Why You Should Hug a Tree and Kiss a Paper Maker on International Day of Forests
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Why You Should Hug a Tree and Kiss a Paper Maker on International Day of Forests

In 2012 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21st the International Day of Forests, to celebrate and help raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. The theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy. According to Two Sides North America, wood provides the world with more energy than solar, hydroelectric or wind...

Posted by March 21, 2017March 29, 2017
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...

Posted by March 7, 2017February 22, 2021
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...

Posted by February 28, 2017February 8, 2021
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...

Print Stays Strong
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Print Stays Strong

In a recent review of Target Marketing’s 2016 Media Usage Survey we see print continuing to be a strong choice for marketers. When asked about future investment in media: Digital Media Continues to Grow. Direct Mail is Still a Strong Choice. Print Maintains a Significant Position in the Budget. Personalization is Increasing. Use of Direct Mail is...