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Gift Uses For Wall Calender

Calenders are one of the best promotional tools but they always aren’t objects of bulk printing. They can be custom printed and serve as gifts on spacial occasions for your family, friends and relatives. This is a very unique concept and can be a great surprise for your loved ones. Following are some of the gift uses of a wall calender which will help you in gifting customized calenders to your loved ones:

  • Birthdays: You can take some of the pictures of your friends or family members and make it into a 12 page calender. Use catchy captions in each and every page. If you can click the recipient through all the different seasons in a year the calender will be something worth remembering. Otherwise use pictures of the person clicked through important moments occasions of the year.
  • Wedding: Wedding day is perhaps the happiest day in everybody’s life. Lot of pictures of the couple are usually clicked throughout the wedding ceremony. Select the twelve best from the lot and make a calender out of it. Try maintaining the sequence of the events along with the sequence of the months. You can also share a few incidents out of the entire wedding celebration.

  • Valentine’s Day: You can surprise your loved one by printing a calender for him or her. You will just need a few images of your loved ones to do this. To add flavor of love to your calender you can add a love quote to each and every page of the calender. Design the calender in bright colors like pink or red as they look more romantic than any other colors.
  • Mother’s Day/Father’s Day: A customized calender is the best way to say a note of thanks to your father and mother on occasions like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Use images of them which might also include you in their lap. Try sequencing the images through the life of your father or mother. Use nice captions to say thank you to them.

To print a good custom designed calender you will need the service of a quality printing service provider. PrintPapa is the kind of printer that you should go to for meeting your calender printing needs. They are a very  well equipped printing agency who have huge expertise in printing stickers, books, rack cards, letterheads, business cards, brochures, catalogs etc. PrintPapa has a long list of satisfied clients always having delivered high quality printed material on time.

Date: 15th September, 2010 | Under: Tips & Tricks | No Comments

Five Important Self Publishing Facts

There is a lot of talk about self publishing these days in the market. Many renowned and first time authors prefer to go the self publishing way than to go to a renowned publisher. The rising popularity of self publishing also makes it a victim of many myths that surround it. Some are created out of ignorance while others due to commercial interests of the publishers. Here are five important facts about self publishing:

  1. You Are The Boss: First and the foremost fact is that in self publishing you are your own boss. You have complete creative freedom to work for the book on your own terms. If your book becomes popular with the audience then there will be many publishers knocking on your door willing to re-publish your book on your terms.
  2. It Is Easy: Far from the popular myth that typesetting and designing a book is difficult, on the contrary it is a very easy job. Most of the publication softwares have custom made templates for setting a book. You do not need rocket science to use them. Most of the processes in these softwares are self explanatory and in case you have doubts you can seek help from the Internet.
  3. It Is Cheap: Self publishing seems expensive from outside but inside it is quite cheap as you can save a lot of money by doing some of the jobs yourself. Regular publishing softwares are enough to help you design your book. You don’t need to buy those expensive softwares like your publisher and can achieve quality results even with the MS Office package. With Print On Demand you can print any quantity of books without spending a fortune. For e.g. we at PrintPapa can print only 5 Books at a very low cost. Check it out.
  4. Copyright Is Yours: You get to keep the copyright of your book unlike the case of going to a publisher. This gives you the freedom to reproduce the book in a new form, edit it for future editions and even sell it to a publisher if you get a lucrative sum of money and lifetime royalty.
  5. Niche Books: Many publishers do not publish books for niche audience as they are not commercially viable. In self publishing you do not have to face such hurdles as you are the publisher yourself and being so you are not accountable to any individual.

A good book should be complemented by quality printing and you should hire the services of a renowned printing agency like Print Papa. They have been in the printing industry for quite some time and have latest printing technology at their disposal. They have built expertise in printing booklets, stickers, calenders, labels, NCR forms and rack cards and a host of other domestic and corporate printing materials. Check out our Soft Cover Perfect Binded Book Section and get a instant quote to find out how much your book will cost to print.

