And in the end... we deliver what we've developed
We're also excellent at controlling costs while we do so. With our industrial providers, we can produce finished print and delivery materials at a fraction of retail business suppliers — so much so that our productions, with all of our input and expertise included, are in the same cost range as goods merely printed by retail shops.
You don't need to judge us on these end-delivery services... we just want to be sure you understand they're part of our overall package. We won't send you off with our designs to find and manage your own printer, web manager or production vendor.We'll see your production work through to the end.
If it's printed, we can provide it.
If it helps, you can think of us as a printer that doesn't own a printing press. We use industrial print services for all of our printed output, which allows us to choose the best (and lowest-cost) option for each project. Complicated? No. Not if you have great print vendors on speed-dial, as we do.
We aim most projects to full-color printing, because these days, that's the lowest-cost option. Really! It's cheaper to use the unlimited design possibilities of full color and print than it is to design and print one- or two-color materials. Printing a splashy flyer with every color of the rainbow costs no more than printing a product sheet that has a one-color logo in the corner... and often no more than an all-black print job.
From business cards and bookmarks to brochures, catalogs and specialty items, we're masters of print-goods design and production.
Our ability to deliver printed material doesn't stop with letter-sized pages. Posters? Banners of any size? Fabric display panels? Magnetic and vinyl panels? Signs and billboards? We can deliver all of it, and for the same low rates as plain paper printing.
Okay, you've found one thing we don't do. Even as a “printer,” we don't do retail print jobs — projects designed and prepared for print by clients or third parties. Printing is the last step for our projects that need printing, and not a service we provide separately.
You can call and ask why, if you like. If we can't help any other way, we can at least point you to the right retail print vendor for your needs.
The most vibrant and powerful communication channel these days is the Internet, and we're positioned to develop, deliver and support every corner of it.
Of course we do websites. Even in the whirlwind era of social media, a website is an essential anchor in the online world. Whether it's a single page of business information updated once a year, or a vast, deep informational or e-commerce site, websites are a core piece of business success. We still do hand-coded sites using the latest techniques and standards (HTML5, CSS3, LESS/SASS, Bootstrap, to name a few) when no packaged solution will do the right job.
However, we can build sites on any of the popular platforms as well. Whether it's as-installed with the original theme or customized like Lady Gaga's hairstyle, we can build your website on WordPress, Joomla, MediaWiki or most other modern, stable web platforms.
There's no question social media is a cornerstone of modern business success... but not every tool and channel serves every business, and none of them serve business the way they do individuals.
We can get you anchored in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more in ways that make sense for your business, reaching and engaging your customers... without wasting time on tools and approaches that bring nothing of value, no matter how trendy they are.
We can also help you build the essential “care and feeding” of a social media channel into your workday and staff structure, so that it doesn't become an unwanted chore, get forgotten or abandoned, and ultimately turn into a drag on your communications efforts.
Nearly all of the expertise and technology that goes into public online systems like web sites and social media can be used internally, in a closed system providing a company with its own communication and information exchange system. An “intraweb” can put always-current info at the fingertips of every employee, and a corporate wiki can pool shared knowledge that's always fresh and up to date. We can build internal systems as easily as external ones.
We're not an IT company. But we do have the skills in-house to provide complete IT support for all the projects we develop and deliver. From configuration of email and web hosts to management of online databases, and even build and delivery of custom graphics and publication workstations for advanced clients, we can do everything needed to make the our solutions work for you.
Publication isn't just printing. Any project that needs to conclude as an organized, polished, complete element for reference or distribution can be said to be a “publication” — and yep, we do all forms of publishing.
We publish books — any kind, any format, any size, any binding. It's that simple. We can handle proprietary books, mass-market books, newsletters, magazines, catalogs and more. Whether you want a few training manuals in coil binding, a hundred bound product manuals or ten thousand commercially-produced company histories, we can do it. From helping you conceive the project to assisting with writing, editing, design and production, we can handle it all.
E-books and electronic versions? No problem. It's complete integrated into the process these days to build one master version and publish it in hardcover, coil-bound and one or two e-book formats including Nook and Kindle. We can do it, and with the expertise from our sister publishing company on tap.
Interactive learning and reference systems, such as complete sales platforms or product service guides for tablet or laptop viewing in the field? Sure. That's just the intersection of publishing and online expertise, and we have both.
Sometimes, it's being there that counts. When you need a presence somewhere — at a vendor or trade show, or in sales locations, or even in a public space — we can put you there.
Whether you need a pop-up presence, an interactive kiosk, a full-bore trade show setup or some variation, we can do it all for you, from concept through the show materials stacked and packed ready to transport.
Overwhelmed by your first shows, or a new scale of show presence? We can provide any degree of event management you might need, from some subtle background support to helping you host a trade show of your own.
Sooner or later, every business needs to make a presentation, whether it's to a potential client, investors, town or city council or commission, or another audience. We can apply all of our abilities to create a presentation that stands up, stands out and gets your message across.
When the written word isn't enough, we turn to images and sound. We can handle almost any visual or audio need, from live capture of an event to studio and product photography.
Photos... done. Video & video production to any end media from web to theater screen... done. Audio work for radio, podcast, ambient or public play... done.