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Customer Spotlight, Design Inspiration

Customer Spotlight: This Graphic Designer Found Her Competitive Edge with Smartpress

Rachel Clabaugh, a graphic designer for the past six years at Life Center Church in Spokane, WA, caught our attention when she decided to use our floor graphic product for a unique, out-of-the-box project.

Corn-hole Rachel Clabaugh

Designed by Rachel Clabaugh

We Minnesotans here at Smartpress love a good game of corn-hole. So when we saw that Rachel had designed her own pattern using our floor graphic product, we were completely intrigued! Corn-hole, a yard game very popular here in the Midwest, involves two platforms with circles cut in them, two sets of four bean bags (filled with corn, hence corn-hole), and either two or four players. The goal is to throw your bean bag onto the opposite platform, or even better, into the hole. Once a team reaches 21 points (points are awarded depending on where the bags land on the platform) the game is over.

Rachel explained to us that the project came about when thinking about events and games to play at Collide’s (the middle and high school youth ministry) summer camp. Rachel does most of her printing in-house, so when the director was walking through the halls and noticed her wall clings she had printed, he had the idea of making a cling for their cornhole platforms. Although in love with the idea, Rachel said she was hesitant because the vinyl she had on hand would not hold up well for the game. It was in this moment that she turned to Smartpress once again.

Rachel had previously used Smartpress for journal printing for Collide’s camp the year before. She initially ordered 200 perfect bound booklets, but a little less than a week before camp, she realized that they needed 200 more. She contacted Smartpress customer service representatives, who immediately told her it would not be a problem. The booklets arrived in Spokane three short days later – in just as perfect condition as the first batch – and Rachel was immediately impressed. The high-quality of the product, in addition to the high-quality customer service, was what won her over to choose Smartpress for future print jobs.

“Someone who is totally willing to bend over backward for our work blows my brains! I love it. The quality is so good, so we’ve just been printing and printing through you guys and don’t even look anywhere else anymore!”

She checked out our website to see if we had anything to use on the corn-hole platforms. She looked at our window clings but was worried about how well they would stand up to wear and tear. Then it hit her – floor graphics.

“Floor graphics are designed to stand up to floor traffic and water, and I thought, ‘That’ll work!’ You guys had the right sizes and could make it happen, so it was a no-brainer.”

Corn-hole Custom Design

Once she received her floor graphics, Rachel simply followed our cling installation instructions and used an X-Acto knife to cut out a hole in the graphic for the board. However, if you wanted to save yourself the trouble, Smartpress.com offers laser die cutting for this product.

In the end, the game was a success and impressed both the director and campers. Rachel reflected multiple times that without her Smartpress customer service representative, the process would not have gone over as smoothly.

Corn-hole Design Printing

“I love that I can call up and immediately talk to someone and often talk to someone who has commented on my job. It is just so easy to relate. It’s so easy and so good!”

Ready to get started on your own one-of-a-kind print job? Print with Smartpress! Have questions? Our customer service representatives are always ready to talk to you, Monday-Friday, 8 A.M. – 5 P.M. CST.


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