To show off our awesome custom t-shirts, PrintKEG is giving away one free custom printed t-shirt for interested individuals. Alas, the free part simply implies monetary value and will require a tiny amount of work from each participant.
We provide printing on many t-shirt brands and styles including v-necks, tank tops and long sleeves for men, women and kids. This is a great month for us to host a free giveaway since a custom printed t-shirt could be a really cool, and unique, holiday gift.
What do you have to do?
Link to http://www.printkeg.com (or any internal page of our website) from your blog, website or social media outlet. You can link to us from your personal blog (Wordpress, Tumblr etc.), company webpage, Twitter page, Pinterest profile, or public Facebook page. Once you’ve mentioned and linked to us, be sure to quickly submit this form.
What you get - exactly.
You will receive a unique code for $20 which should cover almost any single-sided custom printed t-shirt on our website plus some (maybe all) shipping costs. T-shirts can purchased from Printkegshirts.com.
We also have a giveaway program for serious bloggers and website owners.
The fine print
1. Offer only good one time per family or company.
2. We will approve all places linking to us before we provide a coupon code. Websites and blogs with no value or not indexed by search engines will not likely be approved. Twitter pages, Facebook pages, Pinterest profiles under 100 “fans” will not be approved. Our main intention here is to ensure people are not submitting fake accounts or poor quality websites. Basically, we have the right to disapprove any submitted URL.
3. Shipping and turnaround times vary according to amount of orders in production so please be patient. Free shirts normally ship within three to four business days and a tracking confirmation email will be sent at that time.
4. This free custom shirt coupon code expires 6 months after creation and can only be utilized one time.
Just this past Thanksgiving week, my family visited St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and Turks And Caicos through Carnival. During our 7-day bonanza of storms, hidden fees and bickering, I couldn’t help notice all the photography surrounding me. Clearly, many professionals were taking advantage of vacation time by snapping some pictures for selling purposes.
Many of PrintKEG’s clients are professional photographers making a living from their keen eyes while others simply prints photos as a hobby. Either way, PrintKEG has numerous photo printing services that will save most photographers considerably. We specialize in helping artists become more profitable and photographers are no exception.
Large Photography Printing
Some of the prices we offer for wide format photography printing is staggering. 16×20 and 18×24 photographic prints costs only $10.95 and are discounted via quantity selection. 20×30 costs only $18 and 24×36 only $18.95. But how does this compare to our rivals?
Shutterfly seems to only provide wide format photo prints with margins. None of the above services (except for PrintKEG) offers discounts based on quantities two or more that I could find. Each company seems to have a method for free shipping and all prices are based on everyday prices. When ordering 5 or more photo prints, we offer an amazing price savings when compared to the other photo print services.
PrintKEG offers four quality media types for printing large photographs including photo gloss paper, photo matte paper and artistic canvas. Canvas photo prints can be printed as single sheets or wrapped around .75″ durable frames.
The above picture displays the color richness and clarity of PrintKEG’s large photograph canvas prints.
Smaller Photo Prints
As you can see, when it comes to price, PrintKEG rules. Each company does have unique advantages over the other ranging from photo storage, unique product types, interesting pickup options, free shipping options and discount availabilities.
Each photo print company provides different photo paper types. Snapfish simply indicates using a matte finish photographic paper, Shutterfly utilizes a Fuji crystal archival paper, Walgreens offers an unspecified matte or gloss photo paper, while Printkeg prints on a 100# glossy cover paper stock. When it comes to making orders like 25 individual 5×7 or 4×6 photo prints, Printkeg is not really an option since those sizes require a 25 minimum quantity per art file.
The above image demonstrates the quality of PrintKEG’s 8×10 and 11×14 photo prints.
Ordering Custom Photos
Shutterfly and Walgreens both offer a same-day pickup option from many locations across the nation, which is a nice feature. I did not track down any prices that might be affiliated with that service. All four print companies will ship photos and all seem to sporadically offer some kind of free shipping program.
Here are some tips and bits of information that might help answer questions or concerns when printing custom flyers.
1. Flyers are typically paper handouts that are intended for mass distribution. As digital technology has entered the commercial printing market, flyers have become more useful than ever.
2. Flyers are also referred to as leaflets, handouts, letterhead, postcards, pamphlets, fliers, circulars and handbills.
3. Smaller sized flyers, like 4×3, may be more effective as handouts and cost half the price. They are easier to hold and may fit in pockets.
