Stephanie Wendt

Stephanie is the Online Marketing Specialist at Printsocial. In her free time, this Super Mom enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and serving as the reigning Coupon Queen.

How to Select the Right Paper Stock for Your Print Product

The paper stock used for your print project is a key detail. It should help your project perform well and send the right message.

The paper stock used for your print project is a key detail. It should help your project perform well and send the right message. Therefore, the type of paper you use is an important decision that needs careful consideration. You can choose from a wide variety of paper stock types for your business cards, posters, […]

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The paper stock used for your print project is a key detail. It should help your project perform well and send the right message. Therefore, the type of paper you use is an important decision that needs careful consideration. You can choose from a wide variety of paper stock types for your business cards, posters, affordable postcards, flyers and more.

Before making any decisions about the characteristics you want for the paper, consider both the message and function of the print project. Think about whether the finished product will be handled frequently or put on display, such as an event poster. If it needs to withstand wear and tear or long-term usage, the paper’s durability is an important factor to consider. Coated paper is more resistant to dirt, moisture and wear. Determine whether the project should look more straightforward or artistic. This could make a difference in what you choose for the color or texture of the paper stock.

Coated paper is often used for projects involving art or photographs. The paper has a type of coating that prevents the paper fibers from absorbing the ink. This allows the ink to stay at the top of the paper and gives the paper a smooth and glossy texture. The smoothness can range from matte to gloss. Semi-matte and gloss are the best for images.

Postcard Printing Options

Coated paper is often used for projects involving art or photographs. The paper has a type of coating that prevents the paper fibers from absorbing the ink. This allows the ink to stay at the top of the paper and gives the paper a smooth and glossy texture.

  • Glossy Coated UV Postcard

A benefit of selecting a postcard with Glossy UV coating is that it can help protect and increase the longevity of the postcard. Additionally, the glossy UV can enhance the overall design.

Uncoated paper offers more texture than coated, but is usually better for projects that involve mostly text. More light reflects on coated paper, which can cause difficulty when trying to read text. Additionally, uncoated card stock allows the ink to absorb into the paper, which can result in slightly dull colors. The advantage is that you can easily write with a pen or pencil without fear of smudging. Such paper stock are generally used for appointment cards, real estate brochures, menus and others.

Uncoated card stock will allow the ink to absorb into the paper resulting in slightly duller colors. The advantage is that you can easily write with a pen or pencil without fear of smudging.

  • Uncoated Business Cards

Uncoated paper allows the ink to take in the paper, which can possibly result in somewhat duller colors. This paper allows you to easily write on them with pen or pencil without smudging. Uncoated business cards are a great selection if using them as appointment cards.

This lightweight card is perfect for anyone trying to achieve a traditional looking business card. The linen paper is nicely textured, yet still allows for writing and adds a touch of class!

  • 100LB Uncoated Linen Cover Stock

If you look closely to the logo, you can see the cross hatch design, which gives this paper a somewhat textured feel and look to it. Linen business cards are lightweight, that’s perfect for anyone trying to achieve a traditional looking business card.

The thickness and weight of your paper stock will affect its durability. Generally, heavier paper will be thicker, and the thinner paper will be lighter. If sent out in the mail, such as an Every Door Direct Mail postcard, keep in mind, they will be picked up, rifled through, and moved around, so a thicker paper would be a good option.

Your choice of paper stock will make a notable difference in how your project looks and feels. At Printsocial, we offer a free sample packet which includes a variety of paper stocks and finish.  If you carefully consider each characteristic of the paper and what will work best for your project, the paper you choose will greatly improve the quality of your finished product.

If you have any question about selecting the right paper, we’ll be happy to help you.

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Help Support Samaritan’s Feet This Month

Here at Printsocial, we are excited to partner with and support Samaritan’s Feet during the Month of February. All this month, we will be donating $1 to Samaritan’s Feet for every new Printsocial Newsletter signup.

