Interested in Custom Banner Printing? You May Enjoy These Products as Well!

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Banners have a number of uses and the fact that they’re so easy to work with and so versatile makes them a great option for everything from birthday party backdrops to announcements for grand openings. They’re eye catching, they’re durable, and they’re inexpensive.

You’ve probably heard of using banners for tradeshows, business events, or announcements, but did you know that we can do more than that? Sure, our banner prices are some of the most competitive in the industry and we offer a number of customization options from adding grommets or pole pockets to sealed edges. If a banner is what you need, it’s hard to beat.

That doesn’t, however, mean that there aren’t other options. Luckily for you, in today’s blog, we’ll take a look at a few of the other options you may want to consider before placing your order. And, as always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our goal is always to ensure that our customers get exactly what they’re looking for, so feel free to use us as a reference before placing your order.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at a few things we offer aside from custom banner printing here at Rapid Printing!

Online Poster Printing

Some events require a product that’s easier to transport and a poster perfectly fits the bill in that scenario. Posters also have the added benefit of being more cost-effective, ensuring that if you need multiple items, you can get everything you need for a price that won’t break the bank. While banners work perfectly outdoors and hold up when they’re out in the elements, posters are the perfect choice for your indoor event.

Yard Signs

Whether you’re announcing a house for sale or endorsing a political candidate, having the right yard sign is a great way to get your message across. Available in a number of sizes and the ability to print on both sides, a yard sign might be the perfect way to convey your message. (And don’t forget the lawn stakes if you need them!)

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There’s no better to advertise your message on the go than with our car magnets. Made of durable material and printed with a high quality image, they’re an affordable and professional way to deck out your vehicle, ensuring that potential customers can see it no matter where you go. It’s a cost effective way to advertise on your car, truck, or van, and our magnets are available in multiple sizes, ensuring that you find the perfect fit for your vehicle.

A-Frame Signs

Outdoor A-Frame Signs are a classic way to advertise in front of your business by providing customers with an eye catching sign to draw them in. They’re easily transportable and allow business owners to create a custom message that can be changed on a regular basis. Whether you prefer the standard 18” x 24” size or something truly visible like the 32” x 48” A-Frame, we have a number of options that will work perfectly for your business.

Aluminum Signs

Perhaps you need something a little more permanent. If that’s the case, our aluminum signs are the ideal way to advertise for your business. With full colour single sided printing and incredible durability, we believe that our aluminum signs are one of the best values on the market today. They hold up well outdoors and they’re laminated for even further protection.

Place Your Order Today!

Whether you’re interested in our custom banner printing or one of our other incredible products, you can count on our reputation and our 35 years of industry experience. When it comes to digital printing done quickly, no one does it like Rapid Printing.

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No matter what you’re considering, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us a text. We’re always here to make sure you get the right product that suits your needs perfectly. With so many options, making a decision can be difficult, but you can rely on our experience to help you choose the perfect option no matter what your needs are.

Need a quote for a custom project? We can help with that as well. Simply fill out our form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Looking for Printing Services Online? We Make It Easy!

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Here at Rapid Printing, we’re proud to offer all of our printing services online. That means that no matter what you need printed, we can do it quickly and get it on its way to you in no time. Whether you need custom sized paper posters, foam board images, canvas prints, or anything else, we’ll work hard to get it to you. We understand that our customers are often working on a timeline which is why we work with your timeline, but we also produce products that are of the absolute highest quality.

In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at a few of the things we’re able to offer, so if you’re in need of printing services, our online store is your one stop shop! Keep reading to see a few of the best selling products from Rapid Printing!

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With plenty of color options, we’re able to provide online business card printing at a price anyone can afford. As a matter of fact, we’ve recently dropped the price so our customers can get even more great business cards at even lower prices. Whether you prefer full color business cards with a unique color scheme or single sided business cards that make a statement with their minimalism, our team can help!

Order Invitations Online

Wedding invitations are the kind of thing that have to be just right. That’s why we provide customers with a number of different options that allows them to tweak things perfectly to their liking. It doesn’t matter if you’re in need of invitations for a dinner party, wedding, housewarming party, or birthday, we have plenty of options to ensure that our customers get exactly what they’re looking for!

Order Indoor Signage

Are you in need of a poster to hang on the wall of your child’s bedroom? How about a canvas print to go over the sofa in your living room? Maybe you need a foam board sign to give a presentation at work? With a vast selection of indoor signage options, we make getting your own custom prints easier than it’s ever been before. No matter how you’ll use your indoor signage, you can rest assured that it will be printed using high quality inks on industrial printers to ensure that you get the most for your money.

