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3 Ways to Use Print to Promote Your Cyber Monday Sale

Yes, Cyber Monday is a web sales event. So why promote it with print? Read on. Having a printed piece announcing your website sale is a great reminder for customers. They can set it next to their computers or carry it in their purses or wallets so they don’t forget to go online and take [...]

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Get Big Sales on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday will be here before you know it. Planning ahead and having all your print promotions ready early will mean you’ll have less last-minute hassle. You’ll also have plenty of time to get more promotions printed to reach customer bases you may discover as the day nears. If you’re a small business owner, [...]

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Black Friday Promotions – in Black and White

Now is the time to think about making your business’s Black Friday offers stand out from all the rest. Start with a great marketing plan, and design your printed materials to match the excitement of your offer. And get those printed materials ordered ASAP. You want your items in hand well before it’s time to [...]

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Graphic Design Inspiration – Vintage Halloween Illustrations

Ok, last week’s vintage Halloween costume photography inspiration post was a bit creepy.  In this week’s graphic design inspiration post, I’m going to cutesy it up a bit with some vintage Halloween illustrations! I love vintage designs. Taking a look at the past of design helps us to see how we got where we are today. Additionally, [...]

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Ask a Smartpress.com Expert: Calendar Templates

I want to design a calendar for next year, but it seems like a lot of work. Is there a template or something I can use that already has all the dates and weeks set up for 2015? – Keen on Kalendars We absolutely have design templates ready that you can use for next year’s [...]

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Tips for Taking Good HDR Photos

HDR photography has gained popularity in recent years. You may not have taken an HDR photo, but I’m sure you’ve heard about it and probably have seen a lot of HDR images without knowing it. Whenever you see an image that’s sort of surreal with lots of texture details, there is a great chance it’s taken [...]

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Benefits of the Content Collector in Adobe InDesign

We use copy and paste on a daily basis when working on graphic design projects. We’ve all used Libraries, which are very helpful, but there has to be another solution for more complex needs. What if there was a faster way to copy elements, and existing pages of content? You’re in luck, there is a fantastic [...]

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Make Wedding Stationery Pieces Pull Double Duty

Wedding stationery is about a whole lot more than invites and thank you cards. You’ve got save the dates to let people know what day you’re tying the knot, the invites to tell those you want to share the experience with that you want them there, the ceremony program so everyone can follow along, the [...]

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The Time to Prepare for Holiday Promotions? Now!

This time of year is tricky. The colorful leaves, blue sky and fun fall activities can lull you into thinking that the holidays are a long time off. But if you put down that hot cider and stop carving pumpkins for a few minutes, you’ll realize that the most lucrative sales season of the year [...]

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Customer Spotlight: Southern Arrow Designs

About Southern Arrow Designs Lauren Southard is in her early 20s and already she has a lot of things going for her. A great husband, an adorable two-year-old, and successful graphic design business creating invitations, business cards and other printed materials for a variety of clients. Based in Corpus Christi, Texas, Southern Arrow Designs provides beautiful, custom designed creations at [...]

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