Friday, June 15, 2018

3 Benefits of Wide Format Printing

Your office printer suffices for a number of every day small printing jobs that require little in the way of quality, size options and durability. But there are instances when businesses require printing larger-than-legal documents or graphics, such as rolling out a new marketing campaign. There may also be times when your office printer’s limited features prevent you from achieving a desired output quality on a bigger medium or handling a large quantity of prints in a short period of time. A wide format printer is the solution to these dilemmas. Check out 3 benefits of wide format printing!


1. Capacity to Print Large-Width Media
Wide format printers can handle and yield print media much greater than the standard print job. The designs are often printed on large rolls rather than on separate sheets such as those used by home or even office grade printers. Because of their capacity to produce refined and big prints, large format copiers are highly efficient in printing marketing signage, banners, and more! And because they allow for quick printing, turnaround time for print material is minimal.

2. Better Image Refinement
While large format printers are categorized as inkjet, lasers, thermal, or electrostatic, in theory they all employ droplet technology, a system that utilizes microscopic drops and a high-precision ejection process. One of the challenges with regular printers is that ink sometimes tends to smudge, blur, or overlap where images and text are found in the same document. Regardless of your chosen printing speed or whether you’re printing a high resolution image or a low DPI image, print quality remains consistently vibrant, sharp, and finely detailed. Wide format printers are able to identify text and graphics separately, so lines are sharper and texts and images are distinct from each other.

3. Print Speed, Accuracy and Convenience
These copiers are designed for speedy printing, producing high-quality prints at a rate of 125 to 5,000 square feet an hour. That means one to 10 massive posters in a span of 15 minutes. Given their speed, accuracy, and convenience, wide format printers allow us to provide greater efficiency and productivity. Wide format printing is also more affordable than screen printing!

When your business depends on large-scale prints, trust Lake Printing to handle your printing needs! Outsourcing your printing needs to us, especially for your wide format printing needs, provides better flexibility, convenience, and savings for your business! Give us a call at Lake Printing today to discuss your business print and marketing needs!

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Monday, June 11, 2018

10 Tips to Improve Your Marketing Game

Print marketing is a valuable way to advertise your business. Whether you're marketing with banners, business cards, promotional products, or catalogs - we can help. Of course, it's important to remember that there are good ways to market and other unproductive ways. Here are 10 tips to improve your marketing game we've learned in our 68 years of experience.


1. Choose Quality
Your customers and clients may not know everything about your business, but they DO know when you're skimping on the quality of your marketing. Choosing quality paper, products, and materials is a must.

2. Create an Emotional Connection
It's common knowledge that people buy for emotional reasons, so make your marketing emotional. Whether you include pets and kids on your promotional items, influence emotions with colors, or use highly effective text, you can create an emotional connection with your materials.

3. Measure Your Marketing
Find ways to measure your marketing. If you aren't measuring the success of your marketing, you won't know which channels are the most practical for you. Whether your marketing channels involve promotional products or banners, you'll want to use what works.

4. Utilize Promotions
Promotional products are a great way to appeal to your client. Utilizing promotional products, and promotions within your company are both valuable ways to market.

5. Be About People
People are the ones buying your product and using your service, make sure you are making them a priority in your marketing. Whether you're catering your marketing to them, or you are thanking them for their business with your company by giving them a promotional product - be about your customers.

6. Know Who Your Customer Is
In all marketing, it's important to know who your customers are. It can help you cater to their needs, wants, and better serve them - even through marketing.

7. Use Weakness as a Strength
“Truly brilliant marketing happens when you take something most people think of as a weakness and reposition it so people think of it as a strength….brilliant marketing is taking the product you have and figuring out the right positioning." – Reed Hastings, Co-Founder, and CEO of Netflix

8. Focus on Problems and Solutions
If your product or service can help solve a problem for your client - focus on that in your print media. They have a problem, you have a solution!

9. Market To Your Customers Shopping Habits
There are many different types of customers with different shopping habits. If you appeal to those habits, you can pinpoint exactly how to market. Whether you utilize direct mailing, posters, pamphlets or banners.

