Printing for a DIY Wedding

Everyone loves having the ability to control their plans. That way you know you’re getting what you want, when and how you want it — at your discretion. Utilizing DIY is a great way to have this same control over your wedding and still get a high-quality outcome, without having to hire someone to do it for you.

If you truly go all out with DIY, it’s not only cheaper but more importantly — you’re getting free reign on creativity. With all of the options out there for DIY projects, your print materials for your wedding can be as unique as you are.

The Invitation

Every wedding starts with a great invitation. They should showcase your personalities and set the tone for the ceremony. Going the DIY route can result in unique invites. This way, you have total control what’s going to be included in your invitation and associated products.

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Promoting On A Budget

You’re working hard to put yourself out there, but if you’re a new brand–advertising can prove to be a lot more expensive than you thought. You’re not even sure where to begin promoting, especially in a cheap manner that won’t bleed you dry. All you have to do is create promotional products that won’t cost a fortune.

We like to have the opportunity to not only help our clients grow but grow with them. With printing, you can always adjust the specs of what you need to be printed so it can fit any budget–you can get your money’s worth and start building sales.

Flyers

flyer example

A trusty method of promoting: Custom flyers are a foolproof way to brand in excess on the cheap. Store windows, car windshields, and telephone poles are just the beginning; your only limit is the size of your street team.

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Ingenuity Festival 2013 ~ Jakprints Sponsored Artists!

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A Cleveland favorite, Ingenuity Festival kicks off today! The fest takes place all weekend (September 20 – 22) at Docks 32 and 30 on the lakefront (North of FirstEnergy Browns Stadium and the Great Lakes Science Center.)

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Top 5 Printed Products Of The Week (1.14.13-1.18.13)

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When we get the chance, we like to dig in and pull samples that we think are creative, well designed, unique and just plain awesome. But we’re not selfish, so we post our favorites on the Jakprints Tumblr everyday for you to see.

We’ll post all five products from the week into one blog post so you can see what you missed, what you like and what may inspire your next project.

Monday January 14, 2013

Strhess Clothing just released their latest designs from acclaimed artist, Derek Hess! Through the month of January, get a free signed 12″ x 12″ Rose Poster Print when you purchase a Rose Women’s V-Neck T-shirt through IndieMerch.

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Man On A Mission: Jakprints Special Delivery

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We recently printed custom signs for our friends at the House Of Blues Cleveland. Since they’re right here in Cleveland, there was really no reason to ship the job. Ali Sedivy from HOB had planned on stopping by Jakprints to pick it up when it was done. But before that could happen, Customer Service Rep Matt Murphy took a look outside, saw the sun shining and strapped the signs on his back. Then, he and Sales Manager Dan Byler hopped on two bikes from the Jakprints Staff Bike Fleet and headed across town.

The two rode past cars stuck in traffic and cruised through the streets of downtown Cleveland until arriving at the restaurant and music venue on East 4th Street. They then installed the custom signs to make sure they were a perfect fit.  While bike delivery isn’t something we normally offer, we can ship to just about anywhere you’d like. Below are photos from their journey. One more thing, before you start, open this up in a second tab to listen to while scrolling: Soundtrack.

Matt Murphy getting ready to ride to HOB.

Matt’s got a great idea.

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Jakprints Custom HOW Design Piece

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This weekend is the HOW Live Graphic Design Conference, and if you’re not in the know, it’s a big deal. It’s actually four different conferences combined into one mega event. This year the conference is calling Boston it’s home. We’ll be there again this year, and per usual, we’re not going empty handed. Since we know the best of the best will be there, we stepped up our game and put together a design piece that we are quite proud of.
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Wedding Season – Wedding Inspiration and Ideas

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Wedding season is definitely here. But let’s be honest, it’s always wedding season. Especially when you’re planning one. Gone are the days of choosing a random invite, dropping in your info and moving on to the next thing. Now, brides and grooms-to-be, are wanting more and more to customize the experience of their big day and make it something that truly reflects who they are. As of late, we’ve seen tons of great wedding pieces come through Jakprints. Everything from save-the-dates and wedding invites to custom VIP Passes and Rip Cards.

We’ve decided to put together an image gallery highlighting some of our favorite wedding pieces. So take a look at what others have done, because sometimes it takes just one idea to peak your interest and get your creative juices flowing. Continue Reading…

Jakprints Plants One Tree With Every Order

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Since January, We’ve Planted More Than 12000 Trees

We were excited about Earth Day and to celebrate here at Jakprints, we’ve officially unveiled our tree planting campaign. Since January, we’ve pledged to plant a tree for every order processed. That’s right, every order placed for apparel, stickers, full color printing and large format printing will have a tree planted. Be sure to check out our redesigned Green Printing site, we’re pretty proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish.

This is just the next step in our attempt to leave the planet better than we found it. We’ve always been mindful of the planet. Being green isn’t just a marketing angle for us, it’s an integral ingredient of the Jakprints culture.

Even in everyday life at our 130,000 square foot facility, environmental responsibility is practiced everywhere. In addition to vegetable-based offset inks and responsibly forested paper, all excess paper is recycled, there are compost bins in the kitchen and many of our staff ride their bikes to work. Since 2007, we’ve saved more than 29,000 trees; 5,700 cubic yards of landfill space; 11.9 milliongallons of water; 7.1 million kilowatt hours of electricity; 621,000 gallons of fuel; and 102,000 pounds of pollution.

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Valentine’s Spotlight: BBP Partners / Vita Visuals

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BBP Partner's Custom Printed Valentine's Day Card And Mailer

It was only a month ago that we featured BBP Partners’ fantastic New Years Cards. While we usually shy away from spotlighting the same customer so quickly, their Valentine’s Day promo really set our hearts aflutter.

Designer Dede Vitrano thought of every meticulous detail for these mailers: custom-printed pillow envelopes to hold a die-cut greeting card, custom M&M’s, branded Favicards and all padded with some colorful confetti. She also created mailing labels that utilized our variable data addressing capabilities. She really did think of it all.

 

Design Spotlight:BBP Partners / Vita Visuals

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Sending out holiday cards can be surprisingly tricky. No one wants their cards to feel contrived, lost in a huge pile of generic, Happy-Holiday wishes. Recently Vita Visual and BBP Partners teamed up to create a piece that is sure to leave a lasting impression with their clients. Continue Reading…

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