Make Your Brand Rock with these Business Card Design Tips

January 9, 2018

Do you print your business cards and store them away in your drawer or your car? That would be a waste.  As a business owner, entrepreneur or sales person, going about your daily business – whether it’s a gym class, a networking event or a family gathering – means that you will often encounter potential clients. Here are a few business card design tips that will not only ensure you carry your business cards with you at all times, but that you will be proud to give them to people:

  • Think About the Concept

While a business card is essentially a way to give people your contact information, it’s also a low-cost and high-impact way to introduce your corporate culture and brand. Consider the pictures that you choose (if you choose any), the textures, the font as well as the general look and feel. Talk to a graphic designer about either a minimalist and elegant look vs a fun and upbeat design option. Remember, your business card should reflect your personality and brand.

  • Size and Orientation

You don’t have to stick to the stock standard size and orientation. Most business cards are 84 mm by 55 mm, but you can make them smaller or larger depending on your goals. Just keep in mind that larger business cards may not be able to fit into a person’s wallet. Play around with landscape and portrait design options to come up with something memorable.

Minuteman Press is a printing company in Fourways that can help you with business card design and business card printing. Contact us for more information today.

Corporate Gifts and Promotional Products for Your Business

January 6, 2018

Your company’s annual calendar is undoubtedly filled with everything from conferences and expos to networking events, client meetings, office celebrations and sports days. Corporate gifts are something that you should think about and invest in ahead of time so that you always have a unique way to welcome and show appreciation to your clients and potential clients.

  • Who doesn’t Love a Freebie?

Everyone likes to get something useful for free. While you can easily print your logo on any old item, consider promotional products that people will really use. If you are investing in promotional products, then there are many branded items that Minuteman Press can offer you:

  • Magnets
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Trade show supplies
  • Mugs and cups
  • Bags
  • A variety of gift items
  • Thank Yous to remember

Corporate gifts will help you to thank your customers and staff in a fun and unique way. Honour their milestones and celebrate their achievements with custom gifts that you will be proud to give out.

  • Brand Awareness

Besides having the ability to give out high-quality items, you will also be increasing your brand awareness. Minuteman Press can print your logo on items that reflect your corporate culture and business. When these items are used or worn, more people will be exposed to your brand and business. Many people also see promotional products as an alternative to business cards, because it’s something that can be kept on a person is constantly in front of a customer.

Don’t delay when it comes to investing in corporate gifts and promotional products. Contact Minuteman Press in Centurion for more information today.

The Business Card is Here to Stay

January 3, 2018

In today’s digital age, it’s so easy to find someone’s contact details that one may start to wonder whether business cards are even necessary. As a printing company in Boksburg, we know all too well that companies are still investing in business cards for their staff and here’s why:

  • Corporate Etiquette

Whether you’re at an industry conference, an exhibition or a client meeting, exchanging business cards is seen as a formality. Whether you think this is an outdated approach to business meetings or not, the fact remains that you or your employees may seem a bit out of place if you don’t have a business card to exchange.

  • Stand Out from The Competition

There are undoubtedly competitors in your industry who offer similar products or services to yours. What makes your business different? You can use your business cards to differentiate your company from your competitors. Make sure your corporate culture and unique selling proposition shine through in the design of your business cards.

  • Stay Top of Mind

Many people go to meetings and events, meet new people, and within a few short hours, they have already forgotten the person’s name. Make sure that potential clients are still able to contact you by handing out a business card. This will make it much easier for a forgetful network contact to recall your name and send you an email.

  • Make Yourself Easy to Research

When networking with people, you may notice that not everybody is comfortable getting to know new people or asking them about their business. A business card with your full name and company website can make it easy for people to research you in their own time.

Minuteman Press in Boksburg will help you with everything from business card design to business card printing. Contact us for more information today.

