Printing

Paper 101: What Different Terms Actually Mean

When asked about the details of the paper stock you are choosing for a print project, do your eyes glaze over? Do terms like basis weight, points, and color cast sound like Greek to you? If so, here is a quick list of basic terms to help you better understand the process. Basis weight: is …

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Digital Print: It’s Not Technology—It’s Marketing

Do you think of digital printing as an output technology or a marketing model? The reality is, it’s both. If you don’­t think of digital printing this way, maybe you need to think more broadly about digital print. Traditionally, marketers have used digital presses to save money and “right size” their print volumes. Print on …

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Tapping Your Envelope’s Most Powerful Real Estate

What is the most important real estate on your mailing envelope? It is the upper left-hand corner, the location of the return address. It is here that your prospect will often decide to open your envelope… or not. Here are three reasons this space helps recipients decide to open your envelope: Existing customer relationship: If …

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Are You Short-Sighted? Or Long-Sighted?

  When you are calculating the ROI of your print, email, or multi-channel marketing campaign, how long a view do you take? Do you stop tracking revenue after a month? One year? What about the lifetime of the customer? Lifetime customer value (LCV) is an overlooked metric that should be part of how marketers measure …

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