Full colour printing is affordable thanks to new technologies

October 27, 2017

As any marketing or advertising professional will tell you, full colour printing will take your branding and designs to the next level. There’s nothing quite like rich, vibrant and vivid colours to grab the attention of your target audience.

While most people agree than black and white copies simply do not compare to colour when it comes to make an impression, many people think that full colour printing is very pricey. Today, colour prints are more affordable than ever, thanks to modern technology and new printing techniques.

The advent of new technologies like digital printing has brought down the cost of full colour printing. Unlike traditional litho printing, digital laser printing does not require a costly set up. This makes it a cheaper and more efficient way to get your colourful prints.

Outsource to full colour printers in Pretoria CBD

It is no longer necessary for you to spend hundreds of thousands setting up a professional printing room for your communication. Instead you can outsource your printing and copying needs to a reliable printing shop and cut down on your marketing budget.

Adding colour to your marketing materials, such as brochures, flyers and catalogues is the best way to showcase your products and services. Bright colours will make your marketing materials more visually appealing and your customers will want to take a closer look.

While black and white copies are sufficient for simple business communication, you need colour if you want to market your products. Black and white copies simply do not do justice to images of your products and services.

For more information about full colour printing in Pretoria CBD, contact Minuteman Press today!

How to prepare your documents for bulk black and white copies

September 21, 2017

Are you looking to get bulk black and white copies of your documents? It may seem like you’ve got yourself sorted but there are a few things you need to consider before you rush out and order 1000 copies! Here are some tips and tricks for preparing your documents for bulk black and white copies.

  1. Make sure the document is signed off.
    Usually big companies have certain personnel that need to sign off on particular documents before they’re distributed. Make sure you know exactly who needs to sign off and in due time, have them sign off the original before five hundred copies are made that are wrong!
  2. Sub-edit and proofread.
    The same must be said about sub-editing and proofreading documents. The last thing you want to do is distribute and official document filled with incorrect facts and spelling errors. This reflects poorly, not only on you but on the company as well. If you have to, hire a professional to look it over and give their stamp of approval.
  3. Give yourself enough time.
    A bad idea is to have the document ready the day before your need a thousand copies ready for distribution. You have to give yourself and the bulk copying service a decent amount of time to get the job the done properly. If you have a few weeks, start now, that way you have time to get all the proofreading and signing off done. A good idea is to phone your local printing company and find out how long it takes to do the number of copies you need. Once you have confirmation, add an extra day just in case of any hiccups and then make sure your document is ready by then.

Keep these three tips in mind when getting bulk copies done and you can save yourself a lot of time and money. All set and ready to go? Contact Minuteman Press in Pretoria CBD for bulk black and whites copies in a jiffy.

Colour printing benefits:

July 18, 2017

Colour printing is always preferable to black-and-white printing. However, printing in colour adds incremental cost. You have two factors to consider when doing colour printing:

  1. How important is the message for your business or career; and
  2. How much colour would you need to get the response you want.

Benefits:

Colour printing may seem expensive. But there is a wide array of benefits that can come with it in the future. Colour printing turns your dull document into a radiant, vibrant document that can catch the eye of your clients or the person reading it. And with technology advancing colour has become cost efficient. Inkjet printers now making its début, have reduced the cost of printing in colour to a fraction of what it was a decade ago. If you have a business, try to invest in an industrial colour printer: modern printers can print much faster than other traditional printers.

Colour is simple:

Printing in colour simplifies your document. The most important points stand out to enable the reader to distinguish between what is important and what not. Think about it as a bonus to insure your readers are not bombarded with unnecessary and irrelevant information.

 

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.

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.

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