Date: 14th July, 2010 | Under: Print News, Tips & Tricks | No Comments

Self Publishing! What Is It?

Self-publishing is the publication of a book by the author. Don’t be scared it doesn’t require you to set up a printing press to publish your book! It is just a process where you don’t take your manuscripts to a third-party publisher but instead to a printer and get the job done at your own expense. There is lot of buzz around self publishing these days as authors are not fully dependent on publishers for approving and printing their books.

The advent of technology and publishing tools such as MS Office, Corel Draw, Pagemager, Photoshop etc has empowered every author to wear multiple hats like the designer and typesetter of the book. This relieves the author of depending on the third party publisher and the creative freedom all author strive for. There are a lot of advantages of self publishing. Some of them are:

•    You are the boss! You get make all the decisions regarding the book and don’t have the editors removing parts of the book or executives suggesting changes to make the book more commercial.
•    A publisher pays you only a small percentage of the profits unless you are a big name who can negotiate terms. With self publishing you get to keep the entire profit for yourself.

•    In self publishing you get to retain the right of the book and set the market price for it. If the book becomes a bestseller you can strike a lucrative deal with the publisher.
•    You can edit your book for the second edition if you feel necessary following the feedback of your first. A publisher may not allow you to edit the content of your book.
•    You can reproduce the entire book or parts of it somewhere else in case you want which is not possible with a publisher who will keep rights of your book.
•    You do not need to attend promotional events and keep on hopping from city to city at your publisher’s wish to reap maximum commercial benefits from your book.


•    You are not bound by any long term contracts which don’t allow you to look for greener pastures.

All you need to self publish your book is a good and professional printer. This is where a printing service provider like Print Papa can be of great help to you. They are a professionally managed company which uses the latest technology in printing. They have been regularly offering high quality jobs to their clients at competitive prices. They have built expertise in printing calenders, catalogs, labels, NCR forms and rack cards.

PrintPapa Offers Short Run Soft Cover Perfect Binded Book Printing for your book. These books are printed proffesionally and can be sold at a book store. We offer 3 standard sizes, but if you need a custom size, just request for a custom quote. You can order as low as 5 books at a time. So next time when you are ready to write a book, you know where to go for publishing it.

Date: 13th July, 2010 | Under: Print News | No Comments

How To Print A Cheap Poster?

Posters are one of the best tools when it comes to promotions. Most of the events are promoted through posters along with banners and flyers. However poster printing can be expensive which may not be within the budget of many firms and cheap poster printing is the best option. Here are a few ways in which you can print cheap posters for promotion:

  • Design Yourself: Poster designing is no rocket science and you can do it yourself using a publishing tool like Photoshop, Illustrator or Corel Draw. This will reduce the cost considerably as designers do charge hefty amounts. Make sure that you know the right poster sizes and for this you can contact a printer beforehand.
  • Select The Right Printer: It is also important that you choose the right printer to reduce the printing cost. You can do an online research on the printers within your proximity who are offering discounts on poster printing. This will also bring down the cost of the poster substantially.
  • Use Regular Paper: Printing paper can be expensive and to reduce the cost opt for regular printing paper than the normal poster printing paper. Although the quality won’t be the same, your purpose of getting cheap posters will be served easily.

  • Reduce Wastage: One reason for the huge expense is any form of printing be it posters, flyers etc is wastage. If you can reduce wastage then that will result in saving huge amount of money. This can be easily done with some proper planning beforehand where you know exactly how many posters you require.

  • Be Flexible With The Size: Not all sizes have the same printing and paper cost. So try opting for the paper size that is cheapest in the market.

Hire the services of a printer like PrintPapa which regularly offers discounts to its customer. They have   experience in printing and print promotions and can reduce the cost of printing by optimizing the process.  They have build expertise in printing both domestic and corporate materials like brochures, calenders, doorhangers and rack cards. The message in the poster is more important than its quality and if it can appeal to the audience than it has achieved its purpose.

