PurpleMonkeyPrinting.com’s Graphic Design Services

January 8, 2010
Graphic Design Services

Here at PurpleMonkeyPrinting.com, we offer a graphic design service that help to benefit those who are looking and wanting a professional visual identity to go along with their company. Now why would you want a professionally designed visual identity?

What comes with a professional logo is the image that your company portrays. Each logo is crafted based on the look and feel you want so there will be no misrepresentation of your company. No matter how you want the logo, we’ll be pleased to design it for you.


Pricing        
Logo Design $200   Door Hangers
(4.25″ x 11″)
$90
Business Card
(2″ x 3.5″)
$60   Presentation Folder
(9″ x 12″)
$90
Postcards
(4″ x 6″)
$90   Note Pad
(5.5″ x 8.5″)
$60
Letterhead
(8.5″ x 11″)
$60   Calendar
(8.5″ x 11″, 28 Pages)
$210
#10 Envelope $60      
Brochures        
8.5″ x 11″ $120      
11″ x 17″ $180      
Flyers        
5.5″ x 8.5″ $60      
8.5″ x 11″ $90      


Identity Package: SAVE $30
This package includes a business card, letterhead, and #10 envelope for a packaged savings of $30.
$150      
Premium Identity Package: SAVE $100
This package includes a logo design, business card, letterhead, #10 envelope, presentation folder, and an 8.5″ x 11″ brochure for a package savings of $100.
$490  

So come on in and start get your business a professional identity, here at PurpleMonkeyPrinting.com.


Graphic Design Tips: Sources of Inspiration

January 5, 2010

So you have a project that you need to create, you thought you knew what you were going to be doing right when you were given the project, but then it turns out to be not what you hoped for. Now, you need to come up with something completely new and you have no idea where to start. First thing to do is to start looking for inspiration!

The best places, what I found help me the most when I’m at a creative mental block, are the following sites:

iStockPhoto
Stock.xchng
Deviant Art
PurpleMonkeyPrinting.com’s Pre-Designed Templates
and any type of magazine you can get your hand on, but the best ones are design magazines (obviously) such as GDUSA.

The reason why I choose those is just because there’s A TON to look at. You can be really specific to what type of thing you’re looking for and you’ll ALWAYS get some sort of inspiration from this.

Another tip is to start mixing and blending designs together to see how they turn out. Put an extra line here or take out a shape there. Start playing with color schemes. Try not to limit yourself to what you’re thinking! Think beyond the imagination but yet, always remember what you’re aiming for. I guess it’s really hard to explain how to think outside the box, but all I have to say is do something you think you would never like.

One case in point was when I had to design a whole identity for a company and I’m talking the whole shabangabang. A custom #10 envelope with a custom security tint and window with full bleed (which would then needed to be flat converted, full bleed letterhead, full color business card with a 2 color design on the back, note pads with full bleed…it was crazy. But I initially had a design in mind from the start, and as I started executing it, it didn’t turn out as good as I thought it would be. I then had to brainstorm some other ideas and couldn’t come up with anything. But then I just started designing whatever was on my mind, even if I didn’t like it. Days later…I did like it. So you never know what you might end up liking, even if it’s rubbish from the start which is why I say, “Do something you think you would never like.”

Well, any questions? Good.

Signing off,
Vun Vun