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Jul 25, 2013

 
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Company branding is very important when it comes to creating a successful business. There are several traditional ways to go about creating a noticeable brand such as business cards, newsletters, advertisements or a well designed website. However, there are also some non-traditional tactics that prove to be successful as well. If you are looking to go the extra mile and do something creative to get attention for your brand, consider designing and printing your own company stickers. A bright, shiny and colorful sticker might get you a second glance where a paper advertisement might be overlooked.

Designing and printing your own stickers

In one of our previous blog entries we discussed the perception of color and how it affects the message you are sending your current and potential customers. It is important to keep color choice in mind when designing effective stickers. If your current logo and sticker design is strictly black and white you might want to consider adding a pop of color. This will increase your chances of grabbing and keeping the attention of your audience. Stickers are meant to quickly convey a message and this message should be understood in one quick glance. Your sticker should include your logo and should not be overly designed to the point where they look cluttered.  And finally, when designing your stickers, make sure to use a high quality designing program to ensure that your final product looks professional.

After thoroughly designing your sticker, it is time to print! You can use either an inkjet printer or a laser printer–however, inkjet printers are friendlier to sticker paper as they allow the sticker paper to be flexible. Inkjet printers also don’t require a lot of heat to print, meaning there is no conflict between the heat of the printer and the vinyl used to make the paper sticky. Your stickers might need to a thin layer of water repellant spray on vinyl sticker paper to protect them from potential water damage as well as retaining the shine to catch your audience’s eyes. You can pick up paper for printing stickers at most paper supply companies.

CompAndSave has fair priced ink that you will need for your printer to make beautiful stickers for your business on your own and just the way you like them. Have you ever printed your own stickers? Do you have any tips to pass on to anyone looking to design their own stickers? Comment below we would love to hear from you. 

About the Author: James S. is an employee of CompAndSave. He loves card and board games, trees and printer philosophy. 

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!

Thursday, July 25, 2013 Augusta
 
Photo from: www.treehousestickers.com

Company branding is very important when it comes to creating a successful business. There are several traditional ways to go about creating a noticeable brand such as business cards, newsletters, advertisements or a well designed website. However, there are also some non-traditional tactics that prove to be successful as well. If you are looking to go the extra mile and do something creative to get attention for your brand, consider designing and printing your own company stickers. A bright, shiny and colorful sticker might get you a second glance where a paper advertisement might be overlooked.

Designing and printing your own stickers

In one of our previous blog entries we discussed the perception of color and how it affects the message you are sending your current and potential customers. It is important to keep color choice in mind when designing effective stickers. If your current logo and sticker design is strictly black and white you might want to consider adding a pop of color. This will increase your chances of grabbing and keeping the attention of your audience. Stickers are meant to quickly convey a message and this message should be understood in one quick glance. Your sticker should include your logo and should not be overly designed to the point where they look cluttered.  And finally, when designing your stickers, make sure to use a high quality designing program to ensure that your final product looks professional.

After thoroughly designing your sticker, it is time to print! You can use either an inkjet printer or a laser printer–however, inkjet printers are friendlier to sticker paper as they allow the sticker paper to be flexible. Inkjet printers also don’t require a lot of heat to print, meaning there is no conflict between the heat of the printer and the vinyl used to make the paper sticky. Your stickers might need to a thin layer of water repellant spray on vinyl sticker paper to protect them from potential water damage as well as retaining the shine to catch your audience’s eyes. You can pick up paper for printing stickers at most paper supply companies.

CompAndSave has fair priced ink that you will need for your printer to make beautiful stickers for your business on your own and just the way you like them. Have you ever printed your own stickers? Do you have any tips to pass on to anyone looking to design their own stickers? Comment below we would love to hear from you. 

About the Author: James S. is an employee of CompAndSave. He loves card and board games, trees and printer philosophy. 

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!

Jul 18, 2013

 
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Comp and Save would like to officially announce the relocation of our company. Previously we resided in Portland, OR and have now moved to San Francisco, CA area. While leaving Portland was hard for us after being located there since our start, we felt it was time to make the move to California.

We want to assure our faithful customers as well as our new customers that this move will not affect the quality of service you will receive from us. CompAndSave  will continue to purchase directly from manufacturers at high volumes, locking in steep discounts. Our inventory is for sale exclusively online, keeping our business overhead to a bare minimum. We pass all to the  savings on to our customers and are able to sell ink cartridges at cheap and affordable prices.

We ship our printer ink cartridges and laser toner cartridges orders by US Priority Mail and FedEx. Orders placed before 4PM EST will be shipped out the same business day. Free shipping is available for all U.S. orders over $50, otherwise $3.99 low flat-rate shipping cost will be added.

We are very excited about our new office and warehouse. We are still working on some minor details but will post pictures  of our new facility in the near future. 


About the Author: Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!
Thursday, July 18, 2013 Augusta
 
Photo provided by allthingsaugusta.com
Comp and Save would like to officially announce the relocation of our company. Previously we resided in Portland, OR and have now moved to San Francisco, CA area. While leaving Portland was hard for us after being located there since our start, we felt it was time to make the move to California.

We want to assure our faithful customers as well as our new customers that this move will not affect the quality of service you will receive from us. CompAndSave  will continue to purchase directly from manufacturers at high volumes, locking in steep discounts. Our inventory is for sale exclusively online, keeping our business overhead to a bare minimum. We pass all to the  savings on to our customers and are able to sell ink cartridges at cheap and affordable prices.

