Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Don't Fumble - Get Promotional Products for Football Season!

This shouldn't come as a surprise to you, but there are over 1,088,158 athletes who play on high school football teams, and they bring many supporters through family and friends to their games. Aside from high school team supporters, 64% of Americans watch NFL football, and over 15.8 million people to attended college football events with 74.8 million watching it on TV. That is a LOT of people who not only support the football sport, but will also be buying gear, wearing colors, and bringing promotional products to those games in the forms of noise makers, seat cushions, and even water bottles. If you haven't tapped into this market, it's time to start appealing to your customers who appreciate these products! Here are just a few of the promotional products you can get from us that not only support football, but can feature YOUR logo and advertise for you locally, statewide, and even nationally.

Football Promotional Products

Bottle Opener with Magnet

Football shape bottle opener with magnet. Jumbo size refrigerator magnet with solid metal opener built in. Strong magnet. Large imprint area. An excellent and affordable promotional gift for those who dream of gridiron glory. They are perfect for NFL, event, put on cars, refrigerators, or any metallic surface. Each piece packed in a poly bag. Custom shape and color welcome.


28 oz. PET crystal clear water bottle. US made with matching push pull cap. Available in Red, Blue, Smoke Green, Purple, Clear and Orange. Price includes a one color, two location or wrap imprint. 5 day regular production. Can imprint up to 4 spot colors. 1 and 3 day rush available.

Compressed T-shirt

Football, eye, or ear stock shaped white compressed t-shirt. Made of 100% cotton, name brand (5.5 ounce or equivalent). Compressed into your choice of a stock shape and packaged with one four-color-process custom printed insert card.

MADE IN USA Foam Football Can Jersey

Put your brand on a classic promotional product that's sure to get noticed at any event that calls for drinks with this foam football can jersey. This sporty promo is made using 1/8" thick, high density scuba foam and comes in a wide variety of color choices to complement a vibrant full color process of your organization's name, logo and advertising message. It's American made and comes with a variety of available licensed artworks to customize your order. Add text or leave it blank and complete this promotional gift or giveaway today!

Football Shaped Foam Stadium Seat Cushion - USA Made!

Score a touchdown with this easy-selling and very comfortable seat cushion! When you're not on your feet cheering for your team, you'll want to be sitting in comfort with one of these between you and the bleacher! This football shaped bleacher cushion is 3/4" thick and made from new soft and comfortable Softek (TM) closed cell foam. Perfect for sporting events, football games, team fundraisers and more! Print your teams logo on the front side and sell ad space as a team fundraiser on the backside! Each cushion includes a FREE keychain/hand exerciser! Made in the USA! Choose from 11 fantastic colors!

Light Up Inflatable Noise Makers

Our light up bambams inflatable noise makers are made of nontoxic polyethylene. Perfect for outdoors or sports events when banged together for making noise. Sold in pairs. Customized logo and color is available.

Promotional Products for YOUR Business

At Lake Printing, we take marketing for your company very seriously, and that's why we provide only the best products. From unique pieces that will really make your company stand out, to products that can appeal to your customers and their individual lives, we make getting promotional products at the Lake of the Ozarks easy. If you're not looking for a sports related item, you can scroll through our thousands of items listed on our site and separated into organized categories to find exactly what you need. Trust the printing company at the Lake of the Ozarks who has been providing you with the best products since 1949.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tips For Surviving Punctuation Day

In our business, punctuation is not just a bonus, but a requirement. As the best printing company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we see hundreds of print proofs a week with words that have been scripted by businesses. With so many projects being worked on at once, proofing every print piece for spelling and grammar is not something we can fit into our schedule. September 24th is Punctuation Day, so we're going to take some time and explain some necessary facts about punctuation, as well as some of the most common spelling and grammatical errors people make!

I have spent most of the day putting in a comma and the rest of the day taking it out. ~Oscar Wilde

Ten of the Most Misspelled Words

1. Lose vs. Loose
Lose is the opposite of win, while loose means something is not tight.

2. Weird not Wierd

3. Their, They're, There
Their - this is possessive, meaning it owns something.
They're - this is a contraction for "they are."
There - this refers to a place or idea.

4. Your vs. You're
Your is possessive. It would be used if you own something. You're is a contraction of "you are."

5. It's vs. Its
It's is a contraction for it is or it has. Its is indicating possession, like when one thing owns another.

