Friday, December 30, 2016

How Copyrighting Can Affect Your Print Materials

In a world where everything is made easily accessible through internet searches - it's easier than ever to accidentally break the law with your print materials. As a small business, you're probably trying to balance many hats, so it only makes sense to be your own graphic designer when you need to make posters, pamphlets, and business cards at the Lake of the Ozarks. Unfortunately, many individuals run to Google when they need certain photos, logos, graphics, and even fonts, and those materials are not up for grabs. January first is Copyright Law Day, so we wanted to take some time to dig into copyright laws and how that can affect you as a business through your print materials.

The Definition

There are three types of legally protected materials that could be important to you, and it's important to know the difference: patents, trademarks, and copyrights. A patent protects an invention, think of things like tools, vehicles, supplies, etc. A trademark protects brand names and logos that appear on goods and services. Finally, a copyright protects original and artistic works - this is probably where a small business will need to be cautious.

Protecting Your Print Materials

There are two things to keep in mind when thinking about protecting your print materials - protecting them from being stolen, and protecting you from accidentally stealing. In the first situation, if you've created a logo, taken photos, or written anything special for your print piece and you don't want anyone to reuse it without your permission, you'll need to have it copywritten. There are some laws that can protect you even if you don't pay the copyright fee - but if you want to ultimately be protected, it's easier to go through the proper channels.

In the second instance, you need to protect yourself from being called into court because you used something that was copywritten. The most common ways you'll probably infringe copyright is through photos, logos, and even fonts. Did you realize that many items on the web are copywritten and not available for use?

From graphics that you grabbed from Google for your poster to the cool font that matched the theme of your event - when you use these items for commercial use you are opening yourself up for trouble. There are some exceptions for personal use, and sometimes there are items that are in public domain, but it's always best to try and not evade the laws. If you really want to use something for commercial use, you can try to reach out to the copyright holder and get permission.

How Lake Printing Can Help

Do you want to stay safe while still getting designs that are professional? Lake Printing can help! We believe in making great impressions through your print materials, and part of making great impressions is keeping everything legal. From the fonts, photos, and graphics, we can help you achieve the look you love without being afraid that it will come back to bite you in the end. Visit our website to learn more about our graphic design at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as all Lake of the Ozarks print materials!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Fun Facts About Printing

Printing has been around for thousands of years, in one for or another. From a homemade ink on leaves to the beautifully finished print products at the Lake of the Ozarks that you can appreciate today. There are some pretty unusual and interesting facts tied to the history of printing, and while we are completely automated and up to date on our printing process, we thought it would be fun to take a look at printing from yesteryear and a few other fun facts!

Did you know that Ben Franklin was not the first printer in his family? He was only a teenager when his older brother was publishing the New England Courant. Of course, by the age of 22, Ben was in business for himself and getting the Pensylvania Gazette out on the street.

According to the Guinness World Book of Records, the smallest book printed is a 22-page Japanese picture book. It contains mostly flowers, and measures 0.0291x0.0295". You will need a magnifying glass to see the images!

Before programs and computers were invented, typefaces and fonts were originally created by hand and often named after the printer who created them. A great example is French printer Claude Garamonde - and his font is still used today.

J.K Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" broke a printing industry record! The pop-culture phenomenon had print runs in the millions, anyway, but "Deathly Hallows" great outnumbered the others with 12 million copies in its first run - making it the largest initial print run ever recorded!

When the incredible Hulk was initially printed, his skin was actually supposed to be gray. There was a mistake in the printing which gave him a different hue in each copy. When Stan Lee saw the way his character turned out, he decided green suited him much better than gray.

Did you know that portable printing presses were used on the battlefields during the Civil War? These small, mobile presses allowed soldiers to set up print shops on the battlefield.

Lake Printing History

Lake Printing began in 1949 as a small Letterpress Shop in a basement located in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. In 1990 we moved into our present home: a 30,000 square foot facility on a 40-acre tract in Osage Beach, Missouri.

We boast top of the line Presses to handle projects of all sizes from wide format pieces to large runs. We also offer many additional small press capabilities as well as a variety of multiple special finishes in bindery to accommodate all of your needs. Our Pre-Press 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.