We ship our printer ink cartridges and laser toner cartridges orders by US Priority Mail and FedEx. Orders placed before 4PM EST will be shipped out the same business day. Free shipping is available for all U.S. orders over $50, otherwise $3.99 low flat-rate shipping cost will be added.

We are very excited about our new office and warehouse. We are still working on some minor details but will post pictures  of our new facility in the near future. 


About the Author: Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!

Jul 3, 2013

Summer vacation from school is well underway. Keeping your kids occupied all summer can be a daunting task–especially on rainy days when going outside isn’t an option. Instead of popping in a movie, turn on your household printer! There are a ton of crafts you can do using your printer that will keep your kids busy and encourage creativity. We have put together a list of our favorites to get you started.


  • Printable puppets- Using these printouts, your kids can create their own puppets and put on their very own show. The print outs allow them to color their characters and then bring them to life by gluing them onto paper bags.


  • Printed animal mask- Kids love to play pretend! Let them expand their imagination by printing out an  animal mask for them. They can color and decorate the mask however they choose! When they are finished, help them cut out the mask, and attach an elastic string! Ta da!


  • Print your own board game- Playing the same old board games can get boring really fast. Create and print your own board game for something new and exciting. Beyond just printing out the board itself, children can use their imagination to come up with game pieces and playing cards. Even better–let them make up their own rules




  • Coloring book pages- Sometimes it is just entertaining to sit around and color. Print your own coloring book pages to save on purchasing coloring books or to use when all of your coloring books have already been completed. There are a lot of sites online that allow you to print out coloring pages– some are even educational.


  • Recycle old printed paper- Everyone prints something by accident or finds an error after printing every now and again. Instead of throwing the documents in the trash, save them to help entertain your kids. Try giving each child a sheet of the paper you mistakenly printed. Ask them to circle every letter “e” they can find on the paper. You can choose whatever letter you want or if they are old enough ask them to create words. This is a great activity for learning and a great way to recycle those printed pages. You can even let them cut up the papers and use them for art projects.




  • Iron ons for t-shirts- This project requires a little more planning and a lot of help from an adult, but it is a project that the kids will love. Print out your own iron on patterns on your home printer. Afterwards, apply them to a t-shirt or some other form of fabric using your iron. Peel away the transfer paper and let the fabric cool. Afterwards, kids can color their own shirts using fabric markers!

If you are looking for further ideas, try googling key phrases such as these: kids printer crafts, DIY printer projects for kids, printable projects for kids or childrens printer art projects. All of these search terms will provide you with a lot of choices for activities you do with your kids all involving your printer. Also check out our pinterest boards for more craft projects involving your home printer.

What types of creative projects do you like to do with your kids? Do any of them involve your printer? We would love to hear your ideas!

About the Author: Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 Augusta
Summer vacation from school is well underway. Keeping your kids occupied all summer can be a daunting task–especially on rainy days when going outside isn’t an option. Instead of popping in a movie, turn on your household printer! There are a ton of crafts you can do using your printer that will keep your kids busy and encourage creativity. We have put together a list of our favorites to get you started.


  • Printable puppets- Using these printouts, your kids can create their own puppets and put on their very own show. The print outs allow them to color their characters and then bring them to life by gluing them onto paper bags.


  • Printed animal mask- Kids love to play pretend! Let them expand their imagination by printing out an  animal mask for them. They can color and decorate the mask however they choose! When they are finished, help them cut out the mask, and attach an elastic string! Ta da!


  • Print your own board game- Playing the same old board games can get boring really fast. Create and print your own board game for something new and exciting. Beyond just printing out the board itself, children can use their imagination to come up with game pieces and playing cards. Even better–let them make up their own rules




  • Coloring book pages- Sometimes it is just entertaining to sit around and color. Print your own coloring book pages to save on purchasing coloring books or to use when all of your coloring books have already been completed. There are a lot of sites online that allow you to print out coloring pages– some are even educational.


  • Recycle old printed paper- Everyone prints something by accident or finds an error after printing every now and again. Instead of throwing the documents in the trash, save them to help entertain your kids. Try giving each child a sheet of the paper you mistakenly printed. Ask them to circle every letter “e” they can find on the paper. You can choose whatever letter you want or if they are old enough ask them to create words. This is a great activity for learning and a great way to recycle those printed pages. You can even let them cut up the papers and use them for art projects.




  • Iron ons for t-shirts- This project requires a little more planning and a lot of help from an adult, but it is a project that the kids will love. Print out your own iron on patterns on your home printer. Afterwards, apply them to a t-shirt or some other form of fabric using your iron. Peel away the transfer paper and let the fabric cool. Afterwards, kids can color their own shirts using fabric markers!

If you are looking for further ideas, try googling key phrases such as these: kids printer crafts, DIY printer projects for kids, printable projects for kids or childrens printer art projects. All of these search terms will provide you with a lot of choices for activities you do with your kids all involving your printer. Also check out our pinterest boards for more craft projects involving your home printer.

What types of creative projects do you like to do with your kids? Do any of them involve your printer? We would love to hear your ideas!

About the Author: Andrew Yeung is president of CompAndSave, a leading online provider of premium printer ink cartridges, including remanufactured and compatible printer ink cartridges. With deals every month and a 1-year guarantee of quality, CompandSave provides an easy way for people and businesses to purchase printer ink and accessories.

Learn about CompandSave's deals and news from the world of printing by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+!