Maximizing the Lifespan and Impact of Your Prints

2024-05-18Erica Haferkamp

Standard Photo Prints vs. Giclée Prints: What You Need to Know Choosing the right type of print for your photographs or artwork can make a significant difference in the final product. Whether you're a photographer, an artist, or someone looking to preserve cherished memories, understanding the differences between standard photo prints and Giclée prints is crucial. This article will explain these differences, helping you make an informed decision. 1. Definition and Process Standard Photo Prints: Standard photo prints are the most common type of photo reproduction, typically used for personal photos, quick prints, and everyday snapshots. These prints are usually produced using dye-based inks... Read The Rest
Rev Up Your Auto Brand with DARE

2024-04-20Updated: 2024-04-21Erica Haferkamp

At DARE Print & Sign Co. in Cañon City, Colorado, we know the challenges automotive businesses face in a competitive market. That’s why we specialize in creating custom print and sign solutions that not only meet, but exceed, the unique marketing needs of car dealerships and automotive repair shops. Let’s explore how we can boost your visibility and customer engagement together. Custom Signage and Print Products License Plates: Drive Your Brand Everywhere Your vehicles are more than just transportation; they're powerful marketing tools. Our customizable license plates help: Boost Brand Visibility: Each plate serves as a mobile billboard. Weather the Storm: Durable materials ensure your... Read The Rest
Label Your Products for Success

2024-04-18Erica Haferkamp

In the bustling adult beverage market, distinguishing your brand from competitors is crucial. At DARE Print & Sign Co., we specialize in providing custom printing solutions that not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of your products but also serve practical marketing functions. From coasters that carry your brand’s message to eye-catching beverage boxes and labels, our products are designed to ensure your brand stands out in a crowded marketplace. Here’s a detailed look at some of the most effective tools we offer to help your brand thrive. Coasters – The Tabletop CommunicatorsMarketing with custom coasters offers a unique and effective way... Read The Rest
Coatings and Folding Options to Enhance Your Image

2024-04-16Erica Haferkamp

Brochures are a cornerstone of print marketing and communication, serving as a compact, effective means of conveying your business or organization's message. At DARE Print & Sign Co, we specialize in custom brochure solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. Whether you're launching a product, running a promotion, or updating your marketing materials, our team is here to ensure your brochures make a lasting impression. Marketing Your Brand With Custom Brochures Custom brochures are not just about providing information; they are a reflection of your brand's identity and values. Personalized marketing materials significantly enhance customer engagement, with studies showing... Read The Rest
The DARE Print & Sign Co. Customer Experience

2024-04-04Erica Haferkamp

In today's fast-paced world, where every detail counts and time is more valuable than ever, DARE Print & Sign Co. stands out as a beacon of excellence in the printing industry. Our unique approach combines cutting-edge technology, personal touch, and an unwavering commitment to quality, ensuring that your printing projects are not just completed but brought to life in a way that exceeds your expectations. Whether you're a small business looking to make a big impact, an organization aiming to communicate more effectively, or an individual with a vision you want to share, the path to print perfection starts here,... Read The Rest
Elevate Your Business's Impact with Banner Signs

2024-04-01Erica Haferkamp

The utilization of banners as a marketing tool offers businesses a dynamic way to attract attention, convey messages, and promote products or events in both indoor and outdoor settings. Banners stand out as a cost-effective method for creating high visual impact due to their versatility, visibility, and the array of customization options available. Outdoor Banners: Capturing Attention in Open Spaces Outdoor banners are crafted to withstand elements such as harsh weather, sun exposure, and wind, making them ideal for making bold statements in large, open areas. They come in various materials and sizes, including lightweight polyester flags like teardrop and feather flags... Read The Rest
Revitalize Your Brand Identity

2024-02-14Erica Haferkamp

At DARE Print & Sign Co., located in the heart of Cañon City, Colorado, we specialize in bringing your logo up to the highest standards with our affordable logo vectorization services and custom logo modifications for businesses. Perfect for small enterprises and start-ups, we ensure that your logo not only looks professional but also communicates the essence of your brand effectively. Our expert team understands that a logo is more than just a graphic; it's the face of your business. That's why we offer high resolution logo conversion and quality logo reformatting, ensuring your logo makes the right impact, whether it's... Read The Rest
A Comprehensive Guide for Designers and DIY Business Owners

