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Month: May 2011

The Art of Design #17: Die Cuts

The final product we’ll be talking about in our Art of Design series is here! No, this won’t be the last post; instead we’ll be updating all of the wonderful products we’ve already talked about, because you can never have too much inspiration, tips, tutorials and just a plain good ol’ fashion reminder of how wonderful designing print products can be!

Before that, let’s talk Die Cuts! Since die cuts can be as varied as your imagination, we thought we’d provide you with an all inspiration post centered around business cards, but with some brochure ideas thrown in for good measure. Let them inspire you to show your true creativity beyond the printing standards set by the man. Break the mold and mold the die cut!

Marketing In the Digital Age: A Short Course in Success for the Online Entrepreneur

With more and more people earning extra money or earning a living by selling online, the number of websites dedicated to this pursuit is still growing exponentially. With ebay being the granddaddy there are sites like etsy, zazzle, café press, and others that provide a wealth of handholding to a person who is just starting out. Here’s an easy to digest serving of sincerely implementable ideas that will help you emerge from the masses of sellers.

Classic Business Card Designs: A Look Through the Time Machine

Over the past few months, a lot of attention has been given to business card design. We’ve seen beautiful full color/full bleed designs that are eye-catching and vibrant. We’ve been inspired by out of the box thinking that turns a two dimensional object into a 3-D display that allows interaction between the card and a human being.

Tips & Bits #27: Loyalty Cards

Is your wallet or purse overflowing with loyalty cards? If you’re like most people, you probably buy many things over and over again. A growing number of marketers want you to keep coming back for more when the time comes for you to refill, restock or replenish your supply of whatever product or service (usually a commodity of some kind) you need.

The Customer Loyalty Card is the vehicle of choice for many – and primarily small – businesses. (The big companies usually opt for those plastic cards with a magnetic strip on it and call it a club. And they’ll provide you with a mini version for your keychain, too.)