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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.

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Name Dropped a Top Shop

Welcome to another edition of From The Flatbed, your condensed version of what’s happening at Cushing.  We spotlight a couple of new projects, share developments and interesting tidbits from the shop. We hope your spring is off to a great start and the Cushing team is here to help with…

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Wrapping Up Your Marketing Efforts

Forgive me, but I am trying to put a positive spin on some negative press Chicago received last year.

No doubt Chicagoland roads are bumper-to-bumper with folks like you and me darting around the city, running errands and getting to work.

OK, waiting on the positive about this? Between Cook County, the City…

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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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Digital Versus Offset Printing a Friendly Main Event

Here’s a scenario. You need to mail out 5,000 postcards to your clients, alerting them to a new retail space available (Cushing provides a number of solutions for commercial real estate printing). You set up the file, draft an email to your local digital printer, and as you are about…

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Raising the Bar

A pinch of color.
Mix in matte paper.
Add a little gloss and fire up the flatbed.

No, this isn’t a new cooking show; just a recipe for great looking printed materials.  And at Protein Bar, printed collateral looks just as delicious as the entrée you order.

Menus on Display at Protein…

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Make Your Point

Chances are you have encountered, interacted with or noticed some form of point of purchase display out and about in Chicago – or really any region in the United States.

An amazing stat?  Over 70% of consumers decide to make a purchase AFTER arriving to a store.

Use POP to…

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