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Printing Help

How Do I Format My Artwork for CMYK?

We often get questions about how to properly format artwork for CMYK for good reason. Neglecting to convert your files from RGB to CMYK before printing can cause significant discrepancies between how your artwork’s colors appear on screen and how they appear in print. For this reason we recommend that you convert files from the …

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Graphic Design

19 Alarmingly Bad Print Ads

Bad print ads are everywhere. From magazines and billboards, to EDDM postcards and posters, we’ve all seen print ads that cross the boundaries of good taste and design. As a printing company, we’ve seen things you wouldn’t believe. Don’t think that only inexperienced businesses make bad print ads either. Creating them can and will happen …

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Education

15 College Recruitment Posters That Break the Mold

According to the latest data, college enrollment has dropped from approximately 21 million in 2010 to 20.2 million in 2014. Forecasts predict the pattern will hold through 2016 and beyond. This drop in enrollment has spurred institutions of higher learning to increase their marketing efforts, with a corresponding increase in the sophistication of their college …

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Marketing

6 reasons for excitement in your store this fall

Don’t let those red and green wreaths in the craft store fool you. We are currently in the middle of a season called “fall” (or autumn for the British at heart). Although I do love the holiday season, it’s important not to let it push its way too far into the previous season’s space. Fall …

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Ice Bucket Challenge Fundraising
Nonprofit

Nonprofit fundraising: What is the answer?

Just dump a bucket of ice water on your head and you’re golden. Your nonprofit will raise tens of millions of dollars in one month. OK, maybe not all nonprofit fundraising is that simple, but what is the answer? Nonprofit fundraising saw a new spectrum of awareness this month with the creation of the “Ice …

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Marketing

Marketing the Band

It’s every garage band’s dream to make it big.  And today, with music mixing software and some studio time, you can create your own demo CD and market yourself to the world! There are plenty of bands who have managers who book the dates and do their marketing.  But when times are tough and there’s …

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Marketing

Great Tips for Advertising with Posters

Poster printing can be customized to advertise any product, service, or special event. Here are the five tips to remember when advertising with posters. #1 Know what you need to tell viewers – Decide the main point of what viewers need to know and stick to it. Don’t lose focus or your poster will lose …

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