Everything You Need to Know About the May 31st, 2015 USPS Postage Increase

  Periodically, there is a USPS postage increase to accommodate naturally rising inflation.  Instead of revealing price increases throughout the year, the postage update is given all at once. This keeps the information organized and consistent, but can be a lot to take in. Here are some of the most important updates made to the pricing for … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About the May 31st, 2015 USPS Postage Increase

The Basics of Designing and Self-Publishing Your Independent Comic Book

Among the likes of many types of popular media such as music, films, and literature; comic books have gone through different eras and styles over the years. Just as popular music cycles through different genres, comics have gone through different styles of narratives and illustrations to coincide with current events and pop culture, which may make … Continue reading The Basics of Designing and Self-Publishing Your Independent Comic Book

3 Reasons Direct Mail Marketing Has An Edge On Email Marketing

We strongly believe in the power of Direct Mail even in this electronic age that we live in. We see it every day, small to medium size businesses and large corporations use direct mail in their marketing mix and yes, they get results! Even the likes of Google, who’s main business is internet based, uses … Continue reading 3 Reasons Direct Mail Marketing Has An Edge On Email Marketing

Just In Time For Valentines: Forever® Hearts|USPS Stamps

The USPS has released the Forever Hearts, Forever® stamps, two versions depicting a heart shaped with lacy lettering spelling out “Forever”. Available in a white background with a red design and a reversed design in white design with a red background. The perfect stamp to adorn your custom printed invitations valentines cards, announcements, anniversary cards … Continue reading Just In Time For Valentines: Forever® Hearts|USPS Stamps

Lookbook Design Tips – Style And Fashion

Lookbooks seem to be the latest craze for fashion start-ups and clothing lines. I can attest to this statement because it’s been our hottest selling product for the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2013 and probably would have been for longer than that… had we paid more attention to this trend earlier in the year. … Continue reading Lookbook Design Tips – Style And Fashion

Halloween Vector Graphics Collection For Commercial Use

With Halloween right up our alley, it’s crunch time to get the Halloween graphics printed up. To save you time we put together this collection of Halloween vector graphics that are available for commercial use. No need to spend hours looking for the right vector only to come to find out that you can’t use … Continue reading Halloween Vector Graphics Collection For Commercial Use

How To Set Up A Spot UV Business Card Design

The process of setting up a Spot UV business card is different from what you are used to. Since the Spot UV coating is not actually “printed”, the area that is printed and the area that is Spot UV will require separate files. Areas with UV (Spot) and Areas with No UV Let’s make it … Continue reading How To Set Up A Spot UV Business Card Design

Getting There First: Standard Mail vs First Class

With all of the problems the USPS has been facing, it hasn’t changed the fact that direct mail is still one of the best ways to market a business or service according to a study by the Direct Mail Association and referenced in this article by Ad Age. The political/internal/financial battle happening within the United States … Continue reading Getting There First: Standard Mail vs First Class

Avoid Issues By Saving Your Artwork Properly In InDesign For Printing

There are a few simple rules to follow when saving a print-ready design made with InDesign and it all starts with setting up your InDesign document properly with bleeds. The Need To Bleed Adding bleeds from the start, BEFORE YOU EVEN START, is crucial. Think about it, you’re working on a 200+ page catalog and then … Continue reading Avoid Issues By Saving Your Artwork Properly In InDesign For Printing

Pre-Press Proof: Challenges And The Alternative

Providing a customer with a pre-press proof for an offset run has been an issue for printers and customers alike for a long time, specially when printing in Pantone (PMS) colors. Some customers require a printed proof to be made before the entire job is run, usually for large orders. Because of the cost of … Continue reading Pre-Press Proof: Challenges And The Alternative