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Our personalised notepads are a fantastic and cost effective way of getting your brand out there! 

The notepads can be printed in colour and black and white, on 90gsm bond paper, ensuring the usual Ballyprint high quality.

Our notepads are available in a range of various sizes – for more information why not give us a call, or pop in to see us.





Now we can make your envelopes more personalised than ever before, helping you to talk directly to your customers the moment they have the envelope in their hand. With extremely fast turnaround available and volumes as low as a single copy, it really is time to change the way you buy envelopes.

Digital envelope printing is new to the Industry and unique to We have invested in this innovative technology to provide you with more flexibility and creative choices. Now you can create personalised envelopes that stand out, generate increased open rates and ultimately help to deliver an improved ROI.

Variable data printing uses a generic artwork template, with text and images sections linked to a database. So each envelope we print can be totally personalised to the individuals on your marketing database.

Perfect for sophisticated Direct Mail campaigns, but also great for producing multi-version envelopes, because we can vary images and copy, you could produce 100’s of versions of an envelope without the expense of plate changes.



Getting Letterheads Right

Your letterhead says more about your business than you know. It’s your masthead, the official image of your company, its an insight into your company. Get it wrong and you look unprofessional or worse, like a rogue trader.

Here are some tips to make sure your letterhead says what you want it to and what it needs to.

Legal requirements
Most people use their lettterheads to further advertise their business or organisation, but don’t forget there are some things you have to include on your letterhead to meet legal requirements.

These depend on your company structure.

Sole traders:
– You must include the full company trading name and address.
– You must also include your name if it is different from your company’s trading name.

– Include the full company trading name.
– You must include the names of all partners, or a place where this list is available if there are many.
– The address of the main office for correspondence.

Limited Companies:
– Include the full company name
– You must include the company registration number and place of registration.
– You must also include the registered address, and the business premises address if these are different.
– You don’t have to list the Directors, but you must include either the names of all directors or none, not a partial list.

VAT Registered companies, regardless of structure:
– You must list your Vat registration Number.
– You must also include your VAT Registered office address.

Spot UV refers to a high shiny finish added to an area of printed material, this can be noticed by a very reflective high shine it has when it catches the light. Widely used on business cards and small high quality leaflets, and company brochures.


How Does it work?, How is it Done?

Spot UV can make areas of your design really stand out. You need to have planned for this with your print supplier in the early stages of the design process. Although this is not done at the design stage, it is a print process applied right at the end after the printing, but before a job is folded or guillotined.

As soon as the ink is applied to the material, then the Spot UV is added on top. Almost like another skin of ink, gloss spot UV looks like a layer of cellotape. This process is either done on the end of the printing line, within the same process of the job being printed or is done after on a separate machine, this all depends if your print supplier has this facility added to the end of their printing presses. Its used to be common for a full colour printer outsource this technique, but as it more often these days, most printing companies add Spot UV in house.
Spot UV is normally added to a job along with a matt laminate, this is to further enhance the shininess of the Spot UV. Having a matt material which obviously dulls the light helps to bring out the vibrant reflectiveness of the varnish. The ‘Spot’ printing technique is almost as if it’s another ink or separate colour. If you are printing a full colour document, then the spot process is an additional coat on the top of the rest of the CMYK colours used to produce the colour work.

At we print all kinds of promotional items, big and small. Your Business Card is still one of the most effective ways to use print to benefit your business or organisation.


With lots of talk about online and digital media, a business card is still a must have for your  promotion.

6 reasons why we love Business Cards

  • They are a link to a potential customer or client.
  • They are a link to a resource or a supplier.
  • They are a link to a colleague.
  • For social, non-business reasons.
  • For referring business – it may be passed on to someone else.
  • To update information that may now be out of date.

We sometimes forget the impact of a personal face to face meeting and the Business card could be your only reminder for the recipient to take away with them. It may not be useful to them for a few weeks or months but the most important thing is that it is in a potential customers hands.

To see a selection of Business cards printed here at visit our portfolio.

Business Card – Printing – Northern Ireland have been working with Charity Women’s Aid since 2009. We are delighted to have been able to work alongside this important charity organisation creating business stationary, business cards, leaflets, balloons, invitations, signage, self-cling window stickers and posters.

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Women’s Aid is a charity which offers specialist services to women, children and young people who have experience some form of domestic abuse. With statistics showing that in Northern Ireland one in four women will be experience domestic abuse at some point in their lives, are happy to work alongside this worthwhile organisation in our community.

All registered charities & churches can benefit from a 15% discount on all their print. Read more about our Church and Charity programme here. is committed to supporting good causes and as part of that we are pleased to be able to work alongside charities like Women’s Aid.

Womens Aid – Charity – Client Showcase has undertaken printing for Glory Be Ice Cream cake shop. The Cafe and cake shop opened last year and Ballyprint provided their shop signage, window graphic and a large scale PVC Banner to advertise their Mothers Day promotion earlier this year.

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The signage and window graphics have completely transformed the original shop front allowing the business to stamp their identity on the location. Glory Be Ice Cream Cakes branding is bright, eye catching and instantly recognisable.

Ballyprint is delighted to watch Glory Be Ice Cream Cakes go from strength to strength and are happy to have been able to provide them with high quality signage to help them launch into business. Large format signage is available to suit your businesses needs.

If you require any kind of printing service or advice on which product would be best for you get in touch with us to discuss how we can help you;

T: +44 (0)28 2563 9371  E:

View our work on our website and our Facebook page.

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Ballyprint are proud to work as the official printers to the Northern Ireland Golf Open. This Ballyprint PVC banner advertises the golf competition which will be held from 29th August to 1st September at Galgorm Castle Golf course.


The banner is eye-catching, colourful and clear. This is a great example to the high quality banners we at Ballyprint can produce.

Ballyprint custom-made PVC Banners are printed using large format digital printing to create a vibrant, full colour display, which can be used both indoors and outdoors to promote your products, services or event. Our PVC banners are printed onto heavyweight 510gsm woven back material, are hemmed and fitted with brass eyelets for a secure fitting. PVC Banners are ideal for trade shows, road shows, product launches, store openings, outdoor events, sports events, schools and exhibitions, they come in standard sizes but custom lengths are available upon request.

For more details on PVC Banners get in touch with Ballyprint. It is a pleasure to work alongside the Northern Ireland Golf Open as they bring their golf challenge to Ballymena.

Northern Ireland Golf Open – Galgorm Castle Golf  Course – PVC Printed Banner

Digital print is an alternative to traditional printing. Digital printing removes the need for costly plates and is therefore a quicker and more cost effective way to print. Digital printing is perfectly suited to runs of 1-2000.

The Latest Xerox Presses (the digital printing presses we use at, amongst others) are among the best presses on the market and provide true offset quality. The inks used provide vibrant colours and even finishes, giving premium end results every time. The inks are layered using up to 2400dpi meaning there is no loss of clarity, even when using solid blacks and text. Read more…

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Digital printing ‘on demand’ has revolutionised the industry and changed the way businesses promote themselves. It’s responsible for slashing the cost of printing, reducing turnaround times, practically eliminating wastage and enabling businesses to approach customers with highly targeted (and therefore highly effective) marketing messages.

Until only a few years ago, full colour printing was expensive. Most of the expense was down to the time consuming and costly process of setting up a traditional ‘lithographic’ printing press. These set-up costs meant that it simply wasn’t economical to print a few copies of a document, economies of scale dictated that you had to order in bulk: usually many hundreds or even many thousands of copies. Read more…