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07.26.21

Cost Savings Series: Topic #5: INK!

Welcome back to our new Cost Savings Blog Series!  Last week we kicked off the series with 3 tips to save money with format changes. As with most budget items, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to your budget questions, but we are here to help you navigate ideas to help. Next up in our cost…

07.19.21

Cost Savings Series: It’s time to take stock, of your stock… paper stock that is! 

By now you’ve surely heard all of the brouhaha surrounding the paper market, coated papers in particular, and if you haven’t heard, I’d like a spot next to you under that rock. Multiple month lead times, suppliers (sending them SO much love) having to cancel jobs and “no-bids” due to lack of paper supply, it’s plain old nuts and I will confess to…

07.12.21

Cost Savings Series: GANGING!

Week three of our cost savings blog series kicks off with one of our Production Directors, Gigi Shanahan!  Gigi is tackling the topic of ganging and how you can take advantage of cost savings by looking at your program differently. Tip #1: Explore gang printing options across all of your programs. One of the quickest…

07.06.21

Cost Savings Series: Premiums

Welcome back to our new Cost Savings Blog Series!  Last week we kicked off the series with 3 tips to save money with format changes. As with most budget items, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to your budget questions, but we are here to help you navigate ideas to help. This week, we will look…

06.28.21

Welcome to PS’ Cost Savings Series! Topic 1: Formats

Welcome to our new Cost Savings Blog Series!  For the next 6 weeks, we will be highlighting some ways that you can find savings in your mailings by making a few changes to your creative and postal strategy. We are so excited to share these simple tips and to implement ideas with you.  As with…

06.22.21

Tips for Re-entering Society

Dear Industry Colleagues and Friends, This past month has presented me with a few incredible opportunities to resume some semblance of “normal” as far as societal engagement and interaction with actual 3D people – other than those in my “bubble.” It has been eye-opening, a little exhausting if I’m being completely honest, and mostly amazing….

06.21.21

Navigating a Turbulent Commodity Market

Last year, when we came to realize that the country would be closed longer than a few weeks, my wife and I began looking for clippers so we could (try to) make my hair look presentable on video calls. We were surprised when we could not find any! Looking back, we should not have been…

06.04.21

Purpose-Driven Missions

Now moving into my fifth year in the role of President for Production Solutions, along with recently celebrating our 30th anniversary, I find myself in a state of mind that resembles a Wimbledon-like tennis match. On one side of the court is my past, and the 23 years of learning and developing at PS, and on…

05.17.21

An Informed Deep Dive on Informed Delivery 

Do you have what it takes to create an Informed Delivery campaign? It’s an incredibly easy concept to understand, but as with many offerings from the USPS, the devil is in the details. As a refresher, Informed Delivery is the program created by the USPS that allows mail recipients to see their mailpieces online prior to them arriving in their mailbox. Most…

04.30.21

Envelope Fundamentals – Learning the Basics!

PS sat down with Michele Rosenberger, Senior Sourcing Manager, to get the low-down on envelopes and all that you need to know about them for a successful campaign. Check out this quick but informative Q&A with Michele, a Resource/Production Expert: PS: Are there standard sized envelopes and is there an advantage to using one instead…