Tag Archives: graphic design

Branding and small business…

3 Jul

Custom packing tape…

Originally uploaded by CleverGirlBek

Custom packing tape… Almost a year ago I was trying to find a way to use up my inked gocco screen in a practical way…

Eureka!

Custom packing tape… Ok, it’s not tape- it’s that fiberglass thread reinforced brown papery stuff, but it works like a charm and makes all of the outgoing packages look fabulous…

I am a packaging and branding geek (for those that had not noticed yet!)

I believe the giant roll from our local staples was around $10… I don’t use a whole foot- only about 3 or 4 inches… I did the math- that’s around $0.01 per package (I only use one strip per padded envelope) at most (actually it came out to $0.006/strip, not including the ink and time..but as the ink would otherwise go to waste and it only takes me a few minutes to do a pile of these I don’t think the labor adds up to much in this case)…

Pretty easy, quick, and economical…
And a pretty touch when shipping an order…

I find that running one of these over a dampened sponge (I have one dedicated to this) does not take any more time than getting out the tape gun, unsticking the tape from itself, and changing the roll out… Instead I have a pile of these by my shipping area and before I put my envelopes by the door I slap these on the backs (to prevent pilferage during shipping as well)….

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Wow! They are here already!

8 Jun

Yay! Just a quickie for now…Hopefully I’ll have a little time to update more thoroughly during the upcoming weekend…

Can you believe that my business cards ordered June 5 arrived a couple of hours ago? With ground shipping from California to Florida?  And they are absolutely perfect?

The cards are fabulous and shiny and crisp and bright…

I’m thrilled with overnightprints.com on this order!

Woohoo!

Ok. Have to go wrangle boy down for a nap so I can take my meds (more on that this weekend) and sprawl on my bed for a few winks…

Hugs all around!

Happy Friday!

Bek

Freshly Minted.

5 Jun

new business card front….

business card front

click on it to read more about the origin of the various features….

back of card (green globby stuff at bottom is to keep the creeps, beeps, and sweeps at bay… in real life it’s the big red phone at CleverGirl Industries)

card back

Yay for Overnight Prints ! With a $10 off coupon (coupon code: SPRING07) I ordered 100 for 16.- USD including lovely rounded corners and their cool UV coating (their shipping is steep, so $10 off covers a little bit more than ground shipping)… Sure VistaPrint offers free business cards (you pay shipping) but most of the VistaPrint cards I receive with the treats I order look like they are from “fly by night” operations… I have been using Overnight Prints since early December (5 orders thus far, including postcards) and while one order was off slightly in color (they replaced it within a couple of days with perfect cards) you can’t beat the quality and the design tools are easy and fun to use…

Any thoughts? Comments? Please save me from my own noggin!

note: images and text are crisp “in real life”… they are just posting funny… (but not “funny ha ha”)

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