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05.29.20

Printing Envelopes & Flatwork: Ink On Paper

To serve our client’s needs, Production Solutions (PS) focuses on the impact our client wants to make with their mailing, the intention behind it, and the quantity of the project using our wide network of supplier partner relationships. Let’s learn about the specifics of printing and how PS adds value to your work through our…

04.28.20

A Note for Maddie

Today, April 28th, 2020 would have been the day Maddie Jewel Gee turned 26 years old. Her joyous spirit was taken from us this past February, so this day now stands as a day of remembrance and celebration of life – Maddie’s life. Maddie was approaching her one-year tenure with PS. She telecommuted full time from Katy, TX. As an Account Manager, Maddie served her clients, partners and colleagues with grace, organization,…

04.24.20

Printing: What You Need to Know 

Once we get the design process right, it is time to print! The key components of a mailing must be determined and communicated upfront between the client and the production partner to be sure the print process goes according to plan. Learn about four of the major factors that play into finding the best supplier…

04.21.20

Election Mail Overload – How to Stand Out in the Mailbox

Every 4 years our mailboxes are overwhelmed with election mail. How do you stand out amongst the noise? Here are some envelope techniques to help you get your mail noticed amongst the political mail this fall. Peek-a Boo Window What’s lurking inside your envelope? This envelope sample shows a sneak peek at what the donor…

04.21.20

Look for the Helpers

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”  Mister Rogers During times of crisis, we often see the best and the worst of people. What is happening right now with COVID-19…

04.02.20

COVID-19 – USPS Operations Update

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 outbreak, here is the latest information regarding USPS operations for you to know as of Friday, May 29th, 2020. Proposed Notification of Temporary Suspension of Acceptance for Certain Countries Temporary International USPS  Service Suspension  The Postal Service is suspending service to these destinations for one or all…

03.27.20

Getting The Design Process Right

Design. It’s one of the initial stages of any mail campaign. In fact, it’s one of the first steps on the list – share your preliminary art with your production team at PS! Putting a critical eye on preliminary art will ensure you don’t run into any surprises down the road. First, a mockup of…

03.23.20

Urgent Grams Get Your Message Out Fast!

Rapid response mailings are a fantastic way to get your message out fast! Often colloquially referred to as “urgent grams”, these mailings may include off-the-shelf materials or quick turn digitally printed content, and take days (instead of weeks!) to mail. To execute urgent grams effectively you need tested formats from which to choose, lightning fast…

03.20.20

2020 Decennial Census: What You Need to Know! 

The 2020 Decennial Census, conducted by the federal government and mandated by our constitution is landing in our mailboxes this week! The Census is critical as it helps determine how many seats our states get in congress, shapes what federal funding looks like in your local community for schools, fire departments, infrastructure programs and so…

03.17.20

How-To: Remote Working!

The ability to work from home has many perks, but has its drawbacks as well. Even though it provides a tremendous amount of flexibility to skip the commute, reduce your carbon footprint, have a more adaptive schedule to care for your family and still remain productive, it can sometimes feel isolating and requires us to…