2023-09-21Updated: 2024-03-13Erica Haferkamp

In today's digital age, the bridge between design and print remains as crucial as ever. A print-ready PDF ensures that your designs translate perfectly onto paper, capturing every detail and color as intended. Whether you're a seasoned graphic designer or a DIY business owner crafting your own marketing materials, this guide is tailored for you. At DARE Print & Sign Co., we're dedicated to ensuring your printing process is seamless and of the highest quality. Understanding Print-Ready PDFs   What is a print-ready PDF?  A print-ready PDF is a file optimized for the printing process, ensuring designs appear as intended without any alterations or... Read The Rest
Mini Cards for All Types of Transactions

2023-07-25Updated: 2023-11-01Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

Did you know that Business Cards are some of the most versatile marketing products available? We all know of the important, traditional function of business cards: to make a great first impression, convey important personal information, and keep you and your brand top of mind in a tangible way. Have you ever thought beyond the traditional function of business cards? Let’s take a look at the top 8 ways business cards can be used, and think outside of the box (or card). Appointment CardsAppointment reminders serve as a great tool for reminding your clients of follow-up or important appointments Coupons and DiscountsSharing discounts,... Read The Rest
Unique Invitations and Signage for Your Big Day

2023-05-09Erica Haferkamp

Your wedding day is one of the most special and memorable days of your life, and you want to make sure that everything is perfect. DARE Print & Sign Co. offers a wide range of unique and high-quality wedding products that will add a special touch to your big day. From acrylic wedding signs to foil business cards, there's something for everyone. Acrylic Wedding Signs DARE Print & Sign Co. offers a range of wedding signs that are perfect for adding a personal touch to your wedding day, and acrylic wedding signs printed in full color add a higher level of quality... Read The Rest
High Quality Signage for REALTORS®

2023-01-08Updated: 2023-01-09Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

Welcome to Cañon City, Colorado, where real estate signs can be found everywhere! From the scenic views of the Rocky Mountains to the unique culture of the city, Cañon City has something for everyone. Whether you're selling a vacation home, a starter home, or an investment property, you'll find a variety of real estate signs in Cañon City at DARE Print & Sign Co. to help you market property you're representing. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the types of real estate signs available from DARE Print & Sign Co. in downtown Cañon City, what they mean, and... Read The Rest
Signage Rules and Codes for REALTORS®

2023-01-08Updated: 2023-01-09Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

Real estate signs in Cañon City must adhere to the applicable ordinances, statutes, and regulations regarding signage. Signs must be placed on a permanent structure such as a wall, post, or pole and cannot be placed in any public right-of-way. Additionally, signs must be professionally designed and not obstruct visibility of any traffic control device. The maximum size of a sign is limited to 32 square feet and the maximum height of a sign is limited to six feet. All signs must be well-maintained and must be illuminated if necessary. It is important to note that all signs must be licensed... Read The Rest
Fast and Easy Upgrades to Your Coroplast Signs

2023-01-07Updated: 2023-01-09Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

As you might already know, our coroplast signs can really give your promotional campaigns a boost—use them to sponsor political candidates, advertise homes for sale, promote big events, and so much more.  They’re rigid, durable, and highly weather-resistant so they’ll hold up well indoors and outdoors.  What’s not to love, right?  And if that isn’t enough, now you can add information to your coroplast signs easily without having to create a new sign. Rider signs are designed to fit on top of standard coroplast signs. This not only makes adding additional information easy but easy to see too!  They’re made from... Read The Rest
Special Connections from Small Cards

2022-07-31Updated: 2023-03-03Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

It can be hard to make business cards feel personal in the digital age. We are so used to communicating through emails and social media that it's easy to forget the importance of a physical card. Business Card Research has shown that more than half of people (55%) can develop a negative opinion of a company if their business card design is not up to par. So, how can you make sure that your business cards are as relatable as possible? DARE Print & Sign Co. has all the resources you need to update your own business cards and show... Read The Rest
Effectively Use QR Codes in Print Marketing

2022-06-30Updated: 2022-07-05Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

Since 1994, the QR (Quick Response) Code has provided a fast link between a physical barcode and an online landing page. The codes began as a way to track products moving through assembly lines, tracking items through production while keeping dashboards and other databases up to date. It didn’t take long for the lightbulb moment to happen for marketers. Those same QR Codes seemed like a great way to link print and digital campaign elements—and they were right.  Increase Engagement with QR Codes While QR Codes started slowly in the US, their popularity is catching up to global usage. During the last two... Read The Rest
Environmentally Friendly & Recycled Stock

