Design of the Month for April is…

Hello! Here at MorningPrint, we receive many amazing designs, and we really enjoy seeing the creative process the designers go through. We enjoy seeing the results received after we send these designs to print. We would like to share some of these creative designs with you to help inspire you as they have inspired us.

Designer : Jacqui BallImage
Company : B:Creative Design Studio
Website : www.bcreativestudio.ca
E-mail : info@bcreativestudio.ca
Order Details : Die Cut Shape Card 026 + Spot UV (single side)

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Q : Jacqui briefly tell us and our readers a little about yourself, your company and the services you offer:
A : My name is Jacqui Ball and I am the owner of B:Creative Design Studio located in London, Ontario Canada. I provide personal and professional designs solutions for all my clients specializing in a wide range of graphic design solutions including but not limited to branding, corporate identity development, logo design, catalogue design, newsletter design, magazine design, Menu design, advertisements, flyers and Direct out design. With over 15 years of industry experience, from conception to inception, I deliver effective, clean and creative graphic design services. I am passionate about my profession and I love helping to bring people’s vision and ideas to life. I am truly fortunate to do what I love, and love what I do.
Q : As a designer you design for many clients and have so many ideas, how do you narrow down your ideas for your own card when you know the endless possibilities?
A: It’s true! Today there no limits to the endless options and the technological advances that allows us to bring our creative ideas to life. As a designer I am always very critical of any work that I do. I always want it to be the best and my business card was no exception. Knowing that my business card is a reflection of my abilities I knew it had to illustrate my creativity and have a WOW factor. That being said, after MANY different design ideas and having my designer friends critique my artwork – I decided that the uniqueness of the colour used, die-cut and UV Spot coating would represent myself and my business perfectly.
Q : Were you searching for Die-cut cards prior to creating these cards, or did the new MorningPrint die-cut card products strike your interest first?
A: Yes, I was searching for Die-cut cards as the ideas for my business cards was evolving. Personally, I love die-cut business cards because they are extremely unique. I think they stand out from the standard business card and provide the ability to convey your business to your potential customers in a stylish manner. I came across MorningPrint’s professional website and knew they could help me bring my ideas to life. MorningPrint had a huge selection of unique die-cut business card templates at affordable prices that I knew would work for me. The MorningPrint website was very user friendly and was the perfect choice for my design needs.
Q : You added a blind Spot UV to your die-cut card in a very effective way. Not only does it give a description of your services but adds a little something extra while keeping your card looking clean. How did you come up with this concept?
A: I had seen this effect used before and it added a little something special. I was looking for my card to look professional, unique but clean. I felt adding the Spot UV would give me the effect I was looking for. It is a subtle way that allows the client to see the other services I provide without cluttering up the card and making it look too busy.
Q : What information would you consider essential to have on a business card?
A: Aside from the essential name and contact information (phone and email) that is standard on most cards, I think that business card needs to have an identifiable logo, something that allows potential customers to easily recall your business and what services your business is able to offer.
Q : Any ideas for your next card? Different shape / stock / options you might be considering?
A: I have many ideas for my next cards. I have printed out the template selection for my clients and encourage them to step out of their comfort zones and create unique and fun die-cut business (with the help of MorningPrint of course 😉
Q : Any tips for our clients to consider when they are creating their business cards?
A: Hire a professional!! Graphic designers, like myself, have the experience in the industry to research industry trends and use this knowledge and ability to create the business cards that best displays the image the company represents. Give me, Jacqui Ball from B:Creative Design Studio a call and I’ll help you bring your ideas to life!
Q : How was your experience with MorningPrint? Did you experience any difficulties when using MorningPrint, or find anything to be inconvenient or inefficient?
A: I had a great first experience using MorningPrint. From their user friendly website, templates, ordering, to the print quality, I have nothing but positive things to say about their services. I would highly recommend using them as your printer on your next project!
Special Offer from B:Creative Design Studio : Receive 10% OFF your first order atwww.bcreativestudio.ca when you mention MorningPrint.

