How AMP Can Partner With You for Your Holiday Parties

Everyone loves the holidays. From watching festive movies, attending countless parties, spending quality time with family and friends, to eating all the holiday food, it’s a joyful season.

Who doesn’t love all the decorating that takes place during this time? This time of year really brings people together and what better way to kick off the season than with embellishing your home or office space? In this particular post, we want to focus on the importance of decorations for your holiday parties and how AMP can partner with you to throw a wonderfully festive party.

Banners, Baby

Nothing is as simple and noticeable as a holiday banner to decorate for your holiday parties. At AMP, we make all sorts: bunting banners, letter banners, and wide print banners. Pick your favorite holiday motto and pair it with a well-designed background that reflects the colors or themes of your chosen holiday and there you have it. A simple but mandatory staple for any holiday party.

Holiday Cards

Say cheese! Holiday cards are the perfect gestures to express goodwill and holiday cheer. At AMP, you can customize these holiday cards and express your season’s greetings for all. Every time you or your guests see these cards, it represents other’s thoughtfulness. Hang holiday cards on your mantle, around a door frame, or stacked on a table to bring personalization to your holiday parties.

Holiday Coasters

It may not be well known, but at AMP we design and print coasters. Even though a holiday coaster might not seem common, it adds that extra oomph to any holiday get-together. Why not add a little variety to your decorations? These also make for a fun gift!

Chalkboard Sign

We’ve all seen chalkboards and have been amazed by the detail and artistry displayed. A fun and unique way to decorate for upcoming parties is with a holiday chalkboard sign. At AMP, we work with you to create an amazing chalkboard print for any event. All we need is your inspiration and we’ll take it from there.

Before the holiday seasons are upon us, get a jump start with your planning and preparations. At Advocate Marketing & Printing, we have all the necessary tools and imagination to help you create a memorable and beautiful party. Let us partner with you to create an unforgettable holiday experience for your guests.

3 Ways You Can Use Letter Banners

AMP is your destination for any and all of your design and printing needs. Printing needs vary from business, to celebrations, to holidays, to personal uses. There’s always a need for beautiful printing material. We know a thing or two about creating and printing beautiful materials, and that includes banners. We’ve made a lot of banners in our time…vinyl, matte, mesh, stand-up, and bunting banners. For those who don’t know, a letter banner is a string of garlands with single letters (or numbers) that combine to make a word or saying. Banners are fun and captivating, allowing people to express their brand, celebrations, holidays, fun sayings, and in a unique manner. Specifically, we’ve gathered 3 ways you can use letter banners.

For Business Purposes

Everyone has heard the saying, “It’s just business”. We challenge that; business is what you make it, and that includes your print marketing materials. Letter banners stand out in a traditional marketing world. Print your business’s name, special, or offer on a letter banner and watch your banner gain attention. Hang your letter banner over a booth, in your store/restaurant, or at an event. Something you might be asking is why would someone use a letter banner over a traditional banner? Well, for one, it’s more lightweight and easier to carry. But more importantly, it is easy to hang and easy to take down, completely eliminating the need to use screws or hooks. Letter banners gain attention, are easy to transport, and easy to take down. Check, check and check!

For Personal Celebrations

People love a good party (well, at least we do!). The thing is, decorations for a party can be mundane and monotonous. We see the same decorations/banners over and over again. Letter banners are fun because you can do more die cutting (cool shapes) with the garlands; you can create the letter itself in many fun shapes and sizes, allowing the option for differentiation and creativity with all your party decor. Hang a letter banner over your mantle or wall saying, “Happy Birthday,” “Congratulations,” “It’s a Girl,” or “Cheers.” These, of course, are just a few examples of the myriads of possible sayings one can have printed on a letter banner. Spice up your personal celebrations with customizable letter banners.

For Holiday Decorations

Holidays are some of the most beloved times of the year, and people go all out decorating their homes, stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and offices. From Halloween, to Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and more, people enjoy any excuse to decorate, come together, and spend time with their loved ones. If one thing can be overused, it is definitely traditional holiday decorations as we see them everywhere. Breathe a breath of fresh air by using letter banners for some of your holiday decorations. They stand out to add variety among your other holiday decorations and are rather inexpensive. Not only can you denote traditional sayings of particular holidays, you can also be more creative and branch out from traditional sayings. Hang letter banners on the outside of your door, over your fireplace, in your kitchen, on your wall, and the list goes on. Use letter banner decorations to put yourself and others in the holiday mood.

Letter banners are fun, noticeable, and unique. They are perfect for your business’s use, for your personal celebrations, and for your holiday decorations. Here at AMP we are passionate about design and printing and are what you call printing experts. We love helping others achieve their printing needs, and if you want to chat about letter banners or anything else print-related, let’s talk!

5 Services We Provide That You Probably Didn’t Know About

You probably know us as AMP, a printing company. Now we need to expand your idea of what a printing company can do. You know we offer traditional services such as banner printing, poster printing, outdoor signage, business cards, etc (for a full list of services, visit our website). Did you know we also offer awesome services such as sticker stencils, car decals, 3D signs, foil stamping, and customizable coasters? These services offer your company a way to break out of the traditional marketing box. Let us tell you a bit more about each one of these services.

