Five Uses for Stickers at Your Business

June 18, 2017

Stickers are an inexpensive and effective way of promoting your business. When compared to many other advertising options, stickers are a cost-effective way to get your organisation’s name out there. Promotion is not the only reason to print stickers for your business, though. Let us look at more uses for stickers in your business:

  1. Organisation is essential for the smooth and effective operation of any business. Stickers is an effective way to find what you are looking for: it saves time – after all, time is money. It also creates a professional impression that implies that yours is a slick company.
  2. Information related to the use, care, or maintenance of your product may be obvious to you, however, not necessarily to your customers. To ensure that they get the best usage from any item bought from you, consider printing instructions, warnings, or reminders to affix to the items.
  3. Presentation is a first impression which has a lasting impact. Use stickers to secure your packaging. Not only does this look top notch, but it also informs or reminds the recipient about your business.
  4. Correction of errors is frustrating. By using stickers printed with the erratum, you reduce the cost of the mistake.
  5. Promotion of your business through the increased visibility of stickers is fun and cost-effective. To design a sticker that your customer base will find appealing, look for a droll image, a witty pun, or a humorous phrase. Add your logo and contact details, and you can make bumper stickers, license disc stickers, etc.

Minuteman Press, Pretoria CBD, will Produce Expertly Printed Flyers

If you need a printing company in Pretoria CBD to print custom stickers, look no further than Minuteman Press Pretoria CBD. For more information on our sticker printing, full-colour printing, black-and-white copies and graphic design services, do not hesitate to contact us or request an online quote today!

Self-inking stamps save you time and money

May 18, 2017

Do you have to write and rewrite the same thing over and over again during your business day? Whether it’s a return address, your initials or even just a stamp of “approval”, self-inking stamps can save you a great deal of labour and time.

 

Self-inking stamps have a self-contained ink pad that transfers ink to a rubber stamp when a downwards force is applied. There is usually a spring mechanism that flips the stamp over so that when it meets the surface to be imprinted, a clean impression is left behind. It’s much less labour intensive and time-consuming than using a separate ink pad and far easier than writing things out by hand or even printing. In addition, a self-inking stamp is cost-effective as the ink pads are affordable and easy to change.

 

Here are just a few uses for self-inking stamps:

 

  • Concerts, festivals and other events

A self-inking stamp can be custom made using a club or festival’s logo, providing a simple solution for verifying that attendees have paid their admission. For night time events, UV ink can be used which can be seen under UV lights.

 

  • Return address

Tired of writing your return address on the back of envelopes? Printing business stationery to include a return address can be costly. A pre-made self-inking stamp of your company’s address is a simpler solution.

 

  • A few simple words

Whether you need a stamp that says “thank you”, “approved”, “paid” or “return to sender”, self-inking stamps are very useful for marking documents that have been processed.

 

Minuteman Press Pretoria CBD can produce self-inking stamps in a variety of sizes and ink colours for your business. Whether you need your logo, address or any other custom design we can make it happen.

 

If you are looking for a printing company in Pretoria CBD to handle all your printing requirements, from black-and-white copies to full-colour printing, we have the solution for you. Please get in touch with Minuteman Press Pretoria CBD to get a printing quote.

Our stationery services:

April 18, 2017

Minuteman Press offers a wide array of services from branded stationery to printing services to even taking care of your stationery needs. These days branded stationery is crucial for small businesses: it indicates that you pay attention to meticulous details; however, Minuteman Press presents more than just that!

 

Branding stationery:

If you have a small upcoming business, branding stationery is exactly what you need to maximise the exposure you need. The common things to brand are diaries, pens, notebooks and rulers. Branding your stationery gives your business a professional image, more importantly, your clients will have a constant reminder of your business by means of the branded stationery.

 

Other stationery needs:

At Minuteman press in Pretoria CBD, we offer professional and unique products that suit your business. Apart from branded stationery, we also have standard stationery for the individual or corporate business. Even medical stationery is available: a doctor’s profession is very important, requiring only the best writing instruments to enhance their professional status. At Minuteman press in Pretoria CBD you will find only the best stationery printing for medical professionals.

 

If you are looking for a printing company in Pretoria CBD to handle all your printing requirements, Please get in touch with Minuteman Press Pretoria CBD to get a printing quote.

Print invitations that stand out

March 20, 2017

Invitations play a critical part in setting the tone for your function. It is important therefore that you get the help of professional designers and printers at Minuteman Press Pretoria CBD to design an invitation that inspires your invitees to attend.

Nostalgia

Back in the day, invitation printing was de rigueur. Doyennes of etiquette such as Judith Martin, aka Miss Manners, would not hear of modern transgressions such as emailed invitations. Although we now live in a fast-paced electronic world, where such indiscretions are tolerated, printed invitations are an elegant throw-back to yesteryear. Not only do they stand out, but printed invitations also set the tone and depict the atmosphere of your event. A light-hearted, relaxed invitation will indicate that your guests should wear casual attire for a laid-back experience. A formal invite will cue your guests to plan accordingly.

