MARKETING 

Marketing activities should be purposeful, targeted and easy to measure. XIC delivers marketing campaigns with maximum reach.

We work closely with you throughout the creation, delivery and evaluation of your marketing campaign. Eye-catching designs, advice on relevant platforms, personalised promotions and built-in measurement mechanisms are all part of the service.

 Specialists in:

  • DIRECT MAIL CAMPAIGNS
  • PERSONALISATION AND VARIABLE DATA 
  • PRINT ADVERTISEMENTS
  • EMAIL MARKETING
  • BROCHURES AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL



Clients & Case Studies Get in touch

Creative

XIC's creative team can work from a blank page, a simple brief or established brand guidelines. Our knowledge of different promotional mediums enables us to create designs that translate across all your marketing materials and work together to achieve a cohesive, positive impression.

With our creative and print teams housed under one roof, the design and production process is streamlined and efficient.

Specialists in:

  • BRAND DEVELOPMENT
  • CORPORATE LITERATURE
  • DIGITAL PRESENTATIONS
  • CAMPAIGN CREATION
  • DISPLAY DESIGN

 




Clients & Case Studies Get in touch

print

We help to define the purpose of your print project. That way, we can determine the best format, material and process to make the most positive impact on your audience.

XIC's combination of purpose-built production facilities and technical expertise allows us to offer a huge range of print solutions. Our service is flexible and efficient regardless of your project's complexity, format or volume.

Specialists in:

  • CORPORATE STATIONERY
  • OPERATIONAL MATERIAL
  • PRESENTATION FOLDERS AND DATA SHEETS
  • NEWSLETTERS AND BROCHURES
  • POSTCARDS AND LEAFLETS

 




Clients & Case Studies Get in touch

 

ABOUT XIC

XIC EXTERNAL 2

 

XIC Aberdeen: Solutions focused print – and so much more 

As far as we’re concerned, this isn’t really ‘About Us’.  It’s ‘About You’ – because that’s what matters.  Let’s dispel the myth that you contact XIC when all you want is something printed. The reality is that we provide a mind-blowing range of complete print solutions as well as creative ideas and marketing-focused advice.  

We’ll save you a whole lot of time, work and money if you involve us in your projects from the start.  We want to understand the big picture from your perspective.  What do you want your product to achieve? Who is likely to be on the receiving end? 

XIC has ideas, creativity, operational expertise, business acumen and technology in abundance – and we have a 28-year track record to prove it.  Our purpose built production facilities ensure we have both the knowledge and equipment to provide solutions to all your print, design, marketing and copying needs.  

We want you to be proud of your printed materials, whether the job is working on a batch of business cards or a £10m tender proposal.  You only get one chance to make a first impression. XIC will ensure it’s the right one.

Quality. Consistency. Professionalism.  Read any marketing or branding guidelines and these words appear.  We can help you deliver all three, along with a healthy dollop of innovation. 

Over the years we’ve worked with every type of business imaginable. We’ll bring experience to your project but we also have our finger firmly on the pulse of industry trends.

When it comes to working relationships, we’re in it for the long-term. 

Click here to get in touch.

 GET IN TOUCH Button7
 
Fawcett Print Services Limited T/A XIC. Registered in Scotland No. SC243705
Registered Office: Graphix House, Wellington Circle, Altens, Aberdeen. AB12 3JG

Reprographics 

Leading organisations require sophisticated, high-speed off-site print and reprographic services. XIC has developed its technology, facilities and people to meet the challenging technical demands of the digital era.

During our 29 years in the north-east of Scotland, we've established strong partnerships with companies across a wide range of sectors, including education, energy, legal and financial.

 Specialists in:




Clients & Case Studies Get in touch

Safety Material 

Safety should never be compromised in the workplace. XIC works closely with QHSE managers and advisers to raise awareness and understanding.

We produce complete suites of coordinated campaign items, ranging from digital presentations to the creation and distribution of new safety initiative roll out packs. Delivering the right products for your chosen environment with the right message, combining information with innovation along the way.

Specialists in:




Clients & Case Studies Get in touch

TENDER ENHANCEMENT

XIC has the creative talent and presentation skills to set your tender proposal apart from rival bids. We'll ensure it exudes professionalism, is visually strong and offers real ease of navigation.

Our design and production expertise allows us to take complete and confidential ownership of your documents. XIC's capabilities include the creation of bespoke covers, spines and tab dividers along with style templates to frame your content.

