The Digital Skinny

Business is a Game – PLAY IT!

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Monopoly, by the fun people at Parker Bros., has been turned into a thousand different versions since it hit the market in 1924. Produced in hundreds of different languages, it has been changed for Star Wars, different cities, cartoons, TV shows and just about everything else, so why not create one for your own company? Sure, there’s some copyright issues, but the spoofing law allows some leeway and as a ...

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Help us handle the holiday rush!

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The holidays are fast approaching and we’re looking for some additional hands to help us keep up with the holiday rush! We know that fall has just barely arrived, but just like the retailers setting up Christmas tree displays, we need to think about the holiday season far ahead of time.

The photo product printing side of our business experiences a large increase in volume during the fourth quarter of the year ...

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Don’t abandon direct mail

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The USPS is in the midst of a financial crisis. Every day seems to bring more dire news of the service’s imminent collapse and the myriad solutions which are proposed to restore stability.

Many businesses which make use of direct mail in their marketing campaigns read these news stories and wonder “Should I keep relying on mail for a significant portion of my marketing?” Email marketing, SMS marketing, social media, search engine marketing and many other channels seem like more attractive ...

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Power posters!

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The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) is attracting attention with these posters. Anyone that’s seen a few movies in their lives will start to see narrative patterns repeating themselves, and these brightly colored posters satirize the clichés with hilarious truth.

One of the NYILFF ads shows a target practice chart with only one bullet nicking the shoulder of a human figure while a barrage of bullets surrounds the chart. The caption on the chart reads, “Villain’s accuracy ...

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Supporting startup success at Scribblitt

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As we’ve written before on this blog, one of our skills is photo product printing. We work with for-profit and non-profits to produce a wide range of photo-related products, including calendars, notepads and books. Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to work with Scribblitt, an innovative startup and very unique client.

The intriguingly named Scribblitt is a website for children to explore their creativity through writing and illustrating. Users are able to ...

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2D 3D ASAP… OK?

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Remember those really cool street paintings done by English artist Julian Beever? Well, with a little Photoshop manipulation, you can create some of your own 2D 3D printed magic!

With just a simple photo and the distort function in Photoshop, those printed mailers and direct mail pieces garner a second look, double-take from those who see it laying flat on a desk or table… or is it flat? Sell real estate that towers above all other mail, cars ready ...

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A long weekend to enjoy

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Like many of you, those of us here at R and R Images are looking forward to relaxing during this long weekend. Before we wrap up this week, we want to wish everyone a happy and enjoyable Labor Day holiday!

We appreciate all of you who read this blog and who follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Also, we’re grateful for all of our longtime clients and for ...

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Slow summer? Not here!

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Summer is usually a slower time for us, but this year things are really picking up as the hot weather rolls on. We’ve enjoyed bringing you some of our recent success stories and we’re confident that we’ll create many more in the upcoming quarter. We can’t talk about all of the projects and clients we have in the works, but stay tuned! You’ll definitely hear about some of them down the road.

While we’re on the topic of being busy, we’re ...

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Rod Key recognized for Dscoop contribution

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Our founder and CEO, Rod Key, has been contributing to the printing industry for well over 20 years. Many of his contributions have come as a member of Dscoop, the Digital Solutions Cooperative. It’s an organization whose mission is to provide a collaborative community for the users of HP’s digital printing equipment. When Dscoop was founded in 2005, Rod recognized the value such an organization could provide to R and R Images and other digital printing shops around ...

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QR Design Gets Jiggy!

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We showed how companies are breaking ground with QR code design, taking ordinary crossword puzzle black squares and creating impressive and innovative designs. People are even creating them via carefully planted crops in Farmville and houses in MyTown. We just can’t get enough of these great ideas and hope you want more, too!

Say what you will about QR technology and the next step in digital communications, but while QR codes are here and now, why not ...

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