Tips on Creating an Effective Brochure

Brochures are great for discussing and displaying what your business or organization has to offer. So, it’s important to make sure you create the brochure appropriately, making it a dynamic marketing tool for any business.

Brochures are great for discussing and displaying what your business or organization has to offer. So, it’s important to make sure you create the brochure appropriately, making it a dynamic marketing tool for any business. We’ve include some helpful tips below, from selecting the right size to the appropriate content, to make your brochure a […]

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Brochures are great for discussing and displaying what your business or organization has to offer. So, it’s important to make sure you create the brochure appropriately, making it a dynamic marketing tool for any business. We’ve include some helpful tips below, from selecting the right size to the appropriate content, to make your brochure a success.

Creative Design

The design can attract potential customers and is considered very important. A poorly designed brochure can turn off the readers and possibly make your business look unprofessional. It’s best to keep the design clear and simple.

You’ll want to make sure the images and content are easy to read and most importantly, able to be understood easily. Including colorful graphs or statistics can be helpful, but make sure the consumer can easily understand the message you want to convey. A confused consumer can result in a lost sale. If you’re having a problem coming up with a design or have no idea where to start, our graphic designers will be happy to assist. View our graphic design services.

The Cover

Selecting the image and design for the cover is important. Similar to a thesis statement, your goal is to grab the readers attention and have them continue to read the brochure. Without a good looking cover, the brochure can be overlooked. The brochure cover should create an emotional connection, from curiosity to excitement. Be creative, so it will make people want to continue reading.

The Content

Print Brochures with Primo PrintNow that you have captured your readers attention, it’s time to create the content. The next step is to present your message and offers in detail. You’ll want to include content that brings awareness, drives sales, or boosts repeat purchases. Once you have determined the purpose of the brochure, you’ll have a better understanding how to arrange the content and ranking of their importance. One thing to remember, however, is that people like clear, concise content. Try to remove all fluff and unneeded text. The shorter and to-the-point it is, the more likely people will read the entire brochure.

Folding Options and Size

A popular layout that’s chosen most often is the basic tri-fold. Most commonly included in a marketing campaign, as they are great for showcasing a business, promote a brand, or highlight products and services effectively. Depending on the use, there are other folding options and sizes to select from including the half fold, z-fold, roll fold and more. For more details about each folding option, check out the different folding options we offer.

Brochure Folding Options Available

The size should be long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to make the brochure interesting. The more products and services your business offers, the brochure size tends be larger, to accommodate the information. Keep in mind, if your business offers thousands of products or services, that doesn’t mean you need to try and include all of them. You can always send readers to your website for more details or to share information on topics not covered in the brochure. View our brochure photo gallery.

Paper Stock

Once printed, brochures have a tendency to have a longer-shelf life than other marketing materials, so the paper stock you choose, is very important. Often times, this can be overlooked. Selecting the overall thickness of the paper stock and choosing the coating can play in an important role. Selecting a glossy paper can give it a more appealing look and using a thick paper can make it look more professional.

We offer different types of paper thickness (100LB, 70LB and 80LB) and coatings such as aqueous, satin, glossy uv and no coating. Depending on your message and target market, the paper stock can play an important role in the design. We’ve written a previous blog that may be helpful on choosing the right paper stock.

As you can see, there are a lot of options and variables that can impact the brochure. But when designed properly, your brochure can really take you places.

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How to Market Your Business with Custom Letterhead

Create a lasting first impressions with clients and enhance the image of your business by printing custom letterhead on high quality premium paper stock.

Business owners can sometimes become overwhelmed with all the marketing options they have available to them, particularly in this age of digital advertising and social media. One option that is too often relegated to the sidelines is letterhead.

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Business owners can sometimes become overwhelmed with all the marketing options they have available to them, particularly in this age of digital advertising and social media. One option that is too often relegated to the sidelines is letterhead.

Classic, well-designed customized letterhead and stationery can take the mailings and printed materials you’re already producing from uninteresting to eye-catching. Additionally, they can make your clients and potential clients remember you long after the envelope is opened.

Besides making a polished and memorable first impression, customized letterhead conveys a particular message to all who see it. It says that your company is solid and assured. It conveys a sense of professionalism and commitment to excellence that gives customers the peace of mind that comes from doing business with a company they feel they can trust.

It also gives you the opportunity to express the culture and personality of your organization by creating a custom design. Add the company’s tagline that perfectly captures the essence of the services you offer. It would be a mistake to underestimate the significance of being able to say so much with so little, especially for small businesses whose marketing budgets are often very tight. View some letterhead designs that may inspire you.