Print Products Have Come A Long Way

Whether your print needs are large or small, our print shop at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you make great impressions. We have been doing what we love for almost 70 years, and when businesses need quality printing at the Lake of the Ozarks, they know who to call. Visit our website to learn more about our services, or submit a quote request!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Print Services At Lake Printing

At Lake Printing, we offer a variety of services, from printing to mailing. All of these services are available because we know how important it is for your business to make a great impression. We have been located at the Lake of the Ozarks for over sixty years and we look forward to being here for sixty years more. If you're looking for a print company who can meet your needs, big or small - check out our services!

Graphic Design

Good graphics are a way to make or break your print materials. You can invest your money in high-quality printing and nice paper, but if you don't have a good design, the chances of it catching your customer's eye is slim. Let our graphic designers at the Lake of the Ozarks create an eye-catching piece for you!


We use top of the line printers to ensure that you are receiving a high-quality product. From large to small batches, and large to small products, we can do it all.


In order for your print product to look it's best, and perform the way you expect, finishing is required. From binding, trimming, laminating, foil stamping, die cutting, and more - we do it all!


There are many types of binding available, and all of these types have a specific purpose in your print materials. From ring binding to staple binding, we can help you make your print piece look professional and finished.


Do you want to mail out a print piece at the Lake of the Ozarks? We can help you not only design and print your mailer, but then choose an ideal audience (or use your current addresses) and reach your clients!

Promotional Products

Did you know that a promotional product with your logo doesn't just appeal to your current clients, but also to the people they come in contact with? If you hand out a bag with your logo, not only will your client have your phone number when they need it, but they can also advertise to the people the run into at the store, post office, gas station, and more!

Full-Color Vinyl Banners 

Banners are a great way to send a BIG message! They can be customized with any photos, logos, fonts, or colors - meaning the sky is the limit.


The difference between a professional print piece and a piece that is damaged due to the elements is lamination. If you're making a cover, poster, or another project that requires the paper to be protected, lamination is what you need.

UV Coating (gloss, dull, or soft touch)

UV coating is a process that we perform on your print piece to help preserve it and make it look even nicer. It looks spectacular on business cards, postcards, and other pieces that you may hand out.

Aqueous Coating (dull or gloss)

Not only does aqueous coating make your print piece look nice when you ha, it helps to deter fingerprints and smudges.

Variable Data

Have you ever wanted to create a print piece that is custom for every single person? Whether you want to put their individual name on each post cards or have another thing in mind, variable data allows you to do that - even in large quantities.

Foil Stamping

This process allows you to create an elegant look that can only be achieved through foil stamping.

Die Cutting

Die cutting gives you the flexibility to not only create a particular look for your print piece but to also use this process for more in-depth projects like packaging.

Our team is ready to assist you with any of your print needs, large or small. In fact, we are here to help you make great impressions. If you are looking for a business who can provide any of these services for you, we would be honored to be your small-town connection. Visit our website to learn more about our services, or give us a call at 573-346-0600 today!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

9 Strong Words You Can Use In Print Marketing

While the graphic, colors, and paper all play a role in the success of your print marketing, one of the biggest aspects is the words that you use. A picture may say a thousand words, but there is still a fundamental difference between reading words and looking at images. As you're writing the material for your next print piece, keep these nine words in mind and see how much of an impact they can make.


Marketing is always about the consumer, when you use a word that denotes that, you capture the purpose of your marketing. Remind them why they need your product or service.

If you aren't seeing the results you desire from your marketing - try delivering your message right to their door. Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) gives you the opportunity to select the ideal market, and tell them exactly what YOU can do for them!


Who doesn't love to get something for free? You can quickly grab the attention of your clients when you offer something that they either can't get anywhere else or something that they will use.

Do you think that marketing is too expensive for your business? Don't count on it! Visit our website for a FREE quote! See how easy you can reach your clientele through our print materials, promotional products and more.


Using this word can help to show your consumer WHY the need what you offer. Because you're the best, because you're faster than the competitor, and because you have the best prices.

Why do you need print marketing? Because your clients need to see what you have to offer. A customer may not just wander into your door on their own, but if you entice them through print marketing, you could see amazing results.


Allow your client the ability to feel secure in giving you their business. If they feel like they aren't risking anything to work with you, you've already won half the battle.

