• Postal Changes 2013

    The USPS has done it again. Price increases and more regulations for bulk mail to help reduce costs and waste. The Postal Service has announced a 4% overall increase while bulk mail letters and flats are increasing at a rate of 2.5%. This applies to presort first …

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  • The EMS in Printems

    Print EMS or Print mmmmmmmm’s. What is that ems on the end of our name? When we were thinking of turning our traditional offset company into an online storefront we needed to start first with a catchy name. Every waking moment we came up with …

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  • Wedding Invite Inspirations

    Right after you get engaged you think about 3 things: calling your mom what venue to choose wedding invites Ok, so there are a few more things, but in our mind it is all about the printing of the invites. We recently printed some invites …

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  • IMb

    Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb) is mandatory starting January 2013 for all automated pieces.  The reason the USPS changed the requirements is to help reduce or eliminate manual processes. You will need to use them on all letters, flats, postcards, Business Reply Mail and Permit Reply Mail or …

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  • What should go on my envelope?

    When do you use an indicia (permit #), stamp or meter? The real question is: What are you sending and who are you sending it to? If you are mailing a self mailer do yourself a favor and save some money by using an indicia. …

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  • Why do law students and job seekers need business cards?

    Well, in general, why does anyone need a business card? I use them as a logical, manageable way to communicate my contact information to another person. It’s a physical object that someone can refer to at a later time to either get in touch with …

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  • How many Tabs do I use?

    Ever had a tough time opening up a direct mail piece? It looks cool, but what’s inside? It’s been tabbed. Some printed pieces are gorgeous to look at, probably have won awards, but does it function well through the USPS. Next time you start with …

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  • Everything to know about Envelopes

    #10 Envelope: Standard business envelope and most common. Fits a standard sheet of paper folded in thirds. #9 Envelope: Slightly smaller than a #10. It can fit standard piece of paper. Typically used for invoices or can be used as a return envelope in a …

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  • What is Every Door Direct Mail?

    The USPS has rolled out a great new marketing campaign – Every Door Direct Mail. It allows you to saturate mail carrier routes at a discounted postage rate. The campaign sounds much better than it appears. At $.14 per piece, it has extreme value for …

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