6. Definitely - there is definitely no a in "definitely."

7. Effect vs. Affect
In most cases, effect is a noun and affect is a verb. If you are still uncertain, try substituting a different verb and see if it works.

8. Weather vs. Whether
Weather would describe snow, rain, sunshine, hurricanes, tornados, etc. While whether is used to introduce the first of two or more alternatives. Whether you decide to use this correctly or not, thankfully, does not affect the weather.

9. Alot
Just like you don't write alittle, abunch, or acantaloupe, you don't write alot - you write a lot.

10. Then vs. Than
Then is used to describe time while than is used for comparison. 

Weather you think you make alot of grammar mistakes, or not, we hope that you're company can utilize this information to keep from looking too wierd when you write up the text for you're next print piece. 

Do You REALLY Know Your Punctuation?

Punctuation is an important part of communication, because, as we all know, there is a big difference between "Let's eat, Grandma," and "Let's eat Grandma." Here are a few of the common punctuation marks, what they're called, and where you would use them in your sentences.


This is used to indicate the omission of one or more letters in a word, or to indicate plurals of abbreviations and symbols.


These can be used to include explanatory words or phrases within quoted language.


This sign marks a major division in a sentence to indicate that what follows is an elaboration, summation, interpretation, etc. You will also capitalize the first word after a colon only if it is a proper noun or the start of a complete sentence.


This mark shows that there is a division in a sentence, as in setting off a word, phrase, or clause, to separate items in a list, to mark off thousands in numerals, or separate types or levels o information  in other data.


You use this mark to note an abrupt change in thought in your sentence or an emphatic pause.


Did you know that the ellipsis consists of three evenly spaced dots (periods) with spaces between the ellipsis and the surrounding letters? It's time to start using this piece of punctuation correctly ... even if you haven't in the past.

Exclamation Point

This is used to express strong emotion. This mark is also commonly overused in our language. When writing, take a look at your final piece, and if you find too many exclamation points (especially if you have ended the last four sentences with one) it's time to re-evaluate and remove a few.


The hyphen is a joiner. Use it to avoid doubtfulness or uncertainty or to form a single idea from two or more words. If you want to be a better-qualified employee or a know-it-all, you can learn how to use this mark correctly.


Use parentheses to include material that you want to de-emphasize or that wouldn't normally fit into the flow of your text, but that you want to include anyway.


This mark is used when a full pause is made at the end of a complete sentence.

Question Mark

This is pretty self-explanatory, it indicates that a question has been asked.

Quotation Mark

This mark is used to indicate the beginning and end of a quote.


While this is probably used more in wink emoticons it is actually supposed to be used to indicate a major division in a sentence where a more distinct separation is felt. You could use it between two clauses of a compound sentence.

Lake of the Ozarks Printing Company

If you're ready to start working on your next print project, you now have the tools to make sure that it is grammatically correct! You can also download plenty of programs, as well as enable the spell check on your writing program to make sure that you are always putting your best work forward to be printed. Visit our website to learn more about the products we provide, and also submit information to get a quote on your next print piece!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Improve Your Marketing With Custom Notepads

If you're looking for a great way to keep your logo in front of your clients while also providing them with a practical product - notepads are the way to go. They can include any information you want, while also giving your customers and clients something they can carry around with them leaving notes wherever they go - notes with your logo and phone number!

At Lake Printing, we specialize in creating promotional and print products at the Lake of the Ozarks which can help increase your brand recognition and improve your marketing reach. Notepads are a great way to start achieving both of these goals. Here are a few reasons why you should consider investing in notepads.

Never Ending Exposure

The benefit to notepads is that they are constantly advertising for you. As your clients, customers, employees, and others grab the pad to jot down a note, you're right there reminding them of your services. Not only is your logo in front of them, but your phone number and website are also conveniently displayed so they never have to know how to get a hold of you.

Useful ... Practical ... Perfect!

While there are many promotional products at the Lake of the Ozarks that are meant to achieve your marketing goals, there is just something perfect about a notepad. They are an easy promotional product to distribute, easy to use, and exactly what you need when you need it. You don't have to buy batteries for it, they don't need instructions, and they are always handy at home or in the office. Who doesn't appreciate a good pad of paper when you need to jot down a quick note?

