Three creative uses for black and white copies

October 24, 2017

Bulk black and white copies aren’t just for office documents and school worksheets. There are tons of creative things you can do with a few hundred copies of one black and white document.

Being limited to black and white needn’t hold you back. Here are three interesting ways to use bulk black and white copies:

  1. Send out an origami invitation
    Invitations for parties and other events can look really interesting, but they’re usually discarded after the first glance. Do something different with the flyer you’re handing out without spending the money on full-colour printing. Origami patterns are fun and full of crafty charm. A crane is always a good idea, or even a simple paper jet for a lasting impression.
  2. Create your own custom snowflake cut-outs for the holidays
    You can easily download a whole range of really fun snowflake designs off the Internet. Then simply print one out, get some black and white copies done and get snipping! String them together for some cute holiday decorations. Cheap and cheerful!
  3. Update a writing desk with a twist
    A creative way to update a piece of furniture like a writing desk or a bookshelf is to decoupage it with pages from classic novels like F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby or Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. But don’t go ripping up your collection. Just get some black and white copies of some of the pages and cover your furniture in the words of some of the greatest literature ever written. Decoupage is a fun and a pretty easy craft to do, plus it’s simple to find step-by-step instructions online.

This is your chance to get creative with super affordable bulk black and white copies. If you’re feeling inspired, contact Minuteman Press in Paarl today for all your black and white copying needs.

Three creative uses for black and white copies

September 18, 2017

Bulk black and white copies aren’t just for office documents and school worksheets. There are a ton of creative things you can do with a few hundred copies of one black and white document. And being limited to black and white needn’t hold you back. Here are three interesting ways to use bulk black and white copies.

  1. Send out an origami invitation
    Invitations for parties and other events can look really interesting, but they’re usually discarded after the first glance. Do something different with the flyer you’re handing out without spending the money on full-colour printing. Origami patterns are fun and full of crafty charm. A crane is always a good idea, or even a simple paper jet for a lasting impression.
  2. Create your own custom snowflake cut-outs for the holidays
    You can easily download a whole range of really fun snowflake designs off the Internet. Then simply print one out, get some black and white copies done and get snipping! String them together for some cute holiday decorations. Cheap and cheerful!
  3. Update a writing desk with a twist
    A creative way to update a piece of furniture like a writing desk or a bookshelf is to decoupage it with pages from classic novels like F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby or Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. But don’t go ripping up your collection. Just get some black and white copies of some of the pages and cover your furniture in the words of some of the greatest literature ever written. Decoupage is a fun and a pretty easy craft to do, plus it’s simple to find step-by-step instructions online.

This is your chance to get creative with super affordable bulk black and white copies. If you’re feeling inspired, contact Minuteman Press in Paarl today for all your black and white copying needs.

Uses of letterheads:

August 16, 2017

A letterhead is a heading at the top of a sheet of paper. It usually indicates the document name or company name. It shows the company’s professionalism in correspondence. Some businesses use personalized letterheads. There are, however, different uses for letterheads.

Personalized letterheads:

Businesses personalized letterheads shows the professionalism of the business – it indicates a well-groomed organisation. When you personalize your letterhead, it means you put your name in the header or contact area. This also indicates a more personal interaction with your clients or customers on a business level. If you need assistance with designing a personalised letterhead, Minuteman, Paarl, will be happy to assist you.

Usages of letterheads printing:  

Letterheads are not limited to only businesses.  Whether you are an individual or a company, there are a variety of uses for letterheads:

  • tenders or notices
  • minutes of meetings
  • legal notices
  • inter-division communication between various departments

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.

The case for business cards

July 16, 2017

In this information age, many things done in business are digital, i.e. signing contracts, sending emails, meetings and networking. Despite this digitisation of many processes, business cards are the one thing that will not be fully replaced by digital anytime soon.

Four reasons business cards are still important

1. Exchanging contact details digitally is impersonal

Networking offers the opportunity to make connections which could never have come about. When you interact with someone new, sending your contact information using an SMS or email on the spot might be quick but it is impersonal. Business cards enable engagement through the creation of a significant memory of the encounter.

  1. Effective direct marketing tool

Businesses can generate leads and prospects through email marketing, search engine optimization and paid media. These media, however, are not as effective as an in-person meeting sealed with a handshake along with the exchange of business cards.

3. A business card is the first impression of your brand 

First impressions matter and without spending too much time trying to explain who you are, what you do and what your company is about – business cards will do that for you. Professionally designed business cards, designed by us, are bound to make a good and lasting impression of your brand.

  1. Creative business cards get shared – continuing to market for you

A business card is a physical object that a potential prospect leaves the encounter with. Your brand stays with them. Meeting prospective clients and exchanging email addresses and phone numbers can sometimes just end there. However, creative business cards have the potential to be shared and shown to other people – putting you and your brand in front of additional prospects.

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.

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.

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