Here at Printsocial, we are excited to partner with and support Samaritan’s Feet during the Month of February. All this month, we will be donating $1 to Samaritan’s Feet for every new Printsocial Newsletter signup. Our goal is to not only donate funds but to also raise awareness to Samaritan’s Feet and their initiative. Simply […]

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Here at Printsocial, we are excited to partner with and support Samaritan’s Feet during the Month of February. All this month, we will be donating $1 to Samaritan’s Feet for every new Printsocial Newsletter signup.

Our goal is to not only donate funds but to also raise awareness to Samaritan’s Feet and their initiative. Simply click here, sign up for our newsletter, and the $1.00 donation will be made on your behalf.

About Samaritan’s Feet International

Samaritan’s Feet International is a non-profit organization that strives to spread hope by washing the feet of children in need, giving them a pair of new shoes, and encouraging them to work hard to follow their dreams. Samaritan’s Feet International learned that shoes can be life-changing, and sometimes, life saving.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamaritansFeetInternational
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Samaritans_Feet

About Printsocial

We are an online print company that provides affordable, high quality, and environmentally responsible print products. Choose from premium business cards, brochures, flyers, stickers, posters and more. Our Print with Purpose initiative allows us to give 5% of of every sale to the nonprofit, church or fundraising organization of our customer’s choice. Print with Purpose give our customers great quality print products and allows them to make a difference in the lives of others. Learn more about Print with Purpose, and view all the charities involved in this special program.

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How to Create a Successful Hang Tag Design

A great way to enhance your brand and attract customers can be done with a well designed hang tag. Stand out among competitors and add interest from customer incorporating hang tags for your products.

A great way to enhance your brand and attract customers can be done with a well designed hang tag. Stand out among competitors and add interest from customer by incorporating custom hang tags for your products. Similar to printing business cards and brochures, hang tags can help you and your business communicate your brand story, allow customers […]

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A great way to enhance your brand and attract customers can be done with a well designed hang tag. Stand out among competitors and add interest from customer by incorporating custom hang tags for your products.

Similar to printing business cards and brochures, hang tags can help you and your business communicate your brand story, allow customers to distinguish your products from competitors and even help attract attention to your brand and company.

There are so many ways to incorporate the use of hang tags. They can be used for jewelry, clothing, hand bags, bottles, party favors, gift bags, specialty jars, food packaging, toys, and more. When thinking of hang tags, most people automatically think price tags, but the use of a hang tag can go much further than that. There are so many unique ways to use hang tags too, which makes them so fun!

The tag can display your company logo/branding, can include care instructions, can have a “To: / From” gift section, can include ingredients or materials, or can even be used as a Thank You note to your customers. Since there are a lot of ways to use hang tags, we’ve included some helpful marketing strategies to keep in mind when creating a hang tag.

We just recently announced new hang tag printing options including our 14PT Natural, Pearl Metallic, Velvet Laminated and 22PT Gloss Laminated.

Include Images

Adding an image can provide your customers a better understanding of what your product will look like. For example, if your business sells clothing, you can include an image of someone wearing it. This gives the customer a vision or a sense of how it may look while wearing it. If you’re able to, try to include another item that goes along with the look that you are offering. Images not only can speak a thousand words, but they can help sell the product.

Adding an image, can provide your customers a better understanding of what your product will look like. For example, if your business sells clothing, you can include an image of someone wearing it.

Basic Information

Similar to other marketing materials, hang tags offer plenty of space for you to include additional information. This can include your website, social media profiles, phone numbers and business information. By adding these, customers can easily find you later.

Share your brands and your  unique story. How did you get started? Are the products locally made? Eco-friendly? One-of-a-kind?  A personal touch can help a customer make their decision.

SEE ALSO: Get Noticed with Our New Hang Tag Options

Product Tips

Hang tags give you the opportunity to tell your customer how the product can be used or suggestions. This can include instructions or simple care tips. For example, If you are selling surfing gear, your hang tag should explain what it’s intended for.