MorningPrint Product Feature: Spot UV

Do you want your business card to pop? A spot UV on MorningPrint’s Standard Coated 14pt matte can help you achieve something memorable. Spot UV is a clear coat or gloss that is applied over the card stock itself or printed areas. A UV light is used to cure the varnish which dries the card almost instantly, and then you get something remarkable!

ImageSpot UV is one of our favorite finishing options as it is clean and sleek giving cards a very modern and eye catching look.

Tip: Spot UV is not recommended for fully bled background as peeling can occur on the edges.

How to prepare files for Spot UV:

Spot UV is the only finishing option that allows a double side application, should you want spot UV on both sides you will need to include a black printing file and a back spot UV file.

All files should meet the following requirements:

Upload check list:

  •   Document is set to CMYK
  •   is at least 300dpi
  •   Convert all text to outlines: By converting fonts to outlines in programs like Illustrator and Photoshop, you will avoid font issues such as missing fonts or missing text. When converting text to outlines, the font becomes a “shape” and will look no different than its original font. If your fonts are not converted to outlines or rasterized, your design may not be viewed the way it was meant to be seen. Illustrator – Select All text – Type – Create Outlines / Photoshop – Select text layer – rasterize
  •   make sure your document is set to the right size (paper document size= 3.62” x 2.05” )

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For spot UV you will need to have 4-6 files

  1. Front Complete – This will be the design in total of the front side
  2. Front Printing – This will be the area for ink. Keep in mind that Spot UV is a clear application so whatever color you want to show through the spot UV should be visible in this file. (Often times this file may look identical to the front complete, a case where it may differ is if the Spot UV is “blind” where it is not defined by a specific printing area).
  3. Front Spot UV– This will be the area for spot UV (clear coat), this area should be denoted in 100% black for positioning purposes.
  4. Back Complete – This will be the design in total of the backside
  5. Back Printing – This will be the area for ink. Keep in mind that Spot UV is a clear application so whatever color you want to show through the spot UV should be visible in this file. (Often times this file may look identical to the front complete, a case where it may differ is if the Spot UV is “blind” where it is not defined by a specific printing area).
  6. Back Spot UV– This will be the area for spot UV (clear coat), this area should be denoted in 100% black for positioning purposes.

*If you do not need Spot UV on the backside you just need a Back Printing file.

Example of Files 1-6:

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Design of the Month for March is…

Hello! Here at MorningPrint, we receive many amazing designs, and we really enjoy seeing the creative process the designers go through. We enjoy seeing the results received after we send these designs to print. We would like to share some of these creative designs with you to help inspire you as they have inspired us.

ImageName : Jessica Schott
Website : www.foxfoto.com.au
E-mail : jess@foxfoto.com.au
Designer : Bjorn Schott 
Company : Fox Design Corp.
Website : foxdesigncorp.com
E-mail : bjorn@foxdesigncorp.com

Order Details

1. Heavy Nouveau Raised Ink (single side) Glossy Silver Foil Rounded Corners
2. Standard Coated 14pt matte 5 x 7 postcard + Spot UV
3. Uncoated Sticker 90mm x 70mm
4. Uncoated Sticker 90mm x 150mm

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Interview:

Q : Jessica, briefly tell us about your business and its history:

A : I have been running a photography business for a few years and recently moved to another state and so decided to rebrand my business to better suit the market

Q : How did you select your designer for this project?

A: Well he is my husband! LOL And he also had just started his own design business so I knew I would get a great design and also a good deal.

Q : Where did the fox theme come from?

A: Our family shield features a fox so the theme runs through into our businesses.

Q : What direction did you give your designer? How did you like the final outcome of the project?

A: I explained that I wanted something simple and yet elegant, something not over the top but that would grab your attention.