Whether you are using black-and-white copies or opting for full-colour printing, remember that our graphic design service can assist you.

Tips when designing your invitation

  • Do not use abbreviations. Spell out the days of the week, months of the year, and the year. Also, spell out words such as “Road”, “Street” etc. This etiquette rule applies regardless of whether your invitation is formal or informal.
  • Do not use punctuation at the end of your sentences.
  • Hand out invitations eight weeks before your event. Allow one week to ten days for the RSVP response. Do not set the RSVP deadline so far in the future that your guests forget about it altogether.
  • Follow up. Despite your good manners, you will find about 25-30% of your invitees will fail to respond. A quick phone call is appropriate in such cases.

If you are looking for a printing company in Pretoria CBD to handle all your printing requirements, from black-and-white copies to full-colour printing, we have the solution for you. Please get in touch with Minuteman Press Pretoria CBD to get a printing quote.

Uses of letterheads:

February 21, 2017

A letterhead is a heading at the top of a sheet of paper: it indicates the company or document name. It displays the company’s professionalism on correspondence. Some businesses use personalised letterheads. Letterheads have several uses.

 

Personalised letterheads:

Personalized business letterheads show the professionalism of the business: it indicates a proficient corporate institution. You personalise your letterhead by placing the company’s name in the header or contact area – it indicates a more personal interaction with your clients on a professional level.

 

For assistance with your a personalised letterhead Minuteman Pretoria CBD will be happy to assist you.

 

Usages of letterheads printing:

Letterheads are however not limited to only businesses there are a variety of methods to make use of letter heads whether you are a individual or a much smaller company. Letterheads can be used for minutes of meeting, tenders or notices, approval or legal notices and inter-departmental communication .

 

If you are looking for a printing company in Pretoria CBD to handle all your printing requirements please get in touch with Minuteman Press Pretoria CBD to get a printing quote.

4 steps to successful wedding invitations

January 21, 2017

Your big day is coming up and you want to share it with some of your closest family and friends. This beautiful day means the world to everyone – especially your loved ones. At the centre-point is the wedding invitation: that beautiful little letter that everyone is looking forward to. However, there are certain things one should consider when issuing your wedding invitations and we are here to help!

 

  • Style:

Every wedding invitation must have a beautiful style: it not only shows how exciting your day is going to be but also shows that the bride and groom added an extra dash of their love to the invitation. Your wedding invitation style should not be over the top and have too many bright colours. Keep it plain and simple: add neutral colors such as white or a peach color. It will set the mood of your wedding as well.

 

  • Load and clear:

Your message must echo your desire to share this wonderful day with the people you are inviting. When writing your wedding invitation, you should carefully consider and choose different words. Don’t use over the top words that will confuse people or that they don’t understand. Get to the point quick while putting in the necessities.

 

  • Don’t waffle:

What people don’t like is reading a long invitation: they want something straight to the point without any waffling. Get to the point fast – don’t share your love story –simply mention the necessities. For example, share a snippet of your love story (it can consist of maybe 150 characters). Also, don’t forget to share a map to the venue: your map should be printed in colour to ensure there no confusion.

 

  • It’s your day!

Your guest should be your priority – don’t forget to share in the invitation that you would love to see and spend this beautiful day with them.

 

If you are looking for a printing company in Pretoria CBD to handle all your printing requirements, from black-and-white copies to full-colour printing, we have the solution for you. Please get in touch with Minuteman Press Pretoria CBD to get a printing quote.

What are my printing options?

December 21, 2016

Printing services and products have come a long way. Due to advanced technology, publications can be mass produced in a very short period of time while maintaining the quality of prints. There are several types of printing that you could choose from and also a range of paper that you may choose from. Here are some explanations of terms you may come across when printing for you or your business:

Types of Printing

  • Offset Lithography: Known as offset printing. This is considered the most cost-effective. It also allows publishers to print high quantity of prints in faster time because the printing machine is very quick and easy to set up.
  • Letterpress: Originally done by Gutenberg. Clearly more advanced than the original press, the process remains the same. The image being printed is higher than the surface of the plate which will be pressed on the paper. This practice, however, is largely obsolete.
  • Digital Printing: If you want your prints to be high quality so that the images do not become blurred, this is the process you should choose. It is popular due to its superior quality and quick printing process from computer directly to the printer.

Types of printing papers

  • Gloss: A gloss coated paper has a high shine, as those in a typical magazine.
  • Dull: Dull finish paper has a smooth surface paper that is low in gloss. Dull coated paper falls between matte and glossy paper.
  • Matte: A matte coated paper is a non-glossy, flat looking paper with little or no shine. Matte papers are more opaque, contain greater bulk, and are costly.