We ensure you meet seemingly impossible deadlines. If timing is tight, you can work on-site to assemble your document while we generate the bid components. 

Specialists in:

  • BRANDED BINDERS AND CONTENT
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY DESIGN
  • PROTECTIVE BID PACKAGING ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS
  • FILE CONVERSION, STRUCTURING AND PREPARATION



Clients & Case Studies Get in touch

Take The Tour

News & Events

News

Events

 

Contact Us

XPRESS IMAGE COMMUNICATIONS

Graphix House, Wellington Circle
Altens, Aberdeen AB12 3JG
T 01224 878799
E info@xic.com

 
Fawcett Print Services Limited T/A XIC. Registered in Scotland No. SC243705 
Registered Office: Graphix House, Wellington Circle, Altens, Aberdeen. AB12 3JG

MANAGED PRINT CUBE6

Managed 
Print 

XIC's online order system 'Coreprint' is a proven web to print solution used by many large organisations to purchase and manage their corporate print.

The system provides a single solution for your print requirements. It offers full control over your print spend, quality, brand integrity and stock levels. Coreprint's reporting capabilities enable effective management of project, departmental and multi-locational budgets.

The user-friendly system can be accessed by authorised users globally, making it ideal for companies with numerous offices.

More +


Clients & Case Studies Get in touch


DIRECT MAIL CUBE

Direct Mail
Services

XIC's direct mail services range from single postal item design through to campaign creation and management. We'll give advice on the most economic formats, suggest suitable packaging options and most efficient method of distribution.

Direct mail should be cost-effective; XIC achieves this by assisting with address validation and using the best value postage service available.

More +


Clients & Case Studies Get in touch


Take The Tour

PROMOTIONAL
GIFTS

asdasdasd

XIC is an authorised distributor of a wide range of promotional merchandise and corporate giveaways.

Our business gifts are ideal for promoting your brand at product launches and promotions, company open days, clients events and trade exhibitions. We also provide a range of functional desk items for everyday internal use by your own staff, associates or clients.

Specialists in:

  • OFFICE AND DESK STATIONERY
  • CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION GIVEAWAYS 
  • BAGS AND CASES
  • GOLF ACCESSORIES AND UMBRELLAS
  • MUGS AND DRINKWARE
  • PENS AND PENCILS

 

dsadsasda

CONTRACT COPIES

An organisation’s files reflect its collective knowledge. Documentation must be well-organised and accessible only to the right people.

XIC’s contract copying services include:

  • Secure transportation, with personal uplift and delivery by one of the XIC team. (We guarantee no third-party involvement.)
  • Technologically advanced document scanning and copying to ensure high quality outputs.
  • Shredding and destruction of contracts and sensitive data on site via Shred-It.
  • Confidential treatment throughout.

Scanning, shredding, secure delivery. Your information. Our safe hands.

< Back

 




Get in touch

Work Packs

The energy industry is deadline driven. XIC produces engineering work packs and vessel operation documentation to meet the tightest of timeframes.

Our capabilities include:

  • Same-day production of bespoke full-colour work packs. Our binders incorporate tab dividers, engineer folded drawings and branded covers and spines.
  • Expertise in the preparation, print and compilation of mobilisation documentation. We deal with low or high volume discipline and process-specific sets, delivering these directly to the quayside if required. 
  • Compression of scanned work pack files to small, manageable sizes 
  • Daily collection and delivery services across Aberdeen city.

Speed, accuracy and reliability. Essential to our clients. And par for the course at XIC.

< Back

 




Get in touch

PROJECT DOCUMENTS

Well-organised projects are successful projects. In the oil and gas industry, project documentation can be extensive.

XIC can:

  • Produce high quality scans of project documentation, including technical drawings and oversized documents.
  • Reproduce additional copies of project documentation within extremely tight timescales.
  • Organise and present project materials in a professional, logical and accessible print or electronic format.
  • Compress and index all paper documentation onto a single digital archive at the project end.

You manage the project. Let us manage the paperwork.

< Back

 




Get in touch

Training Material

XIC ensures that your training materials are produced professionally.

We adopt the same solutions-oriented approach to training materials as we do to all other aspects of our business. There is no “one size fits all”. Instead, XIC works with you to create something that’s the perfect fit for your organisation’s unique training needs.