Additionally, some products that use hang tags may be purchased as gifts. Try to include additional information, as this can help potential customers who aren’t familiar with your product get a better understanding of what you offer. Brief information can go a long way when deciding on a product.

Hang tags give you the opportunity to tell your customer how the product can be used or suggestions. This can include instructions or simple care tips. For example, If you are selling surfing gear, your hang tag should explain what it’s intended for.

Printing Options

There are different printing options available to make your hang tag one-of-a-kind. You can select from Silk Laminated, Spot UV, Glossy UV, Matte, Inline Foil, Uncoated, and Stamped Foil. Each can offer a distinct look and feel depending on the product.

Select from 14PT, 16PT, or 18PT premium card stock, and choose from printing on one or both sides. If you have any questions about our printing options, we’ll be happy to help. Click here to contact us.
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Just Arrived – New 14PT Natural Paper Stock

We are happy to announce our new paper stock; 14PT Natural. This paper stock is great for invitations & announcements as it offers a smooth finish with a light cream color.

We are happy to announce our new paper stock; 14PT Natural. This paper stock is great for invitations & announcements as it offers a smooth finish with a light cream color. This elegant paper stock is also available for natural business cards and is made from 30% recycled materials. Offered in a variety of sizes […]

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We are happy to announce our new paper stock; 14PT Natural. This paper stock is great for invitations & announcements as it offers a smooth finish with a light cream color. This elegant paper stock is also available for natural business cards and is made from 30% recycled materials.

  • Offered in a variety of sizes
  • With or with our rounded corners

Additionally, this paper stock provides a smooth natural surface with makes them ideal for writing on.

SEE ALSO: Featured Stock: 18PT French Kraft

SEE ALSO: Introducing Painted Edge Business Cards

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Need New Business Cards? We Offer a Variety of Printing Options

Business cards continue to be one of the best marketing tools. If you are looking to print business cards for personal use or for your business, we’ve got you covered!

Business cards continue to be one of the best marketing tools. If you are looking to print business cards for personal use or for your business, we’ve got you covered! At Printsocial, we’re excited to offer a large selection of printing options. Choose from a variety of paper stock (14PT, 16PT, 22PT and 32PT), and printing options […]

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Business cards continue to be one of the best marketing tools. If you are looking to print business cards for personal use or for your business, we’ve got you covered!

At Printsocial, we’re excited to offer a large selection of printing options. Choose from a variety of paper stock (14PT, 16PT, 22PT and 32PT), and printing options including Silk laminated, Velvet Laminated, Spot UV, Gloss Laminated, Painted Edge Business Cards and more.

Examples of Business Cards Options

Create a unique look or highlight your logo with Spot UV.

  • 16PT Silk Laminated Business Card
  • with Spot UV

Silk Business Card designed and printed by Printsocial.

  • 16PT Silk Laminated Business Card
  • Designed by Printsocial
  • The ModCard
  • 32PT Thick Business Card
  • Contains Three Layers of Card Stock

Also referred to as cold foil, inline foil produces metallic CMYK color. Fill the entire card with foil or choose a small piece to highlight. The choice is yours and the possibilities are endless!

  • Glossy UV Business Card
  • Pink Inline Foil

Interested in getting some samples before placing an order? Please complete our sample request form for a free sample packet that features a variety of card stocks and finishes.

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Print with Purpose – You Now Can Help a Charity

Printsocial - We give a minimum of 5% of every sale to the non-profit, church or fundraising organization of their choice.

We are excited to announce our charitable initiative: Print with Purpose. We will donate a minimum of 5% of every sale to the non-profit, fundraising organization, or church of the customer’s choice. Now, our customers can lend a helping hand to charities in need! At Printsocial, our mission is to provide our customers with high quality, affordable, […]

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We are excited to announce our charitable initiative: Print with Purpose. We will donate a minimum of 5% of every sale to the non-profit, fundraising organization, or church of the customer’s choice. Now, our customers can lend a helping hand to charities in need! At Printsocial, our mission is to provide our customers with high quality, affordable, and environmentally responsible printing.

