Friday, April 11, 2014

Take a peek into our GotPrint Texas Facility...

Check out our new video, featuring our Grapevine, Texas facility, narrated by our own general manager, Kevin Schrader. 

Just a hint - it features our new and very large press Heidelberg XL 145 (which has the ability to run the equivalent of two press sheets compared to other presses that are smaller format, while still running at 15,000 sheets per hour! 

From the large equipment to our fully staffed (and large) facility, Kevin really does say it best, "As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas, it's especially true with our Texas facility!"

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

From the Twitter Pool...

It's been go-go-go! at the GotPrint warehouses these past few months. Orders have been flying hot off the press, bundled and shipped right into our customers' camera-ready hands. Many of you have been kind enough to also share these photos with us on Twitter and Facebook, so we gathered together a few of our favorites tweets (and their corresponding pictures) from the past month to showcase them on our blog.

To start, check out this great greeting card design photographed by professional pet photographer Kat Ku, who really knows how to produce heart-melting shots of furry critters. Really, Kat said it best when she tweeted, "Images of my first #greetingcard #design. Who doesn't love receiving a card with a cute #doggy on front? @GotPrint

GotPrint birthday greeting cards


One can't help but notice the great detail in illustrator Laurie A. Conley's business card design. Laurie, who has been drawing since age 5 when her grandfather gifted her a set of Prismacolor colored pencils, says she mostly draws with pen and ink or pencil. Her beautiful illustrations are mostly lighthearted and drawn from a variety of inspirations, ranging from history to fantasy.

But what about the illustration on the card? Laurie explains, "The illustration on my card was inspired by the character of Marianne Dashwood from "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen. She's drawn with brown ink and your printing captured the color perfectly!"

GotPrint Laurie Conley vertical illustrated business cards


Bookmarks are a great way to market if you're a writer or editor - and it's something your fans and customers can use and reuse time and again! Just think of every time you've had to resort to placing a pen, phone or cracker to hold your place in a book, and you'll understand the importance of this marketing tool. 

Tom of TGH writing services makes use of his glossy, double-sided bookmarks with an image of book binds on one side, and all his contact information on the reverse side. The extra space on the bookmark allows him to get a few extra words in there to explain about his services, all while still maintaining a clutter-free design.


GotPrint double sided bookmarks on a book

Have your own product photo to share? Be sure to tweet it to us, post it on our facebook, or simply email us at blog@gotprint.net.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Every Door Direct Mail - The Most Affordable Way to Send Direct Mail

Since we announced that we offer EDDM postcards, we've had an abundance of enthusiasm from our customers. Many of you suggested new sizes we can offer, and overall, expressed a great deal of interest in this service. In fact, one of the most highly viewed pages on our blog is about the EDDM service.

Every Door Direct Mail postcards

And why shouldn't you be interested, considering how economical it is?

But let's backtrack here. In case you don't know what EDDM is, it's a cost-effective way to get your postcards out to an entire range of customers in a zip code. No mailing list required, and with postage being just a fraction of the cost of presort standard bulk mail, you save on postage. We mean save!

What's even better is you don't have to stick to any one size, as the postage will remain the same cost, regardless of the size you choose. With various postcard sizes to choose from, you can design your promotional piece with ease and flexibility. Yes, that's right, that means more space to advertise YOU.

Every Door Direct Mail EDDM postcards

Get Started


We know that meeting guidelines can be confusing and tricky, which is why we offer several downloadable EDDM postcard templates on our website for free. They come with instructions on them so you don't have to worry about following USPS' guidelines—just follow our templates and instructions. Simply design, submit, and before you know it, you'll be well on your way to increasing sales and generating customer interest, while saving on mailing costs.

To make the process easier, GotPrint now also offers a full EDDM service. We'll do all of the bundling, paperwork and we'll deliver your postcards to the Post Office, saving you time and hassle. Pay only 15.7 cents for postage, and don't worry about needing a postage permit either.


Here's how GotPrint's EDDM service works:

  1. Simply provide us with the zip codes and carrier routes you would like. You may use the USPS site's tool to find these routes.
  2. Then, give us a call at 1.877.922.7374 and choose option 3 to reach our direct marketing professionals who will create a unique direct marketing proposal for you.
  3. Download our EDDM Mailing templates, follow our design instructions, and submit your files to us.
  4. After print, we will generate the postage statement and facing slips, bundle your postcards and deliver to the local Post Office of the area you wish to target. Your postcards will be delivered to the targeted areas.
We're happy to inform you that in the near future, we will have more exciting news about EDDM, so stay tuned.

Find out more about our service here.