Q : Bjorn, please tell us a little about yourself as a designer, and the services you offer:

A: I have been working in partnership with a very talented young designer by the name of Sebastian Pizarro for a while whom is now the other member of Fox Design Corp. We offer services to various niche markets like wedding stationary, greeting cards, and personalized stationary for individuals, along with logo and website design or a whole identity for a company as we have done for Jessica.

Q : Your design inspires us, what inspires you?

A: I think that the things that I admire most are always the simplest and yet convey a strong message with very little, whether it is words or just a few lines. This is mostly because when you start with an idea it is very cluttered and it is taking the time to remove the clutter that leaves you with something poignant and interesting.

Q : This order used a variety of options for this project, Spot UVFoilingRaised inkRounded Corners. How did you decide on the options?

A: MorningPrint offers many different printing options that I have been wanting to try for quite some time, so when the client said that she was happy to try anything we recommended it was hard not to try all of them LOL. I think that foiling gives things a sense of class along with rounded corners and the cards won’t bend in the corners and maintain a more pristine look. The raised ink and spot UV also add a texture that give the cards a real premium and tactile feel that also shows off the pattern we designed in a subtle way.

Q : When working with your clients, how do you get to the bottom of the style / design / products you will offer them?

A: I think as a designer it is important to understand the clients business, and therefore how the design will help the business stand out and also how they will use their stationary, in order to offer them the best solution. For example if my client is a plumber we might try a simpler design to make them look more upmarket instead of a tacky graphic and slogan and I would steer them more to plastic cards due to their water resistance and ease of cleaning in case they get them dirty. I would not try and steer them to something that may be more premium but that would not be particularly functional or useful for the business.

Q : Any tips for our clients to consider when they are creating their business cards?

A: Given the amount of cards people receive all the time it is worthwhile putting some effort in making something memorable in both design and feel so that you have more chances of potential clients keeping your cards and not throwing them away.

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Special Offer from Fox Design Corp : We will offer a 10% discount to anyone that mentions MorningPrint.

 

MorningPrint Product Feature: Black Card Stock

If you are looking to hand your client something truly unique look no further than our black paper stock business cards. These cards offer a crafty feel while having a certain wow factor. The thing is that this stock isn’t for everyone. If you need a some-what conservative card for your company or industry this might not be the card for you.

Black stocks

The Black Paper stock is 14pt and the original color of the stock itself is black so if you look at the edges it is also black not just printed black. Because the stock is so dark we are unable to print any ink, but rather foil / black raised ink & or embossing.

Our website gives you 2 options, you can either build your card online with our online tools, or you can submit a complete high resolution design. If you build your design on our template you will only able to enter text. If you are looking to add any graphics you will need to submit a complete design.

Tips for foiling:

Available foil colors: Glossy Gold / Matte Gold / Glossy Silver / Matte Silver / Hologram Foil / Blue Foil / Green Foil / Black Foil. Please note that these colors cannot be combined. If you select Glossy Gold foil your design then the whole design will be done in Glossy Gold Foil (front and back).

We recommend keeping your design for this simple and minimal. Avoid large blocks of foil as this might cause issues with peeling / oxidation over time.

If you are submitting a complete design you will want to make sure that your document size is 3.62” x 2.05” (the approximate trim line is 3.54” x 1.97” and the safe zone us 3.38” x 1.81”).

black_paper SET UPYou will want to make sure of the following:

  • Document size is correct 3.62” x 2.05”
  • All design elements are expressed in 100% black on a white or transparent background
  • There is no shading / gradients within the design
  • Resolution should be at least 300 dpi (vector file is preferred)
  • Text has been either converted to outlines / rasterized : By converting fonts to outlines in programs like Illustrator and Photoshop, you will avoid font issues such as missing fonts or missing text. When converting text to outlines, the font becomes a “shape” and will look no different than its original font. If your fonts are not converted to outlines or rasterized, your design may not be viewed the way it was meant to be seen. Illustrator – Select All text – Type – Create Outlines / Photoshop – Select text layer – rasterize
  • If you are adding embossing keep in mind that there is a 40mm x 20mm limitation, any larger and there may be an additional charge requested after the initial order is placed, too big and it might not be possible. You will want to provide a separate file expressing this area for embossing denoted in 100% black on a white / transparent background.

