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.
What are you waiting for…get that Starbucks card.
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.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865 584-2265
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.
If you would like a free estimate for design, printing or mailing please contact me at email@example.com or call 865 584-2265.
My emergency this week was that I opened my last jar of strawberry jam that my daughter, Joy Day, and I make. Strawberry is my favorite although we make peach, plum and apple butter. It is getting close to time when those beautiful strawberries will be in season and we can make more for us to stock up for the year. It is quite a production as we make enough for her family and me. It is also very messy and time consuming but sooo worth it. The jam that you buy in the store does not even begin to compare to what you can make at home. We look pretty scroungy in the pictures of us making jam, so I though that I would put one of us together where we are looking a little nicer.
Working on a mailing list today, I got very frustrated when I lost about 30 minutes of work. Now I don’t usually do files for mailing but this was a list that I wanted to go over to take out names that were no longer relevant. Fortunately for me and for Burns Mailing & Printing, I have an employee who is way beyond Guru when it comes to Excel and our mailing lists. She has many tricks up her sleeve when it comes to getting our customers files ready for mailing.
I am a mailer and I am about to do a mailing, so yes, I definitely believe in direct mail.
If you are ready for your next direct mail project, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865 584-2265 for a free print and mail estimate.
You may have the idea that our graphic designers just lay-out post cards, brochures etc., but they do much much more. In fact our design department, along with our production manager, manage the print production. They control and run our digital presses. They send files to our plate maker so that our pressman can make the printing plates to go on the offset presses. They can even program our paper cutter so that the the bindery operators can pull up the job ticket number and the paper cutter is programmed for that job. They also check graphic files and make a print out for our mailing manager to check, to make sure that they meet postal specifications before printing. We check each file that comes in, even if we did not design the job.
We say “we are a printer that knows mailing and a mailer that knows printing”. This adds up to a true one-stop convenience for our customers. Each job moves from department to department efficiently until the final stop, the United States Postal Service. All of these services under one roof…it is a big roof.
If you don’t need the cost of an ad agency, but want to have some printed materials printed or mailed, call me, Phyllis Burns, at 865 584-2265 or email me at email@example.com.