Category Archives: Fun Stuff

(Why & How) the print industry needs to educate buyers

Posted In: Fun Stuff, Print News  |  January 4, 2017

We all know the benefits of educating our staff. The better they can be equipped to do their jobs, the more effectively they will work. So why does this principle not apply to buyers? If our customers have the right skills, it benefits both their company and the printer. The customer will get more out […]

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Posted In: Fun Stuff, Print News  |  January 3, 2017

In a recent review of Target Marketing’s 2016 Media Usage Survey we see print continuing to be a strong choice for marketers. 1. Digital Media Continues to Grow. When asked about future investment in media:  2. Direct Mail is Still a Strong Choice. 3. Print Maintains a Significant Position in the Budget.  4. Personalization is Increasing. 5. […]

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8 great logos for 21st century

Posted In: Design Tips, Fun Stuff, Print News  |  December 30, 2016

Thanks to the brilliance of modern branding and logo design, most companies today seem like creations of the modern world, despite almost all of them being rooted in the 20th century. (Some, like Coca-Cola, are even older). In fact, very few brands launched in the current century have yet become truly global concerns. That will […]

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10 beautiful examples of illustration in print ads

Posted In: Fun Stuff, Print News  |  December 28, 2016

Most print ads feature some combination of photography and typography. But when you next come to design a print ad, ask yourself whether a custom illustration could do the job better? To show you what we mean, in this post we’ve brought together 10 great examples of illustration in print ads from around the world. […]

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5 new Windows tools for creative pros

Posted In: Fun Stuff, Print News, Tips & Tricks  |  December 23, 2016

Creatives who use Windows computers, tablets and phones have traditionally complained of feeling like poor cousins to their Mac-loving counterparts. Which means we often get it in the ear: whenever we post about a new tool that’s not available for Windows, our Facebook comments are full of complaints and a general sense of abandonment. But […]

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