MAke It PERSONAL for a competitive advantage

We’re into strategy, not just tactics. Understanding your customers’ needs = increased sales.  We’ll work with you to create cross-platform marketing campaigns that really get results. From printed advertisements to e-mail marketing, we provide eye-catching, measurable campaigns. 

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Here at XIC we ensure that great graphic design is accessible to all. To us, a blank page is a brilliant brand waiting to happen: Our Aberdeen-based graphic designers thrive on creating corporate identities from scratch.  Good design must translate across a variety of media, XIC builds this into the creative process so that your marketing and promotional materials achieve a professional, cohesive impression.CREATIVE ICON

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There's more to our print than meets the eye

Fast. Flexible. Bespoke. On-demand. Creative. Digital. Online. Not words you’d necessarily associate with printing services? Think again. Take control with our fresh and responsive printing solutions. 

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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. 

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Registered Office: Graphix House, Wellington Circle, Altens, Aberdeen. AB12 3JG

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QHSE is a top priority for the energy industry. Your printed safety material must educate and inform to keep your staff working safe. We work closely with QHSE managers and co-ordinators to help raise safety awareness and understanding. We’ll help you develop the right products for the chosen environment with the right message, combining information with innovation along the way.  




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Writing the content is one thing, making your tender document stand out is another.  You’ve worked hard to get the content right. XIC will capitalise on your hours of graft by presenting this information in an attention-grabbing, professional format.  And we don’t work to formulas.  Each tender proposal is unique - to suit your company and your audience. TENDER ICON2

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Registered Office: Graphix House, Wellington Circle, Altens, Aberdeen. AB12 3JG

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Managed 
Print Services

Time and money. Key issues for any organisation.  

Our web to print solution is a one-stop shop for viewing, purchasing and managing all of your corporate print requirements.  As an organisation grows keeping control of costs, quality and securing your brand image becomes increasingly difficult. Web to print gets rid of all these headaches in one fell swoop.

Print procurement is often fragmented, with multiple buying points across the organisation. We provide a secure online solution which eliminates maverick purchasing from unapproved suppliers and gives you full control over all print and design costs. What is more, it streamlines stationery re-ordering and protects your corporate identity.

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Direct mail: Delivering creative, cost effective communication

Printed direct mail will always have its place as a means of communicating with clients. How else can you physically put your brand in front of a prospective customer? XIC will help you make the most of this versatile promotional tool with our sophisticated range of direct mail services.

Today’s consumers are savvy and can sniff out a standardised mailshot a mile off. Enter XIC’s variable printing service. This nifty facility allows you to personalise your direct mail letters or leaflets and guarantees a warmer response from the intended recipient.

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Promotional products and business gifts can help keep your brand at the forefront of your customer’s mind.

As part of our range of creative communications solutions, XIC is an authorised distributor of a wide variety of promotional merchandise and corporate giveaways.

We offer branded business gifts that are perfect for promoting your brand at product launches and promotions, company open days and client events, and trade exhibitions. In addition our range of functional desk items are suitable for everyday use by staff, or as gifts for clients.

Do your promotional products need to reflect your brand’s commitment to quality? We’ll pair your company name with an appropriate partner such as Rubik’s, Parker, Waterman and Rotring.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Managed 
Print Services

Time and money. Key issues for any organisation.  

Our web to print solution is a one-stop shop for viewing, purchasing and managing all of your corporate print requirements.  As an organisation grows keeping control of costs, quality and securing your brand image becomes increasingly difficult. Web to print gets rid of all these headaches in one fell swoop.

Print procurement is often fragmented, with multiple buying points across the organisation. We provide a secure online solution which eliminates maverick purchasing from unapproved suppliers and gives you full control over all print and design costs. What is more, it streamlines stationery re-ordering and protects your corporate identity.

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Direct Mail
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Direct mail: Delivering creative, cost effective communication

Printed direct mail will always have its place as a means of communicating with clients. How else can you physically put your brand in front of a prospective customer? XIC will help you make the most of this versatile promotional tool with our sophisticated range of direct mail services.

Today’s consumers are savvy and can sniff out a standardised mailshot a mile off. Enter XIC’s variable printing service. This nifty facility allows you to personalise your direct mail letters or leaflets and guarantees a warmer response from the intended recipient.

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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


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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

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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

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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 

 

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