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Timing is Everything

Never before has timing been as important in launching a marketing campaign and maintaining customer communications as the here and NOW. With today’s flood of communications and endless messages, maybe what is said matters less than WHEN it’s said.

Consider the significance of this for a moment. Much of the focus as writers, promoters and marketers tends to be on the messaging, but how much attention is currently paid to things like time of day when messages are sent – and more importantly, when they are received?

As real time communication tools like Twitter and status updates on Facebook and LinkedIn and mobile messaging take top priority in fully integrated communication campaigns, the question of WHEN is obviously going to continue becoming more and more significant.

With these real time platforms, readers rarely give a second glance – most blasts, updates or texts are skimmed right away or junked. Given this, you want your message to hit when your audience is the most receptive – including the right day and the right time.

Is it possible to determine this information or is it too dynamic? It depends. Studies exist with benchmarks for best days of the week produce the best open or click rates. These are aggregate numbers across thousands of senders, however, so be leery of the data, because data alone doesn’t take into account your particular call to action, target audience, or recipient behavior.

So…maybe what’s best is conducting your own study. Start with your best guesses based on what you know of your audience, emails and organization and then test to find best days and time combinations from there. Don’t forget to weigh those options against your call to action.

For instance, if your call to action is related to a purchase, obviously you want to consider your audience’s pay periods. If your call is time sensitive, then calendaring is imperative.

Keeping detailed records is what’s going to make or break this methodology. You must have a good system for tracking your end results and then USE the data for future decision-making.

Remember, real-time communications is intended to help messaging be more relevant to your customer. If you’re able to graph and predict more successful times for sending out various pieces of your campaign, obviously you’ll be more successful and ahead of the competition.

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May 3, 2010 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

PRISMA GRAPHIC COMMEMORATES 30 YEARS

Reflecting on 10 years of significant growth

PHOENIX, Ariz. – February 1, 2010 – While a tough economy has consumed a number of its competitors, Prisma Graphic Corp. will mark its 30-year anniversary this year. The company, which began in 1980 as a small boutique print shop, has since transformed itself into an all-inclusive marketing solutions provider under the leadership of Bob Anderson.

Voted #1 by its customers in Ranking Arizona for the past three years, Prisma Graphic is committed to ongoing product and service enhancements – utilizing technology and refining online products to satisfy the marketing efforts of its client base. Prisma is committed to providing clients highly-targeted direct response campaigns, integrated with online micro-sites for data collection, personalized email and/or mobile message follow-up, database management and tools that report final return on investments. (more…)

February 3, 2010 at 5:20 pm Leave a comment

Why use Web to Print technologies?

Web-to-print, also known as Web2Print or remote publishing, is a commercial prepress process that bridges the gap between digital content online and commercial print production. This online service is a streamlined, cost-effective way to order and print your business materials.

Who Benefits from Web to Print:

  • Marketing departments
  • Employees in charge of printed materials
  • Sales representatives
  • Human resources
  • Franchise networks
  • Office managers
  • Accounting!

Picture having an online catalog of all your companies promotional materials for employees, managers, and your sales force to select from pre-determined marketing material, customize it, and then have access to online ordering and tracking!

Web-to-print solutions, or print on demand publishing, allow your company to control what promotional materials that your department managers, franchise operators, and clients have access to in order to make choices such as which marketing template to use and how many to create. But what if I need to make changes? No problem, make changes to fonts, layout, templates, design, images, etc, with a WYSIWYG editor. Web to print saves money because your company is only printing marketing material as needed.

Protect Your Image

Your Brand is important. By having all of your collateral marketing material in one place, with control over access and content, you can make sure that your image is the same between all of your locations or departments. Having all your locations and all of your employees accessing one-central printing center that you have complete control over means your clients sees a solid consistent company.

By using a web-to-print solution you can  protect your logo and trademarks, the identity your company has built. And since all of your marketing material from brochures, business cards, stationary all have your logo and trademarks on them, they are worth protecting. Since users order from a catalog of pre-approved marketing and sales materials, you can make sure your brand, logo, and trade and service marks are all consistent throughout your organization.

