Free Upgrade to 100% Recycled Paper

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As part of Jakprints’ ongoing commitment to environmental leadership, we’re pledging to help reduce the environmental impact of everything related to the commercial print industry, including paper usage. For a limited time, we’re taking our environmental stewardship a big step further by offering our 100% recycled 13pt paper at the same price as our standard 12pt uncoated stock!Check out the details on the recycled paper upgrade here!

Does Anyone Read Their Email Anymore?

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In the day and age of instant digital communication and random email blasts, it’s become less common for a company to reach out to their clients through the mail with something tangible. It’s refreshing to go to your mailbox and find something like Go Media’s Quarterly Update waiting for you.

We asked Go Media’s owner Bill Beachy why he chose to go old school: “Email marketing has almost gone the way that junk mail went. You’d get a piece of junk mail and you’d throw it away without opening it. Some companies will send you really nicely designed emails to promote themselves, and you don’t even look at it. It goes right in your junk folder. Putting something in the mail that stands out against the junk offers a tangible example of what we do, it makes sense.”

The Quarterly Update definitely stands out. The clear plastic envelope begs to be opened. The brochure – printed on our 16pt gloss cardstock, then scored and accordion-folded to its finished size of 4 x 6 – pops out of the envelope into your hands and and unfolds to its full size of 24 x 6 boasting brilliant imagery that drives you to want to know more about what you’re holding. It’s inspiring to see that the old notion of reaching out to people through the mail can still be fresh and exciting.
We love when clients get creative with their products so taking on a custom project like this was a treat! If you have some ideas for a custom product you would like to print, call us at 877-246-3132 or visit
For more info about Go Media’s services check out

Frame your talent with Art Print Posters

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Art print posters are a great way to showcase creativity and make a big impression. With a range of gloss and uncoated stock options designs can be reproduced with a screen printed rock poster feel or a flashy photo finish. Choose a custom size unique to your design or pick from one of the our standard sizes ranging from 11×17 up to 22×28! These posters are perfect for gifts, big self promotion or when creating a product to sell.

Look cool & stay cool with the summers hottest styles!

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This summers hottest styles! V-Necks, Tanks and Summer T’s are available in many of your favorite colors and brands like American Apparel, Alternative Apparel and Anvil! Break out your hottest custom designs and leave the printing up to us.

Select from our full range of Economic, Fashion Forward, and ECO-Friendly apparel now!

Featured products:

Economic: Tultex #0206 Unisex V-Neck Screen printed : $4.48ea

Fashion Forward: American Apparel #4308 Baby rib Tank Screen printed $5.43ea

Eco – Friendly: ANVIL #498 Organic Womens T Screen printed $5.30ea

Katie Spotz’ Row for Water

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Katie Spotz is 22 years old. Since the age of 18 the Mentor, OH native has become the first person to swim the entire 352 mile length of the Allegheny river, she has cycled 3,300 miles from Seattle to D.C., and has run 150 miles across the Mojave and Colorado Deserts.

Her next challenge: to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. This December, Katie will row 2,500 miles from Dekar Senegal, Africa to Cayenne, South America to raise funds and awareness for safe drinking water. Her goal is to help 1000 people gain access to safe drinking water – a necessity that a billion people all over the world do not have access to.

Katie has teamed up with the Blue Planet Run Foundation – a non-profit based in San Francisco that funds safe drinking water projects all over the world – to help achieve her goal.

We at Jakprints are so inspired by Katie and will be keeping up on her progress so check back for more updates as we follow her on her journey!


For more information about Katie and her cause, visit


If you would like to help support Katie’s Row for Water, you can visit

Katie recently had her sponsors’ decals printed by Jakprints:

Jakprints’ Dan and Alex with Katie and her boat

Dan applying cut-vinyl decals for Katie’s sponsors

Dan applying a Jakprints cut-vinyl decal to Katie’s boat

Katie’s boat that she will row across the Atlantic

Ice Cream Man: Slingin’ the Cream, Livin’ the Dream

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Matt Allen: The Ice Cream Man has been traveling to concerts, music festivals and events all over the U.S. for several years to follow a simple dream: to give away free ice cream.

And he is definitely living his dream – over 170,000 frosty treats to date have been given away at music festivals and events like Bonnaroo, FolkFest, Rothbury and Comic-Con to name a few.

The operation is founded by Matt’s imagination and funded through advertising, sponsors, promotions and merchandising. “I want to give away ice cream. It’s that simple. I can’t be the only one who thinks this is a good idea. Why not bring all of these like-minded people together to do great things?”

Jakprints couldn’t resist being a part of such a unique venture when we met him at SXSW several years ago and we have been on board since the beginning – helping to establish the Ice Cream Man brand with print materials such as stickers, ice cream boxes, business cards and Off The Wookie (Ice Cream Man’s magazine)
Through cross-promoting with Ice Cream Man, Jakprints has generated over $100,000 in revenue over three years and the numbers continue to rise. But mostly, we just think it’s
cool that a guy with a dream of traveling the nation, giving away ice cream is making it happen.

