Hot Off the Press: Calendar Design

December 19, 2012

Assuming the Mayans are incorrect and there IS a 2013, you’re going to need a calendar. No, I don’t mean a digital one that doesn’t allow you to easily view the whole month and has bland design. I’m talking about a printed wall calendar on which you can customize the art and flip through the months. Calendars make great marketing tools because they’re big and bold handouts – customers won’t toss them aside. You can make calendars work for both you – by including coupons such as PsPrint customer Trophy Cupcakes did – and for your clients, such as by including on each page tips or verses, as North Coast Calvary Chapel did. With just more than a week until the New Year, you may think your window of opportunity for designing and printing a calendar has closed. But think again: This 2013 Oakland A’s calendar was obviously not designed by procrastinators, because it includes baseball players who’ve since been traded to other teams. See? It pays to wait until the last minute to be sure your images are relevant! So find inspiration in the following calendars PsPrint has printed in recent weeks and then take a little time to design and order your own – whether they’re for your business or for holiday gifts. Making your own calendars is easy with PsPrint's free downloadable calendar templates. For band sticker, church marketing and holiday printing inspiration, be sure to check out last week’s “Hot Off the Press.”

Design by Kevin Convertito for Thrasher Magazine

Trophy Cupcakes

Acumen Building Enterprise

Design by Taylor Gordon for North Coast Calvary Chapel

Design by I'mage Photo Studios’ Bruce Morgan for Road Scholar Transport

Design by Jennifer Case for the Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau

Design by Mara for The Siskiyou School

The Like Me Projects

Design by Clarity Design Studio’s Phil Disney for Ask 4 Nations Project

ISKCON Vancouver

Design by Anthony Henderson for Welsh Enterprises

Design by Suzanne Shade for Malcolm Drilling

Design by Karl Meyer SDAZ and photo by Craig Amrine for Skydive Arizona

Design by Ron Storer Photography for Woloshyn and Clements

PJ Trailers

Design by Mark DeCristofano for Brickman

Design by Kenny Savage for Airport Towing

Photography by Tom Nelson and design by Dolomite Designs for Wells Fargo Advisors LLC

Design by Wendy Fong for Dermatological Association of Texas

Re/Max Gold Coast Realtors

Design by Daryl Daley for Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

Design and photography by Heidi Snell for Trails and Rails

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About Jennifer Moline

Jennifer Moline writes for the PsPrint Blog as well as maintains its Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest presences. She also guest-blogs for such notable graphic design blogs as Fuel Your Creativity and Inspiredology. She’s previously written about technology and small business for news websites, magazines and newspapers. In her off-hours, Jennifer can be found roughing it in the mountains or tucked away in a movie theater.

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

Trophy Cupcakes has a sweet design, but I'd most like to see the interior pages of the Landscapes and Sculptures calendar!

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

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The PsPrint Blog is a resource for graphic designers, freelancers, small business owners and fans of print marketing. You'll find helpful techniques on printing everything there is to print, including business cards, postcards, brochures, stickers, invitations, greeting cards, door hangers, magnets and more. The PsPrint Blog shares creative ways to improve your design and layout skills, and useful tips for marketing your business in any medium. We also like to have a little fun, sharing design inspiration and spotlighting some our favorite customers' printed pieces in our "Hot Off the Press" series.