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Greeting Cards are here . . . and they’re Letterpress!

February 18th, 2014

At the end of the day, each of us wants to feel connected to other people and just the right card can express how we feel. No matter how tech savvy any of us is or becomes, we can’t get away from that basic need for touch and sending out a beautiful card for whatever the occasion, is always a good thing.

Here at Hoover we have been primarily a Commercial Printer but in the last few years we have done more and more personal items such as Wedding Invitations, Graduation Announcements and Christmas Cards to name a few.  Recently we decided to add letterpress Greeting Cards to our services since we have received more and more requests for all things letterpress.

They’re packaged in sets of 6 for $10.00 or 2 sets of 5 for $15.00.  You can’t find that kind of pricing anywhere and we’re located in Costa Mesa so come on by or we’ll ship them to your home!

If you have any questions, please reach out to me at john@hooverprinting.com.

 

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas

November 20th, 2013

Don’t wait until the weather outside is frightful!! Get your picture done while the grass is still green and leaves are on the trees. Bring your picture(s) or images in and we can create a unique Christmas card.  We have 100s of sample to help you decide on a size, a color or a type font. Here are just a few fabulous Christmas cards that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me at john@hooverprinting.com.

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Start Planning Your Christmas Cards Today

August 15th, 2013

It’s that time of year again – time to pull out those pictures for your personalized Christmas card. We all love looking through our mail each day to see the gorgeous and creative Christmas Cards people send!… seeing the return address of an old friend on an envelope rekindles memories of friendships past and special times spent together. While for many this is a challenge to design or create the perfect Christmas Card, Hoover Printing has 100’s of samples in our lobby to help you with ideas and we are always there for some helpful suggestions for making your personalized Christmas card certain to be proudly displayed. If you don’t have time to come in, send us your photos, give us an idea, whether formal, casual and we’ll design one for you.

No matter how busy our lives get, the tradition of sending and receiving Christmas cards will never go out of style.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me at john@hooverprinting.com.

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Letterpress is amazing

June 10th, 2013

Letterpress is one of the hottest trends in Stationery, Business cards, Invites, and Announcements. The ancient printing technique that involves printing words or designs with ink while simultaneously debossing the image into thick, soft paper.

This letterpress look is elegant, stylish, high-end and simply amazing. Nothing can beat the touch and feel of a letterpressed project. Letterpress printing works best on thick paper made from natural fibers because you can feel the deep impression, like reverse Braille. Everyone wants to run their fingers over the image or writing and feel where the ink has been pressed into the paper. Come by and take a look at some of our samples;  we’d love to create something especially for you.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me at john@hooverprinting.com.

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Photographs to Canvas Prints

March 22nd, 2013

Now you can turn your photos into stunning works of art that are uniquely yours. Your family portraits, wedding, vacation, pet or landscape photos will become your custom, personal pieces of art.  Your prints are printed onto high quality, archival canvas, giving your favorite image that classic touch.

Our professional quality wrapped canvas prints are custom-made for you in sizes up to 44″.  Whether in full color, black & white or sepia tones you will be amazed at the high quality of printing. Your printed canvas is stretched on a wood frame, gallery wrapped, treated with professional grade polymer sealant, to protect from UV and environmental damage, including moisture, ready to hang and enjoy.

Your most memorable photos will look great and become something you can be proud of!

If you have any questions, please reach out to me at john@hooverprinting.com.

Everyone can make a Photo Book

February 1st, 2013

 

Photo Books are fast becoming the most popular way to cherish and preserve your photos with family and friends. Whether it’s a gorgeous wedding photo album, a new baby memory book, a sports team book, a fun-filled family photo album, an adventurous travel photo album, or a personalized children’s book. At Hoover Printing you can create a one of a kind keepsake to treasure forever or use as a thoughtful gift for someone special. Simple to create online and delivered to your door.

One reason our photo books are so popular is they’re really easy and fun to make. All you need to get started are some favorite photos and a few minutes! Your book will be professionally printed and bound to create a beautiful coffee table-style book that will last for years. Even the glossy hard cover can be customized with your photos and a book title.

Choose from six different sizes, upload your photos, then follow the simple step-by-step instructions to create your professionally bound Photo Book that’s perfect for you. Each page can feature up to 13 photos plus your own text. That’s not all – let your creativity run wild with the wide choice of page background designs, borders, colors, and typefaces to create a picture-perfect album.

We know how busy you can be! If you don’t have time or energy in creating your photo book, let one of our professional designers create one for you. Just email us your photos and for a nominal fee, we’ll create a book that you could be proud of.

Custom Printing

September 14th, 2012

Here is an interesting use of Letterpress, Foil Stamping and Die Cutting on our extra thick stock.  The cards came out great and the customer said “they are fabulous!!!”  At Hoover Printing we pride ourselves on our quality and constantly strive to bring you the best printing money can buy. Whether you need us to find that unique paper or one of our many in-house papers, we aim to please.

Wedding invitations are always special to print; it’s something we really enjoy doing.  If you have a custom letterpress project you’re working on, give us a call and we’ll help make it crisp, colorful, attractive and definitely unforgettable!

If you have any questions, please reach out to me at john@hooverprinting.com.

Make a Lasting Impression

July 31st, 2012

I’ve been noticing in the past few years that people are putting less and less information on their business cards.  It makes a lot of sense, because these days it takes less than 10 seconds to find most people online. I like this trend a lot because, in my opinion, the less artwork and text on a card the stronger it looks.  Also, they make you irresistibly curious.

I find the classic feel and finish of letterpress papers takes printing back to an era of quality and craftsmanship that is not often found in other printing methods today. Even the smell of the ink, more apparent on a letterpress-printed page than with offset, often appeals to the collector.

At Hoover Printing we are adding edge painting to the list of services available for business cards and wedding invitations.  I think edge painting is such a gorgeous way to bring in some color while keeping it spare and elegant. The edge painting can be any color and the process works best with the 2-ply stock.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me at john@hooverprinting.com.

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Effective ways to print and use your logo

February 23rd, 2012

Logo design is an important area of graphic design, and sometimes the most difficult to perfect. The logo, is the image embodying an organization. They are also used to identify and meant to represent companies’ brand different from others in similar markets.

Designing a good logo requires a lot of involvement from the customer. It requires clear idea about the concept and values of the brand as well as an understanding of the consumer. The dream of designing a logo which lasts for 40 years is something we can all aspire to. Rememberthe minimalist design will always be popular and last longer.

Some companies have been using the same logo for years, but 2011 was the year the gradient with a 3D effect becoming commonplace. Everyone has seemingly been adding a gradient to their logo design. It just seems to add an interest to the whole design, giving it a third dimension of sorts and something that looks sleeker and more professional than a simple single-tone logo. These seemed to jump off the website page too.

Give us a call and we can help design your new logo or update an existing one. Here are some of the great logos in use at Hoover Printing.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me at john@hooverprinting.com.

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Full Color Banners

January 6th, 2012

Create a personalized banner/sign to announce or advertise your church, birthday party, trade show, business, graduation, retail store, school, sports team, company, grand opening, promotional fundraising, wedding or any event. At Hoover Printing you are sure to get that perfect attention-grabbing banner. We can create a custom banner to match your unique size and shape requirements to catch the attention of a passer by. You can order a full color banner and be confident in knowing they are digitally printed on quality 13mm Scrim Vinyl, with or without grommets to meet your individual need.

I’m a huge soccer fan so this 7 foot long banner is proudly displayed in my garage.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me at john@hooverprinting.com.