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A Message from Joe T. Printer
The Way I See It
 

No matter how your day is going, there is always something to be thankful for. May you face today and every day with an attitude of gratitude.

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something; it allows you to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times, you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge because it builds strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary because it means you’ve made a difference.

Here’s the way I see it: Being happy doesn’t mean you have it all. It simply means you are thankful for all you have.

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Idea of the Week
The Usefulness and Utility of Print Marketing

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The utility of print goes beyond just conveying a message to potential customers.

Printed items can have a long, productive life and serve as a constant reminder of your brand to your customers. People tend to keep items that they can use over and over again, even if they are throw-away items.

People Keep Useful Items

One great way to ensure that your brand stays top of mind is by using items specific to your business that customers can use daily, such as calendars and notepads.

These items are not thrown away but used regularly, reminding customers of your business on a daily basis. In fact, informative print marketing can distribute valuable reference material to customers, establish you as an industry expert, and ultimately convert prospects to customers.

Printed Items Have Long Productive Lives

A notable example of the long-lasting effect of printed items is IKEA's decision to print their logo on paper measuring tapes.

Even though these were not meant for long-term use, they often "live on in handbags and glove boxes for years, keeping the IKEA brand as a talking point, visible and remembered."

Furthermore, a 2015 ethnographic study by Canada Post found that useful printed items were:

  • saved in a dedicated area of the house by 39% of people,
  • kept for at least 4 months by 20% of people, and
  • shared with other household members by 35% of people.

Catalogs, especially business-to-business ones, were found to have a longer shelf-life and were often kept for up to four months.

Print at Home Heat Map

Finally, a 2014 study provides a home heat map, which is helpful for understanding how effective your marketing can be.

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This study focused specifically on mail as it enters and leaves the home, and identified three critical places in our homes and offices where mail is kept - the holding area, the pile, and the display area. These are important places that can convert readers into customers.

Useful print marketing will linger in high-traffic areas of a household or office for months and be shared with others, increasing your chances of converting readers into customers.

Print: Alive and Well

The printed word is alive and well and continues to be a powerful tool for building a client base. If you have a project in mind, let us help you get it started today!

See more great ideas like this!
Click here to visit the Acme Printing - Ideas Collection.
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Creative Ways to Repurpose Videos
GET ADDITIONAL VALUE FROM YOUR ORIGINAL VIDEOS

Repurposing video content can be a great way to get additional value from your original videos and save time and money. Here are a few creative ways to repurpose your marketing videos:

  • Transcribe video content into a blog post. Blog posts packed with relevant keywords boost your SEO and help drive organic traffic to your website.

  • Create teasers for social media by cutting down relevant parts of your video into small trailers.

  • Capture sections of your video as animated graphics and GIFs, which can be a great way to add movement to your website or other messages.

  • Consider turning your video into a podcast, releasing only the audio portion.

  • Cut portions of webinars or how-to video tutorials into shorter, helpful clips and add them to your website's help center or resources section.

Video content is not the only type that can be repurposed. If you'd like creative ideas for gaining additional value from print marketing campaigns, give us a call today!

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Uncommon Product
Event Stickers
CREATE A BUZZ AROUND UPCOMING EVENTS

Custom event stickers are a great way to generate excitement and create a buzz for your event. When distributed in advance, they can also double as a unique save-the-date that provides recipients with a reminder. You can hand out event stickers in person, include them with purchases, and stick them on envelopes, packages, and other mailings.

Event stickers can promote any type of event, such as fundraisers, grand openings, campaign launches, customer appreciation events, weddings, and other exciting celebrations. When given out during events, they are a fun and affordable way to offer a memorable keepsake.

Event stickers can be printed in any size or shape and are available on a roll or cut to size. Let us know if you’d like help creating the perfect sticker for your upcoming event. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Downloading Vector Files from Canva
SAVE CANVA FILES AS VECTOR

Did you know you can save a Canva design as a vector file? It's an excellent option for maintaining quality while resizing your artwork. Here are two different ways to download your Canva design as vector files.

Downloading your design as an SVG file. This option, available with a Pro account, ensures a high-resolution file with a transparent background. In Canva, click on Share > Download > SVG. Once downloaded, open the SVG file in Adobe Illustrator to manipulate elements such as resizing, color changes, and repositioning.

Downloading your design as a PDF. The second option does not require a Pro account. However, please note that the PDF will not have a transparent background. In Canva, click Share > Download > PDF. Do not click Flatten PDF. Open the PDF in Adobe Illustrator, Select All, and go to Object > Clipping Mask > Release. You may need to repeat this step if all of your design elements are not editable the first time.

If you have questions about file types when preparing your print documents, our team is ready to help! Email or call us anytime.

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