Best Design for Print 2018 Awarded

On a warm evening, the Brighton Fringe 2018 finale was the awards ceremony held at The Warren. Gemini Print Group Sales Director Mark Tulley announced the following winners of the Gemini Print & Brighton Fringe Best Design for Print Awards 2018.


Passionate machine A3

Rosy Carrick who wrote and performed Passionate Machine.  Posters design credit Foz Foster and photography credit Ashley Clark


Ross Dinwiddy who designed and conceived the promotions for Frank Kafka Apparatus, produced by Rich Bright of Blue Devil Theatre.

Mark again highlighted what a tough decision it had been for the judges to select and agree on a winner.  He said, “the standard of entry continues to develop every year – all the creative work to promote such a wide range of entertainment has become such a strong feature of the Brighton Fringe, highlighting the skills, innovation and diversity.  Gemini Print is proud to be involved with the Brighton Fringe and all involved”.

The shortlist who gained COMMENDED certificates were:

  • The Treason Show designed and conceived by Mark Brailsford
  • Last Night at the Circus:  created and performed by Jane Postlethwaite.  Photography Andy Hollingworth. Graphic Design Chris Okse Oxenbury
  • David McIver Is A Nice Little Man graphic design Sam Nicoresti
  • Sussex Symphony Orchestra art direction Kate Benjamin. Illustrator Huw Roberts, Brighton University
  • I Married An Alien Card Sharp:  entered by Henry Bruce, Purple Playhouse Theatre.  Designer Shaky Kane
  • Gayz into Space:  Brighton Gay Men’s Choir.  Entered by Silvio Grasso
  • The Woman Who Conceived The Pill:  Brass Tacks Theatre.  Produced by Sarah Hickingbottom.  Artwork design Vince Haig
  • Diva Las Vegas: The Sundaes.  Created by E3. Designed by Danilo Raino
Brighton Fringe The Sundaes
A3 Poster Apparatus Frank Kafka
Gayz into Space
I Married An Alien Card Sharp
Jane Postlethwaite final poster

Many congratulations from all the team at Gemini Print to the winners and commended and well done to everyone who entered this highly competitive award – every piece of work was a pleasure to review.  We look forward to seeing everyone at next years Brighton Fringe.

2018-11-01T13:40:02+00:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: Print|

Brighton Fringe and Gemini Best Design for Print Award Finalists Announced

Mark Tulley, Group Sales Director, the Gemini Print Group is celebrating the record level of entries received for the Brighton Fringe & Gemini Print Group BEST DESIGN FOR PRINT AWARD 2018.

Mark said “In March, with the help of The Sundaes we had such a fun launch on Brighton Pier, despite the wind and rain!  At that stage, we could have only have dreamt that year five of this Award would achieve so many high standard entries.  With such a range of performers and events, it is so important that the creativity to promote the diversity of the Brighton Fringe is supported.  Gemini Print is proud to be print partners to the major arts events in the region, so this Award is very significant.  So often the design and creative talent ‘behind the scenes’ miss out on the opportunity to be celebrated – winning £500 of quality printing is a great way to change this’!

Suzanne Heaven, Marketing Director, said “All the team at Gemini Print would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit an entry. Work came in from artists, performers, promoters, venue managers, and producers. So many people got involved  There is the quirky, the amusing, the inspiring and intriguing – the wonderful melange that you would anticipate the internationally recognised Brighton Fringe and their participants to produce”

The finalists have been selected. Mark and judges Darren Smallman of Brighton Fringe, Gemma King of Vivid Marketing and Ian Trevett of Platinum Business, have many hours of debate ahead to select the winner.  All finalists will be invited to attend the awards event at The Warren in Brighton on the evening of Sunday 3rd June where the winner will be announced.

Brighton & Hove has every reason to be so proud to be the home of the largest annual arts festival in England and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world. There is something for everyone: performance art, walks and tours, visual art, music, cabaret and circus, stand-up comedy, storytelling, dance, variety, and poetry with shows and events suitable for the whole family.  When choosing your entertainment, you even have the option to specify no swearing, no nudity or no strobe!