Before you take your work to any printing company in Pretoria CBD, you should first consider the use of your print out, if it is a magazine you would use offset printing on gloss paper. If you are printing an assignment for school, you would probably use digital printing on dull paper. For more information contact us today at Minuteman Press in Pretoria CBD for all your printing needs.

Interesting Ideas for Invitations

November 21, 2016

You have a brilliant theme for your event and see the colour scheme in your dreams. Your perfect occasion is coming together, except for one thing: Invitations. If you have no idea where to start or how to make sure your invitations match your event themes. Fear not, here are a few creative concepts for invitation printing to inspire you:

Sleek minimalism

In a rush? It’s almost impossible to go wrong with a chic minimalistic invitation design. It is timeless, classy and eye-catching. Keep it simple and monochrome with black and white copies, or add one colour as a statement.

Creative use of paper

It’s all about clever use of paper: cut-outs, unusual sizing and folds, layers, textures and unconventional shapes. Use just enough to stand out without detracting from an otherwise simple aesthetic.

Illustrations

For a personalised touch for wedding invitations, couples are deciding on custom wedding invitation illustrations like cartoons or caricatures resembling them and their fiancé, or a cute hand-drawn map of important wedding locations. Consult our graphic design services to hear about your options.

Attention on type

Make fonts and words the art on your invitations. By keeping backgrounds simple, typography is given centre stage. You can use script for a quirkier attitude, or go for a sleek sans serif for a modern feel. Or enlist a graphic designer to get your own personalised font.

Foil stamping

Foil stamping is the height of class and makes your invitations look a million bucks, evoking images of coins and treasure. It just has the ability to take paper printing to another level.

 

For all your invitation needs, contact Minuteman Press Pretoria CBD. With a wide variety of printing and graphic design services, our capable hands give you one less thing to worry about when planning your event.

How to choose images for your posters, brochures or catalogues

October 21, 2016

As the saying goes: “A picture is worth a thousand words”, so it is extremely important that to choose the right graphics and images for your brand. When investing in any print marketing campaign, be it poster printing in Pretoria CBD, brochures for your Pretoria CBD families or large format printing for the entire Johannesburg population; keep in mind the following concepts during image selection:

The image must provide valuable information

If you are going to write about your product or service, you will choose your words carefully so that every sentence has a purpose and a message. The same can be said for selecting an image for your print marketing campaign.

The feeling the image conveys

Colour, background, facial expression and focal points, all evoke feelings in the viewer. That is why it is so important to critically evaluate your images through the eyes of your clients. When selecting images, ensure you get multiple opinions from a variety of people, particularly your ideal client. Ask your current clients about what they think. It is a great way of showing your clients that their opinions are valued.

Will they remember my image?

You can buy simple easy images or use the templates from your computer software but you run the risk of someone else using the same graphic content for their business. A great way to grab you clients’ attention is to consult a graphic designer or photographer and get your own images made. This way you have creative control in designing eye-catching pictures that are tailored to your brand. You also have the flexibility of incorporating your own products, logos and branding in the images.

Minuteman Press in Pretoria CBD is part of Minuteman Press South Africa and is one of the best printing companies in Pretoria CBD. We offer end-to-end print marketing and large format printing solutions, from graphic design services to black and white copies and full colour printing. Contact us today for professional advice and competitive pricing for all your poster, brochure and catalogue needs.

Three easy steps to design wedding invitations

September 21, 2016

Planning a wedding can be stressful as there is so much detail to consider, like the different printing options for your wedding invitations. Minuteman Press Pretoria CBD has aimed to take the stress out of wedding invitations by delivering you a custom-made solution matching the character and needs for your wedding.  Here’s how in three easy steps:

  1. You provide the correct details for the invitation such as the location and the time and date. Other information such as dress-code and special instructions can also be added. Don’t forget directions to the venue. Lastly provide contact details so that your guests can RSVP for your wedding.
  2. You decide on the colour scheme and theme. Will it be the same as you’re wedding or completely different with a twist?
  3. We provide a selection of designed invitation templates for you to choose from. This makes the process stress-free and easy. If you would like a more unique design, we have in-house graphic designers that can help you with your invitation design. All designs will follow the basic principles that a wedding invitation should be easy to read and not over-crowded.

Finishes

Our wide variety of paper choices will suit any bride to be. There are also unique finishes like thermography is a contemporary substitute for attaining the raised printed result of engraving. Letterpress can be an expensive process and thermography is usually half the price. Flat or off-set or digital printing is a photo process that produces a modern, shiny look. Generally this is the same price as thermography, but with digital full colour printing you can print the exact shade for your wedding.

Minuteman Press Pretoria CBD is able to create affordable, customised wedding invitations that are perfect for you. As a leading printing company in Pretoria, we pride ourselves on taking the stress out of printing all of your wedding stationery. Contact us today for more information.

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