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Friday, 3 February 2017

Provo City Half Marathon and 5K with Run13


Did You Register Yet?

McNeil Printing is proud to sponsor Run13. This year they are hosting THREE fabulous events - the Provo City Half Marathon, the Hobbler Half Marathon, and the Racing Cane Half Marathon. Run13 provides runners with a quality experience at every race they support.



The Provo City Half Marathon is a fast and scenic downhill course which begins at South Fork Park in beautiful Provo Canyon, and is home to the original downtown Provo finish line! This is definitely the event to get your spring off to the right start and test your endurance after a long winter’s break. This course is perfect for both the rookie and the seasoned veteran.

The finish line is always a party with music, Magleby’s Fresh breakfast, massages, entertainment and activities for kids, and of course an abundance of random prize giveaways. The Provo City Half Marathon course is USATF certified and all participants will be chip timed and receive event shirts. Half Marathon finishers will also be rewarded with high quality custom finisher medals.

There are only 13 weeks left to train for the Provo City Half Marathon on May 6th! Register online or check out the Run13 website for more information on the race. If you see one of their banners about town (printed by McNeil Printing), take a selfie near it, post it on facebook and tag @run13events. You could win a prize!!

Provo City Half Marathon
Date: May 6, 2017
Time: 7:00 AM
Start: South Fork Park, Provo Canyon
Finish: Downtown Provo, University Ave. & Center St.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Putts for Patriots


We are excited to sponsor Putts for Patriots! The Putts for Patriots event was created as a fundraiser to assist military personnel in overcoming challenges and achieving educational success.

The event will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. at the Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem, Utah. All proceeds support UVU’s Veterans’ Success Center. Visit their facebook event page  for more details and sign up to participate in this wonderful event. We'll see you there!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Take a Stand

A Guide to Selecting the Right Display for Your Message


As you know, marketing is all about finding your message and presenting it in the right way. However, it's sometimes hard to know which display is best for your presentation. So, we've gathered up some of our favorite types of banner stands to help you select the best display to share your message with the world!


Tension Banners

Tension banners are our most popular display product because they are usually the most economical option. If you're on a limited budget, tension banners will offer you the most value for the price.

The word tension refers to the way the banner is displayed by stretching the material using clamps at each end of the graphic. We always recommend the L-shaped tension banners. The L refers to the shape of the hardware behind the banner. These have a smaller footprint, but are sturdy and durable.

This kind of display allows for easy and inexpensive replacement of graphics as often as you need. It's also highly portable and lightweight for traveling sale professionals who need a quick and durable option for trade shows and conventions. Tension banners are available in a variety of sizes, including table top sizes. Our tension banners include a carrying case for simple storage and transportation.

Pros:
  • Most Affordable
  • Small Footprint
  • Easy Graphic Changes
  • Portable
  • Lightweight

Cons:
  • Indoor Use Only

Retractable Banners

Retractable banners are very similar to tension banners, but they have a heavier and sturdier base and the display height is adjustable. They have the smallest footprint of all and are ideal for displays that will be pushed up against a wall or placed in a smaller display area.

Available in almost any size, including table top sizes, retractable banners are a popular choice for our customers who want an adjustable and flexible product that will endure multiple uses.

Although a retractable banner can be a bit more of an investment, they are unbelievably strong and perfect for long-term use. Graphics are inexpensive to switch out, too! A carrying bag is include with our retractable banners for easy transportation and storage.

Pros:
  • Best Quality
  • Smallest Footprint
  • Extremely Durable
  • Portable
  • Inexpensive Graphic Changes

Cons:
  • Heavier Than Tension Banners
  • Indoor Use Only


Fabric Banners

For a more luxurious and professional look, consider fabric banners to promote your event or business. We use a dye-sublimation process which combines intense heat and pressure to bind the ink to the fabric. This creates a high resolution permanent image that looks brilliant on fabric banners. Our fabric banner material is made of a sturdy polyester nylon blend.

Fabric allows banners to have a unique shape if you want to stand out among the crowd. The lightweight aluminum frame keeps the display lightweight and portable. Set up is easy as the fabric simply slides over the frame.

Pros:
  • Brilliant Colors
  • Non-Reflective Material
  • Unique Shapes Available
  • Premium Quality
  • Portable
  • Easy Set Up

Cons:
  • Expensive
  • Indoor Use Only


Classic Banner Stands

Of course, there's nothing like a classic banner stand for displaying your graphics. Our classic banner stands come in a silver or black finish and can be single or double sided for maximum display area.

The graphics are held with a top and bottom clamp ramp rail system to keep your display crisp and beautiful. Graphics are quickly and easily changed as often as you want!

Pros:
  • Lightweight
  • Easy Setup
  • Double Sided
  • Adjustable Height
  • Easy Graphic Change

Cons:
  • Indoor Use Only


Telescopic Banner Stands

If you'd like to have more flexibility in the height of your banner, a telescopic banner stand might be the right choice. These banner stands typically have a poster sized graphic display area and an adjustable base. These look terrific as directional signs, retail displays, and more!

Pros:
  • Adjustable Height
  • Quick and Easy Setup

Cons:
  • Less Graphic Display Area
  • May Tip in High Traffic
  • Indoor Use Only

Outdoor Display Stands

If you're planning to display your banner outdoors, you'll need to make sure you select a frame that can withstand wind and severe weather. Banner stands made for outdoor use are typically made with heavy-duty springs for flexibility.

