Thursday, August 30, 2007

Monthly Specials - September 2007

1,000 Complete CD Package - $995

Includes 4/1 4 panel folder & inlay, up to 3 colors screened on disc face.
Packaged and shrink wrapped. Free barcode & top spine available upon request!
(Price does not include overs and shipping.)
(Full color offset disc face, add $50)

1,000 Bulk CD Replication - $495
Includes CD face films, three colors screened on disc face, glass mastering and shipping.
(Full color offset disc face, add $50)

1,000 11"x17" Posters - $325

Full Color on 100# coated text. Price includes shipping.

500 11"x17" Posters - $250
Full Color on 100# coated text. Price includes shipping.

100 11"x17" Posters - $99
High end digital prints. Full Color on 100# coated text. Shipping not included.

1,000 7" Gluepockets and inserts - $695

Full color 7" gluepockets on 10 pt. cover. & 7"x7" 1/0 inserts on 100# coated paper.
For 2 sided 1/1 insert add $50. Shipping not included.

1,000 LP Jackets and inserts
- $950
Full Color LP Jackets with waterbase & 11"x11" 1/0 inserts on 100# coated paper.
For 2 sided 1/1 insert add $75. Price includes shipping to one location.

Imprint's LP jackets are printed on 20 pt. board. Matte varnish is available, add $50 per 1000. There is an additional charge for shipping to more than one location. LP orders are subject to a 10% over/under run.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Imprint <3's FBR.

We have worked with Imprint from the day we started the label. The people at Imprint are great and always make sure that we are getting the best products at the best prices.

- John Janick, Fueled By Ramen

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Get Outta Town!

We've been working with Charles for years, and are happy to call him a friend...

Imprint takes time and consideration into projects I'm doing like no one else. Every hard deadline, odd request, or ridiculous idea, they are able to accommodate. They keep the DIY ethic of punk about them and are still able to provide service on a larger scale. I will never use anyone else for my printing or CD replication. I only wish more businesses had these kinds of people working for them.

-Charles Chaussinand / Owner
Get Outta Town Records
Thanks Charles!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Full Color CD Labels Upgraded to Offset Printing... FREE!

Starting immediately all full color (CMYK) CD labels will upgraded to offset printing at no additional charge! That's FREE!

Offset printing offers the best possible quality for CD labels. In terms of numbers, offset printing is 175 lines per inch (vs. 85-135 lines per inch for silkscreen)... What does this mean? Well, the more lines per inch, the better (smoother & clearer) the printing looks! Sounds good to me.

We are also going direct to plate on our CD labels now, so that means even better quality than film to plate output (1 less generation). I think the new CD labels look amazing, and I'm confident you're going to agree!

You don't have to do anything to receive the free upgrade to offset printing... Simply place an order with a full color CD label, and the disc will be offset printed... It's that easy!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

John from Cincinnati

Final episode of John from Cincinnati airs this Sunday night.
That is all.

Update after watching the final episode:

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

New Digipak® Pricing Announced!

How about 1,000 discs packaged in a full color 4 panel Digipak® for $1,625 (+ overs & shipping)?! Sound too good to be true?! It's not!

Digipak® is a highly flexible form of CD packaging that can be custom made to fit a variety of shapes and forms. In addition, Digipak® provides an almost limitless range of printing surfaces and multiple tray configurations. Unlike a conventional jewel case, the highly durable Digipak® will not crack or shatter.

We've added some new Digipak® with pocket options, as well as updated the pricing on all our Digipak® offerings! Be sure to check it out!

You can find the updated templates here and the new pricing here.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Welcome to the Testimonials

In this section of the blog, we're going to post client testimonials from time to time. We love it when people write or call and tell us how happy they are with their final product. We take every order seriously, and are proud of the work we do.

This one is from a great guy named Moises who was releasing his first disc... The entire project turned out beautifully, and it was great of him to write and express his gratitude.

Thanks for all your help during this entire process. The CD looks great,
you guys delivered as promised. We wish to express our gratitude to you
and rest of the team for turning our vision into the real thing. Thanks
again, and we hope to continue working together in the future.

Thanks to you Moises!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Placing an order with Imprint in 3 easy steps...

