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A lot of advanced technology and professional expertise are required to produce the product you expect. And that’s particularly true when you desire an archival-quality canvas print. At Creative Printing, we start and finish your canvas here in the print shop to ensure the highest quality.

However, before we get into the critical details, you should know that all of the products we use on our canvas prints meet the archival standards set by the Fine Art Trade Guild. Now, here is how we assure a product you’re pleased with.

First, to produce your canvas print with ultra-high-quality imaging, we use a state-of-the-art wide format printer.

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All year round but often during the holiday season people come in to our Print Shop here in Panama City, Florida looking for a way to personalize gifts for friends, family and coworkers. Today we look at Two ways to have a Creative Christmas!

“The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Custom Canvas Prints

Custom printed artwork? Yes. This is a gift for any age. The possibilities are endless!

Here are a few of the canvas ideas we have seen:Custom Canvas Prints - Holiday Gift Ideas - Creative Printing - Panama City, Florida

  1. Ancestral photos – Grandparents, great grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles. Do you have a picture of your grandmother in front of her old home or classic car?
  2. Family photos – Whether it is the whole family or just printing portraits of babies and children this is a great gift option.
  3. Landscapes – Sunsets, lakes, mountains, forests, birds, sea life and more!  These are popular prints.
  4. Community – Do you have pictures of Downtown Panama City? How about the beach before the condos? People choose to print these images as well as older homesteads, schools, churches and communities.
  5. Artwork – have an artist in the family? Let’s print their creations!

Remember, we can print any high quality image on canvas prints. So if you have a niece who loves butterflies … let’s print a canvas with butterflies! What about the grandson who loves tractors?  Yep we can print him with his favorite big green tractor.

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Life on the Gulf Coast is beautiful!   A local carpentry company is a great resource to keep your home maintained and beautiful!  In need of home repairs? Home remodel? Maybe just in need of a trusted company to perform home maintenance on your vacation home? Young Carpentry & Home Maintenance is for you. They have been proudly serving 30A and surrounding areas since 2006 and look forward to meeting new home owners. 

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They offer a wide variety of services:

  • Home Cleaning Services
  • Kitchen/Bathroom Remodels
  • Home Watches
  • Hurricane Preparedness Deployments
  • And many more

 

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Corporate Gift Ideas - USB - Creative Printing of Bay County - Panama City, FLChristmas is 7 weeks away! This year is definitely flying by. Are you looking for Christmas gifts for your employees? Promotional items always make great gifts, and they help get your logo and brand out there. We want to share several Christmas gift ideas in which are unique, but you can also incorporate your logo, company name, etc.

When you are ready to Get Creative, come on by our print shop and we can help you. Our friendly staff is always ready to help you get the most “bang for your buck.” Don’t procrastinate any longer, because Christmas will be here before you know it. Happy Shopping!

 

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Have you heard about the new local business “A Taste of Panama City Food Tours?” Now you can receive a guided tour of historic downtown Panama City or take a stroll down Beck Avenue in St. Andrews, exploring and learning all about the history of several of the finest historic restaurants.  While on either tour you are treated to many culinary delights and learning local history. This is a fantastic way to give back to the local community as well as enjoy some unique family time.

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Fall is just around the corner and many “brides to be” are busy preparing for the wedding of their dreams. Sometimes wedding themes and color schemes are hard to choose from, that is why Creative Printing of Bay County would like to help. Here we will share several new fall wedding trends and colors.

Pantone has recently shared their new fall colors and they would make wonderful wedding themes. What do you think? Our favorite is Emerald.

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Are you in need of banners for an upcoming event? Do you want to catch the attention of those passing by? Creative Printing has you covered! We offer a wide variety of banners for any occasion and the best part is, we offer custom design. Banners are perfect for advertising or announcing events.

 

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Summer is in full swing here at Creative and we wanted to provide you a chance to win a canvas print. That’s right, follow the steps below to enter the contest for a Canvas Print, up to $75.00 value!
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This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to Creative Printing of Bay County and not to Facebook. The information you provide will be used in order for you to receive Creative Printing of Bay County’s emails related to the contest and our once a month eNewsletter. Unsubscribe at any time.

When we hit the 350 Facebook fans milestone Creative Printing will conduct a random drawing to determine the winner of the canvas. The winner will be notified via the provided email address. The winner will be announced via our blog to publish to social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, etc. The winner will receive a gift certificate valued at $75.00 to go towards a canvas of their choice. The winner may provide any image or art that has no copyright, any current professional photographs will need a print release from the photographer to reproduce. Creative Printing reserves the right to determine if the image is suitable for reproduction on canvas print. Creative Printing also reserves the right to use Images or content about the winner and the canvas as marketing material. The issued gift certificate expires 90 days from the day of the drawing.