Shows You Care About Your Clients

As a customer or client, you can't help but feel a little excited when you get a gift or a freebie. This is the brilliance behind customized notepads. They show that you care about your clients by giving them something practical, and they can leave a great impression. If there's one thing Lake Printing knows about, it's leaving GREAT impressions! Give these notepads to your employees, salesmen, etc and make sure they are passed out frequently.

Always Affordable

Some marketing avenues require a large amount of money to accompany them - that's not the case with notepads. They are a very economical, yet well-used product to distribute to your clients new and old. You can get them printed up in a variety of sizes, have them packaged in sets of five or ten to keep them from getting damaged easily, and reap the benefits when your customers have your contact information.
Shooting Star Notepad

Completely Customizable

Finally, they are completely customizable. You can get them printed in full color, with one or two colors, or even just in black. You can add your logo, contact information, watermarks, lines or no lines, and more. You can make them different sizes, printed on different types and colors of paper, have a backing put on them or not. There are so many different ways to not only customize the look by customizing the price, so you can create a promotional product at the Lake of the Ozarks that is perfect for your budget.

Make GREAT Impressions

Marketing is more than just finding new clients, it's about making a connection with them that will last for years to come. At Lake Printing, we combine the art of making great impressions and lasting relationships through print materials at the Lake of the Ozarks, promotional products and more. If you're ready to see how we can help, visit our website today!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Hire Lake Printing For Your Custom Wedding Stationary

When you think of wedding stationary, what comes to mind? For most, it's probably the wedding invitations. You may also think of save the dates or thank you cards, but there are many other types of stationary and wedding print pieces that you may have never considered.

It's estimated that there are at least 1,200 weddings at the Lake of the Ozarks per year. With all of these weddings, you also have to figure in that there are thousands of pieces of paper dedicated to wedding stationary, and we would love to show you just exactly what you may want to include on your budget list when you create it.

What is Wedding Stationary

Wedding stationary is going to include anything you may need printed for your wedding. This can include, but is not limited to, save the dates, invitations, information cards in your invitations, maps, pew cards, thank you cards, place cards, menus, and signs & banners. This can just scratch the surface of what you may need depending on your wedding styles and prefrences.

At Lake Printing, we want to help you make the most of your big day by taking the stress of planning, designing, and printing your wedding stationary. Here are a few ways we can incorporate some unique elements into your wedding stationary and keep it all looking uniform.

Graphic Design

If you've always wished you could achieve a beautiful, and customized look, like the brides on Pinterest - hire a graphic designer. For many brides, it can seem too difficult to create a custom designed wedding invitation - so they go without. At Lake Printing, our graphic designers at the Lake of the Ozarks would be honored to help you celebrate your big day by creating custom wedding stationary that matches your personal style, and can then be embellished in many beautiful ways.


Printing isn't as simple and opening a document on your computer, hitting print, and hoping that your inkjet printer will make your piece look amazing. When we print your wedding stationary, we are using precise calculations to create something beautiful and artistic. We use state of the art printers that will create a product that is meant to last for years to come. We also offer a variety of finishes, so once you've created a design that you love, you can put a shiny aqueous coating on it, or a subtle romantic matte.

Die Cutting

While this method may not be familiar to most, die cutting is a wonderful way to make your print pieces stand out - espeically your wedding stationary. You can have custom die cuts in your invitation with your intials, silhouettes, shapes, or more. With that, you can have other paper show through or even leave it hollow and create a dramatic effect.

Foil Stamping

Metallics have been popular in weddings for a little while now, and we don't anticipate them falling away any time soon. Foil stamping is a beautiful way to incorporate the metallic finishes that you love, without breaking the bank.


You may not have considered using banners for your wedding, but they would be an excellent way to direct traffic to your wedding venue! Our full color banners are as durable as they are beautiful, so no matter what the natural elements throw at you, our banners can stand up to them. You can have them customized with your engagement photos, special fonts, and really anything your heart desires.

Wedding Printing at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you're a bride who is stumped on how to take her wedding stationary to the next level, we would love to talk with you! From beginning to end, we can help you acheive your wedding dreams with customized print pieces that are as beautiful as they are functional. Visit our website today to submit a your information for a FREE quote or give our print shop at the Lake of the Ozarks a call at 573-346-0600. We make great impressions and no job is too big or small.

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