Understanding the Significance of Color Management in Printing
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Understanding the Significance of Color Management in Printing

Have you ever had an issue where you print a full-color image and it comes out looking nothing like it did on screen? Perhaps it’s too dark, too faded, not red enough, or the colors are blending when they shouldn’t. This is likely a color management problem. There’s a big difference between what we can...

How Direct Mail Coupons Help New Businesses Bring In Customers
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How Direct Mail Coupons Help New Businesses Bring In Customers

You just started your own business. Congratulations! Now what? It’s a brand new business that nobody knows about, and you have to somehow create exposure and excitement so people will want to buy from you. It’s challenging, but not impossible. Every successful business in the world started where you are now. There are many things...

How Direct Mail Can Boost Trade Show Attendance
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How Direct Mail Can Boost Trade Show Attendance

It’s finally time for the trade show you’ve been preparing all year for. This is a unique opportunity for you to interact with potential customers face to face, the richest communication method in the world. You set up your beautifully designed booth, fill the candy bowl and wait for the show to begin. Lots of...

Direct Mail Strategies for Trade Show Success [PODCAST]
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Direct Mail Strategies for Trade Show Success [PODCAST]

Gina Danner, CEO of NextPage and a direct mail and marketing expert, was recently the special guest on Trade Show Insights, a monthly podcast hosted by Marlys Arnold. The two discussed how trade shows and direct mail go together and how direct mail has evolved with technology for a whole new life.  Specifically, Danner talked about...

Why Non-Profits Should Use Variable Data Printing in Direct Mail
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Why Non-Profits Should Use Variable Data Printing in Direct Mail

Have you ever donated to charity and received a message in return that says something like, “Thank you. Your donation is very much appreciated.” Blah, it makes me cringe. You can tell it’s the same letter sent to all donors and it certainly doesn’t make you feel like your gift is fully appreciated. How do...

Digital Summit Assembles Marketers on Latest Industry Trends
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Digital Summit Assembles Marketers on Latest Industry Trends

Last week, NextPage marketing director Joel Hornbostel and I attended the 2018 Digital Summit in Overland Park, Kansas. The two-day event at the Overland Park Convention Center was crowded with marketing professionals from around the region, gathered to learn about the latest marketing trends, strategy, and best practices. The ballroom on the second floor of...

How to Engage Your Audience Using Shape-Cut Envelopes [VIDEO]
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How to Engage Your Audience Using Shape-Cut Envelopes [VIDEO]

Shape-Cut envelopes let you extend an image off the edge of the envelope to give your direct mail that extra ‘wow’ factor. They are designed specifically for your direct mail campaign, not sold in stores. NextPage is one of the only printers with the equipment to make them. We have a set of pre-approved shapes...

IKEA Releases Print Ad That Helps You Sleep
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IKEA Releases Print Ad That Helps You Sleep

The world’s largest furniture retailer, IKEA, has a new print ad on the back of the United Arab Emirates’ Good Magazine that it calls “the sleepiest print ad ever made.” The campaign is called Sömnig, which is Swedish for “sleepy,” and is designed to help give you a great night’s sleep just like IKEA mattresses...

iPhone Update Scans QR Codes Without An App
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iPhone Update Scans QR Codes Without An App

QR codes are one of the many great ways print and digital tactics are combined. They direct consumers to digital content instantly without needing to memorize a web address. For years, smartphone users have had to download the official QR code app to scan them. Sometimes it takes several attempts to work because you have...