Friday, November 2, 2012 - Watching the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy made staff members of an East Coast online print company, PrintKEG.com, rally to find a way to help those in need by committing to donate a percentage of sales to the American Red Cross.
“Many of our customers reside from the Mid to North Atlantic coast and we feel the need to give back and do anything we can to help support the victims of this horrific storm,” stated PrintKEG co-founder Chris Mullen. “As a small business owner myself, I can’t image the devastation of having to close a business while infrastructure is repaired and hope that our Nation helps these people get back on their feet as quickly as possible.”
PrintKEG.com offers short-run printing solutions at cheap prices including flyers, posters, banners, booklets, holiday cards and much more. Proceeds from each sale through the end of November will go directly to the Red Cross.
“We hope that many businesses will consider doing the same and our thoughts are with the families in need,” added Mullen. “We also welcome people to email us if they have projects that involve fund-raising for Sandy victims at email@example.com.”
PrintKEG.com was founded in 2008 with the goal of becoming the premiere online destination for cheap online flyer printing. Since then, the company has been able to offer much more than flyers. PrintKEG’s unwavering focus on superior customer service has allowed the company to expand online offerings to include posters, postcards, banners and much more. PrintKEG.com offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, The PrintKEG Promise.
For quite some time now, we’ve wanted to revamp our sticker products. We envisioned brighter colors, numerous shapes and rounded corners - and that’s what we now provide! The potential of our new sticker service is only limited by our customers’ imaginations. Stickers can be used as decals, window signage, labels and so much more.
But what makes them better than before?
First, we switched from a 60# Adhesive to a Adhesive Matte Vinyl. This transition ensures a more durable and high quality sticker.
Second, the colors are more accurate and vibrant thanks to our new, more advanced, wide format printer. Each sticker gains the same superb color quality as our astounding large poster prints.
Finally, stickers can be in shapes of circles, ovals or have rounded corners thanks to our new plotter. My favorite aspect of this new cutting platform is the ability to provide die-cut stickers which can be used for almost any purpose.
Oh yeah, there’s one more thing. We offer these stupendously awesome stickers at super cheap prices beating everyone else out there printing small runs of customized sticky stuff. We probably are not the place for large runs, but we’re heaven for small quantities.
Initially, we introduced our QR Code Treasure Hunt at PrintReady.co, but here it is:
The online print shop PrintKEG launches a QR Code “treasure hunt” aimed to engage customers in a fun game to receive discounts and prizes.
QR codes have been hidden around the company’s website, social media outlets and other online locations while also available in physical locations such as packaging, storefront window, mailers and other areas which remain secret until discovered by a lucky, or determined, customer or prospect.
When a client scans one of these QR codes with their smartphone, they are lead to a URL that could pass on discounts, free gifts or new clues to even bigger prizes. Chris Mullen, a PrintKEG co-founder and president, reveals “One prize is worth $1000 in credits for purchasing prints. Anyone who scans is sure to win something. We wanted this to be a fun, rewarding way for customers to help us build our brand.”
Mullen also notes that the QR codes are not only hidden in various outlets, but also lead to a wide variety of possibilities. “For instance, a QR code may lead to a YouTube Video with further clues, an exclusive deal on our Facebook page, or ask that you text us a code. The more complex the hunt, the better the prize. Many codes offer instant gratification like immediate discounts or free gifts,” states Mullen.
In many cases, once a treasure is “found” and redeemed its gone for good. The QR code will either be removed from its location or link to a place that could read something like “Blimey! Another buccaneer has been here already and ran off with me gold!” courtesy our mascot, Mr. Keg.
“The printing industry is loving the interactive possibilities with QR codes that intertwines the print and digital worlds. We’ve already dabbled a little with QR codes in the past, but we wanted to be more creative. This is a long term campaign which we hope customers will enjoy.”
The online announcement of the campaign is located on PrintKEG’s blog.
PrintKEG (www.printkeg.com) is an online printing company located in South Carolina offering very cheap prices for short run printing. They only offer products where they can be extremely price competitive including posters, postcards, t-shirts and flyers. Chris Mullen and Tony Devlin co-own the operation.
We won! Yippie! A very special thank you to everyone who voted for us!
We’re on the cover of Printing Impressions!
This month, we were covered in the magazine Printing Impressions. They featured us on the cover and all! How awesome is that?
We recently found out that we won Beaufort Gazette’s Readers’ Choice Award! I’m dancin’ a jig right now!
We are going to take a pic of our certificate and post again later! Its so exciting!
Printing Impressions, a magazine publication well-recognized in the print industry, will be featuring PrintKEG in its June issue as one of three exciting small print companies to watch out for. Nifty!
Saturday, PrintKEG was highlighted in “Bluffton Today” on the front page. The article is written as “Going National”