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Place Your Order Today!

By offering our printing services online, we’re able to provide customers with quality prints that they can count on. With over 35 years of experience in our industry, you can count on us to get the job done right. We pride ourselves on our fast turnaround time (hence our name–Rapid Printing) and we’ll work hard to make sure that you get your order as quickly as possible.

Whether it’s ordering business cards online or needing indoor signage for your next big event, you can count on our team to handle the job the right way. When you need the best that digital printing has to offer, look no further!

Fonts and Ink Usage

Most of us probably choose a font for legibilty, mood, or beauty. Recent research by Printer.com, a Dutch company, brings to light new info for choosing fonts. Their study shows that your choice of fonts will impact your ink or toner costs for the year. The University of Wisconsin at Green Bay was used for the study, and their estimated savings is between five and 10 thousand dollars a year when they choose certain fonts.

The crux of ink usage is obviously in the design of the letters. Narrow or light versions of a font will use less ink than their bold or black counterparts. Serif fonts tend to use less ink, as the lines are thinner. Centruy Gothic, for example, uses on average 30% less ink than Arial. The top five fonts according to Printer.com for low ink usage are Century Gothic, Times New Roman, Calibri, Verdani, and Arial. Of course, it makes sense to check your print quality and use draft quality, InkSaver, and APFill whenever possible.

Another interesting endeavour in the font world is Ecofont. Essentially, they offer a “holey” version of fonts. EcoFont Vera Sans, based on an open-source font, is free to use and can be downloaded from the web. Ecofont software will soon be available. With it, one can apply the holey concept to the font of their choice.

One final piece of interesting research comes from Matt Robinson. In “Measuring Type”, he has artistically shown how a number of typefaces rate in terms of ink usage. It is worth the Google search to see his interesting pictorial done with ballpoint pens. He recommends the Garamond typeface for reducing printing costs.

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Business cards vs. smartphones

At this point, data exchange through mobile devices is still a challenge.If memory serves me right, about 10 years ago, Palm Pilot was the first to offer an “easy way” to beam business card data from one phone to another. problem was it only worked from Palm Pilot to Palm Pilot and never took off.

Yes, we have access to ample apps these days, but until everybody has a phone that can do the infamous bump (bump and the data is transferred magically) business cards are the most convenient “cross platform” medium.

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Little Billboard with a BIG Impact

Postcards are affordable to print and mail. They’re also a great way to ensure your message gets read. Here are a few creative postcard ideas that can make a big impact for you and your marketing:

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• Create a regular “product spotlight” postcard campaign that highlights various products or services you offer.
• Extend the life of your postcard mailing by making part of the card a tear-away coupon, reply card, information request form, or business card.
• Create folded postcards that give you twice or triple the promotional space of flat cards.
• Create a die-cut postcard that sparks interest with a unique shape.
• Save on postage and envelope costs by designing your newsletter, brochure, or catalog as an oversized postcard.
• Express your gratitude to customers or vendors by sending a postcard with a handwritten thank-you note.
• Create a “we’ve missed you” postcard campaign to help reactivate old customers and boost sales.
• Create excitement and increase attendance by sending “save the date” postcards to announce upcoming sales or
special events.
• Send reminder postcards as a courtesy for upcoming appointments.
• Design postcards with a teaser of an article or white paper posted on your website, and redirect readers to your site to read “the rest of the story.” Give our staff a call to create the right postcards for your company!

All In Good Form

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Carbonless forms are a staple of nearly every business environment. Here are a few tips to get the most bang from your buck on your next order of forms:
• While most carbonless forms are printed with black ink, consider two color printing as an easy way to increase readability and efficiency.
• If creating invoices or other sequential documents, utilize convenient numbering to easily organize and distinguish forms.
• Consider a paper color sequence that is specific for your business. For example, if your accounting department wants all invoices in yellow, you can customize the color sequence to meet your needs.
• Leave at least half an inch of white space along the glued edge of your carbonless form design to avoid a possible wrinkled appearance when the forms are assembled.
• Consider three-hole drilling your carbonless forms as a convenience for customers or office staff who want to archive them in three-ring binders.
• Shrink-wrap your finished forms.  They’ll look nicer and last longer.
Did you know that poor-quality reproduction is often caused by old paper containing dried-out micro ink capsules?
While some of our competitors may purchase “old” paper to lower their costs, we promise to purchase only “fresh” carbonless paper!
You can feel confident ordering your carbonless forms from our printing firm.