Advantages of Web-to-Print Solutions

  • Coordinate worldwide marketing efforts
  • Web-to-print makes the entire process easier, more accessible, and cost-effective
  • View and download PDF proofs
  • Access powerful, dynamic reports and receive email updates
  • Assign administrators to monitor and approve orders
  • Define and analyze cost centers

Interested in seeing what a web to print solution can do for you? Check out a web to print demo provided by dokshop, powered by Prisma Graphic. Choose between a real-time on-line experience or a personal one-on-one demonstration.

January 21, 2010 at 9:27 pm Leave a comment

PRISMA GRAPHIC ADDS TO EXECUTIVE TEAM

PHOENIX, Ariz. – January 20, 2010 – Prisma Graphic Corp. announces the expansion of its executive team with the recent promotion of Rob Steele to Marketing & eCommerce Director. In this newly created position, Steele will be utilizing technology to expand the services and capabilities the company provides, including marketing supply chain management, online business-to-business and overall web-to-print solutions.

Steele will be building on Prisma’s current expertise of managing marketing supply chains with proprietary online products such as dokshop; offering clients an efficient way to create and distribute branded print and digital materials by multiple users and locations, while corporately controlling inventory and costs. He will be introducing other services like printpower.com, which is a user-friendly, web-to-print solution providing designer-quality products for competitive prices. In his new role, Steele will also oversee a team of eight members, the complete redesign of their website and company-wide marketing efforts in general.

“We created this position to specifically address the evolving needs of our clients and our future roll in the marketing mix,” explained Robert Anderson, president of Prisma Graphic. “Rob is a forward-thinker who always considers efficiency and what’s best from the client perspective. Technology has allowed us to be much more innovative in our approach, enhancing our ability to offer cost-effective marketing communication tools in both the print and digital arenas,” Anderson added.

Steele joined Prisma’s sales team in 2001, producing nearly three times the industry average the first year, and ultimately became one of Prisma’s top salespeople. Prior to joining the company, he worked as a production manager for Esser Design in Phoenix. Attending the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Steele received a Bachelor of Journalism, majoring in advertising with minors in marketing, English and history. After graduating in 1995, he was hired by Orent Graphics in Omaha as a project manager. In 1997 he joined Zaiss & Company, a leading marketing and communications firm, as a production manager, overseeing direct mail campaigns and print expenditures for major clients.

To contact a representative of Prisma Graphic and learn more about their products and services call 800 379-5777 or visit prismagraphic.com.

About Prisma Graphic

Prisma Graphic, headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is a full-service, marketing solutions provider with an emphasis in commercial printing that specializes in online marketing supply chains and has been ranked #1 by Ranking Arizona magazine for 3 years running. Founded in 1980, Prisma works from a state-of-the-art 82,000 square foot facility and offers products and services that include web, sheetfed and variable digital printing, design support, data analytics, warehousing, fulfillment and complete in-house mailing. To learn more about Prisma Graphic visit prismagraphic.com.

January 20, 2010 at 7:05 pm Leave a comment

The Spirit of Giving- Prisma Graphic teams up with St. Mary’s Food Bank for an 8,000 can food drive.

A Gift to Many at the Holiday Season.

Being in the service business, the notion of positively impacting others comes natural to all of us at Prisma Graphic. We are fortunate for our partnerships and we count our blessings every single day. In the spirit of the holiday season we hope to unite the resources of our clients, co-workers, families and friends to help our community. Prisma Graphic has set a goal to collect 8,000 cans of food to donate to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance by the end of January 2010.

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the world’s first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry. Covering 13 of Arizona’s 15 counties, this worthy organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for all Arizonans in need.

As a special thank you for your continued support and patronage, Prisma Graphic will match all donations can for can or dollar for dollar until this goal is reached; a perfect way to give a deserving family a happy holiday.

 Please join us to make a donation: 

Simply click here  to contact Prisma Graphic to arrange for the pickup of your food or monetary donation. We’ll contact you to coordinate a convenient time for one of our delivery drivers to stop by your location

2010 –  The Spirit of Giving Continues…

To continue the spirit of giving throughout 2010, Prisma Graphic is planning the following company events to support our community.  Please check back for updates throughout the year.

April – May 2010: Habitat for Humanity

October 2010: Race for the Cure

November – December 2010:
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance Drive and
Crisis Nursery Hope for the Holidays Campaign

December 17, 2009 at 3:23 pm Leave a comment

Printable technologies case study on Prisma Graphic and Dokshop.