 

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Update:

Click here to find out who is the Winner of the Summer Canvas Contest.

 

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Summer is finally here! Do you have your promotional items ready to hand out? If not, now is a great time to get your name/brand out into the public. With vacationers here on Panama City Beach, you can hand out promo items big or small quite easily.

Here are several unique promotional items that can help you get your name out into the community.

1. Beach Spike Cup Holders

  • Whether you’re headed to the world’s most beautiful beaches (Panama City Beach)  or any beach for that matter, these spike cup holders will come in quite handy. Simply lay out your blanket and stick your cup holder in the sand. That’s it, no more sandy cups, cans or sunscreen for that matter! Have your logo and contact information printed on the side and these unique promo items are ready to hand out.

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Did you know that font actually has a psychology of its own? When working on a project, whether it is for the web or print, the fonts need to be legible. Some fonts tend to be more legible on the web rather than printed, therefore it is important for designers and local print shops to know which font is best.

For instance, Verdana is a clean font used more for conferences or seminars, where Eurostyle is more fashionable and used for private events. Remember, fonts have a psychological side and should be chosen carefully and wisely.

When preparing for your next event contact us here at Creative Printing and we will gladly assist you. Our designers will work closely with you to ensure you have the right font.

Below is a graphic to help you decide which font to use for your website or event and why.

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Do you have a special little one having a birthday soon? Are you having trouble deciding what kind of birthday party theme to help make the day “extra” special? You’re in luck, over the next couple of months we are going to share several creative, fun birthday party themes. Here at Creative Printing we just LOVE getting creative. This month we are sharing 2 birthday party themes one of our wonderful team members has used. These are just adorable!

Remember here at Creative we offer custom birthday party invitations, posters and banners that can be designed to match any theme. Give us a call or stop by and our friendly team will gladly help you get started. Don’t you feel like getting creative?  

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Who doesn’t just adore this sweet story? This theme is a great way to incorporate reading and bring the story to life! For an added touch serve food from the story.

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Recently we had to honor of printing a couple posters for Master Sergeant (MSgt) Aguilera’s  room dedication at Tyndall Air Force Base  Panama City, Florida.  MSgt Aguilera is “amazed” to have this room dedicated to him.

Creative Printing of Bay County worked with Mr. Wolf to help finalize and print this project. Mr. Scott Wolf owner of Wolf Designs, designed the posters and did a magnificent job.

We want to wish you all a Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all the military, past, present and future that have served to protect the United States of America.

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Do you recognize Apple, Nike, Pepsi, and McDonalds logos every time you see them? Why is that? A lot of time and work are put into the logo design process to get it just right so it makes a big impact on consumers. Logos need to be distinctive and stand out among the others. Branding your company begins with the development of your company logo.

So what goes into the Logo Design Process? Below the process is explained and you can visually see how much work it takes to get the logo desired for your business. From client meetings, to sketches, editing and digital design, this is a tedious process.

Here at Creative Printing our graphic designers work closely with you to get the logo that you envisioned and help your brand stand out. Call or stop by to get started and we will gladly assist you throughout the entire process. Remember, here at Creative, we are a one stop shop, for all of your printing needs.

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Spring is in the air and there are babies everywhere! Do you have a friend or family member expecting a sweet bundle of joy? If so, you are going to need invitations for their shower. Have you thought about what type of shower to throw or has “mommy to be” mentioned what she would like? Here at Creative Printing our graphic designers will create a custom designed baby shower invitation to correspond with any theme. No theme yet? We also have samples ready for you to choose from.

Take a look at some of our newest designs.

 

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A+ Smiles,a Pediatric Dental Office in Panama City is now open! Dr. Eric Berry and Dr. Matthew Ticola are experts in their field of dentistry and look forward to serving the dental needs of children in our area.

From logo design, business stationary, office décor, signage, door vinyl, outdoor signs and everything in between .... A+ Smiles chose to Get Creative! They are a great example of how to utilize our graphic designer and printing services to create and keep a professional consistent image. Large format prints make great décor and can be mounted to either black or white foam board or printed on canvas to give your office a new look. Use large format prints as an easy way to display your logo at the office!

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Our Print Shop in Panama City, Florida sees a lot of customers, many of which do not know or understand the difference between digital and offset printing. We want to share the difference and help you better understand so that you can decide along with your local print shop which is best for your print project.

Digital Printing – Is a toner based printing method using high-speed copiers. Copied Type Printing has had some major advancement since it was introduced in the early 80’s. The image quality from our modern machines is as good as offset printing.

