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Ben Fellowes is a seasoned designer, writer, and marketing expert. He's designed and produced content for some of the worlds top agencies and marketing companies. He's currently working (and getting his fair English skin burned) in Southern California! He loves art, punk rock, horror films, Sci-Fi, comic books, real beer, cooking, eating, laughing, and crying (sometimes!)

Direct Mailers to Die For! 5 Ways to Promote & 5 of the Best Mail Promotions You’ll Ever See!

September 25, 2013

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Let’s be honest, your postcard mailer and other direct mail campaigns can get a little pricey if you want to do something customized and unique. Once you’ve factored in the number of recipients, postcard mailing rate, and other mailing necessities, there is often little left in your budget to spend on the actual prints! But the strength and success of a campaign is not necessarily in the printing expense but in the idea itself. Here are 5 ways that you can stand-out-from-the-crowd and 5 brilliant examples of successful postcard mailer and direct mailing campaings:

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Art in Print – 5 of the Most Impressive Graphic Design Portfolios

September 19, 2013

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The following graphic design portfolios and work samples are all excellent examples of what can be achieved when you put the effort into doing something imaginative and “cool” with your portfolio presentation. These print portfolios show work, effort, and serious creativity. These are portfolios to impress.

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“They’re Just a Classier Product” – EPC Ink Creates Eye-Catching Graphics Using Large Format Prints

September 16, 2013

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 In an effort to get to know our customers better and find out what products they use and how they use them, we talked to graphic expert, Ernie Waldo about his company and his need for fast printing and large format products. Graphic expert, Ernie Waldo, founder and owner of EPC Ink Customer Profile Company [...]

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Free Birth Announcements Templates for Photoshop & Illustrator

September 10, 2013

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“Waah! Waah! I can’t find any decent free birth announcements templates for my design program!” Well, you can just stop your whining and get designing because we’re giving away a handful of cute and cuddly templates for you to add your own copy and photos too.

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5 of the Most Inspirational Ad Campaign Posters from Around the World

September 5, 2013

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A strong concept makes the viewer happy, intrigued, outraged, or even a little bit sad. Unfortunately in advertising, this emotion is transient and fleeting and may be forgotten quickly. But every now and again, a really strong and inspirational ad campaign is created that gets into a viewers head and imprints this idea forevermore into the viewer’s brain vault. Use the following 5 ad campaigns from around the world to inspire your own campaign ideas and marketing concepts and start creating the most memorable posters and print promotions…

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5 Easy Guerrilla Marketing Ideas for Small Business Advertising

August 27, 2013

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See some great small business advertising ideas the won’t break the bank and will get people talking? We have put together some guerrilla style promotion ideas and that will make you very happy if you don’t have the money for mass mailers, expensive radio slots, magazine ads, and other business advertisements.

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Free Illustrator Templates for Custom Wine Labels

August 13, 2013

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Free-to-use vector wine labels are designed to fit a 4×6 custom sticker. This selection of files includes some non-specific labels and also some beautiful wedding label designs for couples and event planners.

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How You Can Bring Your Ideas to Print with Graphic Design Services

August 6, 2013

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We recently added Design Services to our list of customer focused services. It’s part of our company objective to become a one-stop-shop for absolutely everything you need to get your business message into print. This includes offering you your very own graphic designer to help you out with your business brand.

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FREE Cool Graphics and Vector Art Emblems for Your Logo Design

July 30, 2013

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Here’s a bundle of freebies for those in need of cool graphics and vector objects for their real estate, religious, restaurant, or nightclub logos. Whether you’re making yourself a logo for your business or you want to add these vector bits n’ pieces to your design library, our Illustrator file is free for your personal use.

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5 Winning Advertising Techniques for Posters, Flyers, and Mailers

July 23, 2013

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A Madison Avenue ad agency will cost you an arm and a leg (and quite possibly an ear and a spine and an eye or two!) If you’re a multi-billion dollar company then ad agency campaigns are merely pocket change. So how can the rest of us compete with that? Well funnily enough, it’s not magic what ad agencies do and it’s not out of the realms of possibility that you can’t replicate some of these same advertising techniques. Here are 5 techniques that I’ve learned over the years that you can apply to your own poster, flyer, mailer, and print campaigns:

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5 of the Most Irresistible Marketing Ideas for Catering Business Owners

July 17, 2013

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Catering is one competitive son of a bun! Starting a catering business means going to battle with hundreds of other caterers who are all trying to get the biggest bite out of the pie…If you’re cooking-up a new catering business, here are 5 catering and restaurant marketing ideas to help make your business the cream of the catering crop.

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10 of the Best Save the Date Postcards for Your Inspiration

July 9, 2013

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This post represents some truly original save the date postcards, save the date posters, and other print products! For couples who are looking for something different, here are some truly unique ideas for your own save-the-date promotions:

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Great American Business Cards from Abe Lincoln to Lady Gaga!

July 3, 2013

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In this 4th of July Post, we’re celebrating great Americans and the great American business card. You can tell a lot about a person from their business card. This particular selection of cards is a brief glimpse into the mindset of some exceptional US citizens.

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Summer Substrates & Services – A Customer Guide to Our Latest Products

June 20, 2013

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NextDayFlyers is a hive of activity this summer after releasing new products and services for your blossoming business to lower print cost and improve service. Here is a quick rundown of our attractive new products and services that people are buzzing about!

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20 Vintage Business Cards for Your Inspiration

June 18, 2013

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In this postmodern age where all design ideas from the past and present are plundered for their artistic merits, vintage style is king! This is particularly true of business cards that suit a retro look that harks back to a time before full-color printing and gaudy graphics. In this post, we have gathered together 20 vintage business cards for your design inspiration.

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