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Bring your Room to Life..Cover boring walls with posters and calendars

As a college student, I know just how hard it can be to make your dorm room into a place that you and your friends actually want to be. Well, other than for nap time, of course.

Back when I was freshman, I remember that first day of orientation; meeting new people, realizing that I would have to study like crazy to make the grades I had in high school, and getting introduced to my brand new roommate. We hit it off pretty fast after realizing we had so many things in common, and by the time we unpacked our stuff we were jumping up and down, squealing like little girls, all excited for our first real night away from home and for school to start. But I also remember spending that first night awake in my bed, frowning at the white paint-peeled walls that surrounded our colorful bedspreads and just sucked the life out of the room.

It wasn’t long before my new friends and I decided that the best way to make our rooms feel nice ‘n homey would be to hide the horrible/awful/gross/disgusting paint job that covered the walls and replace it with something fun and eye-catching; didn’t really matter what it was as long as it wasn’t 99 cent white paint.

After being scolded several times by our RA for wanting and planning to repaint our room into something more lively, my roommate and I ended up hanging some things that kept us happy and didn’t make our eyes bleed.

We had colorful calendars, filled with images from waterfalls to cute little puppies, put on the back of our door for the school year. After that we had dozens of posters that we printed that consisted of our favorite artwork, the bands we listened to, motivational posters to get us through freshmen year, and photo collages of our friends and family. We even covered our mini fridge with magnets and hung Christmas lights.

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Pretty soon, everyone was coming to our room to hang out, and my roommate and I felt right at home in that tiny dorm room.

So, for the upcoming college freshmen, prepare yourselves for a boring paint job and print posters of whatever makes you happy to cover your walls.

Date: 16th October, 2013 | Under: Fun Stuff | No Comments

Support Your Football Team, Use Signs & Banners to Promote!!

Football Team in a Huddle

It’s high school football season yet again, and if your team is anything like mine . . . they’re gonna need all the support they can get.

No,  I’m not talking about hugs and pats on the back or “better luck next time” and cheering at game time because, when you’ve got all the fans in the stands yelling and screaming, the words just sort of blend together and the players will never know who cheered them on or what anyone said (unless a megaphone was involved, but I seriously doubt that). So how in the world are you supposed to let your boys know you’re there for them?

Signs and banners.

Yep, that’s the secret. No, seriously, it’s as simple as that. When I was in high school the posters for the football team’s upcoming games were all around the school – you could not escape them, they were around every corner. We even had a eight foot wide banner that hung above the snack bar at the field; all the fans had signed their names on it, and every game before the kick-off the coach would bring his team together and point to the banner. Of course, I have no idea what he said to go with the pointing, but it always got the boys riled up, so who cares?

I spoke to my friend who was on the high school football team for four years and he told me that he loved it when his family and friends held up signs from the bleachers with his jersey number and encouraging words. He never told his parents this, but he always played better when they were their holding up a sign for him.

However, the signs aren’t just for the supporters to use. It’s for the players too. I mean, who wouldn’t love having their own stuff to show off to the world? Can you think of something the players use to advertise their team? Go over to the nearest high school. Right now. I dare you.  And I guarantee that you will find that the majority of the student’s have car magnets supporting the school’s teams.

So before you head over to the next football game, show the players and the marchers that you’re there for them and bring a sign, put up a sign in your yard, use a car magnet, or create a banner for the school hallway; it’ll mean a lot to them. Promise. Go team!

Date: 4th October, 2013 | Under: Marketing | No Comments

How to Create A Vinyl Photo Banner?

Marketing needs innovative ways to get prominence. Banners are a marketing tool that never goes unnoticed. Most of the big businesses have already reaped rich rewards with the use of various dimensions of banners. In terms of the banner printing vinyl photo banners are most popular among the marketers. When the banners are printed using the vinyl material it assures both durability and flexibility. Vinyl banner does not rust, tear or chip even in the extreme climatic conditions. The texture that is provided is easy to print on and the transportation can be done worry free. Nowadays, photo banners have become a good tool for the marketers. With the effective use of photos and designs the companies can give their marketing campaigns a new dimension.