So create something unique and stand out from the crowd! You are one of a kind, shouldn’t your business card be?

Print responsibly.

Design of the Month for February is…

Hello! Here at MorningPrint, we receive many amazing designs, and we really enjoy seeing the creative process the designers go through. We enjoy seeing the results received after we send these designs to print. We would like to share some of these creative designs with you to help inspire you as they have inspired us.

Name : Samantha Pal Frazier & Kelsey Pal George
Website : www.twopalgals.com | E-mail : hello@twopalgals.com
Designer : Ashley Thatcher
Company : Ashley & Malone
Website : www.ashleyandmalone.com
E-mail : hello@ashleyandmalone.com
Stock : Heavy Nouveau Raised Ink (single side)

Interview:

Q : Pal Gals briefly tell us and our readers about your fabulous blog and its history:

A : We created Two Pal Gals so that we could have a creative outlet for our passions and be able to work together on fun projects. We wanted to be able to share all the pretty and fun things in our lives with our family and friends and grow closer as sisters, and having a blog gives us an excuse to be crafty. We knew right away that we wanted to invest in a good design for our blog because it would set us apart. Plus, it speaks to our love of beautiful things.

Q : How did you select your designer for this project?

A: Actually, it’s a funny story! Samantha receives the MorningPrint newsletter for work, and as soon as she saw Ashley’s card featured in the April 2013 newsletter, she knew she had to get in touch with her.When we decided to start our blog we looked at our options, and we both agreed heartily on Ashley’s design style. Both of us felt that she designs how we would if we were designers. And, the rest is history!

Q : How was your experience with MorningPrint? Did you experience any difficulties when using MorningPrint, or find anything to be inconvenient or inefficient?

A: Ordering from MorningPrint was a breeze. It couldn’t have been easier!

Q : Ashley, we are no strangers to your work but for those readers who may be new to you, briefly tell us about you & your company, its history and what kind of services do you offer?

A: Ashley & Malone is a boutique branding and web design studio specializing in design for creative professionals. We are a husband and wife team and have been in the industry for over 20 years combined. Our process is fun, thorough and always ensures our clients are happy!

Q : In this order two sets were made, both with a very textural feel how did you and the Pal Gals come up with this concept?

A: In the branding for Two Pal Gals, I came up with a few unique patterns. One was the bright chartreuse floral and the second was a more feminine lilac faux-bois. I wanted the card to have a textile feel and really pop off the page.Samantha and Kelsey couldn’t choose between the two designs, so they decided to have both printed!

Q : How did you and the Pal Gals decide on the Heavy Nouveau stock with raised ink?

A: Heavy Nouveau is a favourite stock of mine from Morning Print. It has a boutique stock feel and I find it quite luxe! I chose raised ink to give the card a nice feel to the hand.

Q : When working with your clients, how do you get to the bottom of the style / design / products you will offer them?

A: Each client is given a branding and website workbook. Which they fill out everything from their favourite colours, to their long term business goals. We get to the bottom of what makes their business tick and then develop the look and feel further with a mood board design. The mood board process is one of the most important steps, as it provides direction in the overall feeling of the new design. Then we get to work on the branding and choose collateral pieces that will help grow the business.

Q : Any tips for our clients to consider when they are creating their business cards?

A: There are so many options you can combine to get a dreamy card that has massive appeal. Don’t be afraid to play around with all the options from Morning Print. Add matte gold foil, with embossing or add spot gloss with a die cut shape. The options are endless and a unique combination can really make your card shine!