2022-05-24Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

Light cream in color with a smooth finish, our 14pt Natural stock gives cards an organic look and feel. Make a strong first impression by handing them out at Business Meetings, or mail them out to executives for a lasting impact. Round Corner options are available on Business Cards & Announcement Cards, and half scored Greeting Cards & Flat Announcement Cards both include the option to add matching Natural Blank Envelopes. This cardstock is environmentally friendly with a minimum 30% post-consumer waste content. Popular Uses & Ideas Business Cards Announcement Cards Greeting Cards Sell Sheets Postcards Save the Date Cards Invitations Holiday Cards Wedding Announcements Baby Showers and Birth Announcements Sizes Available in... Read The Rest
Tell the Neighborhood with Signicade

2022-05-23Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

Sidewalk Signs brighten up any yard or pavement making them great at grabbing the attention of those who pass by. They can be used as directional signs, to communicate important messages, or to generate traffic. They’re truly the perfect, portable, promotional signage for all-weather outdoor use. These signs are made from durable plastic and come in three unique and popular sizes. Sidewalk signs are a perfect partner to the rest of your business's sign package. DARE Print & Sign Co. offers a wide variety of sign products that will help you market your business or organization in full color! Each sign... Read The Rest
Put Your Business in the Lead!

2022-05-20Updated: 2022-05-21Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

Plastic Cards are a great way to put your business in the lead! They offer thousands of practical and promotional applications with a huge market. Plastics make a more substantial card that provides you with a lasting opportunity to stay in your customer's wallet, instead of the trash. Plastic Cards are durable and printed on 20PT Plastic Opaque White, Frosted, and Clear stocks. Use them as promotional cards, business cards, social cards, postcards and more. Popular Uses & Ideas Plastic Business Cards Promotional Cards Personal Cards Event Cards Gift Cards Loyalty/ VIP Cards ID Cards Key Cards Coupon Promotional Cards Social Cards Plastic Card Sizes 1.5" x 3.5" 1.75" x 3.5" 2" x 3.5" -... Read The Rest
Gorgeous Metal Prints for Photos

2022-05-19Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

Turn great composition into greater impact with high quality Aluminum Dye Sub Panels. Printed on 0.045" white gloss panels using dye-sublimation, these aluminum metal prints enhance photo vibrancy for an eye-catching impact. Aluminum Dye Sub Panels are available in a variety of sizes with an optional stand-off accessory sold separately. These metal prints are perfect for showcasing the details of the beautiful landscape photography shots that local Colorado nature photographers are so well known for. Aluminum Dye Sublimation prints are also very striking as indoor business signs - especially if you have a more detailed or photographs or artwork you would... Read The Rest
Signs and Banners for Summer Festivals

2022-05-13Updated: 2022-05-14Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

Outdoor Signs invite people to engage in activities. They help tell a story about a business or event and supply visible breadcrumbs that keep people engaged. We can provide you with expertise in materials, sizing, positioning, and durability to ensure that your order is the perfect fit for your event. Every season brings an array of outdoor events that will need signage, from sports, festivals, and concerts to weddings and quinceañeras. We are all in the mood to mingle, but for many events, those celebrations are still outdoors, regardless of the weather. That demands brilliant, colorful signage that will stand up... Read The Rest
Signs and Banners for Your Big Day!

2022-05-12Updated: 2023-05-09Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

Signs, signs, everywhere there are signs—especially when it comes to modern weddings. And why not? Signage serves as both form and function on a couple's big day. On the practical side, printed signs for weddings can help guests understand where to sit, how to find things, and what’s available at the bar. Wedding signs are a wonderful way to express your personal style and add more beauty to your celebratory space(s). And here’s a secret: they don’t have to be handmade. In fact, for busy couples, being able to count on DARE Print & Sign Co. to create perfectly beautiful signage... Read The Rest
Turn Tables into Premium Ad Spaces

2022-01-20Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

Table Runners and Table Throws from DARE Print & Sign Co. will draw the crowd to your table at your next event with your brand brightly printed on a custom table cover.  Both are printed on superior quality dye sublimation equipment, producing the longest lasting color available for printed fabric. Our vibrant, premium 9oz polyester Table Covers can be fully customized on the entire surface and add a finished professional look to any table display, trade show booth, or special event. They are 100% polyester, wrinkle resistant and machine washable. Table Runners Table Runners add a finished, professional look to table displays, trade show... Read The Rest
Turning an Internship Into Valuable Real World Experience

2021-08-24Updated: 2022-01-19Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

When Cañon City High School, Class of 2022 - Senior, Katelyn Geyer stepped into the offices at FEDC TechStart, she assumed she would be their newest intern. “I walked in thinking I was applying there,” Katelyn said. But, after a tour of the offices and a conversation about her interests and skills, it was clear her skill set would be a perfect fit for a graphic design internship with DARE Print and Sign Co.  Throughout her 5 week internship as a Junior Graphic Designer, Katelyn was introduced to the basics of creating marketing materials. She had her hand in creating business... Read The Rest
Cost Effective, Easy to Distribute Business Marketing