Are you looking for a risk-free way to market to your clients? Try promotional brochures. You can fit more information on them than a business card, while not overwhelming them. Include bright photos, powerful text and watch the sales come flying in.


When this "s" word comes up, you can't help but be interested. Provide special tips, tricks or deals to you clients, with this 'secret' information.

The secret to great marketing is great graphics. Did you know that companies who incorporate design usefully within their organizations increase the demands for their services and for their product? Hire the best graphic designers at the Lake of the Ozarks to create a print piece that will grab the attention of your clients.


Fast. Everyone wants something quickly, whether it's their breakfast or their product. By instantly gratifying that need, you can give them a payoff for their time/money.

Do you want to see instant results in your marketing? Add a call to action. Tell your customer what to do with the information you've given them. Do you want them to call you? Make your phone number bold and obvious. If you want them to visit your online retail store, use a QR code to direct them there or give them an offer they can't refuse for signing up for your newsletters.


If clients think that something won't last for very long, it creates a sense of urgency, thus improving your chance of them acting on your request.

Do you want to make great impressions around the holidays? Give them the gift of your services - but time is limited! Place your print or promotional order as soon as possible to guarantee it's finished in time.


Would you sign up for something that you thought would be difficult? Or a hassle? Your clients most likely won't either. Make buying from you EASY, efficient, hassle-free.

Are you looking for an easy way to grab the attention of new and old customers? Try a promotional product! Not only is it easy to place your order, but it's easy for your client to get a hold of you when your name and phone number is displayed prominently on their favorite pen.


Consumers are afraid of missing out - from deals to opportunities.

Do your customers know about the services you provide? Don't miss out on the chance to introduce yourself to them with a full-color banner. You can capitalize on your message with full-color photos, fonts, graphics and more.

Marketing at the Lake of the Ozarks

Lake Printing is ready to help you with your marketing needs. From print materials to promotional products, and everything in between - we can help you make a great impression We have ben located at the Lake of the Ozarks for over sixty years, and we look forward to continuing to support your business with our services. Visit our website to learn more, or give us a call at 573-346-0600.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

5 Holiday Gifts Your Employees Will Love

The holidays are approaching quickly - and will be here before you know it, are you ready? As the owner or manager of a business, this is a great time to thank your amazing employees who have worked hard all year long and celebrate successes. Studies show that when a manager recognizes an employees performance, they increase the engagement by nearly 60% - and 65% of American said that they didn't receive recognition during the past year at their work.

While there is more to recognizing and appreciating your employees, one great way would be to gift them a gift. At Lake Printing, we can help you give each of your employees a gift, along with the chance for you to personally thank them for their hard work this past year. Here are a few Lake of the Ozarks promotional products that would make great gifts for your employees.

Large Window Bag with Chocolate Almonds

This recloseable black window bag is filled with Chocolate Almonds and comes with a 1-color hot stamp of your logo or a full-color gift card with a gold bow. An elegant way to show your clients you care, and a great food gift idea for the holiday or Christmas. Available in multiple colors and designs. Great window bag with chocolate almonds gift. All window bags are hot stamped with Gold or Silver only.

The Gala Box with Chocolate Chip Cookies - Bakery Items

Choose the box that's dressed up inside and out! This gala box includes gourmet chocolate chip cookies. The glossy exterior is an indication of the premier treats to be discovered inside. Choose from a variety of fills. These bakery items are a great corporate food gift for Christmas and the holiday season.

Copper Plated Moscow Mule Mug

If there's one thing that makes you think of the holidays, it's a mug filled with hot chocolate! This copper plated mug is a fun way to enjoy any of your favorite drinks. Features copper-plated stainless steel construction.

Round Bluetooth Speaker

Play your music anywhere with your Bluetooth Speaker! Quality sound, compact innovative design, connects to your mobile device using wireless Bluetooth technology or through the 3.5mm audio cable. Long lasting rechargeable Lithium-ion battery will keep your music playing. The all aluminum speaker offers a slick design and will be engraved or imprinted with your logo.

Put a twist on your next promotional product with the sleek Sierra pen! This twist-action pen makes writing simple even on tablets or other touchscreen devices with a stylus tip at the top making it easy to go from paper to pad. It's made using plastic and has a look that will truly set it apart from its peers. Add a custom imprint of your organization's name, logo and advertising message to complete the look.

