How New Shape-Cut Envelopes Redefine Direct Mail
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How New Shape-Cut Envelopes Redefine Direct Mail

A new strategy for direct mail takes your envelopes outside the box, literally. The design is no longer constrained to the borders of a standard envelope. With new shape-cut envelopes, the graphic design trails off the edge to create a unique visual impression with its recipients. They’re also USPS-approved and qualify for standard postage rates....

How to Market to Last-Minute Shoppers This Valentine’s Day
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How to Market to Last-Minute Shoppers This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the first major holiday to impact retail sales in the new year. Next to Christmas, it’s the biggest gift-giving holiday. More than half of the American population will celebrate it. Sales on Valentine’s Day reached an all-time high of $19.7 billion in 2016 with 2017 not falling far behind at $18.2 billion....

Bioprinting – 3D Printing That Can Save Lives
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Bioprinting – 3D Printing That Can Save Lives

Imagine this: your kidneys fail and doctors say you need a transplant as soon as possible. There’s no time to wait for a donor, so they take some of your cells and 3D print a perfectly matched new one for you. Now you have a new working kidney and nobody had to lose one. This...

What We Can Learn From the Tide Pod Challenge Besides the Obvious
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What We Can Learn From the Tide Pod Challenge Besides the Obvious

The infamous Tide Pod challenge is a new internet meme that encourages young adults to consume laundry detergent packs. Yes, this is a terrible idea, potentially lethal and people wonder why anyone would even consider doing it. A student at Utah State University was recently hospitalized for eating one. It’s understandable how children would mistake...

How to Use Direct Mail for Customer Reactivation
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How to Use Direct Mail for Customer Reactivation

After all you’ve been through, are you going to let them walk away without even checking in to see how they’re doing? Do you even know why they broke up with you? It’s not you, it’s them. Ok, it might be you. There are many possible reasons why some customers haven’t done business with you...

Going Paperless May Not Be Greener [Infographic]
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Going Paperless May Not Be Greener [Infographic]

In the past few years, some buzzwords that have permeated workplaces include “going green” or “going paperless”. Every time you use the copier you are “killing trees”. Paper is made from trees, but the fact is, using paper may not only be the greener option, it may be more affordable than you may think. Statistics...

Race in a Cave at the Groundhog Run
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Race in a Cave at the Groundhog Run

The weather outside is still frightful but running in a cave is so delightful. Subtropolis at Hunt Midwest, where NextPage is located, has hosted the annual Groundhog Run since it began in 1982. The event is a 5k-10k run on the weekend before Groundhog Day that benefits Ability KC, a charity for children and adults...

How Floor Graphics Step Up Your Interior Marketing
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How Floor Graphics Step Up Your Interior Marketing

In my last blog, I discussed how window graphics help increase foot traffic to your brick and mortar business. That’s great, but the next challenge is ensuring the customers stay while making a lasting impression. A great way to do this is to take advantage of the largest and most underrated interactive communication channel you...

Ultra Violet is Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year
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Ultra Violet is Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

Ultra Violet 18-3838 has been named Pantone’s 2018 color of the year. The color was chosen for its ability to communicate originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points towards the future. Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are...

4 Ways Window Graphics Offer Extraordinary Marketing Value
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4 Ways Window Graphics Offer Extraordinary Marketing Value

                          Earlier this year, PrintBig installed a window graphic of Pablo Picasso at the Nelson Adkins Art Museum to promote an exhibition of his work. Followers on social media posted that they saw it from the highway and it sparked their interest in...