Matt recently visited Jakprints… Slingin’ Cream, Livin’ the Dream:

The Ice Cream Man is here!

Ice Cream Man slips Jacob a Choco-Taco under the radar

Ice Cream Man bringing joy to the masses!

Ice Cream Man and Jakprints’ own Angie Franklin

You can follow the Ice Cream Man at and on Twitter

Jakprints to attend D-Fest Music Conference & Festival

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For the 6th consecutive year, Jakprints is proud to announce we will be attending DFest in Tulsa, OK this Friday and Saturday July 24-25.

The event began as small festival at a bar in Tulsa to help co-founders Tom Green and Angie DeVore-Green and their band Ultrafix win a Jim Beam/Rolling Stone Magazine Best Unsigned Band Contest.

Since then, it has evolved into a 2 day music festival and conference that brings together professionals in the music industry, music enthusiasts, and emerging artists from across the U.S to celebrate diversity in music.

This years event is sure to be another success – featuring over 160 artists on 13 different stages with headliners including Cake and The Black Crowes.

The festival also offers educational panels, clinics and a tradeshow where you can take advantage of networking and resource opportunities in the music industry.

And for the first year in the events’ history, a Yoga conference sponsored by Whole Foods Market will be incorporated into the festivities. (Talk about diversity!)

As a sponsor of the event (we printed the programs for this year’s festival – make sure you get one!) we are proud to attend and hope we see some of you there!

For more information about DFest, visit

TruStick: A Tree-Free Alternative

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TruStick – The Environmentally Responsible Sticker Stock

Allow us to introduce the world’s first energy efficient, acid-free, pressure sensitive stock: TruStick. This revolutionary vinyl alternative is made intirely from inorganic stone (limestone or calcium carbonate) and inorganic mineral powders. Unlike traditional vinyl stickers TruStick is manufactured with zero water consumption or toxic agents including bleaching chemicals.

Another way Jakprints is making it easy to be green!

Eco-Green Sticker Product Information:

  • Durable Eco-friendly vinyl alternative
  • 4.0 mil flexible bright white opaque
  • Offset CMYK / full bleed printing on front
  • Standard B/W printing available on back
  • 150 line screen-printing on both front and back
  • A water based & biodegradable gloss coating
  • 100 lb. sturdy full bleed printable back liner
  • Won’t crack or peel like paper stickers

Who Is Jakprints? “What Works” Interview

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Jakprints was recently featured on the local Cleveland NBC affiliate, WKYC.

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CLEVELAND — Jakprints is a company rife with entrepreneurial spirit.

Ten years ago, friends Jacob Edwards and Dameon Guess started the full-service marketing and promotion company, which now specializes in custom color printing, apparel printing and sticker production.

The Cleveland natives base their business on a shared passion for what they produce.

“My partner and I started out doing this initially as a labor of love, enjoyment of music, enjoyment of art, skateboarding and the culture around those activities,” Dameon says.
In fact, Jakprints took shape in that culture. Dameon and Jacob met while playing in bands, and at shows, they would sell merchandise they had made themselves. Other bands took notice and started asking them to make merchandise for them.
“They look at what you’ve done to promote and have things on the road and they say, ‘Wow. I want those things, too,'” Dameon says. “As you do things for people, they ask you for more things.”
Dameon and Jacob listened to their customers’ needs and the business grew from there. Interestingly enough, both founders of Jakprints are high school drop outs, but that hasn’t stopped them from building their business to now employ nearly 140 people with clients nationwide.
“I think not having some of that business background really gave us the feeling you could accomplish anything,” Dameon says.
When asked what he’s most proud of when it comes to Jakprints, Jacob replied: “The ability to build something out of nothing and build something good. I just think if you’re honest and have passion and produce a good, quality product with the right price, no one can stop you.”

© 2009 wkyc-tv

Big Fun Opening New Cleveland Location!

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Who couldn’t use more BIG FUN in there lives?

Jakprints has been working with Cleveland’s own BIG FUN for close to a decade. Why we’re so excited to help spread the word about the grand opening of Big Fun’s 2nd location! Plan on seeing lots of old and new friendly faces like LAUGHING SAL (yes, just like the one at Euclid Beach) who will be laughing and shaking to a live music performance by CATS ON HOLIDAY. This jam packed good time wouldn’t be complete without Archie’s on Lakeshore who will be treating all in attendance to a piece of HOUGH BAKERY CAKE!

Mark your calendar for Thursday June 11th from 6pm-10pm and join us at: Big Fun – Cleveland, 11512 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44102 (next to Flower Child)

By the way… Big Fun was just awarded one of the “20 COOLEST STORES IN AMERICA” by!

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