Search through our list of registered charities to find the one you like. Can’t find the organization you are looking for? Ask your charity to get registered here.

If you have an organization that may be interested in this program, please pass this along so that they can sign up and start receiving donations. There’s no cost or obligation to buy anything from us to receive donations. If you have any questions, please contact us.

 

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Make Your Save-the-Date Cards Beautiful With These Tips

Wedding planning can be a hectic time for the bride and groom as they decide on the wedding venue, colors, receptions and honeymoon. Printing save-the-date cards give guests the heads up and brief information about the wedding which can help them plan in advance.

Wedding planning can be a hectic time for the bride and groom as they decide on the wedding venue, colors, receptions and honeymoon. Pre-wedding planning can be difficult for guests as well, especially individuals with busy schedules or for those that will need to travel to attend the wedding. Printing save-the-date cards give guests the […]

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Wedding planning can be a hectic time for the bride and groom as they decide on the wedding venue, colors, receptions and honeymoon. Pre-wedding planning can be difficult for guests as well, especially individuals with busy schedules or for those that will need to travel to attend the wedding.

Printing save-the-date cards give guests the heads up and brief information about the wedding, which can help them plan in advance.

SEE ALSO: InkTank: Wedding Ideas

Traditionally, save-the-date cards lists the bride and groom’s name, date of the wedding and the location of the ceremony. This information can help guests to make travel plans, weigh the expenses of the trip and take off work if necessary.

Save-the-date cards are more than just information; they often coincide with the wedding theme and color scheme. Additionally, the design can allow the bride and groom to express what type of wedding ceremony and reception will occur.

Designing a Save-the-date Card

Save-the-date cards are great for keeping friends and family in the loop. Have fun with the design. You’ll want to create a save-the-date that gets a little attention and sets the tone for the wedding weekend.Have fun with the design. You’ll want to create a save-the-date that gets a little attention and sets the tone for the wedding weekend. Is the wedding being held at a beach resort? Try to include fun beach colors or include flip flops and sand into the design. Also, you can include fun facts about the resort and even include events that guest may be interested in during the wedding weekend.

If you want a more traditional save-the-date, you can always add shimmer by selecting our pearl metallic paper stock and include the wedding colors. The save-the-date is a great way for you to introduce wedding colors.

Save-the-Date Information

As mentioned above, the primary information should include the names of the bride and groom, wedding location and the date. Some wedding couples mail the cards with a preliminary RSVP to get an idea of the number of those possibly attending. Because they are sent out before any wedding plans have been finalized, the numbers may be inaccurate.

Additional information can include a brief descriptions of the wedding events such as bride/groom welcome breakfast, rehearsal dinner and send off breakfast or brunch. It’s best not to include registry information or information about events that are for a selective group.

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How to Design a Beautiful Baby Girl Announcement

Designing a baby announcement can be extremely fun for new parents. There is no reason to not give baby announcements the custom treatment. We've included some helpful tip for creating a baby girl announcement.

Although baby announcements are something people will expect from you, making them doesn’t have to be a challenge. In fact, designing them can be extremely fun for new parents. This is where as a new parent, you get to brag a bit. You get to indulge your pride in your little bundle of joy. There […]

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Although baby announcements are something people will expect from you, making them doesn’t have to be a challenge. In fact, designing them can be extremely fun for new parents. This is where as a new parent, you get to brag a bit. You get to indulge your pride in your little bundle of joy. There is no reason to not give baby announcements the custom treatment.

Baby Announcement Design Tips

The Color Pink

Pink is the shorthand way to signal “It’s a girl!” This can leave some people feeling stymied as to how to be creative when the color scheme has been predetermined. However, there is no reason to feel boxed in. Not only are there multiple shades of pink, there are endless other colors available for creating a custom design scheme. For example, selecting fuchsia with white will be dramatically different from a soft pink with black.

