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Meet Leigh our newest employee at Creative Printing! Leigh has been in the printing business for over 20 years, since she was in high school! She says she has done it all from working in the dark room (back in the day), running the press, running score machine, cutters and everything in between!

Last Spring Leigh, her husband Butch and youngest daughter Alicia moved from Tennessee to Panama City. Leigh says her and her family really enjoy being in Northwest Florida and love spending time enjoying our beautiful beaches.

Leigh is a great addition to our Creative Printing team with her abundance of knowledge in the printing business. With her southern charm Leigh works as a customer service representative, she also run’s the mail room, as well as many other tasks around the shop. We are so happy she has become a part of our team and look forward to her future here.

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Spring is in the air and babies are everywhere! Whether you are planning a baby shower for a Mom-To-Be or announcing the birth of your own bundle, let us help you share this special moment with your family and friends. All of our baby shower invitations are custom designed just for you! And do not forget we don’t just print invitations; we can also help with banners, posters, labels, thank you cards, napkins, custom favors and much more!

 

Check Out Just a Few of Our Custom Baby Shower Invitations Designed This Spring

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Floral Girl - Spring Baby Shower Invitations - Creative Printing Of Bay County - Panama City, Florida

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Ordering Printing off the Internet - Nightmare - Creative Printing of Bay County - Panama CityWhile ordering off the internet can be convenient it can quickly turn into nightmare. When trying to save money, many companies are turning online for their printing needs only to find it can end up being a costly and frustrating decision. Businesses especially, should think twice before ordering their professional print material off the web. Just like your website, your print material is the face of your company and should be high quality and professional. Unlike a local print shop, online printers do not care about the individual client. They serve thousands of customers and gang print jobs together to save them money, sacrificing your job in the process. Many online companies (not just in the print industry) have offices in the US, but the actual printing or manufacturing is done overseas hurting the US economy.

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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.

 

Modern Baby Shower Invitations

Modern Baby Shower Invitations

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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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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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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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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:

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 1.  Business cards

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Summer is the top season for births in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control. In August 2010, 362,798 babies were born. That is a lot of babies!  
There is not a more precious moment than when your baby is born. You want to share this special moment with our family and friends. That’s why birth announcements are so wonderful!  You can choose your background, color, use pictures, choose the wording, and the perfect font to show off your little miracle.

Examples of Custom Creative Birth Announcements:

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At Creative Printing we offer Custom birth announcements! Let our design team help you share this special moment with your family and friends. Contact us today so we can help you spread the joy of your little one or little ones!
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Did you know that Creative Printing offers FREE Delivery Service? That’s right; they will deliver right to your office. Delivery is on a customer to customer basis; however they will try and deliver to anyone who requests.
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If you’re a business owner, you use some type of business form. Whether you have them printed or have a digital form in which you later print, they are a Creative Printing of Bay County - Custom formsnecessity when running an effective business.  Business forms are most often printed so that they can be handwritten and are usually in a set format. You can record almost every type of business information on these forms.

Each business is different and does not need the same type of forms. This is why Creative Printing offers, fully Customizable Forms to meet individual business needs. Let us share with you some of the types of Custom Forms we design and print.

Non Carbon Required (NCR) Forms – are forms that were developed to eliminate the problems associated with using carbon paper. These forms are great for office or commercial documents that come in multiple copies without the use of any electronics. Each copy in the NCR forms are coated with special dye and reactive clay that are sensitive to pressure.

 
 
 
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Did you know that May is MADE IN AMERICA month? Let’s join together and help build our economy! By purchasing made in the USA products and shopping local we are supporting our COUNTRY and our COMMUNITY!
 
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Downtown Panama City has many locally owned shops. Come on down and visit Creative Printing and all the local stores this month!
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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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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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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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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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It's been a busy summer around the office at Creative Printing. Of course, we've been busy printing your business cards, letterhead, postcards and party invitations, but there's more! We've been busy implementing a ton of exciting new equipment with the help of our technology partner Garner IT Consulting. We're so excited about it that we couldn't wait any longer to share the changes with you! 
 
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Custom party invitations are growing in popularity and they're a great, easy way to add personal touches to your special event or celebration.
 
It's no mystery that a lot of folks are scheduling special events later this year on a noteworthy date. November 11, 2011 -- aka 11/11/11 -- will be a memorable day for many. If you're planning an 11/11/11 event, now's the time to start thinking about making your event even more special with custom invitations.
 
No matter when your event date lands on the calendar, you don't have to be a design whiz to get custom invitations, or even know exactly what you want. We can build custom invitations around your event's theme and help you choose a design that represents you. We know what questions to ask, and we understand how to listen to your answers, work with your goals and budget, and develop a solution that meets all your needs.
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In our first blog post (of many!), we didn't want to start off with the same old boring marketing lingo. We're not here to toot our own horn, push our services on you or anything like that.
 
We just want to get to know our neighbors.
 
We're also ridiculously excited to start this blog and to get connected with more of you in internet-land. As a matter of introduction, we thought we'd invite you to take a stroll through our print production facility. We're located in Bay County, Florida, and we love working on print jobs for small businesses as well as individuals.
 
Come on in!
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