We can:

  • Design bespoke materials to suit a particular workshop, course or individual trainee’s requirements
  • Develop branded and personalised presentations in both printed and electronic formats
  • Combine quality and speed with creative and technical talent. We deliver quickly with no compromise on output.

Need top-quality training material? Contact XIC today.

< Back

 




Get in touch

EQUIPMENT TAGS

Equipment tags play an important part in ensuring the safety of equipment and most importantly the people who operate it.

Printed on our specialist hydro print or “bomb proof” material, XIC’s equipment tags are virtually indestructible. They have been designed with harsh industrial and offshore environments in mind.

Our tags can be:

  • Produced in any colour and shape
  • Customised to contain whatever content is required
  • Used for recording, displaying status or isolating.

Equipment tags at XIC: Tough tags for tough conditions. 

< Back




Get in touch

TALLY Books

They may be small but the functionality of XIC’s tally books should not be underestimated.

These pocket-sized books are powerful multi-taskers, enabling your staff to record and reference essential safety information at all times.

Our tally books feature:

  • Customised, durable wallets
  • Bespoke multiple component inserts
  • Refillable pads

Tally books from XIC: Your essential safety companion for reference, guidance, recording, and raising awareness. 

< Back




Get in touch

PROMPT/AT RISK CARDS

How do you keep your core safety rules and messages on your team’s radar?

XIC’s prompt/at risk cards are both functional and highly durable

Our prompt/at risk cards are:

  • Branded to reflect your organisation’s identity or wider safety campaign theme
  • Clearly presented with your desired rules or message
  • Pocket-sized to encourage ease of reference and retention
  • Designed to last, produced in either PVC plastic or laminated card

Compact format. Concise content.  Maximum impact.

< Back




Get in touch

CAMPAIGN PACKS

Raising and maintaining awareness demands a systematic and often creative approach.

XIC’s campaign packs will help your organisation achieve its safety specific targets.

We will:

  • Create an impactful design for your campaign to convey key messages clearly.
  • Advise on the optimal pack content to meet your objectives

We can produce a range of safety materials, to interact with staff on a variety of levels.

From printed awareness posters, hand-outs, prompt cards, table talkers and augmented reality tools to branded USB sticks with digital presentation content.   

Safety campaign packs: Getting your message across. 

< Back




Get in touch

MANAGED PRINT CUBE6

Managed 
Print 

XIC's online order system 'Coreprint' is a proven web to print solution used by many large organisations to purchase and manage their corporate print.

The system provides a single solution for your print requirements. It offers full control over your print spend, quality, brand integrity and stock levels. Coreprint's reporting capabilities enable effective management of project, departmental and multi-locational budgets.

The user-friendly system can be accessed by authorised users globally, making it ideal for companies with numerous offices.

More +


Clients & Case Studies Get in touch

DIRECT MAIL CUBE

Direct Mail
Services

XIC's direct mail services range from single postal item design through to campaign creation and management. We'll give advice on the most economic formats, suggest suitable packaging options and most efficient method of distribution.

Direct mail should be cost-effective; XIC achieves this by assisting with address validation and using the best value postage service available.

More +


Clients & Case Studies Get in touch

We Are Recruiting...

1 December 2014


Recruitment5We are currently recruiting for an Account Manager to join our award winning team.

We are looking for an account manager with 2+ years’ relevant experience who enjoys building relationships with new and existing clients. Capable of communicating effectively with both external and internal audiences, you thrive on the challenges of working across fast-paced industry sectors, such as oil and gas.

Reporting to our director, your core objective is to maintain and develop existing business – and create new business opportunities – in Aberdeen and the surrounding area.

You will achieve this by understanding the service requirements of individual clients and seeking ways in which to meet or exceed their expectations.  At XIC, we pride ourselves on our responsiveness and reputation for innovation; a ‘can-do’ attitude is therefore essential, as is the ability to manage multiple projects.

In terms of presentation skills, you should be equally comfortable delivering client pitches or representing the company at external networking events. You should also be capable of using online resources to identify new tendering opportunities and enjoy working to budgets and targets.

This position represents an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic team of friendly professionals on a diverse and interesting range of client accounts.

If you think this could be you, please send a current CV to murray@xic.com and we'll be in touch. 

 

Northern Stars Set To Shine With Support From XIC

1 September 2014


Northern Star 2014Nominations have closed and shortlisted entrants are now gearing up for the finalists’ reception prior to the climax of the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce Northern Star Business Awards 2014.

