Mail

Updated: Mail Piece Design Tips

Editor’s Note: Mail piece design affects your mailing costs, your brand image and the effectiveness of your campaign. With all that at stake, you’d think it would one of the most important elements in…

Mail

Boost Color Customer Communications

To support client demands for digital color, Midwest Direct has installed Canon's revolutionary ColorStream® 3900 digital color printing system. The printer combines advanced inkjet technology and…

Marketing

Is a Loyalty Program Right for Your Business?

If you were to grab your keys right now, what would you see? House and car keys most likely, but perhaps a few loyalty cards as well. Whether it’s GNC, Walgreens, or even one for your local gym,…

Data

Take Your Direct Mail Back to School

Summer is coming to an end, lunchboxes are back on display, and supermarkets across America are suddenly flooded with frustrated-looking parents trying to find the exact three-ring binders requested…

Mail

5 Things to Check Before Sending Your Artwork to Print

Are you sitting down? Good. Let’s get real for a second: you may be submitting your artwork for print in a sub-optimal way. This is fine, of course – we make adjustments and try to accommodate as much…

Mail

Prep for Your 1st Print Project Like a Pro

You’ve got your content triple-proofed, your artwork is looking sharp, and you have a thoroughly scrubbed list of a thousand recipients formatted perfectly in an Excel spreadsheet. You’re ready to go…

Mail, Marketing

Is Print Really a Promotional Product?

Pens, coffee mugs, hats, water bottles… if you can put a logo on it, it can be used to promote a business. Promotional products are everywhere, and more than half of us use them at least once a week.…

Marketing, Mail

3 New Ways to Combine Technology & Print

This week, Snap Inc. (it’ll always be Snapchat in our hearts) launched Spectacles: limited-quantity sunglasses that can record videos and directly upload them to your phone. It’s a brave move…

Marketing, Mail

Graphic Design Game Changers

At Midwest our creative team is constantly pursuing better graphic design.  Much of what we do centers around raw functionality, such as designing a mail piece that passes breezily through mail…

Mail

Digital printing: Connect with Variable Data Printing

You know when you get a mail piece addressed to “Current Resident,” and you instantly move the piece - both mentally and literally - over to the junk pile?The simple secret to avoiding the junk pile…