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Silky Smooth Business Cards

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Business cards are an extremely important part of showing the world who you are and what you represent, so it is rather surprising that so many professional businessmen and woman still use extremely plain and boring business cards. In an age where first impressions are everything, do you really want to hand someone a business card that they’ve more or less already seen a few hundred times, or do you want to give them something unique that makes it far more likely that they actually remember you when they’re scanning in all these business cards at the end of the day, something that reminds them of you.

If you’d rather be remembered, silk business cards are a fantastic alternative to the standard run of the mill business card. Of course, becoming more memorable is not the only advantage provided by silk business cards. These business cards are also far more resistant to tears, folds, and creases, keeping your business cards looking as professional as they can no matter what they’ve gone through. Even water will find it hard to damage these cards, as they are far more water resistant than a standard business card. Of course, that isn’t to say you should go dunking them in water, but a little rain should not ruin their professional look.

Another problem that many people have with standard business cards is that they simply do not last as long as they would like. Sure, at some point you have to replace a business card because some information has changed, perhaps your job title or even your place of employment, but for the cards to become unreadable or just “well worn” before you reach that point is silly. People buy these cards in massive quantities, and for such a huge number of them to go to waste is pointless. Silk business cards, on the other hand, usually outlast the job title written on them, as their design prevents them from wearing down anywhere near as easily as standard business cards.

For those people who really like to stand out, there are also options available to add spot gloss and foil effects to the business cards. While there is no functional difference added with these layers, it makes the business cards even more unique than they already are, making you even more memorable.

How to Create an Effective Poster for Your Marketing Campaign

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When Advertising with Posters location and message are integrally tied together. With Market research both of these components will be thought through thoroughly. Keep in mind that the purpose of this research is to get these customers to buy from you.

If your market research is adequate, this process will fall into place fairly quickly.  Based on the information you have, design your poster to appeal to the motivating factors behind the purchase.  Good poster design is very different from brochures and other print media.  Although an effective advertising campaign should be consistent and uniformly identifiable, posters convey their message in a unique way.  The image or pictorial should create a mental picture of the desired results by the viewer.  The printed message, informing the viewer of the action necessary to get to the desired result, should be minimal.  No one looks at a poster and takes notes.

Here are the key points to Creating an Effective Poster for your Marketing Campaign:

  • Identify the broad purpose and vital information the poster must convey
  • Hire a professional designer, if possible.
  • Brainstorm potential images and design elements based upon your business name, industry, type of service, type of event (if applicable), location of posters, and target audience interests. Select the two or three catchiest or most unusual graphic ideas and pass them to the designated designer.
  • Sketch possibilities for the poster layout, keeping in mind the locations in which the posters will be placed.
  •  If using graphic elements only, pick a background color or pattern that will resonate with your audience and highlight the poster’s message.
  • Get feedback on the draft design and revise if necessary.

The last and final step is finding a great Print Company to print these Posters with High Quality Paper and Enhanced Colors that really catch the viewers attention. Accept Print specializes in Printing Posters. Accept Print uses Premium Quality Paper Stock with the Highest Quality Colors. Accept Print has a team of Graphic Designers that will see your Poster Advertisement out from start to finish. Contact our Graphic Design team or a Customer Service Representative to get started with you Poster Creation today.

Customized Company Ordering System

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Order your Company’s Print Products through Accept Print’s Customized Company Ordering System. It is a simple and easy process to order your print products for your whole entire company.

Allow Accept Print to setup your company’s premade templates and information. We can create up to 8 Company templates that will be available at any time you wish to place an order.

We offer superior customer service and support on setting up the Company Ordering System as well as on Printing.

PACKAGE 1- $39 Setup – Includes setup of your pre made templates and info.

PACKAGE 2- $99 Setup – Includes up to 8 Templates Created for your Company

 Our art department works closely with our customers to create the best template designs for your business. For customers who have never ordered before, we make it simple to access your company’s templates. Once the employee has accessed the Company templates, they may choose the template they would like and enter all of their contact information in the appropriate fields.

Contact our Customer Support Professionals today if you need help with your order or if you have questions regarding our printing services. We are happy to work with you to accommodate any special requests you may have to create the perfect Business Card, Postcard, Letterhead, and Envelope designs.

Embossing/Debossing combined Inline Foil

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Have you ever needed the services of a Notary Public? Do you remember how the two sides of their little metal contraption crushed a seal (raised image) into the paper stock? This is a terrific way to visualize the embossing/debossing process.

