Photography, Graphic Design and Print for The Portly Piper!

Who wouldn't want to be the photographer on a photoshoot for a local restaurant known for it's great food and fun atmosphere! And the fringe benefits are, if your timing is just right, you might be able to snatch a few dishes for your afternoon lunch! Thanks Portly for the yummy pizza.

The benefits of having one company providing the on-location photography as well as the graphic design and printing of the menu is that the designer and photographer can work together to get exactly what the client is looking for without extra re-takes. It saves time and money and the job gets completed quickly from start to finish.

Signs, Signs and more Signs

Signs are a high demand commodity these days at Greenwood Creative Print. We've been busy producing a large amount of event signage mounted on both coroplast and foam core. Pull-up banners, grommetted exterior banners, stick-on floor decals, they're flying out the door! Some of our 'sign-ordering'clients include, manufacturers, restaurants, event planners, non-profit, and high-tech companies. Take a peek at a few samples below.

Outdoor Business Signage

Launching a new small business can be a daunting task. So many things on your "to-do" list. Sometimes plumbing and drywall take precedence over printing and advertising and before you know it you are ready to open and have no signage. Recently our client found themselves in this exact situation. Once the realization set in they made a quick call to us on a Wednesday and they had their sign installed by Friday afternoon of the same week! In the printing business fast turnaround times are the norm. Luckily for Tee2Pin, they started their first weekend open to the public looking professional and ready for business!

5 Holiday Treats Your Kids Will Love!

Looking for some holiday treat ideas for you and your kids? Look no on the images above to see the recipes.  Happy Holidays & Happy Eating!

Holiday Greeting Cards

In business, Holiday Greeting Cards are a way of saying thanks to clients and vendors for supporting your company throughout the year. Email and digital greetings via Facebook, Twitter etc. are fine and can be fun but they are far too impersonal. A physical piece of mail with the clients name on the envelope and your own handwritten signature and/or personal note has much more impact.

Another plus for sending out Holiday Greeting Cards is it gives you the opportunity to keep your business relationship alive especially with clients that are far away and you don’t often get a chance to see.

If you are thinking about adding Holiday Greeting Cards to your “must do” list remember to order them in October, or early November and put aside a bit of time in late November or very early December to sign your cards and get them in the mail.

Holiday Greeting Cards are a great way to show the people who contributed to your business success that you appreciate them.

Please watch the video below on our holiday greeting card catalogue.

*For our Holiday Greeting Card price list please go to the back of the catalogue.

Sample of some of the cards....

10 Tips to Make a Killer Infographic


Keep it simple - One of the advantages of using infographics is that they can condense advanced ideas into a simple visual form.

Keep it focused - Don't make your infographic a mix of fact and figures, make it streamlined and focused on a single topic.

Know your target audience - Figure out what your audience wants and keep it specific, relevant and targeted.

Balance between info and graphics - Infographics need a good balance of both visual information and written information.

Use social media to promote it - Make your infographic shareable, ask people to share it.

Make it easy to view across platforms - Make sure the smallest font on your infographic can be easily read.

Don't make it too big - You run the risk of losing the reader's attention if your infographic goes on forever.

Create a killer headline - If you don't have a powerful headline you infographic won't get viewed. 70 characters or less in a good length.

Focus on the flow - An infographic is like a good story. It has the ability to convey an idea by taking you from one phase to another, sequentially and seamlessly.

Check your facts and figures - Make sure your information is coming from reliable sources.


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Infographic created by: Greenwood Creative Print for CNIB

Printed Banners

What is a printed banner and do I really need one? Banners are essentially a way of communicating information in a large, eye-catching medium. They come in many sizes and usually contain a combination of graphics, logos, photos and text. If you need to communicate a brand, a sale, an idea, or a promotion then you probably need a banner.

Most banners are printed on digital, large-format inkjet printers. Rolls of material, vinyl for example, are loaded onto the large-format printer and through the magic of well-designed artwork and a computer connection a banner is created!


Different types of Banners

Outdoor Banner Signs  – These are typically the kind you see that inform or advertise something. An example is a “Now Open” Banner that hangs across the top of a storefront. Often these types of signs come with grommets to help with securing it to a fixed structure. This type of banner can be attached to a fence, an exterior of a building, or hung from the ceiling - the options are endless. Outdoor banners  are usually printed on 13oz vinyl material for durability, but mesh is also an option as well.

Uses for exterior and interior vinyl banners may include: grand openings, events, tradeshows and conferences, high school gyms and sports teams, outdoor advertising signs, parties, reunions, now-hiring signs, parades, street signs, city events, and holidays.

Pull-up Banner Signs – Are used in stores as POP displays (point of purchase), trade shows, exhibitions, in the lobbies of sports facilities, and many of the same uses as exterior vinyl banners as listed above. A major difference with a pull-up banner is its portability and ease of installation and dismantling (just a few minutes). If you need a versatile banner then pull-up banners are the way to go.