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.

Collateral Leads to the Close

Why do businesses use print?

We’d love to think business owners wake up each morning, chomping at the bit to order a thousand tri-brochures or install privacy film in a dozen conference rooms. It’s probably hardly the case, though, right?

Projects are not ordered on a whim. They are driven by goals…

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April Round Up of Client and Shop Happenings

How was your winter?  Wait a minute – it’s still here.

Are you still in hibernation? As we enter Spring, we’re planning events, working on new website content and looking forward to an amazing summer. One way to keep the ball rolling: a round up of all things happening, from…

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Cushing Account Manager Wins Art Bryan Award

2019 marks Cushing’s 90th anniversary – the actual date is in the fall.

As we state on the About Us section of the site, doors opened about a month before the stock market crash, and depression which followed.

It’s incredible to think you are probably browsing this article on a mobile device,…

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Installs To Inspire Your 2019 and Beyond

As we head into the end of January, you might be thinking – is this really another best of, round up or collection of 2018 lessons learned etc…? Not exactly.

Wide format printing and environmental branding continue to make a large impact on office, retail environments, education, and a many other…

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Delving Into Design Week

Is the end of the year really here?
Seems like it was just a couple of weeks ago, we were contemplating a Chicago Design Week event submission (it was July!).
What is Chicago Design Week?

An annual celebration for almost a decade, Chicago Design Week brings together programming for creative professionals, designers, marketers…

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Summer of CMYK

Are those really Cushing team members on the set of Weekend Update, in the featured image above?

A few members of our team stopped by Museum of Broadcast Communications this summer to check out The SNL Experience.

Time truly flies when you’re having fun (and busy with all sort of activities, in and outside the…

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