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Graphic Design is everywhere! We see it on street signs, billboards, television, online, in restaurant menus, business cards, books, and many other places. Graphic design combines text and images in a creative manner in order to reach a particular audience visually. They make things “look pretty” in order to grab the target audiences’ attention.

A logo is not just something that is visually appealing it is creating a brand and communicating what a company is/does without much needed explanation. The first stages do not involve much designing at all, but more so research.

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Wedding Season is quickly approaching and "many brides to be" are busy planning the wedding of their dreams. At Creative Printing, our designers stay on top of the latest design and color trends so we can create your custom designed wedding invitations and RSVP cards. With all of our designs you can change anything from colors to fonts, or we can create a unique design to meet your theme and budget. The possibilities are truly endless! Why worry about going through store after store to find a wedding invitation you “might” like, when you can have them designed to match your wedding perfectly!

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By the Sea

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Arranging a funeral or a memorial service for a loved one can be an emotional and overwhelming task. There are so many details to consider before your final goodbyes. Here at Creative Printing we can help ease this difficult time by helping you create programs, large prints or collages, book marks, prayer cards or any other mementoes can be personalized to remember your loved one. You can choose to turn this time into a celebration of life and recall all the good times through the use of these keepsakes that will honour the memory of your loved one.

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Several months ago, we shared a 2 part series regarding How Color Makes You Feel. Now we would like to share what brand colors say about your business. As we all know branding is crucial for your business and how customers/clients recognize you.  Did you know that color is the most noticed and remembered part of your business? It is important to have a matching color scheme across the board, from your logo, website, business cards and more.  Here at Creative Printing we have a wonderful graphics department that will help you develop your brand and have a matching scheme from online to print. Contact us for more information. Feel free to comment below to share how your brand color has helped your business.

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Creative Printing is celebrating a special birthday this month. We would like to wish Stephen (aka Papa), owner of Creative, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Did you know that 75 million Americans believe having pets in the workplace makes people happier?  Have you ever been to an office or work environment that allowed pets? Here at Creative Printing we have two very special print shop pups, Pepper and Polly Ruff. Have you met them yet?

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Our print shop pups were born in December 2009 and have been joining their proud parents, Steve and Sheila Ruff, for the past 3 years. These two cuddly and spoiled dachshunds are often found curled up in Steve’s lap while he is working at his desk or waddling around the shop looking for friends with food.  Our customers sure love to see our furry friends and they have truly become a part of the Creative Team.

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Purrina is an advocate of pets at work. They created a video to share how their employees feel about bringing their dogs to the office.  Want to learn more about bring animals to work? Here are some tips for preparing your workplace for pets. We invite you to share your pet story with us and the next time you are at Creative Printing of Bay County say hi to Pepper and Polly.

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VIVO Spa Salon is located in Rosemary Beach, Florida. They are a great example of a customer creating their own artwork and then having us print it for them.

Hi guys,

     " I got your message, thanks for knocking out the menus for me so quickly. That’s why you guys are the best!! I would love it if you could mail them to me."

 

Thanks!

Michael J.

 

 

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As you can see, it is fine to create your own artwork and send it in to be printed here at Creative Printing of Bay County. It is important to make sure the files are set up properly and then there is little design expense, if any. If you have any artwork you would like printed, feel free to contact us and our friendly staff will assist you.   

 

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Graphic designers create visual materials that effectively communicate information for advertising, publications, movies, posters, signs, websites and many more. They use a creative process that combines art and technology to efficiently communicate ideas. The designer works with a variety of communication tools in order to express a message from a client to a particular audience.

In today’s technology driven world, a Graphic Designer is a “must have” for a business. Most people do not use the phone book to look up your number or address anymore. They go straight to Google via their phone, tablet or computer. Graphic designers help your brand stand out; whether it is on paper or online.

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Have you visited our NEW website? Creative Printing of Bay County is very excited about the new website and would love to hear your thoughts! In 2012 we celebrated 30 years of business. We are proud to be a part of the Panama City community for so many years and look forward to many years to come.

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Creative Printing of Bay County - Panama City, Florida - Merry Christmas

 

To our friends and customers,

Warm wishes for a Joy-filled Christmas Season and a Peaceful and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas from our fantastic team at Creative Printing!

 

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We are looking forward to 2013 and getting CREATIVE!
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As we all know, our first impression are often the last impression. This is why it is extremely important to have a professional, yet creative letterhead that will make a huge impact. Letterheads and envelopes are important for sending letters, invoices, receipts, and much more. These are essentials for any business, no matter the size. You want to make sure that your stationary matches and are of professional quality.

So what do you include on your letterhead and envelopes?

