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We are your source for graphic and marketing materials that grow your business.

What’s a print company doing with a blog?  Here are some goals: Share client success. Discuss marketing trends. Help you grow your business. You never know what you might find, but at a minimum, we’ll educate 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, answer your questions and helps you make decisions about the printing services you need.

Windows Make Big Impact

I love walking by window graphics.

So much to ponder: Who handled the design? What were the goals of the installation? Are results being tracked?

You’re thinking: great Jon, but you work for a printing company – bit of bias there, yes?  I can understand. That being said, 87% of the customers…

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Cushing Named a 2018 Illinois Family Business of the Year

Did you know Cushing has been a family-owned business almost ninety years? And each one in Chicago! We are proud of the longevity, productivity, and writing the next chapter. This includes a very special announcement and recognition we could not have earned without the commitment of our staff, customers and local…

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Taking a Stand With Banners & Backdrops

Spring is upon us – although as marketers, branding is a year round effort, right?

Easter weekend is a great reminder: we should never put all your marketing eggs, I mean, efforts into one basket.

Let’s talk about banner stands and backdrops. They are often overlooked as a lasting and cost-effective marketing…

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2016 Pantone Colors of the Year and Marketing

Rose Quartz and Serenity… the latest in the Yankee Candle Collection? Nope. They are the 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year and they can influence fashion trends you see at the mall to creating a warm apartment environment. It was the first time in fifteen years that Pantone picked two…

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Finding Your Way

Wayfinding Graphics Behind the Scenes

When a project starts with helping people find their way, you know it’s meant to be.

Hospitals can have more corridors than a castle.  Staff passageways blend into a maze of mechanical rooms, hallways and doors. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago…

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A Call to Contacts

Ever have one of those nights?  Wake up at 3:30 a.m., watch the ceiling fan spin and can’t fall back asleep.

To Do List Keeping You Up at Night?

That one idea (or thought) won’t let you conk back out. Meanwhile, a litter of items sit at the office on…

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