***Offer Ashley & Malone: We will offer any new client that books any of our three packages a 10% off discount, if they book in the month of February 2014.

Don’t forget to check out Ashley’s first interview to see her creative card!

MorningPrint February Promo: PET Plastic

It is February and love is in the air. We love you guys so much that for a limited time during the month of February we will be offering 15% off on our best selling PET plastic cards (White / Gold / Silver).

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These plastic cards are in a category all their own. They are 0.22mm, ultra-thin, light weight & flexible. These slim cards are great for slipping into wallets as they do not take up much space but they remain durable for the long run. As always we recommend always checking out a sample before placing an order to make sure these stocks meet your project needs (sample kit can be requested through the MorningPrint website.

These cards will set you apart from your competition and will get you noticed. Many clients use them as: eye catching business cards / coupons / promotions / club openings / invitation etc/ economical option for membership cards.

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MorningPrint is a CMYK gang printing service, which means we use a 4-color subtraction method of printing (there is no white ink). All white areas in your design will be left unprinted revealing the stock itself. If you need to express areas of white we recommend that you select the white plastic stock.

DIE-CUT CARDS ARE FINALLY HERE!

If you are like us, you might be wonder where the holidays went. It all happened so quickly and now we are in a new year! We decided to start this year off with a new product that had been getting a lot of requests, Die-Cut cards!

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Shape your business with unique Die-Cut Business Cards! Finding a unique shape specific to your industry could help keep you in

the minds of potential clients. Branding and business cards can be a very effective marketing tool if you use them correctly. The Die-Cut Cards are available on MorningPrint’s  Standard Coated 14pt matte stock, and finishing options (Spot UV / Foiling / Embossing) can be added for an added impact. 

Die-Cutting was developed in the 19th century. The original purpose was to cut leather for shoes. Over the years it has been developed for other products.it is commonly Today used for products such as envelopes, tags, stickers and business cards.

The process starts first with printing, and then a custom blade is made and then used to cut the designed shape.

Above is a circular shape which was made by a custom circular blade

(Something to consider: The more complicated the shape, the more it will cost to produce. Generally the more angles it has the higher the cost)

After the custom blade has been created it is then installed into the cutting machine.

The cutting methods are automatic, hand manual, flatbed, rotary presses and so on. There are many different kind of processing for cutting.

We select the proper machine depending on the die cut shape and size. It is not very cost effective to use the bigger machines to cut small Die-Cut projects.

After installed, the printed artwork is fed through the machine where the blade will cut each piece, one-by-one.

As seen above, the blade is about to press down onto the printed stock

And then the pieces are collected at the other end of the machine

The Die-Cut cost is calculated by combining three processes: printing, producing a custom shaped blade, plus the cost of running the cutting machine. Generally the quantities available are from 200 to 1,000 pieces.

The most expensive part of Die-Cutting is producing a custom blade. To reduce this cost MorningPrint has created 32 different shapes that seem to be the most popular in the print industry to reduce your overall cost and turnaround time.

We can do just about any custom shape. If you have a custom shape and want to see the possibilities or just get an idea of the costs you can contact us our “Contact Customer Center” in the upper right hand corner of the website with your artwork and specifications (size / quantity / stock etc.).

DESIGN OF THE MONTH : JANUARY 2014

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Designer : Julia Bardelang
Company : Ugly Girl Design
Website : www.uglygirldesign.com
E-mail : uglygirldesign@gmail.com
State & Country : Pompano Beach, FL
Stock : Standard Coated 14pt Matte + Double Side Spot UV


Q : Briefly tell us about you & your company, its history and what kind of services do you offer.

A : I have my BFA in Graphic Design and I am passionate about what I do. I’ve been doing creative hobbies my entire life and enjoy doing things for people, so doing graphic design is a great fit for me. Ugly Girl Design is a funky and hip little design company. I create expressively unique designs for print and the web. I design logos, business cards, websites, posters, flyers, and more. I enjoy doing unique, outside of the box projects and will always choose quality over quantity.