Now you would be thinking that you will require knowledge about Photoshop and the other photo editing software! No, you don’t require to have any knowledge. With renowned printers all the designing can be done with ease. PrintPapa which is one of the most renowned printing service providers has come up with a new software PrintPapa Photo Publisher using which clients can design vinyl photo banners with a few mouse clicks. The printing agency understands that not everyone is a techno-geek so they have kept the operations for this software very simple. Let’s go through the step by step process to create your choice of photo banners:

Step 1:

Open the software present on your desktop and you will be lead to the Home page. There are various tabs in this page. You can read about the Pricing, FAQ, etc. and learn whatever you need to know before starting off with the project. Notice tabs on the extreme left panel. Click on the ‘Posters’ option.

Step 2:

Out of the options available click on Create New. A new window will open up and you can insert the size of the poster that fits your bill among the various standard sizes available for posters and banners. Once this is done next you will have to choose an image for your photo poster.  Bear it in mind that the picture you choose should appear clear and have the desired pixels. This is very important to impress the onlookers.

Step 3:

Once the picture is selected click on ‘Next’ button and you will be led to a page where you can personalize the photo poster to best suit your campaign. You will be able to insert clipart to your poster on various themes such as Flowers, Holidays, Kids, Letters, Travel & Vacation, Ornaments, etc. There are other personalization options such as rotate the image, add captions, and resize the image. You may also make the image sharp with adjustments in the skin tone and color.

Step 4:

And you are done! Just send the photo poster design to PrintPapa. Tick on the terms and conditions that appear. Next click on ‘Continue’. Select the number of copies and fill in the payment and shipment details.

It was quite easy wasn’t it? PrintPapa offers various types of photo products such as photo greetings, photobooks, photo calendars, etc.

Date: 18th April, 2011 | Under: Design Tips | No Comments

How Effective is Custom Photo Banner Printing as Family Gift Item

You may have gifted many unique items to your near and dear ones but the custom photo banners are the latest among them all. The normal banners can be found in many homes across the country. Just visit the room of some teenager and you will find many sorts of banners and posters on their walls. Just think how happy the banner lovers will be when they receive a photo banner carrying their own photo. Moreover unlike the general banners the photo banners are not bound to any age group they are liked by all. In the past years there was a tradition to decorate homes with framed photos capturing different phases of life. The custom banners can provide just this. There are many customization choices for the photo banners and you may choose the designs and photos as per your choice.

You may use photos of a single person or a family photo in designing the photo banner. Some people also go for pictures taken on their visits to some place with scenic beauty. One of the important aspects for the landscape pictures is that it has to be clear in terms of the resolutions and the photo should be truly beautiful to capture attention. In the recent past some of the parents also opted to make banners out of the snaps taken of their children. In case there are many good snaps you may make a collage with them and use it in the custom banner. This will also help you to capture the many emotions of the baby.

Reason the photo banners are liked by the recipient is the multiple uses that these items have. They do a great job in beautifying the walls of your home that might otherwise look lacking character. The posters are also used by the recipients for separating one room from the other and creating private areas. The custom banners can not only be used inside the house but outside as well. These posters are made from high quality materials such as vinyl which keeps them safe from water and sunlight.

If you have a friend who is a business owner then the custom photo banner will be of immense help. The gifted banner may be used by the recipient for not only decorating his/her office but also for promoting business. You may gift a banner containing the pictures of the family to your grandparents and they will treasure it forever. Grandparents love to display the pictures of their grandchildren and other family members and if it bears a touching message from you then it will add to the value.

