Calagaz Commercial Printing in Mobile, Ala., Tuesday, July 26, 2011.

5 Considerations for Creating Standout Direct Mail Pieces

When we think about great direct mail results, we tend to think about the list, the message, and the call to action. However, things like the size, shape, and texture of the piece play a key role, too. Let’s look at five considerations for creating standout mail pieces.

  1. Trim size. If you want the lowest possible postage cost, go with a standard 3.5 x 5” postcard. Choosing a nonstandard size will cost more in postage, but it will make your postcard stand out. “Why is that one different?” the recipient wants to know. It might even be the first piece they pick up. What’s that worth?
  2. Weight. Consumers tend to associate the weight of the stock used in the mailing with the quality of the brand and, by extension, the product being marketed. Heavier weight stocks command respect and attention.
  3. Texture. In a sea of smooth envelopes, mailers with textured finishes get noticed. From high gloss and spot varnish to specialty processes, there are lots of options to choose from.
  4. Personalization. Even the use of someone’s name on the front of a card will engage the recipient more than a static card. This engagement might only last for an extra fraction of a second, but sometimes, that is all you need.
  5. Color. Why use a standard white background when you can pick from a range of vibrant colors? Use knock out type, graphics, and images on dynamic backgrounds to get your mailer to jump out of the box. If you carry in a sea of white envelopes and one bright red one, which one would you pick out first?

There are lots of ways to get your direct mailer to stand out from all of the others. Why not try something you have not tried before? You just might love the results!

CORE 2022 Corporate Partner posters, Children of Restaurant Employees, giving back

CORE 2022 Signage and Posters

In addition to printing menus, signage, and other materials for restaurants across the country, Calagaz Printing is proud to be a Silver Partner with CORE to support the children of restaurant employees. CORE is a national non-profit that provides financial relief grants when food and beverage workers experience hardships. We recently printed partner awards and constantly produce multilingual informational posters to spread the word about the assistance available through CORE grants.

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2021 CORE Heart Award to Silver Partner Calagaz Printing, giving back, proud supporter service workers

CORE Supported 708 Children in 2021

CORE: Children of Food and Restaurant Employees released information regarding how much support they were able to provide in 2021. With 300 grants and a total of $705,753 awarded, 2021 was another successful year for CORE to share the strength of everyone involved in the food and restaurant industry. As a Silver Partner, Calagaz Printing is proud to be part of this national network helping service workers through difficult times.

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Hargrove Car Magnets, sheet material waiting to be trimmed

Hargrove Car Magnets

What’s hanging out on the trimming table to be finished this morning? Car magnets for new Hargrove Engineering vehicles! Calagaz Printing can put your artwork and designs on all kinds of materials. Of course we handle all types of paper from thin text weights to thick cover stocks, but we also have years of experience running synthetic paper, vinyl adhesives, magnet material, and even apparel. Whatever your project needs, we can help figure out the best application and material so your work looks its best.

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