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Receiving mail, that is not a bill, is always exciting! Why not bring a smile to your family, friends, and co-workers faces by sending them custom Christmas cards? It’s not too late to get them out before Christmas.

Take a look at these custom samples to get your creative juices flowing!

 

 

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Tis the season to be jolly…!  Christmas is right around the corner. Have you started shopping yet? If not, we have 10 ideas to help you get started. All the items below are customizable and that makes them extra special.

1.     Custom Calendars

Christmas is the perfect time to give the gift of custom calendars. The New Year is coming and everyone is going to need a new calendar. Why not spend the time selecting pictures for each month? This makes the calendar extra special. You can also include birthdays and special days to remember on each calendar you have printed. Don’t forget you can add your business information as well as friends and family.

 

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Previously in our series we introduced you to several promotional items for medical professionals. Now we look forward to sharing with you several promo items for the construction industry. By giving people items with your name on them, you are giving them a lasting reminder of your construction company.

     1.    Tape Measure

  • We all know that when working in the construction industry, tape measures are a must. Why not have your logo printed and pass them out at events or at the job site? This is a great way to get your name out in the community. 
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Creative Printing of Bay County How to Make Your Resume stand out
Are you trying to get a job and not having much luck? Is your resume the traditional, template version? In today’s economy there are so many people applying for jobs, you need to make your resume stand out from the crowd. It’s time to get creative with your resume. You only have a few seconds to grab your possible employer’s attention, so make them count! 

Take a look at the tips below to make sure your resume stands out!

  •  It is best to have a 1 page resume, but if you do have 2, make sure the 2nd page is full.   
  • Focus on key accomplishments

                   o   Keep accomplishments to the last 5 years

                   o   Simply saying, “You can count on me to get things done” will stand out

                    o   Add descriptive words to the title – Instead of writing “Content Writer” write “Content Writer with 5 Years’ Experience” or "Production Assistant" vs. "Production Assistant for Video Editing"
 
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Panama City's Local Print Shop is excited to introduce you to our new series, Promotional Items for Your Industry. That’s right; each industry needs and uses different advertising products to get their name out there and promote new business.As you may know, here at Creative Printing of Bay County we offer a wide variety of promotional items to meet every need. When considering promotional items it is important to include your business logo. People may not remember the name of your business, but they sure will remember what your logo looks like. Also include your business name and contact information. 

This month we are going to take a look into 10 promotional items for the Medical Profession.

     1.    Bandage dispensers

  • These are great to give out when you are at a health expo or to have in the waiting room of your office. Patients are always in need of Band-Aids,   especially if they have children.image
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Wow! 2012 has flown by! Can you believe it is time to start preparing for 2013? Now is a great time to start thinking about calendars for next year. Custom calendars are designed specifically to meet your needs and are affordable. 

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Are you trying to decide on a design for your business cards? You want a design that is unique and will stand out to your customers or clients. You always want a design that will leave a lasting impression so that potential customers/clients will remember your business when the need for your services arise.

Check out these awesome ideas!

 

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Shape and size will help your card stand out in the pile. So think about veering away from the traditional shape and size of your business cards and see what happens.
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USB business cards! Now that is amazing!
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Die cut business cards are a great way for your card not to be stuffed into a drawer and forgotten.
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Business cards are your number one marketing tool and one of the easiest to use. It is to your benefit to work with a professional printing company that can design what you are envisioning. Creative Printing’s design team can help you leave a Creative, yet lasting impression with custom designed business cards. Come on in today and get started!  
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We all have thought about writing a book at some point or another. Whether it is a biography, novel, children’s book, the thought has crossed your mind at least once.  Creative Printing of Bay County will publish your books for you. We can even create designs for your book. Below are some book ideas to help you get started.  
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Books Printed at Creative

  

Children’s Books   

  • Moral Lessons
  • Introduction Stories
  • Travel and Adventure Stories
  • Personal Experiences
  • A Child’s Perspective
  • Fantasy
  • Animals
  • Rewriting
  • Fiction/Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Picture Books
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More examples of books we have printed for customers

    


Biographies

  • Biography
  • Autobiography
  • Memoir
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More examples of what we can do


 

    

Educational

  • History
  • Math
  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Technology

  

Mystery

Travel and Adventure 

   Romance Novel 

 Cook Books 

 Dance books

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Dance books we have designed and printed
 
Creative Printing offers Self-publishing for individuals or businesses that want to publish their own book. Self-publishing is where an author pays for their own editing, formatting, or cover design of their work, the printing process, distribution and marketing. We will gladly design the cover for your book and inside images as well. If you use a publishing company we can design the graphics for your book and send them to your via email or straight to the publishing company.  Come on in and let us help you get started writing that book you have always dreamed of writing! 
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So the love of your life has finally popped the question! You’re both thrilled to actually tie the knot. What do you do next? 
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Of course you tell everyone! Then set a date and now it’s time to start planning. In the midst of preparation there is one important item you need to remember, your wedding invitations. Your wedding invitations are a very important part of planning your wedding. They are often the first contact made between the bride, groom and their guests. It is important to make sure all the necessary items are included on your invitations.