Tips to Design a Business Card That Will Boost Your Brand

January 1, 2018

Business cards aren’t something that should be printed and kept in your drawer or your car. As a business owner, entrepreneur or sales person, going about your daily business – whether it’s a gym class, a networking event or a family gathering – means that you will often encounter potential clients. Here are a few business card design tips that will not only ensure you carry your business cards with you at all times, but that you will be proud to give them to people:

  • Think About the Concept

While a business card is essentially a way to give people your contact information, it’s also a low-cost and high-impact way to introduce your corporate culture and brand. Consider the pictures that you choose (if you choose any), the textures, the font as well as the general look and feel. Talk to a graphic designer about either a minimalist and elegant look vs a fun and upbeat design option. Remember, your business card should reflect your personality and brand.

  • Size and Orientation

You don’t have to stick to the stock standard size and orientation. Most business cards are 84 mm by 55 mm, but you can make them smaller or larger depending on your goals. Just keep in mind that larger business cards may not be able to fit into a person’s wallet. Play around with landscape and portrait design options to come up with something memorable.

Minuteman Press Bassonia can help you with business card design and business card printing. Contact us for more information today.

Need corporate gifts? We can help

December 21, 2017

Your company’s annual calendar is undoubtedly filled with everything from conferences and expos to networking events, client meetings, office celebrations and sports days. Corporate gifts are something that you should think about and invest in ahead of time so that you always have a unique way to welcome and show appreciation to your clients and potential clients.

  • People love free gifts

Everyone likes to get something useful for free. While you can easily print your logo on any old item, consider promotional products that people will really use. If you are investing in promotional products, then there are many branded items that Minuteman Press can offer you:

  • Magnets
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Trade show supplies
  • Mugs and cups
  • Bags
  • A variety of gift items
  • Thank people in a fun and unique way

Corporate gifts will help you to thank your customers and staff in a fun and unique way. Honour their milestones and celebrate their achievements with custom gifts that you will be proud to give out.

  • Create awareness about your brand

Besides having the ability to give out high-quality items, you will also be increasing your brand awareness. Minuteman Press can print your logo on items that reflect your corporate culture and business. When these items are used or worn, more people will be exposed to your brand and business. Many people also see promotional products as an alternative to business cards, because it’s something that can be kept on a person is constantly in front of a customer.

Don’t delay when it comes to investing in corporate gifts and promotional products. Contact Minuteman Press in Rivonia for more information today.

Corporate Gifts for Your Business

December 1, 2017

Your company’s annual calendar is undoubtedly filled with everything from conferences and expos to networking events, client meetings, office celebrations and sports days. Corporate gifts are something that you should think about and invest in ahead of time so that you always have a unique way to welcome and show appreciation to your clients and potential clients.

  1. Everyone Loves a Freebie

Everyone likes to get something useful for free. While you can easily print your logo on any old item, consider promotional products that people will really use. If you are investing in promotional products, then there are many branded items that Minuteman Press can offer you:

  • Magnets
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Trade show supplies
  • Mugs and cups
  • Bags
  • A variety of gift items
  1. Memorable Thank You’s

Corporate gifts will help you to thank your customers and staff in a fun and unique way. Honour their milestones and celebrate their achievements with custom gifts that you will be proud to give out.

  1. Brand Awareness

Besides having the ability to give out high-quality items, you will also be increasing your brand awareness. Minuteman Press can print your logo on items that reflect your corporate culture and business. When these items are used or worn, more people will be exposed to your brand and business. Many people also see promotional products as an alternative to business cards, because it’s something that can be kept on a person is constantly in front of a customer.

Don’t delay when it comes to investing in corporate gifts and promotional products. Contact Minuteman Press in Bedfordview for more information today.

The case for business cards

August 18, 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.

2. 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.

4. 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 Randburg 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 Randburg to get a printing quote.

Your presentation folders can double as a marketing tool

August 1, 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 Benoni 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 Benoni 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.

Your presentation folders can double as a marketing tool

July 10, 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 Hatfield 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 Hatfield to get a printing quote.

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