The Gemini Print Group are also working with Brighton Festival and Artists Open Houses.  Coming soon – an announcement about the Artists Open Houses and Gemini Print Artists of the Year Award.

2018-05-24T11:39:33+00:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: All|

Blue is the new Orange

For one day only!  Everything at the Gemini Print Group went blue (and white!) for the day.  Even those who dislike football or have passionate allegiances to other teams recognised the important work that Albion in the Community does across Sussex to help people of all ages.

A fabulous selection of blue and white cakes set the sugar levels for people to go to the Shoreham & Adur FC ground ready for the penalty shootout.
Joined by the Brighton & Hove Albion official mascot Gully plus ex-star player Ian Chapman with a team from Albion in the Community the battle commenced.  Maintenance manager Mark Gretton had created a very challenging alternative to a goalkeeper, so it was a tough competition.

Thanks to the generosity of Pulse Environmental voucher prizes were awarded to the champions.  Representing the ladies was Laura Macintosh of Portslade who works in the Gemini Print Digital & Hand Finishing Team.  Doing Brighton proud was Richard Golds, Sales, who casually scored top points beating many energetic contenders who had several attempts to take his trophy away!
The fundraising for Albion in the Community continues with the auctioning of some signed football shirts.  Suters Yard and the Harbour Club in Shoreham are inviting all their customers and members to raise some more funds.

2018-11-01T13:47:19+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Print|

Gemini Print Welcomes Kingsdown Team and Clients

Following the announcement, ‘Kingsdown Printer goes bust leaving 60 people jobless.’ (Bristol Post) the Gemini Print Group are pleased to confirm that they have welcomed a significant amount of staff to join the Bristol-based division of Gemini Print (previously known as Gemini West).

Gemini Print focussed on quickly ensuring all Kingsdown clients who had printing jobs ‘in limbo’ had their work completed.  Lisa Shareef who joined the Gemini team from Kingsdown said: “We have been impressed with the Gemini Print ability to deliver at such short notice and we are excited to now be working for such a professional customer focused firm.”

Rachel Morrison said “joining the Gemini Print team has immediately highlighted the differences – with their nationwide coverage and major printing operation in Sussex, in addition to London and North East offices, we know we have a secure 24/7 multi-site capacity to ensure our customers get the very highest standards of commercial printing skills”.  Nick Garcia commented “With more than 40 years experience and a team of more than 160 skilled people plus consistent investment in quality printing and finishing plant I can be so confident in the range of services.”

Vince Edwards is also enjoying joining the Gemini Print team. “It doesn’t matter if it is the smallest bespoke digital printing request to magazines, brochures and report projects with full mailing and fulfilment services and digital integration. My new Gemini colleagues all have a great deal experience providing the right results and value which is very reassuring and has given me great confidence in an exciting future”.

Gemini Print in Bristol, led by Managing Director Rob Page has grown from strength to strength since he joined five years ago.  Rob said “I am so proud of our team and everything they achieve.  We have great relationships with our customers with testimonials and referrals that make us very happy, and it is already clear that the new people on the team welcome our approach to service and quality standards.”

2018-04-19T08:49:21+00:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: All|

Sexy, Sassy and Sensational

The judges for the Brighton Fringe and Gemini Print Best Design for Print Award 2018 have been announced!  Darren Smallman, Ian Trevett, Gemma King and Mark Tulley.   With expertise in design, print, media, arts and marketing they are working together to ensure another successful year celebrating the creativity and skills that play such an important role in the success of the Englands largest annual ars festival

To review the competition criteria the judges met on the Brighton Palace Pier in the new Palm Court restaurant.

In the true quirky spirit of the Brighton Fringe, The Sundaes with their stunning vocals and flamboyant costumes joined in the fun. The fabulous ‘sexy, sassy and sensational’ Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry broke into song delighting tourists and visitors to the Pier who ignored the rain to join in the fun.

The Gemini Print Group organise and sponsor the Brighton Fringe Best Design for Print annual competition with a prize of £500 printing and promotion.  Organiser Mark Tulley, Group Sales Director, Gemini Print says “the award is to encourage excellence in creativity and design promoting Brighton Fringe 2018.”