Take a look at 6 things NOT to forget on your wedding invitations.

1)    Name of Bride & Groom 

    This may not be forgotten very often, but we wanted to make sure you don’t forget to proudly announce who the special couple is that is getting married!


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2)    Day & Date

 Believe it or not people have forgotten to include this on their invitations before. You get so busy and overlook the important details. Guest need to know when   the wedding is being held. If you forget this important detail; you spent all that money on invitations only to have people calling for the information. If you have a good printer, they will catch this critical detail. 
 
 
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3)    Time

Yes, the time of the wedding is very important. You want your guests to all be there promptly, right?  Of course, the bride can be a little late, that always helps spice things up a little.

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4)    Location

Oh, the location is very critical. Guests need to know where you will be having this special occasion. Be sure the address in included. Directions or a small map can even be inserted with the invitation if you feel it is necessary. In today’s technological world many guests will have a GPS, but several may not.

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5)    Reception

You can’t forget the information about the reception! This is the FUN part! Include details if it is at a different location than the ceremony or at a later time. Basically this would be the location, time and directions to the reception site. This information doesn’t necessarily have to all be on the invitation; it can be inserted into the envelope separately. We do suggest that you do include that there will be a reception to follow on the wedding invitation though.

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6.    Forgetting to Include RSVP Date


Your invitations or response cards should clearly state the deadline for a response from your guests.This date is usually two to three weeks ahead of the wedding. Most people will respond by this time.
But what if you forgot to put the RSVP date on the invitation or response card? Don't worry. Many invited guests will automatically send you their response. For those who have not responded, it is perfectly fine to call them and ask for a response to your wedding invitation.

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As you can see, there are really only 6 basic important things to remember to include on your wedding invitations. Here at Creative Printing, we offer CUSTOM wedding invitations. That means, we will design them the way you want! Creative is a one stop shop, so if you’re needing RSVP cards, printed napkins, wine glasses or other items for your wedding we can help you out. Come on in today and let us help you CREATE the WEDDING of your DREAMS!
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When it is time to make a purchase or use a service, do you shop local? Are you familiar with the importance of supporting local businesses? Many people are under-informed about the important values that local businesses provide for you as an individual as well as for the community. 
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Although it is our recommendation to seek a professional graphic artist like ours here at Creative Printing we understand the desire to save money on set-up cost. Below you will find some tips to help you insure your files are production ready.

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Are you looking for a banner to promote your business or event? Here at Creative Printing of Bay County we have a NEW Wide Format Printer that can print banners up to 3 feet wide by 12 feet long. We offer a variety of banners sure to meet your needs. From your standard hanging banner complete with grommets to retractable banners perfect for carrying to events. Our banners are weather resistant and can be used both indoors or out! Need your banner in a hurry? No problem, We offer quick turnarounds!

Most of our banners are printed right here in the shop using high quality 15mil scrim vinyl. We use the highest quality inks and check to make sure your images are of the highest quality before we print. If something is wrong, we will let you know right away!

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Ever wonder what you should do with particular objects around your office, your home or (if you’re a teacher) in the classroom? We have all these wonderful items that we want to last for a while and not get wet or ripped. To help preserve and protect your valuable objects or projects, why not have them laminated?

Laminating Ideas:

Business

 1.  Business cards

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Creative Printing of Bay County - how color makes you feelDo you ever wonder why you feel calmer in a brown room? On a cloudy, rainy day, do you want to wear comfortable pants and a sweatshirt? Gloomy days tend to make us want to lie around and not be motivated. Could this be due to the color?
 
As we previously discussed there is psychology behind color and how it makes you feel. Let’s take a look at a variety of different colors and find out how they make you feel.
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Panhandle Pediatric Dentistry is a locally owned pediatric dentist office that specializes in treating young children and adolescents. Dr. Eric Berry and his wife Creative Printing of Bay County - testimonial - Dr. BerryTricia opened the practice a little over 3 years ago here is Panama City, Florida.  They chose Panama City due to being near the coast and close to family. Dr. Berry was inspired to open his own business due to his love for children.
 
