PostcardsRUs Blog


A Tale of Two Bindings

March 20, 2017

If you’ve ever published a book, catalog, or magazine, you probably remember the variety of binding options available.  So how do you choose? It depends on the project specifications and desired finish.

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How We Approve Proofs

March 13, 2017

 

After you place your print order, there are several internal steps that happen (quickly) before your order can be printed. Reviewing the artwork is an important step that helps everyone understand what the printed piece will look like when complete.  The general rule is good quality input will have good quality output.

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Give Back Stories: Being Mortal Project

March 6, 2017

Give Back Stories with HFA

You might recall that we featured Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) in a previous blog post.  HFA is a non-profit organization committed to improving the conversation and information available about end-of-life care.

 

One of HFA’s widest reaching programs is a project called Being Mortal which brings the conversation about end-of-life care directly into communities all over the United States.  This program was originally slated to end in 2016, but due to the popularity and success, it will continue through the end of June 2017.

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Customer Stories with Links Residential

February 27, 2017

Links Residential

Sometimes the quality service that you provide to your customers is also the same quality standard you seek in your vendors.  That is certainly the case with Links Residential, a boutique real estate agency in New Jersey.

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Vertical Folding Demystified

February 20, 2017

Finished Vertical Fold

 

Every print job we process must pass several quality control checks, but not all of these checks come at the end of the order.

 

One of the first steps in making a quality printed product is inspecting the artwork.  Every time a user uploads artwork in our ordering system it must be double checked by our production team to make sure that it will print as expected.

 

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Give Back Stories: Second Chance Award

February 13, 2017

Give Back Stories: Avenue for Justice

 

You might recall Avenues for Justice (AFJ) as one of the charity recipients in our Give Back Program.  We originally introduced them in a previous blog post last August, but there is always more to the story.  All AFJ program participants are exceptional and 90% of program graduates lead successful lives and never commit another crime, but some participants deserve extra recognition.

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Survey Contest Winner

February 6, 2017

Checkbox

 

Part of great customer service is listening to your customers’ suggestions.  We wouldn’t be half the company we are today without the direct and honest feedback provided by our clients.  This feedback can be an informal phone conversation after an order, or something more organized like the survey we recently sent to some of our customer segments.

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Customer Stories with Abrams

January 30, 2017

What do you look for in your business relationships?  Open communication?  Quality products? Longevity?

 

Abrams Books values all of those criteria and as a result has been a Postcardsrus.com customer for over 3 years.

 

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Sneak Peek: New EDDM Portal

January 23, 2017

Sneak Peek

 

We’ve written about our Every Door Direct Mail ® (EDDM) service a few times now, but we can’t express how great this product really is!  In May, 2016 we introduced our Full-Service EDDM product, and in September 2016 we reminded everyone that there are some challenges to using EDDM that our Full-Service product solves.  Soon we will have some big news regarding how we handle EDDM for our customers, but first, what is it?

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New Year, New Updates

January 16, 2017

Website Updates

New Year, New Updates

We are halfway through the first month of the new year.  Have you been sticking with your resolutions?  It’s understandable if you a bit intimidated by big goals, but try for some small improvements every day.

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Customer Stories with Brooklyn Bowl

December 12, 2016

Brooklyn Bowl is a genre bending establishment that opened in Brooklyn in 2009.  Since then it has found great acclaim as concert venue, bowling alley, bar, and restaurant.  Standout features include LEED certification for the building to conserve resources and a commitment to serving hyper-local beers on tap.  The venue itself is an innovation in design with the bowling lanes right next to the stage.  Imagine bowling a string and watching an amazing band playing right next to you.

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Paws in the Park

December 5, 2016

Photo Credit: Paul Merino

Photo Credit: Paul Merino

Postcardsrus.com has printing centers all over the country, but even national businesses have a local presence.

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What the Heck is a Roll Fold?

November 28, 2016

There are many printing terms that you might not hear on a regular basis.  Every now and then we like to explain these terms because they might help you out in the future.  Today we are looking at roll folds.  This type of finishing work is often used for brochures with more than 3 panels.  As its name implies, a roll fold is similar to a rolling motion because the panels are folded in on themselves.

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Customer Stories with Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church

November 21, 2016

Customer Stories with Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church

Pastor Samuel Pappenfuss of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Martin, South Dakota was looking for a better way to reach his congregation, so he searched for a high quality, low priced online printer.  For more than a year, Postcardsrus.com has been the printing provider for Our Redeemer’s marketing outreach.

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Thickness = Quality

November 14, 2016

Thickness and texture can be a mark of quality for many products.  Bed sheets with a high thread count have a quality you can feel in the material when you run it between your fingers.  Since they are well made, they will withstand more washes without wearing thin.

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