While choosing a custom photo banner be mindful of the size of the photos weighed against the size of the banners. Proper resolutions will let you get the desired results from your gift item. You will also need the services of a professional printing agency such as Print Papa to give you a quality end result. Print Papa is a printing service provider that specializes in various types of photo products such as photo calendars, photobook, posters, greetings cards, etc.

Date: 25th March, 2011 | Under: Fun Stuff | No Comments

Personalized Photo Greeting Card vs Regular Greetings Cards

With the valentine day coming soon, everyone is looking for perfect items to gift to their loved ones. In this respect the greeting cards are one of the most common choices. In many households, greeting cards have become synonymous to Christmas and New Year. Greeting cards have been in vogue for many decades now, but with the advancement of printing technology there have been new additions to it. One such advancement is the personalized photo greetings cards. These have been selling like hot cakes over the last few years; causing decrease in the sales of the regular greeting cards that people were so familiar with ever since their childhood days.

People welcome everything new with open arms if it is worthwhile. But let us scrutinize the various benefits of personalized photo greeting cards over their regular varieties.

  • Uniqueness: Regular greeting cards are printed in bulk and there are many prints of the same design available in the market. In case of the personalized variety this is not the instance. Everyone loves to receive a gift that is second to none. They want to flaunt the gift in front of others and tell how special it is. If you flaunt a regular greeting card in front of your friends then who knows there might be another person carrying a card of the same design. This is the advantage that personalized product has. It is unique and makes the receiver proud.
  • Variety: Though there are regular greeting cards for every occasion but remember those are made keeping in mind the taste of the mass and not someone specific. In case of the personalized photo greeting card, you can select the color of the recipient’s choice, a picture either of the recipient’s or any other photo that best describes the occasion and finally write a message that will touch the soul of the receiver. Doesn’t that sound like a great idea?

  • Cost Effective: Though the personalized photo greeting cards are great gift items but it is hard to say that they are more cost effective then the regular varieties of greeting cards. Though there are many companies offering cost effective deals on personalized greeting cards yet if you want to get the best output then you might have to spend a fair deal of money. There are special techniques used in printing and designing personalized photo greeting cards which lead to their elevated prices.


In order to get the personalized photo greeting card of your choice, which will bring a smile on the face of your loving one; you need to find a reputed printing agency first. PrintPapa is one of the top printing service providers in the market and they offer cost effective personalized photo greeting cards. There are other photo products available with them too such as Photobook, Banners, Calendar and Posters.

Date: 13th January, 2011 | Under: New @PrintPapa | 1 Comment

Tips To Make Your Letterhead Your Unique Selling Point (USP)

Letterhead is one of the most important corporate documents. It is your first impression to many of your potential clients. There is nothing better in business than to impress your client at the first go. Organization spends millions of dollars in promoting themselves where as a letterhead can do it in a few cents. It should thus be designed to leave an excellent impression on the minds of the recipients. Here are some tips through which you can turn your letterhead into your USP:

  • Brand It – The brand name of your organization should be printed on top of the letterhead and should immediately grab attention. It should always be printed in legible font. Try using gloss over your company name as it will highlight the letterhead.
  • Use Logo – A logo is the identity of your brand and thus it is important for you to use the logo in your letterhead. This will brand you well in the market at the same time separate your letterhead from the ordinary ones used by many organizations.
  • Put A Watermark – A water mark is the sign of class in a letterhead and this will put you in the elite league and form a USP for your organization. You can use the the name or logo of your company in the center of the letterhead for the watermark.

  • Print Full Color – There is nothing better than a full color printing when it comes to a letterhead. Color adds more emotion and impact to your designs. It lets you be more creative than a single color letterhead would give.
  • Catchy Slogan – You can use a catchy slogan or a quote on your letterhead. This can be the focal point in your letterhead. It can be the slogan for your own company or a quote by a famous personality. Print it at the bottom of the letterhead.
  • Contacts – It is important that your letterhead carries your contact details in full. This is a sign of authenticity for any company. If your company operates out of multiple locations try including the address of your branch offices at the bottom of the letterhead with the address of your head office being at the top.

