What One Of Our Law Firm Customers, Sutter O’Connell In Cleveland OH, Is Saying

This recommendation was written by Matt O’Connell, a founding partner of Sutter O’Connell.

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.

Who Says A Business Trip Cannot Be Fun?

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.

Burns has a new website burnsmp.com. Watch to have a chance to win a Starbucks gift card.

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 phyllis@burnsmp.com. 

What are you waiting for…get that Starbucks card.

Mother Nature Has Had Us Confused This Year

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 phyllis@burnsmp.com or call 865 584-2265

 

25 Years in our current building…Time Flies, If You Are Designing, Printing & Mailing

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 phyllis@burnsmp.com or call 865 584-2265.

I Had An Emergency At My House This Week – Not The 911 Kind

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.

 

 

 

What The Design Department Does At Burns Mailing & Printing

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 phyllis@burnsmp.com.