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Pantone Celebrates 50 Years of Color

Pantone Logo

This year, Pantone celebrates their 50th anniversary, and they made a long infographic to look back on those 50 years. In those 50 years, Pantone became an icon in the print and design industries and all kinds of accessories have been made under their brand name. At the turn of the last century, Pantone took advantage of their status in industry and began naming a color of the year, and releasing limited edition items in those colors. You can see some of these and more on our Pantone board.

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Humans are designed to touch and feel: the 50th Annual GDUSA Print Survey

GDUSA website

The usually question-heavy Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) annual print survey was surprisingly light this year. Gordon Kaye covers the survey in GDUSA’s May/June edition, with short descriptions of the results after each question, and his own musings thrown in. If you’re a designer, printer, or any way involved with print – if you still buy books, magazines, and anything in a package, you are! – this survey is definitely worth the read. We’ll link to each question and throw their infographics up here to make it even more convenient. Continue reading

Designers – How to Manage Print Work for Your Clients

Any Brand Identity work that you are involved in include not only Logos and Websites, but can and should be expanded to printed products, such as business cards, letterheads, and other collateral. We know it can be difficult to manage print work and budgets on top of the designing and invoicing you are already doing. We don’t want your print projects to be a drag, we want them to be a profitable and easy extension of the work you love to do. Continue reading

The Beauty of Engraving Symposium

Join us at the International Printing Museum in Carson for a symposium with Neenah Paper on The Beauty of Engraving. This will be a rare chance to explore and learn about the world of engraving, both commercial and artistic. There will be four workshops and multiple presentations in which you will participate in producing one of a kind Engraved prints and learn how you can incorporate commercial engraving into your design practice.

A $50.00 donation to the museum includes all presentations, workshops, keepsakes, samples, and lunch but the space is limited to only 60 participants. Go to www.engraveLA.com to learn more about the event and to register.

Security Printing Services

Sample Vector Image for security printing – Available for free download

Often companies are reluctant to acknowledge counterfeit product problems, hoping they’ll go away. Unfortunately, that doesn’t work. Counterfeiters tend to take the path of least resistance, so making your labeling a bit harder to fake than someone else’s often is the first step in recovery. This may not even add cost to current practices, but learning how is  as simple as seeking out an expert.

Most security printers share information (discreetly)…after confirming “your” authenticity. Whatever printing processes you already use on labeling, tagging, packaging and other documents (Certificates, coupons, etc.),  may be able to simultaneously apply security features. Continue reading

Commonwealth Projects at the LA Art Book Fair

The first three days in February saw the first annual LA Art Book Fair. Free and open to the public, the LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by 220 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-one countries. You can download the e-book of the 2013 fair here. Continue reading

Thank You Notes Increase Business by 25%

One Kings Lane, the online fine home goods store, decided to thank their customers by sending them a set of eight engraved notes and envelopes after they placed their first order. According to Elizabeth Dobbin, OKL purchasing manager, the primary objective of this campaign was to increase the customer’s rate of placing their 2nd purchase. Their secondary objective was to reinforce the One Kings Lane brand as a high-end online retailer. This campaign successfully met both their goals.

One Kings Lane sent the gift cards to a random sample of first time buyers and held back the gift from another sample set of the same size. They found that there was a 25% increase in 2nd orders placed from the group that received the free gift, thus generating significant revenue beyond the cost of the program. The ROI was enough to increase the number of gift sets OKL ordered from BurdgeCooper the next year by 15%. Continue reading

The Newest Digital Technology now on Both Coasts

Last week BurdgeCooper installed two Xerox Color 1000 Presses, one in our Atlanta facility the other in Los Angeles. The installation of identical Xerox presses on both coasts allows us to offer national accounts the ability to produce and ship the same document(s) from one company in two time zones.

The Xerox Color 1000 press utilizes the latest, most advanced, technology from the engineers that invented the industry. These presses are renowned for their ability to produce outstanding midtones, gradients, detailed shadows and photos. Continue reading

Stuart F Cooper Launches Online

MONTEREY, CA: Stuart F. Cooper launched its online store SFCooper.com to over 2,500 attorneys at this year’s annual California State Bar meeting in Monterey, California. According to Hugh Griffin, Vice President of Marketing, the site offers attorneys, lawyers and other professional service firms the products needed to run and grow successful practices. “On the site professionals can design, proof and purchase engraved business cards, letterheads and envelopes, as well as order plain paper, exhibit tabs and other practice essentials,” according to Griffin. Also available are work tablets, manuscript covers, pleading paper, jury instruction paper, Tyvek envelopes, mailing labels and Will & Trust Supplies. Continue reading