By now most people know that Universal Printing is proud of the services we offer, the products we produce, and the level of our commitment to our customers, our community, and the environment.
Have you ever though that the United State Postal Service was confusing? Constant rate changes, endless amounts of regulations, crazy exceptions to ever-changing requirements. What’s more, later this Spring there will be even more changes in place when the USPS finalizes their adoption of Intelligent Mail Barcodes, which will become the only method of barcoding eligible for automation discounts.
Universal Printing installed our copies of Adobe Creative Suite 5 three days after the major upgrade release in April 2010. We’ve had a few patches and a few minor program updates to address crashing, some PDF creation issues and general compatability, but all-in-all, it’s a worthwhile, stable upgrade with some nice new features.
We talk a lot about “green printing” and what it means to be environmentally responsible. This is a topic that has always been important to us. Universal Printing has been a leader and innovator in aggressive environmentally responsible printing practices for over 30 years.
With all the talk of social media, cell phone apps, email marketing, spam and the list goes on and on of “relevant” ways to keep in touch with and obtain new clients, I’ve asked myself if good old fashion direct mail is a back-in-the-day solution or a future play?
I don’t know about you, but I assume that Google and Yahoo know a thing or two about marketing, and I have been receiving direct mail from them recently promoting new ways to advertise my business and promote my products on their sites! Seems like a pretty strong case for direct mail to me. Can you appreciate the irony? Google and Yahoo using snail mail to promote their high tech web services.
Winning awards is nice. There’s no other way to put it. When you work hard, doing your best day-in and day-out, it’s just nice to feel appreciated. It’s ESPECIALLY nice when you are appreciated by your Professional peers.
Earlier this month, we were fortunate to receive awards in 3 categories at this year’s PrintImage Excellence Awards. It’s a national competition and the judges are graphic designers, professional print buyers, printing professionals, and ad agency representatives… so pretty much people that understand printing from all sides.
Of course, it’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts but it’s important to point out that awards, while wonderful to receive, aren’t our motivation. We’re passionate about what we do. We enjoy putting ink-on-paper… the technology behind it all… and working with our often-demanding but incredibly loyal clients. Taking their projects, and applying our skills and experience to deliver better than imagined results, is something that really pumps us up! As Bob Moura, the president of our company likes to say, “We’re in the WOW business!”
So yes… winning awards is nice. We’re glad to have won, and we hope to win more in the future. We’ll continue to keep you updated, but in the meantime we’ll continue to do what we do: Offer innovative printing services, high-tech business solutions like ePrint our web 2 print storefront and Symphony, our Multi Channel Marketing solution, fast turnaround, and the commitment and experience to tie it all together in order to deliver a WOW experience for our clients.