Poster stands are an excellent choice for outdoor displays. The wheeled base can be filled with water for extra weight and heavy-duty flex springs help the display to withstand strong winds. Our poster stand has a double sided aluminum frame with a silver finish.

Pros:
  • Heavy Duty
  • Weather Resistant

Cons:
  • Requires More Set Up
  • More Difficult to Transport

Whatever your message, we are here to help you select the best option for displaying it! Contact us today and we will be happy to assist you.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Special Closeout Pricing on 48" Tension Banners

Save a Bundle with Special Clearance Pricing!


Our 48" wide tension banners are $100 off while supplies last. That means you can get a large premium banner for only $149! Take advantage of our special closeout pricing on top-quality 48" tension banners and display more for less!

Ideal for reception areas, traveling sales professionals, POP displays, and trade shows. Graphic is held with top and bottom clamp rails for easy set up and replacement.

Features:
  • Heavy gauge aluminum construction
  • Carrying bag and graphic protection tube included
  • Silver finish

Contact us today for more information.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Supporting Our Utah Community With Startup Santa


Startup Santa is Here to Help!


Did you know that 2 out of every 3 Utah children living in low-income families and attending 3rd grade do not read at a proficient level? Part of the problem is lack of resources. Startup Santa is here to change all that!

McNeil Printing is proud to sponsor this terrific program. If you have books that you want to donate use the Giveit app. They will pickup your books from your home OR text you the nearest drop off point. You can also get your business involved and compete with other local companies for the most donated books. Find more information at startupsanta.org.


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016


Thank you!


On this Thanksgiving holiday, we are grateful for amazing customers who continually impress us with their creativity and kindness. Thank you for your business. We appreciate the opportunity to help with your printing projects. We wish you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Winter Holiday Greeting Cards

Winter Holiday Greeting Card Ideas

15 Ideas to Jumpstart Your Winter Holiday Marketing Designs


Can you believe it's time to start planning for the winter holidays? Time is flying by! We thought we might give you a jump start on your holiday designs by posting some unique and interesting holiday greeting card designs. Maybe something here will inspire your winter marketing campaign or spark an idea for your designer this holiday season.


1. Die Cut Pop-Up Holiday Card by Mario De Kauwe

This stunning design features creative die cutting and folding for a memorable and elegant holiday card. This card is printed on shimmery cover stock for extra shine and includes a coordinating shimmery envelope.


2. Corporate Card with Foil Stamping by Christina M. Pesce

This elegant design was printed on metallic paper stock and features foil stamping on the snowflakes and border for an extra shimmer and rich textures.


3. Linen Texture Card by Tiffany Capoccia

This simple and pretty window cutout design is printed on linen cover stock for a rich textured feel that contrasts nicely with the flat style of the design.


4. Advent Christmas Card by Ian Walsh

This clever advent calendar countdown card allows the customer to interact with the design in a fun way.


5. Die Cut Snowflake Holiday Card by Becca Heuer

Using careful planning and simple die cuts, this intricate tri-fold card design creates layers of fun and definitely has that "wow" factor. A custom matching envelope brings it all together.


6. Modern and Fun Corporate Holiday Card with UV Coating by Michele Boles

This fun design takes advantage of textures glossy cover stock and adds that extra pop with UV flood coating. Adding a spot varnish for selective gloss would be fabulous on a design like this.


7. Snowflake Ornament Holiday Card by C├ítia Rodrigues and Miguel Castanheira

This card provides the receiver with ornaments to assemble and use to decorate their tree. The snowflake designs are die cut so that they are easily removed from the background. Matching custom envelopes complete the presentation.


8. Die Cut Tri-Fold Winter Card by Mandisa Fabris

This die cut card is double sided for extra space. An elegant tri-fold makes it fun to open the card.



9. Christmas Card with Specialty Folding by Polina Mineva

This Christmas card features specialty die cutting and folding for a unique presentation.



10. Corporate Holiday Card with Foil by Harnessing Light Design Studio

This beautiful holiday card features a touch of foil stamping for an elegant finish. The unique folding also grabs attention.



11. New Year's Postcard by Olivia Sciacca

This postcard is a simple way to touch base with your customers at the beginning of the year. A strong simple graphic on the front encourages the viewer to read the information on the back.


12. Polar Bear in a Snowstorm by Aimee Pong

This designer uses spot varnish to create a unique and humorous holiday card.



13. Holiday Card with Embossing and Debossing by Michelle Alonso

Using silver and gold foil, this sparkly holiday card has a glamorous feel with both embossed elements and debossed elements.


14. Ornament Die Cut Card by Jess Foy

With unique colors and fun patterns, this card stand out among the rest. With die cut ornaments printed on thick coaster board included in the design, this is one that will be displayed all season long.


15. Thanksgiving Holiday Window Card by Scott Withers

This cleverly designed see-through window creates the shape of the corporate logo on the front and opens to a surprise design on the inside. Stand out and show customers appreciation with a Thanksgiving holiday card instead of more traditional holiday cards.


Whatever your style or design, we can help you create a custom holiday greeting card that will stand out among the rest and impress your clients. Our high-quality printing elevates even the most simple design into a treasured memento. Ask us how we can help you with your holiday printing today.