Professional presentations with custom printed manuals

June 16, 2017

If your business requires you to present information to your clients, you may consider having manuals designed and printed. A manual organises your information so that it is easy to access and is presented in a neat and tidy format. It helps you to project a more professional image.

 

Whether you need to print training manuals, showcase your products and services or need a professional way to present in-depth information to your clients, Minuteman Press, Paarl, will help. We offer design services and printing of manuals to suit your every need and your budget:

 

  • Customised manual design

You can choose affordable black-and-white printed manuals, which provide adequate and functional organisation. For more exclusive projects, we can design your manual with a combination of high-quality colour inserts, transparencies and custom designed tabs.

 

  • Binding types

Manuals can either be spiral bound (using coiled wire or plastic), saddle stitched (stitched down the centre of the manual or glue bound (separate pages glued along the spine). You can also choose for the front and back of the manual to have a protected cover – be it lightweight board, heavy board or a plastic transparency. Covers can be custom printed to suit your needs.

 

  • Ring binder files

Ring binder files can be custom branded for your manual requirements. This is a good solution for manual content that is frequently updated, as inserts can be easily removed and replaced when necessary.

 

If you are looking for a printing company in Paarl 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 Paarl to get a printing quote.

Your presentation folders can double as a marketing tool

May 16, 2017

Having presentation folders made for your business adds a professional edge and also helps you organise documents for your meetings. Whether you use a presentation folder for your company profile information, or as a container for a proposal to give to your clients, it is a way of keeping documents neatly organised.

 

More than this, presentation folders are a great way to showcase your company’s branding and services. Here’s how to make presentation folders work for you:

 

  • Attractive design

Presentation folders should look professional and eye catching, while not being over the top. A striking design that uses one or two quality, appropriate images is far more impactful than using a dozen small images.

 

  • Tie in with your branding

Before you print presentation folders, compare the proposed design to items you already have printed such as business cards and flyers. Your folder design should look like it is a continuation of your current branding.

 

  • Cross-sell services

A presentation folder is a perfect medium to cross-sell your various products or services (even those that are not relevant to what you may be presenting for a specific meeting). Using icons to highlight these services is visually effective.

 

  • Include a business card

Make sure that your presentation folder has slots to hold a business card. When you leave the presentation folder with your client, they then have your business card without having to ask for it (and without you having to remember to give it to them).

 

  • Budget for quality finishes

Presentation folders are long-term marketing tools, so quality is important. Choose the best card stock and printing that your budget allows. If you can afford to do so, finishes such as lamination and foiling can add to a presentation folder’s refined look.

 

If you are looking for a company in Paarl 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 Paarl to get a printing quote.

Our stationery services:

April 16, 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, we have 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 Paarl, 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 their professional status. At Minuteman press in Paarl, you will find only the best stationery printing for medical professionals.

 

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

Print invitations that stand out

March 16, 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 Paarl 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 Paarl 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 Paarl to get a printing quote.

Order your personalised business postcards today!

February 18, 2017

Most times when people get a Greeting card, they receive generic cards which everyone else receives.  Instead of being predictable like everyone else, consider personalising your postcards with your own greeting, address, family photo or company logo and signatures. This will give your card that memorable touch.

Minuteman offers Greeting card printing services and custom card printing. Our graphic design services assist you in bringing your concept into fruition. You can choose from our in-house selected cards where you can personalise the front with a name, logo, or your own photograph.

Employees

As minor as it might seem, giving your employees personalised business postcards will go a long way in boosting their morale and sense of belonging. Generic cards make them seem like just another statistic, personalised cards on the other hand makes the employees realise they are ‘known by name.’

Customers

Custom card printing will make your business standout from other businesses, in the eye of your customers. At this time of the year they are likely to receive loads of postcards from other businesses like yours. Giving them personalised business postcards will make your company memorable. People will always remember, “that company which called me by name.”

 

If you are looking for a printing company in Paarl 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 Paarl to get a printing quote.

Let the book speak, customers can judge your business by your booklets

January 18, 2017

Booklets are a small, thin book with paper covers, typically giving information on a subject. They are still being used as promotional and advertising tools today. Such booklets are effective because they are able to professionally present brands to a specified target market. Booklets are great for broadcasting information about not only the product but also the company.

Minuteman Press Paarl offers affordable and professionally designed booklets that can be tailored for any purpose. This cost-effective product has gained popularity among South African businesses as an affordable option for their mass printing needs.

Let the book speak

There are many uses for booklets aside from marketing. Companies use booklet templates to communicate personal proposals to customers. It serves as informative guides to your business or acts as mini catalogues to showcase the best you offer. Companies also use it as customised notebooks for clients -it can add a personal touch to marketing presentations.

Contrary to the old saying, ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover,’ your customers will definitely judge your business based on the marketing material you present to them. Booklets let your customers into your world by getting them to know:

  • who you are,
  • what you stand for,
  • what you have on offer,
  • how you deliver your products and services,
  • where your products and services are available.

If you are looking for a printing company in Paarl 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 Paarl to get a printing quote.

Why well-designed stationery still matters for your business

December 18, 2016

In this day and age, having a set of official company stationery designed and printed for your business may seem a bit unnecessary. After all, everything is done over email… right? But think of it this way: whenever you want to present something important, like an ID document or a marriage certificate, it is printed. Having something printed well on high-quality paper lends a certain amount of respect to the content printed. That is why you should respect your company by presenting information on well-designed, branded letterheads and envelopes. Read on for more information.