Printable technologies recently wrote case study on Prisma Graphic and Dokshop.

November 17, 2009 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment

Prisma Graphic Services and Capabilities

Prisma Press Floor

 

 

 

 

Prisma Graphic has the following services and capabilities.

Equipment List

Electronic Prepress

  • (1) Magnus 800 Platesetter with 5 Autoloader/Cassettes
  • (1) Creo Trendsetter Spectrum Platesetter
  • (9) Mac Work Stations
  • (9) PC Work Stations
  • (6) PREPS Imposition Stations
  • (2) Prinergy JVX 10.4 Ripping & Trapping Systems
  • Prinergy Stochastic Screener
  • Prinergy – PDF Workflow
  • Kodak – FM Staccato Screening
  • Canon Color ImpoProofer Automated
  • 2-sided proofer with Color Management
  • Canon ImagePrograf Contract Color Proofer with Kodak Color Management
  • Epson Inkjet Color 9900 Proofer 44”
  •  (2) Sherpa 2-Sided Proofers
  • HP DesignJet 5500 Proofer
  • Pictoral Proofer (11” x 17” max)
  • Multiple CD/DVD Burners
  • Rimage Premium CD/DVD PlexWriter (6 Unit) High-Speed
  • Eversmart Pro2 Flatbed Scanner (11.5” x 17” original input)
  • X RITE PlateScope (Plate Quality/Process Control)
  • X RITE Spectrodensitometer (Proofing, Plating, Press Profiling Process Control)
  • Eye One Color Calibration System
  • Profile Maker Pro (Color Profiling system)
  • Complete Up to date Software and Font Library
  • All files archived on DAT and DVD
  • Mirrored 3T Raid Dell Servers & Gigabit Speed Network
  • E. Quix & High Speed Network Server
  • FTP Server
  • (2) CIP3 Servers
  • Kodak ColorTune Proofing Server
  • Prinergy 1.6 Remote Proofing Server
  • Kodak InSite – Customer Job Interface 

Bindery

  • (2) Heidelberg Cylinder Press; Sheet Size: 22 x 30”
  • Brausse – 22 1/2 x 29” Die Cut, Emboss and Foil Stamp
  • Kluge EHD – 14 x 20” Die Cut, Emboss and Foil Stamp
  • Baum Lawson MPU, 47” Paper Cutter (Micro-cut)
  • Polar 52” EMC Paper Cutter (Micro-cut)
  • (2) Saber® 54” Cutter w/ Baumann Jogger
  • Mueller Martini Saddle Stitcher   10 Stations w/ Cover Feeder & 3-Knife Trimmer
  • (2) Mueller Martini Saddle Stitcher   6 Stations /Cover Feeder w/ 3-Knife Trimmer
  • Perfect Binder 18”
  • Rollem TR, 35” Perforating & Scoring
  • Rollem TR, 40” Perforating & Scoring
  • MBO B26S Perfection Folder 26 x 40”; 32-Page
  • MBO B23 Folder 20 x 26”; 8-Page
  • MBO B32 S Perfection Folder 32 x 40”; 8-Page
  • Stahl Folder 30 x 40” 16-Page Folder
  • Kluge Pocket Folder Gluer w/Final Fold Ability
  • Challenge Paper Drill, 5-Hole
  • (1) Auto Shrink Wrap Packager
  • (3) Semi-Auto Shrink Wrap Packager

Presses (Web, Sheetfed & Digital)