10. Be Creative!
Creativity is key when creating your print marketing. Our team of professionals can help you come up with creative ideas for your print marketing!

Improve Your Marketing Strategy
Whether you have a large project or a small print job - Lake Printing wants to help you. Visit our website to learn more about our print services, and don't hesitate to reach out to us when you have questions about our services or to get a quote. We look forward to helping you make great impressions!

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Generate More Sales with Company Newsletters

Advertising a business can be among the biggest expenses in a company's budget. Few marketing options deliver more return on investment than newsletters. While they can't replace all other forms of promoting the business, newsletters are a valuable component and should not be looked by. Lake Printing, the best market printing company, is sharing the ways in which newsletters can generate more sales for your business:


Reach Target Market
Newsletters get sent to people who have already shown interest in your business by buying your product or signing up for the business's mailing list. Since you already know the audience that you're directing your newsletters to, your newsletter can address topics you know your readers will be interested in. Newsletters promote your business in an unobtrusive way by sharing informative information without overtly pushing a sale. You can even place a stack of newsletters at your place of business, available to customers when they visit. This may include your lobby, waiting room, retail store, or showroom.

Educate and Inform
A major benefit of newsletters is that it is directly geared toward your business. You can educate readers about new products, share successes, highlight employees, and announce upcoming events or promotions - AND you don't have to worry about competing with other business ads convoluting your reach! Newsletters are a great way to promote sales and offer coupons or specials. Newsletters are also great for spotlighting and providing in-depth information about products and services that regular ads can't convey.

Maintain Relationships
Sending newsletters on a regular basis reminds readers about your business. This is a good way to keep in touch with customers or interested people with very little effort. Your target audience is more likely to call your business for products and services if they receive newsletters because your brand is at top of mind regularly. Mail your newsletter to all former and current customers. Don't forget potential clients who may have requested information from you in the past, but haven't purchased yet.

Advertise Inexpensively
Compared with other advertising and marketing vehicles, newsletters are relatively inexpensive to produce. A two-page or four-page newsletter doesn't require the addition of a new employee but can be worked into existing employees' workloads or hired out to Lake Printing. Once the newsletter's format is laid out and recurring topics are chosen, the newsletter becomes even easier to produce as time goes on. Plus, newsletters can have a longer shelf life than an ad. Customers may receive a newsletter in the mail and save the article or share with someone else who may be interested. Ads are rarely kept.


Newsletters can be used to attract new customers, increase repeat business from existing clients, and improve customer communications. It is important to choose industry-focused articles and offer helpful information to gain more business. Your favorite commercial printing company offers many options for paper stock, sizes, as well as mailing. Lake Printing can create an eye-catching company newsletter to help you start generating more sales today! REQUEST A QUOTE to get started!

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Mobile Friendly Promotional Items to Have at Your Next Event

We all know there are many different ways you can promote your business for events. Custom business cards, posters and other print media can appeal to your customers, but have you thought about using branded promotional items? There are thousands of promotional products that Lake Printing can create for you - but the key is to find one that will be used by your customer and represents your branding. In today's technology driven society, we know that most of your consumers always have one thing on hand at all times: their phone. So, this week, we're sharing with you some mobile accessories that you can easily get in your customers hands at any event that they actually want to use!


PopSockets
This is today's MUST-HAVE when it comes to cell phone accessories! PopSockets stick flat to the back of your phone, tablet or case with a rinseable, repositionable gel. You can lower it for video chat or extend it fully to use as a media stand or photo and texting grip for any brand of phone. The possibilities are endless when you utilize full color imprinting, and so are the imprint possibilities. The back of anyone's phone is prime real estate for any promotion. Stake your claim on premium advertising space now!

Cell Phone Wallet
Help your clients keep their valuables together with the help of this handy item! This soft silicone wallet with 3M adhesive backing securely holds 2-3 credit cards, driver's license, money, business cards, hotel room keycard and more. It's available in several choices of bright color options and easy to customize with your company logo to create a fun giveaway perfect for promoting your business.

Selfie Stick
These days you see people everywhere using their selfie sticks to capture moments at angles they wouldn't be able to get with just their arm. This item makes its way to all different locations and venues - advertising for you everywhere it goes! It's lightweight, with a stabilizer and arm extender which makes it easy to frame and shoot photos with your smartphone.