You will need to print your letterhead with a high quality printed for it to look well. PrintPapa is one such printing agency which will meet your needs. They are well equipped with the latest printing technology and have expertise in printing banners, business cards, calendars, envelopes, catalogs, booklets, books etc. It has regularly satisfied customers with its high quality printed material on time.

Date: 20th September, 2010 | Under: Marketing | No Comments

How To Set Price For Your Self Published Book?

How much should I charge for the book?
Will it sell at this price?
Am I pricing it too low?
Will I be able to make profits selling my book?

These are the questions which usually goes through the minds of every self publishing author. If you can plan to just market yourself through your book then you can price it at the cost price per book but most self publishing authors look for profits  from their books. Here are a few things that you should keep in mind which will help you in setting the right price on your book:

  • First and foremost calculate the total production cost and divide it by the number of copies to get the cost per copy. This cost should include each and every cost incurred from conception to printing even travels you might have undertaken to publish it.
  • Books are usually priced 2.5 times their production cost as it includes your profit as well as a good margin for the retailer which will be around 20%. This will ensure that even if half your books sell you recover the total sum spent on the book.

  • The pricing of the book will also depend on the physical traits of your book like quality of paper, size, printing and binding. If you plan to cut on the production cost of your book you can bring it down by altering any of these elements.
  • If your book has to compete with another in the market, it should be priced same if not less than your competitor’s book to ensure it has a competitive advantage.
  • If you are planning to sell your book in sites like Amazon, you will need to price it a substantially higher than the production cost as most online portals showcase a book with a discount and charge a huge percentage as service charge.
  • If you are planning to promote your book, you will need to spend money on the promotions. This should also be included in the production cost of the book.

A good self published book needs good printing and you will need to hire a good printing service provider like Print Papa. They will deliver you high quality printed material at very competitive cost. This printing agency has expertise in printing banners, business cards, notepads, envelopes, letterheads, rack cards, booklets etc. They have high end printing machines at their end which helps them deliver high quality jobs at on time to their clients.

Date: 7th September, 2010 | Under: Marketing | No Comments

How To Print Cheap Business Cards?

Business cards are one of the best ways to promote yourself, especially if you are in a small business with limited capital. There are many people that you will come across in your everyday life and give a business card for promotion. If you are distributing good number of business cards everyday you will need to opt for cheap business card without compromising on quality. Here are a few tips through which you can get cheap business cards printed:

  • If your requirement is large, printing cards in bulk is the best option as they bring down the cost of printing per business card considerably.
  • In case you plan to print a small number of cards it is advisable to choose digital printing over the traditional offset printing. For low volumes offset printing doesn’t make sense.
  • You can cut down on the designing cost by designing the cards yourself. There are a lot of softwares like MS Publisher, Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop which lets you design the cards yourself.
  • Different paper come at different rates. You need to do a thorough research on the kind of paper available in the market. You can reduce costs by choosing the right paper quality.

  • A single color business card may not look as attractive as a four color one but it can bring down the printing cost heavily. A well designed single color business card looks very attractive.
  • Look for printing service providers who offer discounts on printing business cards. You can use the Internet for finding out printers which offer discounts on business cards printing.
  • You can use mini cards which are smaller in size compared to the standards ones. They save you a lot of money as they consume less of printing paper which accounts for substantial cost in terms of printing.
  • Look out for the lean season that printing service providers have. This is the time when you can get a good bargain from the printer and negotiate the deal on your own terms.

To print cheap business cards you will need the services of a good printer who gives you very competitive rate. PrintPapa is one such printing agency which will meet your needs. They are well equipped with the latest printing technology and have expertise in printing banners, business cards, calendars, envelopes, catalogs, booklets, books, letterheads etc. It has regularly satisfied customers with its high quality printed material on time.