  • M-130 Heidelberg 38 inch, 5 Color Heatset Web with Color Control System CCS Loop
  • Combo Folder – Sheeter – Pattern Perforator    Maximum Sheet:  22.75 x 38 inches, Maximum Image Area:  22.5 x 37.5 inches
  • Color King 36 inch, 2 Color Web Press / Combo Folder  Maximum Sheet:  22.75 x 36 inches, Maximum Image Area:  22.5 x 35.5 inches
  • Akiyama 40 inch, 5 Color Perfector with Color Control System CCS Loop Maximum Sheet:  28 x 40 inches,  Maximum Image Area: 27.5 x 39.5 inches
  •  (2) Akiyama 40 inch, 6 Color w/ Aqueous Coater,  Maximum Sheet:  28 x 40 inches,   Maximum Image Area:  27.5.  X 39.5 inches
  • Mitsubishi 28 inch, 6 Color w/ Aqueous Coater,    Maximum Sheet:  20 x 28 inches,    Maximum Image Area:  19.5 x 27.5 inches
  • Ryobi True 2 Color (Best for Registration and Solids),  Maximum Sheet:  12 x 18 inches,  Maximum Image Area: 11.5 x 17.5 inches
  • (2) AB Dick 2 Color Replicator,  Maximum Sheet:  12 x 18 inches,  Maximum Image Area: 11.5 x 17.5 inches
  • Halm Jet 2C Color Perfector Envelope Press,    Maximum Sheet:  13 x 18 inches, Maximum Image Area: 11 x 17 inches
  • HP Indigo 5000 4 Color Press   Maximum Sheet:  12 x 18 inches,  Maximum Image Area: 11.6 x 17.2 inches
  • C6500 Digital 4 Color Copier/Press,   Maximum Sheet:  12 x 18 inches,  Maximum Image Area: 11.6 x 17.2 inches

Fulfillment

  • Pick and Pack
  • Package and Distribution
  • On-line Customized Inventory Management
  • Cycle Count

 Mailing Services

Our Mailing Department offers a fully integrated service, which
is completely in-house, and configured to suit any requirements.
These services include data acquisition and management, CASS
certification, NCOA service, DPV validation. Prisma can customize
any mailing program to satisfy the needs of our clients.

 Dokshop.com (Web-to-Print Solution)

A unique business-to-business product that enables users to order,
personalize, proof and manage print materials online.  Its parameter-
based programming allows customization with various user options
and controls. Each site can be specifically tailored to fulfill any client’s
needs.

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 Offset Printing Services:

  •  Sheetfed: Medium Quantity Print Runs
  •  Jprint 5C Perfector Press with Color Control System CCL
  • Sheetfed: Large Quantity Print Runs with our new Control System CCL
  •  Heatset Web: Large Quantity Print runs with Color
  • Open Web: Short and Large Print runs

  Digital Printing:

  •  Including Variable Data
  •  Indigo Short Quantity Print runs, Up to 12”x18”, Including Variable Data with Inline Finishing
  •  Konica Minolta Quantity Print runs, Up to 12”x18″
  •  41”X72” Large Format-Short Quantity Print runs
Prepress  
  •  State-of-the-Art Computer Hardware,
  •  Software & Color Correction & Image Manipulation
  •  Hi-res Canon Kodak Proofs
  •  HP Ink Jet & Laser Proofs, Sherpa Digital Proofs
  •  Prinergy Ripping & Trapping
  •  Prinergy –FM Segundo Stochastic Screening
  •  Kodak Remote Proofing
  •  Kodak-FM Staccato Screening
  •  Prinergy PDF Workflow
  • SSL Secured FTP Site
  • Direct-to-Plate Magnus 800

  Design & Production 

  •  Outside agency support
  •  Supplement In-house Creative Staff
  • Develop Original Concepts 
  • Follow Existing Corporate Graphic Standards

 CD/DVD Duplicating

  •  Data Duplication 
  • Thermal Label Printing

Bindery

  • Folding 
  • Scoring 
  • Perforating 
  • Stitching 
  • Perfect Bind 
  • Die Cutting 
  • Embossing 
  • Foil Stamping 
  • Gluing
  • Drilling
  • Mounting
  • Sequential Numbering

  DOKSHOP: Online e-Commerce Website

  • Pre-approved Products
  •  Brand consistency
  • Static and Dynamic Fields
  • Instant Online PDF ApprovalView Order Status and History
  • Customizable Shipping

State-of-the-Art Warehouse Facility

  • Product Inventory Storage
  • Clearly Labeled Product with Scannable Bar Codes

 Fulfillment  

  • Computerized Pick & Pac
  • Build Kits of Various Configurations Requirements
  • Bulk or Custom Packaging to Fit your Unique
  • Ship to Single or Multiple Locations

Mailing, Shipping & Receiving

  • CASS Certified Mailing Services
  • Database Management
  • Inserting
  • 1st Class, Standard Presort
  • Bulk Mail with FedEx Overnight
  • 2-day or Ground Shipping
  • Common Carrier

 

Contact Prisma Graphic for a quote on all your printing, design and mailing needs.

 

November 12, 2009 at 5:57 pm Leave a comment

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