New Promotional Products Business Is Off To A Good Start

Burns Mailing & Printing has been in business since 1981 and we know graphic design, printing and mailing. We are now offering promotional products and it is exciting to be starting a new business within a business. We have discovered that just about any business from a contractor to a bank needs promotional products. Since we can do all of these under one roof (its a big roof) why not use us for a one-stop convenience? Call me at 865 584-2265 or email me at for a free quote.

New Things, Old Things

Desk in our lobby was made by Ken’s Grandfather, Richard G. Burns

We embrace the new and cherish the old. The new at Burns is our new business offering promotional products. Today we put up a poster in our lobby to let customers know of this new service. It hangs above a desk made by hand by Ken’s Grandfather. The pegs to hold it together are hand carded by Richard G Burns, Blount County Tennessee’s oldest survivor of the Spanish American war. He lived to be 94 and had many stories to tell of his work as the manager of sawmills. Ken, my late husband, lived with him for a good portion of his life. He told me once that he wished he had been more attentive to the stories that he told. He was 6’4″ and his wife was not 5 feet. They were quite a pair.

We Have A Streamline, Efficient Work Flow At Burns Mailing & Printing

Kai, our estimator/production manager
Our production department consists of our presses, digital presses, plate-making and bindery. Our pre-press, press operators and bindery staff have the expertise and experience to guarantee you receive the top=quality printing you expect.
Computer to plate system for fast transition from approval to production.
High quality, four-color process printing
State of the art digital printing with variable data capabilities. We can print and and address at the same time on post cards and mailers.
G7 (GRACoL7) color calibration for true color representation
Full bindery services: cutting, folding, stitching, scoring and perforating.
Check out our website or email me at or give us a call at 865 584-2265 We now offer promotional products such as mugs, pens, cups etc. Find them on our website

We Get A Little Crazy Now And Then. Shouldn’t Everybody?

Amy our mailing manager, modeling her tutu that she is wearing for a party for a friend who is getting married.

We may get a little crazy, but we take our customer service very seriously. We handle our customers projects with care as they move through one experienced department to the next. From concept to the mail box is our motto.

We are very excited to be able to offer our customers promotional items now. We have 800,000 products on our website as an ASI distributor. If you are looking for mugs, pens, t-Shirts etc., just visit our website and see for yourself at Click on services and then promotional products, if you don’t want to search for yourself, call me Phyllis Burns at 865 584-2265 or email me at .

Do I Have Great Employees Or What!

Burns kitchen area

I love that my employees show so much initiative. A couple of my employees ask me if they could paint the two bathrooms in our production area and the kitchen area. I said yes, when they had some free time. Wow did they ever do a good job.

I have had customers comment that we have the cleanest printing facility that they have ever been to before.

Come by and visit with us and see for yourself. Burns offers graphic design, printing (both digital and offset), direct mail and advertising specialty/promotional products. Our promotional products are now on our website under services at If you want a free quote call me, Phyllis Burns at 865 584-2265.


Running Four Businesses In One Keeps Me On My Toes

Today, I got an email from my health provider which is geared to my age group (nope I am not saying how old) and it said that playing games is good for the brain. Thank you I have enough activity to keep my brain working for a long time. I am blessed to have a great business because not only do we offer one service or business, but we offer four…printing, graphic design, direct mail and now promotional products. To say the least, it keeps us all on our toes.

visit our website to browse 800,000 promotional products.

Each jobs goes through our shop by a job ticket number. It moves smoothly from graphic design, to print production, into our finishing bindery an then on to the mailing department and finally to the U.S. Postal Service. If it is a promotional product it starts the same way, then into the design department and on to the ad specialty vendor for production and finally to the customer. Attention to detail is essential.

Love all of this brain activity, it keeps me young.