Category Archives: Print Client Stories

Foil Stamped and Embossed Covers

We recently reproduced this clients’ presentation materials. Covers are printed on Royal Sundance Linen 110# Cover, Emerald Green. Gold Satin Foil stamping and embossed.

Here is a short video during production: I simply love the “whoosh”  of this Heidelberg Windmill Press.


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I want to produce a series of High Quality Posters

We are very fortunate to have been chosen by The National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science: ( iWiTTS for short ), to produce and manage the distibution of a series of promotional POSTERS. The good folks at iWiTTS are helping educators close the gender gap for women in technology.

Here is a short promotional video the team at FG composed from raw video taken on my iPhone of this project on press. Although I am no longer with that firm, the video is great.

iWiTTS originally came to me for help with their distribution process. It seems the posters were arriving at their destination in less that desirable condition. At the time I was brokering print and they were very comfortable with their printing vendor in Southern CA who was close to their distribution house. I worked closely with Donna Milgram, Executive Director to identify problems with paper and shipping tubes and developed a solution that allowed their existing vendors to consistently deliver high quality product to iWiTTS clients.

I was able to deliver the aggressive pricing along with the quality and trust of a local printer, (including the ability to do live press checks), that allowed them to make the move to a local printer. We built into the project costs extra precautions for shipping to their distribution house in San Diego, CA, including insurance to cover any liability along the way. I know they are very happy with the results!

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How do I publish a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly Newspaper?

I had been working for Vision Hispana Newspaper for several years. They produce a bi-weekly newspaper targeted to the Latino Community in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. The feature article is always bi-lingual and you can check out their online presence at the link above.

I was able to capture a recent edition “hot off the presses”, in the video below. You can even see their distributor pacing about in the background waiting to take the papers to market!!!


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What if I want a Quality Customized Business Card?

I have noticed an marked upswing the request for and production of Higher-End Business Cards. Do you remember back in the early 2000’s, before the dot-com meltdown, when it seemed most of the really trendy companies had heavy weight business cards, with a full color “paint job” on the back, multiple colors front, and rounded corners? You know, the whole nine yards treatment.

I came to associate that with a healthy economy, as business owners really understood the value of making a great first impression when leaving their calling card. Once the ‘bubble” burst, those cards seemed few and far between, and since the mortgage-lending crisis of ’08, not a ONE.

But, in the last 6 months I have produced 4 or 5 cards like this and have fielded several other requests for the same. To me that sounds like the bell weather of a recovering economy, where business people are confident in investing in a higher end calling card to differentiate them from their competitors and make that great first (and lasting) impression.

I am including a short video of just such a project we recently completed.

Karima Cammell at Castle in the Air in Berkeley, CA recently came to us to have her cards reprinted. If you ever have the opportunity, drop by her shop or at least visit the website, its so much FUN….. at any rate Karima is a true Renaissance woman, and has a real eye for “old school” quality, especially with books and other printed matter. We produced these fabulous calling cards on heavy 19 point card stock (130# Mohawk Loop Smooth Cover .0195) printed on the backs with her classic duo-tone of a dreamy fog shrouded castle by the sea.To top it off we letter-pressed the front of the cards, delivering that luxurious textured/indented tactile experience to the hand of every recipient.

If you really want to set your self and your business apart, this is a great way to establish that unique-ness. I have many examples within a variety of business classes to share, so don’t be shy, drop me a line, and let’s talk about it!




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