Panhandle Pediatric Dentistry was in need of a logo when they opened. They began working with Creative Printing after interviewing 2 other shops. Creative stood out due to how personable they are and how easy they are to work with. Mrs. Tricia states, “I like their style of approach and excitement about helping getting our company going.”
 
Dr. Berry and Mrs. Tricia love their logo! Mrs. Tricia states, “It was difficult to design a shark that didn’t look mean.” “Creative continued to redesign the shark until it looked friendly and was exactly what we wanted.”
 

 

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You often have only one chance to make an impression on a person. Prospective customers will form their opinion of a business in seconds. Your logo is extremely influential; due to it is often the first thing a customer will see. When a customer becomes familiar with your business, the logo is what is associated with the company name. This is why it is important to spend a substantial amount of time when designing or choosing your logo.

1.) Get Creative

  • The more unique your logo is the more people will most likely remember your business or brand.
  • You want to leave a lasting impression. A well designed logo will do just that.

2.) Negative Space

3.) Logo Brand

  • It is important to remember that your logo should express your brand.
  • This can be demonstrated through fonts, colors, and graphics.


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Logos are a crucial part to your businesses brand! At Creative Printing our design team will work with you to get the design you have imagined. Come on in and let’s get Creative!

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Did you know that Creative Printing will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year?
 
We are proud to have been part of the Panama City Community for so long. Over the years we have grown and changed to better serve the print needs of our customers.
 

Look at how much our building has changed since we purchased it in 1999!

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We are looking forward to celebrating our anniversary with an Open House Celebration later in the year!  Stay tuned for details at our office, on our blog, our Facebook page, Twitter page or sign up for our monthly eNewsletter.
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Its spring and many of you are thinking about that perfect spring or summer wedding. Did you know that June is the most popular month to get married, followed by August, September and October? The average number of wedding guests is 178. Whether you’re planning a small or large wedding, now is the time to begin thinking about getting Creative with custom wedding invitations.
 
Remember, custom designs are limitless!  Whether you decide to go black & white, 1 color, 2 color, 3 color, or full color, we can help design exactly what you are looking for. 

Below are only a few of our New Custom Designs.


 
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Are you ready to meet another member of the "Get Creative" Team?  We hope you are enjoying our Staff Bio series. In December we introduced you to Steve and Sheila Ruff, owners of Creative Printing of Bay County. We have so many wonderfully talented people on our team and we want you to get to know a little about them all.

This month we introduce you to Sandi Sciolino. Sandi has been with us now just over a year. She takes on many roles here at Creative Printing. Her primary roles are invoicing and proofing, however she often works in customer service. She is a cherished member of our team where every role is very important in getting your print jobs completed by our deadlines.
 
 
 
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Did you know that here at Creative Printing we offer Mailing Services? That’s right, if you need to mail mass quantities of presorted mail that is at least 150 pieces or more, we can mail it for you. For instance, NAJU Boarding & Grooming has 7,000 post cards printed; labels added and mailed every month. In return they are getting an average of 200 new customers per month.  We take care of everything so they have more time to do what they love, spend with the pets at their facility.
 
Now let us explain what is meant by Presorted Standard Mail.

Presorted Standard Mail typically includes sales flyers, form letters, or other printed pieces that are identical in content. Each piece must weigh less than one pound. Presorted Standard Mail refers to mailing at least 150-200 addressed pieces (or 50 pounds) of mail sorted and arranged according to postal standards. Presorted standard Mail is a job-sharing program; Creative Printing and the Postal Service share the work of processing the mail. When businesses do some of the preparation and organization, it saves the Postal Service time and money. They pass these savings on to the business through postage discounts. Due to it being geared toward business mail, Standard Mail rates do not apply to correspondence such as personal letters and these other types of mail.

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But is direct mail marketing effective for your business? According to DMA (Direct Mail Association) statistics, "15% of all consumers receiving at least a catalog and 12% receiving at least a letter, postcard and/or flyer from a company made a purchase on a company's website." NAJU, along with many of our other clients have seen great success come from using mailing services to market their business.
 
So if you’re thinking about marketing your business with direct mail and printing and mailing large quantities, but don’t want to have to worry about stuffing your envelopes or pay full price for stamps, come on into Creative and let us take care of it for you. We are a One Stop Shop and We Understand Budgets and Deadlines.
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Have you seen the NAJU Boarding & Grooming Shuttle around town?
 
