4 Reasons Printed Textbooks Are Better Than Digital
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4 Reasons Printed Textbooks Are Better Than Digital

*Bell rings* It’s August and you know what that means. Back to school! But let’s be honest, nobody is excited. The kids are sad that summer is over and parents are stressed about the infamous “back to school shopping.” College textbooks are the bulk of what you need to buy and they’re notoriously expensive. My...

Why Craftsmanship is Still Important in Printing
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Why Craftsmanship is Still Important in Printing

Browsing catalogs that came in the mail was one of my favorite parts of the holidays when I was a kid. I would look at the pictures and read about this season’s new gadgets and toys and yell “Mom, I want that!” I realize now from working in marketing as an adult that a great...

There’s No Substitute for the Emotional Connection of Paper
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There’s No Substitute for the Emotional Connection of Paper

In 2016, the Paper & Packaging Board hired Heart+Mind Strategies to study the emotional connection people have with paper. Researchers asked subjects to touch different types of paper and choose their favorite based on its tangible qualities. Subjects then were asked a series of questions designed to regress their decision-making process and reveal the emotions...

Why Direct Mail is More Memorable
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Why Direct Mail is More Memorable

The most optimal marketing campaigns are multifaceted endeavors, mixing multiple mediums to hit their target audience. Magazine ads, websites, billboards, direct mail, social media and smartphone apps are just a few ways companies convert customers. To drive profits, businesses must allocate their marketing dollars across the right channels. Today, no brand can dispute the power...

Welcome Our New 24,250 lb. Bundle of Joy
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Welcome Our New 24,250 lb. Bundle of Joy

We usually aren’t the type to toot our horn on things we’ve done or advances we’ve made, but we think this is pretty cool. We added to our family of state-of-the-art presses the HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press, and we’re excited about the new opportunities this offers our customers. First of all the digital press...

Print Rules-How a New Survey Emphasizes the Value of Print for Small Business Owners
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Print Rules-How a New Survey Emphasizes the Value of Print for Small Business Owners

When it comes to small business marketing, print is it. According to Vistaprint Digital’s “Micro Business Marketing Mix Report,” 68.6 percent of small business owners with less than 10 employees say they use a strong mix of print with their online marketing strategies. The report, which surveyed 1,000 small business owners and 2,000 consumers, also...

Why Digital Can’t Match the Tangible Quality and Perceived Value of Print
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Why Digital Can’t Match the Tangible Quality and Perceived Value of Print

In a previous work life, I was the publisher of a Kansas City weekly newspaper, The Pitch, for over 10 years. The format offers distribution of local entertainment, food, music, and long form investigative journalism. I enjoyed it immensely, and lived through the highs of the industry throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s, to the...

A Designer’s Guide: Saddle-Stitched Books
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A Designer’s Guide: Saddle-Stitched Books

Designing a print piece for mass production can be an arduous task. When you’re designing booklets, programs, or pamphlets to be produced in the thousands, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and obsess over every single detail. While you may have a trusty production team to obsess for you, it is still essential to setup up...

Responsible Production and Paper Use
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Responsible Production and Paper Use

For more than 2000 years, print on paper has been a valued communications medium, helping us learn, create, and share ideas. Paper also has unique environmental features and helps support the U.S. economy. The demand for responsibly produced paper provides a financial incentive for landowners to keep their land forested and manager it sustainably rather...

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