Using branded and customized letterhead and stationery provides many benefits for you as a business owner. Even one-person companies can appear to be much more substantial when they use their brand across all of their digital and printed materials including business cards, brochures and more.

SEE ALSO: Why Print is Important for Your Marketing Plan

This appearance of greater size and strength in the market solidifies your potential clients’ confidence in your ability to handle their business. Letterhead also makes all of your contact information available to them in one place. The easy accessibility of the information included makes it more convenient for your customers and prospects to contact you when they’re ready to discuss how your business can help their business succeed.

Marketing your business does not have to be an overwhelming prospect, even in this age of seemingly endless options. It’’s easy to create a line of fully customized and branded letterhead that can greatly benefit your bottom line.

Benefits:

  • Improve Business Image
  • Increase Brand Recognition
  • Increase Business Website Traffic

Customized letterhead can be created in an efficient and cost-effective way that will make the most of your company’s marketing budget. It also lets your customers know they can trust you to treat their business with the same respect you have for your own. If you need assistance in creating a custom design, please contact one of our in-house graphic designers. They will walk you through the entire design process.

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Print Stickers to Market Your Business and Brand

Stickers are great for placing on a product displaying useful information.

Stickers can be a great form of advertising. They are a simple, unique, eye-catching, cost-effective and an efficient way of getting your brand and business in front of potential customers. Stickers allow you to easily spread information about your business, products, services or promotional event. There are several sticker printing options to utilize for your marketing […]

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Stickers can be a great form of advertising. They are a simple, unique, eye-catching, cost-effective and an efficient way of getting your brand and business in front of potential customers. Stickers allow you to easily spread information about your business, products, services or promotional event. There are several sticker printing options to utilize for your marketing purposes.

Improve Brand Exposure

One of the most common uses in advertising is brand exposure through your marketing efforts. A clean, bright, well designed and memorable sticker can be placed on anything from cars (bumper stickers), products, clothing and more. The possibilities are endless. Strong brand exposure leads to widespread brand recognition. Your business could soon become a household name.

Use printed stickers to display business information. Stickers can help with brand awareness.

Increase Sales

If you’re planning on having a sale or special promotion, create and print stickers that draw attention to the products that are on sale. It’s also a good idea to place and pass out to advertise the sale beforehand. Allow customers to get familiar with the sale or promotion. Use bright colorful colors such as yellow and green to catch the eye of the customer.

Convey Information

They are a great way of conveying information on products. If the product already has certain information printed on its packaging, it can still be be beneficial to place another sticker with bold print to make certain information clearer. For example, allergy information, safety risks, nutritional facts, specific benefits, technical information and sales information. A sticker can bring additional awareness to the product and can possibly increase sales of those products.

Generate Excitement at Events

Businesses usually don’t hand out stickers directly from their store. While it’s fine to hand them out on a regular basis, the best place to pass them out is during special events. People love receiving free items. When people attend events, especially ones centered around businesses, they’re more than happy to get free goodies such as stickers. They help generate excitement about your business and can generate discussions about your products and services. When handing out the stickers, discuss the information on them while handing out. This allows potential customers to become more interested in learning and talking about your company.

Premium Stickers

Having high-quality and appealing stickers makes them more effective. At Primo Print, we offer a large selection to help with your marketing needs including a variety of bumper sticker printing options. Printing them will create a professional look and feel that both you and your customers will enjoy.

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Marketing Ideas and Tips for Printing Postcards

Postcards are great for handing out to potential customers. It's easy to include a discount to increase awareness.

Printing postcards is cost-effective and one of the most efficient and successful ways to increase sales and customers quickly and easily.  Postcard marketing is one of the most reliable marketing method available when designed and carried out properly. Below we have listed some ideas that can help promote your products, service and business effectively.

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Printing postcards is cost-effective and one of the most efficient and successful ways to increase sales and customers quickly and easily.  Postcard marketing is one of the most reliable marketing method available when designed and carried out properly. Below we have listed some ideas that can help promote your products, service and business effectively.

Promote an Upcoming Event

Printing postcards continue to be an amazing marketing tool as you can easily send them to an audience of potential customers that are likely to attend the event. Similar to flyers, they can include benefits of attending and additional event details. For example, you may want to include a contest or a list of door prizes to help increase event awareness and increase participation. The benefits of choosing a postcard, you have the option to select from a variety of sizes and printing options to meet you and your business needs.

Printing postcards can be a great way to advertise an upcoming event.

