm’s, Archers, Smirnoff, Tanqueray and Johnnie Walker.

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Browns Food Group

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29th November

Browns Food Group wanted a folder that would present them as an extremely professional operation. Our brief was essentially; “When you are sitting in front of a key buyer from a leading supermarket chain you only get one chance to create a great first impression….” To achieve high impact Art is an Option recreated a rich portfolio style cover with foil blocking featuring the Browns Food Group logo which we had designed several years before. The sumptuous cover was debossed to create a tactile feel which reinforces the sense of understated quality.

The folder is held together on the spine with 4 stainless steel fixings. The internally treaded fixings not only contribute to the feeling of quality but also allow the insert sheets to be updated easily. The insert sheets themselves use stunning graphics to present the company overview. To help … Read More »

Central Traffic Management

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29th November

Central Traffic Management is a leading provider of Road Management solutions specialising in Traffic Management, Road Markings and Signage. They are one of the fastest growing road management companies in the industry. Head office is based in Stirling and, with several regional depots, the main geographical operating areas are Scotland and North England.

Part of their success is not just down to their brilliant service but also letting decision makers know what they can do and how well they do it. We produced a comprehensive brochure which is at the corner stone of their marketing.

The vehicle livery, website and displays which are used to promote Central Traffic Management at trade shows are all based on the strong designs we developed for the brochure.

Jo for Girls

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29th November

Jo for Girls is an exciting client who produces a really vibrant range of girly silver jewellery. Art is an Option has been producing all their promotional brochures, point of sales material and support literature though a period of some considerable growth. The companies exquisite range have enjoyed great reviews from Vogue and many other leading publications. From a sales point they enjoy many online sales, are widely displayed in Jewellers and more recently are available through Amazon.

The company which is now based in Southampton needs our design and production to echo their own high standards. In all our designs we strive to reflect the fun and eloquence of the Jo for Girls jewellery. Needless to say the quality of our design, attention to detail and colour accuracy is essential in all their printed materials.


NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

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29th November

This was an important and substantial project we undertook for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Art is an Option was approached by Hugh Brawley of Evolution an organizational change company to provide all the supporting material for their “Cultural Change Programme”.

Following a project risk assessment we won the contract based on our proven track record. This was based on a similar project for Motorola which we had delivered on time and in budget.

In total our design, printing and production work extended to the production of twenty training booklets. The booklets were augmented by equal number PowerPoint presentations, training maps and many other exercises. The project was a great success and contributed to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde embracing new technology along with better conceived work Lean Sigma based processes.

Northumbria Byways

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29th November

Art is an Option does a lot collaborative work. One of the companies we have worked closely with is Northumbria’s leading web company Dark Sea Web. We have a number of clients in common where Dark Sea Web do the online marketing and website and Art is an Option do the print based design and printing.

Northumbria Byways are a holiday cottage agency who have enjoyed great success using Dark Sea Web for their on-line activity. When Northumbria Byways wanted to upgrade their printed brochure we were introduced … that was back in 2009. Since then the brochure had steadily grown year on year, as more and more property owners take advantage of Northumbria Byways’ effective marketing and professional management services.

Great design and accurate content should be a given but we bring a lot of technical know-how to every design as well. For … Read More »