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Alfonso Crawford

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Writing for a Print Shop
« on: July 23, 2012, 11:43:54 PM »
I'm starting up a print-shop, where we print on... just about anything but paper. We also do vinyl. In a rather unexpected move, I have been charged with handling a blog for our business. Here's all I can think to write on at the moment:
  • Ways to promote garage sales
  • Two major types of vinyl: 5-year and 7-year
  • What is "thermal printing" and why you should care
  • How to re-use banners, large magnets, etc.
The idea of updating this blog everyday is causing me to freak out a little, honestly. Once orders start coming in, I know I can do promotions and demonstrations, but... ugh: making something from nothing like this has my brain fried.

The Question: If you were on a thermal printing/vinyl blog, what would you like or expect to find?
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Re: Writing for a Print Shop
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 07:07:26 PM »
Here are some questions I would ask...

How do I get the images to be printed to you? Email? What file format/programs?
How big do the images have to be (resolution)?
Can you design the images to be printed?  Where do I find a designer?
Ideas for places to stick magnet-backed banners?  Is it legal to stick them on stop signs or people's cars for example.

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Re: Writing for a Print Shop
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 11:46:44 PM »
Thanks for the feedback! Some of those questions are partially answered by what it's in the queue already, and I'll be sure to go over them in further detail in the future.  :D
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