Take the Direct Approach to Adding Customers

As a business owner, you want to ensure that your quality marketing materials get into the hands of your target audience—and that’s exactly where direct mail comes into play. Unlike other types of advertising, direct mail allows you to tailor your message to a very specific audience. Budgeting is easier since you control the number of pieces you mail. So, not only do you know who received mailings and the cost of each piece, but you can also track response rates, making it easy to calculate the return on investment for your campaigns.

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All the Pretty Colours

Want your brochure to really sing? Consider full-colour printing. Businesses worldwide have discovered how effective colour is at reaching a variety of audiences. Studies show that using colour in an advertisement or brochure increases purchases and willingness to read by up to 80%, and it enhances memory retention.

A study at the Colour and Imaging Institute at England’s University of Darby says colours cause deep emotional and psychological reactions in people, which is why colour plays a vital part in any marketing campaign.

With today’s technology, full colour isn’t nearly as costly as it used to be. But, as the study also notes, the use of colour can sometimes be tricky. It pays to work closely with your printer so you understand how the final product will look. What you see on your computer screen is an RGB colour, which is a different colour model than that used by professional printers. Small differences in monitors and personal printers can cause variations of colour that look different from the final product you get from your printer. It is important to keep this in mind when you’re fleshing out your draft design.

With the four-colour printing process that most printers use, you can be assured of colour consistency. It uses cyan, magenta, yellow, and black ink, and is often abbreviated to “CMYK”. Most computer software porgrams will convert any text or image to CMYK.

If all this sounds a little overwhelming, don’t worry. Our printing professionals have years of experience, and they can help you through the process of printing anything from a rack card to a complete catalogue in glorious colour!

Why Buy from Your Locally Owned Printer?

While the internet makes it possible to buy nearly anything with the click of a button, there are many advantages to keeping your business local. Not only does your money stay in our community, benefiting other local businesses (including your own), but tax dollars are used locally to fund emergency services, health clinics, zoos, parks, and our children’s education.

Here are a few more reasons to order from us, your locally owned printer:

– We offer paper proofs, so you know exactly what to expect on your final product.

– We run only one job at a time to ensure accurate colours and quality printing.

– If you don’t understand printing lingo or technical details, we will gladly take the time to educate you on things such as how to transfer files over the internet.

– You can stop by our printing firm anytime for printing samples or creative ideas.

– It is easy to communicate your needs to us and stay in touch.

– We offer free delivery to your local business.

While you can stop by, call, or email us anytime, we also offer online services for increased convenience and fast turnaround. Thanks again for choosing local. You’ll be glad you did!

And Now, For Something Completely Different


Everything I know, I learned from Television

Movies and television can’t be all bad. Just think of all the things you’ve learned as a result of the hours you’ve spent in front of the screen.

  • Even when driving down a perfectly straight road, it’s necessary to turn the steering wheel vigorously from left to right every few moments.
  • If staying in a haunted house, women should investigate any strange noises wearing their most revealing clothing.
  • All beds have special L-shaped top sheets that reach up to armpit level on a woman but only waist level on the man lying beside her.
  • All grocery shopping bags should contain at least one stick of French bread.
  • It’s easy for anyone to land a plane, providing there is someone in the control tower to talk you down.
  • Once applied lipstick will never rub off – even while scuba diving.
  • You’re likely to survive any battle in any war unless you make the mistake of showing someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.
  • Should you wish to pass yourself off as a German officer, it will not be necessary to speak the language; a German accent will do.
  • When paying your fare for a taxi, never look at your wallet as you take out the money  just grab some at random. It will always be the exact fare.
  • Kitchens don’t have light switches. When entering a kitchen at night, you should open the fridge door and use that light instead.
  • Cars and trucks that crash will almost always burst into flames.
  • A single match will be sufficient to light up a room the size of a football stadium.
  • Any person waking from a nightmare will sit bolt upright and pant.
  • If a phone line is broken, communication can be restored by frantically beating the cradle and saying, “Hello? Hello?”
  • During a very emotional confrontation, instead of facing the person you are speaking to, it is customary to stand behind them and talk to their back.
  • Action heroes never face charges for manslaughter or criminal damage despite laying entire cities to waste.
  • If there is a deranged killer on the loose, this will coincide with a thunderstorm that has brought down all the power and phone lines in the vicinity.
  • All bombs have electronic timing devices with large red readouts so you know exactly when they’re going to go off.
  • It’s always possible to park directly outside the building you are visiting.
  • Guns are like disposable razors – if you run out of bullets you just throw the gun away. You can always buy a new one.
  • If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps.