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  • Use Every Door Direct Mail® (EDDM®) services to promote your small business in your local community. If you're having a sale, opening a new location, or offering coupons, EDDM can help you send postcards, menus, and flyers to the right customers.

  • Your business card is a direct reflection of your company. Don't settle for plain paper and dull designs when we can create cards that will leave a lasting impression.

  • Flyers are the perfect way to grab attention and promote your brand, especially when created and produced by our professional staff.

  • Think of us as your marketing partner. We'll help you produce and distribute a brochure that promotes your product, reinforces your brand and boosts sales.

  • A simple postcard could be your next big marketing piece. Let us help you create one that gets noticed, read and remembered.

  • Whether you have your own concept and design or you need assistance getting started, our team will create direct mail pieces that get results.

  • Choose the gift that keeps on selling. Selecting the right product from our extensive list of promotional products can provide a great return on your investment.

  • Producing a catalog, journal or newsletter is never an easy task, but with guidance from Minuteman Press, you'll end up with a product that you are proud to distribute.

  • A professionally designed and printed menu can be one of the most cost effective and potentially profitable investments that a restaurant can make. Let us help you with yours.

Welcome to Minuteman Press Bellevue!

Minuteman Press of Bellevue provides high quality printing services to large and small businesses in the Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton, Sammamish, and Seattle areas.  Digital technology has brought about many changes to the printing industry and as a result we have competitive prices, faster production times and many new services to offer.  Our direction is to provide better value to our customers with friendly and efficient service and quality products.

Doing business locally is a benefit to us who live and shop here, it is also vital to the future of our local economy.  Our customers can make one phone call to one local company and get all of their printing, copying, mailing and promotional products.

Graphic Services:  Minuteman Press of Bellevue hosts the latest in digital technology  to achieve accurate and consistent color output.  Our highly skilled graphics department is ready to help create your next brochure, business card or direct mail project.

Bindery:  Our bindery specialist takes your printed documents and carries them to their final form.  Whether cutting, folding or binding speed and service is what we're all about.

Mailing Services:  We print a variety of products that are used for direct mail.  We have a large variety of envelope sizes and colors.  We print postcards, flyers, letters, self-mailers, business reply cards or anything else that you need to put into the mail.  We complete the project by either using your mailing list or procuring a mailing list using your specifications and addressing the printed pieces plus applying barcodes and sorting for postal discounts.

To place an order for printing or promotional products click Customer Service to get started. Visit our Products & Services area for a list of some of our print and binder services. For answers to common printing questions, go to the Resources section. To learn more about us, visit Our Team.

For advice on how to prepare and/or submit your files for printing, or questions in general about your next printing project, give us a call at 425-558-1862 or email us by clicking here info@mmpbel.com.

 

How to Use Swag to Market a Business

When it comes to marketing a business, there are a variety of different avenues to choose from. There’s print advertisements, TV commercials, websites, email marketing and of course, the wide, wide world of social media marketing. The options are limitless. However, there’s one tried and true marketing option which is as effective as it is useful: swag. 

What is marketing swag, you ask? Swag are all things you can put a business label on and give away to current—or potential—customers. Consider items like coffee mugs, hats, frisbees, etc. Everything you might receive at a convention. The downside of business swag? You have to invest a bit of money to create your own. The upside? You create walking billboards everywhere customers wear or use the items. If you want to try a new avenue to promote your products, we have some ideas for how to use swag to market a business.

 

1. Come up with something new.

One of the most important things to keep in mind when using swag is to come up with something new. There are plenty of promotional swag products out there which all look and function the exact same way. Even if the products are free, consumers can still get bored with the same thing over and over. Instead, stand out from the crowd and show the business is unique by coming up with something new to give consumers and turn them into customers. For instance, try a branded umbrella, a toy or a deck of playing cards. See what other businesses are giving away for their swag, then generate something new you can use instead.

 

2. Tie it into your brand.

As you decide what to use for swag, be sure to tie it into the brand. Slapping a logo on a swag item might be helpful, but you can really drive home the point with consumers if they remember how the item ties into the brand. For instance, if a university wants to reach out to prospective students, they might give away branded notebooks with their logo on them. Or, if a business works in the financial industry, they might hand out money clips with the logo. Recognize what the business does and the brand and image it strives for, then consider potential swag items which may align with it.

 

3. Offer quality products.

Now, this is important: when you develop swag products, don’t be cheap. This can be tough, because there are certainly areas you want to cut down on costs. However, no one really wants a cheap piece of garbage with a logo on it. Instead, invest a little bit more money and offer quality products to your potential customers. While they definitely don’t have to be anything fancy or expensive, offering a quality piece of swag will actually grab consumers’ attention and show them you care enough about their business to invest.

 

4. Cater to your audience.

Next, be sure to cater to the target audience with your swag items. For instance, if you want to market to an older generation, maybe free earbuds aren’t your best bet. However, if you’re looking at the millennial generation, offering earbuds to go with their devices would be a great choice. Consider who you want to reach out to with your swag items, then think about what would work best to cater to the audience based on their demographics.

 

5. Leverage social media.

And finally, don’t forget to leverage social media. Social media is the best way to market a brand at lightning speed in this day and age, particularly when it comes to swag. Swag items tend to be very photogenic, and a great way of engaging with social media followers. Offer a giveaway on your social media accounts for followers to get swag, or encourage recipients to share the swag they receive on their own accounts by creating a unique hashtag. By encouraging followers to share photos of your swag items with their followers, you generate a type of influencer marketing, which can continually draw in new customers.

 

Giving away free swag is one of the oldest and best ways to market a business. However, there are a few tips and tricks in order to make it as effective as possible. Take advantage of these tips next time you want to successfully use swag to market and grow a business.