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Pandemic Impacting Manufacturing Industry : Paper Prices Increasing

Market Update:  Paper Prices to Increase Changes in the prices of raw materials for commercial printers are expected during normal business, however, conditions throughout the manufacturing industry have been exacerbated by the global pandemic.  A unique combination of events is constraining paper supplies and leading to price increases. Due to turbulent supply chain conditions, supply…

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Celebrating 40 Years of Success in the Industry

It’s been 40 years since Fineline Printing Group opened its doors as a customer-focused commercial printing company. Over the decades we’ve worked hard to continually evolve to support client needs. We attribute our success to our loyal customer base and an exceptional team of people who embrace our culture of continual learning and transformation. We’re…

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Human Behavior Changes Due to COVID: The Case for Personalization

Forever Changes While a lot of people are growing weary of the COVID pandemic and want to get on with life as we knew it, the fact of the matter is that the human experience has changed forever in the wake of this unprecedented (at least in our lifetime) new reality.  Dare we say that…

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USPS Changing Rates on January 24, 2021

The United States Postal Service has announced that postage and shipping increases will take effect on January 24, 2021.  The good news is that the cost of a First-Class Forever Stamp for a letter of 1-ounce or less will stay at 55 cents  and the 1-ounce flat rate will also stay at its current price of $1. …

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Jay Williamson: Retirement Tribute

Jay Williamson Retirement Tribute Congratulations not only on your retirement but on all the incredible years of work you put into getting there. We are sad to see you go not only from our industry but from Fineline. You have been an integral part of the Account Management team and your hard work, commitment, and…

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Skills for Navigating Today’s Complex Business Landscape

Importance of Mentoring It takes a combination of soft and hard skills to navigate today’s complex business landscape.  Learning from others can be extremely helpful to a person’s success.  A mentor is someone who shares their experiences and knowledge so that someone can learn from those lessons in a personal and professional setting.  Mentors give…

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CEO/Owner Receives Marian University Award for Innovator and Mentor of the Year

Born in Argentina, Richard Miller immigrated to New York with his family as a teenager. As a brilliant young sales professional, he learned as much as he could at Nabisco Brands, then launched Fineline with a small SBA loan and strong business aptitude in 1981. Click here to watch his inspiring video.  Passionate about his…

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Staying Connected with Creative Marketing Kits

Creative marketing kits are a great way to stay connected with your employees and customers.  People respond to tactile things. There is a deep need to feel, to touch, that stimulates different parts of the brain than visual stimulation alone. Even if you are a completely online company, the chances are you can gain more…

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Using Print to Stay Visible in a Virtual World

Restrictions on in-person interactions are creating a need to look for alternative ways to interact with customers and employees.  Printed projects can help with the virtual connection.  Research indicates,  40% of customers will try a new business after receiving a mail offer and direct mail recipients purchase 28% more items and spend 28% more money…

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The 4 Most Important Questions to Ask About SOC 2

Is your data (or your clients’) being protected by your service provider?  Do you depend on other partners to manage or store personal data such as health or financial information?  Then knowing something about SOC 2 compliance is worth your time. What is SOC 2? SOC 2 is an auditing procedure that ensures secure management…

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A Challenging Paradigm

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears,” Nelson Mandela We are living through a challenging paradigm where we all need to stay connected, while staying separated. Humanity is not accustomed to being physically apart from family, friends and work colleagues for several weeks, however the stakes are too high for us not to. …

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Fineline Support Through COVID- 19

In an effort to mitigate the transference of COVID-19 many U.S. states have implemented a stay-at-home order requiring residents to avoid non-essential outings. This mandates only essential businesses will maintain operations for the health and safety of the general public. As a communications provider of personal health information for many of our healthcare clients, Fineline…

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2020 Postal Rates

As a new decade rolls in, USPS announces 2020 postal rates and increases. Postal rates will increase on January 26th, 2020. First-class stamps remain the same price at 55 cents while many flat-rate prices will increase slightly. USPS Postal Explorer publishes zone charts that estimate postage rates or mail piece by “zone” or distance that…

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How an internal company storefront can improve your culture and brand

By Lisa Young, Chief Operating Officer When we think of a company’s branded materials, it tends to be about selling these items to customers. However, internal branding – that is, products for employee use – is a terrific way to increase your team’s connection to your brand. Items are best purchased, delivered, and managed through…

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State of Kentucky Certifies Fineline Printing Group as a Minority Business Enterprise

Summary:   Commercial printer and HIPAA compliant mailing provider certified as a minority-owned vendor in Kentucky. INDIANAPOLIS, IN, October 2nd, 2019—Fineline Printing Group, a strategic print partner and minority-owned business, is pleased to announce certification as a Kentucky Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). This serves as the 13th state certification for Fineline, offering nationwide value to organizations…

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How to Simplify Print Specs to Get Your Best Price

How to Prepare Digital Files & Simplify Print Specs to Get Your Best Price No matter the size of a project, managing budget and a timeline is extremely important. At each point of a design’s journey to print, there are factors that contribute to overall cost.  Even from the early stages of getting your initial…

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