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How To Choose a Tshirt For Silkscreening

You’ve decided on giving away tshirts as a promotion for your business or organization, but how do you choose with so many options? When selecting a blank for silk screening, many people are under the misguided belief that 100% cotton is the way to save money. Bargain cotton shirts are a problem for a number […]

One Manufacturing Job That Won’t Be Shipped Overseas

If you are one of the more than 12 million blue collar workers in manufacturing worried about losing your job, or one of the 5 million who saw their employment opportunities disappear since 2000, you should know about one industry that is always looking for help. For skilled production workers, the pay is good, demand […]

Creating Not-So-Humble Business Cards

Tired of the same old business cards and want something really unique? Looking for a way to stand out without breaking the bank? We have 9 suggestions. 1. SPOT UV. UV is a coating usually applied to one or both sides of printed cover stock giving business cards a slick, glossy feel. You can have […]

Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Square Business Card

Square cut business cards are inexplicably hot right now and yet fraught with problems. Here is how to do them right. Some printing industry trends simply defy logic and square business cards are but one example. With far smaller real estate in an era when people have longer email addresses, and then wanting to add […]

Going Paperless to Save Trees? Think Again.

Banks, credit card companies, utilities – any business that sends us a bill urges us to “go paperless” in order to save trees. Deep down we all suspect that this is more about saving the company postage than it is saving forests, but we choose the option because we think we’re helping the cause to […]

Why Choose a Commercial Printer?

It is pretty surprising that companies that have made a significant investment in an in-house print shop would still use an outside commercial printer to produce their printed matter. A recent survey conducted by Printing Industries of America of more than 400 managers and marketing executives from across different industrial sectors found that 9 out […]

In the World of Printing, Why Cheap is Expensive

Some people seem to be under the misguided belief that when it comes to printing, price is the only consideration. After all, it’s just paper, ink and cutting, right? It may surprise you that our company acknowledges we aren’t the least expensive, but more importantly, we aren’t trying to be. We are a custom print […]

The Five Best Branded Promotional Products To Giveaway

You would think with 77,000 items our company offers, it would be impossible to come up with the top five branded promotional items to giveaway to your customers. While there is some industry specific gear that may be more appropriate for your business, these are hands down our favorites and the reasons why we recommend […]

Simplifying the Confusing World of Direct Mail

If our last article, Why Print Matters convinced you to branch out from online advertising and try direct mail, but you don’t know where to start, this post is for you. While there are many considerations, and the issue can be quite complex, there are some basics we will cover here. Many of our customers are surprised […]