The Road Less Printed

Your Source for Graphic Ideas, Cushing News, upcoming events and much more.

What’s a print company doing with a blog? Our passion is discussing print, showcasing clients, uncovering interesting applications and marketing trends. You never know what you might find, but at a minimum, we’ll seek to educate, entertain and put a smile on your face.

  • Guest entries from customers and vendors
  • Innovative installations to grow your business
  • Employee achievement and team spotlights

Our goal is to share information that is interesting, answers your questions and helps you make decisions about the printing services you need.Have a topic you would like us to discuss?

We are all ears.

Winter 2019 Social Media Roundup

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we want to take some time to appreciate you. After all, who doesn’t LOVE a client success story?

Although we have a page dedicated to case studies, we don’t always get to chat one-on-one with clients who love their environmental graphics. That’s where social media…

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From Concept to Construction and Beyond

In 2015, I started as a Customer Service Representative at Cushing. I didn’t know anything about printing and, short of admiring a skyscraper from the ground, had little knowledge of the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry.

I was lucky!

My coworkers are experts in the world of A/E/C printing. As orders for…

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The Pilot and the Printer

Chicago is a city rich in history. As a Chicago native, I’ve learned a lot about our landmarks growing up. I know the Tribune Tower has famous artifacts built right into it. The Mart was the world’s largest building when it opened, and the Willis (SEARS) Tower the tallest when…

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Happy New Year!

Trimming the Tree

Thanks to Jennie, Christine, and Sharika for setting up the Family Game Night themed Christmas tree. This year, our Operation North Pole tree was Halloween themed – spooky!

Holiday in the Sky

Cushing provided printing for the SMPS Chicago Holiday Party on the 99th floor of the Willis (SEARS) Tower…

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Play Your ACE

Last week, Cushing had the pleasure of joining the ACE Mentor Program’s Design Build Team at the unveiling of their summer project. We got a sneak peek of the team in action, and attended a presentation where they took turns describing the process to friends and family.

The ACE Mentor Program provides students nationwide the…

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Summertime and the Printing is Easy

We have a lot to celebrate in this edition of From the Flatbed! The first day of summer, Cushing’s Indigo Open House, new employees, and much more. Thanks for reading and we hope to see you in the shop soon!

Twinning

Coincidence or not, looks like some Cushing employees subliminally wore matching…

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