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...

Why Printed Information Storage is Safer Than Electronic
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Why Printed Information Storage is Safer Than Electronic

The latest consumer survey commissioned by Two Sides, “Print and Paper in a Digital World,” highlights interesting consumer feedback on print vs digital. In recent years, there has been an explosion of data breaches in the financial, business and healthcare sectors. This has made people everywhere sit up and take notice of where and how...

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...

Posted by January 16, 2018July 18, 2018
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 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 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, 2017March 7, 2017
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 28, 2017
Print + Augmented Reality
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Print + Augmented Reality

This is a re-post of a blog that we published earlier this year. We are re-posting because the subject is print plus augmented reality and we are proud to announce that our next edition of Connect Magazine will have an augmented reality experience included! A simple definition for “print plus” is combining print with another channel, creating a form...

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