Steven Wendt

Steven is the Internet Marketing Manager at Primoprint. He is responsible for the success of all online activities. In his spare time, you can find Steven watching any sporting event on TV. Since moving from Dayton, OH, he has become a big-time Carolina Panther and Charlotte Hornet Fan.

Know When (And When Not) to Design It Yourself

Recently a small business owner contacted us to print her postcards. This client had designed the cards herself using a competitors online designer. Unfortunately we were unable to use the files due to a watermark so we suggested that she let one of our graphic designers recreate it for her.

We’ve all been enticed at some point to take on a project ourselves to save money. But in the end, did we really do ourselves any favors? Recently, a small business owner contacted us to print her custom postcards. This client had designed the cards herself using a competitor’s online designer. Unfortunately, we were unable to […]

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We’ve all been enticed at some point to take on a project ourselves to save money. But in the end, did we really do ourselves any favors?

Recently, a small business owner contacted us to print her custom postcards. This client had designed the cards herself using a competitor’s online designer. Unfortunately, we were unable to use the files due to a watermark. So, we suggested that she let one of our graphic designers recreate it for her.

Postcard Design (Before):Recently a small business owner contacted us to print her postcards. This client had designed the cards herself using a competitors online designer. Unfortunately we were unable to use the files due to a watermark so we suggested that she let one of our graphic designers recreate it for her.

Postcard Design (After):Custom Postcard Designed by Primo Print

Online design software is very tedious, and the results can wind up being less than spectacular.

A professional designer is not just going to build a file; they are going to design a piece that fits YOUR needs, not the generic needs of anyone who needs a postcard.

What’s YOUR Postcard Message?

Working with a professional designer will ensure that your message is clear. The client’s original artwork included a lot of text that made it difficult for the reader to fully grasp the message. A quality design should present your message in a clear and concise manner.

This particular customer spent over two hours using the competitor’s online designer. With a small design fee, our designers can reduce your stress and provide you with a printed product you will truly be proud of.  Additionally, when you break down other printers’ tricky pricing schemes, you may be paying almost as much for their print as you would for print and design services from Primoprint.

Design service should be considered just as valuable as the services that you are trying to promote. Every piece that you send out is an extension of your business and what you have to offer. A professional-looking printed material helps your business look its best!
Just because you have access to these online “tools” doesn’t make it easy to use them to their fullest potential.  Our designers could probably use a dentist drill, but I don’t think you want any of us fixing your cavity.

We would love the opportunity to create a unique one-of-a-kind custom printed product. No matter your print design needs, we can help. Contact us today for a quote or for more additional information.

At Primoprint, we take pride in our design services. Take a look at our graphic design gallery to view some of our on-of-a-kind designs.  For additional design samples, please click the link:  https://dribbble.com/primoprint

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It’s Here! The Complete List of Brochures Folding Options

Brochures are great hand outs and sales pieces that allow business to easily and effectively display their information along with the products and services they offer. Choosing the right layout can be challenging, especially if this is your first time printing brochures.

Brochures are great hand outs and sales pieces that allow businesses to easily and effectively display their information along with the products and services they offer. Choosing the right layout can be challenging, especially if this is your first time printing brochures. Before deciding on a folding option, there are some questions you may want to […]

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Brochures are great hand outs and sales pieces that allow businesses to easily and effectively display their information along with the products and services they offer. Choosing the right layout can be challenging, especially if this is your first time printing brochures.

Before deciding on a folding option, there are some questions you may want to ask yourself.

Purpose for Your Brochure:

  • What is the overall purpose of the brochure?
  • What content (images and text) do you plan on using?
  • Who are you trying to attract with the brochure?
  • Design Tips for Your Next Brochure

Three Popular Brochures Folding Options:

Half Fold Brochure

Half Fold BrochureThis fold option is one of the more common and the simplest of the folds. The half fold is also known as bi-fold or single fold. This brochure offers two equal sides, resulting in a four page brochure. The half fold option allows you or a designer to display some creative ideas. This option is great for those who want to display large images or include a group of images on either side without having the fold run through them.

This layout is often used to display images of product comparisons, a business menu or even a layout of a map. They are also commonly used for corporate companies since the layout is flexible in this format.

These brochures are wider than the other folding options, and they have the ability to grab the attention of potential customers and clients. Keep in mind when selecting this option that they might not fit into a brochure rack that’s often found in stores, hotels or welcome centers. If this is a concern, we highly recommend using the tri-fold option.

Tri Fold Brochure

Tr-Fold Brochure Printing OptionThis is a very popular folding option. It is most commonly included in a marketing campaign as it is great for showcasing a business, promoting a brand, and highlighting products and services effectively. The tri-fold brochure offers two folds which forms three double-sided panels, resulting in a six panel brochure. The common size is the 8.5×11” brochure. These brochures are easy to carry and hand out, easily placed into a bag or a pocket, and they take up less counter space.