Your Connection To Great Promotional Products

Whether you're promoting your business to you customers, or thanking your employees for the hard work they've done - promotional products are a great way to make a great impression. At Lake Printing, we specialize in helping you find just what you need when marketing at the Lake of the Ozarks, from print products to apparel. As you're preparing for the holiday season, don't forget that we can work with orders, big or small, and if you want your orders in time, the sooner you order, the better.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Marketing Your Small Business During the Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, you may find that this is the best time to promote your product or services. From gift shops that sell products to landscaping companies to provide a service, the holidays are always a good time to promote. If you haven't considered some ways to increase sales during this season, there is still time before the holidays hit.

At Lake Printing, we take promoting your company very seriously, and because of that, we're giving you a few ideas on ways you can promote your business this holiday season!

Holiday Parades

Tis the season for parades, and with parades come floats! Take advantage of this great time of year to promote your company through driving through a parade. There are a few things you'll need to do ahead of time, though, in order to get yourself ready for the event. Every good float needs a banner so that everyone will know who you are. At Lake Printing, we provide the best banners at the Lake of the Ozarks. They come in many sizes, and with the ability to print full color your creativity can go wild.

You will also need something to hand out at the parade, and every company is different. Two good ideas are candy or promotional products. From custom printed mints and candy to items like erasers, magnets and more - we can help you find the products you need to market your company the best.

Sales & Specials

If your goal is to achieve sales, one of the best ways you can do that is be offering promotions and sales. What good is a sale, though, when no one knows about it! At Lake Printing, we not only provide printing services, but we can also mail your printed promotions to your clients! By creating a print piece that combines attractive art and compelling text you can make the best of your promotion. Then you can mail them either a specific client list, or we can help you create a list through specialized targeting.

Give Gifts!

Who doesn't love to get gifts? Use this festive time of year to get promotional products that show how much you love your current customers! If you don't know what to get them, we can help you narrow down gifts that will be a great representation of your business while still staying within your budget. From cups and pens to cozies and bags - the options are endless!

We Make Great Impressions

When your company is looking for the best promotional products at the Lake of the Ozarks, you have to come to the best - and we are. Lake Printing has been providing excellent printing services at the Lake of the Ozarks for over sixty years. We take pride in our work and aim to provide you with a promotional or print piece that reflects the core of your company. Visit our website to learn more, and submit a quote request - we would love to serve you.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Business Banners and Why They Matter

There are many ways to advertise your business, from social media, the radio, television, and print materials. There is one way, however, that can make a huge difference in your company - banners. Vinyl banners may not come to mind as a great way to advertise, but we'd like to submit a few reasons why banners can influence your advertising efforts for the better.

Bright & Bold Colors

In the past, vinyl banners were a solid color in the background, and then vinyl letters were cut out of a machine and you had limited fonts and shapes to convey the message. That's a far cry from what you can do now with vinyl banners because we provide full-color banners at the Lake of the Ozarks that will help you speak the message you need. There are no limitations on the number of colors, and you can even go as far as using bright colors to show your customers how wonderful your business is.


Vinyl banners are made from a high-quality vinyl that can stand up to the necessary elements. You can advertise with your banner indoors for concerts, conventions, sales in your store, information about a new product or service. What makes banners an exceptional way to advertise is those same banners can then be taken outside to relay the exact same message. Vinyl banners are made to be used indoors and outdoors. You may have to choose a specific weight that works the best for both elements but you can be certain that they will be a productive advertising method no matter where you need to showcase your business.

Cost Effective

Vinyl banners are a cost-effective way to market your business because banners are quickly created and manufactured. Unlike other print materials that involve design, printing, cutting, and coating, banners don't require the same amount of materials, so the cost can stay effective for your business and do exactly what it's supposed to do - advertise.

Quick Turnaround

Because there are fewer materials and less time involved in creating a banner, you also get to reap the monetary benefits for your business. That's a two-fold benefit if you ask us. Not only do you save money on the creation, but you can then possibly make money from the message of the banner.


Finally, one of the last reasons a banner is a great choice for marketing is that it is reusable. If you offer a yearly sale on items in your store, you can use the same information every single year as long as you don't include time-sensitive information on the banner.

