Hey there! Gary Allard, APA|SD Chapter President here and I want to share my love for print. In this day and age when we are bombarded with digital imagery at every turn, from every angle, holding a printed piece of art hits an emotional spot that many of us are losing touch with.
And that’s a shame because, now more than ever, we have the resources to make amazingly beautiful prints for a fraction of the price we used to pay. Which brings us to our APA partner, 4by6. This online printing resource stands out in a few ways. First, the attention to quality is at the forefront of their business. They require a higher resolution file than most other printers, which results in more detail in the printed piece. And the hands-on attention given to each order is also a refreshing surprise; the last order I submitted had rasterized type, the art tech emailed with a concern, replaced exactly my copy (font and all) with vector type so it would print cleaner, and assured me it was all in the system and going to print without delay. Try finding that with other online print resources.
Lastly, the flexible options for quantities, sizes, card stock, and products is almost overwhelming. My business cards are printed on the “Blackline” multilayer heavy stock. For my print promos I chose the recycled stock which has a great feel and surprisingly sharp and vibrant color. If you can’t decide, sign up for a free sample kit to get a first hand feel of all the options. Shipping is quick (they are based in the Bay Area) and all my orders have arrived before the expected date.
Here’s the best part: APA|SD members receive a 40% discount on all orders. That’s huge. So if you’re thinking about that next print promo, or need new business cards, give them a try. And if you need one more reason? They plant a tree for every order they receive. Really. Honestly, I’m sold. And also not being compensated for this testimonial. Well, except for the discount, but you can get that too!
If you have any questions or would like more information about this benefit or other membership perks, please contact our Executive Director, Wendy Fisk at firstname.lastname@example.org