First Impressions Matter: So Should Your Business Card

September 12th, 2017

You only have one chance to make a good first impression! In today’s digital era, the exchange of a printed business card remains a tested and proven tradition for face-to-face meetings. The business card plays a major role in creating a good first impression. It provides a brief message about the business and its work culture.  If it appeals to them by showing quality in design and feel, then it will translate to their impression about quality being important to you and you’re willing to do a quality job for them.  Your business card is also your ambassador which will help them remember you and at the very least stay in touch once in a while. Without a business card, you are missing out on a crucial direct marketing tool.

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

It’s Graduation Time!

May 9th, 2017

It’s that time of the year to announce and celebrate the graduate (or graduates) in the family.  We can take your favorite image or images and design a custom announcement card. Everyone benefits from receiving your graduate’s announcement. Your friends and family get to share in your family’s exciting news and you get the pleasure of marking a happy event. Everyone feels included when your graduate sends their announcements out, especially those unable to make the event. Our custom printing is a great value for a top-quality personalized graduation announcement. Using your images, these are truly one of a kind custom announcements designed especially for the occasion. Once design layouts are approved, they can be in your hands within a few days. And each of our announcement comes with its own blank or printed envelopes.

Hardcover Bound Books

June 15th, 2016

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You’ve probably dreamt of seeing your book printed in a hardcover format. Maybe it’s photos of a vacation, a photobook of your school or team’s best moments, a photography portfolio to share with potential clients, or maybe, you just want to compile your recent artwork into one professionally bound hardcover book. Whichever path is yours, you’ll need a hardcover book printed along the way.

At Hoover Printing you can create a one of a kind keepsake to treasure forever or use as a thoughtful gift for someone special. Our books showcase quality with a sleek yet sturdy look and portray values with prominent sizing. Choosing Hoover Printing helps you stand out on the shelf, instantly drawing eyes and curiosity. All of our hardbound books are designed to last for years to come, making them a great addition to any reader’s collection. And our ability to produce 1, 2 or 102 hardcover books on-site, means you get exactly the book you imagined, the way you want it, whenever you need it.
You have a vision for your print book, Hoover Printing is here to help turn that vision into a reality.

Wedding Invitations

February 16th, 2016

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Designing the custom invitations for your wedding is (we think) one of the most exciting, creative and fun parts of planning your Big Day. As we always say, your invites are the first impression your guests will have of your wedding, and when it comes to creating the perfect design, your options are literally endless.  Consider adding chic and thoughtful details such as place cards, menus, thank you notes, gift tags, and much more.

However, as you’re flipping through endless samples of paper and font styles, you’re bound to encounter some unfamiliar terminology, which can make the whole process a bit overwhelming. So to make the process a little easier, I’ll explain a few terms.

Letterpress
Letterpress has long been a popular option in the United States. Using metal or rubber plates, an artisan runs each invitation through the printing machine, which is often a vintage or antique press. Each color must be run separately and a skilled letterpress pressman will ink the machine to ensure even coverage on every piece of stationery that is fed through. The cards are then “pressed” with the ink-covered metal plates, indenting each word into the paper. Thanks to adjustable grippers on the machines, the paper used in letterpress can be several layers thick, allowing for a deep impression.

Engraving
Another traditional technique is engraving. Engraving has been around for over one hundred years, and also uses a metal plate that is etched with the desired invitation wording. Ink is spread into the etchings, and the plates are heated and pressed into the paper. This method gives the ink a hardened, raised impression. If you flip your stationery over, you will see the telltale sign of an engraved card: an impression on the back from the high heat of the metal plates.

Flat Printing
Last of the methods to be discussed here is digital printing. Digital is perfect for brides who want to include a multitude of colors rather than just one or two. A huge press digitally prints directly onto the paper, and the ink is flush to the surface, not raised or indented. Orders can be completed more quickly than with other techniques, so digital printing is a fantastic option for brides who are facing time constraints. No plates are used for this method of printing either, keeping setup costs down but limiting paper thickness. However, all  invitations may be backed with a second sheet of card stock to add more breadth and/or extra color to each piece of the suite.

Regardless of your price point, it’s possible to get a beautifully printed invitation suite using one of the above methods. You can ask Rod Hoover any questions and then pair your choice with a great design. You’ll be able to pop your invitations in the mail knowing your guests will be impressed.

January 1st, 2016

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November 20th, 2015

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Happy 4th!!

June 30th, 2015

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“On July 4, 1776, the delegates of the thirteen colonies meeting in Philadelphia declared: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Then the hard part began, with a war finally coming to a close with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on September 3, 1783. More years of difficulty finally ended with the establishment of our federal constitution in 1787. Even thought it is hardly perfect, we are confident that no nation on Earth is more dedicated to individual liberty and justice than ours.”
excerpt from PIASC Weekly Update, June 29, 2015

It’s Graduation Time

May 15th, 2015

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The time-honored practice of sending graduation announcements signifies the special meaning of this milestone. Our custom printing is a great value for a top-quality personalized graduation announcement. Using your images, these custom designed announcements can be formatted for single or multiple photo layouts and following your approved proof they can be in your hands within 24-48 hours. Each announcement comes with its own blank envelopes.

Everyone benefits from receiving your graduate’s announcement; your friends and family get to share in your family’s exciting news and you get the pleasure of marking a happy event.

Congratulations graduates!