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Print Marketing With Die Cuts

Enhance Your Print Marketing with Die Cuts

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Print marketing is an effective tool for engaging customers, driving sales, and leaving a lasting impression. Die cutting offers a unique way to shape your marketing materials, turning them into distinctive design elements. But how does it work? The sharp edges of the die cut through the paper, giving it the desired shape.
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Pantone Color

Are You Ready For The Pantone Color of 2024?

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Pantone has announced that the 2024 color of the year is 13-1023 Peach Fuzz. “In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and modern elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute.
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Intriguing Direct Mail

Intriguing Direct Mail For 2024

Direct Mail
Are you ready to start the new year off with intriguing direct mail that increases your ROI? Grab attention and drive results with direct mail the engages your prospects and customers. Your direct mail is only effective when people remember it and take action.
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Shipping Costs

How To Reduce Your Shipping Costs

Fulfillment
The ever-rising shipping costs can seem daunting. Don’t worry we are here to help! There are several ways listed below to help reduce your costs. If you have questions about a specific project please contact us and we can set you on a path to savings!
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Postage increase

USPS Postage Rates Increase January 2024

Direct MailInsights
USPS postage rates are increasing on January 21, 2024. It’s not all bad news in that direct mail still is very effective and driving response. Did you know that 70% of consumers say direct mail is more personal than online and 54% say they want direct mail from companies that interest them?
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Direct Mail with augmented reality

Create Direct Mail With Augmented Reality

Direct Mail
Direct mail is a powerful driver of response, but now you can increase your response rates even more when you add augmented reality (AR) to create an interactive experience. The more engaged people are with your mail piece the more they buy or donate. People enjoy getting direct mail and really enjoy it when you provide fun with AR. With AR you can transform your mail piece into a real-life interaction. Consider all the possibilities and extra creativity you can use when you bring your direct mail to life!
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Fun Print Marketing

Fun Print Marketing For The Holidays

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Print is a powerful marketing channel. Are you ready to create fun print marketing? The holidays are a great time to add some fun elements to your print marketing that also increase your response rates. Customers love to not only save, but also have a fun experience during the holiday season.
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Direct Mail Move Update

What Is Direct Mail Move Update?

Direct Mail
Mailers can easily be confused by the different move update options. Since move update is required by the USPS on presorted First-Class and Marketing Mail within 95 days before a mailing, it must be done. It does reduce return mail and undeliverable mail to help mail flow more smoothly and get your pieces delivered correctly as well as on time. There are 3 USPS approved move update methods: NCOALink, Address Change Service and Ancillary Service Endorsements, let’s look at each one.
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Send Direct Mail

When To Send Direct Mail

Direct Mail
Do you know when to send direct mail for the best results? Behavioral scientists have found that people are more open to trying new things at certain times. As marketers, we can use this information to help time our direct mail campaigns. There can be a lot of things to consider when talking about timing, but for now we are going to focus on two areas of timing that can help you drive direct mail sales.
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texture paper

Which Texture Paper Is Right For You?

Marketing
Since print marketing is a tactile medium, the texture paper you select matters. There are many different options these days. You can select the best option for you based on the message you want to convey and your branding.
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Key to Fulfillment

What 5 Features Are Key to Fulfillment?

Fulfillment
Ongoing fulfillment can be a challenge. There are 5 key features that are key to fulfillment and can make or break your fulfillment program. We can help you with printing, packaging, kitting and shipping of all your literature and products.
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Powerful Variable Data

Does Your Direct Mail Stand Out?

Direct Mail
Does your direct mail stand out? Creating stand out direct mail marketing is a must! We can do this by focusing on human behaviors to use them to our advantage. They can help us increase sales. We have created an in-depth look at how you can apply the techniques below to increase your direct mail results.
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