Print Design and Products

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A small introduction to my printing services

I started my career as a graphic designer specializing in print. This encompassed different areas like logo design, print layout, corporate branding and more. A lot of these areas are ultimately transferable to different media which would ultimately benefit me and my clients in the future. However starting in this field would ultimately give me a better grasp on web layout and more. This page will highlight some of the print services I offer on a regular basis, but what it really boils down to is if you have something that can be printed on I can help you make that happen.

Business cards

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Assorted designs and styles of business card designs from my portfolio

Business cards are probably the biggest request I get as a designer. Over the years I have helped clients really bring out their businesses identity through well designed business cards using different printing techniques that completely help highlight their company and have them remain memorable with their potential new customers.

Standard business cards

Though I am calling this category standard, it is anything but. You still have a choice of different stocks and finishes to have your business cards printed in. Based on the look you are going for you can choose a high gloss finish, or a traditional matte finish. There are also some other options that will not only help you stand out, but give the appearance that you are willing to go the extra mile. something as simple as rounded corners can give you a completely different look from the typical hard corners most cards use. If you need a cost effective way to get your name out there having cards made under the “Standard” category with a good design can be just what you are looking for.

Spot UV coating

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Alpine Brokerage Services business card that uses a spot uv coating over the initial print on both the front and back

One of the most popular looks my clients have opted for is to use spot uv coating on their cards. What this is is adding a high gloss finish to specific sections of your card that can help make a logo jump off the page and really stand out. I have also designed cards (my own included) that will use a spot uv pattern in certain sections that gives a very unique look when used over a solid color. There are a number of different ways to use this technique, based on your own cards we can come up with something that will give your business cards that wow factor.

Foil printing

Using a colored foil stamp is one of the best ways to help highlight your logo or any other element. The shine of the metallic foil against the soft finish of the rest of the card is the ultimate contrast anyone will instantly notice. Once again this is a technique that will not only impress your clients but shows you are willing to put in a little extra work building up a trust that you will be willing to do the same for them.

Non traditional stocks

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Different styles of cards (left to right). French kraft stock, gloss front and matte back, and foil stamped logo back

There are different types of paper to have a business card printed on other than the standard stocks most print shops will show you. Silk business cards provide an elegant and stylish look and feel to them at the same time this finish helps prevent chipping around the edges, as well as being tear and water resistant.
Velvet or suede business cards have a velvety and rich feeling like no other any card stock. This velvet finish gives a totally unique look while at the same time making them a more durable choice.
If you are looking for a truly unique look, opt to have your cards made on clear plastic, sure to get you noticed and amazingly durable, this can be the ultimate choice for the business owner that wants a totally modern look and shows there are no limits to what is possible.
If you have an idea that isn’t listed here I will go out of my way to accommodate any ideas no matter how extreme they may sound, I have had cards made out of solid aluminum in the past, if you can think it up, together we can make it happen.

Different business card styles

  • Standard Business Cards
    • Gloss Finish
    • Semi-Gloss Finish
    • Matte Finish
  • Premium Finish Business Cards
    • Silk Finish
    • Inline Foil
    • Velvet Finish
    • Velvet Finish w/Spot UV or Inline Foil
  • Specialty Paper Stocks and Finishes
    • French Kraft Cards
    • Linen Cards
    • Natural Cards
    • Pearl Metallic Cards
    • Uncoated Cards
    • 18pt Coated One Side
    • 22pt Gloss Laminated

Brochures

brochure examplesMuch like business cards brochures have the added benefit of staying with the client keeping you in their mind. They are a tangible item unlike some of the digital marketing pieces I offer, which is a good way to make a solid first impression, and like I said remain memorable to your clients. We can also utilize much of the printing techniques I mentioned above for business cards. Using a spot uv coating on your cover and/or throughout the whole piece just adds a little extra that will always impress. There are a number of styles to choose from when selecting the right brochure for your company.

Folded brochures

Folded brochures are the most cost effective brochure, almost being a step above having a business card. There are a lot of benefits to this method. With a folded brochure you are able to highlight the most important bullet points you want to get across, along with being able to use some eye grabbing visual graphics without adding a ton of unnecessary text. On average people don’t want to read through paragraphs and paragraphs, they want a quick, to the point explanation of what your company is all about, making folded brochures an excellent choice.

Different folded brochure styles

  • Single Fold Brochure
  • Trifold Brochure
  • Double Parallel Brochure
  • Double Gate Fold Brochure
  • Accordion Fold Brochure
  • French Fold Brochure

Booklet style brochures

Sometimes a trifold isn’t going to be enough. Spending a lot of time working with insurance and finance companies there are cases where you will need to highlight individual products or display tables that would call for a booklet style brochure. There are different layouts and binding techniques we can use for this style. Using standard or custom sizes we can use a portrait or landscape layout, some information may display better using a certain style but it will really come down to personal preference. Just like all of the above there are different printing techniques that you may want to use to bring your brochure to the next level, along with these it is even possible to use a die cut technique to cut out the shape of your logo or something you want incorporated into the design, all helping your brochure really look professional, well thought out and stylish.

Different binding methods

Saddle stitch
This is probably the most popular binding method. It’s cost effective, looks nice and is easy for printers to complete. Printers will use this technique whenever possible.
Spiral bound
This technique is a good choice for brochures with a large page count, however it doesn’t give the more formal look of saddle stitch binding.
Perfect bound
This is the binding technique used for most books, sometimes referred to as adding a spine. This is the ideal choice for brochures and catalogs with a high page count that need to be formal, professional and long lasting.

Banners

Banners are a great way to display your business at any type of indoor or outdoor event. A large vinyl display will have your customers able to see you from a distance through any type of crowd. There are multiple ways to display your banner. Having grommets installed will allow you to secure it with string or rope to the rest of your display. Aluminum stands are also a practical choice. No need for any other type of fasteners, simply unroll the banner for display, afterwards when you are not using your banner it will simply roll back into it’s stand for safe storage.

Poster Design

Similar to banners, Posters are another great way of getting a message across. Having an advertisement printed poster size will give you the opportunity to hang them in your office or other heavy traffic places of business to get noticed by potential customers passing by. A poster with catchy graphics and legible type will surely draw attention to your product, event or business.

Flyers Design

Flyers can be a really good way to target your local public. We will put together a design that targets your specific audience for your event. Whether
it is for your business, event, sale, or class, we will represent your brand well. Flyers can also be a cost effective way to advertise, unlike business cards, or brochures, flyers are more versatile in the paper and ink used in the final print.