  • There will always be a need to print something on paper
    It doesn’t matter how much things have become digital, at some point you will still need to print something – whether it’s an invoice, a packing slip or a thank you card. In a business context, these documents need to show your company’s logo and brand identity in a professional manner.
  • Your custom stationery represents your business
    That is why it is crucial that your stationery is printed and designed well. It must feature your logo as well as your company’s colours. Avoid going too “multi-coloured”. Contrast a very colourful logo with clean lines and neutral fonts. Always choose a maximum of two fonts and ensure it is easy to read by making it uncluttered and not too small.
  • Stationery shows dedication
    If you present everything on good stationery featuring your brand’s identity, it shows that you are dedicated to your brand and care about the information in your document. It shows that you put some effort into the document you are sending and that your business is legitimate. A quotation on a good letterhead sends a better message than one that was handwritten from a carbon book. 

Have your stationery designed and printed with Minuteman Press in Paarl. As one of the top printing companies in Paarl, we are all about assisting businesses and individuals with all their printing needs, including branded business stationery, stamps, brochures and booklets. Contact us today to find out more.

Three elements every brochure should have

November 18, 2016

If your company needs a brochure designed and printed in the Paarl area, there are some things you need to bear in mind in order to ensure your brochure is made to be an effective representation of your business. Every brochure needs certain elements in order to be considered a good design. Read on to find out what these elements are.

  1. A well-designed cover
    The cover of your brochure needs to grab the reader’s attention as quickly and as effectively as possible. This can be done with bold imagery, complimentary colours, and large, clear text. Avoid putting tons of information on the cover, as most people are turned away by too much to read. Grab their attention and then present the information on the inside of the brochure.
  2. A format that fits the content
    A brochure isn’t just a piece of A4 paper folded in three. There are so many ways to present the information you are sharing, but make sure the design matches the content. Information of a more serious nature, such as medical information, should be presented in a brochure that is neat and simple, such as a tri-fold or a single fold. A gate fold (where the front of the brochure folds over on either side to make what appears to be “doors”) is a great idea for a brochure that is related to houses, such as for a real estate or property development company. Get creative.
  3. Compelling copy
    It’s a good idea to hire a professional copywriter to handle the wording in your brochure. It’s tempting to save a buck here – many people believe they can put a few sentences together. But there is an art to writing copy that interests your potential customer. They want to know how your service or product will make their lives easier, so tell them how in the best way possible.

If you are looking to have brochures printed for your company in the Paarl area, get in touch with us at Minuteman Press in Paarl. We can cater for all of your printing needs, from brochures and business cards, to catalogues and training manuals. Contact us today!

Digital or offset printing – How they measure up

October 18, 2016

Whether you need full colour printing or black and white copies, it is important to understand the difference between digital and offset printing so that you make the right decision for your business and your budget. Here are some of the different strengths and weaknesses for each printing method:

Offset Printing Strengths

  • Ideal for larger volume of prints in excess of 500
  • High image quality that can be printed on a wide range of printing surfaces
  • Capable of including specialised inks and printing techniques, like metallic ink

Offset Printing Weaknesses

  • When compared to Digital, Offset has the slowest time to print as it requires more labour for setup and specialized inks
  • Can result in higher print costs, especially for smaller batches

Digital Printing Strengths

  • Ideal for low volume printing, for runs that are smaller than 500 units
  • Capable of printing any customised content with consistent accuracy
  • Shorter turnaround time to print, due to less setup and maintenance

Digital Printing Weaknesses

  • May have size limitations
  • Quality not as refined as offset

A reputable printing company in Paarl should be able to assist you in evaluating which printing method is best for you. They will consider the quantity of prints you need, whether or not you want your prints on special paper or an unusual printing surface, colours that would like to include, turnaround time and customization. If they can provide you with a sample of your print, they usually will.

Minuteman Press in Paarl is one of the leading printing companies in Paarl and part of the Minuteman Press South Africa family. We are able to assist in evaluating which printing method is best-suited for you and your business, so that you get the best quality without breaking your budget. For more information on digital or offset printing solutions contact us today.

Cost-effective printing and copying

September 18, 2016

It is a known fact to any successful business owner that as much as printing and copying is part of the daily operations, it can get expensive to continuously use all that paper and ink. Not to mention, the space and storage of printed documents is also limited. At Minuteman Press in Paarl we believe in providing our clients with sustainable printing solutions for your business, so we want to share nine practical tips for saving costs in printing and copying:

  • Work your electronic environment efficiently. Do not print documents that do not need to be printed. For example, consider saving emails with attached files on you’re a hard drive.
  • Mark up the document direct from the screen. Conduct all edits on your computer before printing to avoid printing multiple drafts.
  • Use preview function in order to check out that everything necessary fits into a page before printing.
  • Optimise the space of a paper by compacting several pages into a single page.
  • Print and copy only the pages from a multi-page document that you really need.
  • Use two-sided and black-and-white printing and copying for manuals. Avoid additional costs on full colour printing if you can.
  • Outsource business printing to avoid photocopy machine rental charges. Don’t forget that owning your own photocopier requires expensive ink and toner replacement.
  • Scan and store signed or original documents for record preservation. Digital copies of original documents should be a must as the offer a safer document storage mechanism than filing.
  • Recycle waste paper.

Ultimately there will always be a need for printed documents. However, if your business efficiently manages the print and copy aspect, costs will be kept to a minimum. As a leading printing company in Paarl, Minute Man Press in Paarl offers competitively priced business and personal solutions for copying and printing. For more information Contact us today.

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