Holiday Wish

By Bill Alpert / December 14, 2017

Morro Rock, Morro Bay, CA • Photo: Bill Alpert Design: Adobe Stock

This is a wonderful time to remember the countless blessings we enjoy, even take for granted. Our families, friends and colleagues are truly a priceless gift. This beautiful planet, and the opportunities we enjoy as Americans are beyond compare. Above all, we are forever linked by the boundless love of a creative force beyond our imagination. Let 2018 bring us together, let it bring the recognition that we are as one. Peace on Earth!

2016 Postage Rates

The Postal service is still the number one go-to option for direct marketing, even in deep into digital 2016.  

It’s always been the same; choosing the right products and services from the postal service can be confusing. The following pages might help:

For your reference: here’s the master price list of USPS products and services: http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/Notice123.htm#_c109

Furthermore, a handy mailing piece size reference chart can be found here: http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/Notice123.htm#_c435

The are many pitfalls when you work with direct mail. Before you begin your next design, be sure to check the rules. Mistakes can be very costly. If your project involves mailing more than a few hundred pieces, it easily pays to work with an experienced service provider. More often than not, you’ll save money in the long run.

Call me at 909-948-3550 if you’ve got questions or need assistance! ~Bill Alpert

What Files Can I Send to Copies&Ink?

Certainly “what file type(s) does Copies&Ink accept?” falls into the category of a most frequently asked question. Here are some simple answers:

Adobe PDF files are great, if prepared according to generally accepted guidelines for commercial printing.

Adobe Creative Suite is fully supported. Copies&Ink was an original Adobe Authorized Service Provider and Adobe Influencer in Southern California. Here are your best options:

  1. Adobe InDesign
  2. Adobe Illustrator
  3. Adobe Photoshop

Contact us for advice on how to best optimize your documents for print.

If you need to send us documents based on Microsoft applications, such as MS Word, Powerpoint or Excel, your best option is to first convert these documents to PDF.

Apple Pages is fully supported, though PDF export.

If your situation doesn’t fit one of the above options, contact us for assistance.

Thank You!

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