4. When mailed, large sized flyers have a greater chance of catching a consumer’s attention.
5. Some “flyers” may actually be referred as postcards by some print companies.
6. Most printers require a “trim” or “bleed” area when printing edge-to-edge. Check with your print provider for proper measurements of bleed area. Some print companies simply stretch artwork while others strictly require users to conform before printing occurs.
7. Flyers are typically printed using CMYK. This is a four color model used to provide full color printing that also describes the process of combining Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (usually black). Many users and designers typically use RGB, but converting to CMYK before submitting graphics to printer will greatly improve color accuracy.
8. Some print companies offer a matte text paper stock for 8.5×11 flyers. This option can be an alternative way of buying business stationery at lower prices.
9. Flyers, as a group, includes a wide range of paper sizes up to 11×17. They originally started out with sizes DL (slip), A4 (letter), A5 (half-size) and A6 (postcard).
10. There are two different spellings for flyers. Flyers and Fliers. Both versions are correct, but “flyers” seems to be the most popular and recognizable version.
11. Custom flyers can be an alternative and very affordable way to sell art prints. Rather than looking for “prints” try searching for companies that provide low runs of flyer printing. This can save consumers considerable; however, it is important to utilize reputable company using proper technologies and medias.
12. Some online printers consider “club flyers” as postcards. Others use both terms for the same product. Club flyers are essentially 4×6 postcards but can be include almost any sized paper or card that is easy to hand out.
13. Be sure to compare prices of flyers and brochures at different print companies. Sometimes, despite using the same paper choices and sizes, companies often consider the two products very different and implement separate price strategies. For instance, you may be able to get a folded flyer cheaper than a brochure or vice versa.
14. In the commercial printing world, small orders of 1-1000 are often provided using digital printing and 2000+ quantities are typically provide using offset printing. Traditional offset companies are beginning to adopt digital technologies while some companies are focusing strictly on digital printing. When purchasing custom flyers, quantity and print style can make a huge difference in pricing.
15. Some counties, cities and jurisdictions have restrictions on how and where flyers can be distributed. Be sure to check your local area’s ordinances before handing out or printing flyers.
This week, PrintKEG is in the final stages of relocating to 122C Stanley Road in Beaufort County. Inside the new facility, the company has adopted a third digital press plus a variety of new finishing equipment (cutters, folders etc.) allowing the company to continue providing immaculate prints faster and more reliably further committing itself to standing out in an extremely saturated and competitive market.
Walk-in customers are welcome but calling ahead of time is recommended since the new facility is surrounded by a security gate. The $5 “pick up” fee will be reduced to $0. Company staff does accept appointments to discuss print projects that include custom posters, flyers, shirts and any other print service offered by PrintKEG.
Founder and CEO, Chris Mullen states “This is a bold move for us. As we continue building our business model of cheap printing, we never forget that quality and dependability is what keeps customers coming back to PrintKEG. We understand the needs and expectations of the art community, individual designers and marketing representatives. Our new location facilitates and fosters a more high-performance environment enabling us to be the best at what we love: printing small projects inexpensively. Our staff will miss our old little shop. At 10 Burton Hill Road, we transformed a little print shop into a million dollar national phenomenon. We had great neighbors and a wonderful landlord. I will always remember that place as it served to be a major stepping stone in our company’s history.”
Can you believe the holidays are almost here again?
For home or office use, start the holidays off right with PrintKEG’s custom Christmas and holiday cards. Through the years, we’ve created a wide variety of free holiday card templates or you can upload your own custom design. We’ve recently added many new designs to our already extensive variety of pre-designed, and free, Christmas and holiday greeting cards.
Business clients can create holiday cards to send out to customer reminding them how much you care about them. We can also assist in implementing a business logo and create a holiday card that better fits your brand. Just contact a customer representative for further assistance.
We also offer two incredible card stocks for holiday cards. Glossy cards fit wonderful when it comes to photo-centric cards and matte is a high-end card stock suited well for all other card types. Each holiday card is partnered with a 70# white envelope at no extra cost.
There’s no better time to start planning for Thanksgiving dinner than today. Fall is upon us now that it’s November 1st, we have to start thinking about creating those special custom Thanksgiving cards inviting loved ones to gather for that special day where we over stuff our bellies.