Date: 9th July, 2010 | Under: Design Tips | No Comments

Tips For Successful Flyer Advertisement

There is no advertisement tool which is better and cheaper than the flyer. Although posters and banners also serve the purpose of promotion, there is nothing better than a flyer as it can be more targeted and much cheaper. Here are a few tips to create a successful flyer advertisement:

  • Focus on Theme: It is very important that you focus on the theme which needs to be carried all throughout your advertisement. Branding your business should be your biggest goal while using a flyer for the purpose of advertisement. Your branding should be so powerful that people immediately recognize your brand name and logo even if they just take a glimpse on it. A catchy slogan which promotes the theme of your business also makes the flyer look good.
  • Target Your Audience: It is important for you to identify your target audience and focus on them rather than going for a general campaign. One of the most common mistakes that businesses make when advertising is not getting a ‘handle’ on the market they are targeting. In case you are promoting a sports event or a rock show distributing the flyers among the aged group won’t serve your purpose. You need to focus on the youth for the success of your campaign. Distributing flyers near educational institutions, shopping malls and movie theaters would serve ideal in this regard.
  • To The Point: The best flyers in the world are the ones which are brief and do not try to narrate about the product or service that they are promoting. Avoid writing long sentences as they make the flyer unattractive. You need to highlight on some keywords while designing a flyer. They should attract the eyes of the audience and promote your products and services. Bad pictures and graphics make the flyers look very unprofessional and do not serve your purpose of promotion.

  • Print High Quality: A good flyer only becomes good when it is printed well. Not all printers around can give you high quality prints so search for a printer who has the latest equipment as far as printing technology is concerned and has expertise in the job. Also ensure that the paper quality of the flyer is good. This will ensure that your branding will just be perfect.

Hiring the services of a printer like Print Papa would serve ideal for your purpose. They have years of experience in printing and print promotion. They work on the latest technology in the printing industry and have a team which has built expertise over the years in all forms of printing. They have built expertise in printing both domestic and corporate materials like books, calenders, catalogs and NCR Forms. Print Papa has built a list of happy and successful clients.

Date: 29th June, 2010 | Under: Tips & Tricks | No Comments

Tips To Design A Perfect Vacation Brochure

Vacation brochures have been a hit with travelers around the world. Many tourists visit a destination after coming across an attractive vacation brochure and to promote a good destination a brochure becomes necessary. Here are a few tips that you should keep in mind while designing a vacation brochure:

  • Provide A Map: This is one of the most important parts of any vacation brochure. You should provide the map of the destination highlighting the important places such as airports, railway stations etc. It should also mark the famous tourist spots in the destination and also have adjoining areas of tourist interest in it.
  • Places To Stay: Your brochure should include the names and addresses of the famous hotels in the town. The brochures will look good if the hotels are  arrange according to the tariff from budget hotels to the ultra luxury ones. You can also give other options  that may be available in the place.

  • Tourist Destination: This is the most important part of the brochure which people look forward to. Give a brief description of these tourist destinations along with their pictures. It would be wise to include any interesting piece of folktale or history about that place. Also give their distance from the city center and information on the modes of communication.
  • Places To Eat: Food is an integral component of a perfect vacation and thus your brochure needs to have the names of the famous restaurants and food joints in the city. Mention the name of the delicacies that the place is famous for and a must eat menu for a perfect vacation.

  • Shopping Destination: Shopping is an integral pat of any vacation and thus it is important for your travel brochure to have the famous shopping destinations in the place listed. Also give insights to what the place is famous for and what would be the best memorabilia of that place.
  • Near By Destinations: Many vacationers might be interested in visiting nearby destinations and it is good to have these in the brochure. Include the mode of communication and the distance as these informations help the tourists a lot.

A good vacation brochures needs to be printed in very high quality paper with quality ink as it makes the brochure look impressive. You need to also get the brochure printed from a high quality printing service provider like PrintPapa who have high quality printing services and years of experience in the job. They have built expertise in printing both domestic and corporate materials like labels & stickers, NCR forms, presentation folders and newsletters. Print Papa has built a list of happy and successful clients.