Any art director, designer, illustrator, typographer of Brighton Fringe participant can submit their designs to by Friday 27th April.  More information:

The winner will be announced on Sunday 3rd June.

Fringe 2018 Judges

2018-11-01T13:48:04+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Print|

Judges Announced for The Best Design For Print Competition.

It is good to see the first entries have started arriving into the Gemini Print Group for the Best Design for Print Award 2018.  With £500 printing prize to be won all designers and venue management involved with creating printed publicity for Brighton Fringe 2018 are invited to enter the competition that recognises the skill involved in successful event promotions.

The standards of entries we have seen so far are excellent – a little preview includes:

Theatre and Events Manager Henry Bruce of Purple Playhouse was first off the mark with the promotion for the award-nominated performance artist Anton Binder.  “Magic isn’t about showing off – it’s about the effect you create, bending the laws of the universe.  You don’t want them to think you have skills”.  Acclaimed comic book artist Shaky Kane designed the poster for ‘I Married An Alien Card Sharp‘.

A one-woman comedy show by the multi-talented performer, actor and writer Jane Postlethwaite ( is the Last Night At the Circus.  The graphic designer Chris Okse Oxenbury created her poster with the photography by Andy Hollingworth.  Janes show is on 7th and 19th to 20th May at the Warren Theatre (

Mark Brailsford, well known in Brighton for the long-running hit satirical comedy show The Treason Show, now in its 18th year, is certainly multi-skilled.  He is the Director/Producer in addition to creating a clever design for the artwork promoting the Brighton Fringe 2018 performance of The Moggfather with its warning of ‘may contain satire’!

Mark Tulley, Sales Director, Gemini Print Group said “It is good to see that the arts and creative community welcome our passion for the very best printing and design. We enjoy encouraging excellence in creativity and design for the Brighton Fringe 2018 – both the experienced talent and the first time designers.  This competition has run for five years and the skills it highlights never fail to impress everyone.”

Gemini Print are delighted to confirm that joining Mark on the judge’s panel will be:

Gemma King:  Managing Director Vivid Marketing & Design Consultants

Darren Smallman: Marketing Manager Brighton Fringe

Ian Trevett: Editorial Director Platinum Business Publications

If you are an art director, designer, illustrator, photographer, typographer or Brighton Fringe 2018 participant who is a DIY designer you are eligible to enter.

It is very easy to ensure you get involved. Simply e-mail a sample of your intended print communication (leaflets, posters, flyers, postcards etc.) created for Brighton Fringe 2018 by Friday 27th April 2018 to  In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can also contact Gemini Print at any time.

You may submit up to 5 PDFs or photographs per entry.

Please make credits and descriptions as complete, legible and accurate as possible.

The judging criteria are as follows:-

Eye-catching: the immediate appeal of the artwork, including impact, originality and style.

Informative: the quality and design of the information presented on the artwork?

Marketable: the overall marketing effect of the artwork – why does it make me want to see this show?

The winner will be announced on Sunday 3rd June 2018 and will receive £500 worth of professional printing by the Gemini Print Group – plus associated publicity and celebrations!

The Gemini Print Group is the official print partner to Brighton Fringe 2018, providing printing, support and advice to all participants and venues every year.

Brighton Fringe I married an alien
Moggfather Poster
Jane Postlethwaite final poster

2018-11-01T13:59:33+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Print|

Get On Your Bike For BHT – Greater Cycle Challenge

One of the Gemini Print partner charities is BHT.

BHT (established 50 years ago originally known as Brighton Housing Trust) is the East Sussex charity that makes a recovery from addiction a genuine possibility for so many and works so hard in the battle against homelessness and rough sleeping for adults, families and young people.  They run centres and services in Brighton, Hastings, and Eastbourne.

This year BHT has teamed up with The Living Coast to create the Greater Brighton Cycle Challenge comprising three exciting cycling experiences allowing for all levels of fitness:

BHT’s Around the World Cycle Challenge is a family-friendly event taking place the Preston Park Velodrome.

This challenge starts at 7 am and runs throughout the day, with cyclists aiming to reach the combined target of 69,215 laps (equating to cycling 40,075km around the world) in just 12 hours!