Battery Set
The Tough Tech (TM) Econo Battery Set is a must-have kit for charging devices on the go. The accessory case is made from rigid EVA plastic with a 1680d polyester cover and features an internal elastic mesh pocket and elastic strap with dual-zippered closure. The mobile charger is a portable Lithium-ion battery in ABS plastic shell that allows you to charge your devices virtually anywhere and includes standard USB connector cable to charge battery from any USB port with a power supply. Customize with a brand imprint to create a memorable corporate gift or incentive.


Lake Printing is Your Best Promotional Product Company
Don't just order your promotional products from a random internet business. The advantage of working with Lake Printing is that we are your liaison from beginning to end. We can assist you in picking your promotional products and answer your questions about the size, color, or quantity of a particular products quickly. Lake Printing has been in business for over 65 years because we care about your needs. From print to promotional we help represent you. Let our team assist you in creating a custom promotional product that will stand out for your company long after your customer leaves your event.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Power of Color: How Do Your Color Choices Affect Your Marketing?

The strategic use of colors play a key role in effective marketing. It's what gets your customers to see what you want them to see, feel what you want them to feel, and do what you want them to do. However, poor color choices can have a negative impact on your message. The trick in effective print marketing is knowing what colors to use to get your message out there and to get people to respond accordingly. Take a look at how different colors can have an effect on consumer response to your marketing.



Color Role in Marketing
Research has found that when it comes to picking the right color, predicting consumer reaction to color appropriateness in relation to the product is far more important than the color itself. For example, if the demographic you're trying to reach is essentially males, you could assume that pinks wouldn't sell very well. For women, you may be right on track with pinks. So it's important to take into consideration the product or service that you're selling and the demographic you're trying to reach.

Now, there are colors that typically do align with specific traits (i.e. red with excitement, purple with sophistication, brown with ruggedness). It is far more important for your brand's colors to support the personality you want to portray instead of trying to align with stereotypical color associations. Still, color can often be the sole reason someone purchases a product, where 93% of buyers focus on visual appearance and almost 85% claim color to be their primary reason for purchase! So let's take a look at different colors and how they typically influence people:

The Influence of Color
Red – Bold. Creates a sense of urgency, excitement, and passion. Encourages appetite. Physically stimulates the body.

Blue – Associated with peace, tranquility, and reliability. Blue provides a sense of security, curbs appetite, stimulates productivity, and promotes trust.

Green – Associated with health, tranquility, power, and nature. Used in stores to relax customers and for promoting environmental issues. Green stimulates harmony in your brain. Encourages a balance leading to decisiveness.

Purple – Commonly associated with royalty, wisdom, and respect. Stimulates problem solving as well as creativity. Frequently used to promote beauty and anti-aging products.

Orange & Yellow
– Cheerful colors that promote optimism. Used to create a sense of anxiety that can draw in impulsive buyers and window shoppers.

Black – Associated with authority, power, stability, and strength. Often a symbol of intelligence, but can become overwhelming if used to frequently.

Grey – Symbolizes feelings of practicality, old age, and solidarity. But too much grey can lead to feelings of nothingness and depression.

White – Associated with feelings of purity, cleanliness and safety. Can be used to project an absence of color or neutrality. White space helps spark creativity.



Properly Using Colors
When designing your marketing print, use contrasts to reduce eyestrain and allow readers to focus their attention on the call to action. Vibrancy can dictate the emotional response users have to your design. For example, choosing brighter colors can lead users to feel more energetic, which can evoke better responses and reactions. But if your print is information-intensive, you may find that a darker color theme will make it easier for readers to process all your data.

When it comes to working with colors for your print market products, it may take a few trial runs before settling on your colors. The colors you originally choose, may not get the response you desired, and by being open to change you allow yourself to feel out the consumer response and adjust accordingly to maximize your marketing effectiveness. At Lake Printing, the best print marketing company, we specialize in graphic design and can help you come up with a brand and print product to best work for your business. Contact us today to discuss your next print marketing project!

