custom printing los angelesIf you are a business owner operating in a cosmopolitan area like Los Angeles, you constantly need to be on your toes in order to stay one step ahead of the competition. Since your booklets, brochures, business cards, flyers, and other printed materials are among the first things that introduce your company to a prospective customer, custom printing in Los Angeles becomes a necessity.

Custom printing in Los Angeles allows you to stand out from the crowd and capture the attention of your targeted audience. A sleek business card can leave a good first impression. Outstanding envelopes, letterheads, and stationeries can give you an advertising advantage. Custom printing in Los Angeles is also geared towards creating [click to continue…]

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Green Tips from Eco-friendly Printing Los Angeles Companies

by Mel Rodriguez on February 27, 2012

print computer key stuart milesSo you want to have a batch of marketing materials printed but are concerned that the printer that you choose may not be implementing green printing practices. No worries, as there are a lot of printing Los Angeles companies that do their part in reducing waste and saving trees. You just have to exert some effort, as some printing companies do not break out the soy-based inks and recycled paper unless a customer asks. It’s up to you if you want to go for an all-out eco-friendly printing Los Angeles company or stick with your friendly neighborhood printer, never forgetting that you have to specifically request soy-based or vegetable-based inks, different grades of environmental paper, and 100 percent non-toxic toner for digital printers to be used on your printing projects. [click to continue…]

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Things You Need to Know Before You Print a Booklet

by Francis Lucas on February 17, 2012

 sample typography bookletShould you print a booklet for one of your company’s projects? Booklets are great for effectively promoting your products or services without overstraining your marketing budget. Unlike other promotional materials like business cards and flyers, booklets allow you to present important and more detailed information in a larger and more convenient format.

Booklets help you share your business and products to new and potential customers. You can send them via mail, display them for visitors in your office, or distribute them personally during events. Since they are easy to carry around and share, booklets have the potential to reach a wide audience and create awareness of your brand. [click to continue…]

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V-Day Overload: It’s the Print that Counts

by Mel Rodriguez on February 10, 2012

If you are as in love with Valentine’s Day as we are, then you will love the greeting cards, billboards, postcards, bookmarks, and so on that we’ve gathered from around the web. Enjoy!

Greeting Cards

Forget about e-cards, those are too impersonal. If you really want to impress your sweetheart this V-Day, then consider giving him or her a greeting card that doesn’t just feature the obligatory hearts and “I love yous.” Check out the samples below:

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Business Card Designs: Choosing Quirky Over Conventional

by Mel Rodriguez on January 30, 2012

Because business cards are such effective marketing tools, the last thing you want as a business owner is to be thought of as boring or unprofessional simply because your business card is not well-designed or is printed shoddily. Fortunately, there are a lot of companies that offer superb business card printing services. They can help you design a business card that makes use of the latest printing technologies so that the end result is something that is truly worthy of your target customer’s attention.

Of course, if you feel like you can do a better job than the companies that are offering printing services Los Angeles, perhaps you should take a look at what you are up against so you can judge for yourself if a conventional card fits into your networking strategy. If you decide to stick to a traditional business card design, don’t worry, you will still get a good response as long as you heed the advice of business card printing experts. But if you plan to be more adventurous with your card, then the collection below will hopefully give you a stack full of inspiration.

business card - matches

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Whether it’s a spelling mistake or a low resolution image or simply a bad design, printing bloopers are just unacceptable. You don’t even have to be in publishing to realize how a copyediting mistake can spell the difference between a customer taking you seriously and thinking that your company is just good for a couple of laughs. To avoid printing mistakes that could cost your company a lot of money, here are some tips to ensure that your next batch of printouts is for the most part, error-free.

Pixelated images

pixelated imageOne advantage of partnering with a company that offers printing services Los Angeles is that you get to work with in-house graphic designers who know well enough not to scale up a small image that it creates noticeable pixelation.

Now if you are taking charge of your printing project without any help whatsoever from the pros, you can avoid this problem by using high-resolution images or recreating a particular image using vector tools. The latter is especially tedious so you might want to really think about not teaming up with a full-service printer. [click to continue…]

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12 Days of Christmas Greeting Cards

by Mel Rodriguez on December 25, 2011


You don’t need to wait for the first day of Christmas to send out greeting cards to your family and friends.

This season, don’t worry too much about how many Christmas greeting cards you will receive. Instead tap into the spirit of the holidays by being more enthusiastic about giving.

And speaking of giving, we think it would be cool if your Christmas cards are way better than a partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, or three French hens. We know that you’ve got a lot of ideas so we are inviting you to play with our Design Online Tool and come up with cool, personalized holiday greeting cards.

Now, we hope that your designs turn out to be solid winners – worth more than four calling birds, five golden rings, and six geese a-laying. Who knows, you might even be able to incorporate seven swans a-swimming, eight maids a-milking, and nine ladies dancing in your greeting cards. The point is, you can make Christmas more memorable for your loved ones by thinking festive and being creative. We know you can do it even without the help of ten lords a-leaping, eleven pipers piping, and twelve drummers drumming.

From everyone here at F.A. Daniels, we wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Printing services in Los Angeles and other big cities are likely to get busier this December due to bulk and rush printing orders for Christmas cards. And while many consider sending out Christmas cards as a personal gesture, many companies have made it a point to mail greeting cards to their clients and customers. But is this a good business practice?

The answer is a resounding yes — but only if your intentions are clear: that you are wishing them happy holidays because you want them to feel that they are important to you. Sending your clients and customers greeting cards is a good way of nurturing your relationships with them.

Allotting time and money for your business holiday greeting card project can help reaffirm ties with established clients. It allows your company to develop relationships with hesitant customers (not to mention make companies that offer printing services in Los Angeles and elsewhere happy). Spreading holiday cheer will also go a long way in boosting your company’s image.
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With “Turkey Day” just around the corner, we figure it would be cool to feature some of the best Thanksgiving-themed greeting cards that we have found on the web. Of course, nothing beats spending time with your loved ones on Thanksgiving, but if for some reason you cannot be with them, we hope that this collection of greeting cards will inspire you to at least give them a call if not send out cards that are just as amazing.

  1. Thanks Card by Melissa Mann

Thanksgiving Card by Melissa Mann [click to continue…]

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Award-Winning Billboards

by Francis Lucas on November 4, 2011

Here’s something you might not know: In the UK, as well as in other parts of the world, billboards are known as hoardings or hoarding displays. Now, we don’t know exactly why that fascinates us but we’re just going to “blame” it on the fact that billboards or hoardings (tee-hee!) are by nature, entertaining.

Speaking of entertainment, below are some amazingly creative billboards recognized by various award-giving bodies including CLIO Awards, OBIE Awards, John Caples International Awards, and more.

Bond & Bond: Fridge Magnet Billboard

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