Date: 31st August, 2010 | Under: Tips & Tricks | No Comments

How To Promote Energy Conservation Through Posters?

Do you see wastage of electricity in your workplace, educational institution or some public place that you visit regularly. Wastage of electricity through lights, computers and air conditioners when no one is using them is common in today’s world. People do not seem to mind wasting electricity in such places as they do not have to bear the cost. Posters are one of the best ways to make people aware of the need to conserve energy. Here are a few ways in which posters can be used to promote energy conservation:

  • It needs to be promoted among the audience every watt of energy saved is equivalent to the energy produced. The poster should educate people on the common mistakes that they do which leads to wastage of energy.
  • Identify the places in your workplace, educational institution where maximum energy wastage takes place. You can put up some awareness posters on energy conservation in such places.
  • Use facts and figures to raise awareness among people about energy saving. Many people aren’t even aware of how much electricity that they can save if they make some serious attempts to do so.

  • Highlight the ill effects of electricity wastage like dwindling coal and petroleum resources which will run out of stock in the near future.
  • Use graphics and images in your poster to promote energy conservation. Posters look appealing when they carry graphics and images. Many people take interest in a poster only when it comes accompanied with pictures and graphics.
  • Make sure that the posters are placed in the line of sight and not in some isolated corner. The more people see it, more are the chances of people starting to save energy.
  • The poster should also make people aware of the alternate sources at their homes. It could be using the solar power or the power of the wind.
  • Keep the background color of the poster black or any other dark color which converts seriousness of the message. Things in brighter color usually do not convey the seriousness.

A well designed and printed poster is what you will need for this campaign. You need to go to a professional printing agency like PrintPapa for this job. They are equipped with all the latest printing technology and have expertise in printing banners, business cards, calendars, envelopes, catalogs, booklets, books, letterheads etc. The biggest testimony for PrintPapa is the satisfaction of its clients who have got quality results on time.

Date: 31st August, 2010 | Under: Tips & Tricks | No Comments

How Newsletter Can Benefit Your Business?

Newsletter is one of the best ways of promoting your brand. Unlike other promotional tools like banners and flyer which promotes in a burst, a newsletter promotes your brand periodically. It is one of the best ways to inform your clients about the latest happenings in your company and industry. It also doesn’t symbolize outright advertisement and thus serves the purpose of bringing benefits to your brand better. Here are a few benefits that a newsletter can bring to your business:

  • Newsletters are like a stealth way of advertisement. They do not irritate the clients with their hard selling techniques but put the message across in a very simple manner. It is no wonder the craze that many business organizations have for their newsletter.
  • Newsletters give you the option to make the clients aware about the work culture in your organization. This isn’t possible with any other form of printed advertisement.
  • It is the most informative promotional material for any business organization. You can talk about the latest technological up gradations in your organization or the policy changes which will benefit the customers.
  • It keeps the familiarity factor running for your business. A periodic newsletter reminds the customers of your organization and business. Since they are not hard selling like other forms of promotion, they strike a chord with the clients.
  • Newsletters have a much more wider reach than posters and flyers which are generally distributed among the masses.  They are also a very targeted promotional tool unlike many others.
  • A monthly or quarterly newsletter acts as a reminder to many of your clients. It doesn’t sound like an advertisement campaign but in a subtle way ensures that your clients still identify with your brand in the market.
  • It serves as a public relation tool for your business organization. If your organization has a huge number of people subscribing to the newsletter you can even sell advertisement spaces on it to earn the cost of the newsletter.

A good newsletter can only come from good printing. It is important that you hire the services of a good printing service provider for your printing job. PrintPapa would serve ideal for your newsletter printing job. They have expertise in printing books, letterheads, business cards, calendars, envelopes, catalogs and booklets among others. A testimony to their success lies in the fact that they have a long list of happy clients.

Date: 27th August, 2010 | Under: Marketing | No Comments


 

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