Category Archives: Signs

Category for blog posts pertaining to signs, banners, and posters.

Using Templates to Design – Print, Promo Products & Signs

  Trade show booths, converted envelopes, coffee mugs, die cut folders, POS displays, folded mailpieces… what first step do all these design projects share? In each case, you will want to ask for a template from your printer before you … Continue reading

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The Campus Arboretum of HCC Celebrates First 50 Years with Beautiful Print Exhibit

Celebrating the beauty of a “living laboratory” calls for a beautiful exhibit. The Haywood Community College Foundation in Clyde, NC is doing just that for the anniversary of the HCC Campus Arboretum and “First Fifty Years of Stewardship” in their … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Your First Trade Show: 5 Essential Tips for Success

  One out of every two trade show attendees is planning to buy at least one product exhibited as a result of attending trade shows, according to Exhibit Surveys. Attending a trade show can connect you with eager buyers, give … Continue reading

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Turn to Your Printer for Multimedia Marketing Support

  Printing businesses have expanded their services far beyond just printing on paper. Product lines include design services, integrated marketing and direct mail, promotional products and the production of marketing materials as diverse as wide format signage and embroidered or … Continue reading

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Dos & Don’ts of Office Graphics

Wall and floor graphics, POP signage, banners, suspended print signage, window clings, custom wraps of furniture or equipment… creative signage for the workspace or retail space can make a world of difference in successful branding. Here are some hints to … Continue reading

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Remembering Massimo Vignelli – One of the Greats of Graphic Design

  One of the giants of 20th Century design, Italian-born Massimo Vignelli passed away on Tuesday (5/27/14) at the age of 83, after an extended illness. Credited with bringing the European modernist aesthetic to American design, Vignelli created memorable work … Continue reading

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Decking Out Your New Office Space

  The U.S. Census Bureau reports there are 543,000 new businesses started every month. A vast majority of these are single-employee ventures. But there are also those that christen a new office space and prepare to fill it with all … Continue reading

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Multichannel Marketing Powers Print and Digital Success

  In a time of increasingly digital interaction, never underestimate the value of good, old fashioned tangible, physical marketing:  print, direct mail, promotional products, signage, embroidery/screenprinting. Perhaps because of the hype and excitement over the digital revolution in progress around us … Continue reading

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OUCH! ANSI Safety Signage & Graphic Design Basics

  Yes, I will keep the cover closed! Not a very attractive image but it certainly makes me want to stop and consider how not to wind up in that position. The graphic design of workplace safety signage is built around … Continue reading

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