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Q : Where did the name “Ugly Girl Design” originates from?

A: It started as a joke but because it’s unique, silly and memorable, it stuck. I think it’s a good representation of my sense of humor and personality that I would name my business like that. The intention is that it shows how much fun I have designing. Clients usually laugh and say “Oh, you’re not ugly.”, but most importantly they like what I do and remember the name, even if they don’t remember mine. Doing what I love and making people smile in the process is what it’s all about.

Q : Your design inspires us, what inspires you?

A: My inspiration comes from whatever makes me happy. It sounds cheesy but it’s true. Life inspires me. Enjoying time with people I love, experiencing new things, and traveling inspire me to think creatively. They motivate me to improve not only my work but myself entirely. Passion also inspires me, when people do things that make them happy it’s obvious. I strive to show that in my work.

Q : MorningPrint has over 30+ stocks & more than 7 finishing options, how did you decided on the Standard Coated 14pt matte with a double sided spot UV?

A: I wanted something minimalistic. Simple but impressionable, and the cards came out exactly as I wanted.

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Q : We love the layout of your card! You were able to fit a lot of information without cluttering your card, but if someone were to receive your card it is very clear who you are and what your business is all about. How did you come up with this layout and select what information you would share?

A: It started as a simple design I put together. I really love the contrast of black and white, and think it’s commonly underrated so I went with that concept. I love minimalistic design, because it’s beautifully straight to the point. Communicating effectively with no meaningless fluff is what I strive for. I put the simple design together and ordered some cards. Liked them but didn’t love them, so I built on them. I believe in not always going with your first draft. A good idea is just that, good. Putting it on paper and/or on the computer and critically thinking through the concept and aesthetic is the design process. That’s when you make your idea great.

Q : What are your ideas for your next business card design?

A: I’d really like to do some fun die cut cards next. My previous die cut design I was very pleased with and would really like to expand on that. I’m always up for a chance to challenge myself and critically think. Changing up the parameters a bit will help me do that.

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Q : Any tips for our clients to consider when they are creating their business cards?

A: 1. Less is more. Leave the recipient of your card wow’ed but wanting more. 2. Go big or go home. Your business card is your first impression. It is important for the person holding it to be excited about you. Give them a card they will keep and show off. It not only makes you look awesome, but they will tell their friends.

Q : Did you experience any difficulties when using MorningPrint, or find anything to be inconvenient or inefficient?

A: Not at all. I enjoy using MorningPrint all around. I’m happy with the quality of cards and ordering them was no sweat.


Special for MorningPrint customers: Anyone that mentions MorningPrint when ordering an Ugly Girl Design service will receive a 15% discount. You can request a quote or service through email, uglygirldesign@gmail.com

DESIGN OF THE MONTH : APRIL 2013

Hello! Here at MorningPrint, we receive many amazing designs, and we really enjoy seeing the creative process the designers go through. We enjoy seeing the results received after we send these designs to print. We would like to share some of these creative designs with you to help inspire you as they have inspired us.

Name : Ashley Thatcher

Website : www.ashleyandmalone.com
Email : hello@ashleyandmalone.com
State & Country : Hamilton Ontario, Canada
Order Date : 2013-03-04
Stock : Heavy Nouveau + Raised Ink (Single Side) + Round Cornered

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Interview:

Q : Briefly tell us about your company, its history and what kind of services do you offer?

A : Ashley & Malone is a boutique style design agency that caters to creative professionals who want custom-tailored branding kits and websites that offer seamless functionality, wild authenticity and a punch of pretty. The company is founded by myself Ashley (the designer) and my husband Malone (the developer). Together, we help our clients fall in love with their brands by giving them the kind of marketing tools they can feel really proud to stand behind.

Q : Your design inspires us, what inspires you?

