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DESIGNOTYPE PRINTERS, INC. PRESENTS
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PRINTING IS OUR PASSION.
WELCOME TO TEN MINUTES OF GOOD NEWS AND FUN STUFF FROM YOUR FAVORITE PRINTER!
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A Message from Brian Helminen
The Way I See It
 

One day, a little boy was walking around his home with an old, colorful, family heirloom vase. When his mother saw him, she said, “Please put the vase down before you drop it and break it.” The boy replied, “But, I can’t get my hand out.”

Becoming frustrated, the mother said, “Surely if you got your hand IN the vase, you can get it out.” Hearing the commotion, the boy’s father came to help. He gently pulled on the boy's arm and even tried using vegetable oil and soap to free his hand. In desperation, the father said, “I’d give twenty dollars to figure out how to get your hand out right about now.”

“Really?!” the boy exclaimed. Suddenly, they heard a clinking sound and the boy’s hand slid out of the vase. In disbelief, his parents turned the vase upside down and a quarter came out. The little boy explained that he had put a quarter inside and wanted to get it out, so he was clutching it in his hand, but when he heard he could get twenty dollars instead, he let go.

Here’s the way I see it: Sometimes, in order to move on to bigger and better things, we must let go of the little things holding us back. Next time you have a print project coming up, keep us in mind so you can let go of your worries.

P.S. It's placemat month. If you haven't been called yet, and want a spot, now's the time. Small ad $175, Medium $325, Large $450. 18,000 placemats are printed 2 colors and delivered to 6 area restaurants. Design is included. You can let go of marketing that isn't working and put your money here. Folks whose businesses that have been on for several years say this is the best bang for their buck. And they see results!

P.P.S. We are in search of a new employee to oversee production and job flow. If you know of someone looking for a career change, or a move back to the Copper Country that would be a good fit, let them know. Thanks.

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Print Boosts E-Commerce
THE POWER OF PRINT LIVES ON

If you’re looking for a way to increase your online traffic, print marketing may be the answer.

Many successful online businesses rely on print media to supplement their marketing efforts. Whether it be a product catalog, a flyer promoting a new product, or a simple postcard advertising an upcoming sale, the power of print lives on.

The popularity of print is increasing as people take a break from their phones and computers and are engaging more with printed materials at their leisure. Print materials provide a convenient, relaxing browsing experience without the distractions of other digital media or the eye strain of a computer. Shoppers can browse the items they want, then go online and order when they’re ready.

If you’d like to test the waters and try a few smaller campaigns to see how print can help boost your online sales, our creative team would love to help. And remember, other printers may be nearby, but nobody comes close.

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Co-op Marketing Postcard
Co-op Marketing Postcards Get Results!
CO-OP POSTCARD TO BOOST BUSINESS

Are you looking for a fun and creative way to boost business? Consider advertising on our new Co-op Postcard. 

Co-op marketing postcards are a win-win for you and your audience. Not only are they an affordable way to spread your message, but when you add a coupon, they also provide valuable savings for your customers.

Don't miss this opportunity!

  • You'll share space and cost with 7 non-competing or complementary businesses. Exclusivity requests honored.

  • Your postcard ad will reach 10,000 prospective clients in Calumet, Laurium, Lake Linden, Hancock and Houghton.

  • The full color, high quality postcard will be oversized (8.5x11) and will demand attention. Four ads per side.

  • Consider including a coupon so you can track your marketing.

  • Your cost is only 6¢ per card ($600) – includes design, printing, postage and delivery to post office.

Call us today. 482-2424

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How Many Germs Are Crawling On Your Phone?
DO CELL PHONES CARRY TEN TIMES MORE BACTERIA THAN A TOILET SEAT?

Did you know that cell phones carry ten times more bacteria than a toilet seat? Did you also know the average American checks their phone 47 times a day?

Here are a few tips to keep your phone germ-free:

  • Wash your hands frequently, since it is likely that everything you touch will transfer to your phone.

  • Avoid bringing your phone into the bathroom. While this should be a no-brainer to keep your phone clean, nearly 75 percent of Americans use their phone while using the facilities.

  • Consider an antimicrobial phone case, which can help eliminate bacteria from lingering on your phone.

  • Consider pre-moistened, anti-bacterial wipes like Wireless Wipes, or you may also consider Lysol or Clorox disinfectant wipes. Lysol even promotes that their wipes are suitable for electronics, including smartphone, tablets, keyboards, remote controls, and more.

  • Consider a UV sanitizer, such as "PhoneSoap," which uses UV light to kill germs. Many UV gadget cleaners will also disinfect headphones, keys, credit cards, watches, and more.

While we can't keep your phone clean, we will shrink-wrap your printing projects upon request to keep them dust-free and neatly organized! Give us a call if you have questions or need ideas for your next project.

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