Christina Myers ~ The Blog

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An exciting find… September 28, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — christinamyers @ 3:10 pm

When I’m not knitting, I run a full service design business and work full-time in Association Management.  At my management job, we do a lot of printing for the different events that we organize.  This includes signage, rack card, pamphlets, booklets….you name it.  We do much of this in house, but when it came down to our October event, we had a special need we could not meet for ourselves in-house.  We set out to find a printer that could accomodate our needs for a good price and with a fast turn around.  Google saved us.  We stumbled upon this great site called www.48hourprint.com.

This company is fantastic for the person who does not have much experience in the publishing world.  They are kind enough to provide you with a Microsoft Publisher template that you can use to build your publication.  In our case, we needed a small booklet printed.  This template was invaluable for providing dimensions, “safe zones” for text and explaining “bleed”  – a concept I knew nothing about.

When it came time to upload the file to get published, they give you step-by-step instructions for formatting the file and uploading it to their site.  You can view and approve your proofs online with their easy system.  Once they are approved, the time to print is literally 2 days!

The quality of the finished product is excellent – we could not have been happier.  We will definitely be using them again at work and I will be using them to get my business cards printed as well!  What an excellent find!

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