Date: 28th June, 2010 | Under: Design Tips | No Comments

Tips To Make An Instructional Booklet

All major products that are purchased these days come with instructional booklet. While brochures and catalogs help in selling a product, instructional booklets helps an user to understand it’s working. Instructional booklets are thus very important part of a product sale. Here are few tips that you should keep in mind while designing an instructional booklet:

  • Logical Flow: A good instructional booklet should have a logical flow. As a designer your focus should be on the composition of the booklet. The flow should be logical where one step leads to the other. The overall outline should also bear the same flow. In an instructional booklet of a electronic equipment the Installation page should be put first followed by Setup and Troubleshooting.
  • Be Precise: You need to be to the point in a perfect instructional booklet. The language has to be simple as in it needs to address the common people. A reader should at one go understand what you meant. Avoid writing long sentences as they confuse a readers instead of offering any assistance.

  • Index The Book: If your instructional booklet has many sections and sub-sections it should have an index. Make sure all the sections and sub sections are listed under the index which will make it easier for the users to find the solution they are looking for from the book.
  • Sections Are The Key: The booklet should be divided well into sections as it makes reading easy. Avoid jumbling up different sections in the single page. Do not cut any section just to avoid going to the next page.

  • Use Illustrations: They are the most important part of any booklet. A single illustration is worth many lines of text and thus it relieves you from the pain of narrating every step textually. In most cases, people understand things better when they see how it works rather than if they read about it. In steps which are difficult use, you should use multiple illustration to make it easier.
  • Troubleshooting: Your instructional booklet should have a page on troubleshooting if the product is electronic in nature. Many people take time to adjust to a new equipment and troubleshooting page helps them in solving their problems.

A well designed instructional booklet should only be printed by a professional printer like PrintPapa.  They have an excellent infrastructure with the latest machinery available in the printing industry. They have expertise in printing books, calenders, posters, catalogs and rack cards.

Date: 23rd June, 2010 | Under: Design Tips, Tips & Tricks | No Comments

Other uses of Business Cards!

Business cards are one of the best tools when it comes to promoting a product or a service. Although booklets, brochures and posters have been used for many years business cards fit into the bill more than any of them. The fact that a business card looks more official than posters and brochures it appeals more to the receiver. There are many benefits of choosing business cards and some of them are as follows:

  • Small And Handy: A businesses card is very small compared and this acts as an advantage as the receiver can keep them in his or her wallet without any problem. There are many people who have binders or containers for keeping them. This way your brand is promoted not only to the person you give the card but others around him or her.
  • Specific Targeting: Business cards are one of the best methods to target your audience. Unlike posters which are put on the wall and brochures which are distributed, business cards are only handed over to the target audience. This makes them much more effective than other mediums of promotion.
  • Cost Effective: Being cheap business cards fit the bill for every organization be it big or small. The modern printing techniques allow these cards to be printed in short run thus giving you more flexibility while printing. This  allows you to print as much as you need and reduces the chances of wastage.
  • Branding: There is perhaps no better tool for you to brand your business than a business card. You should highlight the name and logo of your organization in the business card. This will register them in a receiver’s mind. It is a common fact that greater the brand awareness about your products and services, more are the chances of doing well in the market.
  • Retention: Posters and catalogs are printed for a specific product or service and has a very short life span. Business cards are forever unless you change your brand name, contact details or address. They will promote your business far more than you can ever imagine.

A good business card needs to be printed with a good printer and this is where a professional printer like Print Papa comes in handy. They are experts is printing of domestics as well as corporate documents such as books, calenders, labels & stickers, newsletters and rack cards. They are equipped with the latest technology in printing and have built a huge list of satisfied customers due to their quality deliver on time.