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If so, you have probably been curious and want to know more. NAJU is a local business that is family owned and operated. This thriving business was originally started on the property of Biff Hunt’s parents in the 60’s and 70’s where they were breeding American Foxhounds and show dogs. The property was an old dairy farm which still had the runs and covered facilities out back. This was used for the dogs. People loved their setup and how clean and consistent the facility was. This then led to the conversion to a public facility in 1975.
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Do you ever wonder what type of paper you should use for your CREATIVE PRINT PROJECTS? Often people do not realize how many choices they have available. Then when it is time to choose, the many varieties of paper can be overwhelming. What color? What finish? What style? Paper selection can make a huge impact on your print project whether it is for yourself, your family, or your business.
 
 
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Whether you are a business professionals or an individual, we have all had to make copies at some point or another, but have you ever thought about the wear and tear on your printer? If you are coping large quantities in house, then it typically more cost effective to go to your local print shop. It’s important to take into consideration employee time, the amount of toner/ink you’re using, and paper. Many businesses don’t realize how the cost adds up over time when coping in house.

So what kinds of copies are people making these days? Let’s take a look.

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At some time or another many of us have used signs. We see them all over the place, from yard sales, to baby showers, political signs and even for real estate. There are so many uses for yard signs such as, parties, now hiring, now enrolling, sales, special events, schools and sports. The choices are endless. Yard signs are a great way to grab people's attention and it’s important to learn how to use them in your business. 

Do you ever wonder why you should use yard signs? Where they should be placed to grab attention? How about what information to include?

We want to provide you with some tips to make the most of your Yard Signs.

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Do you ever look at a sign going down the road and think, “That is too much”? The key to designing signs, business cards, etc. is to make them stand out and not look too busy.

The less you use in designing the better. You want people to read your signs and cards.
 
Let's take a look at some Tips to show how less is more in Graphic Design.
 
  1. Often people think that every area of white space has to be filled. This is not the case. White space is okay!
  2. Don’t use too many effects. This will take away from the message you are trying to give.
  3. Avoid using more than 3 fonts per design. This will make your design look unprofessional and busy.
  4. Don’t choose a font just because you think it is cool. Be sure it goes with the theme and is the right height so that it is visible.

     

    Letter Height Visibility Chart

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  5. Avoid using too much information. If there is too much, potential customers will skip it all together. The less that is on your card or sign the more it attracts attention to your main points.
  6. When using graphics or pictures, make sure they look professional and only use one or two. Too many will make your design too busy.
  7. It’s important to have a focal point, something that draws your eye and then everything should flow out from there. You want your eyes to move to all parts of your design.
  8. When aligning your text, don’t feel like it has to be centered. Left or right justified looks more professional.
  9. Remember when choosing your colors, that different colors affect the way you feel.
  10. The best way to ensure that your text will be clear at a long distance is to use a high contrast color, such as White on Black.  Blue on Green is more difficult to see from a distance.

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     11.   When choosing colors for your company logo or any design project, it's important to look at the color wheel. You don't want to choose colors that are beside each other. Choose colors that are across from one another, so that they stand out and better.


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     12.    One more important tip to remember is to trust your graphic designer! Their skills and experience will bring your images to reality. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
 
As you see there are many factors to consider when designing your company logo, business cards, signs and more.
 
At Creative Printing our friendly design team is here to help you! So when you’re ready to begin your design, come on in and let us help you Get Creative.

 

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Creative Printing of Bay County is very excited to introduce to you ... our new Canon ImagePROGRAF Printer! We can print banners, signs, posters, art prints, and canvas prints. Affordable banners from 44" by up to almost 100ft. Professional quality, high prints at any size from your local print shop.

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These posters, banners and signs can be printed on a variety of media types including gloss, matte, satin, canvas, banner material, art paper and more. We also have the ability to laminate or mount posters up to 24" x 36".

Our banners are flexible, easy to hang and extremely versatile. If you want to transfer your banner to another location, simply roll it up.

Want to make the best use of your banners? Here's how ...

Tip 1: Grab Attention

  • Through the use of graphics, color and layout you will have an eye-catching banner of your dreams. Use bold graphics or photos and bright colors to make your banner stand out.
  • It's important to ask for design help. Professionals can design your banner, turning your visions into reality.
  • Show your personality!

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Tip 2: Keep it Simple

  • Determine your banners purpose, and then have a focal point.
  • Remember to use less text, fewer colors, and one main graphic. Too much information will confuse your customers and they won't remember the important information.
  • Don't forget to include contact information. Let the colors and graphics do the rest!

Tip 3: Location. Location. Location.

  • Your banners, posters, and signs are versatile and can be displayed inside or outside.</>
  • Want to refresh your office? Use banner to easily change up your wall décor. Now that's an easy way to have a fresh new look!
  • When flagging down traffic, it's important to have a large banner, 10-12 ft. from the ground.
  • Banners are a great way to get your customers attention! For pedestrian traffic display banners near eye level.
  • Be sure your banner is not obstructed; no one will take time to read it.
  • Remember, design and location of your banner will affect your sales when it comes to impulse shoppers. Approximately half of all sales are from impulse shoppers.

