We started a law firm that year and needed to establish a brand, and quickly. We consulted with the Burns folks to get letterhead, envelopes, memoranda, business cards, stationery, announcement mailings and cards, and forms. Burns responded with helpful suggestions and design ideas. They were there when we needed them in getting the firm off the ground, and remain the firm’s stationers to this day.
Since the earliest days, we have added a variety of other print needs (personalized cards, invoice forms, things like that). Burns has worked with us doing promotional materials and other printed informational matter. Their work and ideas are first rate and they are always reliable.
When we started the firm, we decided to design a unique Christmas/holiday card to be mailed to the firm’s clients, friends, and members of the judiciary. We worked closely with artists at Burns to come up with cards which are individually unique. Based upon reaction from the recipients of our holiday cards, they are an unquestioned hit. Many tell us “I always look forward to receiving your firm’s card”. In conjunction with the Burns design team, we get an impact statement mailed to everyone important to the business—and our friends—every holiday season. And Burns facilitates the mailing of the cards—numbering in the thousands every year. We believe that putting something different, well thought out, well illustrated and conveying a sincere message—usually with humor—is an opportunity to bond with the recipients of our cards. Sending an electronic Christmas card does not have the same impact in our judgment.
Over the years we have had a couple of firm design updates and changes and the Burns people are lock-step with the firm as we update our image.
I recently got a post card in the mail, it was 5.5×8.5 and had a first class stamp on it. I called up the sender and found that they had mailed 3000, putting the stamps and the labels on themselves. That amounts to $1500.00 in postage. Had we mailed them the postage would have been .24 each and the total postage would have been $720.00, a postal savings of $780.00. Not only that they would not have had to run the labels, apply the labels and apply the stamps. Had we printed and mailed them the printing cost would have been $438.60 and the mailing labor would have been $275.00 for a total cost of $713.60. That means that the postal savings would have paid for the printing and mailing labor and still had $66.40 left over.
Last Thursday, Kai Brown, our production manager and I flew to Jacksonville FL to tour one of our vendors plant. It was very informative and gave us new ideas to work with them. The meeting ended at 9:30 and our flight was not until 5:00 PM on Friday. St. Augustine is about 40 minutes from Jacksonville so we decided to go play tourists for a few hours. The weather had been great in Jacksonville, sunny and no rain in sight but when we got to St. Augustine and started walking around it started raining. We ducked (no pun intended) into a store and bought some ponchos.
Kai is Vegan and I have 20 food allergies so finding a place to eat was a little tricky. Kai was in charge of that and we found some really good places to eat. We made it back to the airport and had delay after delay due to bad weather in Charlotte. We finally made it back to the Knoxville airport around 11:00 PM. A great trip and well worth doing the tour.
Speaking of tours, try touring our new website..www.burnsmp.com.
I am pleased to announce that Burns Mailing & Printing, Inc. has a new website. Same domain, just new and improved. The new website has videos that show what each department does at Burns. It has been said that one picture if worth a 1000 words. For the first 20 people who visit our website and email me that you have visited our website, will get a $5.00 gift certificate for Starbucks. Only one per person. Email me at email@example.com.
It seems like spring is finally here and I love the beauty of this year. However, it was confusing as to whether it was winter or spring. One thing that we are not confused about is that it is time for our non-profit friends to get those newsletters, appeal, post cards and invitations in the mail.
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This marks 25 year of being at our location at 6131 Industrial Heights Dr, Knoxville, TN. We purchased the property in 1994 and built on to the existing building to make a total of 8400 square feet. A lot has happened in those 25 years. We lost our founder, Ken Burns, in 2014. We have had some new employees and some move on or retired. The only thing that does not change is that we have a great team of employees and we appreciate our customers. In 2018 we were selected as the AAF Big Wig Award winner for the best fulfillment/direct mail company in Knoxville.
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