Date: 21st June, 2010 | Under: Marketing | 2 Comments

The Advantage of Colored Envelopes

Color attracts human eye and arouses a sensation in our brains. Time and again throughout human history color has been used as a mode of expression. In today’s business world color is being widely used to create brand images. Many business organizations are identified by their colored logos. From business cards, letterheads to brochures and calenders color is being widely used in corporate printing. Colored envelopes are these days gaining popularity in the corporate world. Following are some advantages of using colored envelopes:

  • Stands Out: A colored envelope stands out in the crowd of a mail box and can easily grab the attention of an individual. Grabbing this attention can serve as a huge advantage in today’s competitive business environment where most of the letters and envelopes usually make it to the trash bin.
  • Stamp Your Brand: Most of the business houses have a certain color which is used in their logo or their brand name. The same color can be used in the company’s envelope. This will make it easily identifiable amongst the crowd and can go a long way in promoting the brand. However this isn’t a rule and colors different from the identity of the brand can be used for making envelopes.
  • Promote Your Event: Event promotion usually calls for immediate attention among the intended target group. So sending your invitation card inside a bright colored envelope will help in grabbing the attention of the audience immediately and can translate into more footfalls for your event. Colored envelopes can also be used to communicate about the event like a pink colored envelope can be used to promote a teen girl’s festival.
  • Code Your Envelopes: Mails sent from the corporate houses have different levels of priority and may be addressed towards different groups of people starting from powerful clients to customers. Color coded envelopes serve as an easy way to sort these mails. Color coded envelopes can also be used for documenting storage and is a very popular method used to file important records.
  • Use Colored Pictures: A colored envelope is a great marketing tool and it can also be used to promote your products and services. You can include the picture of your products or your company logo on your envelope. This will serve as a great branding opportunity for your business.

It is important for you to make sure that your envelopes are made of high quality paper and printed by a quality printer like Print Papa who have years of expertise in the business. Apart from printing envelopes the company specializes in printing of catalogs, door hangers, rack cards, book and other corporate and domestic printing materials. To view all the envelopes we offer click here.

Date: 5th June, 2010 | Under: Marketing | No Comments

The Advantages of Short Run Printing

Short run printing is the biggest buzz in the printing industry. But one thing should be clarified in this respect that short run digital printing is never going to replace offset printing. Though the short run is a more updated option but offset printing is always the favorite for people looking to place bulk printing orders to their printing agencies. Short run printing is a great option to compliment with offset printing since it can cover all the options that you might not find in offset printing. With the need of businesses to print more and more varieties of promotional materials such as business cards, bookmarks, banners, flyers, etc. Now let us take a detailed look at various advantages of short run printing:

  • Cost Effective: This is a direct printing method so there is no need to go through the tedious processes such as creating plates, film stripping, color separation, etc. The files will just pass through the computer and transfers the data into the printing machine directly. Thus you never have to pay the cost of the materials associated with offset printing.
  • Number of Copies can be Low: In terms of bulk orders short run printing allows you to place order for the exact number of copies you require. Before short run printing came into vogue people had no option but to order for larger orders as they had to bear the cost of producing and dyes too. In the short run printing process the printer can enter the exact number of copies required and thus there is no excess and extra charges that have to be paid.

  • Time Saving: As short run printing does not involve lengthy process and you just have to insert the data in the computer and get prints from the machine it will save a lot of time. Another fact is that in Short Run Printing the colors are sprayed directly on top of the paper and then the paper is coated with aqueous finish. In this process the ink dries instantly. In case of offset printing to get the desired color effect the papers are run through 4 rollers for 5 or 6 times. This process requires more time for the colors to dry.
  • Helps in Direct Mail: Short run printing is a great boon for direct mailing campaigns as this process allows you to be more specific about the target audience as you can specify the number of prints to be produced for a given marketing area.


It may be for these reasons that short run printing is widely used by marketeers. All types promotional materials envelopes, calenders, doorhangers, greeting cards, letterhead, newsletter, postcards, rack cards, etc. are nowadays printed using this process. Print Papa is a printing service provider that can give good short run printing services.

Date: 20th May, 2010 | Under: Print News | No Comments


 

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