Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

Jul
23
2015

How to Add Shortcode Capability to Your WordPress Sidebar Widgets in Under 5 minutes

How to Add Shortcode Capability to Your Wordpress Sidebar Widgets in Under 5 minutes Author, Brandon Rosenthal Shortcodes allow designers to quickly put elements of a wordpress site in any page or post easily.  Plugins weigh sites down and you never know who the author…
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Jul
16
2015

5 Ways Multiple Vendors Can Hurt Your Business

The Key Takeaway: Total cost of ownership is a lot more than just price. The Deeper Discussion: Governance and managing multiple providers, who often have little to do with each other outside of the common customer, can be challenging. The use of multiple suppliers often results in complex supplier portfolios, which creates challenges for buyers to manage and optimize. In response to these challenges, leading buyers rationalize the number of suppliers in their portfolio. The truth is many people expend any and all resources necessary to build the idea and then proceed to fall apart at execution. Most bargain shop or worse wait until the last minute to produce. Why do you work with who you work with on these projects? In today's environment in a few minutes you can find a random vendor online who is cheaper than the other random vendors online.
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Dec
8
2014

How to View Adobe Illustrator Files Without Adobe Illustrator

It's Easy, Just Open Your PDF Viewer Viewing an Adobe Illustrator File is as easy as opening your PDF viewer and then opening the file.  The easiest way to do this is by first opening the PDF Viewer software and the folder with the .AI…
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Oct
27
2014

How to Use eCommerce on the CreateCo Cloud Platform

How  to Use eCommerce  on  the CreateCo Cloud Platform This is a post intended for clients of CreateCo as a reference for using our digital cloud infrastructure to build a custom environment to suit your specific needs. While you may find the information below useful,…
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Oct
8
2014

JUST RELEASED: 2014 Impressions Study

2014 Impressions Study   View the full 2014 Impressions Study  
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Oct
7
2014

Branded backpack straps & how to choose the right bag

The decorating you select is just as important as finding the perfect product – it literally helps set the tone for your brand. Not all bookbag straps are able to be branded or decorated.  Once you have found a bookbag you like be sure to ask…
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Jan
12
2014

Basics of Creating Production Ready Art

At CreateCo, we review and process hundreds of pieces of artwork a day to ensure that all of our customers’ prints come out perfectly. If artwork doesn’t fit our specifications, the order is put on hold and the customer is notified immediately. That being said,…
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Jan
2
2014

How to Avoid Mistakes When Designing Your Logo

With the power of the Web, and more eyes watching than ever, it’s important for a business to communicate its unique message clearly. The easiest way to recognize a company and distinguish it from others is by its logo. Below, we go through 10 common…
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Jan
2
2014

How to Trace in Adobe Illustrator

Tracing in Illustrator Open a document in Illustrator and place your clean PSD image. Click on the image to select. Click the small box to the right of the Live Trace button called Tracing Presets and Options and scroll down to Tracing Options. [caption id=""…
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Dec
13
2013

What is Screen Printing?

Screen printing or silk screening is a printing technique particularly suited for flat or relatively flat surfaces.  The heart of the process involves a fine mesh or screen that is tightly stretched around a rigid frame.  The areas that are not to be printed are…
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