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Print: A Tradition That Lives On

The masses have been proclaiming the death of print for years now; decades ago, with the advent of home computers and desktop printers, people warned us that print was on its way out and the printing side of our business would soon be dead in the water. We can safely tell you it is alive […]

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How Ink is Made

We’re big fans here at Jag of what Sara calls “field trips” — that is, visiting the plants, vendors & factories where the materials we produce for our clients — that’s you guys — are made. We’ve seen giant rolls of paper spinning through warehouse-sized printers, and watched giant “cookie cutters” cut out stacks of […]

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A Case for White Space

I’ve talked before here about business cards and business card design — in particular, our feelings on expensive design trends & why we think they’re a waste of your money. But regardless of anything else you may do with your business card design — ink colors, horizontal versus vertical layout, fancy or not fancy finishes, […]

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It’s time to order holiday gifts, holiday cards & year-end mailings!

The trick-or-treaters have come and gone. The leftover Halloween candy is tempting you. Starbucks has brought back the red holiday cups. The holiday season is upon us, friends. That means it’s now or never to get your orders in for holiday gifts, holiday greeting cards, and year-end mailings (the latter especially important for our nonprofit […]

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The Personal Touch of Print

For 25+ years, people have been saying — and saying to us, specifically — that “print is dead.” We can safely tell you, print is very much alive & well. Not only does print — printed paper, the printed word — continue to thrive, but in some ways, it is seeing a Renaissance, of sorts. […]

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The Truth About Paperless

As the green movement has taken hold across the country, many companies have devoted considerable resources to the “go paperless” idea to conserve our natural resources. While the concept is noble in theory, it is not necessarily altruistic, nor is it entirely accurate. Paper is actually a renewable and sustainable natural resource, because it is […]

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Plan Your Holiday Promotions Now (or Never)

Sure, you just sent the kids back to school — but it really is time to start planning and finalizing your holiday promotions. Promo Consultant Today has an excellent article on three ways to improve sales through your holiday promotional plans, and the article serves as a good reminder that you should be making and […]

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Business Cards: Splurge vs. Conserve

As distributors of printing, one of the most common items we produce — and get asked about by prospective clients — is business cards. They are a staple in our world, and are something everyone uses. Since we see so many business card designs — both for our clients and friends, and from strangers we […]

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Christmas in July

Summer greetings from T-Jag and the rest of the Jag team! While we may be soaking up the sun and enjoying the lazy days of summer, it is definitely not too soon to start thinking of Christmas. Christmas in July? Yes, really. Because in the promotional world — we need to allow plenty of time […]

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Case Study: Wedding Printing & Favors

When my husband and I started planning our wedding last year, we sat down and figured out which vendors we’d need to find. Our venue provided many services already, so that left us with a short list. When it came time to find a source for printing our invitations, programs, etc. and finding customized favors, […]

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