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Friday, May 18, 2018

What You Need to Consider for Outdoor Banners

Large banners are a great way to advertise a business or event. Whether it’s a sale, event, achievement or even a grand opening, banners can let the community know about it. Outdoor banners can get the attention of a large audience, who will then, hopefully, visit your business. Lake Printing offers state of the art digital printing for large format banners. Here are a few things you should consider before ordering your next banner:

Be Consistent with Branding
Make sure that your banner is concise with your business branding. Having a logo or a slogan on the banner is a good way to tie it back to your business. If possible, try to stick with colors and font that you use on all other marketing media.

Have a Purpose
What is this banner going to be used for? Have a strong purpose for your outdoor banner. Be concise and clear with the wording. Most of the time, people who see your banner will be passing by and not have a long time to read what is on it.

Have a Clear Call to Action
Not only do you want to have a strong purpose, but it is a good idea to have a clear call to action. What do you want your target audience to do after reading your banner? A website is an easy place to direct people to get more information about your business or event.

Location, Location, Location
Where will your banner be located? Who are you trying to reach? Will they be walking by your banner or driving by it? How big does it need to be in order for your target audience to see it? Also, make sure your design allows for mounting.

Think about Durability and Color
Outdoor signs need to be a lot more durable than indoor signs. Not only does it need to be a thicker vinyl than indoor signs, but it you need to think about fading. Bright colors will not only attract customers, but will still be readable during bright, sunny days and even cold, gloomy days.

Make it Simple
Have only one message on your banner. Outdoor banners are very different than indoor ones. Customers who see your banner indoors can take the time to read all the information, while those who see your outdoor banner may only have seconds to read it.

Choose a Legible Font
Font size and type is an important factor when creating outdoor banners. Your banner will not be very effective if people cannot read it. The distance between your banner and your intended audience will help you determine what size font will be necessary. Size isn’t the only factor in readability; a neutral font can help your audience read your message better.

Lake Printing, the best large format printing company, makes advertising easy! With fast turnaround on custom orders, it has never been easier to advertise your business with banners. If you need help with printing and design, make sure to contact Lake Printing!

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Friday, May 11, 2018

3 Tips for Creating Effective Flyers

Flyers can be a huge and effective part of your business's marketing strategy if done right! Lake Printing has some excellent ways to make use of flyers that will blow your marketing strategy up in a good way! Check out some flyer marketing tips we have to make the most of your marketing strategy:


1. Keep it Simple.
Don't worry about making your flyer a work of art worthy of hanging in a museum. That's not the point of marketing. Your flyer should have a call to action, an offer if applicable, and be easy to read. While nice graphics are eye-catching, too much text, color and graphics can take away from the message. When it comes to flyers, simplicity sells.

2. Repetition Pays Off.
Being repetitive and consistent with your marketing is the only way it's going to work. You can't just pop out a flyer one time and expect for it to drive in customers immediately or continuously. While you may see a small incline in sales, chances are if you don't stick to it, that flow is going to die down. You've got to keep drawing customers in with new offers and messages, all while sticking to your brand so they subconsciously recognize your business. And if your flyers boast amazing offers, customers will look forward to your weekly advertisements.

3. Print for Impact and Longevity.
Have your flyers printed on Lake Printing's state-of-the-art printing presses using high-quality materials such as 100-pound gloss text or cover stock, 16-point gloss cover stock, or 13-point recycled matte cover stock. We boast top of the line Presses to handle projects of all sizes from wide format pieces to large runs. Our Prepress Department includes state of the art equipment such as an Epson 9900 Color Inkjet Printer and a Direct-to-Plate CREO Trendsetter to ensure that proofing requirements are met and your project is completed without sacrificing quality. Premium printing brings out the best in your design and also stands up better to weather and traffic.


Flyers make an immediate impression on a large number of people at any given time. They offer the unique ability to market a business with just one sales piece. And since they're economical to print and easy to distribute, flyers are one of the best and easiest marketing strategies for any business. Be creative and eye-catching, and your flyer will be primed for serious business. Lake Printing can help design a masterpiece flyer to best showcase your business and boost your business marketing. Contact us today to discuss flyer printing and all other promotional printing for your business!

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