Sticker Stencils

We have a theory that you can put stickers on just about anything. We use adhesive vinyl on many surfaces, including walls and windows. It’s becoming one of the most common ways to decorate interiors because it is easy to cut, self-adhere and remove. It lasts for about 3 years and can be removed easily for up to two years after application. Its matte surface prevents glare and appears to blend in seamlessly with the surface it adheres to. On walls, we’ve had clients request images, quotes, maps, company slogans, company values, and most commonly the company name or logo. On windows, we usually create clings to promote events or temporary deals or offerings. We even have double-sided wall clings which can advertise to folks inside and outside the building. Double the cling, double the impression!

Car Decals

Car decals are a great form of advertisement. According to the American Trucking Associations, vehicle ads generate more than 600 visual impressions for every mile driven. Instead of paying for multiple billboard locations, just purchase a car decal and take your ad with you wherever you go! We print decals for just about any vehicle, including cars, food trucks, vans, jeeps and gators. We always use vinyl and apply a laminate to protect it from various weather conditions. Car decals take your marketing the extra mile.

3D Signs

Customers have a tendency to judge a business by their signs. Uninteresting signs will not gain the attention of potential customers, and signs that are worn and torn look unprofessional. When a businesses has a 3D sign, it automatically catches eyes of any passersby. 3D lettering makes your sign pop and gets your business noticed.

Foil Stamping

We love to show off our foil stamped products. For one, it is so elegant and beautiful (and looks great in photos). More importantly, it adds real value to your brand: it increases visibility, brand awareness, brand differentiation, purchase intent, and it creates an image of professionalism and quality. Foil stamping gets your brand noticed and makes your brand desirable by adding elegant and shiny elements to your logo.

Customized Coasters

Many people don’t know that printing and cutting drink coasters is part of our new capability set. Coasters come in many shapes and sizes. We make customized coasters out of acrylics and wood. We can monogram coasters, foil stamp coasters, letterpress coasters, and die cut coasters. People order coasters with their business’s logo, their children, their pets, etc. Customized coasters make great gifts, and holiday decorations; they add an extra “umph” to your space.

AMP, a Nashville design and printing company, explores the vast world of printing. We are known for traditional printing services, but also offer unique printing services, such as sticker stencils, car decals, 3D signs, foil stamping, and customized coasters. We are the one stop shop for all your printing needs!

Everything You Need to Know About Wall Murals

The purpose of promotional materials, signs, posters, advertisements, stickers, frosted glass, etc., is to draw in customers. The goal of the game is to attract attention. When people think of printed materials, they usually don’t think about wall murals. This is a shame because what people don’t know is how effective wall murals can be for gaining new business. We want to tell you everything you need to know about how to leverage wall murals for your business; about what to look for in a wall mural, about why businesses love wall murals, and about the versatility of wall murals. This is your one-stop-read for all your wall mural interests.

What to Look For in a Mural

Maybe you know a wall mural is right for you and your business or perhaps you are entertaining the idea of creating a wall mural for your business. Either way, there are certain parameters to look for and decisions to think through when commissioning a wall mural. First, you need to decide if you want the wall mural to be on the interior or exterior of your business. Both have benefits; if a wall mural is on the inside of your business, it adds a creative, engaging, appealing piece of artwork that showcases your brand and company while grabbing attention. If you decide on having a wall mural on the outside of your business, it serves the purpose of making people stop and taking a second look, and hopefully become a conversation starter. No matter where you decide to showcase your mural, make sure the materials used to create the design for your wall mural are high quality. We recommend using printing as your medium of choice because it is vibrant, offers you a world of possibility as far as design, and the outcome is always of professional caliber. No matter what medium you choose, think about the purpose of your design and make sure it is something you’d feel excellent about portraying your brand or organization.

Why Businesses Love Murals

Specifically, we want to talk about the benefits of wall murals for businesses. Businesses love wall murals because they see ROI from them. Wall murals make customers pause and take a second look. They draw in business because of how noticeable they are. Not only are wall murals engaging and creative; they guide people to your business doors. Customer recall about your business increases when you give your customers a reason to remember you, and that is accomplished by differentiating your marketing and branding materials. Also, depending on the size of your community, wall murals can become a landmark item for your community. Any way you spin it, wall murals can benefit your business.

Versatility of Wall Murals

Besides having the option of existing on the inside or outside of your business, the types of businesses that use wall murals vary. Wall murals are used by small businesses, large corporations, and everything in between. They are used in restaurants, malls, dentist offices, grocery stores, retail stores, schools, locker rooms, and more. Wall murals are loved because they fit the needs of many organizations and businesses. No matter where a wall mural exists, it serves to make onlookers pause and take a second look. While the goal of wall murals might be the same, wall murals allow businesses a range of creativity in expressing their brand. Their limit is how out-of-the-box their creativity is, because the more creative and expressive a mural is, the more people notice. Wall murals are for the needs of a wide range of businesses, differing in size and services.

If you are going to spend money on promotional and marketing materials for your business, we’d advise you to think about commissioning a wall mural. Wall murals grab customers’ attention while nudging them to remember your business; however, before you commission a wall mural, you need to know what to look for. It is wise to understand the benefits wall murals have on businesses before you make a decision to create one, and know about the versatility of wall murals. If you have any questions regarding wall murals or decide you want to use our services to create a beautiful wall mural for you, contact us.