Placing an order can sometimes be a confusing experience. The interweb can be a scary place, full of dark corners, strange terminology, and porn... Don't let that get you down! Placing an order with us doesn't have to be a harrowing experience... Just follow these easy steps, and you'll be well on your way to having your completed CDs, LPs, posters, etc. in your hands!

Step One:
Fill out an order form on our website.

Simple enough. Don't lose sleep over the specifics. Your artwork tells the final story of what it is you're ordering. Make sure you include billing and shipping addresses, email info, and phone info. Also, don't forget to include the quantity of what you're ordering! We receive a lot of orders with no quantity info. This is one of the most important parts of the form!

Step Two:
After you've completed (and submitted!) an order form, you'll be given an order number. Zip up all of your art files and name the zip file with your order number (so that we can easily identify and associate the two). From there, all you have to do is upload the art to us. There are numerous options outlined on our FTP section of our site. Check it out!

Step Three:
Regarding the artwork, you'll want to set your art up using our templates, as it will save us time in getting you a proof (as well as the overall turn around time for your project!). The templates can be found here...
After we've received your artwork, you will receive emailed digital proofs within 1 business day. Peruse the proofs, make sure everything is in order, and respond to that email with approval.

Once we've received approval of your proofs, we will be in touch regarding setting up payment, as well as giving you an estimated ship date for your order.

That's it!

I'd also recommend skimming over the FAQ section of our site, as there's quite a bit of useful information regarding the production process.

I hope this is of some help. As always, we're here if you have any questions, so drop us a line if you get confused... Pick up the phone and call, whatever works... we're happy to help!

Friday, August 3, 2007

The Phat Vegan: Wheat Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Walt's Corner:
Shared Recipes by The Phat Vegan

Being Vegan and quite healthy, I was asked to share some of the items that I eat. I am 6'4" inches tall and maintain a weight of 220 - 230 lbs. and it is not easy keeping this body style :) I am quite active but at the same time, I enjoy putting in some couch time and enjoying a snack here and there.

Krista, my better half, took the reigns years ago to make sure that we eat healthy while at the same time we get to enjoy some junk food. Here is one of our favorite cookie recipes. It is also wheat free for those with allergies. Enjoy!

This is borrowed from Post Punk Kitchen...

Wheat Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Submitted by Isa

Prep time: 8 minutes | Cooking time: 10 - 12 minutes | makes 18

These cookies couldn't be any easier to make, unless you had someone else make them for you. If you don't need them to be wheat free you can substitute oat flour with regular flour. You can also sub the sugars for and dry sweetener of your choice (Florida crystals, sucanat etc). Oh and by the way, they are yummylicious!

1 small mixing bowl
1 medium mixing bowl
wisk or fork
baking sheet or two

1 3/4 cups oat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup canola oil *or* melted margarine
1 Tablespoon flax meal
1/4 cup soy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flax meal and soymilk. Add sugar and stir, add oil and vanilla and whisk vigorously until all ingredients are emulsified (about a minute).

Mix wet ingredients into dry, fold in chocolate chips.

Drop batter by the tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet, leaving and 1 1/2 inches of space inbetween cookies.

Bake for 10 -12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for a bit (5 minutes). Using a spatula, put them on a cooling rack or plate to cool the rest of the way.

New 7 Inch Jacket Sizes

Starting today, all of Imprint's 7 inch jackets are 14.5" x 7.25" (folders, pockets, and gatefolds).

The previous size of our jackets was 14.25" x 7.125". We've had numerous requests to increase the size, and are happy to announce we've finally made the transition. The new die is in and templates have been updated. You can download the new templates here.

If you have any questions about our new templates, please drop me a line.

Also, if you haven't already read on our emailed update, we will soon be offering polybags with our 7 inch jackets. We're really happy about this offering, since it will make things a lot easier for people ordering jackets to get covers and bags from the same place! Keep an eye out for pricing and availability!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Obligatory Second Post

So, after a little work, the blog seems to be in working order now. I placed a link on the index of our site, so that's how you can access the blog. I'm sure you'll all be dying to see what we write next, I know I am...

That said, I'll take this time to thank everyone for the great work over the past 13 years... We've had a great time, and things are only getting better!