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Festive Opening Times & Final Order Dates

May we take this opportunity to give a special ‘thank you’ to all our customers for their valued business during 2018, and we look forward to working with you in 2019!

Please see below important information regarding our opening/closing times over the festive period:

We close at 4pm on Friday 21st December and look forward to re-opening at 8am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Please order before 2pm on Thursday 20th December to ensure delivery before Christmas*.

*Subject to stock availability – for more details or if you would like to find out whether we have something in stock, please feel free to contact us on 0800 013 2514, or email



Important notice to all customers: Following very heavy snow in Scotland yesterday and overnight, we regret to say that no DesignDirect orders will be despatched today.


This decision has been made with the safety of our staff, drivers and customers in mind. There is almost 12″ of snow at our Glasgow Head Office today, and the Red Alert weather warning is still in place with further snow showers expected today.

The office is open so if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the team on 0800 013 2514 or email

We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to resume normal service as soon as safely possible.

Christmas & New Year Opening Times


Design Direct will close at 5:00pm on Friday 22nd December 2017, and look forward to reopening at 8:00am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018!

Any orders placed on the 22nd December will be delivered in the New Year. For more information on deliveries and orders, please contact our team on 0800 013 2514 or email

We would like to thank all of our customers for their business throughout 2017, and wish everyone an enjoyable festive break and a very Happy New Year!

Black Friday is coming soon!

And the good news is, we’re back with our 20% Black Friday discount!

On Friday 24th November 2017, simply place an order on our website and enter ‘BLACKFRIDAY’ in the discount box provided. This will automatically deduct 20% from your order!*

20 percent off

The offer is on for 1 day only, on Black Friday the 24th November 2017, so plan ahead now to ensure you don’t miss out.

Why not start shopping now? You can load your basket and simply come back on Friday to place your order and get the discount.

Many of our products may be the perfect Christmas present for your loved ones. Do you have a friend who would appreciate a new Drawing Board, a high quality Technical Pen Set, or a handy Portfolio? Start browsing our range now.

If you have any questions, please call us on 0800 013 2514 or email

*See terms and conditions for full details.

Holiday Opening Times


We would like to thank all our customers for their valued business during 2015 and we look forward to an exciting 2016!

Design Direct will be closing for the festive break on Wednesday 23rd December at 5:00pm, and will reopen on Tuesday 5th January 2016 at 8:00am.

DesignDirect Support MacMillan Cancer

Last month 4 members of the DesignDirect team joined volunteers at the ‘Adrenaline Rush‘ event in Glasgow to help the team raise money for MacMillan Cancer. ’Adrenaline Rush‘ is an urban assault course which incorporates some challenging and daring obstacles, with all profits going directly to MacMillan Cancer.

DesignDirect is committed to supporting charities and the team here are proud to have contributed to MacMillan’s worthy cause.

Adrenaline Rush 1

Adrenaline Rush 2

Adrenaline Rush 3

Going to FESPA 2015 Cologne, Germany?

We’d love to say hello!


The market never stands still. We look forward to seeing the latest technology this week at FESPA May 2015 in Köln, Germany…HP has launched its new HP Latex 3100, Latex 3500 presses. With heavy-duty roll handling up to 300 kg (660 lbs) and 10 litre ink supplies, the printer enables more unattended operation such as overnight printing – a new slant on wide format production printing!

Designdirect Supplies has 40 years experience in providing wide format solutions - we are the specialists and looking forward to launching new ranges of media this year!