Keep in mind, depending on the size you select, you’ll have the option to choose a folding option; flat (no folding), half-fold, tri-fold/letter fold and z-fold. Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding your brochure printing options.

Gate Fold Brochure

When you want to create a dramatic opening, the gate folded brochure is a great choice. It instantly grabs the readers attention. These brochures offer a wide opening and can be described as if two doors side-by-side are being opened at the same time. When opened or closed, the left and right sides fold inward toward each other, and they meet in the middle. By doing so, they create a seamless look when closed. This type of brochure fold makes eight total panels, where the two sides are the same size and the middle panels are slightly bigger.

For those looking for a brochure to display images that are wide, such as a landscaping company or architecture firm, these brochures are perfect. The gate fold also allows you to also display a lot of information, without the brochure feeling overwhelming.

But folding options do not stop with the three mentioned above. At Primoprint, we offer a plethora of brochure folding options, so no matter how your brochure is being used, we have a fold for you!

Below, you’ll find an image displaying each folding option that we offer, accompanied by a short description to help you understand them better.

Complete List of Brochure Folding Options:

Brochure Folding Options from Primo Print
If you have any questions regarding a brochure, feel free to contact us here. If you need help with a design, we can help as we now offer graphic designer services.
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Introducing the 22PT Gloss Laminated Cards

We’re excited to announce our new product; 22PT gloss laminated business card and 22PT gloss laminated postcard. Our new gloss laminated cards are printed on thick 16PT C2S card stock before receiving a super glossy 3 mil lamination that brings the total thickness of this card to 22PT!

We’re excited to announce our new product; 22PT gloss laminated business card and 22PT gloss laminated postcard. Our new gloss laminated cards are printed on thick 16PT C2S card stock before receiving a super glossy 3 mil lamination that brings the total thickness of this card to 22PT! These super durable cards are both water […]

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We’re excited to announce our new product; 22PT gloss laminated business card and 22PT gloss laminated postcard. Our new gloss laminated cards are printed on thick 16PT C2S card stock before receiving a super glossy 3 mil lamination that brings the total thickness of this card to 22PT!

These super durable cards are both water and tear resistant and resist chipping along the edges. The 3 mil lamination makes these cards difficult to tear or become damaged prior to handing out.

Add shine to your printed business cards and postcards. We’ll be announcing new products each week, so make sure you “hang around” to find out next weeks product!

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Which is the Best Business Card for You and Your Business

At Primo Print, we offer a variety of business cards to choose from including silk business cards, foil business cards, matte business cards and linen business cards.

So, you’re thinking about printing business cards for you and your business. That’s great, because research shows that business cards continue to be one of the best marketing tools for any business. The majority of business professionals have a business card, and they’re often the first item exchanged when meeting with potential clients and vendors. […]

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So, you’re thinking about printing business cards for you and your business. That’s great, because research shows that business cards continue to be one of the best marketing tools for any business. The majority of business professionals have a business card, and they’re often the first item exchanged when meeting with potential clients and vendors. It’s the first opportunity to make a positive and strong first impression.

At Primoprint, we are happy to provide you a large variety of business cards options to choose from, including Silk business cards, Foil business cards, Matte business cards,  Linen business cards and more. We continue to update our products, so there will be plenty of printing options to guarantee your custom cards creates a lasting impression for you and your brand.

Below, you’ll find a few of business cards with different printing options, making these cards truly unique. Want to see more? Take a look at all the other printing options for business cards.

Enhance the look of your business card by including stamped foil. Select from Gold, Silver, Black, Green, Blue, Red, Pink and Copper.

Silk Laminated Business Card with Prink Stamped Foil and Spot UV Printed by Primo Print.

  • Silk Laminated Business Card with Pink Stamped Foil and Spot UV.
  • Rounded Corners.

It contains three layers of ultra premium uncoated card stock that are glued together for a combined thickness of 32PT.

This silky smooth lamination is tear and water resistant and prevents chipping and cracking along the edge of the cards. Our silk business cards with spot UV are available in a variety of dimensions with standard or round corners.

SEE ALSO: Mask File Setup Tutorial

Traditional white linen business cards are printed full color (CMYK) single (4/0) or double sided (4/4) on 100LB cover uncoated white linen and are available in a variety of dimensions.

The Velvet Laminated Business card is a creamy, soft-touch cards are sure to be attention grabbing, while remaining strong and durable.

Enhance your business card with gold inline foil.

SEE ALSO: Inline Foil – Get Noticed with This Beautiful Print Option

Uncoated business card printed by Primo Print.

SEE ALSO: Which is Best for You; Coated or Uncoated Card Stock

We’re excited to announce our new product; 22PT gloss laminated business card and 22PT gloss laminated postcard. Our new gloss laminated cards are printed on thick 16PT C2S card stock before receiving a super glossy 3 mil lamination that brings the total thickness of this card to 22PT!

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