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USPS Stamps Have a New Feel – Textured Coatings & Thermochromic Ink

  The USPS continues to excel with great design, print and marketing ideas in their innovative new postage stamps. Their newest releases take the plain printed stamp to a whole new experience level. They combine cool, engaging print techniques with … Continue reading

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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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Print Housecleaning: Stirring Up the Digital Divide

  The turn of a new year is always time for some housecleaning here at ImageSmith. And, as usual, amid the dust, paperwork and clutter that accumulates in any production environment we always find a few surprising reminders of how … 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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Making Print Social: Interactive Media and Integrated Marketing

  Infographics have become wildly popular both online and in print. Graphic designers create visually inventive ways to convey otherwise confusing, unclear or tedious information that work well in print layouts and also draw readers online. The graphic-as-step-by-step-explanation trend is … Continue reading

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NCOALink and CASS Processing: Get Your Data Back After Each Direct Mailing

Direct mail marketing works. It is a powerful driver of sales and success for businesses large and small. Yet because postal rules are confusing and the procedures are time consuming to follow, we normally pay a professional – often our … 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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