Hot Off the Press: Arizmendi, Looking Glass Photo and More

April 17, 2013

Sure, PsPrint is an online printer that serves customers all over the country, but with all the customers who pick up their printing orders through our Will Call departments in Oakland, Calif., the Chicago area and Bethlehem, Pa., we often feel like a small-town company. When I’m out and about in the San Francisco Bay Area, I regularly pick up promotional postcards and sticker handouts, only to return to work and realize these businesses are our customers. This week’s “Hot Off the Press” features several local companies I like and respect:

  • I regularly pop in to worker-owned Arizmendi in Emeryville, Calif., before work for a cheese roll and an Americano – sometimes after work, too, for its pizza of the day.
  • I pass by 1-2-3-4 Go! Records almost every day on my way to work. Despite the rise of digital music, this brick-and-mortar music store lives on.
  • Speaking of brick and mortar, Looking Glass Photo sells cameras and supplies but doles out friendly advice for free – its staff is not only a knowledgeable bunch but talented, too, and is holding a group photography show at PhotoboothSF (another PsPrint customer) for which we printed its promo postcard.

The printing done by our customers always inspires me. Did you see last week’s “Hot Off the Press,” with some absolutely gorgeous design?

Sticker design by Jesse Ledoux for 1-2-3-4 Go! Records


Postcard photography by Anita Gay for Looking Glass Photo


Sticker design by Stephen Long for Cakehead Bakeshop


Postcard design via San Diego County Farm Bureau for San Marcos Farmers’ Market


Vinyl banner by Design Action for Arizmendi


Postcard for Murphy’s Magic Supplies


Business card for Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue


Postcard design by Rebecca Willbond for Conklin


Cover design by Justin Aymer for Christ Church’s “The Flame” magazine


Sticker for Molly Mutt


Postcard design by Angie Carrier for “A+A” art exhibit


Shanti Project greeting card design by Matthew Simmons and Mindy Schweitzer-Rawls for National Volunteer Appreciation Week


Newsletter design by Annamaria Gatlin for Caffe Umbria


Business card design by Market Connections’ Dena Snyder for Blue Ridge Energy Systems


Sticker for Eastern Sierra Land Trust


Postcard for Indigeny Reserve


Sticker for Curtin and Allen


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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 #

I love simple designs that command visual attention - the Molly Mutt and San Marcos Farmer's Market pieces are perfect! I also like the Murphy's Magic postcard - hilarious!

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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.