Tip 4: Advertise seasonal specials and set the mood

  • Banners, posters, signs and art prints are an inexpensive way to advertise seasonal specials, events, new products, and more.
  • Whether you're getting ready for a celebration or advertising a huge sale, the mood of your banner tells all.
  • Easily change the design of a room with creative signs, posters and banners for showers, birthdays, holiday parties ...

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Regardless of your needs, we are here to help you!  Remember, at Creative Printing, "We Understand Budgets and Deadlines!"  Our fast turnarounds and our friendly staff will provide you with top quality printing services, turning dreams into reality!

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Ever wonder why you feel cheerful at Christmas? Could it be all the red and green lights?  Have you ever felt tired in a blue room or full of energy in a red room? Colors can change our mood, make us motivated or feel tired – – the colors that surround you may be the reason for your lack of productivity or lower creativity!  The human eye sees about 7,000,000 colors. That’s an incredible amount of color!

Artists and interior designers have long understood how color can intensely affect moods, feelings and emotions. According to about.com, color is a powerful communication tool and can be used to signal action, influence mood and cause physiological reactions. Certain colors can raise blood pressure, increase metabolism or cause eyestrain.

Let’s find out how different colors make you feel. 


Red

  • (Think passion) stimulates, arouses, increases awareness.
  • Elevates a room’s energy level. It’s a good choice when you want to stir up excitement.
  • Pumps the adrenaline.
  • Draws people together and stimulates conversation.
  • Love.
  • Has been shown to raise blood pressure, speed respiration and heart rate.
  • It is usually considered too stimulating for bedrooms or classrooms.
  • May trigger feelings of anger in some people.
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Company Newsletters are important to keep in touch and create loyal relationships with your customers. Plus, it’s a cost effective and simple way of marketing. You can’t beat that! 

What to include in your newsletter … a great, catchy name. To get your customers attention, focus on quality content. For instance, you want articles to be relevant and informative. Try not to focus solely on your business and sales goals. By this we mean, remember the 80/20 rule: 80% education and entertainment and 20% sales. Use your customers and include testimonials. Including a call to action is important.  So remember to link to your website and social media sites! Don't forget your contact information like your address, phone number and website. Believe it or not, many businesses often leave their contact information out.

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If there's one thing we know how to do at Creative Printing (besides, you know, creative printing), it's get down and spooky for Halloween! For years, we've been dressing up as our favorite monsters and villains, ghosts and ghouls, and just having fun.

We wish you a safe and happy Halloween this year and invite you to take a sneak peak at some of our favorite Halloween photos from over the years!

 

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Is there a high school senior in your life? 

Chances are, they've already been given information about ordering expensive graduation announcements through their school. They might have a few options to choose from but one thing is certain: those announcements will look an awful lot like the announcements all their classmates will be sending out.

Why not make your senior's graduation truly special and get them a completely custom graduation announcement that not only shares the news of their graduation, but also includes their photo?

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Creative Printing of Bay County - Panama City - Florida - Proof Print Jobs - ProofreadingYou've worked on a design with your graphic artist. You've decided whether your business cards should be matte or glossy. You've settled on the quantity of new brochures to order for your small business.
 
What's left?

Once the design and layout of your print job are finalized, you'll be asked to review a proof. A proof is a document or image that will show you exactly what your item will look like when it's printed. This is your last opportunity to change your mind about design elements and to check all the details to ensure there are no mistakes.
 
Here is what to look for when you review a printing proof:

  1. Check the colors. Make sure the colors you see are what you expected. Do the font and background colors coordinate with your company logo?
  2. Check the graphics. Make sure the correct, current version of your company logo is being used. If you've been thinking about redesigning your logo, consider doing that before ordering new print supplies that will soon be outdated.
  3. Check the text--including phone numbers and addresses. Your print professionals can help with colors and graphics, but they might not realize that your office phone number ends in 2354 rather than 2345. Check and double-check these important details.
  4. Take a step back and review the overall print job. Is it generally pleasing to the eye, interesting, and easy to read? Remember, this is your last chance to make any changes, so if you have reservations, now is the time to speak up.
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What happens if there is an error or change needed on your printing proof?

Don't worry! We'll make the changes and create a new proof for your review. You'll have to sign off on all the changes and approve the proof before we proceed with the print job, giving you final control over what we print.

We understand budgets and deadlines. A careful review of your printing proof can save you both money and time, important resources for any small business.

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