XIC is again delighted to act as print sponsor for these prestigious business awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement across 13 categories, ranging from innovation to people development, and from customer service to business diversity.  Having supported the event for several years in succession, we look forward to the culmination of this year’s programme on the following dates:

Finalists’ reception – Thursday, 18 September 2014

Awards dinner – Thursday, 25 September 2014.*

Representatives from XIC look forward to meeting finalists, their associates and fellow sponsors at these events. Networking opportunities abound, so make sure you have sufficient business cards well in advance.  Why not to stock up today? Email orders@xic.com

XIC Gets Academic Year Off To A Flying Start With School-yearbooks.com

28 August 2014


SYBA
berdeen-based creative communications provider XIC has recently relaunched it's specialist division, school-yearbooks.com

The division, which is dedicated to the design and production of school and college yearbooks, has been created following significant demand for yearbook publications from a variety of educational establishments.

School-yearbook.com’s relaunch coincides with the start of the academic year, when many final year classes begin planning their yearbook projects.  Recognising that this may be the first project of its type for the youngsters involved, school-yearbooks.com personnel will offer student groups regular support and advice throughout the yearbook production process.  The division’s website provides additional hints and tips, as does its full-colour guide to producing a yearbook.

“Despite the popularity of social media sites among young people, we have found that there is an ongoing – and indeed growing – desire to create a lasting memento of their flagship year at school or college,” says Murray Alexander, director, XIC.  “The process of putting together a yearbook provides the students involved with a great team-working experience and gives them an insight into the design, print and publishing process.

“For these reasons, many schools and colleges are very supportive of yearbook projects.  The end result can also act as a showcase document for new pupils who are considering a particular school or academic course.”

School-yearbooks.com is capable of servicing educational establishments throughout Scotland and beyond.  Production facilities exist at XIC’s headquarters facility in Aberdeen and at its sister organisation, edinburghprinting.com.  For further information, go to www.school-yearbooks.com or email orders@school-yearbooks.com.

Creative Communications Provider Retains Major Reprographics Contract

22 April 2014

P4076046 NEW

Creative communications provider XIC has retained a major contract for the provision of print and reprographics services for oilfield services company Petrofac.  The contract extension represents the fourth consecutive year that Aberdeen-based XIC has worked with Petrofac to fufil the company’s reprographics requirements.

 The retention of its contract with Petrofac will aid XIC’s continued growth.  Established in 1987, the firm services the creative, print and digital needs of a wide range of north-east businesses. It has steadily grown its turnover over the past five years and is seeking to achieve a record turnover target of £2.5million in the year to end March 2015.

 A major contributor to this growth has been XIC’s ability to anticipate and service the increasing demand from the energy industry for specialist operational materials, which are often required on a same day basis.  XIC’s renewed contract with Petrofac is representative of these capabilities, involving the supply of engineering work packs and vessel operation documentation within tight timeframes.  As part of the contract, XIC will also continue to fulfil Petrofac’s requirements for general document scanning and day-to-day printing.

 “The energy industry is deadline driven and we have invested in people, technology and facilities to help our clients to meet their deadlines and function efficiently,” says Murray Alexander, director, XIC.  “We work with clients to understand their needs and are able to provide bespoke mobilisation documentation. We also understand the rigours of the offshore operating environment and can output information onto specialist durable materials accordingly.”

Operating from purpose-built production facilities on the south side of the city, XIC employs 26 people.  The company offers communication solutions in six core service areas: marketing, creative, print, reprographics, safety material and tender enhancement. 

PRIME PROJECT SPACE TO LET

30 January 2014

XIC Property Lease Images15

We have dedicated office space - currently available for rental in Aberdeen’s Altens industrial estate, the modern 1,588 square foot area includes:

  •    ON-SITE PARKING
  •    EXCLUSIVE KITCHEN FACILITIES
  •    EXCLUSIVE MEETING ROOM
  •    TELEPHONE SYSTEM
  •    INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
  •    CAN BE FULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED WITH PHOTOCOPIERS

In keeping with project teams’ requirements, the space is available for let on a short-term, flexible basis and is inclusive of heat, light, rent and rates.

To find out more, please contact Bill Fawcett at wf@xic.com 

 

XIC Property Lease PLAN 7

 



XIC Property Lease PLAN 10