Whether your business is looking for a vinyl banner to advertise or Lake of the Ozarks business cards to showcase your company and make great impressions - Lake Printing is here to help. Our company has been located at the Lake of the Ozarks since 1949, and we are proud to use our years of experience to help you promote your company!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Making GREAT First Impressions with Business Cards

If you thought that your business card was just a way to pass along information - think again! While they were created to serve this purpose, they also are your best way to make a great first impression on a potential customer or client. At Lake Printing, we love to take your basic contact information, and create something truly unique that capture the attention and help convince your potential client(s) that YOU are the best connection out there. Here are a few things you can keep in mind as you make great first impressions with you business cards.

Keep a Clear Point

When someone looks at your business cards, you don't want them to be so overwhelmed by the artistic flair that they miss the whole point of the card. At the same time, you don't want the design to be cookie cutter so that it doesn't stand out. You can find a good balance between stylish and pointed when you hire a graphic designer. They can combine the artistic design your company needs, while still making sure that the key contact information is not only easy to read, but easy to find.

Make It Stand Out

There is more than one way to make your card stand out, and the font or colors that you choose are just scratching the surface. Don't be afraid to include creativity in your business card - this is what makes GREAT impressions! You can utilize die cutting, foil stamping, and many different paper types to create a piece that expresses your companies style. Whether bold or minimalist, artistic or clean, there is a style out there that can be achieved when you hire our Lake of the Ozarks graphic designers for your business cards.

Create Something Shareable

While you do want to make great first impressions, your next goal is to make your card shareable - and keepable! You don't want to design something that is not memorable. You want to create a print piece that grabs the attention of your client, and then captivates them so they want to contact you when they need your services. You want to create a card that gets put in their wallet and carried around with them, and even better - passed on to other potential clients when the need arises.

Don't Neglect Quality

You can have the best design in the world, but if it's printed on a common card-stock out of your home printer, you're going to find that the quality is less than great. In fact, it can ruin your entire message. By combining the right paper texture with the best finish, and a high-quality print job, you'll see that the final product isn't just normal, it's GREAT!

Hire the Best Business Card Company at the Lake of the Ozarks

When you hire Lake Printing, you are getting more than 65 years of experience. We aren't a fly by night company that wants to create a business card for you and then vanish - we are an established business with the knowledge to create a print piece at the Lake of the Ozarks, and then help you continue to improve your marketing with even more. If you're ready to take your business cards from one star to five star, visit our website to learn more, or give us a call at 573-346-0600.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

5 Reasons Your Graphic Design Matters for Your Small Business

More than anyone, we're sure that you understand how competitive the business market can be - especially in a small town. Small businesses are always looking for the best way to promote their company, a way that will increase their customer base and boost sales. Today we're going to show you five reasons graphic design will matter for your small business and make a huge difference.

A Good Design Sells

Studies have shown that when you invest in design, it invests in you. Graphic design isn't just the art of making something pretty, it's about making something appealing. No matter what your business, what you're selling, or what you're providing - when you sell yourself with the right design, you can reap the rewards.

Your Packaging Can Affect Impression

Packaging affects your sales more than you'll ever know. Have you chosen a movie or book based on the cover? They say don't judge a book by it's cover, but we all know that an eye-catching cover will have books leaping off the shelves more than something that wasn't created with a purpose. Good packaging works the same way.

A Good Design Keeps You Top of Mind

When you have a print piece designed by a professional, you're giving yourself the benefit of staying top of mind In fact, when your brand, design, and product all interact harmoniously it will be hard for your customers to forget it. Likewise, they will probably be more apt to share it with others.

Design Doesn't Just Equal Looks

A good design should actually be invisible. If you thought it was all about the looks and the way it makes you feel, you're missing a key component in design. Graphic design is just as scientific, mathematical, and strategic - and it's not just about a pretty picture. A good design works for you. It grabs the attention of your key consumers, and it speaks the words that you don't have time to say. While it can be about how you feel, it's also how it makes you act.

Design Allows You To Communicate Your Values

A design is like a language. Through type, colors, photos, icons, and textures you are able to communicate to your customers what is important to you. You can inspire someone to buy your product and use your services because they feel compelled to support your cause.