Advertise a Sale Promotion or One Time Sale

It’s easy to create an urgency to attract customers to make a purchase with-in a defined time period.  Handing them out often keeps the products and sale on their mind. Choose a one time service or product that you can offer at a discounted price to your customers. Include terms such as “one day only” and “this weekend” or “10% off” can create the urgency and something the customers can’t refuse! This may help with attracting new customers.

SEE ALSO:  Why Print is Important for Your Marketing Plan?

A great benefit,  you can easily test offers to determine which work best for you and your business. If you are satisfied with the results, you can increase the amount that you’ll need printed. Also, try different sizes and printing options (spot UV, inline foil) as they may work better than other.

Additional Postcard Uses

Along with promoting a business or product, they can be used for birthdays, graduations, save-the-dates and holiday greeting cards. An example would to send out a holiday greeting card with a special offer or service. The opportunities are endless and it’s easy to get creative with postcards. Another idea; include a special or gift for a milestone event, birthday or anniversary. They can be beneficial, learn other ways on how to market your business with postcards.

Advantages Include:

  • They are versatile
  • Can easily track results
  • Cost-effective
  • Testing multiple offers is easy
  • They don’t take up a lot of space
  • Easy for customers to use and redeem offer

Postcard Statistics:

  • 25% of people who receive a postcard says they read them
  • 23% of individuals will respond to a postcard

At Primo Print, we offer a large selection of printing options and sizes. If you need help with a custom design, one of our in-house graphic designer will be happy to help.

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The Benefits and Uses for Bookmarks

Choose from our high quality 14PT or 16PT stock and a variety of dimensions and finishes including matte, glossy uv coating, spot uv, or uncoated card stock. Printed by Primo Print.

For those of you looking always looking to improve marketing and promotion strategies, take a moment to consider the possibility of including bookmarks. They are handy tools for any reader, yet their use extends well beyond simply marking a page in a book. Plus they are offered in a variety of sizes and finishes. Custom […]

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For those of you looking always looking to improve marketing and promotion strategies, take a moment to consider the possibility of including bookmarks. They are handy tools for any reader, yet their use extends well beyond simply marking a page in a book. Plus they are offered in a variety of sizes and finishes. Custom bookmarks can also be used as an incredibly effective marketing tool for those looking to sell their publications or other products.

Here are a few reasons why they are a very reliable and effective strategy for promotion and marketing purposes.

Compact and Convenient

Thanks to their compact and convenient size, there is no hassle in distributing them to a wide audience. Furthermore, you can always have enough of them on you to be able to hand them out spontaneously whenever opportunities arise. (Networking event, special event etc.)  The size of bookmarks will also make them more appealing to those interested customers.

Instead of having to lug around a larger marketing tool such as a portfolio or magazine, they take up almost no space and fits comfortably in a pocket. They are similar to a business card, as they can be easily handed out to people in passing making for a very fast and effective means of promotion.

SEE ALSO: How to Make the Most out of Your Print and Marketing Budget

Affordable

Everyone knows how cheap they can be, but some may be surprised to know that creating custom bookmarks are also very affordable. Print marketing continues to be a critical component of any successful business, yet one that can end up being cost-effective. The ideal balance is to have effective marketing that generates interest in your product or service without draining too much money. The great thing about personalized bookmarks is how affordable they are. This allows you to spend less time worrying about marketing costs and start putting more money towards creating and improving your product or service.

Familiar Use

There’s nothing worse than relying on marketing your product on an object that people don’t use. For any sort of marketing to be effective, there must be consistent and reliable exposure to an interested audience. This is why such platforms as billboards, television ads, space on public transportation, etc. are the most expensive because they guarantee the heaviest exposure.

Bookmarks provide a great resource to accomplish this requirement. People use bookmarks on a daily basis. This ensures that those who have received it will continuously be reminded of the product or event you’re endorsing. Additionally, when receiving your bookmark, potential customers will be more inclined to accept as the gesture seems more like a gift than a marketing tool.

Customizable and Unique

In order for a product to standout amongst it’s competition, there must be a unique element to help separate it from the crowd. Not only are they a relatively untapped marketing strategy, they are also easily customizable to fit the needs of any desired design and look. This gives promoters the freedom to display their product to their audience how they have envisioned. The sheer uniqueness of a bookmark promotion will also generate additional interest to further separate this marketing technique and help your product standout amongst the noise. 

Looking for a custom design? Contact one of our in-house graphic designers. They will walk you through the entire design and order process. We offer a large selection of sizes and printing options that will benefit you and your business.

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