Thursday, 15 March 2018

Chasing Away The Monsters

donation at Utah Last October, our Senior Account Executive, Carla Zufelt, experienced every parent's fear of having her son hospitalized for an illness. While at Utah Valley Hospital, Carla was impressed by the superior level of personalized care that her son, Javen, received.

After her son's stay, she asked if we could do something as a company to support the great work of the staff at Utah Valley Hospital. Of course, we were excited to be a part of the adventure!

One of the things that helped Javen the most was to have activity packs to keep him entertained. So we created a special "Create Your Own Monster" kit to help kids chase away their boredom and fears.

We were then fortunate enough to present the kits to Javen's favorite person, Emily, and orchestrate a reunion with her and Javen. We are grateful to the caring and compassionate team at Utah Valley Hospital and hope our small donation will help lift the spirits of the amazing kids whom they serve.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

NOW HIRING a Graphic Designer and Layout Artist

NOW HIRING: Full-Time Graphic Design and Layout Artist

We have an immediate opening in our Orem, Utah location for a full-time job as a graphic designer and layout artist in our Wide Format Prepress department. Duties include basic graphic design and layout for wide format (including banners, posters, signs, etc.), preparing design files for print, and working with prepress software to preflight files. An excellent knowledge of Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop are a must. A degree in Graphic Design or a related field or equivalent design experience is a plus.

Familiarity with the print process is a bonus, but not required. We are willing to train the right person for the job. The ideal candidate works well in both a collaborative environment and individually and is able to meet tight deadlines, handle multiple tasks at once, and focus for long periods of time.

Standard hours are 8:00 to 5:00 PM weekdays, but some occasional flexible availability is important to keep up with work volume. Pay is $14-16/hr DOE. Email your resume and portfolio to HR Director, Larisa Hicken or call 801-221-2555 ext. 204 for more details.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Nominate Your Hero!

Celebrating Our Local Heroes

McNeil Printing and The Orem Owlz invite you to nominate your favorite local hero for recognition! There are four categories for nominations:

• Emergency Medical Response
• Military
• Law Enforcement
• Fire Fighting

Our heroes will receive a free 24” x 36” canvas print from McNeil Printing and tickets for their immediate family to attend the Orem Owlz game on August 25, 2017 where they will be publicly recognized for their contribution to our community.

To nominate your hero, submit an essay between 200 and 500 words in length telling us why your hero deserves to be recognized. We will select one winner from each category. Make sure your email includes which of the four categories your hero is being nominated for and how to contact you if your hero wins. Self-nominations are not accepted. Heroes must be at least 18 years of age, but anyone over age 10 may nominate a hero. Submission deadline is August 15, 2017. Heroes must live in Utah County. Winners must be available to be photographed and interviewed. Email your nomination essays or questions to contact@mcneilprinting.com.

Monday, 5 June 2017

5th Annual Hal Wing Memorial Ride

Sign up for the 5th Annual Hal Wing Ride in Springville, Utah on July 15, 2017. The ride will be escorted through the beautiful Spanish Fork Canyon, Scofield Reservoir, Fairview and back to Springville. Special thanks to Legends Motorcycles for hosting!

All proceeds benefit the Honoring Heroes Foundation to help injured and fallen Utah Highway Patrol troopers and their families.

This year the entry fee will be $30 for each driver and $20 for each passenger. The entrance fee provides a shirt, breakfast, and lunch.

Check out this video of last year's Hal Wing Ride.

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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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!

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

  • 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!

  • Adjustable Height
  • Quick and Easy Setup

  • 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.

  • Heavy Duty
  • Weather Resistant

  • 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.