First, pick from one of our free Thanksgiving card designs. Afterwards, edit the text as you see fit then choose a quantity and you’re almost done! All cards (flat and folded) are accompanied with vellum white envelopes and are shipped within a couple days. All cards are scored and orders 100 and under are also folded.
Personalized Thanksgiving cards also allows businesses to express gratitude to clients and customers. Corporate customers should consider our higher-end quality matte card stock since they are easier to sign and appear more elegant. Company logos can be added to any card so please call one of our customer representatives to help customize one of our free designs, or we can assign an artist to create a uniquely branded Thanksgiving design.
Since the very beginning, our company has been printing comic art. Observing the brilliant artwork flowing through our facility is one major reason why I love owning a print company so much. As a former comic book fanatic, it’s always fun to see various works of sequential art. I especially thought some recent projects were worth sharing so enjoy!
Today, we noticed two independent movies we’ve been printing posters for featured on the iTunes Movie Trailers home page that sound quite interesting.
Spark: A Burning Man Story
Deep in the dusty expanse of the Nevada desert, over 60,000 people from around the world join together in a weeklong bacchanalia of art, self-expression and music. The once forsaken landscape is transformed into a temporary Shangri-La that doesn’t end until a towering effigy is set alight and burned to the ground in a ritual frenzy. This is Burning Man. Originally imagined as an experiment in creating a utopia where the restrictions of modern life - the nine-to-five rat race, laws and confining societal norms - vanish, the event’s popularity and scope has now exceeded even the creators’ wildest dreams. Spark: A Burning Man Story brings audiences behind-the-scenes of the legendary celebration, shining a light on the triumphs and challenges of the artists fighting harsh realities to keep their ideals of unbridled freedom and community alive.
In a nameless, suburban American town, the smell of barbeque fills the air as Fourth of July celebrations move from a hot summer day into night. Joe, a man who works hard and travels a lot, leaves his family behind for the holiday, citing a business trip. Abigayle, his precocious daughter, is left to tend to her ill mother and manage the house on her own, yet again. Seeking just enough attention to get her through another night of her lonely responsibilities, she turns to Dexter, a former high school basketball star whose best days are behind him. And while Abigayle is out with Dexter, Joe is secretly spending time around town with June, a much younger man he met online who’s struggling to accept himself. And for just this night, the small world that these four live in will become even smaller, though the freedom they experience has never been so dangerous, fleeting and honest.
When PrintKEG was conceived, we built an oversimplified 5-page website that only sold a few poster sizes. We built it in less than seven days- an astonishing feat.
Shortly afterwards, version two was in development. My business partner and I hand-built every aspect of e-commerce, aesthetics, SEO and customer management which was quite daunting for two people. PrintKEG 2.0 has been with us for about four years now and helped us achieve great success thus far.
It’s time to move forward and our staff is excited about what is to come, and we hope you will be too. Here is a glimpse of two major improvements coming soon.
1. Online Designer
We’ve held off on this long enough. Our online designer is feature-rich and allows people to upload finished art or start from scratch. Most importantly, clients can visualize finished art before committing to paying and printing.
2. More Products & Features
Right now, we only offer one shirt type. When the new website launches, we will introduce more than thirty new t-shirt styles including tank tops, v-necks and long sleeves.
Outdoor decals will soon compliment our sticker section, and we’re adding a large assortment of colored envelopes for invitations and cards.
Smaller features such as PayPal integration, Facebook compatibility, flat rate shipping, easy re-orders, new paper options and much more are also on the way.
Change Is Not Always Easy
We understand change, even good change, can sometimes be difficult, and we will try to make this an easy transition for everyone. One item all customers must know is that usernames and passwords will change. Customers will be notified promptly when this occurs. For questions concerning our upcoming feature-rich website, please contact Chris at 843-379-1198 or email us at email@example.com.
Created by the U.S Small Business Association, National Small Business Week is intended to spotlight the successes, innovations and achievements of entrepreneurs to inspire small business owners nationwide.
According to SBA’s website, nearly half of Americans work for or own a small business, and those entities create about two of three new jobs each year.
As a small business owner, I am proud that PrintKEG will be offering a 10% discount on our most popular business-class print products all week to spread love and appreciation to our fellow companies.