2021-06-08Updated: 2022-01-17Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

At DARE Print & Sign Co., we have a multitude of options for your marketing needs. But one of our most popular by far, is our beautiful, high quality, full color brochures. With their versatile functionality, brochures offer a significant amount of information in a condensed format. The design and presentation of each brochure can vary greatly, including how it's folded for endless variety. Brochures frequently highlight policy guidelines, raise awareness for charitable organizations, and outline curriculum, to name a few. Restaurants can employ brochures to serve as a menu; organizations can use them for displaying key locations on sight or even... Read The Rest
Effective Marketing That Sticks

2021-05-16Updated: 2022-01-17Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

Refrigerator magnets are perhaps the most productive and cost - effective marketing tools any business can use. They're lightweight, inexpensive and serve as a constant reminder to potential and existing clients of why they should put their faith in your business. DARE Print & Sign Co. is a proud distributor of a vast assortment of dazzling marketing and promotional magnets for refrigerators. These are some of the various types of magnets we offer and how they can help your business grow: Business Card Magnets Our business card magnets are the most popular options we have to date. They present vital business information in an... Read The Rest
Fold-A-Sign is a Great Option for Event Marketing

2021-04-21Updated: 2023-01-08Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

Are you looking for a custom sandwich board sign? Fold-A-Sign A-Frameless Signs are a great option for outdoor advertising. Whether you're helping people find their way at a fair or showing off your booth at a festival, our custom digitally printed corrugated plastic Fold-A-Sign A-Frameless signs will look great for any event. Fold-A-Sign is Easy To Assemble for Festival Signage A-Frame and Sidewalk Signs are typically framed or molded plastic signs that direct passersby into your location. These signs can be heavy and difficult to move or store for long periods of time. If you are looking for a sign that can easily... Read The Rest
A Beautiful Choice for Wedding Invitations

2021-04-08Updated: 2022-01-17Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

DARE Print & Sign Co. 14pt Metallic Pearl paper is a unique stock that shimmers in light when viewed from different angles. The stock itself is embedded with Pearl fibers that give the paper an overall smooth, metallic look. Printing on this stock will give your colors a subtle shimmer, however heavy ink densities or coverage may diminish the effect.  This unique and eye - catching pearl effect is often a popular choice for wedding invitations, as it is elegant and more formal than other types of stock. You've worked so hard to plan you're wedding, make sure your invitations are... Read The Rest
Designing the Right Logo for a Small Business

2020-10-23Updated: 2022-01-17Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

A logo represents what a business or organization is as an identity and serves to and attracts clients with the brand by visually stimulating their senses. A logo is typically made up of a combination of text and a graphic icon. Sometimes, a logo can simply be the type and other times it can also just be the iconic art by itself. A logo is typically the first impression that most people will experience with your business or brand. People will judge your business and associate based on your logo, so it must be impactful to convince your clients. A logo... Read The Rest
Perfect Marketing for Windows or Glass

2020-09-18Updated: 2022-01-17Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

If you have gotten your window decals printed with DARE Print & Sign Co. and are now ready to install them, the good news for you is that installing a window cling all by yourself is not a tough job. We are here to help you with a complete guide on how to install window clings.  Before we start installing the clings, let us get the materials ready that you will need for the installation process. Things You Will Need Installing window cling is an easy job, but you will be well prepared with the following things before you start doing it to avoid... Read The Rest
Important Tips to Follow Installing Window Graphics

2020-09-12Updated: 2022-01-17Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

Window vinyl or perforated window film has revolutionized what you can accomplish with your store windows by quickly transforming them into large signs. You can utilize your window or glass doors to display the branding or promotional offers of your business.  Installing See-through vinyl window film can be tricky. You need to follow the instructions to install it properly or you might end up having a mushy, bubbly window. This article will guide you step by step in how to install see-through window vinyl. At DARE Print & Sign Co., we provide you with the perforated full color vinyl that is... Read The Rest
Custom Designed and Printed for You

2020-04-06Updated: 2022-01-17Erica Haferkamp, Creative Director

Hygiene awareness is more important now than ever before. Keeping the public informed and educated is the main focus for medical professionals and all businesses is more important than ever. Get the tools that you need with printed products from DARE Print & Sign Co. Now is the time to show your patients and customers that you support hygiene awareness and disease prevention. Look into products such as: Roll Labels Signs and Posters Custom Decals Plastic Badges Printed Products for Prevention Help prevent the spread of germs by using Static Clings for mirrors that will remind bathroom visitors to wash their hands. Studies show that people are... Read The Rest