Thursday, August 27, 2009

And the winner is....

Each year Print Industries of America (PIA) awards printers for excellent, great, fabulous, wonderful, marvelous, print projects. (It doesn’t say all that on the award, but that’s what they mean!)

This year Heritage won an Award of Recognition for the 2007 Noble Foundation Annual Report. The award really goes to the designer, Kathleen Shannon with Third Degree Advertising (not only does Kathleen rock, so does 3rd Degree!) and the writers, editors and in-house photographer from the Noble Foundation. Kathleen and 3rd Degree have collaborated with the Noble Foundation on their past four annual reports, each of which have received multiple awards and recognitions (and were all printed by Heritage!).

Now let’s talk more about this particular design Kathleen did for the Noble Foundation. (We’ve got several items to blog about for the Foundation, they do a lot of cool stuff!)

Kathleen used a suede paper in two colors for the cover and wrap.
The embossing ... wow, it just makes it!

This piece is so very classy!

So, what do you know about the Noble Foundation? Here are some facts about this fabulous organization….

The Noble Foundation was established in 1945 by Lloyd Noble. Although he made his fortune in the oil business, he understood that the land and agriculture would be important long after the oil and gas were gone. Early programs at the Noble Foundation helped farmers and ranchers practice better land stewardship and resource conservation. Today, the Foundation has grown to include three operating divisions – Plant Biology, Forage Improvement and Agricultural – which work together to move science from the laboratory to the field.

The Ardmore-based organization employs 370 people, including 85 Ph.D. scientists from more than 25 different countries. It is Oklahoma’s largest private foundation and ranks No. 44 in the United States. Its plant science research covers the spectrum from the genetic level through field-level testing of new crops for eventual commercialization. Through an agricultural consultation program, the foundation also works directly with more than 1,600 Oklahoma and Texas farmers and ranchers to assist them in meeting their goals. This service is provided to the farmers at no cost.

Congrats again to Kathleen on her design, and congrats to the Noble Foundation on their fine work and dedication to making a difference!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Paper of the Month

We're starting something new here at Heritage...the Paper of the Month!

Now when you receive a sample from Heritage it will be wrapped & sent to you in a wonderful new paper! All the details about the paper will be featured on the right side bar of the blog.

We love our friends at Clampitt Paper!

This month our feature paper is....


From the original “green” paper manufacturer, French Paper’s Speckletone is the first recycled sheet with visible flecks and shives. With it’s timeless look, French Speckletone puts the gritty back in integrity.

Conceived in 1955, Speckletone was created to inspire designers. As it turns out, it’s inspired a few imitators as well. Over the years, others have attempted to replicate French Speckletone’s incredibly appealing good looks. But what they can’t copy is the genuine character that goes into every sheet of French Paper.

French Speckletone is 100% recycled and contains 30% post consumer waste, is acid free, chlorine free and made with 100% green power. It is available in 16 colors. Basis weights available are 28#/70# writing, 80# text and cover and 100# cover. Also available is 140# cover in Starch White, Madero Beach and Kraft. Text weights are suitable for laser or ink jet printing.

Common uses for Speckletone are annual reports, financials, posters, stationery, identity systems, books, brochures, packaging, hang tags and marketing collateral.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Who wants to be a Millionaire?

Okay, maybe not a millionaire. It just sounded better than, “who wants to save 10%?”

See if you can fill in the blanks: (Hint, it’s the same answer for each question!)

1. 98% of all homes and virtually 100% of all businesses use _______

2. The typical businessperson has 2.5 _________ in his/her working area

3. 65% of _______ recipients note appointments on their _______ while 43% of homemakers and 57% of business people use _________ for other notations and record keeping

4. 87% of householders and 94% of business recipient recall the advertising message displayed on their ____________

5. A _________ is the most frequently used point of reference for business and leisure

Did you answer them?? Do you need to use a life line? If you guessed INK PEN, you’re wrong!

The answer is a.....


On average a person looks at a calendar 12 times a day, 84 times a week. After 365 days, your brand will leave a definite impression 4,380 times!

At Heritage we offer a wide variety, and when I say WIDE variety, I mean it! There are hundreds of calendars to choose from. Wall, desk, small, large, miniature, sticky, laminated, magnetic….you name it we’ve got it!

