Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing mums!
Three things you didn't know about mums.

In most languages the word for mother starts with M (usually it's the first sound a baby makes) except for Fijian where it's Nana, in Mongolia it's Ana and in Japanese it's Okaa-san. In Old Japanese it was Papa. In modern Japanese it's Mama but that is generally interpreted as meaning food.


Australia's first Mother’s Day was in 1924. It came from  the Christian tradition of Mothering Sunday when the faithful would return to the "mother church" during Lent. This was gradually replaced in the 1930s and 1940s with the American Mother’s Day, created by Anna Jarvis in 1908. Later in life, she campaigned against the day's commercialisation and tried hard to have it removed from the calendar. Anna was never a mother herself. 

The first wife of Feodor Vassilyev (name unknown) of Shuya, Russia, has the officially highest recorded number of children born to her: 69 children. Between 1725 and 1765 she had a total of 27 pregnancies, giving birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets, 67 of whom survived infancy.  That's a lot of homemade picture frames and fridge magnets on Mother's Day!

Gifts for Mum on Mother's Day.

Time for a better business card?

How to use your business card in a digital age.

Providing personal warmth in a digital world.

The key to using it effectively is to understand
the reassuring nature of having something tactile we can give
that is tangible and real.

1. Use a design that stands out

Your card's physical appearance adds a great deal of value. Giving extra time to decide on touches such as texture, card stock quality and colour are important and will create a card that speaks to your clients about you and your company.

2. Keep the information to a minimum

The largest element on the card should be your name and logo. After that, think about what other information is vital and only include what is essential. Do you really need a fax number or PO Box number as well as a physical address? A phone number and email are all most people really need, anything else is just cluttering up your design.

A specialist printer such as Glide Print can create a card that allows you to write on the back. A handwritten note can include any extra information you want that person to have and communicates a powerful message of personal service.

A well designed card can easily include a QR code to link your physical and digital marketing tools. Just make sure your site is optimised for mobile first and your branding is consistent across these platforms.

3.Hand them out

Digital connections are fleeting, buried in waves of competing information. A quality business card, however, handed in person along with face-to-face contact and a warm smile makes sure you're leaving a solid impression and they can easily remember your name.

Business cards are bucking
every digital growth trend and remain
an essential marketing tool.


Glide Print can design and print a card that will deliver
that great first impression you seek.

We have a huge range of paper stock, luxury finishes
and clever ways to make your card stand out. 

Call us on 9221 7514 or email us for a quote.

Glide Print are the print specialists.

We know print.

Whatever next?

Design meets sustainability.
Biodegradable wood pulp shoes.

Spurred on by the desire to find products for their extensive forest industry, the design department at Aalto University in Finland is developing a strong, lightweight nanomaterial from wood pulp and is making prototypes of shoes, camp stools and even bicycles. 

"If the world goes on as it is
and we keep consuming products at the rate that we are now,
then we have to find solutions where
the materials can be either recycled or composted at some point
Professor Pirjo Kääriäinen.

Researchers believe that wood pulp is a super material that will replace plastics, synthetic fibre and cotton along with interior design elements such as plaster and can also be used for 3D printing as a sustainable substitute for plastic. 

Brand name cellulose shoes are another 4 or 5 years away yet, but keep an eye out for them. Wood pulp is the future.