Laps can be completed in one session or over some sessions throughout the day, and there are designated slots for families and club cyclists. Refreshments will be available throughout the day, and there is a programme of entertainment planned to add to the fun.

The Living Coast rides are more of a physical challenge, with rides of 30 and 58 miles through the world-class environment on our doorstep, recognised by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Region.

The route of the Classic ride (58 miles) is very similar to last year Brighton Mayor’s ride. It is slightly longer due to starting and finishing in the velodrome at Preston Park, and a few other minor tweaks, and new for 2018 is the 30-mile ride called the Devil’s Dyke Loop,  for those less confident of managing 58 miles. This heads over to Hangleton to take the Dyke Trail up to Devil’s Dyke before going down to Poynings and Fulking and joining the longer (Classic ride) near Woodmancote.

This exciting cycling event will raise much-needed funds for BHT’s First Base Day Centre, so please sign up, tell your friends and family and share the links below, and the attached flyer, on social media. – for more information and how to register.   – link to BHT’s Justgiving page for the event.

BHT-Greater Brighton Cycle Challenge 2018
2018-11-01T14:56:57+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Print|

Gemini Print Will Wear Blue and White For A Day

As we all know the way to get a heated discussion buzzing is to discuss loyalties to different football teams in any workplace!  While the majority of the Gemini Print team are delighted with the Brighton & Hove Albion win versus Arsenal, there are a few who are feeling rather more dejected!

However, a clever fundraising idea from Albion in the Community means we will be taking part in ‘wear blue and white’ on Friday, April 27th in return for a donation to the charity.  Plans to add to the occasion with football-related fun are in full flow.

Gemini Print organiser Tracey Cooper said “it is lovely opportunity to support our client Albion in the Community.  The fundraising helps so many. The cost of sessions for local people with disabilities who want to play sport can be up to £5000 per person for a year.  They also work across more than 100 schools across East and West Sussex!”

Albion in the Community is recognised nationally for inspiring people to be active, increasing participation for young people to play football whatever their ability or background and raise aspirations in local communities and improve life chances.  Their values are commitment, respect, quality and teamwork!  Sounds like the values any of us in business aspire to achieve at all times.

The range of disability-specific coaching includes Powerchair (reigning champions in the South East), Brighton & Hove Albion Deaf FC, Amputee FC and Cerebral Palsy FC.

To help ‘turn everywhere blue and white on April 27th’ you can get more information from

2018-11-01T14:59:10+00:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Print|

Brighton Fringe 2018

Best Design for Print Award 2018 –£500 Prize To Be Won

Mark Tulley, Sales Director, the Gemini Print Group has announced the fifth year of the Brighton Fringe – Best Design for Print Award 2018 – open to designs for print to celebrate the best-printed publicity for Brighton Fringe 2108.  He said “we are consistent in our passion for the very best printing and design. It is great to be encouraging excellence in creativity and design for the Brighton Fringe 2018.  This award can also be the opportunity to promote new talent, which is a fabulous outcome.”

If you are an art director, designer, illustrator, photographer, typographer or Brighton Fringe participant who is a DIY designer you are eligible to enter.

It is easy to enter – simply  e-mail a sample of your intended print communication (leaflets, posters, flyers, postcards and o on) created for Brighton Fringe 2018 by Friday 27th April 2018 to

You may submit up to 5 PDFs or photographs per entry.

Please make credits and descriptions as complete, legible and accurate as possible.

Brighton Fringe 2018 criteria is as follows:-

Eye-catching: the immediate appeal of the artwork, including impact, originality and style.

Informative: the quality and design of the information presented on the artwork?

Marketable: the overall marketing effect of the artwork – why does it make me want to see this show?

The winner will be announced on Sunday 3rd June 2018 and will receive £500 worth of professional printing by the Gemini Print Group – plus associated publicity and celebrations!

The Gemini Print Group is the official print partner to Brighton Fringe 2018, providing printing, support and advice to all participants and venues every year.