Here are some examples….(these pictures even have hidden messages....yeah, okay so they're not really hidden!)

Here’s a wall calendar with a 3 month view...

Considering Going Green? We are also offering this “green” calendar. It’s a great option, and works for any business! Your logo and company info is displayed along the bottom of the calendar.

We’ve even got dashboard calendars! Own a company with a fleet of trucks? This one is perfect!

Your customers will be looking at a logo on a calendar all year long….why not make it yours!?!?

Order by September 15th, and save 10% on your order!

Need another life line? You can phone a friend… Heritage 800.654.1713!

**10% off on orders of 250 or more

Thursday, August 13, 2009


The AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) presents the Fellow award, which recognizes mature designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community as well as in their local AIGA chapter. The areas of education, writing, leadership and reputation, as well as the practice of design are given equal consideration in measuring significant contribution. This year Sarah Sears, Principal at S Design Inc, (click here to find out more about them) was selected to receive the AIGA Fellow award. This is a lifetime achievement award for her contribution to the design community. Congrats Sarah! We’re so proud of you.

Recently we had the opportunity to print a way-cool invitation that was designed by S Design. The invitation was actually for an event that our friends at Clampitt Paper were hosting.

Clampitt (along with Sappi & Neenah Papers) hosted the Clampitt Bowling Classic (super cute idea) at Red Pin Bowling Lounge, and invited designers and customers to attend.

The retro invite was designed by S Design, and was printed here at Heritage.

I give this design 5 stars…no wait, to use bowling terms it’s a 5-bagger. (Yeah I’m not gonna lie to you, I looked that term up on a bowling website, and it means five strikes in a row. Thank God for the Internet.)

Great job S Design, and congrats again to you Sarah!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

August Ad Club

Today Heritage had the pleasure of sponsoring the Oklahoma City Ad Club meeting. (We met at Will Rogers Theatre. I can't say that fast, can you? I say "Will Wogers" evewy time!)

The Ad Club hosts monthly meetings to promote professional development and networking opportunities. The group is made up of people from all corners of the advertising/communications industry, from advertising to marketing, broadcasting, public relations, event planning, graphic design and more. (YES, I copied that from their website, duh!)

Today's guest Speaker was Dirk Fowler with f2 Design out of Lubbock, Texas. Two words: He rocks.

He's designed concert posters for tons of clients including: Wilco, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, and No Doubt (Dirk you can send me one of those, it won't hurt my feelings!) I think what I liked most about what Dirk had to say was that he knew what he wanted, and he went after it! He made his dreams become reality. Inspiring.

We also gave away a delicious Braum's Ice Cream party basket as the door prize. Cuz who doesn't LOVE Braums? It was filled with yummy Braum's treats, and had a $20 gift card for the winner to purchase ice cream! My hope was the that the winner would use the treats and have a ice cream party in their office....that's what I would do if I won, because I love my co-workers!

If you attended Ad Club today and you're reading this blog post just so you can comment and try to win a Starbucks gift card, then....ROCK ON! Thanks for posting and hope you win! (Leave me your email address too, so I know how to find you!)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Back to School

Each year about this time, OC (Oklahoma Christian University) produces their Parent View magazine.

The magazine is a great resource for parents that gives them important information on topics such as: the admission process, scholarships, housing options, federal loans, and financial aid. Speaking as a former Oklahoma Christian student, I encourage parents to get more involved in finding out what the SCHOOL is doing and less about what their child is doing! (But that’s just me.)

I wish we could add a feature on the blog where you can actually feel the paper & texture. Is that possible? Kind of like a scratch-n-sniff sticker? Try this, just stop by the information desk at OC and ask them if you could feel one of the Parent View magazines….hmmm, yeah, maybe you shouldn’t try that.

Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about this piece (cue cheesy elevator music...) The cover was printed on Crystal Silk 80#cover, 4-color process with Soft touch Aqueous coating. (Elevator music continues) The inside pages are 60# Crystal Silk Text 4-color process with Satin Aqueous. Translation: It looks and feels really cool. (Seriously, if you’d like to see a sample, post a comment or email me and let me know.)