Embossing and debossing are processes of pressing paper into relief using heat and force. The procedure involves the use of two etched metal dies, a raised (male) counter-die and recessed (female) die. The raised die forces the card stock into the recessed die to create the embossed impression. Embossing creates a raised impression while debossing creates an indented impression.

Embossing applies pressure to the backside of paper stock to alter the surface, giving it a three dimensional or raised effect. A die maker engraves the desired impression (image or copy) into several metal plates (embossing dies). Embossing is generally the process most often employed to attract attention or convey high quality textural contrast in relation to the surrounding area.

Debossing applies pressure to the front side of paper stock forcing the material away or down from the paper surface. Debossing is not as commonly used as embossing.

It is possible to achieve an elegant embossed effect with only one level of etching that renders a flat image with either a beveled or rounded edge. You can also achieve a more sculpted look with many levels of etching. Obviously, the more elaborate the design and etching, the more costly it is to make the die.

In your embossing journey, you will likely to run across common emboss types including blind emboss, registered emboss, combination emboss, pasteling, glazing, and scorching. You are also likely run across common emboss shapes such as flat with bevel, dome, v-shape chisel, flat with round edge, multi-level, sculptured, bevel-in, split bevel, and bevel out.

Embossing without the use of ink or foil (change in dimensional appearance only) to highlight the embossed area is called blind emboss. The blind embossing process provides a clean image, whether distinctive or subtle. In fact, the Notary Public’s seal is an example of blind embossing. Top notch card stock embossing incorporates a detailed die and bulky paper stock to enhance the depth and intricacy of the final piece.

To create a more dramatic effect, foil stamping can be applied to the raised surfaces. Combination stamping, or foil embossing, is the process of embossing and foil stamping the same image. A registered embossed foil stamp and embossing is done  in two passes and requires close registration, that must be controlled, to keep the image and foil matched precisely. A combination emboss uses a combination of die to foil stamp and emboss in one operation. Your choice of paper stock may affect the final appearance of your foil stamped card stock. Papers such as 25% cotton, 100% cotton, vellum, laid stock and other porous papers will dull certain foils.

Embossing can be used for logos or accents surrounding logos, borders or highlights surrounding images or information, and elegant accents for distinctive symbols, images, graphics, or lines on your custom print products.

Although technology has advanced the process, foil stamping and embossing are crafts where experience is absolutely crucial to success. An experienced stamper will guide you through what can and cannot be achieved with foil and embossing.

Ink, foil, paper stock, and die are all key elements in the success of an embossed or debossed card stocks. Given the number of variables, it is best to get your print company involved at the design level. An experienced commercial print company like Accept Print will be able to guide you in your decisions so that your business cards or other print products are stunning and not mediocre. These things can only be learned through experience, this is something Accept Print prides itself on.embossed_foil_business_cards

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Does your Business Card need more Zing?

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Do you want a Business Card that leaves a lasting impression, but is cost effective as well?

Well, here are some ways to create a Business card that will be unique and impressive.

#1:  Rounded Corners- Having all or some of the corners on your business card rounded can make a huge difference in the overall look and feel of your cards.

#2:  Magnets-Making magnets out of your business cards are a way to create a useful product with your contact information. And they are more likely to be stuck on the fridge and less likely to be tossed in the trash.

#3:  Folded Cards- Folded cards let you stand them up like a table tent on an exhibit or display, and you can make them mini brochures with additional information about your company or services.

#4: Mini Cards- Mini cards are business cards that are smaller than the standard size. This can make the cards stand out, yet those receiving them can still stick them in their pocket or stack them with other business cards.

#5: Die Cut- Business cards in a different shape can be especially memorable. You can try something as simple as a circular card or create a custom shape.

#6: Rip Cards- Rip cards are traditionally used as door hangers or rack cards with a tear-off piece at the bottom that can be a coupon or business card. But you can create your own rip cards in business card size. Use it for a tear-off basic HTML cheat sheet, a hex code color table, or even a list of resource sites for your clients. You can do this by using the back of your cards, too.

#7: Plastic- For a stand-out card, try a clear plastic design. Not only are they creative and different than most other cards, but they are extremely durable.

#8: Recycled- Recycled cards are a great way to lessen your carbon footprint while creating a unique image for your business. There are a lot of options out there from recycled paper, to soy-based ink, to reused paper and materials.

There are so many ways to create a card that will leave a lasting impression.

Our Accept Print representatives are always available to help you in the decision process.

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