Backgrounds

Color can be exciting, but there are other important details to look into when designing an announcement.  Should you include a textured background or use background patterns, such as stripes or polka dots? Often times, a baby photo can be used as the background. It adds a nice touch to the design.

The Importance of Lettering

Selecting the right font has a significant impact on the design. Possibilities including varying the font style, playing with the font size and using a monogram as the initial letter. Play around with the different fonts and colors to determine which looks best with the rest of the design. Choosing a silver or gold color for the fonts can look especially striking.

Other Detail Options

You can add some pizazz by including accents, such as dividers, symbols, or stylized borders. Such details can also be used to highlight key information such as your baby girl’s name and weight. Use of strong contrast or unexpected color combinations can be fun and add character to the design.

Don’t forget that friends and family will treat the baby announcement as a keepsake. Design it with that fact in mind. Because some may want to keep them as a memento of this special occasion, it is important to have them made with premium paper or card stock.

At Printsocial, we offer a variety of printing options for your custom baby announcement that will result in the highest quality print. You’ll be proud of the design years later when showing off the family scrapbook to family and friends. Some of our printing options include Glossy UV Coated, Velvet Laminated, Silk Laminated, natural, Uncoated and Pearl Metallic.
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Print Your Invitations and Announcements with Printsocial

Print your custom invitations with Printsocial. Invitations and Announcements are a great way to keep your friends and family in the loop with special events and announcements.

We’re excited to introduce our latest print products; invitations and announcements. Custom printed invitations are great for telling your family and friends where to be and when to show up for your event. The following often use invitations: birthday parties, business occasions and events, graduation invitations, wedding invitations, baby announcements, holiday parties, and more. As […]

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We’re excited to introduce our latest print products; invitations and announcements. Custom printed invitations are great for telling your family and friends where to be and when to show up for your event. The following often use invitations: birthday parties, business occasions and events, graduation invitations, wedding invitations, baby announcements, holiday parties, and more. As you can see, invitations are great for any occasion.

Do you have a special milestone or announcement you want to share with friends and family? Well, our custom printed announcements are perfect! Announcements are great for announcing an engagement, change of address, graduation, births, and more. Share your big news with announcements printed by Printsocial.

Our invitations and announcements are offered in a variety of sizes and finishes, printed on premium paper.

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Welcome to Printsocial! A Reliable Online Printer

What is Printsocial? Printsocial is a new online printing company, a presence backed by over 20 years of commercial and retail printing. We believe in a simple, honest approach that begins with our everyday low pricing. There’s no add-on’s, no bait-and-switch tactics. Just upfront, easy to find pricing that represents our true product price. Now […]

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What is Printsocial?

Printsocial is a new online printing company, a presence backed by over 20 years of commercial and retail printing. We believe in a simple, honest approach that begins with our everyday low pricing. There’s no add-on’s, no bait-and-switch tactics. Just upfront, easy to find pricing that represents our true product price. Now offering Free Shipping!

We realize that we are entering a competitive market of online printers. But our desire is to disrupt the industry with innovative and socially responsible products and solutions. We strive to produce the most environmentally friendly products available, including business cards, invitations and announcements, postcards, and more.

Giving Back

We have made a commitment to donate a minimum of 5% of our gross revenue to charities and non-profit organizations. We call this Print with Purpose. In the upcoming months, we will launch our charitable initiative that will provide an opportunity for any charity or non-profit organization to receive donations from every order placed on our website. Interested charities and non-profit organizations can contact us to learn more about this program.

Free Shipping

We’ve done it! Printsocial is the first online printer to offer free shipping on every order, every day. No tricks or gimmicks! Learn more by reading our Blog: Free Shipping. Every Order. Every Day!

The Journey Begins

This is a very exciting time for all of us at Printsocial™. We believe that a simple, and often mundane, product purchase can make a impact in the world around us. Beyond the financial contributions, we will share the special stories of the charities that we will be working with. So check back often to see how your purchase made a difference!

Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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