Print Products at the Lake of the Ozarks

Don't let your print pieces get lost in the crowd, and make sure that they are communicating exactly what you want them to say. This applies to business cards, brochures, signs, packaging, books, banners, and more. A business person realizes the value of a good design and let's creativity and vision carry them where they couldn't go before. At Lake Printing, we know that your business is important, and we stand beside you the entire way. Our promotional products at the Lake of the Ozarks are created and designed for one purpose - to achieve your goals. Contact us today, or visit our website at to learn more about our printing services at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Promotional Products for the Holiday Season

It may seem a bit early to start thinking about the holidays, but when you're ordering promotional products to gift to your employees - you should make your list and check it twice! The holiday season will be here before you know it, and you don't want to be rushing at the last minute. At Lake Printing, we help you create promotional products that are specially designed for your company, and for any season too. Here are a few that are perfect for company parties and more!

Silver Holiday Ball Ornament

Beautiful silver tone plated holiday ball shaped ornament. Flat ornament, not round. A perfect way to thank your loyal customers or employees! Great for holiday parties, customer appreciation, and fundraisers!

Power Bank Flashlight

Great for charging electronic devices on the go! Works with Apple tablet and iPhone 4 connector, iPhone 5/6, Micro USB connector, Mini USB, Nokia DC2.0 connector. Capacity: 4400MAH or 5200MAH (Samsung) Battery: Lithium-ion Battery Input Voltage/Current: 5V/800MA Output Voltage/Current: 5V/1A Cycle life: 500+ Charges Accessories: 1 Cable, 4 Adaptors - Single USB output - LED power indicator and torch light - Smart over circuit and over-charging protection.

Men's Stainless-Steel Multi-Function Watch

Men's Stainless-Steel Multi-Function Watch. Armitron Men's Stainless Steel Multifunction Blue Dial Sports Watch shows off a sleek style with blue highlights and silver tones. The brushed and polished, round, silver-toned, stainless steel case is topped with a blue, aluminum luminous-printed bezel. The textured blue dial features silver-toned, luminous indices at each hourly position and silver-toned luminous hour, minute, and second hands. The watch is water-resistant to a depth of 165 feet (50 meters). Limited Lifetime Warranty. Includes Gift Box Packaging.

High-Quality Wrist Band USB Drive

They'll bring their digital files and your brand along for the ride with this silicone wristband USB drive. This new take on a promotional classic is available in your choice of trendy housing colors and will feature your brand for prominent promotional display. Choose your drive color and add a free data preload for additional advertising (up to 1 GB). Production time is six days, and free shipping is available to any continental U.S. location, available for all memories. These are ideal for tradeshows, conferences, school orientation, self-promotion and more!

Wave Screen Cleaner

Your campaign is sure to make "waves" at your next event! Use both sides of the Wave screen cleaner to clean up your workspace. The microfiber cloth safely cleans your computer monitor, while the brush cleans up the keyboard, desk and computer case. You get 2 handy sides for cleaning a monitor or keyboard. Made of plastic, this tool fits the marketing needs of the technology sector and more. Make a "clean" break in your business by ordering now!

Celebrate the Holidays in Style

Show your team how much they mean to you by giving them a gift they can keep using all year long. Company Christmas parties, Thanksgiving parades and more are just around the corner, and you'll want a few weeks to make sure everything comes in on time before the rush. At Lake Printing, you can trust us for the best promotional products at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as for all of your other printing at the Lake of the Ozarks. Visit our website to learn more about our services, or give us a call for a quote!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Why Green Printing Processes Matter

In a day and age where many are trying to make an impact on the earth through their daily living habits - Lake Printing is no different. We have changed the way we work in the past few years, so that we are using products can be recycled and conserving on products that can't. Have you ever wondered why green print processes matter and make a difference? Here are a few really good reasons:

You Aren't Just Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

While many individuals choose to go green for the sake of reducing the impact they leave on the earth, in the past it also came with a price to pay. Either it was literally a higher price, or you weren't getting as high of quality in your product - that's not how it is any more! When you choose to go with recycled paper or soy ink, you are actually getting a very high quality product that matches if not exceeds the former, while still making a great impact.