A : Thank you! I pull inspiration from interior, fashion and textile design, as well as everyday life. I love to browse through my favorite magazines or blogs when I need to spark some creativity.

Q : You added raised ink to the pattern on the front which creates a great textured feel, how did you decide on this?

A : I love when paper has a luxurious feel. Raised ink was the perfect addition to this card because I knew it would be subtle and complimentary to the design. It adds that “wow factor” and a leaves a lasting first impression. It’s the kind of business card that won’t get lost in the shuffle.

Q : You selected rounded corners, which goes well with your design, how did you decide on this?

A : The design is very feminine, and paired with the uncoated stock, I felt it gave the card a bit of softness. I’m really pleased with the outcome.

Q : We love the color scheme of your card, how did you decide on this palette?

A : Part of the branding behind Ashley & Malone is to attract creative professionals, mainly in the wedding industry. I started off with blush pinks and golds, but quickly realized I didn’t want to blend in. I wanted to stand out from the crowd, so I went with a color palette that was modern, quirky and fun! I love how the colors pop while still working to complement one another.

Q : Any tips for our clients to consider when they are creating their business cards?

A : Hire a designer! People get inundated with business cards. If you have a professionally designed card that stands out, chances are your prospects will hold onto yours! Card stock and texture are also important in getting noticed, so select something that feels nice to the touch.

Q : Did you experience any difficulties when using MorningPrint, or find anything to be inconvenient or inefficient?

A : Never, everything is clearly laid out and easy as pie to use. I’m also always surprised by how quickly my orders arrive!

Q : Do you have a twitter account?

A : Yes, please follow me @ashleyandmalone

Offer: Receive 25% off any of our branding and web design packages when you mention MorningPrint in April 2013. Visit www.ashleyandmalone.com for more information!

*Valid to the first five customers.

DESIGN OF THE MONTH : OCTOBER 2012

Hello! Here at MorningPrint, we receive many amazing designs, and we really enjoy seeing the creative process the designers go through. We enjoy seeing the results received after we send these designs to print. We would like to share some of these creative designs with you to help inspire you as they have inspired us.

Name : Kenneth Mercado
Website : www.kenmdesigns.com
State & Country : New Jersey, United States
Order Date : 2012-09-09
Stock : Standard Coated(14pt/matte)Spot UV (Single Side)

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INTERVIEW:

Q : Briefly tell us about your company, it’s history and what kind of services do you offer?

A : KM Designs is a freelance graphic design company I created in 2010. After college I decided that I needed to set myself apart from other designers and do my own freelance work. My services include branding, fliers, collateral, business cards, brochures, and website layout.

Q : Your design inspires us, what inspires you?

A : My inspiration comes from minimalism, negative space, and contrasting colors.

Q : You added spot UV to the front of your design, why did you select this finishing?

A : I selected this finishing because I wanted to add an element that would stand out from other business cards.

Q : We love the simple bold design as well as the color scheme of your card, how did you decide on this pallet / design?

A : Less is more and I wanted to keep it simple yet loud. The contrasting colors are eye catching but the design remains straightforward.

Q : Any tips for our clients to consider when they are creating their business cards?

A : Avoid busy artwork and be straight to the point.

Q : Did you experience any difficulties when using TheMorningPrint.com, or find anything to be inconvenient or inefficient?

A : No, the website is easy to navigate and the directions are clear.

Tip:

Rich Black

Rich Black is used to refer to a mixture containing all four CMYK colors to produce a much darker, deeper black on press than can be achieved by using black ink alone. Rich black is not recommended for small text but rather backgrounds and large areas of black.

MorningPrint has selected the CMYK breakdown that works best with our systems and recommend to use this CMYK calibration value for large solid black areas of black :

Paper Card/C30% M30% Y20% K100%. Plastic Card/C10% M0% Y0% K100%

We do not recommend using CMYK values higher than these. Using too much ink will result the final print to be muddy.