Please see below for some of more than 100 entries from 2017.  The judges selected Andrew Nolan’s creative design for comedy act ‘Richard Todd Sellotape at the Blue Man Café.  The judging panel said “Andrews work stood out as original, impactful, interesting and engaging.  All the ingredients for a winning creative”.

The Gemini Print Group and Brighton Fringe will shortly be announcing the judging panel for 2018

2018-11-01T15:14:10+00:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Print|

Thank You For Thank You’s

Although any successful business has to focus on efficiency, profits, revenues, cost controls, and yields the Gemini Print Group team believe that the best feeling of success comes when customers are so happy that they go to the effort of letting you know how pleased they are.

To produce quality lithographic or digital printing, large format print, specialised finishing, mail and fulfilment, and promotional products demands a multi-skilled client team for every project.  These teams appreciate the feedback and seeing that their extra efforts make a real difference so  ‘thank you’ to all our customers who take the time to send such lovely messages.

A small sample of some reviews and testimonials received recently include:

Orkney Boats Pilot House

“The leaflets have arrived today as promised.  Many thanks to you (Zoe Tindall) and all at Gemini for processing this urgent order so quickly and efficiently.  It is much appreciated.”

P.H. – Orkney Boats

“Hello, Olga (Olga Saskova) Arron (Arron Clark), Lauren (Lauren Britton), Joanne (Joanne Manning) and all the team behind this job.  Thanks for delivering on time and spot on as always.  I am really chuffed with the printing and binding on this job; it looks fab.  Your support and advice throughout were much appreciated”.

C.E. – Graphic Design: The Arts Foundation

The Arts Foundation
Windsor Forest Colleges

“Mike (Mike Webb) – thanks for the Adult Education leaflets, all arrived on schedule and looked great.  I am very grateful to you and all at Gemini for turning this around so quickly.  Please pass on my thanks to all concerned.”

Also: “Thank you for the delivery of the prospectus this afternoon. I know we have a very tight turnaround on this job but want to say thank you for delivering on time.  We are delighted with the finished result and would like to share our thanks with you and all involved at Gemini.  I look forward to the next project.”

J.H. – Windsor Forest College Group

“Darren (Darren McLachlan) …….we’re very pleased with The Annual Report, it looks very smart.  Thank you all very much!”

F.S. – The Superyacht Group

superyacht group logo
Albion in the Community

“Hi, Julie (Julie Beard) just a massive thank you to everyone for our AITC Magazine and health flyers!  You’ve done a superb job in record time again, and we really appreciate it!”

A.W. – Albion in the Community

“Dear Clare (Clare Kiff) and Max (Maxine Cropper).  Thanks for turning the job round so quickly.  Great job and they are on board the ship heading for France tonight.  Great team effort, so thanks to everyone involved.”

I.J. – Brittany Ferries

Brittany Ferries
Study Group logo

“Well done to Catriona (Catriona Scobie) – its great to see the recognition you richly deserve.  Great customer service to the Study Group over the last few years and I’d like to add a personal thank you too.  Its been and will continue to be a pleasure working with you Cat.”

J.B. – The Study Group

“Hi, Zoe (Zoe Tindall).  On behalf of Pyroban Limited I wanted to thank you once again for getting everything printed for me – so quickly and to such a great standard.  As a market leading company in the field of explosion protection for the material handling and oil and gas industry, it is very important to us that our standards of communication are really precise and effective.  Your friendly approach and willingness to do “that extra mile” for us are so appreciated.  I have worked with The Gemini Print Group for many years, and they have always focussed on the fact that everyone is ‘passionate about perfect printing’.

K.P. – Pyroban Limited

Pyroban Limited

During 2017 the substantial investment in manufacturing plant, distribution and the installation of the Heidelberg XL Ten Colour B1 Speedmaster press was completed at the Gemini Print Group.  Group Managing Director Steve Cropper said that the goal in 2018 is simple.  “Ensure the Gemini printing expertise plus skilled consultative account management results in happy customers who feel confident to always refer us to their colleagues and friends.  We must always meet and exceed the standards expected from their ‘perfect print partner.  It is so rewarding for all the team when clients tell us they are really happy.”

2018-11-01T15:58:28+00:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Print|