It's Not Just About the Earth

While we do gain a sense of satisfaction from knowing that we're making an impact on the earth through our printing practices, there are other great reasons for changes the way printing has been done. In the past, there have been many toxic materials used in printing, such as silver, lead, chromium, cadmium, toluene, chloroform, methylene chloride, barium-based pigments and acrylic copolymers. As if that isn't bad enough, chlorine bleaching of paper could be linked ot cancer-causing water pollutants, and waste inks and solvents are ususally considered a hazardous material. We aren't just saving the earth through changing our processes, we're improving the quality of life for our employees and even their families.

Real Ways Lake Printing Makes An Impact

It's fine to talk about reasons that green printing is important, but it's only once you start making the change that it really becomes valuable. Here are jsut a few ways that Lake Printing is making an impact on the lives of our employees and the earth that we live on, while still providing you with quality print products at the Lake of the Ozarks.

  • Using soy ink instead of petroleum based ink. Using alcohol-free press solutions.
  • Recycling all wastepaper, cardboard, used printing plates, solvents, and used toner cartridges.
  • Using recycled paper whenever possible.
  • Creating printing plates with computer-to-plate technology.
  • Using washable shop towels in production area instead of disposable.
  • Sending customer proofs as PDF format via email whenever possible.
  • Re-using boxes and packing material received in incoming shipments to package outgoing deliveries.

Certified Green Print Company

The Lake Printing Company is proud to be FSC and SFI certified! Since paper comes from forests and forests provide us with clean water, fresh air, and even combats global warming, it is very important to protect them. Because of that, we offer you paper that has been certified to be kinder to the environment, as well as changing our ink and press solutions. When one company makes a change, it can start a ripple effect. If you want to join with us an help create a safer world for our families, while still accomplishing all of your business goals through high quality printing, visit our website to get your quote. Saving the earth just go easier.

You Can Trust Lake Printing for Your Large & Small Print Needs

6815 Hwy 54 • Osage Beach MO 65065

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Printing Services at the Lake of the Ozarks

From banners to business cards and everything in between, at Lake Printing, we take care of your promotional print and marketing for you. Big or small, we've got your back when it comes to producing high quality products for a price you can afford. We've been the top print company at the Lake of the Ozarks since 1949, and we look forward to continuing to provide the same great service for many more years. Here are a few of the services we provide and how it will help your business!

Services at Lake Printing

Graphic Design - no print project would be complete without a gorgeous design. While it can be easy to downplay the vital importance of the design of your print piece - it's actually invaluable. Our team can create the perfect piece for you, using your suggestions and their experience.

Printing - pamphlets, business cards, brochures, you name it. Our printing process allows you to have the freedom to create exactly what you need, and get it on paper in a professional and beautiful manner. Do you need business cards at the Lake of the Ozarks? We can help!

Binding - without the right binding,
your project will lack not only the correct look but also practicality. If you try to put a textbook that will be used on a frequent basis in a perfect binding, you will find that it falls apart more frequently. While putting a romance novel in a spiral binding would probably lack the finished look you were going for, and make it a little uncomfortable to read.

Mailing - not only can we create your perfect print piece, we can then mail it out to all of your clients. If you want to send out postcards, brochures, or magazines, we are the perfect choice for you.

Promotional Products - the effectiveness in a promotional products can seem hard to measure, but it's vitally important when you want people to become familiar with your logo, brand, and business.

Full Color Vinyl Banners  - blocky, boring banners of the past are just that - in the past. Now we can create a full color banner that accurately depicts what you need on your banner in an font, color, or style.

UV Coating (gloss, dull, or soft touch) - a print piece can look great, but it can look better with a UV coating. It makes your colors look richer and your design even more amazing.

Variable Data - we have found great success with variable data printing, especially with casinos. The reason it's so great is that you can customize each print piece for the person that it will be delivered to.

Die Cutting - do you need a special print piece that has a an odd shape? Die cutting allows you the flexibility of creating exactly what you need without the extra cost you'll find at some online print companies.

Print Locally

If you want to support your community and the people around you, you can work with local businesses. This doesn't only apply to us either! We work with the local businesses, and even businesses around the country to help them achieve their printing goals. Printing locally not only helps your local print company, but it also helps to support the other businesses in the area that we help market. If you're ready to get a quote on your next print project, visit our website today!

You Can Trust Lake Printing for Your Large & Small Print Needs

6815 Hwy 54 • Osage Beach MO 65065

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