This upcoming week, the PrintKEG development team will be focusing on improving our mobile website. We created it over a year ago, and it is fully functional, but we haven’t done much with it since it’s original launch.
We know how important our mobile website is especially as social media dominates each of our universes. While I personally intend to preserve our core design, I’m thinking of adding a more “Windows Metro” feel to it with a touch of Threadless appeal. More significantly, the social aspect will be improved as we allow Instagram, Flickr, Facebook and Twitter to play larger roles in our mobile ecosystem.
A large piece of this endeavor is also ensuring browser and device compatibility. We’ve tested our mobile and standard website on numerous tablets and devices and this week we’re affirming interoperability by performing updated tests on new devices per a Best Buy visit (I look for any reason stop in). We’ll be posting pictures via Instagram, Flickr, Posterous and Tumblr (@printkeg).
By the end of the week, we’re expecting a refreshing mobile design that we’ll proudly announce to everyone once completed.
Oh yeah, the digital world is a real hater when it comes to paper business cards, but cards may still be essential when it comes to marketing and credibility. Like stationery, business cards play a more personal role in offering contact information to a client. Additionally, the more ways a customer’s attention is drawn to a brand, the more likely a sale will be made.
Carefully consider what contact information is included while not trying to cram every line of communication in there. Here are some ideas:
Two phone numbers or less. Choose wisely and keep it clean. If you add a fax line (ack!) then that counts as one number. I recommend only one phone number, but some companies rely on faxes for orders (that’s absurd!).
Stick to good typography. Unless your company relies on a mascot for branding, try to stray away from photos or clip art. Carefully consider typography since it can have such a huge impact on design.
Socializing online Nowadays, I can’t see how we can avoid social media on our business cards. Before just throwing up a long Facebook link, consider Twitter, Flickr or Pinterest since those outlets might actually be more beneficial for clients and your business. For instance, we are adding Flickr to our cards so people can view print samples quickly and easily.
Forget about titles. Titles take up valuable real estate on the business card. Only add your title if it is absolutely necessary. Does adding “Sales Representative” really make a huge difference? Probably not.
Limit email addresses and URL’s. My goodness, don’t stuff a ton of emails and URL’s onto one card. One email, company website and a single social media spot is plenty.
We hope these ideas are helpful in your quest of creating an optimal business card. Learn more about our business card printing.
We love social media so we’ve started posting pics on Instagram, the popular photo sharing app.
With any social network we participate in, we like to provide a unique experience. For instance, we typically post daily deals on Twitter only, show off samples on Flickr, offer huge sales via email and engage freely with Facebook…
Sure we mix it up a little. You may find amazing daily deals posted on Facebook once in a while, or an Instagram post on Twitter, or some of our blog postings on LinkedIn, and that’s okay. We just make sure that following us through multiple channels remains beneficial and worthwhile.
We have a pretty decent mobile website, but in 2012, we intend to step up our game. With Instagram, we look forward to growing our brand and revealing a little more about ourselves as a small business in a fun way. Enjoy! @printkeg
We recently added our holiday cards and stationery products onto our mobile website. Enjoy!
Also, we are expecting more designs for holiday and Christmas cards very soon.
Our new mobile website is completed. Hooray!
We decided to create an entirely new website for smart phone browsers to ensure the most enjoyable experience possible. Our standard website looks great on the iPhone, iPod and Android; however, we just couldn’t resist the urge to improve the smaller media experience and hopefully we’ll encourage customers to order by mobile device. Sure, more smart phones offer simple zooming or resizing, but we felt strongly about exclusively catering to a 4″ to 6″ screen. Apple’s iPad and iPad mini utilizes our standard site and look beautiful.
Our new mobile site has been tested on Apple’s iPhone and iPod, numerous Android smartphones and Blackberry devices. It is ridiculously easy to make orders and check order statuses from your smart phone now.
We have continued to enhance our mobile printing website. Many products are available for price checking and ordering. Customers can also view the status of current orders. Our full sized website works wonderfully on most tablets and phablets. Our mobile website is mostly useful for price checking while on a smartphone. For technical issues or questions, please contact us.
Since many of our customers have asked for it, we are delivering. PrintKEG has added a 16 X 20 wide format poster option on our large posters page.
16 X 20 print orders are allowed a one day turnaround time. An estimated ship date is provided while attaining prices. 16×20 posters are perfect for displaying big messages, framing art, large photography and reselling artwork. All large posters are digitally printed on satin photo gloss paper, matte paper, vinyl or canvas. 16×20 prints are packaged and shipped in heavy duty tubes.
Learn more about our 16×20 large posters printing.
PrintKEG was highlighted in “Bluffton Today” on the front page. The article is written as “Going National”
We’re always extremely proud to be recognized by the people in our area. Our print company is located in Beaufort, South Carolina and we are members of the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce and Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce. We’re in the process of signing up for the Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. Although, we are a national online print company, Beaufort County holds a special place in our hearts.
Beaufort customers are welcome to visit our office to discuss or pick up a print project. We’ve been located in the Lowcountry since 2006 printing for a wide range of local customers.