Posts by Jon Davis | Cushing

Your Source for Printing News, Industry Perspective, New Materials and much more. It is the Road Less Printed, after all.

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
  • Marketing tips and much more.

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.

Making Our Case

Did you know?

Cushing is now CASE-Ready – and it has nothing to do with suitcases, packing your bags or going on a trip. With deep roots in the Chicago community, it only makes sense that we’d take the steps to get involved. Comprised of  “sixteen prominent public, private, non-profit and…

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Moving Right Along

Finally feels like summer is on the way, right?

Baseball is back, the temperature is above eighty (ninety!!) degrees, and your friends at Cushing … have moved? That’s right! The latest edition of From the Flatbed has details on the new digs, a surprise visitor and much more.

Hope you’ll help us…

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How Design Recap

“I design and print all of this stuff!”

The best thing ever to hear if you work at a creative printing company, am I right? Last week, Cushing exhibited at the How Design Live Conference, right here in the Printy City. The show attracts over 3,000 professionals, including graphic designers, art…

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Head of the Class

Ever have a conversation that just gets you so excited for the next work day?

Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School is located in Chicago’s southwest side, and connected with our team a few weeks back. The reason why? I am borrowing from their mission statement:

“We strive to promote…

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Why School Branding Is Important and Tips To Pass the Test

Do you remember your school days (or perhaps you were in a daze)?

It’s time to sharpen that #2 pencil. We’re talking school branding.

My first interaction with school brand were cutouts for the Park Ridge Falcons (made from coroplast). I walked past them on a shop floor hand truck. Before moving…

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Private Eyes to Privacy Film

There is a classic song by Hall & Oate’s (well, aren’t they all classics? After all, they called themselves the Beatles of the 80’s.)

Once played, of course, it gets stuck in your head and soon you’re yearning for the days of MTV (when they still played music), Family Ties and…

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