Thursday, January 29, 2015

Supporting LA2DC, in Recognition of Genocides

gen.o.cide
The deliberate killing of a group of
people, especially those of a particular
ethnic group or nation.

There are many meaningful, good causes to support, but genocide recognition is one that is on top of our list, a cause we believe in strongly. We've all read about genocide in history books and learned about them through documentaries, and know enough to know that it isn't just a piece of history, never to repeat itself. On the contrary, there are genocides that have not even been recognized as such by certain nations, and genocide has occurred even in the late 20th century, to the devastation of millions of people. Still, the devastation, consequences, and denial of such events affect countless individuals globally.

Which is why GotPrint is proud to announce that we are sponsoring LA2DC, a cross country marathon taking place in April. LA2DC, whose mantra is "stop genocides by recognizing other genocides," believes that the failure to recognize genocides has led and will lead to further atrocities committed against groups of people, under common guises that have been used such as war. Their plea, to all nations including the United States, is to unite to bring awareness and recognition to the atrocious events that have continued to affect so many people.


"We believe that an extraordinary and newsworthy event has the power to shake the world into awareness. In 2015 it will be the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, and yet genocides are still affecting countless lives and communities. Some massacres have gained worldwide notoriety but many have been swept aside leaving survivors to suffer in silence."
 -LA2DC

The LA2DC race will be a cross country cycling and running marathon that will kick off on April 24th, 2015 in Los Angeles, and end on May 7th, 2015 in Washington DC. 

Learn more about LA2DC on their website, where you can register to stay up-to-date on the latest news, or get involved in the race. You can also support their Facebook page and share your family's story.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Trifecta...It's Perfecta.

GotPrint Trifecta green business cards on the table
Business Cards designed by Kristen King

Ever since we announced our new paper, 24pt. Trifecta Green - Triple-Layered Ultimate, we've been able to see the various types of designs being printed on Trifecta bookmarks, postcards, and certainly, Trifecta business cards. From some really creative personal and company business cards, to seasonal cards, there's been a nice range of designs. Many of you have shared your enthusiasm for this new, thick stock, which is why we know it's been quite a hit with our customers.

GotPrint Trifecta triple-layered paper with green middle layerOf course, given the green middle layer, we've also noticed that many of the designs feature green logos and designs (such as the beautifully designed cards by Kristen King, above). It just makes for a perfectly matching piece, and an impressive promotional tool that is sure to start a conversation and perhaps initiate a blossoming relationship or network. But not to worry, if your business isn't very green, and you've already requested another middle color, we're adding it to our list of suggestions that we hope we can accommodate in the future.

Sometimes, we get caught up in thinking that we need to fit in with some sort of status quo to be taken seriously, especially for those in corporate environments. That a corporate environment doesn't have too much room for the out-of-ordinary or "standard" look. But that couldn't be further from the truth. Trifecta is truly a great choice for any business, and dare we say, it really is a bit of a venture outside the ordinary card.

It helps set you apart, so you're noticeable among all the other look-alike cards, and when it comes to that first impression (which is sometimes all you will get), you really need all the attention you can grab. We believe the quality and detail of your card can speak volumes about you and the type of work you do, so think about this: even when you don't want to speak for yourself, your card will.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Capture it on Camera: An Unboxing of Business Cards

We've all been there. Ordered a package, waited anxiously for it, and then it arrives at your doorstep, and you can't wait to tear open the package and share the contents with everyone else. With certain packages, you may not be as excited nor anxious (buying a part from amazon, anyone?), but we've noticed, our customers tend to get really excited.

Perhaps it's due to the fact that ordering a promotional tool like your very own business cards is really important. After all, it's one way you represent yourself to all of your new contacts, and you want that first impression to be just right.

But let's take a look at what Roberto unboxed, shall we?



Roberto further explained to us how important of a role business cards play for him and in marketing his business.

"As a Graphic Designer, it is extremely import to have strong marketing material to represent your own brand. When I need to rely on a printer and know that my work will come out exactly the way I designed and envisioned it, GotPrint is at the top of my list.

I have never been disappointed with the results or the turnaround time. Any clients that I send their way always thank me for it, and I can trust them to deliver the same level of customer service that I do."

GotPrint black and white graphic design business cards

Thank you Roberto, for sending us your video and sharing your thoughts with us. Do you have one of your own that you'd like to share? Comment below, or submit it to blog@gotprint.net.